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The Starting Zone: The World of Warcraft Podcast!

The Starting Zone is The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players! Hosted by Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas, it includes content for players of all skill and experience levels. So whether you enjoy World of Warcraft raiding, PvP, or are rolling a toon for the very first time, we think you’ll really enjoy The Starting Zone: The World of Warcraft Podcast! The show started in 2009 with co-hosts Jesse Kobayashi and Mick Montgomery sharing helpful tips on how to play World of Warcraft. The show was very popular in its first year cracking the top 20 iTunes podcasts for World of Warcraft while also being featured in the New and Notable section upon its debut! Currently The Starting Zone is the top World of Warcraft podcasts on iTunes and enjoying its largest subscription rate to date!
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Now displaying: December, 2018
Dec 25, 2018

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas sit down to talk the latest goings-on in and around the World of Warcraft!

Episode #301: Happy Holidays! is ready for Download!

What's New this Week in World of Warcraft!

Have you heard about our Patreon? It’s a great way to support the show and goes towards making more content for you! Check it out here: https://www.patreon.com/thestartingzone

Looking for to grab some great TSZ merch? Look no further than here!

We've got the shirts, hoodies, mugs, pillows even stickers you want!


The Starting Zone is produced by Spazbot Studios, Good Shows by Good People Visit them today!

Are you looking for some AWESOME DEALS?!? Want to support our shows & Spazbot Studios? Well, you clicked on the right web page! We have some great deals lined up for you below, so check them out! Any purchase you make using the links & coupons below helps support our show!

We have partnered with Jinx.com to bring you an AWESOME DEAL! Use the PROMO CODE “SPAZBOT” at checkout to get 15% off your NEXT purchase! That’s right, 15% off your next purchase of any order of $120.00 or LESS! What are you waiting for? Jinx makes shirts, hoodies, heck, even socks emblazoned with the LOGO of your FAVORITE Game!

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Dec 23, 2018

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Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas sit down to talk with our Patrons about what's on their minds for the second part of our December Patron Q&A!

 

Episode #300: December Patron Q&A Part 2! is ready for Download!

What's New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Any class we don’t like playing in WoW?
  • I’m not feeling burned out at the moment, I like the grind, are you guys feeling that?
  • What class benefitted the most from changes going into BfA?
  • Have we noticed fire mage is becoming a less played spec?
  • Darkshore warfront topic
  • Joke - What is red and smell like blue paint?
  • As content creators for a game we all “hopefully” enjoy playing still… What’s your take on some of the other content creators negative outlooks on the current state/future of the game? Do you feel there’s any merit to it? Are you concerned with the current state of the game and it’s future?
  • The longer I play WoW the more and more jaded cynicism I see from players in the game. What do you guys do to combat that encroaching cynicism, or, are you just naturally the cheerful little lovebugs we hear every week.
  • Do you have any in game WoW Christmas/Winter’s Veil traditions? Do you open your WoW presents on Christmas Day? Do you participate in all that Winters Veil has to offer? Also, what are some real life holiday traditions for you and your family?
  • In the past Jason mentioned "getting what you out what you put into the game" that was great advice during legion (as a tank - helping people in m+ and other content was great) that isn't the case anymore. How can we do the same thing in BFA? Yesterday I could barely get a PUG group through M0.

Have you heard about our Patreon? It’s a great way to support the show and goes towards making more content for you! Check it out here: https://www.patreon.com/thestartingzone

Looking for to grab some great TSZ merch? Look no further than here!

We've got the shirts, hoodies, mugs, pillows even stickers you want!

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The Starting Zone is produced by Spazbot Studios, Good Shows by Good People Visit them today!

Are you looking for some AWESOME DEALS?!? Want to support our shows & Spazbot Studios? Well, you clicked on the right web page! We have some great deals lined up for you below, so check them out! Any purchase you make using the links & coupons below helps support our show!

We have partnered with Jinx.com to bring you an AWESOME DEAL! Use the PROMO CODE “SPAZBOT” at checkout to get 15% off your NEXT purchase! That’s right, 15% off your next purchase of any order of $120.00 or LESS! What are you waiting for? Jinx makes shirts, hoodies, heck, even socks emblazoned with the LOGO of your FAVORITE Game!

Gunnar Optiks Provide Killer Gaming Eyewear! Help Fight off Fatigue and stay in the fight even longer! Use the promo code SPAZBOT at checkout for 10% off your entire purchase!

Dec 19, 2018
 
 
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Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

 
 
Episode #299: Tides Impressions and Dev Q&A! is ready for Download!
 
 
 
 
 
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The Starting Zone is produced by Spazbot Studios, Good Shows by Good People Visit them today!

Are you looking for some AWESOME DEALS?!? Want to support our shows & Spazbot Studios? Well, you clicked on the right web page! We have some great deals lined up for you below, so check them out! Any purchase you make using the links & coupons below helps support our show!

We have partnered with Jinx.com to bring you an AWESOME DEAL! Use the PROMO CODE “SPAZBOT” at checkout to get 15% off your NEXT purchase! That’s right, 15% off your next purchase of any order of $120.00 or LESS! What are you waiting for? Jinx makes shirts, hoodies, heck, even socks emblazoned with the LOGO of your FAVORITE Game!

Gunnar Optiks Provide Killer Gaming Eyewear! Help Fight off Fatigue and stay in the fight even longer! Use the promo code SPAZBOT at checkout for 10% off your entire purchase!

Dec 12, 2018

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas sit down to talk the latest goings-on in and around the World of Warcraft!

Episode #298: It's Tidesday! is ready for Download!

What's New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event - Battleground Bonus Event
  • World Boss - Azurethos
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Have you heard about our Patreon? It’s a great way to support the show and goes towards making more content for you! Check it out here: https://www.patreon.com/thestartingzone

Looking for to grab some great TSZ merch? Look no further than here!
We've got the shirts, hoodies, mugs, pillows even stickers you want!
 

 
The Starting Zone is produced by Spazbot Studios, Good Shows by Good People Visit them today!
Are you looking for some AWESOME DEALS?!? Want to support our shows & Spazbot Studios? Well, you clicked on the right web page! We have some great deals lined up for you below, so check them out! Any purchase you make using the links & coupons below helps support our show!
We have partnered with Jinx.com to bring you an AWESOME DEAL! Use the PROMO CODE “SPAZBOT” at checkout to get 15% off your NEXT purchase! That’s right, 15% off your next purchase of any order of $120.00 or LESS! What are you waiting for? Jinx makes shirts, hoodies, heck, even socks emblazoned with the LOGO of your FAVORITE Game! Visit them today by clicking the banner below! REMEMBER TO CLICK THE BANNER BELOW!
Jinx makes shirts, hoodies, heck, even socks emblazoned with the LOGO of your FAVORITE Game!
Gunnar Optiks Provide Killer Gaming Eyewear! Help Fight off Fatigue and stay in the fight even longer! They even have Heroes of the Storm licensed Eye Wear (if you're into that kind of thing! Use the promo code SPAZBOT at checkout for 10% off your entire purchase!
Gunnar Optiks Provide Killer Gaming Eyewear! Help Fight off Fatigue and stay in the fight even longer!

Dec 7, 2018

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas sit down to talk the latest goings-on in and around the World of Warcraft!

 

The Starting Zone has a Patreon, check it out over at Patreon.com/thestartingzone !

 

Episode #297: November 2018 Live Call in Show! is ready for Download!

Questions we covered today!

  • What are our favourite mounts for cruising around on?
  • How do we approach Raider performance, do we look at logs or meters?
  • Do we think BfA burnout is happening and it is happening sooner than Legion?
  • What is keeping us interested in playing right now?
    • What do we get a sense of accomplishment from?
  • Do you think that reworking an entire system, ie azerite gear, hurts future content that those developers would have been working on. And what do you think the effort split should be between working on keeping the current game working and building the next one.

 

Have you heard about our Patreon? It’s a great way to support the show and goes towards making more content for you! Check it out here: https://www.patreon.com/thestartingzone

Looking for to grab some great TSZ merch? Look no further than here!
We've got the shirts, hoodies, mugs, pillows even stickers you want!
 

 

The Starting Zone is produced by Spazbot Studios, Good Shows by Good People Visit them today!
Are you looking for some AWESOME DEALS?!? Want to support our shows & Spazbot Studios? Well, you clicked on the right web page! We have some great deals lined up for you below, so check them out! Any purchase you make using the links & coupons below helps support our show!
We have partnered with Jinx.com to bring you an AWESOME DEAL! Use the PROMO CODE “SPAZBOT” at checkout to get 15% off your NEXT purchase! That’s right, 15% off your next purchase of any order of $120.00 or LESS! What are you waiting for? Jinx makes shirts, hoodies, heck, even socks emblazoned with the LOGO of your FAVORITE Game! Visit them today by clicking the banner below! REMEMBER TO CLICK THE BANNER BELOW!
Dec 5, 2018

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas sit down to talk the latest goings-on in and around the World of Warcraft!

 

 

Episode #296: New Content Approaches! is ready for Download!

What's New this Week in World of Warcraft!

 

Have you heard about our Patreon? It’s a great way to support the show and goes towards making more content for you! Check it out here: https://www.patreon.com/thestartingzone

 

Looking for to grab some great TSZ merch? Look no further than here!
We've got the shirts, hoodies, mugs, pillows even stickers you want!
 

 

The Starting Zone is produced by Spazbot Studios, Good Shows by Good People Visit them today!
Are you looking for some AWESOME DEALS?!? Want to support our shows & Spazbot Studios? Well, you clicked on the right web page! We have some great deals lined up for you below, so check them out! Any purchase you make using the links & coupons below helps support our show!
We have partnered with Jinx.com to bring you an AWESOME DEAL! Use the PROMO CODE “SPAZBOT” at checkout to get 15% off your NEXT purchase! That’s right, 15% off your next purchase of any order of $120.00 or LESS! What are you waiting for? Jinx makes shirts, hoodies, heck, even socks emblazoned with the LOGO of your FAVORITE Game! Visit them today by clicking the banner below! REMEMBER TO CLICK THE BANNER BELOW!
Jinx makes shirts, hoodies, heck, even socks emblazoned with the LOGO of your FAVORITE Game!
 
Gunnar Optiks Provide Killer Gaming Eyewear! Help Fight off Fatigue and stay in the fight even longer! They even have Heroes of the Storm licensed Eye Wear (if you're into that kind of thing! Use the promo code SPAZBOT at checkout for 10% off your entire purchase!
Gunnar Optiks Provide Killer Gaming Eyewear! Help Fight off Fatigue and stay in the fight even longer!

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