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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: April, 2019
Apr 30, 2019

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

On this weeks episode! Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas talk Hotfixes, Bans, Blue Posts, BlizzCon 2019 and everything else going on around Azeroth!

Episode #323: There will be a BlizzCon! is ready for Download!

What's New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event - Mists of Pandaria Timewalking
  • World Boss - Hailstone Construct
  • Mythic+ Affixes - Fortified/Teeming/Explosive/Reaping
  • Call to Arms - Stormsong Valley
  • Island Expeditions
    • Un’gol Ruins (Troggs)
    • Verdant Wilds (Druids)
    • Jorundall (Kvaldir)
  • MDI West Cup #3
  • PvP Brawl - Gravity Lapse
  • Children’s Week - May 2nd to 9th
  • Micro-Holiday - Volunteer Guard Day - April 28th
  • Darkmoon Faire - May 5th to 11th
  • Hotfixes
  • Bans
  • Warcraft esports at BlizzCon 2019
  • and much more!

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!

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Apr 29, 2019

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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 April Patron Q&A!

Episode #322: April Patron Q&A! is ready for Download!

What's New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • What is our early expansion eight speculation?
  • What would you like to see removed or dialed back as far as loot goes?
  • What is your go to game during server maintenance?
  • Any chance we see Baine as Warchief in the next expansion or two?
  • If Golf were a thing in the World of Warcraft, who would be the top golfer?
  • What if we woke up in WoW and remember who we were but also everything our character new and could be any class and race combo we wanted, what would be be and what would we do?
  • Would we ever consider reading Patron raid team recruitment messages at the end of our show?

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!

Apr 23, 2019

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

On this weeks episode! Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas talk Crucible of Storms bosses, MDI, Blue Posts and everything else going on around Azeroth!

Episode #321: Crucible of Storms! is ready for Download!

What's New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event - World Quest Bonus Event
  • World Boss - Azurethos, The Winged Typhoon
  • Mythic+ Affixes - Tyrannical/Raging/Volcanic/Reaping
  • Call to Arms - Vol’dun
  • Island Expeditions
    • Un’gol Ruins (Quillboar)
    • Verdant Wilds (Furbolg)
    • Jorundall (Vrykul)
  • MDI East Cup #2
  • PvP Brawl - Arathi Blizzard
  • Noblegarden
  • Micro-Holiday - Volunteer Guard Day - April 28th
  • item level increase!
  • Hotfixes
  • Crucible of Storms LFR & Mythic Launch!
  • and much more!

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!

Apr 17, 2019

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

On this weeks episode! Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas talk the launch of Crucible of Storms, 8.2 Preview, Ion in Forbes and everything else going on around Azeroth!

Episode #320: 8.2 Preview! 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!

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is shirts-1.jpg


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!

Apr 9, 2019

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

On this weeks episode! Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas talk MDI, Blue posts, 8.2 previews and everything else going on around Azeroth!

Episode #319: Boomkin Turducken?! 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!

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is shirts-1.jpg


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!

Apr 3, 2019

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

On this weeks episode! Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas talk MDI, blue posts and everything else going on around Azeroth!

Episode #318: They can't dance if they want to! 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!

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is shirts-1.jpg


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!

Apr 1, 2019

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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 March Patron Q&A!

Episode #317: March Patron Q&A! is ready for Download!

What's New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • If they were going to make another warcraft movie starring your main character then what actor should play you?
  • Do y'all think we will get another new zone after nazjatar ala argus after the broken isles or just nazjatar?
  • We heard a couple weeks ago about some of Spencer’s early infamy with TSZ. Can you share something interesting or amusing from before you were a co-host?
  • If WoW ever went away from the trinity of heal/tank/DPS, what current DPS spec do you think you’d play?
  • I got back into WoW something like 2 month ago after being absent for about 5 to 6 years with the occasional I play a month whenever a new expansion hits. My main reason for coming back was a colleague of mine who wanted somebody to play the game with because he only started playing wow as a new player back in august and leveled up to 120 starting from 1 and without boost. One of our main problems that we keep running into is that I just use the weird WoW slang that we all do like HOT, DOT, BOE and so on. Since he never played a similar game before he lacks those terms which keeps being problem whenever I explain a new strat at an encounter. Do you guys know some good resource to read or watch to get a basic terminology down? And also how would you try to get really new people without a ton of experience into PvE?
  • Instead of a heart of azeroth, what do you guys think each class would have as special power item? IE shamans would have "artifact" totems, hunters would have "artifact" pets. Your opinions on this idea and what other special items you think would fit the theory crafting.
  • With us getting to the end of this tier, what did you think of it?
  • Any tips for Mythic Mekkatorque?
  • What’s your prefered gaming chairs and headsets?

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!

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is shirts-1.jpg


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!

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