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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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Jul 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 do their audio guide for the second wing of Eternal Palace! They talk Reputation Rewards, AWC, Islands and everything else going on around Azeroth!

Episode #340: Eternal Palace, Depths of the Devoted! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – World Quest Bonus Event
  • World Boss – T’Zane
  • Nazjatar World Boss – Wekemara
  • Mythic+ Affixes – Tyrannical/Teeming/Volcanic/Beguiling
  • Call to Arms – Nazmir and Nazjatar
  • Island Expeditions
    • Un’gol Ruins with Pygmies
    • Snowblossom Village with Virmen
    • Crestfall with Dragonkin
    • Rabbit Charm Week!
  • The Eternal Palace Raid: Raid Finder Wing 2 Now Available!
  • Micro-Holiday: Kirin Tor Tavern Crawl - July 31st
  • Darkmoon Faire - August 4th to 10th
  • AWC
  • 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!

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Jul 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 June Patron Q&A!

Episode #339: July Patron Q&A! is ready for Download! What's New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • What are your thoughts on a soft level cap for expansions? For example in BFA level cap of 115 until patch 8.2 and then 120 until end of expansion. Do you think this would help with some of the problems of over gearing or at least allowing them more wiggle room for how it scales up.
  • How do you guys see how the development of the game's infrastructure/tools so to speak influences community and in turn raid/guild commitment?
  • What do you guys think about merging the factions?
  • I managed to finally get a ticket to blizzcon this year and it will be the first time I’ve ever been to a con of any sort or even out of Canada on my own. What advice do you have for a terrified first timer con goes?
  • What do you both think about the pacing of Essence unlocks?
  • What's your current neck level and when do you anticipate hitting 65?
  • Jason, do you think you will have AOTC before all level 3 essences?
    • Spencer, do you think you will have Cutting Edge before all level 3's?
  • What percentage of the WoW player base do you think engages in WoW adjacent media? Podcasts/Twitch/Youtube etc.
  • How do you think the atmosphere around the game would change if more people were involved in the discussion surrounding the game?
  • Do you think the choice Horde has to make between Sylvannas and Thrall could have been blizzard putting out a survey for possibly changing the alliance horde dynamic in the game in future expansions?
  • What do you guys do to get into the zone for progression raiding? Any rituals or habits you find yourself doing before/during the fights?
  • Now that you've got to really sink your teeth into the essence system how are you finding it? Favorite/least favorite parts? Do you think something like this will continue post-BFA or will we likely see another system introduced?

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!

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!

Jul 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 sit down to talk Essences, Mechagon Mega Dungeon, Frank Pearce, World first race, AWC, Hotfixes and everything else going on around Azeroth!

Episode #338: Thanks Frank! 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!

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!

Jul 17, 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 do their audio guide for the first wing of Eternal Palace! They talk Beguiling affix, Mechagon Mega Dungeon, Hotfixes and everything else going on around Azeroth!

Episode #337: Eternal Palace, the Grand Reception! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Wrath of the Lich King Timewalking
  • World Boss – Ji’arak
  • Nazjatar World Boss – Wekemara
  • Mythic+ Affixes – Tyrannical/Raging/Explosive/Beguiling
  • Call to Arms – Vol’dun and Nazjatar
  • Island Expeditions
    • Un’gol Ruins with Pygmies
    • Snowblossom Village with Virmen
    • Crestfall with Dragonkin
  • The Eternal Palace Raid: Mythic and Raid Finder Wing 1 Now Available!
  • PvP Brawl - The Debut of Classic Ashran
  • Micro-Holiday: Auction House Dance Party - July 22nd
  • World First Raid Blog
  • Hotfixes
  • 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!

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!

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!

Jul 10, 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 about the first week of Season 3, Hotfixes, MDI Summer, New World Boss and everything else going on around Azeroth!

Episode #336: Season 3 is here! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Pet Battle Bonus Event
  • World Boss – Azurethos, The Winged Typhoon
  • Nazjatar World Boss – Ulmath, the Soulbinder
  • Mythic+ Affixes – Fortified/Bolstering/Grievous/Beguiling
  • Call to Arms – Drustvar and Mechagon
  • Island Expeditions
    • Dread Chain with Mogu
    • Verdant Wilds with Druids
    • Snowblossom Village with Mantid
  • PvP Brawl - Packed House!
  • Season 3!
  • Darkmoon Faire - July 7th to July 13th
  • Hotfixes
  • MDI Summer!
  • 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!

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!

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!

Jul 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 about the first week of 8.2, Hotfixes, Fireworks, the Sylverian Dreamer mount and everything else going on around Azeroth!

Episode #335: The first week of 8.2! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Battle for Azeroth Dungeon Event
  • World Boss – Dunegorger Kraulok
  • Mythic+ Affixes – Tyrannical/Bursting/Skittish/Reaping
  • Call to Arms – Zuldazar and Nazjatar
  • Island Expeditions
    • Molten Cay with Trolls
    • Un’gol Ruins with Quillboar
    • Snowblossom Village with Mogu
  • Midsummer Fire Festival - June 21st to July 5th
  • Fireworks Spectacular - July 4th to July 5th
  • Darkmoon Faire - July 7th to July 13th
  • Hotfixes
  • Battle of Nazjatar changes
  • Sylverian Dreamer Mount
  • 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!

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!

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!

Jul 2, 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 June Patron Q&A!

Episode #334: June Patron Q&A! is ready for Download!

What's New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • How do we feel about the body guard system?
  • What’s our view on recruitment vetting for heroic raiding?
  • What was our favourite boss from BoDA?
  • What’s your most anticipated boss from the Azshara raid?
  • What are our thoughts on the Baine scenario?
  • Where are we going after this?
  • Do you think Sylvannas becomes a raid encounter?
  • What is your favorite zone in WoW? Mine would be Nagrand. Fond memories of idly skinning my way through critters while talking in guild chat. Lovely zone. BC Nagrand, to be specific.
  • What do you think is the most outlandish/time intensive thing you wish you'd done prior to the patch that you didn't get to?
  • So I'm barely into Nazjatar right now -- don't even have a follower to level 3 -- but at this point I've gotten two pieces of benthic gear that I've been able to upgrade to 410. Any impressions / opinions about how that gearing system is/isn't delivering for people?
  • I want Vulpera as an allied race more than I want world peace, but I have a weird feeling that we're going to get Gilgoblins.
  • I would really like to know how many hours per week you guys play WoW. It seems like it is a lot more than I do. But I am curious.
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