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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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Jan 29, 2020

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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 guide to the first wing of the Ny'alotha raid, discuss hotfixes to 8.3 and everything else going on around Azeroth!

Episode #372: Vision of Destiny! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Warlords of Draenor Timewalking
  • 8.3 World Boss – Vuk’laz the Earthbreaker
  • Nazjatar World Boss – Wekemara
  • Mythic+ Affixes – Tyrannical/Bursting/Necrotic /Awakened
  • Call to Arms – Zuldazar/Nazjatar/Uldum
  • Island Expeditions
    • Dread Chain (Mogu) 
      • Rotting Mire (Jinyu) 
      • Whispering Reef (Murlocs)
    • Salvage Vendor
      • Crestfall 
      • Jorundall 
      • Verdant Wilds
  • Horrific Vision - Orgrimmar
  • PvP Brawl - Warsong Scramble
  • Lunar Festival - Live until February 7th
  • Season 4 Reminders
  • Hotfixes
  • Ny'Alotha LFR wing 1 is now live!
  • 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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Jan 28, 2020
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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 January 2020 Patron Q&A!

Episode #371: January Patron Q&A! is ready for Download!

  • I have been working on the 8.3 content and I find Horrific Visions very confusing. It has taken me a bit to figure out what you are supposed to do to level your cloak and I have only figured that out because I have found help from others. Even listening to your show, that has a lot of helpful information, I did not know that when you get to level 5 on your cloak that you do NOT have to kill the main boss in the vision and that you only have to clear half of the vision to level your cloak (at least that is my understanding haven't done it yet). I can't believe I am the only person having trouble with this. My question is, does Blizz make these things too complicated for the average person? I do not wish to spend my precious game time looking for answers on the internet. It is one reason I listen to you guys so I can get information in the car. I belong to a guild and have run the new raid once, so I do have a support group. For those that don't I can't imagine what they are going through. I always feel Blizz caters to the upper most group of players. I listen to the two of you and I know I am not on your level and I think I am doing better than most. What does a new player coming into the game think? One last comment, I like time gating. I think people rush through the game too much and if Blizz has to protect them from themselves I don't have a problem with it. I get upset when people say they have nothing to do. I always have something to do.
  • Hey fellas a 2 parter for you. What are your thoughts on the 2 revamped zones and the way they decided to rotate the active zone within the zone each week (bugs and spawns aside). And for Spencer..... how would you approach getting your Raid Leader to funnel all the gear to his not so cleverly named boomkin?
  • Good evening guys, my question is: what is your first impression of Corrupted gear compared to Benthic, and how would you feel if in Shadowlands instead of WF/TF we had unique seasonal gear traits that reflected the content of each patch?
  • What are the first things I should do on my fresh korraks Revenge alt? I'm talking still in all heirlooms? Gotta do war campaign? Straight to Naz questline to upgrade neck? Or can I skip to 8.3 questchain now?
  • Have you guys gotten into M+ with the new affix? What are your first impressions, and can you offer any tips?
  • Spencer: What is your neck level ( be honest) and what is your pace via your routine this current season? Jason: As a Damage dealer myself, the fancy boosts are incentives to chase after the new corruption gear. As a main tank ( and again this is only your first impression) how does corruption gear feel as a main tank?

 

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! 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! Look Human is an apparel company with 100,000 unique and fun designs so you can express your unique identity. Whether you are a gamer, movie nerd, science geek, fitness nut, or just want to show off your general weird self... Use our promo code 'spazbot' to get ANY t-Shirt for 14.99! For some shirts that is nearly 50% their retail price. Holy Crap Balls. So, what are you waiting for? Go be you, and LOOK HUMAN today! Shop LookHUMAN Today!

Jan 22, 2020

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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 discuss our first impressions of 8.3, the start of season 4, Squeakers the mount and everything else going on around Azeroth!

Episode #370: 8.3 First Impressions! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Pet Battle Bonus Event
  • 8.3 World Boss – Grand Empress Shek’zara
  • Nazjatar World Boss – Ulmath, the Soulbinder
  • Mythic+ Affixes – Fortified/Bolstering/Skittish/Awakened
  • Call to Arms – Tiragarde Sound, Mechagon and Vale of Eternal Blossoms
  • Island Expeditions
    • Molten Cay (Ogres)
    • Skittering Hollow (Nerubians)
    • Crestfall (Dragonkin)
  • Island Salvage Caches
    • Dread Chain
    • Snowblossom
    • Un’Gol Ruins
    • Venture Co.
  • Horrific Vision - Stormwind
  • PvP Brawl - Warsong Scramble
  • Call of the Scarab - January 21st to 23rd
  • Lunar Festival - January 24th to February 7th
  • Hotfixes
  • Horrific Vision Rewards
  • War Mode World Quest Issues
  • Auction House missing mail
  • Season 4 Begins!
  • Squeakers the Trickster 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!

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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! Visit them today by clicking the banner below! REMEMBER TO CLICK THE BANNER BELOW!

Look Human is an apparel company with 100,000 unique and fun designs so you can express your unique identity. Whether you are a gamer, movie nerd, science geek, fitness nut, or just want to show off your general weird self... Use our promo code 'spazbot' to get ANY t-Shirt for 14.99! For some shirts that is nearly 50% their retail price. Holy Crap Balls. So, what are you waiting for? Go be you, and LOOK HUMAN today!

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Jan 13, 2020

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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 with Sloot to discuss what you need to know going into 8.3! Horrific Visions, Assaults, the new legendary, we discuss it all and of course everything else going on around Azeroth!

Episode #369: How to 8.3, with Sloot! 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!

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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! Visit them today by clicking the banner below! REMEMBER TO CLICK THE BANNER BELOW!

Look Human is an apparel company with 100,000 unique and fun designs so you can express your unique identity. Whether you are a gamer, movie nerd, science geek, fitness nut, or just want to show off your general weird self... Use our promo code 'spazbot' to get ANY t-Shirt for 14.99! For some shirts that is nearly 50% their retail price. Holy Crap Balls. So, what are you waiting for? Go be you, and LOOK HUMAN today!

 

Jan 8, 2020

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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 discuss Season 3 PvP ending a bit early, what you should do this week before 8.3 and everything else going on around Azeroth!

Episode #368: Goodbye 8.2.5! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Battleground Bonus Event
  • World Boss – Hailstone Construct
  • Nazjatar World Boss – Ulmath, the Soulbinder
  • Mythic+ Affixes – Fortified/Sanguine/Grievous/Beguiling(Enchanted)
  • Call to Arms – Stormsong Valley and Mechagon
  • Island Expeditions
    • Un’gol Ruins with Quillboar
    • Snowblossom Village with Mogu
    • Crestfall with Pirates
  • Darkmoon Faire January 5th to 11th
  • BFA Season 3 PvP Issue
  • BFA Season 3 Ends Next Week!
  • 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!

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!

Look Human is an apparel company with 100,000 unique and fun designs so you can express your unique identity. Whether you are a gamer, movie nerd, science geek, fitness nut, or just want to show off your general weird self... Use our promo code 'spazbot' to get ANY t-Shirt for 14.99! For some shirts that is nearly 50% their retail price. Holy Crap Balls. So, what are you waiting for? Go be you, and LOOK HUMAN today!

Shop LookHUMAN Today!

Jan 1, 2020

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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 discuss the 2019 in review, your questions and everything else going on around Azeroth!

Episode #367: Farewell 2019! 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! Visit them today by clicking the banner below! REMEMBER TO CLICK THE BANNER BELOW!

Look Human is an apparel company with 100,000 unique and fun designs so you can express your unique identity. Whether you are a gamer, movie nerd, science geek, fitness nut, or just want to show off your general weird self... Use our promo code 'spazbot' to get ANY t-Shirt for 14.99! For some shirts that is nearly 50% their retail price. Holy Crap Balls. So, what are you waiting for? Go be you, and LOOK HUMAN today!

Shop LookHUMAN Today!

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