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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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Mar 31, 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 Legion legacy loot, Stormwind Horrific Vision, Hotfixes, 100% Increased Experience Gain and everything else going on around Azeroth!

Episode #382: Legion's gone Legacy! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – World Quest Bonus Event
  • 8.3 World Boss – Grand Empress Shek’zara
  • Nazjatar World Boss – Ulmath, the Soulbinder
  • Mythic+ Affixes – Fortified/Sanguine/Grievous/Awakened
  • Call to Arms – Stormsong Valley, Mechagon and Vale
  • Island Expeditions
    • Un’gol Ruins (Hozen)
    • Whispering Reef (Murloc)
    • Jorundall (Kvaldir)
  • Island Salvage Caches
    • Crestfall
    • Rotting Mire
    • Skittering Hollow
    • Elemental
  • Horrific Vision - Stormwind
  • PvP Brawl - Comp Stomp
  • March of the Tadpoles - Sunday April 5th!
  • Darkmoon Faire - Sunday April 5th to Saturday April 11th.
  • Hotfixes
  • MDI Going Remote
  • Legion Legacy Loot
  • 100% Experience Buff
  • Catching up at 120 Blog Post
  • 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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Mar 24, 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 Masks for the Orgrimmar Horrific Visions, Hotfixes, 100% Increased Experience Gain and everything else going on around Azeroth!

Episode #381: Now with 100% More Experience! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Arena Skirmish Bonus Event
  • 8.3 World Boss – Vuk’laz the Earthbreaker
  • Nazjatar World Boss – Wekemara
  • Mythic+ Affixes –Tyrannical/Raging/Explosive/Awakened
  • Call to Arms – Vol’dun, Nazjatar and Uldum
  • Island Expeditions
    • Rotting Mire (Saurok)
    • Snowblossom Village (Virmen)
    • Crestfall (Dragonkin)
  • Island Salvage Caches
    • Molten Cay
    • Un’gol Ruins
    • Verdant Wilds
    • Venture Co.
  • Horrific Vision - Orgrimmar
  • PvP Brawl - Classic Ashran
  • Hotfixes
  • More Flexibility with Essences
  • 100% Experience Buff
  • Catching up at 120 Blog Post
  • 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!

Mar 17, 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 Stormwind Horrifioc Visions, hotfixes, Account Wide Essences, 100% Corrupted Gear and everything else going on around Azeroth!

Episode #380: Account Wide Essences! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Wrath of the Lich King Timewalking
  • 8.3 World Boss – Grand Empress Shek’zara
  • Nazjatar World Boss – Ulmath, the Soulbinder
  • Mythic+ Affixes – Fortified/Bolstering/Grievous/Awakened
  • Call to Arms – Drustvar, Mechagon and Vale of Eternal Blossoms
  • Island Expeditions
    • Skittering Hollow (Troggs)
    • Dread Chain (Mogu)
    • Verdant Wilds (Keepers)
  • Island Salvage Caches
    • Havenswood
    • Jorundall
    • Snowblossom
  • Horrific Vision - Stormwind
  • Un'Goro Madness - March 17th to 19th
  • Trial of Style - March 20 to 24th
  • Hotfixes
  • Horrific Vision gear will always corrupt!
  • Malefic Cores
  • Account wide Essences!
  • 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!

Mar 10, 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 final wing of the Ny'alotha raid and discuss everything else going on around Azeroth!

Episode #379: The Waking Dream! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Pet Battle Bonus Event
  • 8.3 World Boss – Vuk’laz the Earthbreaker
  • Nazjatar World Boss – Wekemara
  • Mythic+ Affixes – Tyrannical/Bursting/Skittish/Awakened
  • Call to Arms – Zuldazar/Nazjatar/Uldum
  • Island Expeditions
      • Molten Cay (Trolls)
      • Un’gol Ruins (Quillboar)
      • Havenswood (Worgen)
    • Salvage Vendor
      • Dread Chain
      • Rotting Mir
      • Whispering Reef
  • Horrific Vision - Orgrimmar
  • Un’Goro Madness Micro Holiday March 17th to March 19th
  • Trial of Style March 20th to March 24th
  • Ny'alotha Wing 4 is now live!
  • 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!

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!

Mar 4, 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 Raid tuning, MDI and AWC Signups, hotfixes and everything else going on around Azeroth!

Episode #378: MDI and AWC Signups! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Battle for Azeroth Dungeon Event
  • 8.3 World Boss – Grand Empress Shek’zara
  • Nazjatar World Boss – Ulmath, the Soulbinder
  • Mythic+ Affixes – Fortified/Teeming/Quaking/Awakened
  • Call to Arms – Tiragarde Sound, Mechagon and Vale of Eternal Blossoms
  • Island Expeditions
    • Whispering Reef (Murlocs)
    • Snowblossom Village (Mantid)
    • Crestfall (Orcs)
  • Island Salvage Caches
    • Crestfall
    • Molten Cay
    • Un’gol Ruins
    • Venture Co.
  • Horrific Vision - Stormwind
  • PvP Brawl - Southshore vs. Tarren Mill
  • Darkmoon Faire on until March 7th
  • Hotfixes
  • MDI and AWC Signups Now Open
  • 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!

Mar 3, 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 February 2020 Patron Q&A!

Episode #377: February Patron Q&A! is ready for Download!

  • Our server rankings have been progressively getting better this entire expansion, are raids getting easier or are we getting better? Do you feel like there are less raid teams as we get deeper into the expansion and that is affecting it?
  • What are your highlights and lowlights for this expansion?
  • Hey fellas... after 6 or so weeks in nya’lotha what do you think of the corruption system. I personally find it frustrating that some classes having these great (infinite stars) guaranteed weapons available while the rest rely on rng ( <——- self serving boomie complaint). Also your thoughts on how light the loot table has seems to have been constructed and how that could effect replay value.
  • Call in show question: Now that this xpac is done, what what do you think are its biggest successes and failures?
  • My question is this: if you could remove one zone from the map forever what would it be? And is there an area in Warcraft lore you would like to explore as a WoW area?
  • Rank the mythic plus seasonal affixes best to worst, and explain why?

 

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!

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