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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 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 discuss the Azeroth's Champion title, what's going away with Shadowlands, AQ launch in Classic and everything else going on around Azeroth!

Episode #402: What to do before 8.3! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Battle for Azeroth Dungeon Event
  • 8.3 World Boss – Vuk’laz the Earthbreaker
  • Nazjatar World Boss – Wekemara
  • Mythic+ Affixes – Fortified/Sanguine/Quaking/Awakened
  • Call to Arms – Vol’dun, Nazjatar and Uldum
  • PvP Brawl - Classic Ashran
  • Island Expeditions
    • Dread Chain (Kvaldir)
    • Molten Cay (Trolls)
    • Havenswood (Worgen)
  • Island Salvage Caches
    • Dread Chain
    • Jorundall
    • Whispering Reef
  • Horrific Vision - Orgrimmar
  • Darkmoon Faire - August 2nd to 8th
  • Micro-Holiday: Kirin Tor Tavern Crawl - July 31st
  • Corruption Vendor Schedule, week of July 28th
    • Rotation 5
      • Twisted Appendage I (10 Corruption)
      • Expedient I (10 Corruption)
      • Echoing Void II (35 Corruption)
      • Racing Pulse II (20 Corruption)
      • Infinite Stars III (75 Corruption)
      • Severe III (20 Corruption)
    • Rotation 6
      • Strikethrough I (10 Corruption)
      • Racing Pulse I (15 Corruption)
      • Void Ritual II (35 Corruption)
      • Surging Vitality II (20 Corruption)
      • Twilight Devastation III (75 Corruption)
      • Masterful III (20 Corruption)
      • Avoidant I (8 Corruption)
  • Realm Connections Update
  • Time Runs Short: Battle for Azeroth
  • WoW Classic: The Ahn’Qiraj War Effort Begins July 28
  • AQ Expectations
  • Shadowlands Roundup
  • PvP Medallion Trinkets In Shadowlands
  • 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!

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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!

Shop LookHUMAN Today!

Jul 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 Gold Sales, Shadowlands Beta and everything else going on around Azeroth!

Episode #401: Shadowlands Beta! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Battleground Bonus Event
  • Weekly Event - Warlords of Draenor Timewalking
  • 8.3 World Boss – Grand Empress Shek’zara
  • Nazjatar World Boss – Ulmath, the Soulbinder
  • Mythic+ Affixes – Fortified/Sanguine/Quaking/Awakened
  • Call to Arms – Drustvar, Mechagon and Vale of Eternal Blossoms
  • PvP Brawl - Packed House
  • Island Expeditions
    • Dread Chain (Trolls)
    • Molten Cay (Other Trolls)
    • Verdant Wilds (Druids)
  • Island Salvage Caches
    • Dread Chain
    • Havenswood
    • Jorundall
  • Horrific Vision - Stormwind
  • Micro-Holiday: Auction House Dance Party - July 22nd
  • Corruption Vendor Schedule, week of July 21st
    • Rotation 3
      • Infinite Stars 1 (20 Corruption)
      • Glimpse of Clarity (15 Corruption)
      • Surging Vitality 1 (15 Corruption)
      • Severe 2 (15 Corruption)
      • Siphoner 3 (45 Corruption)
      • Racing Pulse 3 (35 Corruption)
      • Avoidant 3 (16 Corruption)
    • Rotation 4
      • Siphoner 1 (17 Corruption)
      • Severe 1 (10 Corruption)
      • Twilight Devastation 2 (50 Corruption)
      • Expedient 2 (15 Corruption)
      • Strikethrough 3 (20 Corruption)
      • Honed Mind 3 (35 Corruption)
  • No Beta Keys for Shadowlands
  • Raid Testing Schedule
  • Gladiator Mounts In Shadowlands
  • Conduit Destruction in Shadowlands
  • Shadowlands Beta Signups
  • Addons Now Usable In Shadowlands Beta
  • Realm Connections – July 23
  • Shadows Rising Now Available
  • 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!

Jul 15, 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 interview Josh Allen about how he got started in WoW, discuss the MDI Grand Finals, Shadowlands announcements and everything else going on around Azeroth!

Episode #400: Celebrating 400 with Josh Allen! 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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Jul 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 the Classic Summer Bowl, Realm Connections, Classic AQ Patch and everything else going on around Azeroth!

Episode #399: Realm Connections! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Cataclysm Timewalking
  • Weekly Event - World Quest 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
  • PvP Brawl - Southshore vs. Tarren Mill
  • Island Expeditions
    • Dread Chain (Trolls)
    • Molten Cay (Other Trolls)
    • Verdant Wilds (Druids)
  • Island Salvage Caches
    • Dread Chain
    • Havenswood
    • Jorundall
  • Horrific Vision - Stormwind
  • Darkmooon Faire - on now until July 11th
  • Micro-Holiday: Luminous Luminaries
  • Corruption Vendor Schedule, week of June 30th
    • Rotation 7
      • Echoing Void 1 (25 Corruption)
      • Versatile 1 (10 Corruption)
      • Infinite Stars 2 (50 Corruption) 
      • Honed Mind 2 (20 Corruption)
      • Void Ritual 3 (66 Corruption)
      • Deadly Momentum 3 (35 Corruption)
      • Gushing Wound (15 Corruption)
    • Rotation 8
      • Twilight Devastation 1 (25 Corruption)
      • Deadly Momentum 1 (15 Corruption)
      • Twisted Appendage 2 (35 Corruption)
      • Versatile 2 (15 Corruption)
      • Echoing Void 3 (60 Corruption)
      • Surging Vitality 3 (35 Corruption)
  • Classic Summer Bowl Finals
  • Shadowlands Announcement Date
  • MDI Global Finals
  • New Realm Connections are Under Way
  • Classic Patch 1.13.5 Highlights
  • WoW Classic Nature-Resist Gear
  • Realm Transfers and the AQ Event
  • Actions Taken Against Exploitation – July 1 Update
  • 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!

Jul 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 change needed in the community, the big ban wave, professions in Shadowlands and everything else going on around Azeroth!

Episode #398: Your voice matters! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Wrath of the Lich King Timewalking
  • Weekly Event - Arena Skirmish Bonus Event
  • 8.3 World Boss – Vuk’laz the Earthbreaker
  • Nazjatar World Boss – Wekemara
  • Mythic+ Affixes – Tyrannical/Teeming/Volcanic/Awakened
  • Call to Arms – Nazmir, Nazjatar and Uldum
  • Island Expeditions
    • Rotting Mire (Pirates)
    • Whispering Reef (Makrura)
    • Havenswood (Worgen)
  • Island Salvage Caches
    • Crestfall
    • Verdant Wilds
    • Whispering Reef
  • Horrific Vision - Orgrimmar
  • Vendor Schedule, week of June 30th
    • Rotation 5
      • Twisted Appendage (10 Corruption)
      • Expedient I (10 Corruption)
      • Echoing Void II (35 Corruption)
      • Racing Pulse II (20 Corruption)
      • Infinite Stars III (75 Corruption)
      • Severe III (20 Corruption)
    • Rotation 6
      • Strikethrough I (10 Corruption)
      • Racing Pulse I (15 Corruption)
      • Void Ritual II (35 Corruption)
      • Surging Vitality II (20 Corruption)
      • Twilight Devastation III (75 Corruption)
      • Masterful III (20 Corruption)
      • Avoidant I (8 Corruption)
  • Midsummer Fire Festival June 21st to July 5th
  • Shadowlands Announcement Date
  • Faster Legendary Cloak Uopgrades
  • Professions in Shadowlands
  • Actions Taken To Address Exploitative Gameplay
  • 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!

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