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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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Aug 26, 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 AWC week one, WoW coming to Gamescom, Shadowlands app revamp, ray-tracing and everything else going on around Azeroth!

Episode #407: WoW, now with more lights! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – World Quest Bonus Event
  • 8.3 World Boss – Vuk’laz the Earthbreaker
  • Nazjatar World Boss – Wekemara
  • Dunegorger Kraulok - ALPACA MOUNT
  • Mythic+ Affixes – Tyrannical/Bursting/Skittish/Awakened
  • Call to Arms – Zuldazar, Nazjatar and Uldum
  • Trial of Style - August 31st to September 4th
  • Island Expeditions
    • Molten Cay (Trolls)
    • Whispering Reef (Naga)
    • Crestfall (Dragonkin)
  • Island Salvage Caches
    • Dread Chain
      • Qinsho’s Eternal Hound
      • Surf Jelly
    • Crestfall
      • Twilight Avenger
      • Squawks
    • Un’gol Ruins
      • Oomgut Ritual Drum
      • Bad Mojo Banana
      • Magic Monkey Banana
    • Venture Co.
      • Various mogs and pets
  • Horrific Vision - Orgrimmar
  • Corruption Vendor Schedule, week of August 25th
    • 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)
  • AWC Circuit Week 1
  • Realm Connections – August 27
  • WoW at gamescom 2020
  • Enabling Ray-Tracing
  • A New Look for the WoW Companion App
  • WoW Classic Updates
  • 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!

Aug 19, 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 how gems are bad in PvP, beta Normal raid, the Shadowlands mission table and everything else going on around Azeroth!

Episode #406: Is Azeroth Flat? is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Arena Skirmish Bonus 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
    • Rotting Mire (Jinyu)
    • Un’gol Ruins (Hozen)
    • Snowblossom Village (Mantid)
  • Island Salvage Caches
    • Rotting Mire
    • Molten Cay
    • Verdant Wilds
  • Horrific Vision - Stormwind
  • Corruption Vendor Schedule, week of August 18th
    • Rotation 3
      • Infinite Stars 1 (20 Corruption)
      • Surging Vitality 1 (15 Corruption)
      • Glimpse of Clarity (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)
  • PvP Brawl - Deep Six
  • AWC Returns - August 22nd 1pm ET
  • Realm Connections – August 20
  • Shadowlands Preview: Adventures
  • 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!

Aug 12, 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 9.0 PTR going live, AQ bosses falling over, corruption sets and everything else going on around Azeroth!

Episode #405: 9.0 PTR is Live! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Cataclysm Timewalking
  • 8.3 World Boss – Vuk’laz the Earthbreaker
  • Nazjatar World Boss – Wekemara
  • Mythic+ Affixes – Tyrannical/Raging/Necrotic/Awakened
  • Call to Arms – Nazmir, Nazjatar and Uldum
  • Island Expeditions
    • Dread Chain (Trolls)
    • Whispering Reef (Naga)
    • Jorundall (Taunka)
  • Island Salvage Caches
    • Jorundall
    • Skittering Hollow
    • Crestfall
    • Elemental
  • Horrific Vision - Orgrimmar
  • Corruption Vendor Schedule, week of August 11th
    • Rotation 1
      • Ineffable Truth 1 (12 Corruption)
      • Honed Mind 1 (15 Corruption)
      • Strikethrough 2 (15 Corruption)
      • Masterful 2 (15 Corruption)
      • Twisted Appendage 3 (66 Corruption)
      • Expedient 3 (20 Corruption)
    • Rotation 2
      • Void Ritual 1 (15 Corruption)
      • Masterful 1 (10 Corruption)
      • Siphoner 2 (28 Corruption)
      • Deadly Momentum 2 (20 Corruption)
      • Ineffable Truth 2 (30 Corruption)
      • Versatile 3 (20 Corruption)
      • Avoidant 2 (12 Corruption)
  • Micro-Holiday - Free T-Shirt Day - August 16th
  • Wow Source Code Turns One Million
  • AQ Update
  • Realm Connections Update
  • Shadowlands Heirlooms
  • 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!

Aug 5, 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 Gallywix bans, Conduit changes, AQ Gates opening and everything else going on around Azeroth!

Episode #404: Episode Found! 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/Bursting/Volcanic/Awakened
  • Call to Arms – Stormsong Valley, Mechagon and Vale of Eternal Blossoms
  • PvP Brawl - Temple of Hotmogu
  • Island Expeditions
    • Rotting Mire (Jinyu)
    • Un’gol Ruins (Hozen)
    • Snowblossom Village (Mantid)
  • Island Salvage Caches
    • Rotting Mire
    • Molten Cay
    • Verdant Wilds
  • Horrific Vision - Stormwind
  • Darkmoon Faire - August 2nd to 8th
  • Corruption Vendor Schedule, week of August 4th
    • Rotation 7
      • Echoing Void I (25 Corruption)
      • Versatile I (10 Corruption)
      • Infinite Stars II (50 Corruption)
      • Honed Mind (20 Corruption)
      • Void Ritual III (66 Corruption)
      • Deadly Momentum (35 Corruption)
      • Gushing Wound (15 Corruption)
    • Rotation 8
      • Twilight Devastation I (25 Corruption)
      • Deadly Momentum (15 Corruption)
      • Twisted Appendage II (35 Corruption)
      • Versatile II (15 Corruption)
      • Echoing Void (60 Corruption)
      • Surging Vitality (35 Corruption)
  • Realm Connections Update
  • Gallywix Actions
  • Classic AQ Gong Soon
  • Shadowlands Conduit 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!

Aug 4, 2020

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

On this special episode, Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss Shadows Rising the latest World of Warcraft book with author Madeleine Roux!

Episode #403: Shadows Rising Interview with Madeleine Roux! is ready for Download!

  • Shadows Rising
    • The book can be found easily on Amazon as well as in audio format on Audible.

 

 

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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