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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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Now displaying: December, 2020
Dec 30, 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 new M+ Affixes, Winter Veil, Hotfixes and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!

Episode #430: What are these new M+ Affixes? is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Wrath of the Lich King Timewalking
  • World Boss - Valinor, the Light of Eons
    • Archbishop Benedictus (Priests)
    • Final Verdict (Paladins)
    • Windspeaker’s Lava Resurgence (Shaman)
  • Mythic+ Affixes – Tyrannical, Inspiring, Necrotic, Prideful
  • PvP Quests - Arenas, Arena Skirmishes
  • Dungeon Quests - Mists of Tirna Scithe and The Necrotic Wake
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  • Feast of Winterveil December 16th to January 2nd
  • 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!

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Dec 28, 2020

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

On this episode Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas asked their Patrons "What’s the craziest Torghast power or power combo you’ve done?" on the December 2020 Patron Q&A!

Episode #429: December Patron Q&A! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • 2 good runs as a Protection Warrior - 1 was the all Haste run, between getting the 9% more Haste 3 times, I also got a proc'cing Haste power and have a trinket that drops a Haste pool. I kept my character sheet open to watch, and managed to proc 100% Haste on a couple trash packs, just obiliterating them.
  • 2nd run was a combination of reversing the pools in Mor'tegast so they Heal instead of Damage combined with stacking the Whirlwind/Thunderclap have a chance to pull in the 3 closest enemies as well as getting both to do much more damage AND heal for 80% of the damage they did. I couldn't die and the mobs couldn't get away. It was amazing.
  • My craziest combo so far has been on my priest. Combining a Door of Shadows power (Mask of Withering) with a Fade power (Volatile Phantasm) to create a dive-bombing priest build.  I fly into a pack with Door of Shadows, debuffing them to take more damage. I then drop an image of myself with fade that detonates for massive damage.  It may not be the craziest combo out there, but I really enjoy it because it's so different to the way the class would ever play outside of Torghast.
  • While it's certainly not the craziest build ever - I was not even a little bit sad to get the reversing the pools in Mor'tegast on my Disc priest in the very first power pick. It made me feel very tanky.

 

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!

Dec 23, 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 Switching your Covenant, AWC and MDI starting up, Torghast nerfs, hotfixes and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!

Episode #428: How punishing is swapping your Covenant? is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Pet Battle Bonus Event
  • World Boss - Nurgash Muckformed
    • Frenzied Monstrosity (DKs)
    • Erratic Fel Core (Warlocks)
    • Azj’Aqir’s Madness (Warlocks)
  • Mythic+ Affixes – Fortified, Spiteful, Grievous, Prideful
  • PvP Brawl: Deep Six
  • PvP Quests - Arenas, Battlegrounds
  • Dungeon Quests - Halls of Atonement x2
  • Feast of Winterveil December 16th to January 2nd
  • MDI and AWC Signups
  • 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!

Dec 16, 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 Castle Nathria - The Leeching Vaults, Storming in Mythic Plus, lots of hotfixes and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!

Episode #427: Castle Nathria Wing 1! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Shadowlands Dungeon Event
  • World Boss - Oranomonos the Everbranching
    • Fevered Incantation Legendary Recipe (Mages)
    • Surging Shots Legendary Recipe (Hunters)
    • Verdant Infusion Legendary Recipe (Druids)
  • Mythic+ Affixes – Tyrannical, Bolstering, Storming, Prideful
  • PvP Quest - Rated Battlegrounds, Epic Battlegrounds
  • Dungeon Quests - Spires of Ascension x2 
  • Feast of Winterveil December 16th to January 2nd
  • MDI and AWC Signups
  • 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!

Dec 9, 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 1 of Shadowlands starting, Mythic +, Shadowlands Sales, Castle Pineapplia and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!

Episode #426: Shadowlands Season 1! 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!

Dec 2, 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 week one of Shadowlands, launch day, leveling, tips and tricks, what do do this week and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!

Episode #425: The First Episode of Shadowlands! 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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