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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, 2021

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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 9.1 PTR Announced, Changes to Purchasing Game Time, Charity Pets, AWC Circuit 2, Hotfixes and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!

Episode #447: Bananas the Monkey..Gorilla? 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!

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Mar 30, 2021

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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 is your fondest BC memory or, if you didn’t play back then, what are you most looking forward to experiencing in TBC Classic?" on the March 2021 Patron Q&A!

Episode #446: March Patron Q&A! is ready for Download!

  • How do they fix the gearing issue in Shadowlands?
  • Jason, for Protection Warriors, besides bringing back Vengeance, what one ability/talent would you like to see Prot Warrior gain to flesh them out a bit?  Spencer, besides a big, direct single target heal, similar question, what one ability/talent would you like to see Restoration Druids get to flesh them out a bit?
  • After a few week what are your thoughts on the valor rollout?
  • If your real life home was Azeroth. Where would you buy a house to live in and raise your family? Where would you buy a vacation home and what activities would you do on your vacation?

 

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!
Mar 24, 2021

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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 Charity Pets, Stygia issues, AWC Circuit 1, Hotfixes and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!

Episode #445: Charity Sloth! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Shadowlands Dungeon Event
  • World Boss - Valinor, the Light of Eons in Bastion
    • Archbishop Benedictus (Priests)
    • Final Verdict (Paladins)
    • Windspeaker’s Lava Resurgence (Shaman)
  • Mythic+ Affixes – Tyrannical, Inspiring, Necrotic, Prideful
  • Dungeon Quests - Spires of Ascension, Plaguefall
  • Trial of Style runs March 20th to 24th
  • AWC Circuit Week 1
  • WoW Charity Pet Program
  • 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 16, 2021

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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 Valor, Alliance HoF, Soul Ash, MDI Cup 4, Hotfixes and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!

Episode #443: Who stole my ingot? is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Battleground Bonus Event
  • World Boss - Nurgash Muckformed in Revendreth
    • Frenzied Monstrosity (DKs)
    • Erratic Fel Core (Warlocks)
    • Azj’Aqir’s Madness (Warlocks)
  • Mythic+ Affixes – Fortified, Spiteful, Grievous, Prideful
  • Dungeon Quests - Spires of Ascension, Theater of Pain
  • PvP Brawl - Arathi Blizzard
  • Micro-Holiday - Un’Goro Madness
  • Trial of Style runs March 20th to 24th
  • MDI Global Cup #4
  • Valor Amounts in 9.0.5
  • 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 10, 2021

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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 Valor, Patch 9.0.5 notes, M+ Keystone Changes, AWC Cup 4 and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!

Episode #443: 9.0.5 is Live! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Warlords of Draenor Timewalking
  • World Boss - Oranomonos the Everbranching in Ardenweald
    • Fevered Incantation (Mages)
    • Surging Shots (Hunters
    • Verdant Infusion (Druids)
  • Mythic+ Affixes – Tyrannical, Bolstering, Storming, Prideful
  • Dungeon Quests - Spires of Ascension, Mists of Tirna Scithe
  • Darkmoon Faire - March 7th to 13th
  • 9.0.5 Patch Notes
  • AWC Cup #4
  • Castle Nathria Hall of Fame is Closed!
  • 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, 2021

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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 Renown, Gearing, upcoming 9.0.5 changes, MDI Cup 3 and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!

Episode #442: The 200 ilevel Wall! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – World Quest Bonus Event
  • World Boss - Bone Construct in Maldraxxus
    • Guile Charm (Rogues)
    • Fujieda (Warriors)
    • Keefer (Monks)
  • Mythic+ Affixes – Fortified, Bursting, Volcanic, Prideful
  • PvP Brawl: Temple of Hotmogu
  • Dungeon Quests - De Other Side, The Necrotic Wake
  • Darkmoon Faire - March 7th to 13th
  • 9.0.5 PTR Update
  • MDI Global Cup #3
  • 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 2, 2021

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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 was your BlizzConline highlight?" on the February 2021 Patron Q&A!

Episode #441: February Patron Q&A! is ready for Download!

  • I've heard estimates from May to August for patch 9.1, mostly due to the lack of 'in progress work' shown during Blizzconline, what is your best estimate of when it'll be out and why?
  • What would you guys most like to see as the final Diablo 4 class?
  • Do you think Arthas will play a larger role in this expansion?

 

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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