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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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May 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 "If you could design a boss or boss mechanic what would it be?" on the May 2021 Patron Q&A!

Episode #457: May Patron Q&A! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • We have a conversation about crafting professions.
  • Talk about Blizzard solving problems by inventing new things versus addressing existing ones.
  • What would you guys like to see the expansion theme be?
  • And lots more conversation about the state of the game.

Trying to reach the show? You can find us on Discord at spazbotstudios.com or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com

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!
May 26, 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 if now is a good time to come back to the game, 9.1 PTR Changes, Burning Crusade Classic Updates and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!

Episode #456: Returning to Wow? is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Cataclysm Timewalking
    • Timewalking Firelands
  • World Boss - Mortanis, Bone Construct in Maldraxxus
    • Archbishop Benedictus (Priests)
    • Final Verdict (Paladins)
    • Windspeaker’s Lava Resurgence (Shaman)
  • Mythic+ Affixes – Fortified, Bursting, Volcanic, Prideful
  • Dungeon Quests - De Other Side, De Other Side
  • PvP Quests - Rated BGs, Arena Skirmishes
  • PvP Brawl - Gravity Lapse
  • Glowcap Festival - On now through May 27th
  • Live Hotfixes
  • 9.1 Updates
  • Very Extended Mainenance
  • and much more!

Trying to reach the show? You can find us on Discord at spazbotstudios.com or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com

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!
May 19, 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 Tazavesh the Veiled Market, Burning Crusade Classic Updates, 9.1 PTR and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!

Episode #455: Tazavesh, the Veiled Market! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

Trying to reach the show? You can find us on Discord at spazbotstudios.com or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com

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!

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May 12, 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 updates coming in 9.1, Burning Crusade Classic Launch Announcements and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!

Episode #454: Are you Prepared?! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

Trying to reach the show? You can find us on Discord at spazbotstudios.com or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com

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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May 5, 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 updates coming in 9.1, AWC Global Finals, Children's Week and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!

Episode #453: Scoring in Torghast! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Battleground Bonus Event
  • World Boss - Oranomonos the Everbranching in Ardenweald
    • Fevered Incantation (Mages)
    • Surging Shots (Hunters)
    • Verdant Infusion (Druids)
  • Mythic+ Affixes – Tyrannical, Bursting, Explosive, Prideful
  • Dungeon Quests - Theater of Pain, Halls of Atonement
  • PvP Quests - Rated BGs, Arena Skirmishes
  • Micro-Holiday - Volunteer Guard Day
  • Darkmoon Faire - May 2nd to 8th
  • Children’s Week - May 3rd to 10th
  • Micro-Holiday: Spring Balloon Festival May 10th to 12th
  • AWC Circuit Season 1 Finals
  • Chains of Domination PTR Notes - 4/29 Updates
  • and much more!

Trying to reach the show? You can find us on Discord at spazbotstudios.com or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com

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!

May 1, 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 #1 wish list item for 9.1 and beyond?" on the April 2021 Patron Q&A!

Episode #452: April Patron Q&A! is ready for Download!

  • Do you think when people get their BiS they will stop playing?
  • Would you rather get CE in the first 2 weeks of progression but have to raid everyday, or only wipe 3 times on each boss but get CE on the last possible day?
  • What is 'real' wow to you?
  • What is the biggest change in 9.1 you are looking forward to and what’s another you would like to see put in?
  • Do you think WoW would be better with a more frequent yet smaller content cycle? i.e. rather than waiting nine months for Patch 9.1. Instead, after two months, we get the new dungeon, then Torghast changes two months later, then the Maw changes in another two months, and finally the new raid eight months after 9.0.
  • What are your thoughts on healer dps as it applies to mythic plus and raids? Do you guys think that all healers should be able to contribute damage or that the outliers like hpal and disc priest need to be brought back in line?
  • I’m also intrigued by tier sets coming back, I’ve never raided when tier sets were a thing so was wandering what your favourite specific tier set bonus was from yesteryear?

 

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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