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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: August, 2021
Aug 31, 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 find out what's on the TSZ patrons minds with the August 2021 Patron Q&A!

Episode #473: August Patron Q&A! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • What moment in World of Warcraft made you fall in love with the game, and if you were introducing someone to the story to catch their attention, what would you show them?
  • With the changes coming in 9.1.5, it seems like some of the suggestions/recommendations that were made during beta of Shadowlands are actually now coming into the live game. Why do you think the dev team was so entrenched in their design and do you think this same decision would have been made had we not been in 9.0 for so long?
  • Is there anything the player base/community could do differently in the future to make their points better on these type of design ideas, because it seems to me this isn't the first time this sort of thing has happened in the past few expansions?
  • I think all the announced changes for 9.1.5 are great, especially doing away with conduit energy, and making covenant swapping easy.
    • Do you think these changes are related to the sexual harassment lawsuit?
    • Perhaps the people who were toxic to their co-workers also designed toxic game systems?
    • Or maybe it's simply a desperate attempt to entice players back after the mass exodus of players caused by the lawsuit?
  •  In season one we used to have to buy the conduit upgrade item and then go back to your Sanctum to use it, than come back to Ve'nari and buy another one and keep repeating that process. Can you just buy a bunch of them and go back to your Sanctum and use them one after another?
  • Epic’s WoW Memoriam

Trying to reach the show? You can find us on Discord at The Starting Zone 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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Aug 25, 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 the last LFR wing boss Sylvannas, customizations coming in 9.1.5, islands coming back and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!

Episode #472: The Reckoning! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Pet Battle Bonus Event
  • World Boss -Oranomonos the Everbranching in Ardenweald
    • Fevered Incantation (Mages)
    • Surging Shots (Hunters)
    • Verdant Infusion (Druids)
  • Desmotaeron World Boss - Mor’geth, Tormentor of the Damned
  • Mythic + Affixes - Fortified, Raging, Explosive, Tormented
  • Dungeon Quests - Plaguefall, De Other Side
  • PvP Brawl - Shado-Pan Showdown
  • PvP Quests - Rated BGs, Epic BGs
  • Trial of Style - August 31st to September 4th
  • Surprise/Stealth Patch 9.1.5 Announcement
  • Solo queueing island expeditions
  • ABetterABK
  • Hotfixes
  • and much more!

Trying to reach the show? You can 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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Aug 25, 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 the last LFR wing boss Sylvannas, customizations coming in 9.1.5, islands coming back and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!

Episode #472: The Reckoning! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Pet Battle Bonus Event
  • World Boss -Oranomonos the Everbranching in Ardenweald
    • Fevered Incantation (Mages)
    • Surging Shots (Hunters)
    • Verdant Infusion (Druids)
  • Desmotaeron World Boss - Mor’geth, Tormentor of the Damned
  • Mythic + Affixes - Fortified, Raging, Explosive, Tormented
  • Dungeon Quests - Plaguefall, De Other Side
  • PvP Brawl - Shado-Pan Showdown
  • PvP Quests - Rated BGs, Epic BGs
  • Trial of Style - August 31st to September 4th
  • Surprise/Stealth Patch 9.1.5 Announcement
  • Solo queueing island expeditions
  • ABetterABK
  • Hotfixes
  • and much more!

Trying to reach the show? You can 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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Aug 17, 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 the Conduit Upgrade changes, how you manage a raid, important hotfixes and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!

Episode #471: Push Week! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Shadowlands Dungeon Event
  • World Boss -Mortanis, Bone Construct in Maldraxxus
    • Guile Charm (Rogues)
    • Fujieda (Warriors)
    • Keefer (Monks)
  • Desmotaeron World Boss - Mor’geth, Tormentor of the Damned
  • Mythic + Affixes - Tyrannical, Bursting, Volcanic, Tormented
  • Dungeon Quests - De Other Side, De Other Side
  • PvP Brawl - Deepwind Dunk
  • PvP Quests - Arenas, Random BGs
  • AWC Shadowlands Season 2
  • Spec-Specific Conduit Upgrades
  • ABetterABK
  • Hotfixes
  • and much more!

Trying to reach the show? You can 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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Aug 11, 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 the latest LFR wing of bosses, AWC Week 2, raid and dungeon hotfixes and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!

Episode #470: Shackles of Fate! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Battleground Bonus Event
  • World Boss -Valinor, the Light of Eons in Bastion
    • Archbishop Benedictus (Priests)
    • Final Verdict (Paladins)
    • Windspeaker’s Lava Resurgence (Shaman)
  • Desmotaeron World Boss - Mor’geth, Tormentor of the Damned
  • Mythic + Affixes - Fortified, Raging, Explosive, Tormented
  • Dungeon Quests - Plaguefall, Sanguine Depths
  • PvP Brawl - Comp Stomp
  • PvP Quests - Rated BGs, Arena Skirmishes
  • Micro-Holiday: Free T-Shirt Day - August 16th
  • AWC Shadowlands Season 2
  • ABetterABK
  • Hotfixes
  • and much more!

Trying to reach the show? You can 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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Aug 4, 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 J. Allen Brack stepping down, changes to Domination Shards and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!

Episode #469: New Leadership 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!
Aug 3, 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 find out what's on the TSZ patrons minds with the July 2021 Patron Q&A!

Episode #468: July Patron Q&A! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Discussion about the ActiBlizz lawsuit and things that need to change in the industry.
  • Which mount did you really want to get in shadowlands and does fit your character/class fantasy?
  • Has flying made you appreciate any 9.0 zones more?
  • Where do you see things going after shadowlands once we get back to Azeroth?
  • Could you do your what you got up to segment tonight?
  • Do you guys think that they did enough to keep the player base interested with 9.1 for a minimum 5-6 months or is shadowlands in a death spiral already?
  • Is it just expected that at high Heroic and Mythic level raiding that you're going to constantly be moving guilds?
    • What sort of loyalty, if any, do you feel towards the guild you're in, while raiding, and do they feel loyalty to you?

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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