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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: May, 2022
May 31, 2022

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 9.2.5 Release Notes, Class and PvP Updates, Raid Changes, Crossfaction Groups, Hotfixes and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!
Episode #522: 9.2.5 is Live! 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 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!

May 24, 2022

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 to 9.2.5 Release Candidate, Arena Enigma tabled, Encounter Design for accessibility, Hotfixes and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!
Episode #521: Accessible Raid Design, 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 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!

May 21, 2022

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 May 2022 Patron Q&A!

Episode #520: May Patron Q&A! is ready for Download!

This week we asked our Patrons "What's coming to World of Warcraft that you are looking forward to most?"

  • Jason and Spencer's answer to the question.
  • Do you believe that we can expect a fundamental shift in the way Blizzard designs future expansions and communicates with its players, or do you think they will revert back to "systemcraft" and "knowing what's best" for the players?
  • What you guys think is the best cinematic reveal to date (including vanilla)?
  • How do you feel Blizzard is doing on tuning each of the raid difficulties and what, if anything, do you feel they need to communicate about the tuning?
    • Is there less opportunity to recover from mistakes made during execution, even with gear appropriate for the raid?
    •  What do you like about how the raids are designed and what would you like to see changed?
  • I want to know what is your fondest memory of WoW?
  • What would y’all think about them bringing back the scrap bot from BFA but also have it return valor spent to upgrade said item along with the crafting materials for that type of gear?
  • With the training of our dragonflight and the importance they’re putting into it. Do y’all think that either a whole raid, a raid boss or a mythic specific dungeon will require mechanics using your Dragon like Occulus did in Wrath?
  • When doing less important WoW tasks, are you in game soundtrack or listen to music kind of people?
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!

May 17, 2022

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 to gear your alts, Sepulcher Nerfs, BC Character Cloning, Hotfixes and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!
Episode #519: Sandworn Strategy! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Arena Skirmish 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
  • Zereth Mortis World Boss - Antros
  • Mythic + Affixes - Fortified, Sanguine, Grievous, Encrypted
  • Torghast - Skoldus Hall, Mort’regar
    • Chorus of Dead Souls event
  • Dungeon quests - Theater of Pain, Plaguefall
  • PvP quests - Arenas, Random BGs
  • PvP Brawl - Cooking Impossible
  • Special Strategy for Sandworn Relics
  • Burning Crusade Classic Character Clone Retiring
  • Sepulcher Mythic Nerfs
  • Hotfixes
  • ABetterABK
  • and much more!
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!

May 10, 2022

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 Conquest and Valor caps removed, Season 4 Raid Gearing Changes, Hotfixes and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!
Episode #518: Endless Valor! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Pet Battle Bonus Event
  • World Boss - Nurgash Muckformed the Big Dredger in Revendreth
    • Frenzied Monstrosity (DKs)
    • Erratic Fel Core (Warlocks)
    • Azj’Aqir’s Madness (Warlocks)
  • Desmotaeron World Boss - Mor’geth, Tormentor of the Damned
  • Zereth Mortis World Boss - Antros
  • Mythic + Affixes - Tyrannical, Inspiring, Quaking, Encrypted
  • Torghast - Fracture Chambers, Soulforges
  • Dungeon quests - Mists of TIrna Scithe, Spires of Ascension
  • PvP quests - Rated BGs, Epic BGs
  • PvP Brawl - Warsong Scramble
  • Micro-Holiday: Spring Balloon Festival - now to May 12th 
  • Warcraft Arclight Rumble
  • Raid Rewards Experiments in Season 4
  • Hotfixes
  • ABetterABK
  • and much more!
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!

May 3, 2022

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 big raid nerfs, Warcraft Arclight Rumble, Hotfixes and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!
Episode #517: The Covenant Shuffle! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Burning Crusade Timewalking
  • 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
  • Zereth Mortis World Boss - Antros
  • Mythic + Affixes - Fortified, Spiteful, Necrotic, Encrypted
  • Torghast - Coldheart Interstitia, Upper Reaches
  • Dungeon quests - Halls of Atonement, The Necrotic Wake
  • PvP quests - Arenas, Arena Skirmishes
  • PvP Brawl - Shado-Pan Showdown
  • Darkmoon Faire - Live through May 7th
  • Children’s Week - Live through May 10th
  • 9.2.5 PTR Development Notes
  • Hotfixes
  • ABetterABK
  • and much more!
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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