99 episodes

Hosted by Spencer Downey & Jason Lucas, The Starting Zone is a Podcast about the people who play World of Warcraft. Whether you are a brand new player, a casual world of warcraft player or a hardcore committed WOWHEAD, this is the show for you! Jason and Spencer have relevant yet entertaining conversations about the game while providing valuable information for all Players! This show is produced by Spazbot Studios.

The Starting Zone: The World of Warcraft Podcast‪!‬ thestartingzone@gmail.com

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Hosted by Spencer Downey & Jason Lucas, The Starting Zone is a Podcast about the people who play World of Warcraft. Whether you are a brand new player, a casual world of warcraft player or a hardcore committed WOWHEAD, this is the show for you! Jason and Spencer have relevant yet entertaining conversations about the game while providing valuable information for all Players! This show is produced by Spazbot Studios.

    Episode #499: Microsoft Buys ATVI?!

    Episode #499: Microsoft Buys ATVI?!

    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 Microsoft ATVI Purchase, Reputation Gated Legendaries, 2022 eSports and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands! Episode #499: Microsoft Buys ATVI?! is ready for Download! What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!






    Weekly Event – Wrath of the Lich King Timewalking World Boss - Nurgash Muckformed in Revendreth Frenzied Monstrosity (DKs) Erratic Fel Core (Warlocks) Azj’Aqir’s Madness (Warlocks) Desmotaeron World Boss - Mor’geth, Tormentor of the Damned Mythic + Affixes - Tyrannical, Sanguine, Storming, Tormented PvP Brawl - Gravity Lapse PvP Quests Rated BGs Epic BGs Torghast Coldheart Interstitia Mort’regar Dungeon quests Necrotic Wake Halls of Atonement Micro-Holiday: Call of the Scarab - January 21st to 23rd 2022 for the 15th Anniversary of WoW Esports! Raid Testing Hotfixes PTR Updates ABetterABK Strike Fund 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!

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Episode #498: Community Council on Faction Imbalance!

    Episode #498: Community Council on Faction Imbalance!

    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 Shards of Domination in 9.2, Raid Testing for January and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!





    Episode #498: Community Council on Faction Imbalance! 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) Desmotaeron World Boss - Mor’geth, Tormentor of the Damned Mythic + Affixes - Fortified, Bolstering, Quaking, Tormented PvP Brawl - Arathi Blizzard PvP Quests Random BGs Rated BGs Torghast Fracture Chambers Upper Reaches Dungeon quests De Other Side Spires of Ascension Darkmoon Faire - January 9th to 15th Shards of Domination in 9.2 Tormented Hero's of Mythic+ Enigma Arena Delayed Raid Testing Faction Imbalance Community Council Hotfixes PTR Updates ABetterABK Strike Fund 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!

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Episode #497: 9.2 LFR Testing! 

    Episode #497: 9.2 LFR Testing! 

    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 delayed Darkmoon Faire, Upcoming Raid Testing and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!






    Episode #497: 9.2 LFR Testing! is ready for Download!
    What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!
    Weekly Event – Battleground Bonus Event World Boss - Mortanis, the Bone Construct in Maldraxxus Guile Charm (Rogues) Fujieda (Warriors) Keefer (Monks) Desmotaeron World Boss - Mor’geth, Tormentor of the Damned Mythic + Affixes - Tyrannical, Spiteful, Necrotic, Tormented PvP Brawl - Deep Six Torghast Soulforges Coldheart Interstitia Dungeon quests Theater of Pain Sanguine Depths Darkmoon Faire - January 9th to 15th Conduit Catchup 9.2 Morgan Day Interview ABetterABK Strike Fund Hotfixes Raid Testing 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!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode #496: Last Chance Mage Tower!

    Episode #496: Last Chance Mage Tower!

    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 Double Timewalking, Winterveil, Fireworks, Listeners emails and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!






    Episode #496: Last Chance Mage Tower! is ready for Download!
    What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!
    Weekly Event – Legion Timewalking Weekly Event – World Quest 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, Inspiring, Grievous, Tormented PvP Brawl - Packed House Torghast Skoldus Hall Mort’regar Dungeon quests De Other Side Mists of Tirna Scithe Feast of Winter Veil - December 16 to January 2nd Fireworks Celebration - Begins 12/31 6:00 PM PDT, ends 1/01 6:00 AM PDT Darkmoon Faire...Maybe? Conduit Catchup 9.2 Morgan Day Interview ABetterABK Strike Fund Hotfixes PTR Development Notes PTR Testing Calendar 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!

    • 1 hr 45 min
    Episode #495: Winterveil is here!

    Episode #495: Winterveil is here!

    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 huge Legion Reputation, Community Council posts, PTR Updates, Hotfixes and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!






    Episode #495: Winterveil is here! is ready for Download!
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    What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!
    Weekly Event – Legion Timewalking Weekly Event – World Quest 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 - Tyrannical, Raging, Volcanic, Tormented PvP Brawl - Classic Ashran Torghast Soulforges Upper Reaches Dungeon quests Spires of Ascension Halls of Atonement Darkmoon Faire - December 5th to 11th Feast of Winter Veil - December 16 to January 2nd Conduit Catchup 9.2 Morgan Day Interview ABetterABK Strike Fund Hotfixes PTR Development Notes PTR Testing Calendar 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!

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Episode #494: December Patron Q&A!

    Episode #494: December Patron Q&A!

    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 December 2021 Patron Q&A!






    Episode #494: December Patron Q&A! is ready for Download!
    What is the advantage of even adding a second legendary versus just improving the baseline Covenant abilities? If the WoW devs gifted you each with the ability to create your own expansion with full creative control, what would it be? I'm talking story, setting, NPC's focused on, systems, raids, dungeons, music, the whole shebang. What is your dream dot zero scenario? At what age will Jason's twins start playing wow? My kids started around kindergarten/first grade, but when they learned to read I made a rule that they had to read the quest text. What special rules will Jason make for his kidlets? How long before they will be raid ready? Question for the show, what is your favorite zone that wasn't in vanilla? Are looking forward to the new tier sets and would you sport them? 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!

    • 1 hr 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Cindrine-01 ,

The BEST wow podcast!

This is the podcast that got me hooked on podcasts! I’ve been listening to Spencer and Jason for just over a year now, and this review is long overdue! They have a consistent and easily digestible format that is very hard to find in other podcasts for this game! They speak clearly without talking over each other, and it matters! I don’t want to miss a word of what they are saying, as it’s all so very insightful and helpful!

The range of player experience between mythic raiding and mythic keys is also awesome to hear about - as I don’t raid often but I feel like I could jump in and not miss a beat. I wouldn’t dare run a key before hearing their input on the weekly combinations first! They make my long commute bearable! My only complaint is not having enough to get me through the week! Thank you for continuing to be the wow podcast standard! Jobs done! Lol

Tkiza ,

Best World of Warcraft podcast ever

A great, high quality podcast that covers everything you need to know about the World of Warcraft on a weekly basis. I’ve been listing for over a year now.

I need to thank these for guys for the motivation and confidence to start trying mythic plus. Which is now my favorite mode. Started with a +2, five weeks ago and timed a +14 a few days ago. All through LFG and as a feral druid to boot.

I look forward to the show every week, keep up the great work.

Marc Warren ,

Only WoW podcast worth listening to

Excellent WoW podcast, really the only that isn’t horrific to listen to. Very good, detailed content touching on a wide range of topics. It might be cool though if you talked sometimes about strategies of various fights or for different classes, especially during this time while we’re waiting for 9.1.5 to come out—it’d be something to talk about at least!

Keep up the good work!

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