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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.

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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 #375: Tab Targeting is broken!

    Episode #375: Tab Targeting is broken!

    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 tab targeting changes, hotfixes and everything else going on around Azeroth!



    Episode #375: Tab Targeting is broken! is ready for Download!
    What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!
    Weekly Event – Burning Crusade Timewalking 8.3 World Boss – Grand Empress Shek’zara Nazjatar World Boss – Ulmath, the Soulbinder Mythic+ Affixes – Fortified/Bursting/Volcanic/Awakened Call to Arms – Stormsong Valley, Mechagon and Vale of Eternal Blossoms Island Expeditions Rotting Mire (Saurok) Verdant Wilds (Feral Druids) Jorundall (Taunka) Island Salvage Caches Havenswood Skittering Hollow Verdant Wilds Elemental Horrific Vision - Stormwind PvP Brawl - Temple of Hotmogu Love is in the Air - on now until February 21st Hatching of the Hippogryphs - February 23rd Hotfixes Initial WoW esports Announcements Shadows Rising book Exploring Azeroth: Eastern Kingdoms Book 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!

    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!
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Episode #374: Halls of Devotion!

    Episode #374: Halls of Devotion!

    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 do their guide to the second wing of the Ny'alotha raid and discuss everything else going on around Azeroth!



    Episode #374: Halls of Devotion! is ready for Download!
    What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!
    Weekly Event – World Quest Bonus Event 8.3 World Boss – Vuk’laz the Earthbreaker Nazjatar World Boss – Wekemara Mythic+ Affixes – Tyrannical/Bolstering/Explosive/Awakened Call to Arms – Zuldazar/Nazjatar/Uldum Island Expeditions Dread Chain (Kvaldir) Un’gol Ruins (Quillboar) Havenswood (Worgen) Salvage Vendor Rotting Mire Jorundall Whispering Reef Horrific Vision - Orgrimmar Love is in the Air - Live until February 21st Ny'alotha Wing 2 is now live! 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!

    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!

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Episode #373: Horrific Visions and You!

    Episode #373: Horrific Visions and You!

    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 deep dive into the Stormwind Horrific Vision and everything else going on around Azeroth!



    Episode #373: Horrific Visions and You! is ready for Download!
    What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!
    Weekly Event – Warlords of Draenor Timewalking 8.3 World Boss – Grand Empress Shek’zara Nazjatar World Boss – Ulmath, the Soulbinder Mythic+ Affixes – Fortified/Sanguine/Quaking/Awakened Call to Arms – Zuldazar/Nazjatar/Uldum Island Expeditions Verdant Wilds (Feral Druids Jorundall (Taunka) Snowblossom Village (Virmen) Salvage Vendor Havenswood Molten Cay Skittering Hollow Elemental Horrific Vision - Stormwind PvP Brawl - Temple of Hotmogu Lunar Festival - Live until February 7th Darkmoon Faire - Live until February 7th Love is in the Air - Begins February 8th runs through the 21st Hotfixes Refunds/Replacements for Charity Server Blades 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!

    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!

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Episode #372: Vision of Destiny!

    Episode #372: Vision of Destiny!

    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 do their guide to the first wing of the Ny'alotha raid, discuss hotfixes to 8.3 and everything else going on around Azeroth!



    Episode #372: Vision of Destiny! is ready for Download!
    What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!
    Weekly Event – Warlords of Draenor Timewalking 8.3 World Boss – Vuk’laz the Earthbreaker Nazjatar World Boss – Wekemara Mythic+ Affixes – Tyrannical/Bursting/Necrotic /Awakened Call to Arms – Zuldazar/Nazjatar/Uldum Island Expeditions Dread Chain (Mogu)  Rotting Mire (Jinyu)  Whispering Reef (Murlocs) Salvage Vendor Crestfall  Jorundall  Verdant Wilds Horrific Vision - Orgrimmar PvP Brawl - Warsong Scramble Lunar Festival - Live until February 7th Season 4 Reminders Hotfixes Ny'Alotha LFR wing 1 is now live! 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!

    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!

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Episode #371: January Patron Q&A!

    Episode #371: January Patron Q&A!

    Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!
    Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas sit down to talk with our Patrons about what's on their minds for the January 2020 Patron Q&A!
    Episode #371: January Patron Q&A! is ready for Download!
    I have been working on the 8.3 content and I find Horrific Visions very confusing. It has taken me a bit to figure out what you are supposed to do to level your cloak and I have only figured that out because I have found help from others. Even listening to your show, that has a lot of helpful information, I did not know that when you get to level 5 on your cloak that you do NOT have to kill the main boss in the vision and that you only have to clear half of the vision to level your cloak (at least that is my understanding haven't done it yet). I can't believe I am the only person having trouble with this. My question is, does Blizz make these things too complicated for the average person? I do not wish to spend my precious game time looking for answers on the internet. It is one reason I listen to you guys so I can get information in the car. I belong to a guild and have run the new raid once, so I do have a support group. For those that don't I can't imagine what they are going through. I always feel Blizz caters to the upper most group of players. I listen to the two of you and I know I am not on your level and I think I am doing better than most. What does a new player coming into the game think? One last comment, I like time gating. I think people rush through the game too much and if Blizz has to protect them from themselves I don't have a problem with it. I get upset when people say they have nothing to do. I always have something to do. Hey fellas a 2 parter for you. What are your thoughts on the 2 revamped zones and the way they decided to rotate the active zone within the zone each week (bugs and spawns aside). And for Spencer..... how would you approach getting your Raid Leader to funnel all the gear to his not so cleverly named boomkin? Good evening guys, my question is: what is your first impression of Corrupted gear compared to Benthic, and how would you feel if in Shadowlands instead of WF/TF we had unique seasonal gear traits that reflected the content of each patch? What are the first things I should do on my fresh korraks Revenge alt? I'm talking still in all heirlooms? Gotta do war campaign? Straight to Naz questline to upgrade neck? Or can I skip to 8.3 questchain now? Have you guys gotten into M+ with the new affix? What are your first impressions, and can you offer any tips? Spencer: What is your neck level ( be honest) and what is your pace via your routine this current season? Jason: As a Damage dealer myself, the fancy boosts are incentives to chase after the new corruption gear. As a main tank ( and again this is only your first impression) how does corruption gear feel as a main tank?  
    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!
    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! 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 FAVORIT

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode #370: 8.3 First Impressions!

    Episode #370: 8.3 First Impressions!

    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 our first impressions of 8.3, the start of season 4, Squeakers the mount and everything else going on around Azeroth!



    Episode #370: 8.3 First Impressions! is ready for Download!
    What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!
    Weekly Event – Pet Battle Bonus Event 8.3 World Boss – Grand Empress Shek’zara Nazjatar World Boss – Ulmath, the Soulbinder Mythic+ Affixes – Fortified/Bolstering/Skittish/Awakened Call to Arms – Tiragarde Sound, Mechagon and Vale of Eternal Blossoms Island Expeditions Molten Cay (Ogres) Skittering Hollow (Nerubians) Crestfall (Dragonkin) Island Salvage Caches Dread Chain Snowblossom Un’Gol Ruins Venture Co. Horrific Vision - Stormwind PvP Brawl - Warsong Scramble Call of the Scarab - January 21st to 23rd Lunar Festival - January 24th to February 7th Hotfixes Horrific Vision Rewards War Mode World Quest Issues Auction House missing mail Season 4 Begins! Squeakers the Trickster mount! 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!

    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!

    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

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Best Wow pod for raiding and general info

Hey love the show! Keep it up, fellas.

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Exactly what an active players are looking for!

So many WoW podcasts are lengthy gripe sessions or discussions of what they think current content looks like. These hosts actually play, are entertaining and have extremely useful concise information. Thank you for the show!!

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I started listening to this podcast when I resubscribed to WoW in 2019. Logging in I was overwhelmed with all of what WoW has to offer and always felt like I was missing important quests, boss drops, or weekly character progression. This anxiety was swept away when I found The Starting Zone.

This podcast is so friendly to new players. Each week they inform you on what’s going on in WoW and how to get the most out of your game time. More importantly they do so in a way that beginners can understand and apply to their characters needs. I look forward to each weekly episode to help me prepare for that weeks raids, pvp, and questing. Listening has made me a better player, guild team mate, and friendly helper to new or returning players!

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I will never miss an episode and would like to thank the host for putting on such a great show week after week!

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