About Mick Montgomery aka Snarl

Founder of Spazbot Studios.

Episode #165: Karazhan Cont’d

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Episode #165 of The Starting Zone: Karazhan Cont’d is ready for Download! The World of Warcraft Podcast for New Players and Experienced Players is back to talk about Blizzard Entertainment’s MMORPG video game, you know, the one we all love!

This week Spencer Downey, Jason Lucas and Chris “Cuddles” Case sit down to talk about the latest goings on in and around the World of Warcraft!

THE BREAKING WIND: This week we covered the top news stories in and around the World of Warcraft!

  • Karazhan for Patch 7.1
  • Legion Invasion Takes some Interesting Turns!
  • The Raid Schedule is in bound!
  • We discuss how smooth the Legion Launch will be.
  • Tony Swatton made a Slicey Dicey Thing!

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Episode #164: Mick Says Goodbye

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Episode #164 of The Starting Zone: Mick Says Goodbye is ready for Download! The World of Warcraft Podcast for New Players and Experienced Players is back to talk about Blizzard Entertainment’s MMORPG video game, you know, the one we all love!

This week Mick Montgomery  is joined by Jesse Kobayashi! Yes, Mr. Kobayashi returns to turn the table on Mick Montgomery and interview Mick for a #WhyIWow Interview!  

The Starting Zone is produced by Spazbot Studios, Good Shows by Good People Visit them today! Also, The Starting Zone is a proud member of The Signals Media All Star Network, Check out all the Awesome Shows on the network today! It’s okay to stick their shows in your ears, Really!

Hey Consider supporting our Sponsors for the show! We lined up some awesome deals for you, and if you decide to make a purchase it goes a long way towards helping out the show!

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Episode #163: #WhyIWow with Sparty Smallwood

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Episode #163 of The Starting Zone: #WhyIWow with Sparty Smallwood is ready for Download! The World of Warcraft Podcast for New Players and Experienced Players is back to talk about Blizzard Entertainment’s MMORPG video game, you know, the one we all love!

This week Mick Montgomery  is joined by Sparty Smallwood for an awsome #WhyIWow Interview!

The Starting Zone is produced by Spazbot Studios, Good Shows by Good People Visit them today! Also, The Starting Zone is a proud member of The Signals Media All Star Network, Check out all the Awesome Shows on the network today! It’s okay to stick their shows in your ears, Really!

Hey Consider supporting our Sponsors for the show! We lined up some awesome deals for you, and if you decide to make a purchase it goes a long way towards helping out the show!

Want to Upgrade Yourself? Head on over to Bulletproof.com/spazbot and pick up a variety of products to ‘Upgrade’ your life, from supplements, to coffee, to skin care products! They make the absolute BEST products around! Use the Promo Code SPAZBOT10 at check out for 15% off your entire purchase!

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Episode #162: #WhyIWow with Jason Lucas

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Episode #162 of The Starting Zone: #WhyIWow with Jason Lucas is ready for Download! The World of Warcraft Podcast for New Players and Experienced Players is back to talk about Blizzard Entertainment’s MMORPG video game, you know, the one we all love!

This week Mick Montgomery  is joined by Jason Lucas for a special #WhyIWoW Interview!

The Starting Zone is produced by Spazbot Studios, Good Shows by Good People Visit them today! Also, The Starting Zone is a proud member of The Signals Media All Star Network, Check out all the Awesome Shows on the network today! It’s okay to stick their shows in your ears, Really!

Hey Consider supporting our Sponsors for the show! We lined up some awesome deals for you, and if you decide to make a purchase it goes a long way towards helping out the show!

Want to Upgrade Yourself? Head on over to Bulletproof.com/spazbot and pick up a variety of products to ‘Upgrade’ your life, from supplements, to coffee, to skin care products! They make the absolute BEST products around! Use the Promo Code SPAZBOT10 at check out for 15% off your entire purchase!

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Episode #161: Helping Hand, Legion Specs

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Episode #161 of The Starting Zone: Helping Hand, Legion Specs is ready for Download! The World of Warcraft Podcast for New Players and Experienced Players is back to talk about Blizzard Entertainment’s MMORPG video game, you know, the one we all love!

This week Mick Montgomery  is joined by Kris Ahlman, one of our Starting Zone Contributors!

Helping Hand: This week we sit down with special contributor Kris Ahlman and discuss the changes to the Computer Specs for the Legion Expansion… because , we want you prepared!

The Starting Zone is produced by Spazbot Studios, Good Shows by Good People Visit them today! Also, The Starting Zone is a proud member of The Signals Media All Star Network, Check out all the Awesome Shows on the network today! It’s okay to stick their shows in your ears, Really!

Hey Consider supporting our Sponsors for the show! We lined up some awesome deals for you, and if you decide to make a purchase it goes a long way towards helping out the show!

Want to Upgrade Yourself? Head on over to Bulletproof.com/spazbot and pick up a variety of products to ‘Upgrade’ your life, from supplements, to coffee, to skin care products! They make the absolute BEST products around! Use the Promo Code SPAZBOT10 at check out for 15% off your entire purchase!

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New Hosts of The Starting Zone Revealed on Episode 160

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We just posted Episode 160 about twenty minutes ago. It is a good little epiosde about the recent news in and around The World of Warcraft. So, give it a listen. There were also a couple of important things that were announced during the episode. First, this was my last LIVE SHOW as executive producer an host of The Starting Zone! We still have one more special episode where I say goodbye on my terms, but this was the Last episode where I would have the opportunity to broadcast the show Live!

I was also able to do that with the two gentlemen who will take up the reigns on the show after I leave. This was the other important announcement! Spencer Downey (aka Sparker Bouncy) will be taking over the Executive Producer role on the show. Spencer’s involvement in The Starting Zone has grown a ton since he jumped on board as a contributor in early 2015. Also, he is also my co-host on Super Heroic, and has shown that he has both the mic skills and behind the mic skills to produce this show weekly. As a Player, he has a TON of experience as a Leader within the Convert To Raid Guild. He has also played as a High End Raider over his career in World of Warcraft.

Jason Lucas will also be carrying on as a regular contributor on the show, as he has been over the past several months. Jason cares a ton about the World of Warcraft Community. He is a guild leader and mythic raider, and he has a ton of experience and insight into the game and Blizzard Entertainment. Just bug him about Starcraft 2. Just do it, I dare you.

Also, Contributors like Chris “Cuddles” Case, Tyler Rivers and Kris Ahlaman will continue to make appearances on the show. I would also expect to hear some BRAND NEW VOICES AS WELL during the next few weeks!

Now, I know for some LONG TIME listeners of this show. It may feel weird that I am no longer the voice of The Starting Zone. But Guess what! TSZ was never JUST about me… or Jesse for that matter. It was about providing a space for people to learn about World of Warcraft. That torch should be carried on by whomever is qualified and willing to carry it. I have a LOT of faith in these guys. I trust them a ton, and I think they will take this show to a great space. They will give you information and observations about this game, that I could never give you. So, I think in some ways. It’s an upgrade!

My Final Goodbye Show will be out soon. I’ll share my final thoughts on WOW and TSZ during that show. For now, Let’s give a round of applause to the New Hosts of The Starting Zone!

Episode #160: The Show Must Go On

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The Starting Zone: Episode #160: The Show Must Go On is ready for Download! The World of Warcraft Podcast for New Players and Experienced Players is back to talk about Blizzard Entertainment’s MMORPG video game, you know, the one we all love!

This week Mick Montgomery  is joined by Jason Lucas and Spencer Downey! Guess What we have BIG NEWS about the Future of The Starting Zone!

THE BREAKING WIND: This week we covered the top news stories in and around the World of Warcraft!

  • The Legion Pre-Patch Event has Started!
  • The Blacksmith Guy Made a Doom Hammer!
  • Gamescon Predictions!

The Starting Zone is produced by Spazbot Studios, Good Shows by Good People Visit them today! Also, The Starting Zone is a proud member of The Signals Media All Star Network, Check out all the Awesome Shows on the network today! It’s okay to stick their shows in your ears, Really!

Hey Consider supporting our Sponsors for the show! We lined up some awesome deals for you, and if you decide to make a purchase it goes a long way towards helping out the show!

Want to Upgrade Yourself? Head on over to Bulletproof.com/spazbot and pick up a variety of products to ‘Upgrade’ your life, from supplements, to coffee, to skin care products! They make the absolute BEST products around! Use the Promo Code SPAZBOT10 at check out for 15% off your entire purchase!

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Episode #159: That Tomb is Neat

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Episode #159 of The Starting Zone: That Tomb is Neat is ready for Download! The World of Warcraft Podcast for New Players and Experienced Players is back to talk about Blizzard Entertainment’s MMORPG video game, you know, the one we all love!

This week Mick Montgomery  and Alt are back and they are better than ever!

THE BREAKING WIND: This week we covered the top news stories in and around the World of Warcraft!

  • That Tomb of Sargeras Though!
  • Harbingers wrapped up strong!
  • Blizzard walks back the camera changes
  • Q2 Earnings Report Had some positive news!

The Starting Zone is produced by Spazbot Studios, Good Shows by Good People Visit them today! Also, The Starting Zone is a proud member of The Signals Media All Star Network, Check out all the Awesome Shows on the network today! It’s okay to stick their shows in your ears, Really!

Hey Consider supporting our Sponsors for the show! We lined up some awesome deals for you, and if you decide to make a purchase it goes a long way towards helping out the show!

Want to Upgrade Yourself? Head on over to Bulletproof.com/spazbot and pick up a variety of products to ‘Upgrade’ your life, from supplements, to coffee, to skin care products! They make the absolute BEST products around! Use the Promo Code SPAZBOT10 at check out for 15% off your entire purchase!

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Changes for The Starting Zone

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By now you may or MAY NOT have read this article over at Spazbot Studios main page regarding upcoming changes for The Starting Zone. If you have not read it, we encourage you to do that now! Just Click here!

I am stepping away as Co-Host and Executive Producer for The Starting Zone. This was an incredibly difficult decision for me to make, but in the end it was the right decision. For more details on why I am stepping away, you can read this post over at my personal blog.  Just know this, it is for ALL the right reasons. I am leaving to work on a tremendous opportunity. An opportunity I would NEVER have been able to do without this show and without World of Warcraft. That is a crazy thing to say, but it is true!

Alt is stepping away from the show as well. She has brought so much to our show over the past year, and I am so thankful for her contributions. In many ways, I feel I stole her away from her own projects and work to work with me on TSZ, and now she is going to continue on with those projects. I am excited to see what she will do next, as she is incredibly talented and has a tremendous voice for both this game and this community of players. I want to thank her for all she has done for our show and our community since she stepped into the role of co-host. She has been terrific, and I could not have asked for a better co-host.

You may wonder what is next for The Starting Zone. I must confess, the timing of all of this is very awkward. I felt after we did Episode 150, I had a renewed sense of purpose for this show and the conversation around World of Warcraft. However, here and now, my purpose has changed. Does that mean that The Starting Zone is going to end?

I have yet to answer that question, but here is what I know now. I am speaking with individuals about potentially continuing on with this show without myself or Alt. Those conversations have been exciting. However, at this stage I cannot reveal any confirmed details about whether TSZ will continue or whether it will simply shut down. My hope is that the show can move forward with out me.

While I understand that I have been the a consistent voice on this show for the past Seven Years, that does not mean I am the ONLY voice who can continue to provide valuable information and entertainment to the World of Warcraft Community. I think that there is an opportunity for TSZ to move on without me, and if that is the right decision, I will do everything I can to help the new Producing / Hosting Team as they take the reigns for this show.

In closing, I want thank all of you for support, your kind thoughts, your emails, your tweets, you reviews, your passion. You have given me more than you know, and I am so grateful that I was able to be a part of this show. The future is bright, My Friends.

Episode #158: Well, This Is Fun!

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Episode #158 of The Starting Zone: Well, This Is Fun! is ready for Download! The World of Warcraft Podcast for New Players and Experienced Players is back to talk about Blizzard Entertainment’s MMORPG video game, you know, the one we all love!

This week Mick Montgomery  is joined by Spencer Downey, Jason Lucas & Chris “Cuddles” Case to discuss the recent renewed enthusiasm around World of Warcraft!

THE BREAKING WIND: This week we covered the top news stories in and around the World of Warcraft!

  • The Patch is Here!
  • The Legion Digital Comic Books are PRETTY COOL!
  • Harbingers is off to a great start!

The Starting Zone is produced by Spazbot Studios, Good Shows by Good People Visit them today! Also, The Starting Zone is a proud member of The Signals Media All Star Network, Check out all the Awesome Shows on the network today! It’s okay to stick their shows in your ears, Really!

Hey Consider supporting our Sponsors for the show! We lined up some awesome deals for you, and if you decide to make a purchase it goes a long way towards helping out the show!

Want to Upgrade Yourself? Head on over to Bulletproof.com/spazbot and pick up a variety of products to ‘Upgrade’ your life, from supplements, to coffee, to skin care products! They make the absolute BEST products around! Use the Promo Code SPAZBOT10 at check out for 15% off your entire purchase!

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Jinx.com has the t-shirt, hoodie, hat, you want with the LOGO of your favorite Video Game or Show / Comic Book The Walking Dead! Use the promo code SPAZBOT at check out for 15% off your entire purchase!

Warcraft at J!NX

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