Episode #233: Antorus LFR Wing 3:  Laser Arms, Dark Fissures and Torments!

Episode #233: Antorus LFR Wing 3:  Laser arms, Dark Fissures and Torments! is ready for Download! The World of Warcraft Podcast for New  and Experienced Players is back to talk about Blizzard Entertainment’s MMORPG video game, you know, the one we all love!

Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas sit down to talk the latest goings-on in and around the World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Battleground Bonus Event
  • World Boss – Withered J’im
  • Weekly Invasion Point Boss – Occularus
  • Mythic+ Affixes
    • Bursting/Skittish/Tyrannical
  • Archaeology
    • Blood of Young Mannoroth
  • Antorus LFR Wing 3!
  • and much more!

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Episode #230: Antorus LFR Wing 2: Portals, Trash and Tripwires!

Episode #230: Antorus LFR Wing 2:  Portals, Trash and Tripwires! is ready for Download! The World of Warcraft Podcast for New  and Experienced Players is back to talk about Blizzard Entertainment’s MMORPG video game, you know, the one we all love!

Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas sit down to talk the latest goings-on in and around the World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – World Quest Bonus Event
  • World Boss – Drugon the Frostblood
  • Weekly Invasion Point Boss – Inquisitor Meto
  • Mythic+ Affixes
    • Bolstering/Grievous/Tyrannical
  • Archaeology
    • Prizerock Neckband
  • Winterveil Festival Dec 16th – January 2nd
  • Blizzard needs your help with 7.3.5 PTR testing!
  • Mythic Antorus Race Update!
  • Antorus LFR Wing 2!
  • 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

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! REMEBER CLICK THE BANNER BELOW!

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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!

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 #156: Warcraft Movie Review Cross Over

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Episode #156 of The Starting Zone: Warcraft Movie Review Cross Over 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  isjoined by Spencer Downey, Jason Lucas and Darrell Goodwin from Super Heroic and David Troy from Netfreaks!

MOVIE REVIEW: This week we are doing something kind of special! We are Reviewing the WARCRAFT MOVIE, but normally on The Starting Zone, we do not do Movie Reviews, so we thought we would bring over some of the CREW from SUPER HEROIC to  talk about the film! This is a CROSS OVER SHOW! So, if it sounds a LOT like Super Heroic, there is a REASON for that!

If you are interested in a show about Movies and TV Shows based on Comic Books, then Super Heroic is your JAM, Stan! Check out the show, we produce about 2 – 3 podcasts weekly over there!

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 144 Records Sun 1/24/2016 @ 9am PST! Join us!

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Get Hyped! The Starting Zone Returns this Sunday December 12th @ 9:00am PST! We will record LIVE and stream it on our Twitch Channel! Mick and Alt are back and ready to start talking about some World of Warcraft Fun!

If you would like to send in a question or a comment for any of these shows you can do so number of ways! You can TWEET us on Twitter! We also have a Facebook Page, so feel free to put up a post there with your Question or Comment You Can Also Email Us !

We would love to know what you have on your mind about World of Warcraft and your recent adventures so share them with us!

Mick Screwed Up, Sorry About the Spam, New Website Though!

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I had hoped that the Launch of our NEW WEBSITE would have been a glorious achievement of wonder and celebration. We had worked REALLY hard on it, and were proud of the new site. Our old site was TUMBLR based, and it had definite limitations. Back in 2010 we moved to Tumblr due to issues on another server. As our show grew we wanted to do more with the site and decided to abandon the Tumblr Account and migrate to a NEW SITE.

During the process of Migrating the Posts today one of us (Me…. errr… Mick) forgot to turn off the sharing settings for the site. This meant that as the posts were imported and published they posted out to Twitter and Facebook all at once, and everyone was inundated with Posts until I was able to make the change.

Essentially, I accidentally turned on a fire hose and then scrambled to figure out how to shut the firehose off. It was very keystone Cops and yes, there was considerable sweating involved. I feel embarassed and I apologize for the inconvenience. I cannot blame this one on an intern, because the intern is on vacation. That is why this probably happened. Also, please, stop bothering ALT with the issues on today’s site. She had nothing to do with it. This was a 100% Cluster Mick.

Oh, yeah, we have a NEW SITE, Our new site will contain much of the same stuff you have seen in the past from us, and hopefully some new things as well. It is a bit more flexible and dynamic than the old site, but of course you tell us what you think. Now, I am going to finish editing this, post it, and go drink myself into a coma.

Episode #141: Dark Lady, Big Deal

Episode #141 of The Starting Zone: Dark Lady, Big Deal 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! Well, that’s not true, Alt was battling rain and allergies for most of this record.

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

  1. Diablor Like Treasure ‘Demons’ are coming to WoW and people have feelings.
  2. WE DISCUSS LEGION ALPHA STUFF! SPOILERS!

Helping Hand: We take a look at the Dark Lady, The Queen of the Forsaken, Sylvannas! Warning, there are spoilers part way through this segment regarding LEGION!

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!

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!

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THE SPAZBOT STUDIOS HOLIDAY SHOW 2015!

The First Ever SUPER FANTASTIC AWESOME SPAZBOT STUDIOS HOLIDAY SHOW  is ready for Download! Our Holiday show was hosted by Mick Montgomery and features segments from every single Spazbot Studios Podcast currently in production including!

The Starting Zone which you can find on iTunes! Special Appearances by Chris “Cuddles” Case, Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas with a special pre-recorded piece by ALT from Alternative Chat!

Dead Fans Talking which you can find on iTunes! Special appearance by Wendy Maybury with a special Pre-Recorded piece by Jarret LeMaster.

Super Heroic  which you can find on iTunes! Special appearances by Ryan “TBKzord” Reider, Ty Prunty, Javier “Dukrous” Heredia, David Troy, and Darrell Goodwin!

Stormcast which you can find on iTunes! Special appearances by Willie “Dills” Gregory and Notch from Another Notch Gaming!

Special Thanks to Darrell Goodwin and Javier “Dukrous” Heredia for helping coordinate our PRIZE Giveaways!

Audio Engineering for the Spazbot Holiday show provided by Spencer Downey!

We had an ABSOLUTE BLAST hanging out with our Fans and Handing out some Epic Prizes provided by Tyler Rivers, Kris Ahlman and our Sponsors JINX.COM and GUNNAR OPTIKS!

The Spazbot Studios Holiday Show 2015 was produced by Spazbot Studios, Good Shows by Good People Visit them today!

Hey Consider supporting our Sponsors for the Holiday Show! When you do that you ACTUALLY support us as well!  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 141 Records LIVE 12/13 @ 9:00am PST

Get Hyped! The Starting Zone Returns this Sunday December 12th  @ 9:00am PST! We will record LIVE and stream it on our Twitch Channel!

Mick and Alt are back and ready to start sifting through all the Legion Stuff! Holy Crap, there is a #poopton of stuff to cover! 

If you would like to send in a question or a comment for any of these shows you can do so number of ways! You can TWEET us on Twitter! We also have a Facebook Page, so feel free to put up a post there with your Question or Comment You Can Also Email Us!