Leveling Tips

1) Ding85's Leveling Guide in Maximized Windowed Mode

You're already following the best tip - follow Ding85's World of Warcraft Leveling Guide! You can improve your ease of viewing by loading this site on another computer or monitor if you're lucky enough to have two of them. If not, then try out Maximized Windowed Mode - that way, you can alt-tab out of the game to glance at the site, then quickly alt-tab back into the game.

Set Maximized Windowed Mode by going to Menu -> Video -> Setting the Display Mode to Windowed (Full Screen).

2) Good Questing Technique

The base philosophy behind the guide is simple: Get the fastest amount of experience in the shortest amount of time. This means not only questing, but rather, "Grinding Quests." The key is to constantly be doing quests as that is a constant large experience bonus in addition to the experience gained from kililng monsters. The guide paths out the fastest path so you can constantly be working on many quests simultaneously and move fluidly from quest to quest.

Here's where good questing technique comes in. You're often on many quests at the same time - when you are, try to 'balance out' completing the objectives. If you notice yourself being far ahead in a certain objective over another in the same area, then focus on completing the ones you're behind on first. If you have to kill 10 mobs and collect 10 items, if you notice that you're at 8 mobs / 2 items, then you'll want to focus more on collcecting the items since if you finish killing all the mobs then killing them will gain no further benefit towards your questing.

3) Talents For Leveling

For fastest leveling, you should specialize in talents which Improve Damage and Reduce Spell/Skill Costs. This lets you spend less time to kill monsters, and lets you be able to kill monsters for a longer period of time before having to eat and drink.

As a class that can heal, such as paladin, priest, shaman, or druid, you should not spend your talents in the healing tree even if you plan on healing when you are level 85 - having healing talents does nothing to increase your leveling while out in the field soloing quests, which are the bulk of your experience. Just re-specialize once you are level 85.

4) Cities & Bag Organization

Whenever you reach a town, you should automatically do all of the following: Repair, Sell all your items (Except crafting materials and rare valuables), and restock on food and water. Getting this routine down and automatically doing it each time you enter a town will save you a lot of time in the long run.

Log off in inns or major cities. This will allow your Rested bar to fill much quicker, and when rested, you will get double experience - a huge incerase.

Bags are very important. You can never hold enough of the loot you've gotten from adventuring! If you are creating an alt, you should first and foremost mail your alt four of the biggest bags you can afford. This will increase leveling speed a lot since you will spend less time standing still deciding what item to destroy in order to pick up that quest item and just be able to destroy everything. Even as a new character, you should sink much of your money into the biggest bag slots you can afford. At very early levels, you should go to a nearby Bag Vendor / General Store Vendor and buy cheap 6-slot bags to fill your empty bag slots.

Create a system where you organize bags. Place the items you won't sell (Hearthstone, food, water, valuables) in your last bag and fill it up with those objects. Keep your main backpack empty, so when you loot the junk greys, you can quickly selle verything to a vendor.

5) Don't Buy Gold / Powerleveling

It is against the Blizzard's World of Warcraft Terms of Service agreement to buy / sell gold or to have somebody go on your account and powerlevel you. You can get banned for doing these activities! Thus, I've removed all of the ads that advertise gold or powerleveling from the website.

Additionally, if you follow the Gold Guide while leveling, you will have a ton of gold at level 85.