So, you decided to make an alt toon but are dreading the leveling you will have to face? No worries anymore. WOW has made it quite simple to level your toons a bit faster. If you have a main toon that is 85, you can always send mats, gold etc to your alt toon to help it along with professions as well. Mining and Herbalism do grant you extra experience if you choose to learn these specific professions.
First of all, if your toon is an alt, you may already be part of a guild which has guild perks. One great guild perk is achieved at Guild Level 2. This guild perk gives your toon an extra 5% increase when completing quests and killing monsters. If you are part of a guild whose level is already 6, you get a 10% increase when completing quests and killing monsters.
Blue Bar, Blue Bar!
No matter which starting area you start at or which faction you choose, questing is easy. I went up to level 5 easily within 30 minutes of playing my alt toon. One thing you want to make sure of before you turn in any quests is that your experience bar (which is located above your ability/user interface bar) is blue and not purple. When you turn in a quest and your bar is blue, you get 200% of the experience instead of 100%. You will turn purple if you fight or kill something but if you are simply turning in quests, your bar can remain blue as long as you rest at an inn or major city. This means you must stay there until your bar turns blue or leave your toon and log off for a bit.
Questing is a great way to level up your toon as well. I usually take quests which are orange (coloring of the quest title) and yellow. If a quest turns green on me, I will abandon it. Keep in mind as you are completing quests, you are also killing monsters, beasts, etc. So you are getting experience from killing things as well as completing the quests. Don’t forget to rest at an inn or any major city before you turn in your completed quests.
Once you reach level 10, you unlock two battlegrounds: Warsong Gulch and Arathi Basin. The interesting thing about battlegrounds is that if you enter while your experience bar is blue, it will not turn purple when you are playing a battleground. Of course, you can earn honor points and experience in these battlegrounds. You can receive double experience and honor points if one of the battlegrounds happens to be Call To Arms as well. Your honor points can be stored (cap is 4000) until you are ready to purchase something with them.
When you reach level 15, you are eligible to enter random dungeons. Dungeons are another great way to level your toon quick. Not to mention, you will get gold, extra experience and a bag of goodies which usually contain a rare piece of gear.
Questing, battles and random dungeons are all great ways for you to level up your alt toon. Chances are you may know the quests from previous toons as well as the dungeons. I have seen some of my guild mates level up 10 levels very quickly. Hopefully these basic tips can help you when you are ready to make an alternate toon. Good luck!