When you've graduated from the newbie zone, you'll know because you'll get one or more breadcrumb quests. This is one that kind of says "go n/s/e/w, young man, to find Joe Schmoe at village X, and give him this item". As you travel to an unknown area, stay on pathways to avoid mobs that want to waste your time, but if your map has gone blank, then veer off the path at a likely looking spot and you'll often get a "discovery" place name and free XP. It usually triggers shortly after the name appears. Then your map fills in. Always try to fill your map in.. it helps later.. If you don't do this, you'll end up having to go back and do it anyway because there will be some vague quest in the area. Blizzard like to designate areas as being matched to levels in groups of 10. So newbie zone + beginner zone is 1-10, then 10-20, 20-30, etc. Breadcrumb quests tend to lead you from zone to zone (as well as from village to village). Since each race starts in their own styled area there are multiple newbie zones, multiple 10-20 zones, etc, so if you're bored of doing quests at 10-20 in "your" zone, or you're just stuck, you may have already found the equivalent zone of some other race, so you can go off and spend time with them instead and do their quests.. Try to hold onto any leather you skin, or cloth you find. The stuff stacks in an inventory slot, to either 10 or 20, which helps. Later, when you find the auction house, you can sell it for much more than you can sell to a vendor. About the only things that are commodity items available to level 20 or less are: * leathers, linen cloth, wool * pearls * green items that are not already soulbound to you everything else is crap, sell it.