Determine the gear stats and armor type you need for your new character. For example, a paladin requires Strength as their main stat, and heavy armor (the armor type) will scale as the character scales if they are initially unable to wear heavy armor due to being a lower level. Your optimal heirloom gear set will feature the same main stat as your starting gear.
Cooking benefits all classes, especially melee and hunters (it is a free source of food). Until higher levels, the benefits it provides are almost exclusively stamina buffs. While more stamina is always nice, cooking is not essential to leveling. Considering the time investment required, if you pick up skinning then cooking would absolutely be a wise skill to level prior to hitting your level cap, as beasts often drop meat useful for skilling up.
Dugis Ultimate world of WarCraft Guide installation is not impossible, nor should it deter you from using another guide; remember many are very satisfied with Dugis Guide. However in order to install Dugi’s WoW leveling guide you have to download their installer, you have to download each part of their guide individually (about 16 files). Once you have all the installation setup files and the installer in the same folder, you execute the installers. All the installer does is UnZip each file & place it in your Addons folder. The process is very similar for the Macintosh.
Another part I like about Dugi’s leveling guide is the ease of use. You’ll be given the guide in different forms so that you can find the one that fits you. For those that like to have a printed guide alongside them he provides you with a printable and image heavy version of the guide. A very powerful system Dugi uses is his in-game leveling addon that permits you to play without having to take your focus with the game itself. The addon adds a tiny window for your World of Warcraft game that tells you what area of the guide you’re at and how to proceed next.
Also note that power leveling is sometimes used to refer to paying someone else to level your character to cap as fast as possible (i.e. they power level for you); a distinction used by Blizzard is to refer to the paid leveling as "power leveling service." This behavior is against Blizzard's Terms of Service. Power leveling yourself, which this article covers, is perfectly acceptable.
Waypoint System with Taxi Feature - Works similar to TomTom, clicking the Quest POI in your Objective Tracker will automatically place a waypoint for the quest. The waypoint arrow will turn green if you enter the selected quest area. You can also create your waypoint by CTRL + Right Click on your map and you can also link them together by holding SHIFT + Right Click on your map.