Just remember, the higher you have all your muti-classes, the higher your adv rating is, which determines how much xp you get when fighting same lvl creatures as yourself. I never did any blacksmith so I'm not sure which prestige school goes with it. A couple things...if you feel you are going to be doing a lot of crafting..I've heard it is sometimes better to go gatherer first. If you get some good levels in gatherer, then you can harvest or mine more at one time. This could help you in the long run. What I do as an outfitter, is spend the first 30 mins or so crafting basic armor. Then I go to different towns (you can only seel 5 things on each cosigner) and place them for sale. When I get on next usually those 20 or 30 items are sold and I've made a few silver! For me that is enough money, because a monk doesn't need weps, and nobody makes good armor for them either! What else...as far as combat goes...stick to the newbie area killing crabs or what not...big diff in this game is something a few levels higher then you can definitely whip up on you! Also, the quests (although quite simplistic) can give you great xp. Well, good luck, I'm not sure how into it I am, I just got Call of Duty, plus after reading the newest on WoW, I dont know if I can play any thing till that comes out! hehe PS yes that is correct, each skill and attribute moves up a certain amount each level depending on your class. For ex..warrior hit point go up fast..so someone who wants to play a mage might level 9 or 10 levels of warrior first, so that there hitpoints are much higher then what they would be if they went straight mage!