Power leveling in a Mmorpg like WoW or EQ is the act of getting a character to the maximum level of the game as fast as you can. Leveling up in Mmorpgs usually takes a lot of time and effort, and the first time going through the game, the player is likely to use weeks if maybe even months to achieve max level. How much time it takes depends a lot on the game, in World of Warcraft it is relatively fast and can be done in about 3 days if you do it right. But the standard time for most Mmorpgs are from 3 to 7 days of ingame /played time. To see how long you have been playing a character you can usually type /played and it will show you the time played in the chat window, this works in most games. If you want to level faster than this, you will have to learn what ways of leveling is the fastest in your Mmorpg, this is called Power leveling.
How To Powerlevel
For example in Everquest 2, you usually gain levels by completing quests and fighting monsters either by yourself or in a group or raid. Doing this you can usually reach max level in a about a week of playtime more or less. But if you get all XP bonuses (see EQ2 Bonus XP Guide ) and having a high level character mentor (Scale down to to your level) and then go into a dungeon your XP will increase tenfold. The high level character will be very powerful and be able to take on whole rooms of mobs without losing much health. Doing this can get you to level 80+ in a matter of hours instead of days. To find out more about EQ2 power leveling check out : Everquest 2 Powerleveling Guides
In World of Warcraft there are no systems like EQ2’s mentoring system. So players are left to fend for themselves, or in a group of equal level players. There are however some ways to level really fast. First of all, Heirlooms are very powerful items that can be bought from PvP or from running dungeons. These heirlooms scale with your character and can be used all the way from level 1 to 85. These will greatly increase your stats so you can kill enemies with lightning speed, and as well giving you up to 35% extra XP. But the thing that can help you really speed up the leveling is by using good guides. There are a tremendous amount of guides for WoW on the internet, some are free others you have to pay for. Which ones are good and which ones are not I’m not going to discuss here but can be read more about on Free Mmorpg Guides. But there are for sure some really good ones that can help you reach level 85 in about 3 days of /played time.
You have the ability to power level in most mmorpgs using various methods like these, it’s all about finding out which method in most efficient in your game. The original Everquest also have some great power leveling methods that can be read more about here : Everquest Powerleveling Guide. If done right power leveling can help you get a head of the rest, I use power leveling methods for all the games i currently play. If you have a bunch of character you don’t want to spend a whole lot of time leveling each one up, and power leveling helps with this.
Free Mmorpg Guides have a whole lot of tips on how to power level fast and efficiently.