Since you're new I'll let you off easy on this one
There's TONS of info on leveling throughout the forum and they'll answer all you're questions. Check out the leveling section of the forum here - http://www.ramforumz.com/forumdisplay.php?f=261
. Read through some of those posts, especially the stickied one and you'll learn tons. If you have any more questions after that post them up and we'll help you out.