Lets say you had three WoW accounts. Due to Recruit-a-Friend and some server transfers, you've got a slew of alts at various levels and with various professions.
Account #1 has a level 80 Hunter (herb/mining, naturally) with a fancy Gorilladin, level 59 Rogue (enchanting and nothing, kinda lockpicking) and a 57 Death Knight (no profs as yet).
Account #2 has a level 57 Paladin (Engineer and nothing).
Account #3 has a level 69 Shammy (herb/mining), 60 Druid (alchemy/inscription), and 57 Warrior (JC/BS)
Your goal for the alts is really only to level their professions, with aspirations of maybe playing one of them to level 80 based on which one you consider to (A) have the coolest name and (B) be most fun to play, and (C) professional daily quest requirements (can you do the JC daily if you're not 80?).
Grandmaster for crafting professions (above 375) requires level 70.
So, the stage is set. Now the question to the readers...
What'd be the fastest way to get as many of the toons up to 70 as possible?
Options can range from the simplest to the craziest...
1) Old School - Level each toon individually via questing, grinding, and PuGging instance runs when there's instance quests.
2) Boosting - Instances - Amava runs one or two other toons through Outlands instances. (Aside: This is actually pretty lucrative. A single, 32 minute run through Ramparts netted 120g in cloth, D/E'able greenies, vendor trash and blue BoP drops).
On the boosting option, I'd have to figure out what to do with the Rogue and DK that're on Amava's account, since there'd be no toon high level enough on the other accounts to boost them.
3) Multibox - Dual or Triple box low level toons and do quests. Would mostly be playing a single toon with one or two others in tow, looting quest items.
4) Boosting - Quests - Amava has two lil babies following her, but rather than the lucrative dungeon runs, it'd be boosting them through quests. This option suffers from the same drawback as the earlier Boosting option.
I think that's all I got. What did I miss?
Any ideas on what'd be fastest?
As it stands right now, my approach is mostly #2 Boosting Instances when there's rested XP on the toons and spare time on me. The thing I like best is how brainless it is. Questing requires me to read stuff. If I wanted to read, I'd go to school. Boosting requires me to solo an instance 10-20 levels below me, and make sure I press my /follow macro from time to time and the jump button to be non-AFK from time to time.
Brain Dead>>>Thoughtful&Challenging when I'm grinding levels
Anybody out there hit WotLK max level in a day or two have ideas on efficiency? Specifically on the 60-70 level range?