Whoever appeals to the law against their fellow man is either a fool or a coward. Whoever cannot take care of himself without that law is both. For a wounded man shall say to his assailant, “If I live, I WILL KILL YOU. If I die, you are forgiven”. Such is the rule of honor.
I got to 235 on my alliance character (back before I came to this server) by lvl 27. Just mine every spot you see, no matter what it is, to raise skill and stockpile supplies. Then look for the item you can make that is orange, or possibly only just turned yellow, that only requires mats you have. If you don't have all the mats you need for any one thing, pick the cheapest one. I don't recall what items I made though.
They say the truth will set you free, but they don't say how deep the cut will be.