I have reached level 18 from 15 in three days, I have found that you get a lot of loot from killing brigands, apprentice scroll cases, armor, i have even got a sword that does +2 damage to orc-kind, and two hammers and a club, one of which does extra damage to beasts. I have done the racial deed Enmity of the Dourhands (rank 1) and got the skill head-butt. As well as various other quests. I have also done some of the Vol. I, Book I quests.
I have reached level 14 and have got the title Indomitable, I also have new shoulder pads and a breastplate, which I got from the new hobbit gifts. I did quite a few quests on the Greenway and found that the Field Bears and the boars give 71 xp when you kill them, which is good compared with other beasts which give about 15 xp. My Guardian now has 900 life which is a lot compared with my Hunter and Lore-master, they wouldn't stand much of a chance against something with over 200 life!
I have progressed from level 7 to 9 to 12, and am currently in Bree. I have got myself a Spear (boar hunter's spear I think). I have found that like my Lore-master (Styrmi), and, come to think of it, my Hunter (Hadgrif, he collects fish). I am collecting things. Only it's not capes, or fish, it's shields!
I have managed to reach level 7 already! I am a Explorer (that's how I got the title "Easily Lost", lol) and I can craft light and medium armor as well as treated planks, and I can mine ores, though I cannot make anything out of the ingots.