As previously mentioned I have been playing alts quite a bit. Besides the first 10 levels or so before your toon gets to fleet the experiences are mostly similar and you don’t have sprint so you run and run and run and find yourself only half way to where you want to go. Or maybe I have just been spoiled by the utility of sprint, which you get at level 14.
The one aspect of swtor that I do like, since I have alts, is that leveling can be done in a variety of ways. This can be a turn off to some people. As when leveling there is just so much content that can be skipped, that is if you want to stay at level with content. Leveling alts and leveling them differently can allow one to see more content.
With my Bounty Hunter (BH) I have used all forms of leveling variety from normal quests, heroic quests, class quests, flashpoints (fp), space missions and PvP. This lead me to doing about every other planet or so before I was just too over leveled and was just finishing class quest then moving to the next planet.
On my Operative, who is now my main, I only run fp’s and do class quests with some PvP sprinkled in at slow server times. As in when I can’t find a group to do a fp.
On my Juggernaut, I am mostly questing and surprisingly enjoying it, as I don’t tend to like just questing that much.
On my other BH, a Powertech this time I am just PvPing. I am surprised at how beneficial PvPing can be for non fifty toons. You get a fair amount of credits and experience in PvP. My Powertech has been averaging about 6-7 medals a match since he got his Guard ability which allows one of my allies to take 5% less damage and 50% of their incoming damage to be transferred to me. This ability improves one of my allies to survive longer. See in swtor the PvP warzones split into two tiers levels 10-49 and level 50. In the 10-49 warzone everyone gets a buff to make the players stats scale to a level 49 toon. This puts everyone on a more or less equal playing field. Really the only disadvantage to being low level in warzones is that your abilities are a bit limited. PvP can be a real grind anyway so it doesn’t seem to matter that much.
Space Missions do offer a real change of pace and a solid amount of experience but they can become very repetitive. I wish there was a little more variety.
Class quests are definitely the meat and bones of leveling on all my characters. They drive the story and guide the player on their journey to fifty. The class quests are well thought out and fun. These quests are what make me come back and start new alts.
I have enjoyed all the empire storylines so far granted I have only gotten through the first two planets on the Sith Warrior and Sith Inquisitor. I am through chapter one on my Imperial Agent and up to planet Hoth which is somewhere in chapter 2 on my BH. I will admit I have a Jedi Knight but he is only level 10 and just got to fleet. I heard that story was good but until I finish my empire storylines or at least two of them my little Jedi won’t be seeing much action.