oh right that actually reminds me of another issue. if im not rememberin gthis wrong if youre underleveled you have a 200 percent aggro distance.
Which is a problem if you're alone in the world, but if you've got a good couple of partners with you, then they can often help mow down whatever mobs there are. The only problem I've ever encountered with this was when we had a level 60 engineer with a group of us in the Silverwastes. The Silverwastes is a bear even for a level 80, and even if you happen to have decent gear, so a level 60 is undaunting, however, if you've got a good team with you they can minimize the damage slightly. In that scenario, you're still gonna find yourself in a downed state, but you'll also still level as you go.