Instead of adding to the cacophony of less than helpful posts...
( Sorry my first post added to the flood )
Why not try and find useful and helpful hints for new players?
Once you have made your new character and are logging in for the first time, it is wise to be ready to run away, as somebody may be lurking by the spawn spot for an easy kill.
As a new player, remember that things are meant to be very similar to real life, You cannot kill a bear singlehanded here anymore than you can in real life. View almost every creature man or beast as extremely dangerous.
Fishing is an easy and effective way to keep from starving. If you are playing solo, there are foods you can forage, but many are hard to find... learn to fish.
DO NOT CARRY your valuables on you are you go scavenging. Learn to make baskets and set the permissions. Then store truly valuable things where others cannot loot them off you.