That is a question ALL players should consider seriously.
You can be a solo player here, that is a fact, but it can be very hard, and will become harder as the distribution of resource types become more spread out.
You will have to learn to trade and be willing to travel very far at times to get what you need.
You can join a tribe.
This makes life in Xsyon much easier, but has it's complications as well.
Yes, you will have folks that can help guide you and give you tips. You will have access to more resources and protection as you move about in game.
You will also need to be very careful about who you join.
Find out from other active players about any tribe before you join them.
There are some that will claim to be friendly and nice, but are evil and bent on destruction. They will in one breath claim to be good, and in the next recruit someone openly wanting an evil tribe. Some are very open about who and what they are about, and others hide what they do. This might be exactly what you are looking for. But if it's not, then this can be a big problem, as it can drive away new players that join a tribe thinking one thing and get something very different, and thus get turned off to the game as a whole.
Remember: Talk to other players, as many as you can, to get a feel for a tribe before joining.