Just make sure you spawn on founder's isle. That'll give give you chance to explore the game without being afraid of someone killing you. (Founder's Isle is the only non pvp area aside from on tribe land).
The other thing I'd recommend before you start (i'm sure you already have ) is to review " http://xsyonwiki.info/index.php?title=Stats ". Think about what you want to specialize in (cant be the best at everything anymore) and assign your stat points accordingly.