One of the biggest complaints people have about Darkfall is how hard it is to survive those first few hours. The game is very different from many standard MMOs. Lots of things don't work how you would expect and some things seem really dumb until you understand why they work the way they do.
To make your life 100% easier when starting out in the game watch the following video. It will make your first few hours in Darkfall MUCH MUCH easier