The first thing you want to do as a newbie is to try out the game and battle out them other newbies, I would get mad if I join this game and I couldn't attack any other newb cuz theyre under protection...
What a waste of resources to develop such a system.
Im on my 3rd day playing this game for the first time and must say the most frustrating thing I learned my first day was that my starting weapon doesn't raise skills. I even took my first 100g I made and bought a starter staff thinking it was a good investment so I'd have a weapon and staff.
After killing with both weapons for an hour and being really frustrated about not gaining skills, I finally QQ'd in chat before finding out those weapons won't give skill gains. Even the way it's worded on the weapon says something about not raising level, not skill, what's a level? I bought this game cause there aren't levels.
I was more pissed at having wasted an hour killing goblins without skill gain than I would have been being pkd, but gaining skill up to till the point of being killed. In fact I was pkd within the first couple hours in game and the guy res'd me and was real nice, said he just wanted alignment.
although i haven't paid for it yet, i'm too lazy... hell, i've got over 100k and i still haven't got a second starter weapon lol.
I want nothing more than to eat you.