Here are some tips to get you started in Life is Feudal (LiF).
The most important thing to keep in mind is that your character has both a skill and stat cap, and nothing you do during creation impacts the final possible builds. You can’t gimp yourself or ‘mess up’ a character in creation. The impact is just on starting skills/stats. That said, some skills/stats are easier to raise than others, so a little pre-planning might save you a little grinding later on. This is especially true for Willpower, so it’s generally recommended to max that out.
Skill and stat gains from the newbie island carry over to the main map, but items on you and in your bags do not. How much time you spend on the island is up to you. On the one hand, since you can’t starve, it’s a good place to do a lot of afk-grinding. On the other hand, if you just want to join up with your guild asap, you aren’t hurting yourself or missing out on anything by leaving the island immediately (walk to the blue column of light).
First things to do once on the main land:
Assuming you are part of a guild (LiF isn’t really intended to be played solo), you’ll want to make your way over to the guild’s village. But before you do that, which will likely be a long (hours) run, you’ll want to do a few prep steps first. Build a torch and equip it. This is important because a single hit from a torch scares away aggressive animals (wolves, bears), who will otherwise kill you and restart your run. It’s also a good idea to get some food for the journey. IMO the best way to do this, especially if you are near water, is to make a fishing rod, catch some fish (catching fish might take a bit, you will fail often, but don’t worry, just keep fishing), then create a campfire and cook the fish. With some food and a torch, you are all set for the run.
Once you reach your guild:
Build yourself a small hut unless the guild already has a housing spot for you. This will be your bind/recall point. If you don’t do this, should you die, you will be placed randomly on the map like you were when you first arrived, which again could result in hours of running.
After that, align with the guild’s goals, figure out the best ways to improve your character, and enjoy feudal living.
Reminder: My guild (Supreme Cream) is always looking for people to join us on the Talmun server. Drop into our Discord if you want to chat, whether its about joining or just if LiF might be for you, we are always happy to help.
Edit: Also make sure to use the “praise your god” ability daily, which increases your alignment.