You begin inside a prison (see photo 1) and you must complete the tasks to be set free, this is to weed out griefers, and those who can't follow directions. The prison will take some time to complete, as it isn't supposed to be extremely simple. (Read Prison Rules in Photo 2)
Once you complete prison tasks, you will be teleported to the Castle in the Medieval city of Volterra (see Photo 3) There you will find the shops, and your starter kit, you must get a job of either lumberjack, miner, or knight. You may rank up your armor and weapons, You may also explore to the modern city of Kingstowne, there are huge houses for sale. Only the wealthiest men/women on the server live there. As you progress in your job, you may buy better tools.
There are a variety of mini games you may join once you finish prison. each one with their own unique characteristics (See Photo 4 & 5)