My name is Citi, and I’ve been a player of DDO since the summer of 2011. At first, I tried to do everything solo, but let me tell you that this is not such a good way to do things. In the many years I have been in the game, I have learned much- but most of it only within the past year or so.
DDO is an MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game), so take advantage of the fact that there are others that have played longer and know more about the game than you do! Best practices are to advertise you are a new player, and gauge the responses you get. If people are silent or simply not nice, try another server.
My current server is Argonnessen, but I pop on other servers now and again. If you are interested in picking up the game and trying it out, it’s free! You can contact me and I’ll be happy to get you started. I am new player friendly, mostly because I still remember what it was like when I first started the game (no friends, no gear, no knowledge of the game whatsoever), and I was miserable. Don’t let that happen to you!
Hopefully, after reading this you’ll either contact me in game, or decide to try the game out, and contact me for that. One way or another, I look forward to hearing from you. Good hunting!