When you're first learning the game,
it's fun to roll up a ranger first;
they have the natural advantage of tracking skill,
which helps them hunt down appropriate prey while leveling up.
When you see an NPC deliver a phrase in brackets ([like this]),
you need to repeat that phrase to get more information. Remember
to put a question mark at the end of whatever you say; otherwise
the NPC won't continue.
Before you even try to play EverQuest or run its tutorial,
make sure that the device drivers for your video card and
3D accelerator are up to date.
The game is very touchy about current drivers.