Is there a tutorial like there was in EQPC?
Like Dyadem said, there are starter quests that are vital to do and will teach you a lot. There are also npc's standing near the place where you begin which will explain the basics of the game, fighting, death, collections, banks, ...
Just talk to everyone at first, see what they say, definitely everyone with a feather above their heads. Most npc's are untargettable, so hitting the a button out of chatwhen you target them will not attack them and get you killed, something that did happen in EQ I (at least, I had it happen, more than once). Don't be afraid to wonder and experiment, at worst you can die, which isn' as bad as it used to be.
Also, small tip, don't hand in collections before you hit level 10. All collections are lvl 10 and higher, so they count for your AA's, you don't get any AA xp before you hit 10. The rewards from the collections at a low lvl are not better than the quest rewards so you do not miss out on much. AA's change a lot, they're a very important part of the game, but don't worry all too much at first about it, apart from those collections before lvl 10.