I suggest application to the Mobius private group if you want to play with other Cmdrs without risking unpleasant encounters.
You can do so here: https://elitepve.com/page/join
If you need help with anything just ask here.
Let people advise you but don't let them give you a "leg up", there's a lot to learn and it's fun.
Don't get obsessed with creds.
Don't be in a rush for big ships 90% of the fun is anticipation..
Don't get involved with the "grind", things are supposed to take a long time.
Do hang out with others in discord and parties.
Do make sure you enjoy the Sidewinder.
Do get a Cobra and engineer it cos that the most fun ever.
Do play in open, visiting Deciat and Mia for the first time is great fun. Some people are mean but the vast majority are cool.
I met a couple ozzy noobs last weekend. Nice chaps. However some one had told them there was a free corvette at hutton orbital. Bless them they fell for it hook line and sinker. Lol.
I did my best to tell them otherwise but they went ahead anyway and then ran out of fuel before they could jump to alpha centuri. So i had to do the decent thing and point them in the direction of the heros that are the fuel rats. I was on mic with them and the fuel rats were very good and not too narct at being called into action on the bank holiday.
Just thought id share.
Fly safe cmdrs o7