A good place to start is with the links on the forum main page:
Are you new to the game as well as new to the forum? The Elvenar wiki has a lot of information for beginners. There are many different ways to play the game, depending on your preferences and inclinations. Experience is often the best teacher.
My mantra: Build, upgrade, produce.
Post a few forum messages in the appropriate group when you feel ready. Look in the 'Central Place' for the relevant categories.