Hello there~ Welcome to Gaia. I suggest that you just browse around the site and try stuff out. Don't worry about making a fool of yourself. A good start would be reading the guides and important stickies that are located at the top of this forum such as ATTENTION: How to stay safe on Gaia. A place to ask Gaia related questions would be the Questions & Assistance forum. You can always pm me too, I'd be happy to help! I'll send you something as a welcoming present.
Oh wow, uhm, hi. This is my first time trying out Gaia, and uhm, yeah.
Help a brother out?
Anything I should know before I go and make a fool of myself?
Use the tabs located above labeled "Home, My Gaia, Shops, Forums, World, Games"
If you play a few games including zomg you may earn gold for it so eventually you have enough gold to shop for gold shop items within the shops tab. You may select a shop of your choosing and buy items in there if you have enough gold for it. If you go into the Market Place otherwise known as the "MP" you might need a little more gold, just enter the items name in the search bar that you wish to find. The Cash Shop is Gaia's non-gold shop meaning you cant use gold to get the items there, you need to buy a cash card in the real world with real money to get it then enter the code from the back of the card after you scratched out the grey stuff with a quarter, thats located in the "refill" section below your username at the top right corner of your screen. The goal here is to socialize in forums with many people, or Dress your avatar very pretty, Share, Help, Ask for advice, and just sit back and relax. If you like a challenge then I suggest you go to zOMG to play with other gaians and fight monsters.
My personal advice is to not take any insults seriously, as you know just like on the internet there are Trolls that try purposely to make you feel horrid. Also never give out your email or password to any gaian that comments, pms, or quotes you asking you for it. It is a scam no matter what they promise or tell you. Do not click strange links that look fishy, they could be a hack or scam. Okay? So stay safe. Read the gaia rules and you will be fine. 3nodding