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Cool! I'm sure you'll love it .
Mostly just don't worry too much about anything. There's so much stuff in the game that nearly everything is optional.
The only tips I'd really give gameplay-wise are to return to your house every once in a while, (especially if you're having trouble finding quests) and to switch up your abilities sometimes; It's easy to overlook them at first, but equipping more of them will let you unlock better techniques.
Story-wise, pay attention to what happens in every quest, especially the ones with familiar characters. They might seem disjointed at first, but quite a few of them will start to connect as you proceed through the game.
Hope you enjoy it!