With a premium account, there is an option to select a starting town. This is a wonderful tool for new adventurers, but there is a tiny bit of trouble with such options. Every character starts at level zero and certain towns do not have alternatives to Thrak’s curtain or running messages.
Obviously, this is a function of game design meeting a newer game system. As it stands, I have a new cleric trying to level up in River’s Rest. It isn’t working well, but I am going to make it work, no matter how painful.
Every area has options that work, albeit slowly. I will try out the Adventurer’s Guild and foraging to get those points.