Since your New, its worth it but alot of things depend on how Hardcore or Casual you go with it.
AoC as i said on another thread is more for Hardcore MMO Gamers who will go Serious with it, otherwise your best bet is to not overthink it too much.
- Schedule: Doing Daily stuff/ Monday Raidfinder/ Weekly Raids (That last one needs a reliably active Guild) most are not anymore, a guild that does all Levels of Content, even low (That one is even rarer and mostly reliant on Vets with Fresh Alts) Timezones may be better or worse.
There is alot of Veteran Guilds around but they only do T6/ Chaos that kind off stuff so as good as they might be its best to avoid them if you want to progress and they dont advertise recruitment either nor will Support New Players. (So you are restricted on just a Handfull of Guilds and hope for their Advertisement to Join them).
But the most important stuff is the Time you invest and AoC needs alot of Time compared to other MMOs, just like WoW. My advice take your time and dont push yourself or rush it, but ‘‘Enjoy it’’ Grinding here is slow for Tokens and AA, so if Endgame is T6 you will reach that point within a Year for certain unless you play fulltime Daily.
If it was more active you wouldn’t worry about when to log in to do content but now its very dependant on Timezone and how much free time you even have. Best thing you have as a New Player is you are Excited with the Game so nothing will feel boring to do or repeat.
You will have a nice fun experience though since you play with your Brother and not alone.
- AoC was designed as a Game that is reliant on Active Guilds with lots of New Players to progress Characters and take them through the Group Content multiple times to fill (Grind) Tokens for Gear and AA at a propper speed.
Its not Storyline RPG Based where you can just Queue up for the Group stuff and not worry much like in SWL. So if you take New Players away then the Design doesn’t function as intended.
Try the Guild Spartans. If they wont do no-one will.