Look at your perks window “Shift P to open/close” and make some choices there.
Open your research window "Shift O to open/close and set it to at least 10%
For AI daily missions and starting at AI-0 if you get a cocoons/find item mission keep leaving the mission before completing it and re-enter as it will respawn the mobs in the mission and you will be able to get your AI level up to 4-5 fairly quickly.
Newcomer armour is fine for now.
You can get to SL via Jobe portals though it will cost a little to enter (10k creds)
Make sure to do your barkeeper missions everyday to build up some victory points for items you will want, check the general ofab store for hud items and the MA store for possible armour items (these are expensive in VP) The easiest to complete are tower tag/illegal miners but BS Battle Station will reward you the most but isn’t always running when you want it to be.
That should be enough to get started for one day.
I’d like to explain more but it would take about 1k+ video explanations at around 45mins each.
Which I have done already