Oh, also, what ever you do, DO NOT KILL THE CHICKENS!!!!!! If you do, it's game over. And I'm serious.
Whatever. I killed the chicken and then all the townspeople who naged about it
Except for the invincible children of course
yes, you follow a guy for a while until you get the tutorial parts done
He recommended talking to his sister in Riverwood after the tutorial. I ended up killing her instead (she was one of the mob who attacked me
Now I'm just looting some random nearby dungeon/crypt. Hurray open world games
then you can go on your own or hire a mercenary to go with you. Also, the one guy I wanted to get his elbow that I just bashed the hell out of with my war hammer and he was like "hey, watch it." I'm like "nag, I just freaked yo crap up and that's all you say!?"
I've never been a fan of having AI NPCs "help". They usually just get in the way. Granted I haven't tried them in Skyrim yet.