You should aim for a world that is about to start or just started. You’ll do this by looking at a world with a low tick number, under 100 would be idea. Fantasy 2 seems to be the youngest world current running. Followed by Mars 1, and then Fantasy 3 which just ended a round and should have a new round starting soon.
These worlds all have different tick speeds and sometimes also alliance member limits. Tick speeds on the majority of worlds range from 1-3 an hour. This is basically how often actions are performed per hour. M1 is a 1 tick world, F2 is a 2 tick world, and F3 is a 3 tick world.
If you’d like to learn the game with a community of experienced players, we have a Battledawn Academy that uses discord for its main base of operations. If mentors are available, they may start an alliance on any world and recruit/mentor players.
You can find the discord here https://discord.gg/m4jUfr