The sets are there in the character-creation screen. Don't know them by heart, but you will soon enough.
Getting a bow is now pretty easy - and arrows. Thread can be obtained from entrials, and PIGS drop them too - so no mummy-hunting
If you want to 'hunt' there are wolves, deer, sheep... cougars...
Peasantry is possible - two words of advice is 1.) Not all crops can be grown everywhere 2.) Not all crops can be grown all the time. You start trying to grow crops in winter, you've got problems
Its now pretty easy to start off, you start with enough money and the tools you need.
Now magic - Magic is implemented - and VERY IMPOSSIBLE to learn, so don't try. You need to find a player who'll teach you - just say no. Druidism is in again, its expensive to learn.
Oh and we also have a wiki (link's on the main page). It'll help a lot
there you are
Ps- Lizards are awesome *wink wink*