The difference between a game and reality is a logout button... or the absence of one. Aincrad is a brutal place especially if you are a solo player so make sure you level up as soon as possible and get good, really good - your life literally depends on it. Work on your sword skills so even with the rotten odds and dungeon traps with no teleportation you can find your way out. Be one with the sword and fight because someone has to fight for all those who can't. That's what heroes do and you happened to be one. The job comes with a badass Blackwyrm Coat.
Extra Credit: 30 seconds rest between sets.