Pharaoh, I would change the links to forums.thesecretworld.com/ in case the other stops working at some point.
I have a lifetime sub on TSW, so won't be in any hurry to rush through the game. I will also continue to play Tera. I haven't played the beta extensively, but I'm happy to try and answer basic questions about the game.
One of the first quests that you do will give you the choice of a second weapon (or an upgrade to your first i think), so when you are in the training area and can check all the weapon types out, have a second one in mind so you know what you want to pick when that choice is presented to you. Also, there are vendors in that same area that sell basic versions of all the weapon types.
Keep in mind that you can't make a mistake that will screw your character up. If you start out with a weapon and decide you don't like it, simply start working on another. The skill system is pretty daunting at first, but at the start, building out the skills in the inner ring for the weapons you are using will give you a basic build. After that, you can start experimenting and getting fancy.