So i just got my first toon to 75 (yay) and im already at a loss... no idea where to start getting decent gear before anyone lets me into a ToO run, what armor sets should i go for right away? im basically in quest gear right now... i dont know what to do for jewelery either, and im not sure what to use for an off hand weapon... any help?
Draigoch armour is the first four pieces of armour that are easily acquirable through skirmishing (Can be solo or group). Similarly, you should choose to skirmish raids, since a great deal of good agility jewellery is acquired there (Some examples are Siege of Gondamon and Protectors of Thorenhad).
The jewellery that is available from the Limlight Gorge faction is very close to (Or is) the end-game jewellery. You can get the 3 pieces you need by completing three 6-man Roots of Fangorn runs, and to have kindred with Limlight Gorge which does not give too much trouble.
The first four pieces of Draigoch gear are you main important target, since this is the first armour that people will accept as good armour, and it will let people know you can contribute quite well. Use this armour to get into skirmish raids, and try to find some jewellery in there (And perhaps a 2nd age symbol for a Legendary Item, although with Rohan so close, I see little point in that) and then head over to Roots of Fangorn.
I will say this though, Rohan is coming up very close, so it might not be worth getting the end-game gear now, since it will be obsolete in a month or two.