I think what they meant is, should we be looking at the campaign setting and doing any homework etc.?Also to echo what someone else asked, this thread is just for people who are looking for a specific DM or something right? I will be alone and I assume I'll get slotted into some table. I don't need to do anything right?
You don't HAVE to do any homework, no.
Are you starting a brand new PC that comes from the Isles? Then I would say to definitely take a look at the Regional Guide. That will give you all the info you need to create a Ffolk, Northlander, or other Moonshae native.
Is your character coming over by ship from Chult or the Sword Coast? Then no, you really don't need this info unless of course you've been "in country" for some time. The Regional Guide will provide you with the knowledge you have picked up since you've landed.
As for you, specifically, good person... this is a place to build community.
If you have a DM you want to play with and they're here, hit them up and see if there's room.
If you have no one in particular you want to game with, here's your chance to talk to some fellow players and make connections.
Get your group or at least parts of it put together. Otherwise it'll be a random draw when you get there. You don't NEED to do anything but show up and have a great time. This thread might help you with that.
Either way, see you at the eXperience!