You should be able to set your starting position when you go to the 'Position' link on your right-hand menu. Your options will be limited, and will depend on your race and faction.
Typically it does not matter where you start, since you can be transported from anywhere by your faction (there isn't much to do on planets anyway), but it would probably be easier if you contact your faction to find out what would be most convenient for them.
They're typically fairly low-level, but don't worry about it - even if you're losing to one, it will stop before it kills you, so you can't die. (: Same as if you defeat it; it declares you victor and essentially surrenders before dying so that it can be used again.
I see. Thank you.
Oh I have another question about the game controls. In the links on the right hand side of the screen, my Inventory Items category says Disabled. Do you know why that is? Should I be concerned about it, and what do I need to do is enable it?