When you finally reach the first rebirth, I suggest you mostly do trader jobs. Get a horse when going from jangan to donwhang, because it's faster. Horses can't take as much goods as camels, but thats ok still in this point. You load your horse so it reaches the line between 1* and 2*, but still keep it 1* or else all player thiefs can kill you, and you get more NPC thiefs to kill you.
You sure ask now when you can start with the 2* trades? I'd say around 3-5 rb and not before you hit level 100 again, because many thiefs are around 110+ and have at least 3 Rebirths, so if you are below lvl 100 or dont have at least 3 rebirths you can do a 2* trade, but the thiefs will smash you with one hit.
And as a little tip - I suggest you don't do hotan trades until 10 rb++
If you plan on doing 2* trades earlier, make sure you have around 4-5 high rb hunters with you.
When you finally reach lvl 2+ trader, many people have wondered what to do. The thing that happens, has nothing to do with how much stuff fits to your transport, how much the goods cost or how much more money you get for selling them. The trader level makes you and your transport have a little more defence against the thiefs. It's your level that decides how much goods you can carry until it becomes a 2* trade.
Many people wonder too what the red flag does - I've heard it makes your transport more invisible to NPC thiefs, so they attack you when they spawn and not your transport (this is only a rumor).Hunters:
Hunters kill thiefs and help traders. With low rb count I suggest you don't play as hunter only to kill thiefs, but instead only help traders to Donwhang/Jangan. When having low rb count, don't be hunter to traders that have a higher rb count than you. When you see a higher thief, don't kill him, just run as fast as you can! When your at ~10 rbs, you can start hunting real player characters and kill them to get more exp.
When you reach level 2+ hunter, you get more defence against thiefs, and do a little more damage on them. The million hunter flag doesn't affect anything (as far as I know o_o)Thiefs:
Thiefs are evil :D which is why i like them best.
Many people wonder where you go to bandit town, and the answer is this: You can get by using bandit den letters (takes 5 minutes to teleport) and by talking to a woman in barrom street located in Jangan (See map below).
I'm not exactly sure about the location, but it's somewhere where the red dot is.
Don't thief until you reach 3~4 rebirths, or else all 5+ rb hunters kill you immediately. I started thiefing arount 10rbs to be sure, and it was much easier than to thief with low rb count. As a tip, I suggest you use camel, because it can take more hits and has more slots.
You can use your spawns to do some evil stuff :] For example you go really close to a trader, so close so you touch him/her (the trader has to be low on rbs, and you have to be high on rbs) and when your thiefs spawn, they attack the trader, who gets lots of problems. If a hunter doesn't appear, the horse/camel dies and you can take the goods.
Another good thing to do as thief is, to buy a level 16 weapon (don't have any transport summoned) and use it. All low levels will think you're level 20-23, and will try to kill you. Then you switch to your real weapon and kill them one hit (badass :O) But you better be high on rb count as well. Aside of that if someone asks you for your level, lie. If they believe you and think they can kill you cuz you're low you'll just kick their asses ;)
When you level to level 2+ thief, you get for each thief level more defence against hunters, and do more damage on them. I've been told that the 1 million thief suit hides you from the radar from hunters, but this is probably another rumor.
Some of the things can be totally wrong, or something can be missing, but I wrote most of the things by own experience.