I think my first RPG was MMO called Nexia The Kingdom of The Wind, because I got access to the internet first before my mother bought me a PSX. That is why I'd became familiar quickly with RM mapping style
Might and Magic I. I had no idea what I was doing and just ran around randomly fighting monsters and trying to figure out what I was supposed to do. But, I still managed to have fun with it, so that's what matters, right?
It's the game that made me interested in Rpgs in general. I was a little kid when it was released and I remember that my best friend had this game on his PSX back then, so I used to go at his house everyday and we played it together (he was playing, I was watching and giving him hints) untill my father bought me the PSX and the game too. I didn't finish it back then though, mainly because I was a kid and very inexperienced too...some puzzles of this game were too hard for me at that time. Some of you old PSX veterans might remember it, it's a very good action Rpg that some describe as a Zelda clone (probably because they lack better references) and an awesome game overall, with a classic plot but very well made and enjoyable. After this I played the amazing Wild Arms (the first one, still for PSX) and totally became an Rpg addict.
My original idea of a quest where you just paid money to complete it (it made sense in context) somehow got turned into decorate a table with a variety of choices so that the majority of players will have different looking tables.