I am enjoying this game. I have never played a text based Role-playing Game that causes so much time to pass by and I still haven't discovered a quarter of what I can do. You should emphasize just how big this world is.
The Town itself has lots of place but wait til you get to the point where you are riding on a horse to get from one place to the next.
I did notice that I could move around outside of the wagon transport but haven't gotten there yet.
Don't rush it, you will get there in time. A lot of new players get excited to see the other parts of the game and end up dying before they get there.
Put on your armor, get a good weapon and make sure you have essentials like a backpack and food. If you have an advisor you should get tips about all of that.
That is part of the game. There are lots of items to choose from but you need to select the right stuff.