....and as a testament to this just read back the last 10-20 pages. Most of the stuff mentioned isn't remotely part of the 'main game'.
Nope, you can do whatever the fuck you want. You could play the game for hundreds of hours and not even touch the main story.
So I'm no rpg player, but this game is inescapable.
So as I understand it, you can just do whatever you want?
Let's say i'm kind of following the main quest and then decide to to fuck off and run into the wilderness, there's no time constraints or anything?