Well, after two weeks of working and learning and trial/error, I've got what I believe is suitable for a BETA release! The game is intentionally simplistic; even having my own dreams of the next great MMORPG, I realize and respect the concept of biting off more than one can chew, lol. I felt this was both realistic yet large enough endeavor for one person to be a great first step. As simple as it is, I feel like it's a huge accomplishment, and it's a good sense of pride knowing that I took something small and am accomplishing it (rather than taking something large and only accomplishing .01% of it.)
I will keep working on it, fixing all bugs, and adding small features here and there until I feel it's worthy of being more than a WIP/Beta.
Who knows, I might even eventually earn the right to call myself a "Game Developer".