The main point to note here would be to ensure that you've "ticked" and downloaded "everything". Each and every one of the planets' and sub-planets' data files. This is so that you can enjoy an uninterrupted gameplay and won't get kicked out of the game to download the new areas that you've stumbled upon. (Though its only when your moving to space, changing planets or the like...then you'll have to worry about this I guess.)
Furthermore, as each of the planets makes their own set of items (weapons, armors, clothings, etc) and these have been further distributed by the players...so much so that they're found all over the place, its certainly safer for you to have the textures of these items downloaded rather than not.
Character Creation and Customization
While it certainly isn't the one I've used to create mine, this is definitely the "latest" that I could lay my hands on...thanks to the Avatar System Update that happened during Jan 2013. Therefore, I'll be using it to talk about this section, Character Creation and Customization.
After choosing a template, you can then go into the edit mode to fine-tune the nitty-gritty details. (These details are roughly divided into the four major sections, Face, Body, Hair and Color.)
Yes, you live and die with that same character as long as your using the same account. And one's not allowed to create multiple accounts according to the terms and conditions listed.
Beyond Character Creation, the only other way that you'll be able to make alterations to your face, body and hair is via visiting other fellow players whom are qualified "beauticians" and "hairstylists".
But mind you, they WILL BE charging you PEDs for their services. And they rightfully should, as they've went through hell and back...just to acquire these skills and the tools to make you "pretty". Not to mention performing these alterations do require various sorts of materials and ingredients that they will need to buy from other players.
Just so that you won't end up visiting some "quack" (fake) ones...I'll be explaining to you the rough concepts. To the best of my knowledge that is. (As I'm not one and never had the PEDs nor skills to dabble in these professions.)
To become a qualified beautician and/or hairstylist, one must have the right tools.
Once with these, the underlying mechanics is for the "customer" (the one with whom the change is made) to sit in the appropriate "chair" or "furniture". The "beautician" or "hairstylist" will then proceed to performing the deed with the appropriate tool equipped in his or her hands.
However, because of the need for the "customer" to "sit down" on the chair or furniture, this means that one will have to place the said item down on the ground. But that will leave the item open for others to pick it up or steal it. (And trust me...someone would.)
With such a place, anything dropped within the boundaries of the private estate can only be picked up by the owner (of the estate) and will thus be protected from being stolen.
Not only must one have the right tools for the job, one will also need to have the proper materials or ingredients.
- Hair Styling Materials - Basic Hair Color Set, Hair Gel, Hair Spray
- Face Sculpting Materials - Basic Eye Color Set
- Body Sculpting Materials - Basic Skin Color Set, Body Fat, Metallic Bone Replacement
Even with the right tools and materials, the path to being a popular beautician or hairstylist (that people would want to visit) is all but smooth sailing.
Just like there are good ones and bad ones in real life, the same applies in Entropia Universe.
Anyway, from what I do know, the more times you perform these sort of operations, the more skills you will gain and the higher your level becomes (in the associated profession).
For more details, please visit and read the following tutorial:
Entropia Universe - A Visit To The Beauty Parlor
(* Special thanks to Dark Zunami Angel and Ido Starlit Sunrider...as I took the liberty of paying a visit to both of your shop and apartment for some screenshots.)