After you succesfully signed up on the EntropiaUniverse website, and confirmed your account, it's time to download the client. This might take a while, considering the size of the full client. Once the client software finished updating completely, you will be presented with a screen stating that during the spacetrip to Planet Calypso your ship was attacked and destroyed by robots, as happens so often. Not to worry, though. The Calypso government has set up a body of brave deep-space rescue specialists that actively goes after the robot foes and tries to save the DNA of anyone attacked by them. You're one of the lucky few, as many souls never were succesfully rescued in such fashion. You will now be taken to a screen where you can start recreating a representation of yourself, called an "avatar". To do this, there's a plethora of options available to you. This tutorial is meant to guide you through the process. Keep in mind that after you are satisfied with the way your avatar looks, you will not be able to recreate or alter it in any way, other than when you use the (paid) services of trained specialists. On the left of the screen, you will see the tool you will be using to shape, color, and personalize your avatar. Let's take a bit of a closer look at it, and look at the different components the tool is made up out of: In section 1, you will see three buttons, allowing you to select a main part of your avatar to work on. At the time of writing this tutorial, there are buttons for the body, the face, and the hair. Switching between buttons will bring up different icons in section 2 that will allow you to fine-tune specific features of the selected bodysection for complete finetuning. We will take a more detailed look at this in a minute. The buttons in section 3 will allow you to quickly switch between the different features. You influence the looks of the features by using the control in section 4. It basically acts like a small joystick that you can move around the area. As you move it, you can immediately see the effect of the different settings on the avatar. Note that for some features, you can only move the bar from left to right, rather than 360 degrees around. For those who are impatient to get started, there's the buttons in section 5. The left-most button allows you to randomize the entire section of the avatar, while the right-most button will randomize whichever feature you currently have selected. For certain features, section 6 will contain a slidebar that can be used for further customization. Section 7 allows for switching between male and female avatars, while the reset button will undo your work, and take you back to the original. This option works on a per-feature basis. Finally, Section 8 will let you see your avatar dressed in either just underwear, casual wear, battle armour, or formal clothing. Note that regardless of which setting you pick, after you press "Accept", you will be dressed in a plain orange jumpsuit. The "Exit" button will let you leave Entropia Universe completely.