SmallWorlds Beginners Guide - DISboards Parents should be aware that this game is PG-13. There is an unlimited dictionary. Contents: Creating your first avatar Navigating the game and understanding missions Getting started with your pet Chapter 1 Creating your first avatar It's not so obvious how to creat an account while in Beta so the following diagram was created. from the main page at www.smallworlds.com clicking the button labeled "go there now" will allow you to begin creating your new avatar in the game. Next will bring up the following change to the webpage, click OK to accept Now you will be at the select an initial look screen. This step is really out of convenience, don't waste to much time worrying about what your going to look like as these steps really just give you a starting point. You can then change your appearance to anything once you select an option and then click next. Now that you have selected your initial look you can really start to customize your avatar as shown in the next graphic The arrows under the face will allow you to rotate to see what your avatar will look like from every angle. In choosing your face shape you can select 2 different shapes and they will act like a merge. Using the slider will will show the results of the merge, moving the slider to the left will make the shape move more towards the first shape while moving the slider to the right will make the shape appear more towards the 2nd shape. The slider being in the center is an even merge of both shapes. Once you understand this concept the creation of your avatar will be quite simple. Next you will choose your skin tone, and then eventually your nose shape in the same manner you chose your facial shape. Don't click Next just yet, you will notice the bottom row of icons Face, Hair, Eyes, Mouth, Decals, Glasses. You will want to make edits on all of those sections in order to really get your avatar to be all you. Also pay attention that some of the styles have 2 pages, it will say page 1 of 2 in the top right if there are more options hiding from your initial view. Hair inlcudes hats on page 2. Decals include options like facial hair, piercings, dimples etc. Once you are happy with your look click Next to go to the Dressing Room Now you can select your clothes, you pick your shirt and pants type then you may customize the color of them. Your shirt can inlcude a logo, and of course a little bling can be added for the final touch under necklace. Clicking Next will bring you to the Dance studio. I recommend not fiddling with this now as it can be confusing and is something you just don't need to worry about until you get yourself going into the game. You can always come back to this at another time. If you do wish to get started customizing your dance moves, the preview dance buttons are at the left. Adding a move is done by clicking the + and removing a move is done so by clicking on the - symbol. Once a move has been added you select the head, arms and legs posture followed by how long of a pause before the next move executes and finally the angle in the event you wish to have your character change direction during the execution of the current dance step. Clicking Next will bring you to the Name screen Now you should enter your characters name both first and last. Understand when you speak it will only show the first name and when your avatar is clicked on it will display the entire name. Once you have enterred both click the check availability button. If your name is available click next otherwise try again until you have a unique name. Now you are almost ready to enter smallworlds. The first thing I suggest you do is click on the account settings button which will bring up the following screen: The first option I would put onto filter, it will filter the most offensive cuss words from being displayed as this game does not use any dictionary. The second option I would leave at "do not use tunneling" unless you are experiencing problems. What this does is sort of encapsulates the data to disguise it from firewall and packetshaping technologies. It has an adverse effect if enabled in that you may experience only 1 computer in your home may use the game at a time. If there are multiple players in the house for instance this is going to cause you great pain. Click save once you are satsifed with your settings and I will recommend unless you just cant stand the thought of being with out a pet in the game skipping the make a pet option for now. There is a mission you will need to create a new pet to finish and this will destroy your current pet so there is no real need to do this yet, as the pets skills will all be lost. Clicking the wrench will let you modify your avatar if at last minute you decided it is still not quite what you wanted. Keep in mind you can always get to this option before logging in, your character can change later if you so wish. Clicking enter world will bring you to the terms of service page, you will need to agree and click next to continue and fill out your personal information. Don't just type any fake email address in there because this will be your login name and you will need to remember it. There is also a verification email that will be sent out. After you have filled out your information Click Next to submit Now you can pick the shape of your home, This is where you begin every game and where you can place the furnishings you acquire. Click next once you have picked out your room. Congratulations if all went well you are now standing in your room with your first mission being displayed before you. Good Luck!