Entropia Universe is a massively multiplayer online virtual universe designed by the Swedish software company MindArk. You get to customise your avatar (as usual) and start in a space station where you can learn basic functions and the interface. You can change your avatar as much as you like until you finally leave this environment. There is a variety of free chothes and accessories to choose from.
While it's possible to play the game for free, Entropia is geared toward in-world economies. Players may buy in-game currency (Project Entropia Dollars) with real money that can be redeemed back into real world funds at a fixed exchange rate of 10:1. In 2006 a virtual 'Asteroid Space Resort' was bought by Jon "Neverdie" Jacobs for a sum of 1,000,000 PED (US$100,000)! This is very much a game orientated environment with goals of becoming powerful and wealthy, within and via the game.
Needless to say the scenes for this webcomic were shot in the free zone!