The three main paths start by performing for peanuts, usually in your own home for the amusement of friends, before earning enough experience to hit ever larger venues. Naturally, as you grow in expertise, you get bigger tips, your reputation (and personal relationships) improve and your act gets to incorporate bigger, more crowd pleasing features.
Acrobats, for instance, begin as mime artists, mastering basic balance ball tricks and flips before moving onto fully customised stadium shows. Magicians get to invest in new props like the Box of Mystery or Swords of Destiny. Singers meanwhile unlock new props, costumes and tracks – something expanded on in the limited edition box that features licensed material from Katy Perry, no doubt the first in a string of celebrity endorsements.