Hyperion actually had a quite good idea for that looooooong agozircher wrote: ↑Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:10 amNow, there will be persistent resources like basic parts, some textures, maybe NPC portraits*, and the like. But, those will be tweaked on the fly and cached locally when they are in possible close contact range of the PC.
* Didn't think about that until now, but you can even build NPC pics with a random seed from list of images and then tweak those images for item, skin, and hair color. Throw a 'sloppy video feed' filter over the top of that when communicating with them. Of course, I have nearly zero artistic capability myself. If tasked, I would pick up something like DAZ and make a bunch of renders. Your typical programmer art solution.