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Torn - text based RPG browser/phone game
« on: December 29, 2019, 11:07:06 PM »
I've been looking for decent wee games to play on my phone, and have become intrigued by this. Anyone else played it?

It seems to be a long-term grind, a sort of life sim where you get a job, commit crimes and accrue money. There's a casino where you can bet on real life sports events and stuff as well.

No MTX, it's free, but I'm still not sure if it's any good or not :-)

Edit: here's an invite if you wanna try it http://www.torn.com/?r=2450557
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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2019, 12:13:13 AM »
Played this years ago. Having a quick glance it seems there's more stuff to do now. But I can't remember much. I remember getting some kind of job and mugging people for small income and buying body armour and a weapon to protect myself from random attacks.

I think I got bored quickly, but I might give it another shot.

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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2019, 03:02:47 AM »
I've been looking for decent wee games to play on my phone

At the risk of derailing the thread (sorry) I played two belters of mobile games in the last few weeks so figured I’d mention both 80 Days, a text based steam punk story game based on going around the world in an alternate 1870s, and The Witness which is puzzle based Myst sort of thing. I’m sure you’ve played them both already but if not they might fit the bill.

Will look into Torn, sounds like it might be up my street.

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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2019, 02:14:50 AM »
Thanks, I've not got round to 80 Days yet, it's hard for me to focus on stuff like that, whereas games like Torn will keep me obsessively checking them, with their exploitative timers and psychological fuckery.

I sort of know I should bin it immediately, but I think - like Fallout Shelter - I'll be able the bin it off if it becomes a drag and a chore.

Last night I accepted a faction invite, so I'm enjoying the grind for now, and learning the game systems. Some bloke is paying me $100,000 every time I attack him, so I've already got a mansion rented out, and am saving money in my piggy bank, while grinding out small-scale crimes.

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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2019, 09:41:55 AM »
I am enjoying watching this unfold. It's a slow burn, some guys have been playing it for 10 years. It's got me interested in checking out MUDs again, actually.

Funny stuff happens, on top of being paid for attacking people, and failing, I just got offered half a million for putting on 10 $1 bounties. I couldn't see any strings and noticed you can place bounties anonymously for 50% extra stake, so I took a risk.

Bought some points with the the money and stuck more in my piggy bank. Probably got a million in there now, and I've also hit level 5, which has opened more missions and stuff. Sweet.

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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2019, 09:59:32 AM »
I think maybe it was a trick this time. I now realise I can't put any more bounties until they're claimed, and presumably no-one is going to claim $1 bounties, or even see them. Waste of energy I'd have thought, but maybe my faction can help, I'd presume there's a banner for filling bounties.

Edit: I think they might expire after a week, phew. I'm happy to go along with some stuff like this for the role-playing aspect, and general curiosity.
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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2020, 04:21:15 PM »
any tips on gathering money and stats in the early days? I'm stuck at level 3 and the acquire a property mission because the cash has been wanked about in trying to get more and level 2 types in bounties are fucking pulling off one hit hospitalisations

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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2020, 05:16:48 PM »
That's great you're sticking with it for now! It really is a fun and intriguing game.

Okay, you could message (name removed as he was ripping me off) and tell him you want 100k per attack, that's easy money. Xmas town ends soon, but you can dander round it - it's slow and a bit dull though, so I do it when I'm petting Jelly or something. The mini games are good actually. Anyway, you basically use one of the alternative maps and then walk round the path looking for drops, keys and chests. Some chests are combo locks, and it's like Mastermind, remember that? Green means the number is right, yellow means it's the right number and wrong place, and red means it's a totally wrong number. Use 123 and work from there.

I think the glass of beer is meant to be good to buy. I need to go spend my tokens actually, but anyway, I was getting prizes and finding stuff like energy drinks worth 750,000k! And the market value for some Xmas stuff (like coal, iirc) apparently goes up substantially in a few months time.

Look up baldr's guide for general tips too.

I got a mansion rented out, then kind of stopped worrying about money to focus on gym work and stuff. I mugged someone for a quarter mil earlier though, that was wicked.

Here I can lend you some too, it's all in my piggy bank and in points now, but I'll try and give you some cash later if you want.

It is a slow game, a marathon rather than a sprint, so don't fret too much about power levelling. But what I'm doing now is a lot of gym work again. The mansion raises happiness which is very important to gains.

So I've been stealing loads of sweets. My happiness is 1000, I eat sweets until it's 2000, then I bang an ecstaty to double it to 4000. Then plough my whole action bar into gym work. HUGE difference.
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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2020, 05:25:58 PM »
Also, you could look at factions if you haven't done so. My one is loaning newbs ranches for free to get them started.

Poker and russian roulette and stuff opens up as you level too. Poker apparently very profitable if you're decent at it. It's PvP. You can bet on real life games as well, but I see all that as frippery and not a reliable way of making money. Xmas town is still going for now, so get in there and find stuff. You can also find stuff  in the normal city map, click the tab beside links then just scroll round and look for tins of drink and stuff to click on. Again, but dull but can find some stuff.

Edit: and I'm not putting much into dexterity, apparently it's not as useful as the other three gym stats.

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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2020, 03:20:06 PM »
Haha I've been piling it into dexterity. fucks sake!!

I like looking at the bounty reasons. 'Being unreasonable', 'a fat hoe ass idiot', 'eats uncooked macaroni'

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« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2020, 03:41:39 PM »
I had about 50 Xmas bucks, forgot to spend them, it's gone now :-( did get another chest today though from it first.

Lol hadn't checked the bounties, just failed on a level 5 one I tried, damn.

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« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2020, 03:10:08 PM »
Bounties are mad, there's a cunt in there with a one hit hospitalisation on level 1. Weird.

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« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2020, 03:08:27 AM »
Leveled very quickly the past few days by attacking weak, L20 targets. L9 now! My one week investment in the bank matured, so I've bought more ecstasy and gonna do a shit load more training. Trying to not get chucked out of my uni course though.

Just stealing jackets now to build my nerve bar, I did 100 illegal sales and 200 thefts and was still getting busted too much, which you lose crime xp for. So now I'm doing just jacket theft for another 100 or so.

Put a few 10k bets on randomly at the bookies and some of those actually came in for me.

How you guys doing?


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« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2020, 10:38:24 AM »
Logged on today, saw your post about stealing jackets, thought that sounds like good banter, got thrown in jail

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« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2020, 09:18:10 AM »
Lol, jacket theft is meant to be safe from jail...? You mustn't have done enough other stuff first? I've stuck to jacket theft and now larceny (the first option in there), and haven't been jailed in ages now thankfully. Nerve bar up to 20.

Did you guys know you can buy and sell plushies or beer before you even get to L15? I didn't until the other day. So you buy eg 100 kitten plushies every day for 50 bucks and flog them on the items market for about 500.

I just zip back and forth to Argentina for the plushies and flowers there, though. Almost scrimped and saved enough for a private island rental now. Gonna lay off the E for a bit before I get hooked or OD, and just keep making bank, yo.

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« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2020, 03:39:57 PM »
Got proposed to today. Said aye, then noticed it was a guy, and I thought okay, it's 2020, let's do it, babe. He says he wants 11 kids and I said that's fine, as long as he's the one who's gonna try and give birth to them.

Landing in Argentina in 10 minutes, then proposing to them with a diamond ring I stole from someone's house, or found in the dump, or whatever.

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« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2020, 05:50:47 PM »
Happiest day of my life, I got gifts too from faction members. Bolt cutters (very ironic, but set the old ball and chain off, no nookie tonight for me), 50 grand which I'm gonna use to buy my wife husband a big set of tits and a fanny, and a donator pack!

The idea behind this was we're now gonna share the costs in a private island, it was taking me ages to travel back and forth with only 5 items a time. Now I can make serious money and train like fuck in the gym.


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« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2020, 05:06:50 PM »
Flew back from the UK to a right mess in Torn City:

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You sit down to watch TV, suddenly the image goes blank and a loud beeping noise rings out. As you reach for the remote to turn the volume down, a man's voice reads the ominous message aloud. "This is an emergency broadcast alert! There has been a confirmed detonation of a Radioactive Bomb within Torn. We urge all residents to remain calm and remain inside their homes until further notice. We believe the faction PT-Family was targeted. Hundreds have been injured in the blast that has destroyed much of the area reported to be near the factions headquarters... And many, many more are now being treated for radiation poisoning. Currently their names and condition are being withheld while local and state law enforcement officers finish the investigation. Again: There has been a confirmed detonation of, some kind of Dirty Bomb within Torn City. We urge all residents to remain calm and inside until further notice."

noone has been able to fly out, and now I've got fucking radiation poisoning from it.

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« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2020, 05:08:56 PM »
some Lvl 15 gobshite keeps going after me every other few days to take money and I am fucking FUMIN at it

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« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2020, 12:35:19 AM »
Just fucked myself. Been mugging this big but lazy faction something shocking for the past week or two. Taken about 20 million, they rarely learn and hide their cash. First few hits were over a million dollars per mug

Finishing off a mugging there, thought I'd throw in a minigun flourish to end with. Boom, blew my stealth like a total fucking moron by switching from my diamond bladed knife to using heavy fucking artillery. Note to self: Miniguns are not stealthy.

Well, this should make the game more interesting for me now :-)

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« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2020, 02:47:47 AM »
Couldn't sleep a wink last night, but this bloody game has kept me awake now tonight, haven't even thought about how tired I am.

I failed a mug in London earlier and got talking to the guy. He's really super nice and I'd been thinking about leaving my faction as I've already outgrown it, and it's frustrating me. They ignored my offer to help, and the lack of perks is killing me.

After only two happy jumps I'm already nearly getting kicked from education, and minor drug addiction is taking ages to wear off.

Anyway, liked being in a small, cosey fac, but made the switch and am now stacking Xanax to chain tomorrow, when the Love Juice event starts.

Amazing armoury, so much more money invested in this fac. Fucking Armalites to borrow, full armour, metal nunchucks for shuts and gigs, and they even supply you free Xanax for chains.

So I was nervous about making the switch, but I'm super addicted and in love with this game, and I wanna grooooow and get strong as fuck and richer than God.

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« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2020, 11:59:25 AM »
Event starting now, hardly slept again and nervous about taking part in a proper but chain. This event is gonna be MAD too. I've stacked 500 energy with Xanax and will do a 25 points refill, so that's 650 energy with attacking only costing 10 a go, lovely stuff.

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« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2020, 01:16:26 AM »
Torn is unusable at the minute but GT and anyone else, send Duke 96 dollars before noon tomorrow and he'll give you a gift. I got three as there's about a 6 to 8 hour cooldown on it.

I found one lucky juice finally. Spent all day stacking Xanax, got about 34 hits done and now my love juice is going to waste because the site has shit the bed :-( I'm so disappointed.

When it works it's been mad though. 12,000 people in the hospital earlier. I'm doing a 10,000 chain with my new faction, we've been doing it since about 3pm yesterday? If you don't make a hit within every five minute window at least, the chain drops and we lose the big 10k rep bonus. It was touch and go there for a bit purely because of server load. We babysat the chain all through the night and all day long. I called out incoming attacks so we could get the retaliation bonus where possible.

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« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2020, 01:22:03 AM »
And I've been dabbling in the stock market, and building upto to a 50 (or 500?) million or so investment block which pays out item packs or you can get one which gives you properties every now and again etc. Loads of them.

Anyway I bought into the hospital as it's one of the cheapest, and the stocks have gone through the roof because of all the live juice inspired violence over Valentine's.

I bought more earlier from my mugging proceeds tonight. Sold most last night but the remaining ones had went up $16 more since then. So I looked at the trend and reckoned they could easily hit another $10 so started investing again. Loving it!

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« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2020, 12:47:15 AM »
I've been stacking xanax  for 24 hours now, was gonna do my first max happy jump where you have 99999 happiness. Huge gains, and you get a merit.

Had my first overdose though, RIP. Okay, bummer as I can't do the jump now and I lost four Xanax, but if I had overdoses in the ecstasy instead, I would have been in real trouble. That would have cost me millions, basically was gonna pour my whole net worth in and borrow from other players at interest. Then spend the next month working it off.

Get out of hospital and do my daily check of the map:

"Nice! There is 1 item around the city: Skateboard."

Fuck. Me. Ragged. Still trying to take this in tbh. A humble skateboard in Torn City gives a permanent 1% speed boost and is very valuable to established players with battlestats in the millions or billions. Goes for about $450,000,000 I think...

Wow. I've really been struggling with cash in game as I've been trying to do a bit of everything.

Not sure what to do now, either keep it for myself, for some point in the future, or flog it and be set for a good while. I can nearly afford my own private island if I sell it! I could start doing it up and renting it out for regular income.


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« Reply #25 on: March 01, 2020, 09:52:21 AM »
Hunting out new players and getting them to slut[1] for me. You can get $300,000 an attack, but I can't afford to pay that yet. So I'm trying to mentor people instead, and help them with advice and stuff.
 1. i.e. sell their losses

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« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2020, 04:47:53 AM »
Bounties are mad, there's a cunt in there with a one hit hospitalisation on level 1. Weird.

Yeah I think I found the same guy
I found a few guns in the dump sold them then gambled with half the profit to mixed results. I've also put a load of money on profitable bets for the next day or two. I think if I get 50% wins I'll be happy.

I bought a second trailer for the purpose of renting it out, but not done anything with it yet. Not sure if it's worth it?

Currently learning martial arts and working in a casino.

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« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2020, 07:08:04 AM »
I'm an antagonist!

A lot of people level hold, I'm holding at L17. Battle stats are way more important than level, so you will have level holders getting their mates to bounty them so they bait free defends our of folks who think they're weak.

Jesus is the most famous L1 on there. He can't access many game features like casino etc, but he's a beast.

Rent a trailer out, but you're not gonna get much tbh. I have about 8 of them from the wheel of lame lol.

I finally sold my skateboard for 410 million. On the low side but very happy, and was nervous as fuck and just wanted the money banked as fast as possible. So now I'll add to what I saved and keep reinvesting it as I add more and accrue interest.

I was lucky to get a job in an 8-star adult novelty place. No pay, but I get a free erotic dvd every three days worth 3.2m - my work stats are still shit but have improved greatly this past week. The boss is sticking by me (even though his company has taken a hit) and I'm paying $1 every few days for extra trains to get my stats up quicker. Work stats are the slowest thing to improve.

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« Reply #28 on: March 03, 2020, 07:14:47 AM »
Vital education to get is the one that lets you fill blood bags. It's intro to biology, then intravenous therapy, and then you can fill empty blood bags, and use those to get yourself out of hospital. You can also sell your blood on the market if you want.

I'm doing critical hits at the minute, then gonna do "10% more damage to neck hits" as I'm a glass cannon and want to be putting out big damage. Next probably driving license as I'm nearly ready to do driving crimes now like "arson warehouse" and then I'll likely focus on finishing most or all of sports science for the extra gym gains.

Speaking of which, here is what happened when my fac leader used the skateboard I sold him..

Actually I'd better not be specific, but basically his battle stats are in the trillions, and it immediately increased his speed by millions.

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« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2020, 07:30:58 AM »
Sorry to bang on but I was so happy to see the thread posted to lol. Anyway I noticed I've now mugged over 40 million dollars in the last month! It can be lucrative af, I always knock a few people over when I'm abroad and importing flowers and plushies, and have regular targets in Torn City who rarely learn! Starting to focus my energy in gym gains though.

I did get my max happy jump done; was like 30 million to get to 999999 happy, then I couldn't afford to go totally crazy, but spent about another 60-70 million on Feathery Hotel Coupons. Doubled my battle stats, shit was crazy. That was with 1000 energy stacked over 30 hours with Xanax, and then I did a points refill as well for another 150 energy for like 1.2 million - do that every day now. And the FHC's give you energy each time you use them too, which is why they're so expensive. So I did all that in a 15 minute window before my happiness reset to normal levels.

This is why your home is very important to gym gains - happiness is crucial early on and you want to work toward private island. Try and get married and go halfers on a better place, check the newspaper for potential spouses.

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