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-Merit guide!: Stuck on what to spend merits on? Read the guide to help you make your decision.
-BB Code tutorial!: Stuck on how to make your profile or posts fancy? Read this guide to get a complete insight on learning BB Code!
-Forum signature guide!: Not sure on the forum signature rules? Read this guide to ensure you never receive a warning!


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Merits get a lot of questions, so here's a complete guide to what they all are.

Once you use a merit, you cannot get it back or change it for another upgrade so choose wisely!

Using your merits is incremental. This is where you need an increasing amount of merits to get to the next stage of that certain merit type.


Stat Upgrades
Generic Info: Using merits to upgrade your stats do NOT show on your home page; these upgrades take effect when fighting. It is reported that the increase to your stats is approximately 5% per upgrade.
I.e., if your strength is 500,000 and you have upgraded your brawn once, this should have a passive effect of 1,000 on top of your strength.


Brawn - Strength
Sharpness - Speed
Evasion - Dexterity
Protection - Defence


Miscellaneous Upgrades

Nerve Bar - Increases nerve by 1 on top of your maximum nerve bar
Critical Hit Rate - Increases your critical hit rate by 1% (default critical hit rate is approximately 5% and critical hits deal 2-3 times more damage than usual.)
Life Points - This upgrade will modify your current life points by 5%
Crime Points - This will increase crime success rate by 3%
Education Length - Decreases your time in education by 2%
Awareness - This is useful if you are very active or use the dump a lot. This will increase your awareness which increases your chance of finding items in the city and increases your chance of finding better items in the dump.
Bank Interest - Will upgrade your bank interest on top of the fluctuating bank rates. (1 week: +0.1%, 2 weeks: +0.23%, 1 month: 0.5%, 2 months: 1.1%, 3 months: 1.6%)
Masterful Looting - This will increase the amount gained when mugging players by approximately 0.1%.
Stealth - Increases the chance of making a stealth attack. (stealth option should be turned on here: http://www.torn.com/preferences.php?action=settings)
Hospitalizing - Increases hospitalization time by 10 minutes when attacking people.
Casino Tokens - Increases your daily token gain by 10. (default is 75 tokens and this can be also increased with the casino job)


Weapon Mastery Upgrades
Generic Info: Upgrades in this category will increase the damage and accuracy of the weapons listed. This weapons list was correct on the 17th April 2011. Kicking and Fisting is NOT affected.
These items are not yet tested so we don't know if they are influenced by any of the masteries below: Book, Screwdriver, Slim Crowbar, Cut-Throat Razor, Fruitcake, Dual Uzis, Dual P90s, Dual Bushmasters, Dual TMPs.


Heavy Artillery Mastery - Increases damage and accuracy of heavy artillery weapons
Weapons Affected: Anti Tank, Egg Propelled Launcher, Fireworks, Flamethrower, Minigun, Neutrilux 2000, RPG Launcher, Snow Cannon

Machine Gun Mastery - Increases damage and accuracy of machine gun weapons
Weapons Affected: M249 Para LMG

Rifle Mastery - Increases damage and accuracy of rifle weapons
Weapons Affected: AK-47, Armalite M-15A4 Rifle, Enfield SA-80, Gold Plated AK-47, Heckler & Koch SL8, M16 A2 Rifle, M4A1 Colt Carbine, Sig 550, Sks Carbine, Steyr AUG, Swiss Army SG 550, Vektor cr 21, XM8 Rifle

SMG Mastery - Increases damage and accuracy of sub machine gun weapons
Weapons Affected: 9mm Uzi, AK74u, BT MP9, Bushmaster Carbon 15 Type 21s, Dual MP5s, MP 40, MP5k, MP5-Navy, P90, Pink Mac-10, Skorpian, Thompson

Shotgun Mastery - Increases damage and accuracy of shotguns weapons
Weapons Affected: Benelli M1 Tactical, Benelli M4 Super, Jackhammer, MAG 7, Sawed-Off Shotgun

Pistol Mastery - Increases damage and accuracy of pistol weapons
Weapons Affected: Beretta 92FS, Blunderbuss, Cobra Deringer, Desert Eagle, Dual 96G Berettas, Fiveseven, Flare Gun, Glock 18, Lorcin380, Luger, M-9, Magnum, Raven MP25, Ruger 22/44, S&W M29, S&W Revolver, Springfield 1911-A1, Taurus, USP, Qsz-92

Club Mastery - Increases damage and accuracy of axe & clubbed weapons
Weapons Affected: Axe, Baseball Bat, Bo Staff, Cricket Bat, Crow Bar, Dual Axes, Dual Hammers, Frying Pan, Hammer, Handbag, Ivory Walking Cane, Knuckle Dusters, Lead Pipe, Mace, Nunchakas, Pillow, Slingshot, Wooden Nunchucks, Wushu Double Axes

Piercing Mastery - Increases damage and accuracy of piercing weapons
Weapons Affected: Blood Spattered Sickle, Blowgun, Crossbow, Dagger, Fine Chisel, Ice Pick, Kitchen Knife, Macana, Ninja claws, Pair of high Heels, Pen Knife, Sai, Spear, Swiss Army knife, Twin Tiger Hooks, Wand of Destruction

Slashing Mastery - Increases damage and accuracy of slashing weapons
Weapons Affected: Dual Samurai Swords, Dual Scimitars, Chain Whip, Claymore Sword, Guandao, Kama, Katana, Kodachi Swords, Leather Bull Whip, Rusty sword, Samurai Sword, Scimitar, Yasakuni Sword

Mechanical Mastery - Increases damage and accuracy of mechanical devices
Weapons Affected: Chainsaw, Taser

Temporary Mastery - Increases damage and accuracy of temporary weapons
Weapons Affected: Brick, Claymore Mine, Flash Grenade, Grenade, HEG, Ninja Stars, Pepper Spray, Smoke Grenade, Stick Grenade, Tear Gas, Throwing Knife, Epinephrine, Melatonin, Serotonin

Credit to TCbasic.com for list of weapons

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What is BBCode?
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BBCode is an abbreviation for Bulletin Board Code.
It is a lightweight markup language used to format posts in forums.

The Purpose of BBCode
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BBCode was devised and put to use in order to provide a safer, easier and more limited way of allowing users to format their messages.
We can describe the purpose of BBCode is to make your forum/message board posts more stylish by adding styles/colours, centraliing your text or give them special effects like bold, underlines, italics, or all of them together.
Now the codes....

***NOTE: ALL GAPS MUST BE REMOVED IN ORDER FOR THE CODE TO WORK***

Text Codes

[ b] [ /b] - Creates bold text
Usage - [ b] This is bold [/b]
Example - This is bold
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[ i] [/i] - Creates italic text
Usage - [ i] This is italic [/i]
Example - This is italic
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[ u] [/u] - Creates underlined text
Usage - [ u] Underlined Text [/u]
Example - Underlined Text
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[ o] [/o] - Creates overlined text
Usage - [ o] Overlined Text[/o]
Example - Overlined Text
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[ s] [/s] - Creates Strikethrough text
Usage - [ s] Strikethrough Text [/s]
Example - Strikethrough Text
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[ font=NAME OF FONT] [/font] - Changes font type
Usage - [ font=Arial Narrow] Arial Narrow font[/font]
Example - Arial Narrow font

List of font Names:
Arial
Arial Narrow
Arial Black
Century Gothic
Book Antiqua
Courier New
Comic Sans MS
Garamond
Franklin Gothic Medium
Georgia
Impact
Lucida Sans Unicode
Lucida Console
Palatino Linotype
Microsoft Sans Serif
Tahoma
Palatino Linotype
Trebuchet MS
Times New Roman
Verdana

[ size=?] [/size] - Changes size of text (Torn uses custom sizing, 1-7)
Usage - [ size=7] Size 7 text [/size]
Example - Size 7 text

1,2,3,4,5,6,7

[ color=colorhere] [ /color] - Changes colour of text
Usage - [ color=red] Red text [/color]
Example - Red text


Miscellaneous Codes


[ cen] [/ cen] - Centers text/images
Usage - [ cen] Centered text! [/ cen]
Example -
Centered text!

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[ right] [/right] - Aligns text to the right
Usage - [ right] Right align [/right]
Example -
right align

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[ left] [/left] - Aligns text to the left
Usage - [ left] Left align [/left]
Example -
Left align

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[ profile] [/profile] - Creates links to someones profile
Usage - [ profile] 181564 [/profile]
Example - Profile for ID: 181564
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[ fac] [/fac] - Creates link to faction
Usage - [ fac] 5024 [/fac]
Example - Faction ID: 5024
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[ IMGURL=http://www.url.com]image here[/IMGURL] - Creates an image/link
Usage - [ IMGURL=http://www.google.com]http://jkontherun.blogs.com/jkontherun/google_logo.jpg[/IMGURL]
Example - google_logo.jpg
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[ quote] [/quote] - Quotes someone
Usage - [ quote] This is a quote [/quote]
Example -
This is a quote

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[ code] [/code] - Creates a box to show people codes
Usage - [ code] [/code]
Example - [code][/code]
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[ img] [/img] - Shows a picture
Usage - [ img] http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/thumbimg_4/109837096136S6G3.jpg [/img]
Example - 109837096136S6G3.jpg
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[ mail] [/mail] - Links to mail someone
Usage - [ mail] 181564 [/mail]
Example - 181564
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[ url=urlhere] [/url] - Creates a link toy your text
Usage - [ url=http://www.google.com] Click here [/url]
Example - Click here
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[ url] [/url] - Turns a url into a hyperlink
Usage - [ url] http://www.google.com [/url]
Example - www.google.com


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Forum Signature sizes!

Everyone is always asking about their sig sizes, or what the rules are so heres a tutorial, so no-one can ever moan about it again. I created templates for people to use, just right click on the image and copy it to where you want to create your signature (Photoshop, Paint, Gimp etc...)

Rules

-Do not use any profanities as it will result in a forum ban and possibly a game sentence. eg. Swearing, racism, discrimination etc....

-Flash files are allowed, but they cant be big files or have music playing on them.

-No advertising other games in your forum sig.

Consequences

If you do not follow the rules above, these are the punishments:

First Offence: Warning issued
Second Offence: 3 - 7 day forum ban (depending on severity)
Third Offence: 8 - 14 day forum ban (depending on severity)
Fourth Offence: 15 - 30 day forum ban (depending on severity)
Further Offences: 30 - 365 day forum ban (depending on severity)

Note: If the forum sig is extreme, it may violate other decency policies and shall be punished accordingly.

The sizes:

Example:

Absolute maximum size for a forum signature is 500x200px, including images, text, spacing etc...

Max size - 500x150 (WidthxHeight) and 1 lines of text
(approx - give or take)

maxsig.jpg
1st Line of text.

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500x120 (WidthxHeight) and 2 lines of text

Example:

maxsig1.jpg
1st Line of text.
2nd Line of text.

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500x90 (WidthxHeight) and 4 lines of text

Example:

maxsig2.jpg
1st Line of text.
2nd Line of text.
3rd Line of text.
4th Line of text.

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500x60 (WidthxHeight) and 6 lines of text

Example:

maxsig3.jpg
1st Line of text.
2nd Line of text.
3rd Line of text.
4th Line of text.
5th Line of text.
6th Line of text.

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No Image - 10 lines of text

Example:

1st Line of text.
2nd Line of text.
3rd Line of text.
4th Line of text.
5th Line of text.
6th Line of text.
7th Line of text.
8th Line of text.
9th Line of text.
10th Line of text.



Thank you for reading!

Original guide was made by bcfcespley

Last Edited: Sun Apr 17, 2011 23:53:32
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Xuuluk
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Posted on Thu Jan 24, 2008 05:50:23
Finally made this a sticky.

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Anna
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Posted on Thu Jan 24, 2008 06:19:39
In signatures, why can you write 4 lines of text with 500*150 image and only 2 lines with 500*120 image O.o
And again 4 lines with 500*90 image...

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Posted on Thu Jan 24, 2008 07:34:13
YAY for STICKIES

i am against them, why dont you just update the help page. kudos to bscsplay tho = )

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Posted on Thu Jan 24, 2008 08:56:33
Very useful, being as a sticky
Thanks!

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60+ different signatures everytime you refresh...you know you want to see them all ;)

Credits to -Crunk! ^ ^
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Posted on Thu Jan 24, 2008 16:47:51
woopwoop

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Posted on Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:52:07
why must he become staff to make it sticky?

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Posted on Sun Jan 27, 2008 09:40:42
how do u add flash stuff? like what code do u use?

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Posted on Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:27:28
nvm

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Posted on Sat Feb 02, 2008 07:22:10
great help

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Posted on Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:03:39
emmmmmm

this is SPAM!! +1 for me
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Posted on Mon Feb 11, 2008 07:28:49
so cool ...........
so cool ...............
this is very useful.
thank you so much
my dear sister
-Clansdancer [65306]
:P

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Posted on Mon Feb 11, 2008 22:47:22
the url BB code does not seem to be working. Was it disabled due to misuse?

BBcode

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Posted on Fri Feb 15, 2008 18:20:52
excellent guide, always handy for me but is there not BB code to make bullet points?
on my forum i use the [list] [/list] & [li] [/li] tags but they dont seem to work on my profile. any one know how to use them on this site?


Edited by: shinnster on 15/02/08 at 6:22:53 PM

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Posted on Sat Feb 16, 2008 23:03:00
ahhhh why didnt you put this up when i started lol well cool saves me telling all those low levels now

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Posted on Wed Feb 20, 2008 18:59:07
plzz be able to do it

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Posted on Wed Feb 27, 2008 17:56:53
thanks 4 tha guide

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Posted on Sat Mar 15, 2008 14:17:19
Nice guides

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Posted on Sun Mar 16, 2008 07:10:04
Very useful...!
Real cool stuff...

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Posted on Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:50:00
nice guide thanks im tired of telling people asking in forums wat merits are and what they should use them on.

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Posted on Sat Mar 22, 2008 21:31:13
ANY ONE NO HOW TO PUT GAMES ON MY SIG

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Posted on Sat Mar 22, 2008 22:25:02
This Sticky seem to contradict what The FAQ Sticky says:

Increase crime success rate - Cost: 1 merit (unlimited)

Helps (supposedly) increase your crime success rate, no idea how it works. Nothing but bad feedback from this.

Usefulness: 0/10


What is the best way to use merits?

Merits as the game progresses get harder and harder to earn. Using them on things such as stats gains etc are sort of a waste as... you would only gain about the same amount you would gain from a day or so training.

Using merits to increase awareness, improve crime success rate etc... which boost your character in others ways are much wiser choices. Using them for extra life points is also a wise choice.




Anyone have any insight to which is "correct"?

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Posted on Sun Mar 23, 2008 03:36:51
Hi everyone,
just one question... how the heck do I link a pic I got stashed in my personal files to my profile?
Been reading all them good advises but that one I still couldn't figure that out>.<


Edited by: Wanbli on 23/03/08 at 11:45:11 AM

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Posted on Mon Mar 24, 2008 17:13:53
not sure but you probably need BBcode

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Posted on Tue Apr 01, 2008 20:32:30
great help
helped me alot
thanks bc

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Posted on Fri Apr 04, 2008 09:19:44
Very helpful.
But can anyone explain to me why I'm always sent to jail when I try to burst someone out of jail?

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Posted on Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:36:27
How difficult it is to bust someone out of jail depends on their level/the time they are in jail for and your dexterity, which probably isn't good enough to bust whoever you've chosen. I think there's also some luck involved.

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Posted on Fri Apr 11, 2008 15:56:48
thanks!:P

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Posted on Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:38:19
Great guide. Thanks!

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Posted on Sat Apr 19, 2008 14:45:30
Howdy, Chancer.

Will any (or all) elements of BBCode function in Mail messages? Particularly: images or image links.

EDIT: Answering my own question: I got an image into a message, but not a URL. Oh well.


Edited by: bongworm on 19/04/08 at 4:16:23 PM

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Posted on Mon May 05, 2008 12:50:06
Have the rules changed? Can sigs be 550x150 now or is it still 500 max?

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