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Points are sort of like a special currency. They can be obtained through [[Donator#Donator Pack#Donator Pack|Donator Packs]], submitting articles or comics in the newspaper and special events.  They can be used to purchase various rewards at the <u>Points Building</u>.  The amount of points you have can be seen on the [[Sidebar]], between your [[Energy]] and [[Levels|Level]].
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Points are a valuable form of currency for many players. They can be used in exchange for items, a racing licence, refills and more.
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They can be donated to your [[Factions|Faction]], which requires them for some upgrades. The faction can also give points out to members, however points cannot to traded directly between players. The [[Points#Points Market|Points Market]] is a special market just for buying/selling points.
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==How To Earn Points==
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There are several ways to earn points in Torn, this can be done by:<br>
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====Buying points from the market====
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Although these can be hard to find sometimes, demand on this market is high. See [[Points Market]] below.<br>
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====Donate to the game====
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A single donation of $5 USD will provide you with a [[Donator#Donator Pack#Donator Pack|Donator Pack]] which gives 50 points when used. Multiple donations of this method can yield random extra-bonus points.<br>
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====Subscribe to the game====
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Becoming a subscriber will give you 75 points either annually or monthly (Monthly subscription gives 75 points a month, annual gives 900 a year).<br>
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====Steal points in the pawn shop====
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Succeeding the 13 nerve pawn shop crime (Side door only) will give 3-7 points. If you choose to do this crime then be warned that if you fail you will lose a large chunk of crime exp.<br>
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====Submitting to the newspaper====
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You can submit your comics and articles to the newspaper when level 10. If accepted, a comic will reward 250 points and an article gives 500 points (If you are a regular contributor to the [[Newspaper]] then you may receive more points).<br>
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====Exchanging artifacts and other collectible sets in the Museum====
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All artifacts as well as complete flower sets and plushie sets can be exchanged in the [[Museum]] for points (unlocked after completing the Bachelor of History). The amount of points you can acquire ranges between 5 for a complete plushie set to 10,000 for a single Egyptian amulet.<br>
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====Referring players to the game====
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If a player signs up using your referral code (found at the bottom of the city page and on the Recruit Citizens page found on the sidebar) you will be awarded with, among other things, 250 points.<br>
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Points can also be gained by trading in certain [[Collectibles]] at the [[Museum]].
 
== Points Building ==
== Points Building ==
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This is where you spend you points. Here are the following things you can spend points on:
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This is where you spend your points. Here are the following things you can spend points on:
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! Name
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! Description
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! Cost
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! Name
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! Description
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! Cost
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! Name
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! Description
! Cost
! Cost
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| [[Stock Market#Stock Ticker|Stock Ticker]] (This can only be bought once)
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| http://www.torn.com/images/points-items/stocks.jpg
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<p style="text-align: center;">Buy a [[Stock Market#Stock Ticker|Stock Ticker]]</p>
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| This can only be bought once and is needed to buy and sell [[Stock Market|Stocks]]
| 20 Points
| 20 Points
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| http://www.torn.com/images/points-items/racing.jpg
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<p style="text-align: center;">Buy a [[Racing]] License</p>
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| This can only be bought once, and is needed to use the [[Racing|Raceway]]
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| 50 Points
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| http://www.torn.com/images/points-items/bazaar.jpg
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<p style="text-align: center;">Buy a [[Bazaar]]</p>
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| The [[Bazaar]] can only be bought once and is used to sell items tax free!
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| 250 Points
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| Refill [[Energy]] Bar (Once per day, resets at new day)
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| http://www.torn.com/images/points-items/energy-up1.jpg
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<p style="text-align: center;">Refill [[Energy]] Bar</p>
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| Refill [[Energy]] Bar (Once per day, resets at new day [precisely at 00:04])
| 25 Points
| 25 Points
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| http://www.torn.com/images/points-items/city-watch.jpg
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| [[Travel#Laptop|Laptop]]
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<p style="text-align: center;">Buy [[CityWatch|City Watch]] App</p>
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| 25 Points
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| This application can be bought once and downloaded as needed on various PCs, it notifies you of new [[Events]] and [[Mail]] in real time with a slight delay.
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| [[Racing]] License (This can only be bought once)
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| 50 Points
| 50 Points
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| http://www.torn.com/images/points-items/buy-merits.jpg
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<p style="text-align: center;">Buy one [[Merits|Merit]]</p>
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| Can be used to buy [[Merits]] up to half your current level IE a lvl 50 can buy up to 25 merits.
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| 250 Points
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| [[CityWatch|City Watch]] (This can be bought once and downloaded as needed)
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| http://www.torn.com/images/points-items/nerve-up.jpg
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| 50 Points
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<p style="text-align: center;">Refill [[Nerve]] Bar</p>
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| Refill [[Nerve]] Bar (Once per day, resets at new day [precisely at 00:04])
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| [[Loan Shark|Upgrade maximum loan]] (by $100,000)
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| 25 Points
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| http://www.torn.com/images/points-items/gas-can.jpg
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<p style="text-align: center;">Buy a [[Crimes|Gas Can]]</p>
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| Gas Cans are needed for arson [[Crimes]].
| 100 Points
| 100 Points
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| http://www.torn.com/images/points-items/reset-merits.jpg
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<p style="text-align: center;">Reset [[Merits]]</p>
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| Resets [[Merits]] so you can spend them again. Each reset increases the cost by 250 points with a maximum of cost of 5,000 points and unlimited resets.
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| 500-5000 Points
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| [[Display Cabinet]] (This can only be bought once)
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| http://www.torn.com/images/points-items/casino-chips.jpg
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<p style="text-align: center;">Refill [[Casino]] Tokens</p>
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| Refill [[Casino]] Tokens (Once per day, resets at new day [precisely at 00:04])
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| 25 Points
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| http://www.torn.com/images/points-items/max-loan1.jpg
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<p style="text-align: center;">[[Loan Shark|Upgrade maximum loan]]</p>
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| [[Loan Shark|Upgrade maximum loan]] (by $100,000) up to 10x.
| 100 Points
| 100 Points
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| [[Crimes|Gas Can]]
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| http://www.torn.com/images/points-items/laptop.jpg
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<p style="text-align: center;">Buy a [[Travel#Laptop|Laptop]]</p>
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| Laptops are used to communicate via [[Mail]] and [[Forums]] while traveling, you may also use the [[Newspaper]].
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| 25 Points
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| http://www.torn.com/images/points-items/display-cabinet1.jpg
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<p style="text-align: center;">Buy a [[Display Cabinet]]</p>
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| A [[Display Cabinet]] can only be bought once and is used to display items on your user profile.
| 100 Points
| 100 Points
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| [[Bazaar]] (This can only be bought once)
 
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| 250 Points
 
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| One [[Merits|Merit]]
 
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| 500 Points
 
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== Points Market ==
== Points Market ==
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This is where you buy and sell points. The Points Market has a cap of $50,000 per point so most points sell at, or just under, this amount.
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This is where you buy and sell points. The Points Market has a cap of $100,000 per point. The average price per point on the Points Market is $60,000.
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Points can also be sold to the [[Pawn Shop]] for a calculated price, current $40,000, but cannot be bought there.
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Points can also be sold to the [[Pawn Shop]] for a calculated price, current $50,000, but cannot be bought there.
==History==
==History==
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[[Donator#Donator Pack|Donator Pack]] used to be available for 100 points, this was removed on the 3rd of November 2010(if I remember correctly).
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[[Donator#Donator Pack|Donator Packs]] used to be available for 100 points, this was removed in November 2010.
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Revision as of 20:43, 17 May 2013

Points are a valuable form of currency for many players. They can be used in exchange for items, a racing licence, refills and more.

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How To Earn Points

There are several ways to earn points in Torn, this can be done by:

Buying points from the market

Although these can be hard to find sometimes, demand on this market is high. See Points Market below.

A single donation of $5 USD will provide you with a Donator Pack which gives 50 points when used. Multiple donations of this method can yield random extra-bonus points.

Subscribe to the game

Becoming a subscriber will give you 75 points either annually or monthly (Monthly subscription gives 75 points a month, annual gives 900 a year).

Steal points in the pawn shop

Succeeding the 13 nerve pawn shop crime (Side door only) will give 3-7 points. If you choose to do this crime then be warned that if you fail you will lose a large chunk of crime exp.

Submitting to the newspaper

You can submit your comics and articles to the newspaper when level 10. If accepted, a comic will reward 250 points and an article gives 500 points (If you are a regular contributor to the Newspaper then you may receive more points).

Exchanging artifacts and other collectible sets in the Museum

All artifacts as well as complete flower sets and plushie sets can be exchanged in the Museum for points (unlocked after completing the Bachelor of History). The amount of points you can acquire ranges between 5 for a complete plushie set to 10,000 for a single Egyptian amulet.

Referring players to the game

If a player signs up using your referral code (found at the bottom of the city page and on the Recruit Citizens page found on the sidebar) you will be awarded with, among other things, 250 points.

Points Building

This is where you spend your points. Here are the following things you can spend points on:

Name Description Cost Name Description Cost Name Description Cost
stocks.jpg

Buy a Stock Ticker

This can only be bought once and is needed to buy and sell Stocks 20 Points racing.jpg

Buy a Racing License

This can only be bought once, and is needed to use the Raceway 50 Points bazaar.jpg

Buy a Bazaar

The Bazaar can only be bought once and is used to sell items tax free! 250 Points
energy-up1.jpg

Refill Energy Bar

Refill Energy Bar (Once per day, resets at new day [precisely at 00:04]) 25 Points city-watch.jpg

Buy City Watch App

This application can be bought once and downloaded as needed on various PCs, it notifies you of new Events and Mail in real time with a slight delay. 50 Points buy-merits.jpg

Buy one Merit

Can be used to buy Merits up to half your current level IE a lvl 50 can buy up to 25 merits. 250 Points
nerve-up.jpg

Refill Nerve Bar

Refill Nerve Bar (Once per day, resets at new day [precisely at 00:04]) 25 Points gas-can.jpg

Buy a Gas Can

Gas Cans are needed for arson Crimes. 100 Points reset-merits.jpg

Reset Merits

Resets Merits so you can spend them again. Each reset increases the cost by 250 points with a maximum of cost of 5,000 points and unlimited resets. 500-5000 Points
casino-chips.jpg

Refill Casino Tokens

Refill Casino Tokens (Once per day, resets at new day [precisely at 00:04]) 25 Points max-loan1.jpg

Upgrade maximum loan

Upgrade maximum loan (by $100,000) up to 10x. 100 Points
laptop.jpg

Buy a Laptop

Laptops are used to communicate via Mail and Forums while traveling, you may also use the Newspaper. 25 Points display-cabinet1.jpg

Buy a Display Cabinet

A Display Cabinet can only be bought once and is used to display items on your user profile. 100 Points

Points Market

This is where you buy and sell points. The Points Market has a cap of $100,000 per point. The average price per point on the Points Market is $60,000. Points can also be sold to the Pawn Shop for a calculated price, current $50,000, but cannot be bought there.

History

Donator Packs used to be available for 100 points, this was removed in November 2010.

Articles Relating to City Locations

Residential District
North side
Red-Light District
West Side
City Center
East Side
Factions
South Side