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First PA at 766 days
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    Thread created on 03:41:27 - 09/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    Last replied 19:39:35 - 15/09/21 (1 month ago)
    I remember when I first started playing Torn, folks spoke as if it took many many years to gain enough crime experience to earn a place in a PA team. "A year and a half after you hit 60NNB" I was told at one of the previous factions I was in.

    It seemed futile - 60NNB felt so far away in those first few months, much less the idea of grinding a year and a half on top of that. It was easy to feel discouraged and discount the idea of buckling down and making it a focused goal. But I did...



    And as the nerve levels came and went, I became more and more determined to push my CE gains to the limit.

    Eventually, 60NNB came around:
    60NNB at 530 days

    I faced a mountain when I realized that I needed another 20k effective arsons on top of that to be a productive member of a PA team, but that's when I got to scheming... I realized that I could take advantage of the Law Firm's 7* special and get a 20% boost to my crime skill - effectively reducing the total suggested arson requirement from 35k to ~29,167. So off I went continuing the grind. I used "Get Drunk and Lose Dignity" (double alcohol nerve) around Beer Day for that last extra push and finally, yesterday, participated in my first PA.:

    19:21:55 - 07/09/21 KenderGarthor initiated the plan for you to assassinate someone for Savage Plague resulting in a success

    My total CE at that time was 29,461 effective arsons. (4,050 of those attributed to the 27 Plane Hijackings that I've participated in. OC's matter!!!) 20% crime skill boost put me at a total of 35,353 effective arson's worth of CE at OC initiation.

    I have never been carried in a PH or PA. I earned this.
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    I write this with the hope of inspiring other young players to work hard in crimes. I've seen (too) many noobs give up and wreck their CE to chase a few dollars - all because older players had been discouraging; making it seem like 60NNB and PA status is hopeless. The truth is that they're full of shit. It's not near as far away as they claim.

    I would be lying if I said this wasn't a significant undertaking, but with focus, persistence, and a dash of defiance.. I've finally made it.



    Time to finally stroll through and collect the easy crime merits that I've been ignoring all along...
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    Posted on 03:47:17 - 09/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    Congrats on both getting to PA and also how fast you did it
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    Posted on 04:46:43 - 09/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    Lets go IG!! Congrats

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    Posted on 08:05:46 - 09/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    Great determination. A good motivator, thanks for your insight
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    Posted on 17:35:46 - 09/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    Nice job! 

    Especially if, as you say, your team composition was balanced roughly along the lines of the Torn Stats recommended build of member 'effective arsons'.

    Here's to many more Senator kills!
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    Posted on 06:27:08 - 10/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    Man, i want this as well. Well done!

    You did no other crimes than arson while focusing on pa? Did you bust too?
    Last edited by Fermion on 06:27:24 - 10/09/21

    Ferro Credimus

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    Posted on 15:08:42 - 10/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    Fermion [2691036]

    Man, i want this as well. Well done!

    You did no other crimes than arson while focusing on pa? Did you bust too?
    Thank you all!

    There was a brief stint where I explored mayor kidnappings - totaling 845 before I went back to arsons. Towards the end of that period, I got to feeling like the failures may be too frequent to really be worth it; so I logged successes over 15 days and found that arsons were vastly superior. I found an average of 43 EA/day (EA = Effective Arsons) doing pure warehouse arson, and 32.85 EA/day doing pure kidnappings. I'll note that I don't have Psychology Bachelor, Federal Judge, or any Crime EXP merits. Though, at the time, I'd spoken with a few folks that could be considered experts; and we'd reasoned that at 55NNB, I was likely already above the success cap and pursuing them might not have any effect that late in the game.

    I would definitely recommend logging your crime totals at each increment of nerve bar. That was a practice I got started fairly early. Since Torn lumps kidnappings in with theft, I was later thankful that I had that history to look back on and calculate how many I'd done.

    Aside from that, all of my nerve went into warehouse arson. I did a few busts here and there, but after reading that the CE gain was scaled to the difficulty of the bust; I realized that it would not likely be a reliable method to gain CE. (Nor was it really something that can be tracked) That's another thing that I look forward to working on now. :)

    I wish you the best of luck!! At your age, you could blow my times out of the water. It was probably 200+ days in when I stopped farting around and started to be mindful about crimes/nerve usage. I also spent a large amount of time in a Sweet Shop, Game Store, and then Music Store after that. It wasn't until like 45NNB when I decided to join a 10* Pub and start drinking beer for booster CD, which really makes a massive difference in the long run. If I could do it again, I would have joined a high quality Pub as soon as I had the stats.
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    Posted on 15:43:57 - 10/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    I remember when I first started playing Torn, folks spoke as if it took many many years to gain enough crime experience to earn a place in a PA team. "A year and a half after you hit 60NNB" I was told at one of the previous factions I was in.

    It seemed futile - 60NNB felt so far away in those first few months, much less the idea of grinding a year and a half on top of that. It was easy to feel discouraged and discount the idea of buckling down and making it a focused goal. But I did...



    And as the nerve levels came and went, I became more and more determined to push my CE gains to the limit.

    Eventually, 60NNB came around:
    60NNB at 530 days

    I faced a mountain when I realized that I needed another 20k effective arsons on top of that to be a productive member of a PA team, but that's when I got to scheming... I realized that I could take advantage of the Law Firm's 7* special and get a 20% boost to my crime skill - effectively reducing the total suggested arson requirement from 35k to ~29,167. So off I went continuing the grind. I used "Get Drunk and Lose Dignity" (double alcohol nerve) around Beer Day for that last extra push and finally, yesterday, participated in my first PA.:

    19:21:55 - 07/09/21 KenderGarthor initiated the plan for you to assassinate someone for Savage Plague resulting in a success

    My total CE at that time was 29,461 effective arsons. (4,050 of those attributed to the 27 Plane Hijackings that I've participated in. OC's matter!!!) 20% crime skill boost put me at a total of 35,353 effective arson's worth of CE at OC initiation.

    I have never been carried in a PH or PA. I earned this.
    ---------------------------------------------------


    I write this with the hope of inspiring other young players to work hard in crimes. I've seen (too) many noobs give up and wreck their CE to chase a few dollars - all because older players had been discouraging; making it seem like 60NNB and PA status is hopeless. The truth is that they're full of shit. It's not near as far away as they claim.

    I would be lying if I said this wasn't a significant undertaking, but with focus, persistence, and a dash of defiance.. I've finally made it.



    Time to finally stroll through and collect the easy crime merits that I've been ignoring all along...
    Great job lil buddy!!! On the hard work & on the well written post!!! You done good!!

     

     

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    Posted on 21:07:55 - 10/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    Huge effort and nice write up. Congrats Gila!
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    Posted on 23:20:56 - 10/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    IntolerantGila [2351391]

    I remember when I first started playing Torn, folks spoke as if it took many many years to gain enough crime experience to earn a place in a PA team. "A year and a half after you hit 60NNB" I was told at one of the previous factions I was in.

    It seemed futile - 60NNB felt so far away in those first few months, much less the idea of grinding a year and a half on top of that. It was easy to feel discouraged and discount the idea of buckling down and making it a focused goal. But I did...



    And as the nerve levels came and went, I became more and more determined to push my CE gains to the limit.

    Eventually, 60NNB came around:
    60NNB at 530 days

    I faced a mountain when I realized that I needed another 20k effective arsons on top of that to be a productive member of a PA team, but that's when I got to scheming... I realized that I could take advantage of the Law Firm's 7* special and get a 20% boost to my crime skill - effectively reducing the total suggested arson requirement from 35k to ~29,167. So off I went continuing the grind. I used "Get Drunk and Lose Dignity" (double alcohol nerve) around Beer Day for that last extra push and finally, yesterday, participated in my first PA.:

    19:21:55 - 07/09/21 KenderGarthor initiated the plan for you to assassinate someone for Savage Plague resulting in a success

    My total CE at that time was 29,461 effective arsons. (4,050 of those attributed to the 27 Plane Hijackings that I've participated in. OC's matter!!!) 20% crime skill boost put me at a total of 35,353 effective arson's worth of CE at OC initiation.

    I have never been carried in a PH or PA. I earned this.
    ---------------------------------------------------


    I write this with the hope of inspiring other young players to work hard in crimes. I've seen (too) many noobs give up and wreck their CE to chase a few dollars - all because older players had been discouraging; making it seem like 60NNB and PA status is hopeless. The truth is that they're full of shit. It's not near as far away as they claim.

    I would be lying if I said this wasn't a significant undertaking, but with focus, persistence, and a dash of defiance.. I've finally made it.



    Time to finally stroll through and collect the easy crime merits that I've been ignoring all along...
    Now that is dedication! Great work.
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    Posted on 13:59:01 - 12/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    Wow congrats. Over 30 arsons per day. Very impressive, since of course you had no where near maximum nerve bar for the few months of your game play. Well earned!
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    Posted on 03:49:51 - 13/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    Congrats! Have you unlock ssl too? That will be impressive!

    Did you join pub? Or just drinking high nerve beer?
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    Posted on 00:45:40 - 14/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    Nice on, Gila.
    I finally hit 60 NNB today. Got the pub to 10* and spent my 2500 JP!
    I love my new 125 nerve bar.
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    Posted on 19:22:30 - 15/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    _Pam_ [2235735]

    Congrats! Have you unlock ssl too? That will be impressive!

    Did you join pub? Or just drinking high nerve beer?
    Yeah, unfortunately, I spent quite a while racing towards the SSL gym in a Music Shop, and only jumped over to a 10* pub (Thanks MonChoon!!) when I realized I wasn't going to have the liquid cash to make the purchase by the time I met the energy requirement. It ultimately sat unlocked 6-8 months before I was able to purchase it. :(

    I actually drank almost exclusively normal 1N beer. I had a nice surplus of CT alcohol to use during St. Patty's day (plus some afterwards), and had saved the glasses of beer for Beer Day; but outside of that, it was all cheap stuff lol.
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    Posted on 19:39:35 - 15/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    MonChoon [2250591]

    Nice on, Gila.
    I finally hit 60 NNB today. Got the pub to 10* and spent my 2500 JP!
    I love my new 125 nerve bar.
    Way to go MC!!!!

    Sorry I couldn't hang around to with you guys. :( 2500 points is a ton of arsons!!!
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