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5000 Days! And all the achievements along the way
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    Thread created on 22:51:52 - 13/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    I finally hit 5,000 days old! I literally started this account when I was in 7th grade (on dial up internet) and have logged in (at least for a few minutes) more or less everyday since.

    I've definitely achieved a couple things, some of them rather unique, along the way...

    -Being likely the only SSL user who ever has or ever will get a 500 killstreak without buying defends.

    -To this day having the 12th highest "Auctions Won" stat out of everyone in Torn (1,396. I'm mostly retired from the auction house world.)

    - Also SSL related, probably being one of the highest stat players among all SSL users.

    - Owning a one of a kind item

    - At one point owning more than 1 out of every 3 pen knives in the game, and being almost solely responsible for the ridiculous shapes on the circulation graph for pen knives. (Selling these was a bitch and a half and I still maintain that Ched should have given everyone with a large weapon collection a warning before unstacking them.)

    - I owned a Hazmat Suit in 2011! (that I sold for 212m.) I owned a Dual Scimitar in 2011! (That I sold for 208m.) I sold my original Dual Hammers in like 2014 or 2015. (For 98m LOL)

    -40th place for blood withdrawn (and 1082nd for medical items used because of it) I was previously in I believe 23rd place before the blood bag update made me start to lose money by withdrawing blood.

    -At one point being around like 20th place for most private islands owned (back when I owned 15)

    -I did what is currently the 101st highest damage hit in the history of Torn late last year, despite not having anywhere close to the 101st highest strength.

    -Taking the "faction loyalty" merit to the extreme and sticking to a single small, warless faction for nearly 10 years, getting extremely behind in game knowledge because of it, and learning virtually everything faction related after joining PNB just last year. (After being asked to join for literally 4 months)

    - Owning a test item (And doing some of my own testing

    -Having one of the better (but far from the best) personal armories of high % weapons around.

    -At one point having the 500th highest networth in the game... Sending a lot of wealth off account and a drop in PI valuations took this one away permanently.

    -Being one of the first players to take advantage of cheap easter eggs prices before the competition. I bought up every easter egg I could afford (about 100 mil worth) like a month before the second year of the easter egg hunt competition and spent 4 hours undercutting everyone on the item market the day the comp started. In the end one guy was so annoyed with me that he just bought out my stock. I made close to 250m. So many people copied the few of us who did this that the next year my profit was only like 50m.

    -Got 12/13 merits in under 3 days... Twice.

    -Getting to a fairly impressive 452 awards

    - Becoming a wiki editor. Helpful forum posts also helped me get a positive karma to post ratio, despite the time 15 year old me thought "trying to get the lowest forum karma" might be a fun idea. (40 bounties in 24 hours and a forum warning managed to confirm even to idiot teenage me the idea was not. I did make it to -200ish karma lol)

    -Having a car (Cosworth) with a nearly 75% win ratio that I only use in official public races



    Looking forward to all the odd shit I can post for achievements in the next 5000 days and all the adventures and friends along the way. The game has been a lot more fun since I stopped being a hermit who only logged on to train and do crimes a few years back.
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    Posted on 23:08:03 - 13/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    Damaster, I've only known you for about my entire torn career and you've been nothing but great to me the entire time. Glad to have been part of that 5ó0õ days!

     

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    Posted on 00:23:16 - 14/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    Sectory [2093611]

    Damaster, I've only known you for about my entire torn career and you've been nothing but great to me the entire time. Glad to have been part of that 5ó0õ days!
    You're one of my best friends I've met in the whole 5,000 days and I'm glad you are a part of it too!
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    Posted on 01:43:56 - 14/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    So impressive thread ! Congratulations, well said!
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    Posted on 01:49:05 - 14/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    Congrats old man!:)

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    Posted on 10:21:54 - 14/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    I would love to know what happened in ur life from 7th Grade till now, and has torn played any role in any things(Ups and downs, time consumption, etc)

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    Posted on 12:38:51 - 14/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    SSL achievements are the big ones here. Congrats
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    Posted on 16:30:22 - 14/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    Wow, very nice, congrats!

    Time to turn into a merit whore and go for 500 awards. There are still some easy ones out there - 250 nerve refills, 250 token refills, 50 flights to UAE and China, 365 days in the air, 50 of each drug, missions (and weapons mods - also, if you're not going to subscribe you'll need those to get books for the 10 books read merit), use an SE, , find 1k items in the dump, I think there's one for some number of cans used, 1k revives, 500 bails, special ammo used, escapes, stalemates, and probably several others.
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    Posted on 19:33:09 - 14/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    undo [2090073]

    Wow, very nice, congrats!

    Time to turn into a merit whore and go for 500 awards. There are still some easy ones out there - 250 nerve refills, 250 token refills, 50 flights to UAE and China, 365 days in the air, 50 of each drug, missions (and weapons mods - also, if you're not going to subscribe you'll need those to get books for the 10 books read merit), use an SE, , find 1k items in the dump, I think there's one for some number of cans used, 1k revives, 500 bails, special ammo used, escapes, stalemates, and probably several others.
    Yeah, for sure, I was just looking it over on YATA the other day. I'm not in much of a rush, going for most of these organically- the bails one will be another achievement for when I hit 500, as I'm pretty sure at my current rate I'll have gotten that merit the cheapest out of anyone.
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    Posted on 19:40:55 - 14/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    I would love to know what happened in ur life from 7th Grade till now, and has torn played any role in any things(Ups and downs, time consumption, etc)
    Yes actually, it influenced quite a few things! I lost my entire fortune to blackjack (which I learned to play on Torn) and the casino twice on here! (Thankfully while still a n00b and teenager, never lost more than I think 90m but that was everything at the time.) Since I had already experienced the horror of losing all your money at a casino before turning 18, my first trip to a real casino went a lot smoother because I knew which pitfalls to avoid, (I will never play IRl slots after the Torn one haha.)  and I didn't leave having lost everything at Blackjack due to my prior experience. 

    I also learned how to write professional emails on here- as a sassy 13/14/15 year old I quickly saw mails I didn't write carefully and politely could cause me a lot of trouble in Torn! By the time college and a career came around I'd been typing diplomatic mails for years on here already, which has come in handy several times at my previous job when there was conflict with suppliers or customers. I also learned it's best to keep your options open and only decline an offer if you are positive you won't be interested in it from when I was selling my first SE. (And sometimes not even then!)

    Lastly, this is for the other old timers, Torn used to have its own radio station, TC Radio! I loved it as a kid. I didn't really make any friends in the IRC radio chat because I was a bit of a teenage dingus trying to interact with adults, but the DJs were still nice to me and I sometimes won prizes. I enjoyed it so much that I joined the broadcasting organization at my college even though that was YEARS later and started my own stint as a broadcast DJ, and my shows were heavily inspired by the way the old radio shows on Torn used to be.
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    Posted on 21:10:20 - 14/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    Impressive curriculum.

    I think the SSL goddess Josephine got the 500 kill streak without paying for defends as well.

    As for stats, it'd be interesting to have a sort of SSL HoF to see how you compare, I can think of a handful of people ahead of you on that department but idk how big the pond is.

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    Posted on 21:13:32 - 14/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    Nice to see you still kicking old timer. I remember I was a noob when we met but a beast at halo. Glad we got to play that a few times! 

    (Yasha)

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    Posted on 23:34:02 - 14/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    MrFlatEarth [2049768]

    Nice to see you still kicking old timer. I remember I was a noob when we met but a beast at halo. Glad we got to play that a few times!

    (Yasha)
    Even though you have become extremely impressive at Torn as well, your main area of area of expertise will always be Halo in my mind  I still can't forget the time you ended a match with a 90.0 k/d.
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