Energy is the core ingredient to Gym Gains without it, you cant train. All players start with a Energy Bar capped at 100, and regenerate 5 energy every 15 minutes. The amount of Energy you receive can improved with Donator Status, your maximum Energy will increase to 150 and you will regenerate 5 Energy every 10 minutes. As mentioned previously without Energy you cannot train, but the efficiency of your trains are also affected by other things such as Happy, Gym, Education, Property, Job and Steadfast (Faction Perk). There are many things to consider, and unlimited variations in training methods which produce varying results. Training in the gym also provide exponential gains which are linked to the amount of the stat you are training, the exponential gains are capped at 50,000,000. At this point the gains you receive are constant, and are only affected by Happy, Gym, Education, Property, Job and Steadfast (Faction Perk).
You can also boost the quantity of energy you have up to a maximum of 1,000 by using drugs such as Xanax (250E) or LSD (50E), Energy Cans (20-30E) or specific job specials (1-7E per job point). Mc Smoogle Corp (MCS) is another energy boosting Block Benefit (1,750,000 shares) to acquire. This benefit block will give you randomly (normally once per week, but often more) a boost of 300 Energy. The current cost of this benefit block is around $1,400,000,000. If you cant afford this don't worry, its a luxury! Take note whilst Feathery Hotel Coupon is a booster, it acts as a energy refill and does not stack. Once your over your maximum Energy you will no longer regenerate Energy, and you cannot lose the Energy unless you use it or overdose on a drug.
- Be active, nothing hurts your stat gains more than not being active or running out of cash. Torn isn't a sprint, its a marathon pace yourself!
Happy is a very important feature in Gym Training, it provides a boost to your gym gains. The quantity of happy you have, and its maximum is set purely by the property your living in, along with the staff you have hired. As you train in the Gym your happy will reduce by 40-60% of the Energy you spend in the Gym. Happy just like Energy is replenished overtime, you gain 5 Happy every 15 minutes, up to your maximum amount. If you use Happy Boosters or Job Points to go above your maximum happy amount you will have until :00, :15, :30, :45 until it resets back to the maximum amount (eg 400/100, becomes 100/100). Combining high happy and high energy to train is a great way to improve your stats quickly. The effects of optimum training methods at various stat ranges is still being developed. Below is a list of properties and the happy available (excluding unique properties), it is very important to get the very best property you can afford to rent.
Believe it or not, but drugs such as Xanax could only be afforded by the very rich in the early days of torn, and because of this aiming for the sport science gym was a logical decision you could make. For those unaware the Sport Science Gym is only for players who have used a maximum of 50 Xanax and 50 Ecstasy, it offers superior gym gains across all stats when compared to other gyms. However with inflation growing out of control over many years the cost of drugs such as Xanax because affordable to the majority of the population. So my advice is if you already have access to the sport science gym and can afford boosters (such as cans or FHC's) then stick with your drug free approach, you should also use energy refills (150 Energy) and LSD (50 Energy) as this will not affect your access to this gym. However if you cannot afford boosters, then my advice is to cut your losses and move onto Budget Option #2.
However for all new players and those who are yet to gain access to the sport science gym you are far better off embracing the use of drugs and the risks associated with them. Drugs improve the speed of your gym progression, increase your stats faster and help you to become a more active player as you are forced to monitor the cool down timers to maximize your training results. Once you have taken 1000's of Xanax you will have high rehabilitation bills, however the cost of the energy associated with Xanax and its rehab is still cheaper than any booster such as Can or FHC.
Drug addiction is an element in torn you need to get used to. Each time you take a drug you gain varying degrees of drug addiction depending on the drug being taken and whether you overdose (it is generally accepted an overdose will increase the amount of drug addiction received by 200%). Your level of drug addiction has no link to overdose rates. Overdosing is completely random!
|Gym||Cost to Join||Estimated Energy to unlock next gym||Strength Gains||Speed Gains||Defense Gains||Dexterity Gains||Special Requirements|
|$50,000,000||None||N/A||N/A||7.5||7.5||Cha Cha's unlocked and the total of Defence and Dexterity is 25% higher than the total of Speed and Strength.|
|$50,000,000||None||7.5||7.5||N/A||N/A||Cha Cha's unlocked and the total of Speed and Strength is 25% higher than the total of Defence and Dexterity.|
|$100,000,000||None||8.0||N/A||N/A||N/A||George's unlocked and Strength 25% higher than your second highest stat.|
|$100,000,000||None||N/A||N/A||8.0||N/A||George's unlocked and Defence 25% higher than your second highest stat.|
|$100,000,000||None||N/A||8.0||N/A||N/A||George's unlocked and Speed 25% higher than your second highest stat.|
|$100,000,000||None||N/A||N/A||N/A||8.0||George's unlocked and Dexterity 25% higher than your second highest stat.|
|$500,000,000||None||9.0||9.0||9.0||9.0||Last Round unlocked, and taken a maximum of 50 ecstasy and 50 xanax. Please note you will lose access to this gym if you take ecstasy or xanax whilst this gym is active.|
|Approx $2,140,000,000||None||10.0||10.0||10.0||10.0||Requirements for this gym are unknown|
|Free||None||3.4||3.4||3.8||N/A||Be in Jail|
Gyms colored in;
green are lightweight
yellow are middleweight
red are heavyweight
violet are special