Jail

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Jail

From time to time everyone gets sent to jail, especially new players. So it is good to know the pros and cons of being locked up, and the factors of busting people out of jail.

Being Arrested In all cases of being arrested, you will lose a certain percentage of your crime experience.

Please note, in jail you can’t: – Go to the City – See your Homepage

In Jail There really isn’t much to do or see in jail. Here’s the main features: – At the top of the main Jail page you can see how long you’re in for. – The jail gym – There is a chat box at the bottom of the main jail page. Only inmates can post/see it.

Training in Jail One of the best things about jail is the Defence training in the jail gym. When training defence in the Gym you usually get half as much of an increase for each point you train as the others (strength, etc) But in the jail gym, you get a normal amount! So if you’re ever in jail, use the time wisely and boost your defence, it’s well worth it. Another thing to note about the jail gym is that you can’t train Dexterity. This is because dexterity is the main factor for breaking out of your cell. All other (speed and strength) stats train normally.

Breaking out of Jail As per usual for crimes, there are three different outcomes:

– Succeeding: You get out of jail, and you gain +0.1% of your dexterity. – Failing: You don’t have enough time to dig your hole out of your cell, therefore can’t get out. You lose no exp. – Failing and getting caught: The guard catches you and your time in jail increases. We’re unsure if you lose crime exp when you get caught busting out.

Busting The pro’s of busting is that if you succeed you’ll earn a hell of a lot more exp than you do through normal crimes, especially for low levels. This means if you successfully bust enough, your nerve will get higher a lot quicker than other players who do not bust as much/at all.

The cons of busting is that it can be very difficult to determine who to bust and whether you’ll pass or fail, but if you do fail, you don’t lose crime exp. Even with the information provided, it may seem easy, but it really isn’t.

Here are a few factors involved in getting a successful bust:

it is much easier to bust people who’ve failed a bust than people who’ve failed a crime.

– The easiest bust to make is by busting someone who is exactly your level. The closer your level is to the jailed person the easier to bust them. – Jail time can be a factor when you are young in TC, but very quickly becomes a moot point. Don’t worry much about it. – Dexterity should be at least 60 – 75 per minute of the person you are trying to bust for best results.  About  4000 – 5000 Dex per hour. – Higher jail time means more crime exp for you. – Pace yourself. Busting two people in a row is ok, but anything more is pushing it. Try waiting about 10 – 15 minutes between busts.

Bail Bail is usually expensive and isn’t worth the price, compared to busting. NB: You cannot bail yourself out.

The formula for the bail price is: 25*time*level

Comments (44)
written by Erick, March 10, 2007
what does this mean: Dexterity should be at least 10 – 15 per minute of the person you are trying to bust for best results Aerozol: You times their jail time by 60 or 75, and that’s the amount of dexterity you should have to be able to bust them out with a reasonable chance eg: They’re in for 10 minutes, 10 x 75, you should have 750 dexterity to be able to bust them reliably
written by Jen, March 26, 2007
“- The easiest bust to make is by busting someone who is exactly your level. The closer your level is to the jailed person the easier to bust them.” I don’t think this is true. I find that the lower level players are easier to bust than those close to your level.
written by TheThirdMark, August 15, 2007
At the top you say that you cant see your homepage. That is only part correct. If you go to ”jail” and click your own name (or use the search option) you can still vieuw your own homepage.
written by halcyon, September 14, 2007
Is the crime exp gained from busts depends on the level of the player and the time left on him or simply the time left on him or is it something completely random ?
written by ezarc, October 06, 2007
TheThirdMark – That isnt your homepage, that is your profile. halcyon – I’m not 100% sure about busting myself but this is what I have been told by some pros, you have a 70% chance of busting someone with 1/10th of your dexterity in minutes, this means that if you have 1000 dexterity you should be able to bust someone with 100 mins, 10000=1000 mins ect. The higher the minutes you bust the more crime exp you gain also it is easier to bust someone close to your level but as you get older and more dexterity you can go to 5 levels either side then later on 10 levels either side. I havent heard any mention from anyone as to the higher level you bust the more exp you get, it could be possible but for some reason TC like to keep the whole workings of the game a mystery so we may have to just keep on guessing.
written by Hardrada, November 04, 2007
A few clarifications: Under Training in Jail, it says “training defence in the Jail Gym you usually get half as much of an increase” and “in the gym jail, you get a normal amount”. I believe the first should say Gym, not Jail Gym. Also, I’ve found it to be closer to 80%. Finally, the gym jail is like Woody’s, so the normal amount is similar to Woody’s, which is about 10% less than using the Average Joe’s gym (for 10 energy used), but still better to train def. Under Breaking Out of Jail, there’s a fourth result, “Guard is too close” or “Guard is watching you.” No nerve is used, so wait a minute or 2 (for the guard to leave) and you can try again.
written by random dude, November 20, 2007
one thing… in the crime information table.. it says there that you DO loose crime exp when you fail to bust someone out of jail… but in the jail tutorial (here) it says that you DONT loose crime exp when failing….. soo whats the deal??? do we loose it or not??? thx in advance ill be checking back tomorrow =] TCB: Currently word on the street is that it doesn’t lose you crime exp, but this has changed countless times… In any case, it shouldn’t be enough to worry about.
written by FireBird, December 08, 2007
Now i think the strength/spd training in jail gym isn’t halved anymore. Last time i trained was 0.8. normally i get around 0.8 too. I’m not sure though
written by nameless, December 28, 2007
when i was busting someone just 1 level difference, i always got busted. it’s much more easier busting lower levels.
written by dying_soul, January 06, 2008
For busting i was told that you should only bust someone if they have done a crime that you could do yourself. For example if you can pickpocket someone successfuly then you can bust someone who is in jail for trying to pickpocket. But if you can’t pickpocket yourself you will end up thrown in jail yourself if you try to bust someone in for pickpocketing.
written by nonq, January 31, 2008
does anyone know if buying someone out gives you crime exp? random dude.. its lose..
written by n00b1c1d3, February 03, 2008
umm, actually i think that you do lose crime xp if you fail and get caught because at one pt i was busting anyone within 2 lvls of me if their time was under 1.5 hours, i got caught eventually because i tried busting a 2hr guy , needless to say, i now get busted on ppl with 15 minutes even if they are my lvl, yea….
written by n00b1c1d3, February 03, 2008
ok, i just got jailed busting a guy with under a minute on the clock who was 1 lvl above me…nice…
written by Dramatic, February 05, 2008
I have a question i could have sworn to bust yourself out used to be 10 nerve…and now its 13 nerve> did that go up with my level or is this something new? If anything i think it’s something you should cover in this tutorial…..
written by Robertas, February 06, 2008
Dramatic, I guess it depends on what level you are (or your nerve bar). The last time I was in jail it said that it would cost me 16 nerve to try busting out. I do not know if it’s true, but I’ve noticed that it is harder to bust people who are older than you.
written by Marthgun, March 14, 2008
“it is much easier to bust people who’ve failed a bust than people who’ve failed a crime.” Exactly opposite for me. Everytime I bust a low level or same level out, whos failed a bust I get canned. Never been thrown in jail, EVER, for busting out same level and low level crimes.
written by Society, March 16, 2008
@Dramatic, it costs half a full nerve bar to bust yourself out, so every time you lose nerve bar or gain, it adjusts accordingly.
written by jailbuster, March 29, 2008
What does soap on a rope do? I see all kind of messages with some funny soap on a rope comments.. dont understand but can that item increase your fighting out of jail? TCB: Soap on a Rope has no effect on your character.
written by crimelad, March 31, 2008
Finally figured out through a lot of trial and error : bust out people who are the same level as you and who were busted for trying to bust out others: success is almost (but not quite) 100%.
written by joethebutcher, April 05, 2008
Saw the question with no answer…still curious, does bailing ($) someone out also give you experience?
written by -Vengeance, April 24, 2008
I do a lot of busts and i have found that i can bust people much more often if they are in jail for crimes that i ALWAYS succeed,is this just luck or a fact?
written by _Wraith_, May 02, 2008
Once I was in Jail there is a mark ‘-X-‘ placed before my name…. What’s that?
written by DonniePrince, May 09, 2008
Wraith: That is just your faction’s tag. Look at some of the other players in jail and see their tag, then go see their name on their profile page. Spot the difference? 🙂 Joethebutcher: I’m not sure but I would think that you would gain something for spending money on getting someone out of jail. If that’s crime exp., I don’t know.
written by skezzy, May 25, 2008
Ok Im a lv 8 and i busted a lv 6 out @ 45min I have been shoplifting Stainless Steel Watchs all day after the bust i couldnt even get a plastic 1 I dont think im going to bust anymore
written by Society, June 01, 2008
rofl, dude the results are random- they can, and do fluctuate.
written by Major, June 14, 2008
to skeezy: shoplift in the jewellry shop is very random. i can do Thorough robbery but i often get jailed for trying to steal a watch. ii is better to skip this crime
written by negative0, June 19, 2008
what exactly does soap on a rope do? when u go to the shop and go to info it says a neccesity for someone in jail TCB: Nothing
written by Dan G., July 08, 2008
I’m not giving my in game name here just because I’m revealing some stats, an admin of the site can mail me if they need to verify. Anyways, I have been slowly testing out how much I can bust. I currently have 2536 dex so conceivably only able to bust people out at around 30 mins or so. My speed though is almost 11k and I’m wondering if that plays into it. I make sure to always bust people who are lower than me and the closer the better, but I’ve busted lvl 2 people out with no problem as well. So I’ve been increasing my bust times trying to find out what my limit is. I go by about 5 min increments and my last bust was at 1hr 34 mins. Between 1hr and 1hr 15 I think I got busted once, though I think that had more to do with doing 3-4 in a row. So do you think another stat is playing into this? My speed is higher, my bust level is average at 55, and at about 3600 (3500 thefts) criminal offenses with 47 times jailed (about 15 from busting people)
written by That Guy, July 11, 2008
I disagree with your dexterity values. I’m a level 3 player with 60 dexterity or so, but I can bust lvl. 3 players who are in for over an hour.
written by yoga fire, July 14, 2008
hell yeah ! ! the writer is right ! ! you will success busting out ppl who are lower level than u. And also , pick the right one who is caught by the crime which you’ve successed.
written by yogafire, July 14, 2008
I’d like to know about experience. I’ve been jail to 33 times and I busted 10 people. I am at level 2. my dexterity is 107 . Should I stop busting or keep doing it ? recommend me pls. should I do other crimes ? ? ? thank you in advance.
written by theo89607, July 23, 2008
It doesnt work if you bust somone out tht is your level thats total rubbish!!! ive tryed it several times and it does nto work!
written by qrlet, July 28, 2008
I failed only 2 busts of all 7 i did. And lvl was exactly the same. I picked up only ppl with short time remaining.
written by thomas, August 04, 2008
thanks so much i am level 8 and i have 1000 dexity and i couldent work out why i couldent bust out level 3s and 4s, because i used to be a really good jail buster . as soon as i read that it is easyer to bust people out that are close to your level i busted a level 7 straight that had been jailed for trying to bust somone out of jail. thanks so much and i hope by reading my mistake others dont make the same one i did.
written by 31133337, August 27, 2008
do i lose my exp when i fail to escape (red results)
written by uat2d, September 13, 2008
60 or 75 dex per minute is way too much… my dex is only about 1k and i’ve already busted more than 125 guys… and guess what? they all had more than one hour in jail. PS: i usually bust 5 guys (of the last page) in a row without getting busted
written by uat2d, October 01, 2008
ok, now i think i proved that 60 or 75 dex is way too much: People busted: 251 (Novice Buster) Dexterity: 1,080 (very approximate)
written by LaoNiuChanXiao, October 18, 2008
I don’t get it. Which one is easier to do, bust someone who are at the closer level or at lower level?
written by LaoNiuChan, October 24, 2008
“You times their jail time by 60 or 75, and that’s the amount of dexterity you should have to be able to bust them out with a reasonable chance eg: They’re in for 10 minutes, 10 x 75, you should have 750 dexterity to be able to bust them reliably” I think 60 or 75 is too astronomical. I can bust someone who are jailed for an hour with only about 315 Dex
written by inebriated, October 30, 2008
buying formula is not level * 25. I just bailed a level 5 out, and she had over an hour and a half left and i only paid 8k. btw, you have an error under “Training in Jail” in the second sentence, instead of putting Jail Gym, you need to put regular gym. this can confuse readers. just looking out for ya. btw i’m tipsy so thats why i noticed that little error. haha best of luck to everyone.
written by mr.anon, November 18, 2008
failing to escape from jail has no loss on your crime exp.
written by JukeBox55, December 01, 2008
bustin sum1 wid a close lvl 2 u duzn make it ezier. not 4 me neways i find bustin ppl lower than lvl 5 r da eziest. am lvl 8 ryt now nd i manage 3 busts in a row but when i bust sum1 wid a same lvl i get jailed on my 1st try.
written by JukeBox55, December 30, 2008
Breaking out of Jail As per usual for crimes, there are three different outcomes: – Succeeding: You get out of jail, and you gain 0.1% of your dexterity. – Failing: You don’t have enough time to dig your hole out of your cell, therefore can’t get out. You lose no exp. – Failing and getting caught: The guard catches you and your time in jail increases. We’re unsure if you lose crime exp when you get caught busting out. yes, you do lose experience on failing to bust out. i failed with a 30 NB after an unsuccessful armoured car robbery, and after attempting to bust out, my NB went down to 25.
written by AlphaWolf, January 06, 2009
I am having trubble busting ppl out. i have tryed it i don’t know how miney times and only got 1. Me and my wife are both on she has lower stats then me but was able to bust more ppl out. My stats: Speed: 44.1633 Strength: 52.8937 Defence: 44.4393 Dexterity: 46.4119 i have been jailed 18 times only 5 for crimes. any suggestons?
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