Nerve

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Nerve

Nerve is needed for many aspects of the game, notably doing Crimes; it regenerates at the rate of 1 nerve every 5 minutes until it fills your nerve bar. Other ways to increase your nerve gain are through using certain Drugs, drinking alcohol bottles, spending 25 points on a refill or spending Job points on nerve. Nerve has a natural limit of 60, which is increased along with your crime experience. Your nerve bar can be increased even further to a maximum of 125 including merit upgrades, company specials and faction specials, however only your natural nerve bar reflects your crime experience.

  • As stated, Nerve is needed for Crimes. Usually, the more difficult the crime is, the more nerve it takes (with exceptions).
  • More difficult crimes are not necessarily always better crimes.
  • Nerve is also used for Busting yourself out of Jail at a cost of half of your total nerve bar. If your nerve bar is an odd number it is rounded down; e.g. if you have a 35 nerve bar, it will take 17 nerve to bust out of jail. Attempting to bust yourself out of jail is not always successful. Note: You no longer gain dexterity when busting yourself out of jail. You can also reduce the cost of nerve of busting yourself out of Jail by having completed education LAW2990
  • Your natural nerve bar reflects your crime experience and allows you to attempt harder crimes.
  • Organised crimes in Factions can require high crime experience and therefore a high natural nerve bar, however, these crimes do not use up your own nerve while planning or initiating.
  • Nerve is also used to bust people out of jail. Busting success chance takes level and total amount of busts you've made into account, along with any educations or active job specials which affect busting. Busting skill can be increased by up to 50% with the use of Bust skill upgrades on the Criminality branch of faction specials.

The maximum nerve one can have at any moment is 32,767[1].

Increasing Your Maximum Nerve Bar

  • The main way to increase your nerve bar is through doing Crimes; this both increases your crime experience and at certain milestones of CE also increases your nerve bar size by increments of 5 up to a total of 60. These points are often referred to as your "natural nerve bar".
  • Spending Merits on your nerve bar allows you to increase your maximum nerve bar by up to 10 extra points.
  • Joining a Faction with the Nerve Faction upgrades in the Criminality branch. Nerve increases your nerve bar by 1 per Nerve upgrade (up to a maximum of 40).
  • Many Job and Company specials can provide bonuses to your nerve:
    • The 5* Amusement Park special "Unflinching" gives user +10 maximum nerve.
    • The 5* Meat Warehouse special "Carnage" gives user +10 maximum nerve.
    • The 10* Pub special "Buzzed" gives user +15 maximum nerve.
  • Nerve bar strength and crime experience are also increased by busting others out of jail. It is unclear exactly how busting higher levels or longer jail times affects that.
  • The maximum nerve bar you can get is 125 (60 Natural Nerve Bar + 10 Merit upgrades + 40 Faction special + 15 from 10* Pub Special).
  • Your nerve bar will update upon visiting the crimes page.

Refilling your Nerve bar

  • Many Job and Company specials can provide bonuses to your nerve:
    • The Law Job special at the first rank gives "+3 to current nerve" for 5 job points.
    • The 1* Amusement Park special "Dauntless", which gives +2 to current nerve for 1 job point.
    • The 5* Candle Shop special "Calming Therapy" gives user +2 to current nerve for 1 job point.
    • The 1* Firework Stand special "Audaciousness", gives user +2 to current nerve for 1 job point.
    • The 10* Game Shop special "Overpowered", gives user 1 nerve, 5 energy, 50 happiness for 1 job point (there is a limit of 100 job point use for this special per day, as there is energy to be gained).
    • The 3* Gents Strip Club special and Ladies Strip Club special "Free Drinks", gives user +2 to current nerve for 1 job point.
    • The 1* Meat Warehouse special "Blood Thirst", gives user +2 to current nerve.
    • The 5* Pub special "Liquid Courage", Refills users nerve bar for 25 job points.
  • For 25 points you can refill your nerve bar in Points Building. You can access this by clicking [Use] next to Points on the sidebar. As with the energy refill, you can only refill your nerve bar once a day.
  • Alcohol bottles can be bought from shops or other players to replenish your nerve bar, these count towards your booster cooldown.
  • The Cannabis drug provides 2-3 nerve when used. This amount is tripled during the 420 day event.

See also: Crime

References

  1. Bogie, Q&A Forums (25/07/19)