Dog Tags

Dog Tags is an annual competition.

Overview

  • The competition starts on June 20th at 12:00 TCT.
  • The competition ends on June 29th at 12:00 TCT.
  • It is forced participation, meaning that everyone is given a dog tag.
  • New players keep their New Player Protection during the competition
    • Newbie players can steal tags from other newbie players.
    • Once the New Player Protection is gone, the same rules apply to them as everyone else.
  • If your tag is stolen, you can find out who currently owns it on the Dog Tags competition page.

Rules

  • During the competition players start with a single Dog Tag, the points of which depend on the player's Torn level at the start of the competition.
    • If you level during the competition, your tag is unaffected.
  • The objective is to attack other players for a chance to steal their dog tag.
  • Your personal dog tag remains unstealable until you have made 3 attacks unless your account has been inactive for two weeks.
  • You may only gain a maximum of 1 dog tag per attack. You are guaranteed a dog tag when defeating an opponent if they have one.
  • Assists now have a 25% chance of providing a Dog Tag.
  • If you defeat a player who you haven't attacked within six hours you are guaranteed to receive one of their ten best tags.
  • If you defeat a player who you have attacked within six hours you are guaranteed to receive their worst tag.
  • If the player you defeat has your dog tag you are guaranteed to receive it back as a priority.
  • You can choose to return dog tags back at any time to their original owners. If you choose to attempt to sell back players dog tags, there is no safe trade for this.
  • Returned tags are locked until the owner has made three attacks after it has been returned.

Stealing Tags

  • Each attack type (mug, hospitalize, leave) on another player during the competition gives you a 100% chance to steal a Dog Tag that player possesses.
    • Inactive players appear to give up their tags at a much higher rate, but the chance is never 100%
    • There are no known items or perks that increase a chance to steal a tag.
  • Every player who at any point had possession of the tag is listed when you hover over it

Point Values

  • Each tag can have different point values. Above level 1, the value is half the level rounded up to the nearest multiple of 5 (the lowest of a range is also rounded up so for example both 20 and 21 would be a +15 tag), with the exception of level 100s who have a +75 tag, and staff members who are given +100 tags.
  • Your own tag is worth 2x more to yourself.
  • If a tag is stolen, it adds +1 to the tag value.

The only exception to this is after having returned it to it's owner, re-stealing it immediately will not add a point.

  • If your own tag is stolen and you reacquire it, the 2x bonus applies to the base value only, not the additional value provided by previous owners.
Level Status Tag Score
Any NPC +100
Any Staff +100
100 Player +75
90-99 Player +50
80-89 Player +45
70-79 Player +40
60-69 Player +35
50-59 Player +30
40-49 Player +25
30-39 Player +20
20-29 Player +15
10-19 Player +10
2-9 Player +5
1 Player +1

Awards

There are 2 honors for participating in Dog Tags.

  • KIA is awarded for getting 50 tags.
  • Departure is awarded for getting 250 tags.
    • The moment you reach the desired tag amount, it will trigger. You do not have to wait until the end of the competition.
    • This was a change made in the first year running the current format (2015).

Competition Tokens

  • A maximum of 10 Competition Tokens can be won.
  • Your score is the combination of all your dog tag values added together. Then your score is compared to everyone else in the competition to give your percent placement.
  • Only the person in first place will be shown 100%. If you are 2nd, or any top placement, you will see 99%.
Percent Placement Tokens Earned
90% - 100% +10
80% - 89% +9
70% - 79% +8
60% - 69% +7
50% - 59% +6
40% - 49% +5
30% - 39% +4
20% - 29% +3
10% - 19% +2
1% - 9% +1
0% 0

Competition Prizes

  • Additional Prizes for the players with the top 25 points:
    • 1st place wins a Gold Dog Tag item.
    • 2nd place wins a Silver Dog Tag item.
    • 3rd place wins a Bronze Dog Tag item.
    • 4th-25th place wins a Metal Dog Tag item.


Historical Notes

  • Previously competitions have started and finished at 17.00 TCT. This was changed in 2018.
  • Prior to 2022, your personal tag was worth 10x as many points to yourself, instead of 2x.