MP3 Player

MP3 Player #42
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Brand new MP3 player made by Sony. Comes with a 512 MEG card.
Type
Electronic
Sell Price
$25

MP3 Player is an Electronics item that can be acquired through shoplifting. It can be sold to (but not purchased at) the Super Store.

The MP3 Player was one of the items available at the official launch of Torn on 15 November 2004, having been introduced during the Torn City Beta. [1]

Obtaining

In Crimes 1.0 the MP3 Player can be obtained through the "Electronics Stall" shoplifting crime at any Crime Experience level. It can also be found in a quantity of four as a result of the "Search the Junkyard" Search For Cash subcrime and through city finds. The MP3 Player can be traded between players.

The MP3 Player can be found as a result of the following crimes:

Search For Cash:

  • "Search the Junkyard" (quantity four)

Shoplifting:

  • "Super Store" (quantity between one - two)

Burglary:

  • "Apartment" (quantity one)
  • "Barbershop" (quantity one, requires Lockpicks)
  • "Chiropractor" (quantity five)
  • "Funeral Director" (quantity one)
  • "Recruitment Agency" (quantity one)
  • "Suburban Home" (quantity one)

Usage

Listening to an MP3 player converts energy to happiness. There is no usage cooldown and there are three different options for how much energy can be used.

MP3 Player Usage [2]
Action Energy Used Happiness Gained
Listen to a Song 1 energy 12-18 Happiness
Listen to an Album 3 Energy 42-63 Happiness
Listen to an Audio Book 5 Energy 80-120 Happiness

The MP3 player is an option to spend extra energy that is not divisible by five or ten which would otherwise be unused. These bits of energy can be obtained from drinking energy drinks while in a faction that has the energy drink perk in the Voracity branch, use of Book : Higher Daddy, Higher!, or from using the one or three energy options on an MP3 Player, CD Player, Television, or Game Console.

Using the MP3 Player is optimal only for players with extremely low battle stats. If a player uses the MP3 Player, the 5 energy "Listen to an Audio Book" gives the most happiness per energy spent.

Related Awards

MP3 Player related Awards
Image Name Requirements
566282329.png Candy Man Achieve 1,000 theft crime
486487597.png Smile, You're On Camera Achieve 2,500 theft crimes
529618516.png Smokin' Barrels Achieve 5,000 theft crimes
374334948.png Breaking And Entering Achieve 7,500 theft crimes
721231605.png Stroke Bringer Achieve 10,000 theft crimes

Historical Notes

Prior to an update in June 2021 that changed several Electronics items, the MP3 Player had no use.

In the past there was a Market Stall shoplift crime explicitly for MP3 Players. [3] It was consolidated into the "Electronics Stall" shoplift crime.

Image History

MP3 Player Image History
Years Used Image
2011 or earlier to present [4] tFxCGSE.jpg

There could potentially be one earlier image for the MP3 Player, but it would currently be considered lost to time. [5]

Patch History

Released in Patch list #

Patch list #198 : 29/06/2021
  • Added listening to CD Players and MP3 Players to convert energy to happiness

References

  1. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Electronics Items (With Citations) (28/05/23)
  2. Damaster, Brief Look at Electronic Happiness items 04/09/22
  3. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Electronics Items (With Citations) (03/09/22)
  4. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Electronics Items (With Citations) (29/01/23)
  5. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Electronics Items (With Citations) (29/01/23)