For some of our readers, this will probably be the best news they heard in 2009. The famed dedicated games torrent tracker Blackcats Games is giving out free referral codes on their IRC channel. Although there are a few referral codes issued to current users, you won’t have much luck obtaining one if you don’t personally know an existing member. So when it comes to getting into BCG as a new user, signing up via an IRC referral seems to be the easiest possible method. As of 13/4/2009, Blackcats-Games has a user base of around 29000 members and tracks 10900+ active torrents.
The following is quoted from a message stoi (BCG Owner) posted on FST a few hours ago. Read it in full, specially the parts that are in bold:
BCG is sort of having open signups. We are taking new members in our IRC irc.blackcats-games.net
a few things to make clear first though
1: There is only a couple of staff doing this, so dont just sit there and think, nothing is happening and leave. also because there is only a couple of staff doing it, you may have to wait while.
2: you are supposed to tell us a joke and you will probably get in (not my idea).
3: make sure you have an email, that is not yahoo or hotmail and is less then 30 characters long, that includes the @whatever.com
4: You will be going on the staff members referral tree, so if you fuck up, the staff member will get punished as well, well as you can tell from that, if this happens we will not be happy, and you may find yourself banned from more than BCG.
5: You do get 15gig on your upload as soon as you join auto (this is only from a staff referral, if a user refers you, you only get 2 gig. But this does not mean you can hit and run, see point 6.
6: We work a hell of a lot different from other trackers, so if you have never been a member before, make sure you read the FAQ/Rules and the SP FAQ.
and i think thats about it (time for me to go to bed so i miss the hordes lol)
How to join BCG IRC Channel
The main BCG IRC channel is #blackcats on irc.blackcats-games.net. This channel is usually accessible only to registered members. All non members are first taken to #waitingroom which is where you can request for invites (as i understand). Here is how you can join #waitingroom:
- You’ll need to download an IRC client first. Web based IRC clients are banned from BCG as far as i know. I’d recommend you download and install mIRC – download links and tutorial can be found here.
- Once IRC client is set up, change you nickname to whatever nickname you want to have on BCG tracker (in mIRC, nickname can be changed in Tools—>Options menu.
- Join the BCG IRC channel. This is located on IRC server irc.blackcats-games.net:6667 and the channel name is #blackcats (non members will automatically be taken to #waitingroom). If you are using mIRC click on this direct link irc://irc.blackcats-games.net:6667/blackcats to instantly visit the channel.
The current topic of #waitingroom is set to:
* Topic is 'I'm away to my bed now and will be back at aroung 10am(gmt) to give out more referal. Please be patient if there is noone around'
* Set by phileas on Mon Apr 13 05:31:26
Unlike other IRC giveaways we have posted about, it looks as if you’ll have to hang around for a while on IRC for this one. But hey, hopefully the end result would be you being a member of the best damn games tracker on the planet.
Few links that will help you survive on BCG (you need to login to the site to view these):
- BCG Tracker Rules
- BCG FAQ
- Seed Points FAQ
- Seed Points FAQ for Newbies
- Information on the ‘Badge of Honor’
- List of allowed clients