In our quest to find new and old private torrent trackers, we have come across some really large sites such as ArenaBG, RARBG, Partis.Si, Torrents.Ru, Gamato, etc. Today we present you another huge private tracker – Zamunda.net (we we’ve talked about it before but it’s time for an update). Zamunda is apparently a very popular site in Bulgaria, Turkey, Russia, etc but it does not seem to be as popular in English speaking countries. This is a bit of a surprise because underneath an interface with Bulgarian characters lies a solid private tracker which actually has more English content than TorrentLeech and doesn’t have any mandatory ratio rules.
The administrator of Zamunda is a Bulgarian. However the site is no longer hosted in Bulgaria - legal pressure caused it to relocate in Russia. However no obstacle has been able stop Zamunda’s growth – it currently has more than 600000 members (that’s over half a million) and tracks close to 65000 active torrents.
At the start of this article we mentioned that Zamunda does not seem to be a popular choice among users who seek English releases. Our guess is that most of them get turned off by Zamunda’s interface which is by default displayed in Bulgarian language. This clearly is a mistake – majority of Zamunda’s releases are English movies, TV shows, games, software, music, E-books and other general content released by scene and p2p groups. Additionally, interface language can be set to English – simply click on the English flag icon on top left corner of the page.
However, even in the English interface, every torrent name and description is displayed both in Bulgarian and English. Do not be fooled into thinking the actual content tracked by the torrent is also Bulgarian – it is most probably English. For example the torrent title Paul Blart: Mall Cop / Пол Бларт: Ченгето на мола (2009) actually points to the English version of the movie. Also the Bulgarian flag next to a torrent title means it has optional Bulgarian subtitles, not that it has BG audio. Movies with Bulgarian and Russian audio are usually located in ‘Movies/BG’ and ‘Movies/Russia’ categories. Movies in other sections almost always have English audio.
In addition to general torrents, Zamunda also has a great selection of PC game rips (with over 700 rips) as well as a huge collection of non scene DVDRips which are sometimes not even found on dedicated movie trackers. However torrents seem to be renamed during the uploading process and release group name is sometimes not included in the renamed version indexed on the site (just Turok instead of 'Turok -Skullptura').
Another great thing about Zamunda is the large number of peers connected to the tracker – even torrents that are a few years old are well seeded thanks to it’s 0.6+ million strong user base.
One thing we had failed to mention in our last article about Zamunda is that it does not have any mandatory ratio rules unlike many other private trackers. There is something called the ‘rating system’ which records download and upload stats of a user but this is only used for user class promotions. Your ‘rating’ will also affect the ability to make requests on Zamunda (to make a request you need to be a power user). However users are not banned or warned for having a low ratio. Following is quoted from the FAQ:
Q: What is that "Rating"? Can I raise it ?
A: The rating is actually the ratio between leech and seed. Try to be high because the high rating gives some benefits - you can become a Power User, for example. Your rating becomes higher when you seed files. If you seed more, you'll have a better rating. Your rating becomes lower if you download.
This should be welcome news to those with low upload speeds but always keep in mind that lax ratio rules are not an excuse for hit and running (HnR) - BitTorrent is based on sharing so always try to give something back to the community. Also, don’t expect the download speeds of ScT or SCC from Zamunda. However this tracker is a lot faster than most general/0day sites out there and perhaps more than 100x faster than TPB, Demonoid or H33T in most cases.
Zamunda is a private tracker and is closed for public registrations most of the time. They do not have an invite system so the only way in is during an open signup. If you are looking forward to get into this site today is your lucky day – Zamunda is currently open. We don’t know till when the open signups will last so get in while you can.
Site Name: Zamunda (http://www.zamunda.net)
Signup URL: http://www.zamunda.net/signup.php
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