We we have said many times before, ratio free private torrent trackers are becoming increasingly common. Some trackers such as GFT and PTN have had great success with this model while several others such as SceneRace are considering reverting back to a ratio based model. Anyways the growth of ratioless private torrent sites have not stopped and this article is about one such brand new ratio free tracker; X. X is a new scene 0-day releases tracker that is only a couple of weeks old. The site has been invite only from the start but if you are interested in getting in, an invite can easily be obtained via IRC recruitment.

X tracker _2

As mentioned above, X is only three weeks old and is largely unknown in the BitTorrent world. However the site has already amassed over 1150 torrents (as of 20/09/2009) – almost all of these 0-day scene releases. Pre times on this tracker seem to be good and majority of the torrents have under 10-minute pre times. Both the high number of daily torrents and good pre times can be associated with X’s autouploader bot. Torrents however need more seeders/leechers – a problem almost all new trackers go through in early days.

Although the title of this article might lead you to believe that X is a scene-only tracker, it’s not. There are two browse pages – one for scene releases and the other for non scene content such as old movies and games. However, non scene section contains less than 10 torrents at the time this article is written.

X screenshot

As the title says, X is a ratio free tracker. Global upload:download ratio doesn’t matter on this site. However, you do need to seed every downloaded torrent to a 1:1 ratio OR for at least 48 hours (whichever is possible). A bonus system is also present on the site.

Like many other private torrent trackers, X is built on TBDEV tracker script. It has a slightly dark theme that’s easy on the eyes. Navigation is easy and the interface is not cluttered.

X seems to be a tracker that prefers less publicity. Following is quoted from site rules section:

Do not reveal our full name, URL, or details of our tracker anywhere else. Those who break this rule will be caught and banned.
Failure to follow this may result in a permanent ban. Refer to us only as X and ONLY to people you trust and intend to use your invite on.

There are some other rules pertaining to downloading, uploading, etc and reading rules.php is the first thing you should do if you get accepted.

Speaking of getting accepted, currently there is only one way to get into X – via IRC interview. You might be asked to submit ratio proof from other trackers during the interview. IRC server and channel details are as follows:

Anyways good luck everyone with the interviews. And special thanks to X sysops and staff for the heads up.


14 Comments

  1. tehwolf // 9/20/2009 03:20:00 PM  

    hmm, looks nice :)

  2. Kenneth // 9/20/2009 04:45:00 PM  

    Looks great...Only problem is the irc interview process.Channel is always full, then you have to wait and wait and wait for the interview. I`ve been waiting for a couple hours now.

  3. Pudge // 9/20/2009 09:42:00 PM  

    Just tried to get into the site, the IRC interview took hours, and the guy I was talking to, after taking an hour to dick around with no talking, didn't let me in because I didn't know what "Pre-Seeding" was. Site looked interesting, but not worth the bullshit snootiness.

  4. Fes // 9/21/2009 02:30:00 AM  

    Do sites have to close signups at the beginning of their launch? sites that do that don't last long anyways. What makes them think people have time to come all the way up to their IRC until they've established themselves some success already? meh idk, it always looks stupid when a new tracker doesn't open signup at start.

  5. Donny // 9/21/2009 03:18:00 AM  

    yeah another joke site. Same stuff elsewhere. Interview for a download, are u kidding me !

    THere lucky to get us.

  6. Lin // 9/21/2009 04:03:00 AM  

    Donny, then why you even bother...If you don`t follow the requirements - you don`t want/deserve to get in. So be the "lucky" guy who don`t get in..

    X is pretty nice...dark design.. over 1k torrents for nearly month...
    Good luck to the stuff and Godspeed...

  7. Donny // 9/21/2009 05:45:00 AM  

    Deserve Lin

    u must be a real computer geek. I never bothered. 90% of torrent users are downloading movies to watch with there families.

    Get in to what ?
    What possibly is this site, or hdbits, or ftn going to have that pretome or 10 other sites have,

    wanna know the answer lin

    NOTHING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Lin // 9/21/2009 03:18:00 PM  

    Dear Donny, i'м surprised.. You compare 3-4 years old trackers with nearly a month old one... Nice :)
    So.. you wanna know what possibly is this site compered to others:
    1. New community...
    2. Chance to evolve...
    3. Chance to be one of the best...

    If i get your point - it's useless to have new trackers... Old ones are enough. But it's your opinion.. I can and i want to help to this particular tracker/community to evolve. Let's stop here...

  9. Kenneth // 9/21/2009 06:00:00 PM  

    I got in after dicking around in the many hours long interview. Well, this tracker will never get big if they don`t loose up the interview and start letting more people in. In the future when/if they do become the #1 best tracker ever, they can start having does interview. Im pretty happy with the tracker so far, a few bugs here and there. But I can`t say it was worth many hour long interview. But that`s my opinion.

  10. jason // 9/22/2009 12:00:00 AM  
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  11. jason // 9/22/2009 12:03:00 AM  

    Just got in dere...d process although a little slow, wasn't as tough as it is being made out to be. just be honest. the staff seems nice and d tracker itself also looks pretty good..

  12. Kymberlee // 9/22/2009 05:38:00 PM  
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  13. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 9/23/2009 11:38:00 PM  

    http://filenetworks.blogspot.com/2009/09/storethenet-ratio-free-scene-tracker.html

  14. scott // 9/24/2009 08:22:00 AM  

    :yawn: Looks to me these guys are looking for 1337 status with this lame interview. Denying a person entrance because he doesn't know what pre-seeding is? Nice...