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.
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.
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:
- Server: irc.p2p-network.net
- Port: 6667
- Channel: #X-invites
- Direct Link: irc://irc.p2p-network.net:6667/x-invites
- Help: If you are new to IRC, please read this article. You don’t have to be a power user to figure our IRC.
Anyways good luck everyone with the interviews. And special thanks to X sysops and staff for the heads up.