Long standing members of private BitTorrent tracker RevolutionTT should be familiar with their infamous ‘IRC Idle Bonus’ competitions. They had one at the start of 2009 and this hugely popular competition has now returned, to celebrate the new year 2010. What’s so great about this is that unlike in most other competitions, there can be multiple winners. In fact, over 5000 members won free upload credit when last year’s Idle bonus ended. What you have to do in order to win is really simple – just idle on RevTT’s IRC channel (log into the channel and leave your IRC client running – that’s it). All members who are logged onto the channel when it hits the highest number of users will be rewarded with gigabytes of free upload.
A post from RevTT’s forum is quoted below – this should pretty much explain how the competition works:
There's still time left to win some free gigs, its really easy. Don't forget if we can get 10,000 members in #RevolutionTT IRC channel and set the highest peak, everyone included in setting the record will win a 50GB upload credit!!!
If the highest peak is between 2000 and 3999 users then everyone will be awarded 10GB
4000 - 5999 is 20GB
6000 - 7999 is 30GB
8000 -9999 is 40GB
10000 or more and its 50GB.
Join us in IRC, stay connected until 23:59 3rd of Jan 2010 GMT. Its best to install an IRC client like mIRC or XChat to avoid disconnects however for those not familiar with the world of IRC you can use the sites java chat HERE. Once in there are lots of helpers and staff willing to take you through the install of an IRC client.
For all IRC clients:
Server address is: /server irc.revolutiontt.net.
Paste your invite code into the server window: /msg RevoTT !invite USERNAME
A detailed How-to guide can be found: HERE.
Further Information on Prizes and FAQ can be found: HERE.
Last years bonus saw 5378 users in irc and every user earned 30GB free upload credit and proved to be just the start the new members needed
This year we are at 4077 so only need another 1302 to set a new record! Come on guys and gals, join irc and idle for free gigs is there a better way for the new members to start and for our older member is easy upload credit to help you out.
This should indeed be welcome news to the thousands of new members who joined the tracker recently when RevTT opened signups for several days in celebration of Christmas. 50GB is a lot of credit and it’ll definitely help boost your global ratio on the tracker (which is important as RevTT is a site that enforces minimum ratio requirements).
If the above instructions for joining the IRC channel are not clear, check out this thread on RevTT forums (you need to login) – it’s a very detailed, step by step guide that even has screenshots. OR if you already have an IRC client installed, you can easily login to RevTT IRC by following the three step process below:
- Join RevolutionTT IRC Server using this direct link: irc://irc.revolutiontt.net
- Once connected to the server, type the following in the console and press enter:
/msg RevoTT !invite YOURUSERNAME
Ex- If your username on tracker is ‘ass’, you should type:
/msg RevoTT !invite ass
- You will be invited into the channel – if your client is configured to auto join channels on invite, #RevolutionTT channel will immediately open. If not, double click on the invitation to join.
This competition was first announced on the 20th of December 2009. It is set to end on 23:59 3rd of Jan 2010. Times are in GMT and there are just about 30 hours to go (at time of this post which is 18:31, 2 January 2010 GMT ) and it’s almost a certainty that the new channel peak will be reached sometime between now and 23:59, 3 January 2010. So log into IRC and make sure to be there when it happens – you won’t regret it.