Great news all around – one of the best General/0Day private trackers in existence, iPLAY, has opened trial registrations for all users. If you are confused by the term ‘trial registrations’ here’s how it works. A trial account is a special iPLAY account which has certain limitations. This is valid for 7 days – within these 7 days, you need to prove that you are a good BitTorrent user. If you maintain a good ratio, avoid hit and runs and generally follow what’s said in the site’s FAQ and rules, you should be able to keep your account after the trial period ends. Oh and you need to maintain a global ratio above 1.5 as well :) It’s all good but there is a catch – the signup process can be a b1tch and you might have to spend a little time trying to register. But read our tips at the end of this post and you should be good to go.
Before we continue to the ‘how to signup’ section here’s a little rundown on iPLAY. iPLAY is one of the world’s most sought after General/0Day private trackers - there are almost no open signups for this site and you can see iPLAY invite requests on almost every BitTorrent forum on the planet. And it has high demand for many for good reasons – the tracker has great download speeds, good pre times, content rich torrent index with ~12000 torrents and of course, an active community of seeders and leechers. Both scene and P2P releases are available for download including some exclusive uploads by iPLAY’s own internal release groups. After the launch of iPLAY v4, the site became even better with dazzling new visual styles and themes that are a pleasure to navigate - to read more about iPLAY v4 please refer to this article.
The screenshot above highlights part of iPLAY’s torrent index. Here you can see some of the many packs that are indexed on this tracker.
Anyways let’s get back to the topic at hand – trial registrations. As mentioned earlier, a trial account has several limitations and a list of them may be found below:
- Account is valid for 7 days.
- Account has a download limit of 7 torrents.
- Account has a download limit of 7GB.
- Account has no right to make requests.
- Account has limited ( read only ) access to forum.
- Account has no right to send private messages.
After the 7 day grace period, it’s possible to convert your account to a full account and become a ‘normal’ user. There are two methods to get promoted (quoted from site):
- After the 7 days trial period if your global ratio is 1.5 or greater you are eligible for promotion, but promotion must be approved by staff.
- By making a donation, in this way your account will be converted from trial to full automatically.
How to sign up
iPLAY signup process is a little more complicated due to the number of checks and verifications that are built into it. Tips below should help you overcome this hurdle.
- You need to read the FAQ and Rules pages. Before you hit the signup button, open these two pages on two new tabs on your browser and start reading. We know most of you skip through these on trackers but in this case make sure to actually read the content – iPLAY has some custom rules (such as minimum monthly download requirement) and you will need a good understanding of them to survive the trial period. If you close the pages too quickly and hit signup, an error message ‘take the time to read FAQ and rules’ will be displayed.
- You need to correctly answer all 3 BitTorrent related questions on signup page. Get any one of them wrong and you will only be able to try again after 12 hours.
- Your password must be at least 8 characters long.
Signup URL and site homepage details are as follows:
Site Name: iPLAY (http://www.iplay.ro/)
Signup URL: Visit http://www.iplay.ro/login.php and click on ‘Trial Account’ button