Some of you might remember the launch of SceneExpress (commonly known as ‘The X’ ) about four months ago. This tracker caused quite a stir back then for a number of reasons. First, it was the successor to the now defunct SceneLife (ScL) – although not a direct resurrection of ScL, The X was started by more or less the same crew behind ScL. Second, it was the first ever torrent site to be based on SCTBDEV tracker script - SCTBDEV is a codebase developed by SceneTorrents (ScT')’s coders and is currently unreleased to the public. Finally, The X was probably the only tracker to start off its operations with over 15000 torrents in the main index. Four months have now passed since the celebrated launch and SceneExpress has just reached yet another important milestone. The site’s prolonged beta period has now ended and SeX v1 has been officially launched with several new features.

SceneExpress Logo

An announcement on the site homepage reads:

Dear SeX Members!
With SeX v1 pending, our coder has been working overtime making sure everything is ready. Unfortunate for us but, great for our members, he got over excited and pre-released it for everyone to see! So, without any other choice v1 is now open..Welcome to SeX v1!!!
A quick mention of some sexy new features:
Seedbonus System
How this works:
The system checks once(1 time) every hour for torrents seeded, it gets the total combined size of those torrents and gives you 1 point for every GB you're seeding with a max of 100 points per 1 hour.
To find it look at the top of the page where it says:
Welcome back, blah | Invites (0) | Bookmarks | Bonus: 0 | Betting | Logout
Check out the BONUS SHOP to see what goodies you can get!
New Torrent Details Page
Just when you thought it couldn't get any sexier!
And it's not stopping at v1! We've got more fun and unique things on the way so, stay posted.

Out of the new features launched with v1, most notable is probably the seed bonus system. The new system should help users maintain a healthy global ratio even with torrents without leechers. It will also reward the more active members through the number of cool unlockable features in the bonus shop (a screenshot capturing some of the available options may be found below):

SceneExpress Bonus shop

New torrent description pages also look a lot better with thanks to the additional information embedded in them. For example, movies now have links to subtitles (if available) and IMDB pages from the description page itself. Additionally, you now have the ability to bookmark torrents. Layout has also been improved and these pages now sport a much cleaner, organized look.

Although v1 is the first major revision of SceneExpress, a number of improvements to the tracker were made prior to v1 itself – a summarized list can be found below:

  • Snatch policy system - Every month (every 30 days) users MUST download and fully seed at least 2 torrents above 100 MB.
  • Turning FreeLeech off/on – Users are now able to turn free leech off/on whenever they want
  • New login page – A new disguised login page to keep SeX off limits to noobs
  • The Spam Section – A separate browse page for spam scene releases
  • Thanks button

Speaking of site statistics, SeX’s uploaders have managed to keep up with the head start the site had with 15000 torrents during launch. The site now tracks nearly 40000 torrents including over 400 unique packs. Registered user base hovers somewhere around 4000 – this is an area where SeX can improve a lot. The site could do with some more leechers and it’d definitely help keep those new torrents alive for a longer period of time.

There probably will be an open signup simultaneous to v1 launch but this is not confirmed as of yet. We asked one of their SysOps if there were plans to open registrations anytime soon and here’s the response we got: 

we still don't know.. but probably yes.

If you are interested in joining The X, right now all you can do is to wait for staff to open signups or the invites channel. Right now both remain closed – if there are updates, we will post a new article on homepage.


20 Comments

  1. Ripped // 8/19/2010 10:37:00 AM  

    Get rid of the the 2 mandatory 100mb downloads and those of us now at SCC, GFT, P*N...etc will consider coming back.

    You can put lisptick on a pig, but it is still a pig.

  2. John // 8/19/2010 11:52:00 AM  

    "Get rid of the the 2 mandatory 100mb downloads"

    Agreed. Not interested in being dictated to as to when I download something. Plenty of other sites around without this requirement.

    Besides, I'm still pissed off they dumped 40gb of my upload in the first week after their site crashed and I never got it back. I'll stick with SCC and TL.

  3. Spunky // 8/19/2010 01:21:00 PM  

    yeah i just let my account get disabled. there's nothing at sceneexpress that can't be got at TL or SCC. it'll probably just go down the pan like ScL.

  4. zoomby // 8/19/2010 01:55:00 PM  

    @Ripped

    whats point of comparing PTN and SeX?
    yeah scc , TL >>> SeX ( Which suck anyway minus there name)

  5. DJ // 8/19/2010 02:58:00 PM  

    You forgot to mention the countries SceneXpress is banning like Romania and Israel just because staff's prejudices .
    Sites like SceneXpress that before they launched v1 are deciding to ban a whole community of users from specific countries , SHOULD NOT be published or discussed by any of forums of blogs on the net till their staff will understand that everyone is equal .

  6. rhys01 // 8/19/2010 03:41:00 PM  

    The place sucks i got a HnR warning because the system was having "ISSUES" when i proved it was wrong the staff refused to remove the warning saying as it was given by the system and it couldnt be removed (just ignore it the admins said) im a admin at another tracker and know thats bollocks , stay away from this place , couldnt even lace the boots of ScL

  7. devilankur18 // 8/19/2010 09:09:00 PM  
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  8. Ankur // 8/19/2010 09:15:00 PM  
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  10. JASON // 8/20/2010 12:13:00 AM  

    seriously exchange points for voice on irc omg there really stooping to new depths now and yeah im not being dictated to wen i need to download something and the seeding thing wtf if i downloaded something really old and had no action on in a month what happens then and from the way i see it there staff are all just fighting for control and there way you need to post certain amounts and comments for user class progression just crazy and for all there hype and big index seriously only 4000 userbase lame

  11. John // 8/20/2010 06:16:00 AM  

    @ankur by posting your email here, you just guarunteed that anyone who actually sends u an invite is going to get banned. Don't ask for invites.

  12. Ankur // 8/20/2010 09:27:00 AM  

    @John this is first I ever asked for invites, normally i get them from IRC servers. But currently I am desperate about the 1 invite.I had no luck with the IRC's.

    Well if anyone can help then thanks, else hope to get it in the future :)

  13. zoomby // 8/20/2010 02:04:00 PM  

    Just looked at Ankur's Blog which is epic FAIL!!

  14. evil // 8/21/2010 05:41:00 AM  

    @Ankur:

    You ask GFT, PTN and FTN just because they're high level in traders minds, what you find on these trackers can be found on BitSoup and any other Gen/0day TrkR

    No one will invite a trader or someone dumb/n00b enough to leave an email on a blog...

    Start with small trackers, that's the way to do it.
    And BTW, PTN applications are open right now.

  15. ghettowboy // 8/22/2010 05:20:00 PM  

    @Ripped and John
    Why does it bother you so that they have a download requirement? they want to make sure you use the tracker for it's intended purpose, and not JUST to have another tracker in your collection.

    @DJ
    they have the bans probably to avoid going through their system banning the majority from those countries, for not following the rules.

  16. Gary Hayes // 8/22/2010 06:07:00 PM  

    @ghettowboy

    It doesn’t bother me at all because I’m not a member. I was simply offering my opinion that I don’t wish to be dictated to as to when I download something. If their site is of a particular standard where users download an equivalent amount of data of their own volition, then they will flourish as a tracker. Generally speaking that’s how services such as this survive in a laissez faire environment. They’re free to run things however they wish.

    Why does it bother you that I express such an opinion in a free and open forum?

    I also like your assumption that it must be a part of a ‘collection’ in order that your insinuation carries any sort of weight. Logical fallacy much?

  17. ghettowboy // 8/22/2010 11:49:00 PM  

    @Gary Hayes

    It's cool, I understand you were only giving your opinion on it. But, on the same note, if you or someone else feels like your being dictated to by their 2 mandatory 100mb downloads a month(30 days) then, that says volumes and the site probably isn't for you.. That's all.

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