Unlike in the past, Ratioless private torrent trackers are nothing revolutionary these days. However, launch of a new site of this genre always seem to spark the interest of our readers. SceneLinks (SCL) is one of the latest no ratio private torrent communities to hit the BitTorrent scene. It’s not a niche tracker but a General/0Day tracker which tracks content ranging from movies, games to exclusive encodes and torrent packs. The site features an eye catching user interface, claims to have scene access, has a bonus system based on ‘Promicin Shot’ points and is home to an internal movie encoder group of its own named SLiNKS. Staff have expressed no desire to make this one of those super secret, l33t sites and SceneLinks has started off humbly with registrations open to all.
According to site staff, work on SceneLinks began several months ago. Although they are going public in mid January 2011, the site has been online since November 2010. To quote the words of one staff member:
The staff wanted to make a GOOD torrent tracker, before spreading the word, and so now you have a beautiful looking site ( my favorite stylesheet being Simple 2 ), with extremely fast scene axx pretimes, and ratioless. The site doesn't aim to become l33t or stuff like that.
They do claim to have scene access but there is no way for us to independently verify this claim. Either way, around 1500 torrents have been uploaded during the past one and a half months which is not a bad statistic at all. The style sheet, category icons and the overall visual interface of the site is indeed eye catching. Torrent index looks very organized with nuked releases, requests and free leech torrents easily distinguishable from one another. However, keep in mind that SCL still is a brand new tracker – there aren’t a lot of members or snatches so don’t expect the same amount of activity as on TorrentLeech around here.
Just like most other ratioless trackers, a bonus system replaces global ratio on SceneLinks. Bonus points are called ‘Promicin Shots’. For every hour that you seed a torrent, you are awarded with 1 Promicin Shot. Of course, there are ways to earn points other than seeding:
- uploading a new torrent = 10 shots
- comment on torrent = 1 shot
- saying thanks = 0.5 shots
- making a post = 1 shot
- starting a topic = 3 shots
- seeding a torrent uploaded 1 week ago or bigger than 4Gb longer than 1 day will get you more Shots
Your SceneLinks account will gain certain abilities as you gather more Promicin Shots. A list of such abilities is quoted below:
- ability to cast invites
- ability to get upload credit
- shadow ability aka custom title
- heal/help ability aka give promicin gift
SCL administration have stated that they have no plans to make this a l33t tracker. Making a wise move, they have decided to open registrations for all during the start up period. If you are looking to be part of a new ratio free tracker, check this site out.
Site Name: SceneLinks (http://www.scenelinks.org)
Signup URL: http://www.scenelinks.org/signup.php
Special thanks to Andrei and Mada for the heads up.
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