This is probably the first time in several years the popular private tracker iPlay is having a proper open signup. As we posted quite a few times before, iPlay had occasionally allowed new member join through their trial registrations program; users had to prove that they were good members by meeting a set of pre set requirements in order for their trial account to be converted to permanent status. The current open signup however does not seem to be part of the trial program – accounts created now seem to get the regular user privileges immediately. This is great news for those who were looking forward to get into iPlay. It’s a great General/0Day tracker which tracks almost everything ranging from movies, TV shows, music, video games to E-Books. The site gets scene and non scene releases pretty quickly, has fast download speeds and indexes exclusive content released by 5 of its internal encoder groups. iPlay just recently introduced the iSeed bonus points system which makes it easier than ever to maintain a good ratio on site.
Statistically speaking, iPlay is one of the larger private trackers around. It tracks nearly 15000 active torrents of all shapes and sizes and has 38000+ registered users who keep these torrents alive and well seeded. However, size isn’t the only factor why iPlay is a great tracker. Unlike most general trackers which pretty much index the same content as any other similar site, iPlay has a lot of internal, exclusive releases. These are uploaded by 5 of their own release groups, iNCOMiNG (HD content), iDVD (DVDR releases), iPSP (mobile optimized video), iHD (HD content) and iMOBILE (Mobile optimized content). There are thousands of such exclusive encodes indexed here - you can track these using the iPlay Releases Board - http://www.iplay.ro/board/board.php). Additionally, this site has a great visual design - the four different themes introduced with iPlay V4 look great and gives the site a polished look.
While download speeds are usually great for indexed torrents, not being able to seed back easily has always been a problem for iPlay members. Thankfully, iPlay just recently introduced the iSeed bonus points system which makes things a lot easier. Quoted below is a new post on homepage explaining how the new system works:
iPLAY wants to help you maintain a good ratio, despite your low internet connection. It's never been easier to maintain your ratio. iSeed is based on the fundamental p2p principle, sharing.
If you seed what you downloaded, you'll never have to worry about your ratio.
How it works:
1. If the torrent is smaller than 1 GB or equal you get 1:1 ratio after 24 hours ( 1 day ) of seed.
2. If the torrent is smaller than 2 GB or equal you get 1:1 ratio after 48 hours ( 2 days ) of seed.
3. If the torrent is smaller than 3 GB or equal you get 1:1 ratio after 72 hours ( 3 days ) of seed.
4. If the torrent is not bigger than 4 GB included you get 1:1 ratio after 96 hours ( 4 days ) of seed.
5. If the torrent is bigger than 4 GB you get 1:1 ratio after 120 hours ( 5 days ) of seed.
6. If you download only a part of the torrent you will get 1:1 ratio as by the minimum seed time required.
7. If you make preseed ( download a torrent from another tracker and seeding it on iplay ) you won't get any bonus.
The new system was introduced just yesterday so it might take a while for members to get used to it and reap the benefits. Nevertheless, it appears to make life a lot easier for those struggling to maintain a healthy global ratio on site.
Coming back to open registrations, we do not know for how long signups will remain open. The site’s current max users limit is set to 50000 - if iPlay remains open till this cap is reached, that would mean there are around 12000 free slots remaining. However, chances are that registrations would close after a short period of time so get in while you can - its not everyday you have open signups on this great tracker.
Site Name: iPLAY (http://www.iplay.ro)
Signup URL: Visit http://www.iplay.ro/login.php and click on ‘Signup’ button.