The game of torrents. Level 1 - 100
When I first got into torrents it was for the purpose of getting videos that would other wise be to hard for me to get.
After a short while I found that open trackers didn't really suit my needs. So I joined a semi-private tracker. It was my first time that I have ever joined a site where seeding mattered. I didn't grasp this concept in time and quickly found my self struggling to get my ratio up.
Shortly after the site I had joined went down and disappeared.
I gave up on the idea of private torrents and even torrents in general.
Though a year latter that site I joined came back with a different name and due to my nature I stumbled upon it.
This time I was determined, "I wanna be the very best, Like no one ever was!", ran threw my head.
So I thought where exactly did I mess up and why did it seem so hard before to keep my ratio up?
Then a wild idea came to mind! What if i think about this like a game, I may be able to have more fun while making sure I am doing what I should to thank the site and the people willing to share.
It was not to hard, as the site looked at people strongly based on there ratio, upload and download.
So from that day on I thought about it as a game. First I would find a free leach torrent that some what interested me so I had a cushion to take what I really want and have plenty of space and time to seed accordingly while never letting my ration dip below 1.0.
After a while it wasn't enough I wanted to have a double digit ratio. So I seeded everything for what felt like for ever. Tell I had a ratio of 50.0.
But then I found my self with out a goal, so I added another goal. That was to actively give back to the people that made this tracker so great.
So i headed over to the forums and I found the torrent requests thread. With the idea that if it exists it must be on the internet.
So for a few months I searched high and low for every torrent people were requesting. Some times I would come back empty handed and move to the next, sometimes I would find it and feel very proud of my self and uploaded asap.
After a few months of this i found myself, feeling like I didn't have a goal. Yet again... what was I to do.
I was well known in the community because of the uploads I made and by the amount of time I spent just trying to help people, I had a very nice ratio, and I had become very good at finding torrents.
I was a loss again, I found my self very bored with out a goal that I can reach for.
After a long and I mean a long time thinking, I finely decided.
I was going to become a staff member a tracker. Thinking that I knew a lot, I liked helping people and it would be a nice goal.
So I first thought I would try the site I was already a member of, and had the most time spent with. Sadly though they were not in need of staff nor can you apply.
So I did a quick search of the top ten simi-private and private sites.
That's when I found the the next site I would actively join.
They were a new site that had recently opened. I spent a good month being active in the forums and maintaining a good ratio, while learning everything I could about the site. While dropping a few suggestions here and there about what changes i thought would help the site.
After a while I finely sent in my application to join as a part of staff.
After a rigorous training and beat the new guy phase I was officially part of the staff team.
It felt great and from that point I set my new goal to do everything in my power to help this site grow into something amazing.
After a year I found my self in a position of high authority. Higher then I ever dreamed. It felt great.
I had reached the highest level in the game.
I'm no longer staff to any trackers, but I still see torrents as this amazing game that consists of ratio, upload, download,
community, and sharing. All at work to leveling up to become a greater person in the community/game.
I even treat torrent-invites much the same way.
But I do have to wonder does any one feel this is wrong to do?
Like maybe I shouldn't have the thought of just getting high stats when I join a tacker?