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As torrent downloaders, lack of free indie content is one of the many frustrations that could make us look for alternatives. The problem with finding a different source is, you do not know what the other website is going to offer you and which features you might be missing from the previous one.
How about a website that is better from your previous torrent source and offers twice the download speed? Even though it may sound too good to be true, there are such websites that offer you all this and even more. So, without further ado let’s take a look at one such website ‘nCore’.
What is nCore?
nCore hails from Hungary and is a general torrent tracking website. It has a large community of 705,000 members who upload and download torrents regularly. nCore has numerous qualities that might make it among your top 10 torrent websites, the best one being, that it is a ratio-less website.
nCore has an exceptionally huge free indie content library that can be accessed by its community members without any restrictions. The website’s default language is Hungarian which can be changed using the Google translate extension.
Is nCore safe?
For a torrent site to be safe for browsing, it needs to have an SSL certificate, which nCore does have. By using tools such as SEOQuake and MOZ, you can easily check the credibility of a website by gauging Domain Score (DS) and Trust Score (TS). Based on my research, nCore has a domain score of 18 and a trust score of 32 which is excellent given that torrent sites have a hard time accumulating a DS above 15 and a TS above 40.
What should you expect from nCore?
nCore offers a plethora of benefits and perks to the members of its community. While you are already granted some benefits at the time of joining, there are others that you can earn by participating in the website’s journey.
Giant content library – The first and most important feature of the website is getting access to the website’s giant free indie content library. nCore is a private website and without an invite, there is no way that you will be able to view the website’s free indie content. Once you are in, you can make the most of the all-you-can-eat model. You can download torrents that consist of free indie movies, free indie TV shows, free indie web series, free indie music, free indie games, and free indie books both in English and Hungarian.
Requests – Considering the huge number of torrents, there is a very fine chance that you may not find what you are looking for. In such scenarios, you can post your request in the ‘Request’ section of the website and the community members will try to complete your request as soon as possible. Requests can be posted by members who are above the user class rank. Therefore, to be able to post a request, you need to reach the member class rank or higher.
Rank – Ranks are one of the popular methods used by torrent tracking websites to appreciate the efforts of its community members. nCore has different ranks that the website refers to as ‘User Class’. The user class for the members is divided as follows, ‘User’, ‘Member’, ‘Elite’, ‘Legend’, and ‘Uploader’ these classes are allotted at the end of the month by considering the points earned by the members.
There are other staff-level classes too such as ‘Helpdesk’, ‘VIP’, ‘Moderator’, ‘Admin’, and ‘Owner’. These are very important positions on the website and to obtain any one of these, you will have to contribute to the website more than others and for a longer time.
Forums – When a website has an active community, its forums are highly functional. Similarly, nCore has an active forum where you can start a discussion with other community members and even get solutions for any problem that you might be facing while using the website. There are times when the staff and the admin take part in the discussions too. They mostly give their inputs on topics related to the troubleshooting and rules of the website.
nCore in numbers
As per the Alexa rankings, nCore is ranked #2,781 which makes it amongst the top 3000 websites on the internet. It attracts more than 7 million users a month and an average visit on the site lasts for more than 9 minutes. An average user visits 6.94 pages before bouncing off the website. In terms of engagement, nCore has really blown me away, especially with the humongous number of visitors. I didn’t expect that at all. The most mind-boggling aspect of this platform is the incredible bounce rate of 13.39%, which is the lowest I’ve seen thus far.
How to access nCore?
You can access nCore by searching for the term ‘nCore.cc’ in your search engine. Alternatively, if you want to access the platform directly, you can use the following link: nCore. Remember, there are various extensions of the website and thus using the link is the easiest way of finding the website and downloading the content.
nCore has a very basic and easy to navigate design. The website follows the standard torrent website layout which comprises more text and fewer images. nCore is mostly made of links, tables, checkboxes, search bars, and buttons; these functionalities make website navigation convenient for the community members.
Inner Pages – The inner pages consist of tables with text placed inside it along with the links that take the users to the different pages of the website. The only page that is designed differently is the browse torrent page which has different checkboxes that can help you filter the results and explore a particular category. It also has a search bar that can help you in finding a specific file.
Content – nCore has a ginormous torrent database that covers numerous categories. Since the free indie content is updated by different members, you can find a wide variety of content quality too. The website has free indie movies from standard to high-resolution that you can download easily. It has an extensive collection of free indie games for different consoles.
The website is designed to work flawlessly on desktops. It fits the aspect ratio well and all the functionalities can be accessed easily. You can also seedbox for the website when using a computer. To open and download torrents from the website on a desktop, you need an internet connection of more than 5 Mbps.
nCore fails to offer a good mobile experience due to the lack of a dedicated mobile UI layout. The website opens in the desktop version and you might have to keep scrolling from left to right for navigation or zoom in and out. Functionalities like checkboxes, dropdowns, and some buttons may respond late on most of the cell phones. You need an internet speed of at least 10 Mbps to open the website on your cell phone.
Suggestions I have for nCore
nCore is an incredible website with some exceptional qualities. However, there are some loopholes that make the website slightly disappointing. Missing header limits the users and makes website usage difficult.
Furthermore, if you have uploaded a substantial amount of torrents on the website and want your rank to be upgraded from ‘Legend’ to ‘Uploader’, you have to write a message to the staff and if they feel you deserve the rank only then it will be granted to you. nCore needs to replace this system with an automated process that can give ranks and keep the members and staff contended.
nCore’s benefits and torrent database is surely a tempting offer that any torrent downloader can’t reject. The only problem is getting access to it and as there is no set method to get access to the website, you can only rely on invites that you can get from the existing members. Unlike other sites that have seasonal openings, nCore doesn’t seem to have those. Thus, the only way to join the community is to befriend an existing member.