Hey pirates, i meant to update the sticky for a while now but it's exam season in college so things got delayed. Unfortunately the OP of the previous thread deleted his account, so i'll copy his format and update the links with my finds.
Note: It's worth downloading even if it says 0 seeds, sometimes the trackers are gone but your torrent client might find peers through DHT.
General Purpose (Music, Movies, Games, etc.)
Comics / E-Books
Trusted groups and repackers i remember now: FOSI, ATOM, deepstatus, FirstUploads, CracksNow, 4realtorrentz, ChingLiu, SadeemPC is ok but speaks broken english and a very small number of repacks don't work. His instructions are also fairly basic, but otherwise good repacks. I don't know much about music torrenting or private trackers, I never bothered to check them out as I could find what I needed in the open. Still, if you want to chime in feel free to do so.
The Pirate Bay - Good for retro games and rare software.If The Pirate Bay is down / domain seized, you can check this proxy list for an alternative domain. This is the legit one.
1337x I never used this one, but I keep hearing it's very good and more reliable than The Pirate Bay. Seems to have a good movie selection.
Kickass Torrents Community - This is the new incarnation of Kickass Torrents. The community is very cucked and fairly liberal, lots of virtue signaling. I'd recommend you to just go there for the torrents. Good for games and movies. Note: Since ExtraTorrent's departue, I've looked into KAT and apparently now you need to solve a Captcha every time you want to search for a torrent.
Torrent Project - A decent Pirate Bay alternative, i don't like the advanced search layout but it gets the job done most of the time.
Torrentz2 - The new incarnation of Torrentz. It's DMCA compliant so... take it as you will. But most of the time you can find what you're looking for if you're specific.
These three have been around a long time. I might as well include them for a general backup due to ExtraTorrent's demise.
Trusted Groups and repackers I remember now: The R.G. Family (Mechanics, Catalyst, Revenants, etc), Mr DJ, FitGirl, RELOADED / SKIDROW, CODEX, PROPHET, FTL, Naswari-Zohaib anthologies are good if you can't find your stuff elsewhere.
Note: Back in Kickass Torrents, Repacker FitGirl was very outspoken against the CorePack group, claiming they compressed and recoded some shit that ended with sub-par repacks of inferior graphic quality. I tested some of those and there were some discrepancies, so i'd advice caution.
FitGirl Repacks - A relatively new repacker, this person claims to have some of the smallest repacks out there. She was on Kickass Torrents and some russian sites. Her repacks are decent but slow as shit to install. Depends on your CPU, i have an i7-2600K and it takes a while.
Emuparadise - Here you can download pretty much every ROM for consoles up to the PS2 generation. Downloads are a bit slow, but it depends on the bandwidth load at the moment. Sometimes they have "happy hours" during which you can download 2 ROMs simultaneously IIRC.
Old Games Finder - Pretty much what it says in the tin. It's very good for abandonware and rare games.
On General purpose sites like Torrent Project, search for "nemesis43" for comics. If it's scanned, that dude probably uploaded it.
Library Genesis should be your first option for E-Books. Comic book downloads are slow as shit but worth it if you can't find it elsewhere. They also have scientific papers and other shit.
Empire-DCP-Minuteman Scans - Very good quality, i like them.
GetComics - Direct Downloads, try to use the mirrors as they're generally faster. Good repository.
iBookPile and Download Books General backup sites for those elusive E-Books. Despite the scammy name of the second one, it's actually legit, and the only site I managed to find Warcraft: Paragons for my collection. Worth checking out.
Cooking E-Books Title, basically. I can't cook for shit, but it's very complete and informative. Shilling for an upcoming project, v/LearnToCook I'll probably get some info from this site when I start it.
Android Zone - Very good website, they have a vast selection of apps and they update them frequently. I recommend you to install the Xposed app and then Xprivacy, that way you can customize the permissions you give to each app on the fly. This is useful because after installing a pirated app, it might connect online to validate it, and with Xprivacy you can block the outgoing connection.
Mobilism - They have Apps and rare e-books. I don't recommend this site as your go-to for those, but it's a nice backup if you can't find your stuff elsewhere. The site requires registration, but you can use one of the accounts on http://bugmenot.com/ If you happen to have to create an account for whatever reason, please post the login and password to that site so that others can benefit too, remember sharing is caring!
https://www.bestfreestreaming.com/ looks like a spammy site at first glance, but the list is solid. I found out about https://fmovies.se and https://yesmovies.to from there. Both also very good. These sites feel like youtube; there is no messing about with links to external sites such as putlocker. Yesmovies seems to have slightly better implementation of HTTPS, and I think Fmovies has a wider selection of TV shows.
If you want to download from these sites to your harddrive for later: Firefox plugin called DownloadHelper.
I personally just use Good old Popcorn Time and If the movie / TV show I'm watching happens to have low seeds, I simply download a generic torrent of the same movie / episode and drag it to Popcorn Time, it will automatically load it and prompt you to stream it. If you happen to get a black screen or audio but not video output, go to the options and check "Stream through VLC" and it will use VLC media player instead. Requires to have the software installed of course.
If you live under an oppressive regime, streaming is a lot safer than torrenting. Change your DNS servers to point to something ethical like OpenDNS. Search a guide online depending on the router you have., it's pretty easy to do.
Always make sure you're using HTTPS and not HTTP.
For browsers, I use Pale Moon as Mozilla turned to shit. Make sure you have the extensions: NoScript, Ublock Origin and Encrypted Web (HTTPS fork for Pale Moon).