The-Hive.be is an NZB site but, if you went there without knowing that, you might think it was a forum. The forum layout works quite well for what they offer. This site was formerly located at NZBeez.co.uk. The owner recently announced that he would be giving up the site.
The owner apparently left the site simply because of needing to change his priorities and, of course, running an NZB site is no small undertaking. The site was ported over to The-Hive.be, but retains the same layout and design that it had. People already using the site will not be presented with an entirely new interface to figure out.
About The-Hive.be as of September 2, 2014
- Currently Open for registration.
- Offers both free and Donate/Supporter account.
- Excellent and active forum
- Chat and Help Support
- Concentrates on games
Donate/Supporter Account Plan
- 1 Month – $4.50 or £3
- 3 Months – $9.20 or £6
- 6 Months – $13 or £9
- 1 Year – $18.30 or £12
- 2 Years – $30.50 or £20
- 15 Years – $62.50 or £40
The site accepts donation, however small will help keep the site growing and improving, as well as helping with server and software costs. They used Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and Paypal as there payment method.
Once you become a supporter you will get extra privileges such as;
- Live Chat
- Unlimited Downloads
- “Full” Forum Access Including 18+
- Instant Notifications
- Personal Avatar
- Arcade Access
- Customised Profiles and Signatures
- Picture Albums
- Future Benefits and more….
What it Offers
The-Hive.be concentrates on games. There aren’t any video or audio NZBs here, so it’s really for the gamers out there who want a good NZB site to support their hobby. There’s plenty of information on various games, including guides that have tutorials and walkthroughs. There is a small section on video, but there aren’t any NZB files included, just information.
There is also a great section on modding that will be of particular interest to those who like to take a good game and make it better. The forums appear to be quite active, so it might be a good place to look if you’re frustrated with the latest games and want an assist in getting the most out of them. There are sections on modding for PS3, Xbox, Android and more.
You’ll have to join up to get any use out of the site. Joining is free, so you can test it out and see if it’s what you’ve been looking for. If you like it, you can help support the site by offering a donation.
Using the Site
If you’ve used forum sites before—who hasn’t, at this point?—you shouldn’t have any trouble figuring out the interface on this site. Searching is similar to searching any other Internet forum and there are plenty of options to make it as easy as possible to do. You can search by the subject or name of the post, you can sort by date and so forth. You can also drill down by limiting your searches to specific categories.
Once you get the hang of searching for NZBs via the forum format, you should find this site very easy to use. It’s really for the gamers out there however, so those who want video or audio content may not find what they’re looking for here.