I am a four time subscriber to this site and my latest subscription leaves me immensely disappointed. The models have become second rate, the photography is repetitious and boring and the videos are still far from acceptable. I downloaded seven of one of my favorite models the other day and five were unwatchable in both wmv and mov formats. The support specialist has promised to have them fixed within the next 48 hours but with a bit of care there shouldn`t have been a need to fix them in the first place.
Out of the last three updates, which to their credit have always been huge, I've downloaded ONE set of pictures. My main pleasure has been to grade the picture sets with a one or two out of five points. No doubt personal preferences might have a lot to do with my complaint because most models this morning received the designation hot. Go figure, maybe cotton and wool and denim are considered hot nowadays.
Just got a notice that my membership had expired despite the fact that I still have almost 3 weeks to go. They weren't slow in cutting me off either! That's why I appreciate Billing Companies like Epoch and CCBill who have never made a mistake like that in connection with a cancellation. I sent KarupsOW an email and we'll see how promptly they re-instate me, if at all.
Update: I finally got a response after three emails and apparently there's a glitch with their Billing Company that affects users who signed up around Jan. 15 and later. They are working to resolve it and will add additional days to the subscription as a compensation. Review being restored to its original score.
I've reported this to the staff at TBP too, but just in case you only read here before joining be aware that the trial membership does not give full access to the site. The trial membership gives access to six photo sets. I reported at TBP that it also gave some video access but that turned out to be wrong. None of the video links actually work. Clicking any other link on the site merely invites you to pay for an upgrade. And the same concern that lk2fireone reported below applies here: the "upgrade" is $39.95. So you can join for $29.95 OR you can take the limited trial for $4.95 and then "upgrade" for $39.95. Some deal! But when you cancel your membership you're offered a deal of $9.95. So if you really want something on this site, take the trial and then cancel to get the low price. I didn't take the offer because I was pissed off at them.
I can't claim I didn't know it wasn't there, but it is still frustrating to bump up against it. In under an hour of downloading I got a message that I had exceeded the daily limit. The odd thing about that is that they calculate that limit on what you're trying to download, not on what you have downloaded. My total downloads were 9.18GB which isn't in excess of the 10GB limit so they shut you down early.
They next test will be to see if they give me a full 10GB tomorrow at this time or if they unlock the limit over a period of time. I'll report that here.
I've also sent the site a message asking for clarification on several vague terms in the contract re daily limits. I'll let you know if I get answers to those questions.
Finally, I can also report that the daily limit blocks accessing any site on the network. I thought that it may have been possible that they blocked just a site where you came close to 10GB.
The larger pic sizes are a major plus, and are available singly or in zips. Too bad that a lot of earlier content apparently can't be upgraded in this way, though. I'm thinking Mia Stone, Sophie Moon, Lucy Stratilova, Nella, Jassie, Monique Alexander, Mili Jay ...
The updates lists are archived and have a thumb for each -- much better than the former text-only updates list that only ran for 1.5-2 months.
And the guy running it, "Alex DeLarge," really does take member opinions seriously. He's responded twice to emails from me in less than 24 hours. I think I might have been among the members to persuade him to do shoots of Peaches, whom he'd at first thought was too wide at the hips (?!). (They're not out yet, but we look forward to them!)
His director's blog is fun to read, too. You get a lot of inside scoop on the shoots and models' personalities.
I have but one wish, though: That in addition to all of that toy play and fisting that they post more ass shots, top of head to upper thighs, right and left cheeks equally displayed, with the model looking back amourously. Too many of them just show the back of her head, so there's no feeling of interaction. (Doing a nice job with Uma, aka Gitta Blond, though.)
I love this site and what it produces, but they have been doing some things in the last few months that need to be changed:
1. No more guys in photos or videos. They used to be pretty good about this, but now with "full" photoset releases (bloopers and outtakes included) they also have the occasional male assistant in some photos. I understand they work for the site and therefore help make it what it is, but I don't think it would too hard to keep them truly behind the scenes, or at least out of frame.
2. Cut down on the lollipops and baby oil. Lollipops and baby oil have been used by a lot of their models since the '90s, but they seem to really overdo it now. At most, they should only have one scene with a single lollipop or baby oil.
3. "Guest" photosets and videos. These are pretty rare, but I am not sure why they are there, maybe for some promotion agreement. They have only been from 1By-Day, usually with ALS models, but bottom line: it is just not ALSScan.
There are some great things they have been doing lately, and they need to keep it up:
1. New HD vid format. They now release new vids in an additional 1920x1080 wmv format – huge files, but huge videos…very nice.
2. Classic model remasters. These are great, especially since older releases were pretty limited in quantity and quality compared to today.
3. Hard with the soft. They might just be a girls-only site, but their hardcore is just as hot as the soft, and hopefully they won’t stop shooting it.
The site rep says she looks at this site everyday, so this should get her attention.*
I joined this site a few years back and enjoyed what I saw - except for the fact that I had to play with video editting to join clips together. In this day and age, I think that's just too old school. So, assuming the information on TBP is up to date and they're not already online, I hope ATK is considering putting full-length video up.
*Comment editted to correct my gender gaffe. Thanks Capn for pointing that out. : - )
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I was browsing around and took a peek at the site. Clicked a girl's thumb and it took me to the join page. Whoops! But we know that's pretty common. My mistake (was hoping for an enlargement or more sample pics, like they do at ATK Galleria).
Clicked to close the window and ... a box came up offering an unspecified "last minute discount." At the same time, another box came up with lines showing up (being typed) from a "live agent," it said. I think someone was there, reaching out to help me.
I finally figured out how to escape with my virtual, window-shopping self.
Just wondering if there's any reliable research that shows this kind of approach works. Me, I'll just go in and rejoin some day. Devi looks like being part of the "rationale."
I want to delve in to the world of Euro Babes that is a bit more harder than the euro photo stuff I've been to before (met, etc.). After reading all these positive reviews and going to the site, I am getting reeled in. However, I'm not totally on the boat yet. I see there are plenty of negative comments. It's like a clear seperation between the two. Good reviews/bad comments. Also, all these reviews/comments tend to be quite older (6+ months). Therefore, I have some questions to people who have been here recently or are current members.
1. How's the variety? I'm looking for solo and hardcore. Girl/Girl is okay but not my biggest thing.
2. Mentions of problems with vista. Still? It's my primary computer's OS.
3. Is this a good place to start considering the price and content?
I asked a friend, who has a subscription, about this site and he told me the content is hazzy at best.
Girls that sometimes are described as hardcore only have softcore shots and the videos lack in quality as well as quantity.
I am uncertain what to do (get a subscription or not) I remember he showed me a set where you were promised sex between a teen and an old guy but the whole set was just the guy dancing around her and kissing her...rather disappointing...is the whole site like that? Can you find some nice hardcore on here?
I agree with the positive comments others have made about the concept, models, artistic presentation and skilful editing and presentation of the content.
But, and it's a very big but: having been encouraged to subscribe by seeing Ifm videos on xHamster (where downloads are very simple, and quick, and allow you to jump about the clips immediately within seconds of downloading) I've found the site is absolutely spoiled by tediously slow download speeds, apparently un-openable and incomplete clips and the inability to hop about the clips with a mouse-click.
Although I have a modern laptop and I'm reasonably competent with it I acknowledge I may not have the skills to get the best out of the Ifm server, but if xHamster can provide a slick presentation with nearly every video for free, why can't Ifm do it for a substantial subscription???
And as others have said, the 'formula' looks and pose (NB singular!) become boringly repetitious very quickly.
I am at a loss to understand the many subscribers who downgrade a set from this site because it doesn't feature enough leg-, arm-, pit-, belly-, buttock hair!
This is one of the advantages of having a comments section now, you get to find out how your fellow users feel about a particular set or video and it sure makes me once again an outsider.
I suggested today that maybe the site should be renamed ATK Scary Hairy because more than 50% of today's 8 updates featured body hair other than the pubes. Who in tarnation would find a hairy leg exciting? Well, in this case, almost EVERYONE, it seems.
I am sure I will get the required thumbs down in the site from the body hair lovers so that my comment will disappear because the "community" disapproved of my scathing remarks. Argh, I guess that's democracy! :-) And I was being provocative and judgmental, I'm afraid, so I'll deserve being shunned!
Still .. hairy legs as a turn on? Who would have ever thunk it?
They just put up their 5000th scene today, so they announced a special deal on Twitter that they're running for the next week: 5.00 for a month or ~72 for the year. The monthly one recurs for higher than normal, so the PU discount is still better long term, but it's a great deal for the people returning to the site who want to join for a month to download the stuff that has been released since the last time they were there. Since I don't think we're allowed to post affiliate links here, I'll say look to their twitter account (@naughtyamerica) for the right links.
Honestly, friends at TBP!
I don't get it. From a users point of view - how can you guys at TBP honor this site with an average of 90,8?
The content should be in the 70...and that's better than fair...
The photos are not swell and most of the videos are just bad/average.
This is one of the FEW situations at TBP (and thank you!) where I have just a slight idea of somethings are not right.
This site is NOT worth the high points at TBP - 90,8- for me it looks like an inflation in points....
Don't you guys wonder why it's so much less among us users????
I'm with DigglerFL on this one: Poor photos and poor videos.
I joined Karups PC several years ago. In the meantime, I moved and got a new card. You cannot (as far as I can tell) cancel from the EENT page, and I have emailed support quite a few times, gotten only one response, and silence after that. They revamped the site, and I can no longer access it, but my money is going into the black hole.
I keep going back to this site time and time again, tempted to finally take the plunge and subscribe and there's always something to stop me from doing so. This time the fly in the ointment is found in their limited tour.
How the heck can you judge the quality of their videos if they offer you a "reduced quality sample" only? The end effect is that those who are interested in videos will say, "I'm going to stay clear of this site because I'm not quite sure what I'll get!"
I haven't been a member in quite a while because of their lack of fisting scenes in most of the new models over the last year + and chaotic release schedule, but I did notice that they seem to have gone through a site redesign. Is this the case? They at least changed the preview area a little bit so that's why I ask. Is the members area any better or is that still the same as always?
I don't get the high score. I've joined yesterday and I already cancelled. Slow downloads. I even couldn't access the site yesterday. An error message in red: Too may connections! Hello, I get better service with Utorrent and Rapidshare.
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