I agree with Maggie's review about Penthouse: a great site and I was pleasantly surprised by the content. However, one annoying feature of the site is when using a download manager, the site times out very quickly. If you wait for each movie to download in the queue, after about 2 or 3 movies, the site times out.
I've been a happy member for about 20 month. Over the past 6 months, Totem, the developer, has made major upgrades to the software and is continuing to enhance and refine its capabilities. They've been releasing improved beta's every 2-3 weeks and official versions every 8-10 weeks for the past 6 months. I expect this will continue for at least 6 more months, but don't let that make you hesitate the betas are pretty good and the main features work property.
Here are the major changes:
WARNING: The prices shown in the new review here are wrong. They have gone up.
1. There is a new pricing structure. It is no longer possible to buy a subscription of any sort. You buy credits in blocks of 2, 8 ,25 or 50. The price per credit goes down as the number of credits you buy goes up. You use credits to buy "cards" which consist of about 20 "clips" totaling 20-30 minutes of play time. Cards are priced based on the technology used to produce them. The oldest cards were recorded in 480p resolution and are not really recommended unless the model is a special favorite of yours. The next oldest cards were recorded in 720p. Until recently the newest cards were recorded in 1080p and can be downloaded in either 720 or 1080, but the price is the same regardless of size and higher than the original 720p cards. Some of the newer 720 cards were actually recorded in 1080 and are slowly being remastered and release in both 720 and 1080. The price of these remastered cards goes up from the 720 price to the 1080 price, but if you already own the card the quality upgrade is free. About 4 months ago, they began releasing 3K (1620p) cards which are available in 720, 1080 and 3K at the same higher price. The 3K cards have much improved production values and are a real improvement even if you have a small screen. Fixed discounts are offered to members depending on the number of cards they own.
2. Full screen mode. The basic mode is to play clips on you working desktop. The girl performs in front of any open windows you may have. A new feature allows one or more girls to dance on a full-screen screen saver type background. Many members have created and posted their own backgrounds enhancing this capability.
Curious if anyone else has seen an email offer for a free month of either Femjoy or Nubiles. I clicked to check it out and I see no option for a free signup - all I get is the usual selection of memberships and request for credit card info.
I bit on the $10 per month offer and man am I regretting it. I haven't been here in a few years and boy have things changed (for the worse) under the new management.
Everything is now housed under the twistysnetwork portal. You can select a site and choose pics or vids or both to view. Sh*t immediately goes south after that. The page display only allows for 20 scenes. After that you can only advance 2 pages at a time (big problem with a site this large). Say you're on page 24 and you can click on a scene. After you're done you click the "back" button on your browser; PRESTO, you automatically get taken back to page one (a problem with a Flash driven sites with no internal site "back" and "forward" buttons). Now you get to keep on clicking two pages at a time to get back to the page you were on and repeat ad infinitum, ad nauseum. If you were screening under just pics or just vids it forgets that too. If you were on a particular subsite of Twistys sometimes it forgets that too.
Using the advanced navigation doesn't fix the problem and neither does switching browsers. The url specs in the browser only show that you're on a single page no matter what internal page you might be on so you can't manually override the "back to square one" problem either.
Postscript: The next day I finally figured a work around, you have to right click on a scene and open in a new tab (duh me). Still, why should I have to do this? It doesn't help that their regular search engine is crappola either. The inability to page jump on a site with so much content is still a pain.
The way they film the video is get amazing. I like that they don't get into the useless staged conversations to get to the sex. They just let the models do their thing, and the models have great chemistry with each other. Great stuff.
I rejoined EB as part of a special with Watch4Beauty. The EB site has had a slight freshening, but I'm not terribly impressed with the most recent content. First, it is all "B" roll! It seems as though these are sets of slightly less attractive models or, if mainstream models, slightly lesser quality sets. So they may not have been good enough for the main site, Met Art, when they were taken. Second, it is an odd collection of old and new sets. I recognize several models that retired back around 2008 or earlier and here they are in "new releases" this month with different names and the exact same look. A few models have sets from 2007 and new sets in 2014 and they look exactly the same...because they are old sets just being released now. (To their credit, EB lists the age of the model when the sets were taken, but I don't think those ages are accurate.) That usually only happens because the set was not rated very highly back when the model was popular but now, what the heck, who cares, release it! Fourth, some sets of once popular models might be a bit off because when these sets were taken, these models were very near retirement. There are a few sets where I looked at the model, recognized her and although she was still very attractive, she was several years older than she was at her peak. My typical male reaction was "Wow, what happened? She used to be really hot!" There is nothing that reminds you that YOU are getting old more than images of a favorite model showing that SHE is getting old. Depressing. There are also a few sets from the time before a popular model perfected her look. A lot of eastern European girls took a little time to perfect their looks and some of these sets are the "before" pictures. And lastly, releasing a set in 3 parts is positively annoying. There is no reason for this other than to string us along and get more money. Many Met Art sets have 120-160 images in them. These EB sets usually have 40-60 images spread over 2-3 or more pages of 20 images a page. They either do that to minimize load on their servers, or to make it look like there are more images. Either way, its a really cheap trick!
This site is still better than a lot of others out there, but it is really unfortunate when a good site goes mediocre.
They are running a promo for $10! (watch out for the cross-check) I just re-joined so I haven't seen much, but so far it looks about the same as it did in 2012 with more content. They still don't display sets on one page. Videos are 720p max and images are 3000 across max. Many very (too) familiar models here. Very easy to download zips. A lot of advertising...
For $10 I don't know how you can go wrong! (Read my old review.)
I wrote a review back in January of last year and am very happy to say the old login/password issue is gone! The photography is even better than it was last year and the collection is simply excellent, among the best soft core on the Internet. Now if only they would update once or more daily....... If you have never been to this site, I highly recommend it!
Most here probably know the deal:
You just signed up/payed and look forward to login on a new site - and then nada.
This site looks just fine in the previews - som quite unfamiliar and great looking models....
But...I keep getting: Login og password invalid. By, George..I know how to write those two ....but still - and then: Wait 15 minuttes and try again. And the same over and over again...
No answer so far from neither Babefox or CCBill......grrrrr!
Do not join this site. Webmaster has ridiculous rules about download limits and kicks people off the site. I was kicked off after being billed for my second month, two emails and a week later I still do not know why. I tried to follow the strict guidelines to using the site, but was still kicked out - after they took my second month membership fee of course. If I did something wrong why not notify me up front and give me a warning? I feel I was just ripped off.
I have a long term subscription to Met Art and although a few sites in their affiliation group are discounted or sometimes free for trial periods, many of the sites that were once $10 a month to Met-Art members are now full-price. So ED is $29.00 as of the date of this note. That's really too bad as I used to join an extra site in the network every month or so. At $10 or $15, I wouldn't think twice before joining. At $29.00, these sites are competing with literally every other site on the Internet and this network usually loses out on the opportunity to earn my subscription money as I'll chose some other site I have not been a member of before. If anyone finds a discount, publish it here!
I'd let my membership of TLE lapse as the quality of the photo sets in particular had slipped a bit and they only release 2 films per week. However, I decided to rejoin for a month.
The bad news is that the photo sets are still a bit down on what they were a year or so ago.
The good news is that they have stepped up the release schedule. They now do 3 films a week (instead of 2), and release a photo set every day (they used to do photo sets on the days that they didn't do films). So thats 3 films/7 photo sets instead of 2 films/5 photo sets.
I don't think its enough for me to become a long term member, but I'll definitely dip into it more often.
I've been on the site for about a week. It seems that the more you download, the slower things get. Up to about 1.5 GB of photos I was seeing download speeds for 2-3 MB/sec. After that the speed begins to decrease. At about 3 GB of photos the speed is down to about 200 KB/sec. Beyond that its slower still. You must wait 1-2 days before the system resets. I've seen this cycle repeat 4 times now. The slowest speed I've seen is 100 KB/sec.
just subbed to ddf and found out that they are recycling content for some shoots.it looks like they are updating multiple times a day but some of the scenes are way old dated with comments from 2008-2012.
Anybody else having trouble downloading from this site. It's terribly slow and can take upwards of 15-20 minutes just to download even the 960X540 file format. I really enjoy the site but I had to cancel my subscription because of this issue.
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