Didn't feel like writing a full review, just wanted to note that this site is very disappointing. Though they do not have DRM anymore, and the ability to download a good portion of their magazine archive in pdf format is pretty interesting; the navigation is terrible (looking at the preview would lead you to believe the navigation is pretty good - but the navigation of the member area is very different and significantly worse). Also all their content is not available (yet?). I would not recommend joining this site, especially since a lot of their content is available elsewhere - videobox for example; unless you really want to download the magazine archive, which I guess might be worth it as the TBP price is pretty good.
I'm coming to the end of a month membership and went to cancel. It was a much more frustrating experience than usual so I thought for future members my lessons-learned may be of use.
I'm used to billers like CCBill and Epoch so my default means to cancel is to go to those sites and cancelling is easy. Private's primary biller is Rocket Gate and that's who I was billed through. I went to their site and found nothing for consumers so I Googled "Rocket Gate how to cancel membership" that did take me to a page where I could enter my email and username. The problem is that they had no record of me even though they are the biller. So I emailed them. That was 24 hours ago and I haven't had a response.
The Private site has no link for your account, but at the bottom there is a link for support. That leads to an FAQ page where there is a question about billing. Most of the answer directs you to Rocket Gate, but if you have the same problem as I had then that's not of any use. There is, however, a link to prvtbilling.com. That brings you to a page on the Private website that allows you to enter your username and email address. That worked.
I should also note that I didn't receive a confirmation email when I joined. Those often contain cancellation information. I first thought that could have screwed up my email address when I joined and that would explain the lack of a confirmation email and the inability for the biller to recognize me, but since the Private site itself recognized the email address I'd say I wasn't at fault.
My final advice is that since your membership remains active for the month even after you cancel I recommend trying to cancel early in case you do have problems.
I joined MPLstudios with a 90 day membership. This looked to be a marriage made in heaven. MPL had lots of beautiful young women posing in pics and vids. The pics and vids were about average in quality compared to other sites. Met-Art.com they were not!
When I entered the membership area I was greeted with a warning that I was limited to 3 GB of content in a 24 hour period. By todays broadband standards that content can be dled in about an hour and a half.
OK, they should have warned me before I joined about the dl limits. If I'd known then I could have declined.
Still I wasted no time downloading pics and movies.
I use IE7 and I downloaded 2 streams at a time. The sites security blocked me after about 2 gigs of dls. I was blocked for about a day during which time I sent several e-mails complaining that I was blocked. No response.
Later security warned me not to use download managers and the 3 gigs dl limit.
Since I have never used a dl manager I was confused. But I was unblocked and I started dling again. I got about another 1.5 gigs before I was blocked again.
MPL does not allow 2 dl streams and I was told to dl one stream at a time.
The next day I dled another 2.5 gigs before I was blocked again.
By then I had about 80 hours invested and less than 7 gigs of content. I sent another e-mail and I got no response. After about 24 hours I was notified that my account was cancelled.
To this day I am unsure why.
Here's a letter I just sent ccBill within 20 minutes of joining MPL Studios. PU Sysadmin, there isn't really a forum here to discuss account management systems, so I'm dropping this on the related website in the hope that both companies will notice. CCbill is generally MUCH better than the other account managers, but lately, I've had a lot of problems with them.
Here's the letter.
I’ve been happy to use ccBill and have been trusting you as a billing provider for years. Check my email address and you will see a history that is as long as your business has existed. But lately, service has gotten so poor that I am uncertain if joining a site that uses ccBill is worth it.
Tonight I joined MPL Studios for the first time. Not only did ccBill generate a RANDOM password and username, which I hate enough to cancel subscriptions over, but the lsgmodels login pop-up prevented me from toggling back and forth from the ccbill username page to the login. When I finally opened ccBill in a different browser and was able to get the insane user name and password info, the MPL Studios site would not let me in. I can only assume that I exceeded some kind of login attempt limit imposed by you.
Look, you guys are among the better account administrators out there, but I recently cancelled my subscription to met-art because I attempted to log in on several occasions and was unable to because YOUR login servers were down. I cancelled a subscription to Watch 4 Beauty because the random password was soo damn difficult to deal with, I gave up.
As a 20 year IT professional, I understand the importance of security, etc. You are going to tell me something like “the host web site required...” Bullcrap. As a leading service provider, you are in a position to explain to the host that random passwords cause them to lose customers. And a lockout after a certain number of attempts should redirect me to YOUR site to reset the account, not leave me mad enough to cancel the account immediately. In the end, any web based service must satisfy two needs to be successful. It must be convenient and it must be reliable. Random passwords make your service incredibly inconvenient and the inability of a user in good standing to log in to a site he/she paid for makes your service unreliable.
PLEASE FIX THESE ISSUES!!
And while you are at it, unlock my account on MPL Studios so I can use the account I JUST PAID FOR!
Now, after I wrote this letter, I went ahead and called ccBaill. They told me that MPL Studios will not allow them to reset passwords that get locked out and that only they can do it. So now I'm sitting here witha paid subscription I cannot use. I will be sneding a letter to MPL Studios, as well, and I have already cancelled my brand new subscription because no website should subject thier customers to this kind of nonsense.
As was reported by Viv Thomas, Eve Angel no longer has anything to do with this site. As myself and others have pointed out, the site is now recycling old Eve content by removing the content from the archives and selling it as new content. So there will be no more new Eve content on here. The site also have lost its 100% exclusivity. As several sets have now shown up on Teen Dreams and even worse, they have sold enough of the Eve content to another webmaster, that has enable this other one to open the site Marina Mendoza, which also has no connection to Eva, except that it has her content from this site on it.
I personally thought Eve had retired, but it looks more like she was the victim of a webmaster screwing her over. She does have some new content that has been showing up on the Teen Dream Network on the Sweet Eva site and new content that Viv has been releasing on his site. It looks like she is still around, just not as much as she used to be when this site first took off.
I thought I would post to warn others who have been members before. If you a potential new member, the site is easily worth the price of a month subscription because of the 200+ Eve videos and picture sets, but to a returning member looking for new sets, it just isn't going to happen.
I have just watched the release from 9th of September(Larisa).
I must say that I am really disappointed. The video is like a sample video, finishes suddenly without a cumshot. "The 'blow' for this is coupled to the sex videos in her next release" I read at the description for the set when I searched for answers why I got only a trailer style vid as a fullmember. So stay tuned for a couple of months? I guess I will definetely not, sorry
Just noticed on eurobabeindex theres an actress called LENKA and it states she is on a new site called met-hc but can't find out anymore. Be great if they did, met art is great but would love to see the models getting on a seperate site a little more harder and getting down with each other in a more hardcore way.
Has anyone had issues not getting access to their sites? Have not been able to access since 06-13-13. If my account was blocked you'd think I could at least access the site for support. Any help is appreciated
I've been told that Private has discontinued the evil DRM technology.
Can anyone here confirm this?
Well, I just took a look inside the site and they do have a banner that states "No DRM'. That would be a great thing, why don't I trust it? LOL
OK---I went back in, and it seems to me the downloads are their videos. And you have to purchase the download, for at least $18.95! But it has no DRM. Looks like they just won't let go of the sucker born every minute mentality that has polluted porn for so long.
This site simply does not work for me.After about 2 minutes Downloads freeze ,the website freezes, every link I click on says there's a connection problem,server timeouts etc.
And this happens to me only on Vivthomas.com no matter what browser I use.
Maybe its only users from Japan that have this problem.
I WANT A REFUND!
Their support sucks I did not see any contact info for the few minutes I could logon there.Just a help desk with some ticket system and since I can't login there I have not been able to use it.
Was browsing around the "latest" at Mya Diamond and got a spell of déjà vü. In August '07, there's gallery of Lora Craft called "Deep Pleasure," but I'd already gotten it from this same site in early 2006. I'd filed it as "Deep Pleasure" too.
Then I noticed: this site started in Sept. 2005, but now the archives begin in Feb. 2006.
Does this recycling of content really matter, though? For some folks, I'm sure it doesn't. Yet, anyway.
I signed up to CosplayErotica as it was a baby and since that time I'm obsessed with the guys. They was good from the beginning, but they managed to improve a lot. Amazing costumes, great pictures, exciting videos and on the top of that an own dream world with block buster cgi.
Anyone else looking forward to sex-art, the harder version
Seems like Met-Art are finally thinking we can still do the hot girls in arty solo photography but are now stepping into the erotic hardcore arena with a new site launched on 1st May called sex-art. I guess its going to be like x-art type material with boy/girl stuff shot in a softer approach.
The value of this type of porn is proving popular as it appeals to women much more too and can look incredible when done right.
Both paysitediscounts and TBP have a special price of $24.95 listed for this site, but repeated attempts from different links from those sites always bring up a join page with ccbill that lists $29.95.
What's the deal? (I mean, if there really is one ...)
UPDATE: Thanks to Khan stepping in for my not-so-computer-savvy-this-morning brain, I got the problem fixed and the discount.
There have been many site improvements lately. The design has been enhanced and ease of navigation has greatly increased. The models are as delicious as ever, and I actually think they're getting much more stimulating. I find new content more erotic and less artsy than in the past. The poses are more explicit, but the photography is world-class. High-res content now comes in resolutions up to 39 megapixels -- enough to make my 24" monitor seem tiny and let you see as much detail as your heart, or penis, desires.
Some of the greatest improvements I've seen are in the erotic movies and live webcams. The erotic movies are, well, erotic. For the most part, the girls have gotten away from the cutesy posing and goofing off to fill video time and are much more sensual and seductive. And the hotties on live webcams are a real treat. They're not the two-dollar whores or sleazy sluts with dildos you usually find on live webcams, these babes are classy, seductive, and friendly, and they really know how to push my buttons. I would have joined for this alone.
More than I entended to say, but I like to give credit where credit is due.
Every model looks exactly the same and if thats not bad enough they pose exactly the same as well. I wish the women could look a bit more lively as opposed to the blank stares on their faces as if they were manequins. I should have subscribed to FTV girls instead.
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