And for a change ... something positve from me about this site!
I just re-subscribed, motivated by the positive comments of people I trust, and am delighted with what I have found so far. Plenty of mature models! Hooray! Plenty of mature models in lingerie! Hooray again! I just got finished with a download spree .. and if ATK should not publish anything else of interest to me for the rest of my subscription I already got my money's worth this evening.
Thanks for listening to your subscribers, ATK. Quite the change and improvement since I last reviewed you.
BTW, I just found a treasure trove of sets and videos of Eden, one of my all time favorites. Delight in site increased ten fold.
One of the great things about ATK Galleria is that they're not shy about shooting a lot of models they like a lot - so when you decide you really like a model, it can be like Christmas in May - or whenever. Dani Daniels has grown on me over time and today when I checked on how much they had on her here, it's a whopping 21 galleries and 4 vids - almost 1 full hour of vid material, including a les vid with Shyla Jennings.
I really enjoyed what ATK had to offer in its Archives and Premium section, and was looking at Petites next. That said, after reading a few reviews here and elsewhere, it looks like there is a lot of repeat content from other sites, especially for the price of admission.
Is it worth it, or is it largely repeats of others in the ATk family?
I noticed in my confirmation for subscription email that this was at the bottom, "As a special THANK YOU for joining, we want to give you something FREE! No catch, no strings, no additional charges whatsoever. 110% FREE for you to try." I didn't put the rest since it has a code in it and link. It's for a free account on ATK Movies. I thought I would give it a shot. Filled out the email info, created a username and password, never received the email it said I needed to click on a link from. I would guess from the wording that the link takes you to a screen where you can put in your free access code that came with the confirmation email. I've checked my inbox, my spam box, but have nothing about it.
The other problem is one that other members have mentioned, the site is glitchy. I would estimate at least 40 models cannot be clicked on. Their thumbnail picture is missing, as is the line under their name which you can usually alternately click on.
I'm posting this part because it works for me. Some of the models that weren't clickable have large collections, including one that has 20+ photo sets.
In Firefox, if the thumbnail is not there, you cannot click the model or get to her content.
In the newest version of Internet Explorer, the thumbnails are still missing on some, but you can click on them and get their content.
One last part, continuing on my previous comment, the exclusivity is being pushed. I had first noticed the ATK Exotics sets showing up on ATK Petites, I can tell you they also have some ATK Galleria sets and ATK Premium sets here on ATK Petites.
I've been on an ATK tour lately and put Petites last since, I admit, I was waiting on a promo email, but didn't get one. So I joined it anyway and want to point something out that the other reviewers have, but I don't know if I wasn't paying attention or what.
There is content on here from the other ATK sites. It's definitely not all of it though. There is a good amount of exclusive sets here, but I was downloading one model and noticed 5 photo sets I already had from ATK Exotics. I could be a little off on this since I know some sites will release separate sets in the same outfit, same setting, but there's one that really stood out to me since it was a favorite from ATK Exotics and it looked to be the exact same set.
Not really disappointed since these sites are at least doing everything else right. I just hope ATK isn't going to become like DDF and say because they have a network now, anything on their sites can be shared and still be called exclusive. On a positive note, it looks like most of the shared sets were in the earlier months of the site's life so maybe they were just trying to flesh the site out in its early stages. Still worth mentioning though. Really good picture sets as always with ATK.
I like the AT sites although I haven't joined them in years (I keep finding a way to put it off). I'm glad to see they decided to network all of their sites. However, it's priced at $99 a month. Really! Most of us don't have that kind of porn budget and even if I did I'd basically be forced to get a DL manager and a big ass external hard drive and just rip the whole damn thing in order to get the content. Way too expensive. Their marketing team needs to come up with a new model on this one.
Been a member of 3 or 4 ATK sites over the years - and some of it is in the league where I want to go back.
BUT: Still a bit confused about which site does what (except from the special deals like Petites, Hairy and Exotics...)
My favorite used to be Galleria - but the "Archives" has much more content - is that only "amateurs"???
BTW: to Khan or others at TBP here: You missed the "K" for Galleria in the TBP profile....
I had noticed the comments about the ATK sites receiving overhauls and the Santa Claus of porn sent me a promo offer to rejoin so I was a bit, happily, surprised at the new changes. Everything now looks nice and colorful, easy on the eyes too. It doesn't feel like I'm looking at a site that hasn't been changed since 1998. So the initial appearance of the new format gets an A. The models are improving too, in my opinion, I have already found a couple I hadn't seen anywhere before, that have over 2,000 photos each already.
The update schedule is now much clearer and easier to find. By my count they are updating with 7 photo sets per day on Monday-Saturday and 10 videos on Sunday.
That's an impressive update count, 42 photo sets and 10 videos per week.
The newest pictures, tried 3 different sets from 3 different studios, seem to be coming in at a consistent 3000 long end resolution.
The newer videos have an HD option that is 1280x720 and they do run very smoothly. I had been having some problems with HD videos causing odd color blotches during playback.
Very impressed overall so far with this longtime favorite that I've had my share of complaints about over the years. The site is finally catching up to the models. I may even give Galleria a try after several years of being away since this one has impressed me this much with its changes.
I was doing some studying, and got in the mood to look at some naked chicks. After logging in and browsing ATK Hairy some, I started getting into the mood to study again. I'm about to turn off my computer to go study, instead of getting off to porn.
Good for me. Not so good for ATK Hairy.
The ATK Empire is still great, and the new Hairy site layout is still impressive, but I only like a few standout girls on ATK Hairy right now. To each his own, but like someone here mentioned earlier: the users comments at ATK Hairy say it all. One dude was raving about a girl's peach-fuzz mustache - I kid you not! People will complain about girls only having bushes. It's bizarre.
I'll break it down, because I don't want to complain without giving specifics. It's all opinion, of course.
1.) The Eastern Euro chicks are just as generic and skippable here, and look far from natural. Too model-y. And too often the photography of them just sucks.
2.) Too much Sean R. Way overrated. His girls have become more garish on this site, as well.
3.) I believe there are naturally-beautiful girls, and there are girls that are ho-hum. That's just the way of the world. Lately at ATK Hairy, if a girl is hairy, it doesn't matter if she's ho-hum - she gets automatic entry.
4.) Too many of these girls have long, lifeless, drab hairdos. Especially the non-American girls. I like short hair, and I like long hair. I do NOT like unstyled hair. Someone call Stacy and Clinton on some of these chicks. Salons are not a bad thing. If I wanted it that natural, I would jerk off to Nat. Geo.
5.) A lot of the newer photographers that have lately made ATK Galleria and Exotics extra enjoyable don't even have a presence on ATK Hairy. That can't help things, IMHO. I seriously doubt that all those photographers are anti-pubic hair. Is it because they take pictures of girls that are worth looking at?
6.) Too much hair-frenzy.
So, that's the bad, and it's starting to monolopize that site. I wish they struck a better balance with the things I do like about the site:
1.) The photographers Atomic W., Angela W., BMB, Afterglow, R. Field. They usually find cute girls. If it weren't for them, I'd never join the site.
2.) Yes, I like the young, trendy, American, porn-nubile look. But I also like the cute, bookstore, future grad-student look. ATK Hairy used to excel at this. Now I wonder if they're conceding to the hair-freaks and shying away from this.
I hate to be critical, but hopefully it was constructive. Time to hit the books.
I'm taking it that Advent will read this! ;0)Now there are a quite a few different sites in the network, how about offering discounted membership on additional sites?
I am not just talking about a package deal on all sites, I'm thinking how about a sliding scale of additional discount based on the number of ATK sites you currently hold membership to?
I can see it might not be viable but I think it would be a good angle to increase membership across the sites.
I can't really say that I'm discontent with this site. The price was right (special offer), the models are mostly fine, updates even though they don't approach the quantity of All Over 30, for instance, are nevertheless steady and adequate.
But I sure wish they would come into this decade, quality wise. Videos are still advertised as WMV-HD but are only 640x480p with a total bitrate of approx 3200 kbps, while pictures have yet to exceed 2000px.
In their defense, the videos have become clearer with the increased bitrate but they are not HD. Could be a good site that now combines Aunt Judy/Older Women and videos from both, if only they made an effort to upgrade.
Despite a major revamp, user defined zips have still not made an appearance.
A shame, because I like most of the revamp.
A choice of full set zip sizes is an improvement, but not really what I am looking for.
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?
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