Thanks for such a great review, and for addressing the elephant in the room (ie, the upsells). Honestly, as amazing as the site is, and even bearing in mind your recommendations, it's still not worth the risk for me. All it would take for me to think again would be for a 'you will be billed extra for this - are you sure' popup to appear.
None of the options were really applicable for me, but I feel generally happy, although slightly nervous, when my favourites go hardcore. Normally it works out fine, but sometimes it kinda turns out to be the beginning of the end.
They're definitely fraudsters in my opinion, only need to look at the comments here on PU. Thanks for adding to the warnings, though, hopefully it saves other people joining the site and falling into the same trap as you. I know I will never join as a result.
Fortunately PU seem to think it's unacceptable too and are no longer associating themselves with the site. It says something when even despite PU being pretty quiet nowadays, there's over a page of comments from people who have been ripped off.
That definitely seems to be the experience of lots of people here. Will be interesting to read the webmaster's excuse as this seems to have been ongoing for months. I'm only sorry that you didn't read PU before joining as plenty of people seem to have been ripped off by GGG.
Current Member for over 1 month (at the time of review).
- Plenty of models online Ė rarely fewer than 1,000
- Great variety of models, and no shortage of absolute stunners
- Lots of variety in terms of shows, too, with lots of creativity
- Many models are on daily, and for many, many hours
- Most models are polite and obliging and look after regulars
- Likewise, most members seem to be respectful
- The site can be as cheap or expensive as you make it
- Easy to browse models, and I love the live preview feature
- Many models offer upsell videos/private galleries for tips
- Simple to buy more tokens (although arguably this is a con)
- Billing by CCBill or Epoch (depending on your preference)
Points marked with * don't bother me personally:
- Clearly, MFC can be addictive and expensive
- Itís easy to overlook hotter models due to low camscores
- No ideal way to bookmark favourites/hide least favourites
- The website is quite basic/low-fi in a few respects
- Less popular models can sometimes be a big clingy
- No hardcore action*
This is my first cam site. As people have said before, itís an addictive concept but if you do have self-control it should be a fairly inexpensive way to enjoy some pretty hot talent.
There is a huge mix of models, and although itís personal preference, about 15% are really hot, 30% are good looking, 25% pretty average, 15% not really to my taste and 15% being pretty ugly.
The homepage displays all available models as profile pics, but you can toggle onto live cam preview mode which is a great feature and makes it easy to jump into a room that suits your immediate taste.
You can filter what models you view, too Ė you can filter by region (eg, Asia, South America, USA, etc) and how the models are sorted.
You can watch all cams as a free member, although most models mute basic/free members meaning you canít chat.
The majority of models follow a pretty simple principle of flashing for tips, working towards various targets such as topless, nude, masturbation/toys or cumshow.
Many models try different and fun ways of getting members to tip such as clearing a whiteboard of various token amounts to go nude, a lucky dip whereby you tip an amount and behind a card will be an action the model performs, strip poker etc etc.
Some models will do the same format with every show, some will mix it up.
You can be a freeloader on MFC, but you have to be careful. You can only really get away with being a freeloader in a busier room where people are tipping. In moderately busy rooms, itís generally fine if youíre not asking the model to do too much. If you go into a quieter room, the model will probably be pleading for tips. Tokens are a maximum of $0.10 each. Typical tip amounts are:
10 tokens is probably the least you can tip without being stingy
50 is generally a typical amount for a tit-flash
50-10 is typical for a pussy flash
The amount for models going topless or nude varies too much to even summarise, but the lower the camscore, generally the lower the target (or at least, more flexible).
Other things models will often accept tips for are Skype shows, adding them as a friend on MFC, even giving you their phone number. If privates are open, theyíll often expect a specified amount of tips before going private.
A lot of models offer videos, often hardcore, for tokens. Hang around in the room before buying just to make sure the model isnít offering a special discount (most generally do).
INTERACTION FROM MODELS
The least I have got from models is Ďthank youí in reply to a compliment or tip. Most are better than this, though, and normally address members by username and engage in conversation. Most do this verbally, some with the chat function. Some models are more about stripping than chatting, some are the other way round.
Most models are really chatty and engage well with fans, particularly if English is their first language. Lots of others make an effort, while some others just sit there looking bored.
Less popular models will often instigate conversation by PM, which is nice but obviously their agenda is to encourage you to tip. This is a bigger problem in the less popular rooms. One model I follow is particularly clingy and will PM even when youíre not in their room.
When browsing, I normally click on Ďmenuí under their thumbnail as that shows how many people are in the room. If the number is under 10, thatís a quiet room and thereís a higher chance youíll feel obliged to tip.
You donít need to have a membership to browse and watch, but in the majority of rooms you need to be a premium member to interact with the models. You only need to buy 200 tokens to unlock these extra features.
Topping up with more tokens is easy; you can top up with 200 ($19.99, $0.10p/token), 500 ($49.99, $0.09p/t), or 900 ($74.99, $0.08p/t). Itís easy to top up using CCBill or Epoch.
Keeping track of favourites isnít as refined as it should be. You can get emailed when a favourite comes online, but thereís no on-site notification. It would be nice just to see a page of favourites and whether theyíre online or not.
Make sure you scroll right down the cam show listings. Thereís a greater chance of ugliness, but thereís a lot of hotties who havenít amassed a high cam score. Some are hot and some really try, but I guess itís a Ďrich get richerí scenario where the models with the high cam scores will get more-and-more popular.
Read modelsí profiles before you join their room. Some will take great pleasure in tearing you a new one for asking them to go nude for 10 tokens when theyíre actually non-nude models.
Itís a great site with a lot of great models and a respectful membership. The interface is a bit clunky and not as refined as it possibly should be, but itís an addictive site that can take up a lot of time (and money).
If you liked my review, let me know and Iíll let you know which camgirls to look out for.
It depends on the definition of closed down. If you mean 'stopped updating' then yes, several times, if you mean the website is literally taken off line, then no, I don't think so. Most sites generally seem to still allow members to join even if they're rotating content or not even updating at all.
I visited the site today and found out that Camille is no longer a part of The Art of Blowjob, and has been replaced by Clara and Laura.
I didn't realise this, but Camille had a motorbike accident and broke her leg badly hence no updates. But even before this, she had apparently had fallen out of love with Mike, the webmaster, and her on-screen partner. As you can imagine, they couldn't continue the site together.
So she has left the TAOBJ, with Mike and Sophie (not sure what her relationship is to Mike) looking after the site, and Laura and Clara both being new to the fold. I think they look great, but The Art of Blowjob basically *WAS* Camille in my opinion. She will be greatly missed.
Interestingly, there's also a site called CamilleCrimson.com, which I didn't realise until today. She has also left this site. I think it would be hugely cynical of Mike/Sophie to continue using her name unless she gets a fair share should they decide to keep updating it with archived content. They said the future of the site will be decided in the New Year.
There are blog posts on the sites involved explaining this in more detail, but looking at the PU rules it doesn't look like I'm allowed to post links to this.
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