"Some videos are zipped, is this 2001? Zip a wmv all you want, you ain't saving any space."
I think it's ridiculous that some sites are still using a template that look like it was designed in the 90's. But I can't remember the last time I saw a zipped video on a site. First thing I thought of was that maybe they got the files from a Google search of the file hosts, and they just never bothered to unzip them. : - )
And here I thought I took a lot of shit on those occasions when I've been told, very emphatically, that my opinions are wrong and that server issues were something I was doing wrong. But I've never been threatened with a lawsuit. Congratulations - you win the gold medal?
I'm almost sorry this one came up. If anyone has followed the run-ins I've had with shitty attitudes from webmasters, they'll know which one leaves me with a bit of an internal conflict. Generally, I won't join a site where the webmaster is known to be neglectful or hostile. The bulk of porn produced these days doesn't appeal to me so it's no big deal. However slight, it's their loss. But, as with one of my favorite sites, I'm absolutely sold on the content, so I just resign myself to dealing with the shit and tell myself not to expect much in the way of support. I know it probably doesn't matter to them in the long run, but they'd definitely get more frequent subscriptions from me if they were more receptive to their customers concerns.
Thanks and you're welcome, Denner. Making an easy to read review can get tricky. I've actually joined sites that I didn't review because I couldn't figure out how to write it up. I know how much I don't like reading a sloppy review, so I refuse to put one up myself.
As far as the frequency of reviews... I wish there were more sites that actually appeal to me. I basically go back to the same sites over and over again and there's really no need to put up a new review every few months. I'm looking at it as a race against time. Can I get my hardcore badge before I drop dead? Stay tuned, folks! : - )
Thanks for the compliment. I try to spell it out the best I can.
I can understand wanting to brand your product - but not at the expense of the overall quality of your product. When your brand draws your subscriber's attention away from the subject - or worse, covers up part of the models - you're overdoing it. The Japanese sites seem to be the worst offenders I've seen.
Was a member approx. 2 months prior to this review.
+ PU discount
+ Excellent video and picture quality
+ Clear and easy navigation
+ Access to 2 new W&P sites - wetandpissy.com and weliketosuck.com
+ Good download speed
+ Models categorized by Puffy Peach, Big Taco or Juicy Cherry
+ Offered $19.99 nubiles at signup
- Music intro and outro on video override natural sound
- Lack of variety in settings
(Yes, only two cons!)
Home page has typical tabbed navigation
Models - list of models in no apparent order with "Models by letter" option
Updates - Episodes in order of release
Requests - User feedback form
Extras - A small mix of picture sets, videos and monthly highlights
Bonus - The usual flash videos, these from various sites. Count at time of membership: 20
Cams - The usual free vids with option to buy private time.
Interviews - Short Q&A with models, averaging 2-5 questions each
Search - By Name, Pussy Type, Action (Anal, Blowjob, Lesbians, etc.) and Galleries or Video
Contact - Not surprisingly, contact info for the site
HD MP4 1440x810 Average Bitrate 5700+ kb/s
WMV 1440x810 ~4800+ kb/s
MP4 720x406 ~1200 kb/s
FLV 640x360 ~1600 kb/s
Clicking on file type shows file size - nice!
Each set available in 2 sizes. Newest up to 2800x1867, oldest around 1600x1064. All are also available at 1024x769.
Watermarks on pictures are subdued and gray - not distracting at all
Zip files available
Homepage lists number of models, scenes, pictures, videos as well as the hours of video online.
Download speeds seemed to range from 1 to 3MB/sec without download manager, moderate improvement over Save As downloads.
For as good as it is, there's really not much to say about this site. I think it's top notch in most respects. A fairly clean layout, simple navigation and quality video and pictures. My first impression was that it looks a lot like InTheCrack with less closeups and more girl next door type models. That was a nice touch for people like me who prefer amateurs to professionals. It features mostly solo action with heavy accent on toys, insertions and watersports. There are also a few lesbian scenes, some blowjob scenes and a couple of hardcore scenes. Most models have only one video with an associated picture set, a few have more. The only major issue I see is their having a music intro that plays into a video for about a couple of minutes then fading out. Same issue at the end of some video, with music starting in before the video ends. Once I got past the music intro issue, I was really impressed with the quality of the video - about as clear as I've seen anywhere. A lesser quibble is the lack of variety in their settings - everything looks like it's shot in the same house. A NICE house with a lot of rooms, but still the same house.
Something else that grabbed my attention was the watermark on the pictures. They stood out because they DON'T stand out. They're grayed out and don't detract from the picture at all. That's something I wish more sites would do. There's nothing that ruins a picture more than a bright splash of color to take away from the subject matter. Definitely not the case here.
So, with not much to criticize, it's obvious that I highly recommend the site. Solo action fans and watersport fans should definitely take a look at this one!
Just a comment on the early days of ALS -
I could definitely be wrong cuz I'm now prone to way-too-early senior moments, but I don't recall them ever having boy/girl content on the site. My lack of recall might also be due to solo material being high on my "gotta get" list and the hardcore just never really registered with me. But all I remember is about 2/3 solo action and 1/3 girl/girl, both of which seemed to mostly center around insertions and masturbation.
I have a 19:9 and a 19:10 hooked up.
But, just last week, I dug out my 4:3, 70 lb, 21" CRT just too see what I was missing in color reproduction. I wish it didn't draw 300 watts, didn't weigh 70 lbs and didn't take up as much room as a microwave oven.
If you Google her name, you'll get a lot of hits talking about when she retired. She was obviously a big player in the market, so I would imagine there would be at least a good bit of talk on the Internet if she had come out of retirement.
I don't know how any Windows beyond XP work, but I know on XP you can change the icon to anything you want. Before I had Rocketdock, I used a completely transparent icon for a desktop shortcut and dragged it down to where the name of the shortcut was below the taskbar. That way, nothing showed at all. But I knew, for instance, that the bottom right hand corner was one of my shortcuts. Super stealth mode.
I'm glad pat362 brought up the cluttered desktop. I can't stand a cluttered desktop because you always seem to be struggling to find something. I keep nothing on my desktop, even going so far as to hack the registry to hide the recycle bin. And yet, I'm going to answer the poll by saying that I *sort of* keep particular scenes on my desktop. I use a nice little (and FREE!) program called Rocketdock. It's a customizable program that looks like Apple's OS X application launcher. You can drag any file or folder to it and it'll start it or open it from your desktop. And, yes, I have been known to drag a favorite scene to it once in a while. I almost always have at least one porn folder on the dock, either from a favorite site or a current or recent site I've joined.
If you're curious what the program is, you can go to rocketdock.com to check it out. And yes, I have a very small vested interest in this, a bit of shameless self-promotion maybe. If you find that you'd like to use the program, I invite you to check out the icons I created for use with it. rocketdock.com/addon/icons/35833. I don't get paid for it - but I do get a little kick out of 50,000+ downloads so far : - )
Captchas don't bother me as long as they aren't the ones that are barely legible and/or put up stuff like Hebrew words. I've seen Hebrew, Arabic and Asian language pop up - that's about as annoying as it gets. For consistent irritation, I'd have to go with sites that require you to type in your user:pass every time.
Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
+ Amateur fans should like the lack of "names"
+ WMV 320 and 720, Flash 720, iPod/iPhone, Quicktime files (oldest episodes still in RealMedia :chuckle:)
+ Access to 7 sites
+ Zip files for pictures
+ $15.95 discount offer at cancellation
+ Offer for $5.95 access to 2 more sites
- Confusing navigation
- Just about all video files aren't properly named - Everything but zip files and pictures download as "1"
- 7 gig per day download limit per site (Per the webmaster)
- Individual pictures are small - 800 long side
- Larger pictures (1600 long side) only available in zip files
- One picture and one video update per week
- Some incomplete videos
- Video resolution not HD
Don't look for a slick production here - it's all about the content and there's plenty of it, dating back to 2007. Signing up to NDA gets you access to West Coast Gangbangs, Hot Wives and Girlfriends, Creampie Ebony, DP Amateurs, Creampie X, Elizabeth del Mar, Misty Parks, Tanya's Web and the Yahoo Club. Some of those, most notably the solo model sites, are very small, with small pics and low quality video. The Yahoo Club is where you can evidently hook up with women. It's moderated by Rick, the webmaster, and he says that he can "certify many of the sluts there". Personally, I didn't want to know what that means and can't comment further because I didn't click the link to find out.
I'd been here years ago and I can't say that the site looks any different than my last time in. Unfortunately, there's a lot of confusion in the mix. For example, files in Next Door Amateurs (NDA) and Amateur Creampies (AC) are intermixed, meaning you get files from both sites while browsing either one. Seems to me they could just put everything together in one huge site and be done with it. On top of that, there are models who have different videos on both NDA and AC, so you have to check the thumbnail and playing time to make sure the files are actually different. Next little issue - clicking a link for a picture set or a video takes you to another page where you choose another link for video, pictures or zip files. Clicking for video, you then choose file type and resolution. Unnecessary steps and needlessly confusing. But wait! There's more! Except for a few here and there, the video files all have the name "1". You have to rename each download and hop back and forth between sites to check for duplicates, making file organization very time consuming.
One surprise that sort of stands out in my mind is that, for some reason, there are a couple of files that are incomplete. The guy goes back in for a second time but we never get to see the money shot. Fade to black mid-stroke? Not sure what to make of that.
Much to the site's credit is Rick. He's super quick to respond to emails, most surprisingly to include requests to unblock you after you hit the download limit. It seems to me that, as long as you aren't hitting him every day to unblock you, he'll usually oblige. I have to make it known that I'm probably in the minority now when it comes to limits. As long as the file sizes aren't huge and the limit too restrictive, I understand that the sites are in it to make money and don't want their entire site downloaded in a week - especially one that's been around since 2007. I average about 30 files per 7 gigs here. Not bad when you figure what all you can get in 30 days.
Now here's the funny part (at least to me it is) After hitting this site with all the criticisms, I'll still say that diehard creampie and amateur fans should like this site. Just don't expect smooth going. There are lots of girl next door types, some hot, some not so much, but none that I had to pass on downloading. Especially for a first time join, there's a lot of content to be had. I give it a 78 based on three strengths - it's true to its niche, the amount of content to be had and Rick's attention to his subscribers. I wouldn't mind seeing them smooth out the navigation and put HD video on the menu, but I still like it enough to go back once in a while.
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