Bangbros Network (5)
Current Member for over 1 year (at the time of review).
+Like NA/RK/Braz, all network sites updates are browsable in one main BB page.
+Site search, works well
+No extra login to network sites (all hosted on BB domain)
+First site I have seen which puts the bio info and lists whether a girl's tits are fake. Fake tits are sometimes hard to tell (I thought Mason Storm had real tits for the longest time) and I really wish more sites would list this information, especially IAFD
+5 star rating system for each girl and scene, big-name girls have 10000 or more votes, and good scenes have 2000. It is nice to see a lot of votes - most other sites with voting systems dont generate votes
+Movies available in low and high WMV and MPG, split or full
+Model directory w/ thumbs
+Every scene has associated trailer , HQ pictures, and screencaps.
+Every update is date tagged on every page it is seen (model page, updates page, home page, etc.)
+Every year since the start, the number of updates per day has gone up (see bottom line). Now at ~2.33.
||-Like Brazzers, too much focus on certain girls. E.g Gianna Michaels has 23 updates.
-Updates, for the most part, lack the actress name in the title. If you know the girl in the thumbnail, great, otherwise you have to click the link to see who the tagged actress(es) is.
-Too many asshats in voting. New updates have 1-2 stars right off the bat. Takes a while for the ratings to goto norm.
-Neither HQ pics or screencaps are available with ZIP downloads.
-Watermarked images and videos
-When you click an update a link to the actress page is at the bottom, not somewhere I'd expect it. Similar problem with the updates page - I expect to see a link to the actress on the updates page under each update (not the case with BB)
-BB comics? Um...this is something a junky site with no content would offer.
-Model directory, when sorted alphabetically, are not organized. From the "A" page, in order (first two letters of names): Al,Al,An,Al,An,As,Am,Al,Av,etc.
-Non standard names for some girls
||Overall a decent site, but a lot of improvements need to be made to put it on the same level as Brazzers or NaughtyAmerica. I feel like I am on NA than Brazzers (thus I'd be leaning to give BangBros a better rating), the problem is that there are some glaring problems with the site, a lot of which I could not fit in the cons, and while we all know BB has been around 2001 (all updates 2001-now are available) other networks have followed their model and just passed them by.
Things I couldn't fit in the Pros/Cons because of char limit:
Like Brazzers, there is the kind of crap you don't want to see on a MEMBERS section of a paid site. While Brazzers makes the crap a bit more apparent, BangBros is more subtle, but its there. In the top bar there is a button titled "Meet girls near you, GET LAID". Click it and you get links to Fling (dot com). I dont need to see this shit on members areas of porn sites.
More on the non-standard naming with girls. I routinely find that some girls are just not given their proper name, and even worse is that they run with it, making multiple updates with the name. For example, Jackie Ashe is named "Melissa" and there are two updates as "Melissa".
All updates March 30, 2005 and later are available (in HQ) at 640x480. Prior to that you get into the previous (4x3, but non-standard) HQ encoding resolution of 448x336. Yuck. 480x360 please!
Due to character limits in the cons I could not elaborate on the alphabetization problems in the model directory. Put simply, every letter has its own page, but the girls are not organized by the alphabet (based on their second letter, third letter, and so on). And the problem is magnified by the fact that they split up each letter over multiple pages, 40 girls per page, max. So with letter A there are 167 girls split over 5 pages. I wouldn't have a problem with this if the girls were alphabetized properly, but since they aren't I have to browse all five page to find a name of a girl I want. Absolutely terrible. Add this to the fact that some girls I like are not named properly (e.g. Jackie Ashe being named Melissa) and it does not make for a very enjoyable experience.
I counted up all the updates and this is what the daily update rate looks like since 2001 (mulitply by 365, except where noted, to get number of updates for the whole year):
2001 - 0.07* upd/day (approx, 7 updates over 104 days)
2002 - 0.18
2003 - 0.44
2004 - 1.02
2005 - 1.16
2006 - 1.21
2007 - 1.48
2008 - 1.98
2009 - 2.33* (approx, 133 updates over 57 days)
It is certainly nice to see that they keep improving the update rate. They are at the point where they have surpassed NA and Braz (both at 2 per day).
Again, a lot of improvements need to be made, a lot of which might be nit-picking, things that some people wouldn't kill a site over, but others, like the ZIP downloads, and the alphabetizing issue, are rather urgent in my eyes.
One last note:
The full scene downloads work with download managers, split scene don't.
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