Innocent High (1)
Was a member approx. 1 month prior to this review.
||+Star directory with headshots and date added
+Downloads offered in multiple formats (WMV low/med/hi, MPG and MOV) and in split scene (WMV and MPG only
+10 minute "best of" downloadable versions. It is another name for "trailer", except trailers are usually 1-2 mins in length. So a little original on the site's part.
+All updates come with screencaps and HQ images, both downloadable in ZIP format.
+Image gallery viewing comes with very nice control features, letting you go forward/back, go to a particular image and start/stop slideshow with variable speeds
+Girls have full names!
+The layout on each update's page is one of the best, if not the best. Very clear, easy to find what you want.
+SoloInterviews has flash streaming - possibly a future upgrade to all sites?
-All updates are standardized in terms of offerings, although all updates pre-2008 offer only WMV downloads and no screencap galleries.
-InnocentHigh is dedicated to schoolgirl - who doesnt love schoolgirl? Damn!
||-Each girl only appears once each site once, never more.
-Update schedule is s***. 1 update per week (on Mondays)
-Extra login required for network sites
-InnocentHigh is the bread and butter. The other sites are not given anything near equal treatment. The other sites dont have date tags (I cant determine update schedule on any site), ThisGirlSucks and EuroCityLife have no image galleries, TrailerTrashCuties lacks like everything, etc.
-Images and videos watermarked
-No network connectivity. At least ATK Galleria tells you when a girl has content available on other ATK sites. InnocentHigh gives no such indication (many girls have content on more than one of the sites)
-Flash streaming only available on SoloInterviews, nowhere else
-Some movies dated wrong, or they have the right date and are in wrong position. Don't know (see bottom line for specific examples)
-Date tags not shown on each updates' page
-No network or site search
-10min "best of" available in iPod, but full vid is not
||Overall a decent site, however the pain problem I see is that their pricing ($25/mo) indicates that they are trying to compete with the other reality networks (Braz/NA/RK/BB) when the other networks are leaps and bounds ahead of InnocentHigh. However, TBP does have a special monthly rate, but I still feel its in competition with these sites since the content is meant to be reality in nature.
As mentioned above, the other networks are leaps and bounds above InnocentHigh and its network of sites. Each of the aforementioned sites:
1) have a site search which searches all networked sites
2) has a main network page which links all network sites, thus requiring no extra logins
3) for the most part has flash streaming for its updates
4) has more than 1 update for a lot of their girls (not all girls do more than 1 video, of course, but a lot are willing to but it seems InnocentHigh never gives them the chance)
5) have better date tagging (yes, InnocentHigh has date tags, but the rest of the network sites dont)
6) have better update schedules
7) have more network sites
8) etc. etc. etc.
The list can keep going on and on, unfortunately. By itself, InnocentHigh and its network of sites are good and could definitely survive, but in this capitalistic world of competition I think InnocentHigh is losing money to the other, better network sites like Braz/NA/RK/BB/etc. and has a lot that needs to be improved on (see list above and the cons).
About the improper date tags in the index...some examples (mm/dd/yy):
-Nikki Carlisle is dated 8/13/05 but is shown between two vids dated in June 2005
-Leah Long is dated 12/26/06 but is shown between two vids in Aug 2005
-Lindsay Lane is dated 12/11/06 but is shown between two vids in Oct 2005
For the most part, people don't care about correct dates however it is relevant in one instance:
-Presley Maddox is dated 3/25/08 but is shown between two vids in December 2007.
It is relevant because as noted in the pros, vids pre-2008 don't have the same download offerings as those in 2008 and later. So you think "hey this update should have WMV/MPG/MOV/screencaps/etc because it was added in March 2008" but it lacks the content as if it were from 2007. So it leads me to question the accuracy of the dates.
On a similar note, as noted in the pros, pre-2008 content lacks the same offerings as those made in 2008 and on. So using that fact, it is easy to see which of their network sites have been updated in 2008-2009 and which have not:
-InnocentHigh - yes (61/200)
-OyeLoca - yes (10/66)
-TheRealWorkOut - yes (30/30)
-SoloInterviews - yes (11/70)
-EuroCityLife - no (0/938)
-ThisGirlSucks - no (0/20)
-TrailerTrashCuties - no (0/38)
So 3 out of 7 sites have not been updated since before 2008. How long before 2008, I don't know because of no date tags. The numbers in parenthesis show the number of 2008-2009 updates over the total number of updates. It is especially telling in OyeLoca's case - indicating a very poor update schedule.
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