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Wittyguy (95) 12-28-10  05:10pm
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Status: Was a member approx. 1 month prior to this review.
Pros: ++ $2.75 2 day full access trial through TBP
++ Newest pix go up 4,000 pixels though most stop at 3,000.
++ Daily updates for photo sets (about 1300 photo sets and 600 vids on main site)
++ Years of material on site(s)
+ Generally decent professional photo and lighting work
+ All photosets have zip functions and you can zip in 1k, 2k, or 3/4k mode
+ About 100 or so 1280x720 vids with decent download speeds
+ Access to 8 other sites
+ No DRM limits
+ Uses major billing companies
+ Small watermarks on pics and vids
+ Video options include full scene, clips and streaming
+ Has a detailed search function and a model directory with some bio material
+ Has a support and FAQ section
Cons: -- Nonexclusive content
-- Not a site for hardcore fans
-- The bonus sites no longer update
-- Quality really drops once you go back a few years in both pics and vids.
- Cross sales on sign-up page
- Navigation could use some work
- Only a couple of screen caps showing video contents (needs more)
- Have to type in password info for each site (and you get some long randomly generated password when you join)
- WMV only file option for downloading vids
- Vids only update once or twice a week
Bottom Line: I last joined this site about 5 years ago and decided to to the trial option to see what's changed. In short, not much and that's not necessarily a good thing. There really isn't anything to not like about it but it is a mostly softcore nonexclusive content site (if you like your action hardcore, skip this network) that mostly left me feeling "meh".

PICS: It's nice to see a site that lets you zip in multiple sizes. As noted above, the newest stuff goes up to 4000 pixels however some pixelation occurs at this level on a few sets. The downside is that the quality drops to about 2k sizes when you get to early 2009 and rapidly drops to 1k sizes thereafter. All pics come up in a separate screen. Most of this is stuff that you've seen before and not necessarily a models best offerings.

VIDS: Good download speeds and about 100 newer HD vids. Bad news is that once you get past the HD sizes, the vids fairly quickly drop to 480x320 and the quality of the older stuff is average at best. If you like HC there are only about 40 HC vids in total (1 in HD). Even though I have high speed, the streaming stuff was only OK I had problems jumping forward on some of the streams.

OTHER: It does have a good and mostly complete search engine but it's not entirely intuitive (it took me a few minutes to figure out how to find all the HC vids). Jumping around to different pages requires some clicking too. It's not bad (better than some other good sites) but it does need a few tweaks like adding "softcore", "lez" and "HC" categories, etc.

All the bonus sites stopped updating at least a year ago so they don't really have anything to offer assuming you've been around the porn block a time or two. The pic size and video quality on those sites is mostly second rate by today's standards.

TBP gave this site a "87" score which I can't justify. It's nonexclusive content and once you go back to early 2009 the quality starts to rapidly drop off. It is mostly softcore and, as I noted, these aren't what I would consider the models best work. For me, Twistys, VivThomas, Teendreams and others do a better job with this genre of site than Babelicious does. When I was last a member here I thought the site held up pretty well in comparison to what was going on at the time. Not so much any more. It's not a rip-off by any means but others do it better now.

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PinkPanther (44) Yeah, Babelicious was exciting when it first started - stale as 2-week-old bagels now - and the unique character of Babes.tv - lusciously glam and sleazy at the same time - gone, gone, gone.

There's just no distinguishing personality to this site whatsoever anymore - so what's the point?

12-28-10  07:01pm

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