ATK Exotics (2)
Current Member for over 1 month (at the time of review).
||- A re-review that I didn't think was needed until I used the new format of the site some more, one of the biggest collections of exotic women on the internet and the new format of the website makes the site work much better than before.
- Newer videos have a 1280x720 HD option, a small (.mp4) version, a standard .mp4 version and a standard .wmv version. Older videos have standard DVD resolution with .wmv and .mov files.
- New site formatting and layout is really nice. This may be hard for some to appreciate unless you were a member back in say 2007-2009. BL will expand on this.
- Newer picture sets are 3000 high end and come zipped, also has a custom zip option. Most of all the photo sets are at least 1500 long end, outside of the random very old sets.
- Search engine has improved greatly.
- Pictures, retain an amateur feel...done professionally.
- This one will also show up in cons, about 75% of the time, site is giving me 100% max download speed, very impressive.
||- The biggest con is one I don't think I had ran into on here before, but the improved search engine could be making it easier to find these by accident. I understand that exotic means "different" to some, but women with hairy armpits and hairy arms and hairy legs have a place on ATK Hairy. I will go into it more in BL.
- I am still impressed by the update schedule that I talked about in my previous comment on this site, but it may be a little different than it first appeared to me, one of the day's updates, each week, looks to be from ATK Archives and while I listed 10 videos each week in the previous comment, it then dropped to 8 the very next week, then went up to 9 this past week. It's not a big con, but I did want to note the change.
- Only other one, sometimes the site is painfully slow. I do think 80% fast, 20% slow is pretty accurate. When it's in the slow speed state, I have to download 4 files at once to reach 75% of my max download speed.
||The majority of my feelings towards this new version or format of ATK Exotics are very positive. I don't remember how many updates they used to have, but it definitely seems like they are updating more than I remember and the addition of HD .mp4 files on the videos is nice though I have never looked to the ATK sites for videos, preferring their photo sets. The videos are improving too though.
I want to go into the one big con since it's purely subjective. I had noticed messmer's comments on ATK Hairy, about how some of the sets were going with too much hairy. I'm not against pubic hair and do prefer some pubic hair. I don't really care for the full bush, but if the model is hot enough, the full bush won't even completely turn me away. What's the deal with the women with more underarm hair than me? A few even have the outline of mustaches. I understand that it is natural for some women to have more body hair than others, but lets have them with their arm up in their thumbnail.
Seriously, it's a very big turn-off. I noticed one of the hairy underarm ones has her arm up in her thumbnail. That's not too bad to see since it's a small picture. I think the re-review score would have been a little higher if I hadn't started running into these extremely hairy models.
It's not a big con on the updates including a day of Archive content, but I did want to mention it as well as the movies going from 10 a week for 2-3 weeks straight then dropping to 8 then up a little to 9. Neither of these would stop me from recommending or re-joining the site since I think the site does most everything right.
Onto the good, I really can't say enough for the positive changes in the site. I don't know when these changes went into effect, but they weren't completely there the last time I was member which was in January 2011. The search engine is much better as well though they still have the tags I don't see as very useful, but the ethnicity tags seem to be working perfectly and it's a multiple tier search so you can easily search for "Latina" then specify the year "2011" and it works.
Also am very happy to see them doing more sets of black women. They did some in the past, but now, at least for this month, the black models are getting as much coverage as any of the other ethnic groups.
Glad also to see the HD videos. I also don't think ATK's sites need to go to 1920x1080. Even though I download the videos of the models I like, I prefer ATK's pictures of them and the videos are just like icing on the cake at their sites so 1280x720 is plenty good for me, they also are not the overly huge files, most of the HD ones are running in the 500 MB range.
I tried the custom zip feature out. I don't think I remember a site having this that I have been on or I may have missed it in the past. You click to create a custom zip and it lets you pick what resolution you want, though this changes based on if there is a higher resolution available. You then see the images in the set and click each one you want added to the zip. Pretty nifty feature. It reminds me of Videobox's old "make your own clip" feature.
One thing I noticed that the new format has improved. I am finding models from 2006 that I did not have in my collection that I wanted. I do think this is because of the much easier to use site and search engine, but it's just as much showing how bad the old format and search engine were too.
It's hard to believe in this day and age of porn sites refusing change, that just 3 years ago this site's navigation was terrible, they only offered photo zips in parts and more times than not, I would visit it daily for the first week then wouldn't go back until near the end of the membership. This time, I have visited daily and allowed it to recur because there have been so many models that I have missed in the past that I can now find. They deserve the praise for that. Do something with the hairy models, like keep them on ATK Hairy or even slap a "Hairy armpits" icon on them. I don't mind that others like that, but I doubt those who do and join a site like ATK Hairy would want to see quite a few perfectly shaven models either on it.
In closing, the speed of the site and speed of downloads is seemingly the best I have seen when it's going good. I hadn't seen my download speed go that high on any site, but it does have its slow time which could just be peak hours. It's a fair enough trade off since the fast time is more frequent than the slow.
On recommending it, I would recommend it over all exotic/ethnic model photo sites now and even to those who have been a member in the past because it does come off as a whole new site. They also do have a few free cam shows each month, but they're never on when I have access to the computer.
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