Reality Kings (9)
Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
||-Very good streaming media player (time-coded screen shots, jump-to links)
-Huge library of 6K+ videos
-Lots of variety in content
||-Huge HD file sizes, and not enough download options (1080p mp4, SD mp4, SD wmv, mobile) for even newer videos
-Confusing site navigation
-Bad actor tagging/actor pages
-Small photo sizes (600px by 900px)
-Page and site layout seems dated
||The first thing that I noticed when I joined the site was the breadth of videos that they had. Not just the amount (the over 6000 basically exclusive videos is a large number and impressive in and of itself), but the variety of the selection as well. If you like European women, there's two sites dedicated to that. Black or Latina women? Each get their own site. Teens get two sites. MILFs get a couple as well. Big asses? There's a site for that. Lesbian sex? That too. Basically, as long as your taste runs somewhere along the general line that is mainstream porn, there's gonna be something here for you, and not just a small amount of it either.
Which brings me to my first negative point: Finding that content is not as easy as it should be. When I first join a site, the first thing I do is look for videos of actresses that I know I already like. When you do that here, there's no guarantee that all you'll actually find all the scenes that feature that actress. The first problem is that, for two of the sub-sites in particular, the tags are inconsistent and occasionally incomplete. One of the sites' (In the VIP) issue is that they basically tag every girl in the scene, even if they aren't the girls having intercourse in that scene. The other (Money Talks) only tags the last girl in the scene, even though there is usually more than one part of the scene that contains sex, so you have to hope that someone in the comments below the scene can identify the other girls so you can find them. Even beyond that issue, when you try going to the individual actor pages, it will only show you the most recent 9 scenes. There's a link on the bottom of the actor page if they have more than 9 scenes to help you find the rest, but my first couple times that happened I kinda glanced over that link and didn't realize it was there. It just all seemed a little confusing, and there has to be a way they can make it easier.
That confusion also extends to the general layout of the site. The whole thing looks like it was developed around 2007-2008 and hasn't been updated since, which is ages in internet time. This seems most evident on the page for each scene, which are tab based and reload each time you click on one of the tabs. This would make sense in the past, when not everyone had high-speed internet and you just wanted to get the entire page loaded as fast as possible, but nowadays everything should should all be loaded on one page, and I shouldn't, for example, have to leave the streaming video page just to go back to the preview page to look for other scenes featuring the same actress. Another small issue I have is with the way the top layout bar works. When you click the part that says home from watching a scene, it only takes you back to the home page of the sub-site that that scene is from, not back to the main homepage, which you get to by clicking the logo instead. Clicking the favorites tab works the same way. This was something else that I didn't notice at first and took me a while to figure out, when it really didn't need to.
Once you find a scene you want to watch, there are many ways to enjoy it. The best way is the site's Flash video player, which is pretty much the best I've seen on any website. At the bottom of the video is a scrolling group of thumbnails, and clicking any of these takes you to the specific point in the video that that thumbnails is from. Right above that are links that take you to specific sex acts in the scene (blowjob, cunnilingus, etc). Both of these make it incredibly easy and fast to get to exactly the part that you want to see. The download options are relatively standard, but the 1080p sizes are huge (2-4 GB per scene), and the next option down is only slightly better than SD. They would benefit greatly from having a 720p option like many other sites do, that would be a nice balance between size and video quality. There's also a picture gallery, but the pictures are pretty small (900x600), and many times the whole set seems more like screenshots than actual photographs.
Even though this was my first time joining the site, Reality Kings content is some of the earliest internet porn that I ever watched, as I first obtained a high speed connection in 2001 and proceeded to download nearly everything I could get my hands on. A lot has changed about porn and the internet and internet porn in the past decade, and a lot of companies have come and gone, but they have stuck around and blossomed. After having joined, while I think the content is still generally top class, the website itself is falling behind the times a bit, and in need of an update.
Also, while there has been talk in other reviews and comments of a download limit, I downloaded about 16GB worth of video over the course of about 2-3 hours and was never cut off from browsing or downloading.
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