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hodayathink (18) 11-04-12  12:15am
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Status: Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
Pros: Huge amount of content (over 15,000 sets and 5800 videos)

Video and picture quality is very good (pics go up to 2000x3000, video to 720p)

Active forum where staff interact and seem to listen to requests

Interactive live shows every 2-3 months free for members
Cons: No universal search box (can only search from certain pages)

Navigation is nowhere near as intuitive as it could/should be

Small bugs pop up in various places (old videos missing thumbnails, code leaking at the bottom of some pages, things generally just not working correctly)

Had trouble cancelling (both the online form and the online chat didn't work, had to call in to cancel)
Bottom Line: The truth of the matter is that I knew this was a site that I wasn't going to like as much as some other people here for 2 reasons. First, I prefer videos to photos, and I primarily know Twistys as a photo site. Second, I knew that their Twistys Hard section was "relatively new", so I wasn't expecting much boy/girl content. But the PU deal was too good to pass up. And while I was pleasantly surprised about both of those things when I joined, there were enough things I didn't like about the site that it left me disappointed.

For the photo section, it was about as good as I was expecting, which is to say quite excellent. The pictures are all quite large and sharp from the ones I looked at, and come in small, medium, and large sizes, with the large topping out at 2,000 by 3,000 pixels. All scenes have downloadable zip files, and most of them have zips available for multiple resolutions. You can favorite photo sets and photographers, but not individual photos, which slightly surprised me but doesn't seem like that big of a deal. The one thing I will say that disappointed me is that while many of the videos actually do have accompanying photo sets, there's no easy way to go from a photo set to it's corresponding video and vice versa. You have to go to the actresses page and find the photo set released around the same time that looks similar (because they aren't necessarily released the same day).

Now to the video. The technical aspects of the videos were about what I expect from a high-level site in this day and age. There were options for standard and high definition up to 720p. No 1080p was surprising, but not a big deal to me as I usually don't download that size anyway. There's over 5800 videos, but the vast majority of them are solo videos, with only 370 videos listed as lesbian and only 240+ in the Twistys Hard category. Which led me to a nice surprise, which is that the Twistys Hard videos weren't the only boy/girl videos they have on their site. It looks like at some point very early in their existence they purchased a bunch of late 90s/early 00s video content from somewhere and put it up, which included another 900+ boy/girl videos. While I suspect that many of these videos aren't exclusive, it was the first time I'd seen most of these movies, and since the content was so old, it included many women who I didn't have any scenes of. I was able to find videos of women who I hadn't thought about in years, and videos of women who are MILFs now from back when they were still young and fresh. The videos aren't of particularly great resolution, which is to be expected, but the fact that they were there at all was probably my favorite part of my membership.

Finding and browsing all that content, though, was easily my least favorite part of the whole thing, because they didn't make it easy at all. The basic problem, in my opinion, is that the site seems to be designed as a photo site that also has some videos. And if that weren't obvious enough from some of the little issues I ran into (for example, the male talent isn't listed on the page for the scene at all, even though they have that info stored with the scene and it can be seen when you add it to your favorites, even after you do that, there's absolutely no way to go through scenes by male talent), it became clear as day when I tried to search through the videos. Because if you do, the search box says "Photo Options" instead of "Video Options". It actually took me 2 days to realize that that was the video search box and that I wasn't being taken to the wrong page. And that is far from the only bug that I found.

Speaking of which, this is the first network I've ever joined that doesn't have a universal search box on every page. The search they do have is very good and thorough (you can search models by things like eye and hair color or country of birth, and you can search by things like wardrobe and location). But you can only do it from a couple pages (the model, photo, videos, and Twistys Hard index pages, to be specific). If you're anywhere else on the site, you have to go back to one of those 4 pages to search. Which just seems like an unnecessarily large pain. It also seems counter intuitive that while they have a space for your profile on every page, you have to actually visit your profile to find a link to see things you've favorited. They could have just added those links to the space they've reserved on every page.

One last thing that left a bad taste in my mouth is that when I tried to cancel, the website wouldn't let me. Their form wouldn't work, and when I tried to do the online chat, I never got a response. I ended up calling their customer support line and that worked fine, but it never should have gotten that far.

So, in the end, while there was a good amount of good content here, it was just so much of a hassle to go through that content that I can't see myself being a member of this site for more than a month or two at a time.

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rearadmiral (316) Twisty's is a site that's been on the outer edge of my radar for a while. Thanks to your thorough review I think it may have been bumped up a bit since you answered some questions that I've had. The one bit of bad news is the difficulty you had cancelling your membership. That might be a deal-breaker for me.
11-04-12  04:19am

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Cybertoad (102) REPLY TO #1 - rearadmiral :


I have always liked the site, I m hoping the billing was isolated.

11-05-12  01:52pm

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hodayathink (18) REPLY TO #1 - rearadmiral :

Once I actually called them, cancelling took no more than 2-3 minutes (I just gave some info, they quickly offered me a discounted rate which I turned down, and it was done), but the fact that I couldn't complete it with their web form or online chat was slightly troubling. And this wasn't just a one-time thing, either, as I tried both the form and the chat on two separate days and it didn't work either time.
11-05-12  02:33pm

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rearadmiral (316) REPLY TO #2 - Cybertoad :

me too. I'd hate to have to call someone to resolve an issue that could easily be fixed online like thousands of other adult sites do.
11-05-12  04:00pm

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rearadmiral (316) REPLY TO #3 - hodayathink :

I wonder if this might be part of their business model. Rather than simply cancelling online they make you call them and listen to their pitch to stay. I'd guess that's an expensive way to do business.
11-05-12  04:02pm

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