Girls Out West (2)
Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
||+ Lots of amateur content
+ Different file types available
+ Tabbed navigation
+ Pictures: 1026, 1280, 1600 pixels long side, Some available @ 2000
+ In browser flash video
+ Bonus material from Yanks and ATK Hairy
||- File types are ridiculous to figure out
- File naming is another pain
- Split files in 2013?
- Minimal previews/ descriptions on videos
- Picture/video quality varies, often for the worse
- Site crashes while using Opera browser
- Not compatible with FreeDownloadManager
||I'll preface this by saying that this will be, without a doubt, the most disjointed bottom line I've ever written. I'm just going to call it, "Issues". Joining this site was a major disappointment and what follows might tell the story.
I will say that the speed issue I commented on was somewhat resolved. I still can't use FreeDownloadManager, but the "Save As" speed is up to 1.2 mb. Not great, but certainly better than the 200kb I saw in the beginning. Other than this being a strictly amateur site which I absolutely love, that pretty much ends the positives. Here we go...
Normally, I would go into detail about the various file types. GOW seems to go out of their way to make that confusing as hell. You get columns labeled mp4, mpg+wmv and wmv. Then, quite often, you face a cryptic list like this: Source MP4 1080p, Source MP4 720p, High (1024x576 @ 3200k), High (1024x576 @ 3200k), HD (1280x720 @ 4700k), HD (1280x720 @ 4700k), Low (512x288 @ 600K), Low (512x288 @ 600K). On top of that, there are sometimes 5 links that say the same exact thing (e.g. Medium (1920x1080 @ 1500K)) Seemingly duplicate links that link to different files? Same file with slightly different names? I have no clue. I'll just leave it as this - I tried to download only the highest resolution video and was frequently disappointed in the quality of even the newest scenes. Lighting quality, especially on the outdoor scenes was hit or miss.
File naming. Fine on pictures as the name of the model and the set are used. On video? Another nightmare. A lot of the B/G and G/G videos download using the couple's names with no mention of the scene/episode. So, even though a couple has done more than one video, each one has to be renamed so you can download the different videos.
Opened a solo girl video that showed it was the second of 3 parts. Went to the model index to get the other two parts and there were only two videos listed. WHERE'S THE THIRD? Guess I can browse the entire site to see if it's there.
Clicked on the thumbnail for part 3 of a video and the flash preview shows part 2
Picture sets showing up in the video section.
Thinking there might be a browser issue in how the site was displayed, I tried Opera. That kept crashing so I went back to Firefox.
It's pretty bad when the bonus sets are better quality than most of the host site's material - higher resolution and better lighting.
Preview thumbnails for several full length videos open to a page with no download links.
I actually got a headache trying to figure out how to write all of this, so I'm going to stop writing and just leave it at this - For such a well known site, it's a mess. If you really like amateurs, in all their non-glamorous glory, and don't mind digging for files and renaming almost every video, go for it. Otherwise, avoid this site.
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