Although very different from livejasmin.com, mycams.com actually comes from the same company that created the most popular and grand live show website of the past decade. The fact they come from the same company means that there are some difference and similarities, a few obvious ones and quite a few which are less noticeable.
The Website and the Content
As you hit enter on your address bar after typing in mycams.com you will be taken to a splash page, to make sure you are of legal age to view the website, as it contains adult content (of course).
By agreeing, you are redirected to their home page where you will notice the first obvious difference with its big sister site: the layout is completely different!
Unlike other websites produced by this company which have very simple and down-to-earth home pages, with little to no links and few visible enhancements and features, we are welcomed by a page with actual thumbnails of the online performers in the main section of the website.
It has a top navigation bar with links to their currently online models, complete catalog of registered performers, your personal favourites (viewable only if a registered member), FAQ’s and help sections, and the log-in page. Below it is a search box with a few of the most popular search terms besides it for convenience.
A side bar with all their categories and relative online models is also present, along with a “random girl” box at the bottom.
There are also tabs separating all the online models, those available on free chat, those who are having a live show for members only, and a video section.
You can already do a lot from this page, and by a lot I mean you can view the girls’ show.
By clicking on the thumbnail of the girl you have chosen, you will be taken to her live show page, where her camera will be streaming directly to your screen, and her microphone on your speakers.
As a visitor who wants to see a preview before paying and becoming a member, changing the screen size and type as a guest are your only available options.
This is as much as you can do if you are a non-registered user or visitor to the website. You may notice that after a few minutes, you will get booted from the room as you will have timed out. This is a very annoying principle from the company. It is the same on livejasmin.com as well as all their other webcam show sites.
On a positive note, when you are kicked out of the room, you may view the models’ bio, where she may have written a thing or two about herself, as well as a couple of pictures.
To be able to join the free chats without being timed out, it is necessary to sign up for a membership through their sign-up form. After submitting your username, password and email, you are taken to the payment page. Here you are notified that to continue, you must acquire a package. So far there are 4 packages which can be bought, costing relatively $30, $70, $100, and $160.
After the secure transaction, you will be able to use the credits you have paid for to start private sessions or view past recorded shows and videos. (1 credit is equivalent to $1)
If you wish to save those credits in case you find your special someone and wish to spend it all on her, you are allowed to do so. Mainly because now you can hang out in any free chat room without any time out limits.
There are plenty of girls to choose from, as many as 16,000 are registered – the vast majority also doing shows for their big sister site – and you can be sure there will be at least 2,000 performers doing their shows at any given time.
They are all neatly placed in their categories for faster and more effective filtering. Browse long enough, and you will find someone who interests you, even in free chat. Some chicks are really smoking hot on the thumbnail preview and on the images in the bio section. and might leave you wondering why are they charging so little: Do not be fooled and take time to see their live streams before taking them to private.
I personally found it very easy to navigate myCams and search for models of the categories I like. Unfortunately, it takes quite a while to find a model that actually looks like the one shown in the thumbnail preview. Many are fakes (or overly photoshopped?) and the streaming quality isn’t the greatest.
Not many of the performers have HD quality, and most are just sloppy cameras that do not really work well. Freezing and Lagging seems to be a normal thing on the website. On the whole, the system is very slow and unresponsive.
Once again, the company figures they can fool visitors by putting video loops over and over again and passing them off as live shows. This is evident as the video just skips from a position to another (and after 10 minutes or so, the video starts from the beginning).
Mind that it works the same way in livejasmin.com, and other sites from the same producers.
Paying members get priority on the bandwidth of course, which makes streaming smother. This might be the reason they are charging less than their competition.
Of course, if you find a hot girl and take her private, you will have made a great deal, seeing as other sites would charge around $6/minute wherein you paid only $4/minute.
All in all, I would advise you to just search for another site, unless of course, your favourite performer is working only on this site, or if you have already bought credits.
At a Glance Information
|Registered Chat hosts:||16,000+||Contact Support|
|Free Chat?||Yes (Restricted) Free Signup|
|Private Chat (per minute):||$1.99 – $3.99|
|Niches Available: Multi-niche including Girls, Lesbians, Mature, Fetish, Couples, Groups, Flirts|
|Models Wanted||Affiliate Program|