The changes introduced by MyFreeCams on Camgirl’s WorldSaturday, June 26th, 2010
MyFreeCams has been around for some years (since 2005), but the big boom came in 2008 when MyFreeCams introduced new rules and features. This camsite brought plenty of things that shaked the camgirl’s world.
At a first moment the competition didn’t give it much importance. But in the following months MyFreeCams started growing fast due to its unique approach and quickly other camsites started copying the ideas.
But what were these ideas?
- Members and Models can exchange emails addresses and other contacts
- Group Show
- Public nude shows
- Away Private (not available anymore)
- Video archive
- Your own profile
- Lifetime Premium member
- Free tokens
Members and Models can exchange emails addresses and other contacts
MyFreeCams just put down the old strict rule about members contacting models outside the camsite.
Camsites really don’t like the idea of the girls having a way to contact members outside the camsite. Obvious reason: The girls can start making money performing shows on Instant Messaging. The Daily Peep for example put on the top every chat room a warning that reminds us that we are not allowed to exchange contacts with models.
MyFreeCams has no problem with that and they encourage members to keep in touch with their favorite models outside the site, and spoil them with gifts.
This is feature was not originally introduced by MyFreeCams, but the way it is used there, makes it unique.
On other camsites like LiveJasmin, there is something called member chat, where multiple members can join a chat room and watch/interact with the model. I have joined member chats and in some cases the girls were sitting and not paying attention to the screen. Indeed, sometimes the girl is not even in front of the webcam. Also, I miss some action there.
Cams.com has also a nude show which was created even before MFC be launched. But like the member chat on LiveJasmin, I miss some action there. Models use to go on nude when they are too lazy to be in free chat.
LiveJasmin didn’t introduce group shows nor change the rules of the member chat. But Cams.com came up with its own version of group show. A limited number of members can join the group show (it is the remaining seats) and there is more action than in nude shows.
But I still prefer the group shows on MFC. It is fun and the atmosphere created by the other members make it feel really nice.
Note: On MFC, you can also be out of luck and join a group show that does not have much action. Check the post I wrote about ItsTime4Fun’s performance in group show.
Originally created just to allow members to give a small gift (tip) to the models, it quickly started being used to keep girls naked in free chat.
Some camsites took some time to copy this idea, but it is now available on the major camsites like LiveJasmin, Cams.com, Webcams.com, OnHerCam…
However, none of these sites allow the models to get naked in free. No matter how much a member tips. So far, MFC is the only site that allows nude in free chat.
Public nude shows
Often called by free shows (it is free for who just watch, not for who tips), the nude shows performed in free chat where anyone, including non-registered members, can watch a naked girl live on her webcam.
This, along with the contacts exchanging, is another thing that other camsites prefer to not copy from MyFreeCams. Only on LiveJasmin that there is an unwritten rule about girls flashing nipples for few seconds. But it is merely a technique to get more private shows and, as it is not written anywhere that models can do it, many models don’t even think about it for being afraid of getting banned.
Surely MFC has its own rules about what a girl can or can not do in a public nude show. But most of the girls break these rules when they perform truly hardcore shows with penetration in free chat. This is a particular rule I don’t mind to be broken.
Away Private (not available anymore)
Maybe the most important thing that this feature brought was the fact that MFC was openly admitting that the girls were working on other camsites.
Yeah, don’t you know that? Camsites do not allow models to talk about other camsites where they work. They don’t want you to find out that that sexy girl you are about to take in private is actually working on other camsite which may be cheaper or offer better features.
But MFC had no problem telling that those girls in away private were actually performing private shows on other sites. And if you wanted to watch them you could do it for a lower price ($1/min).
Clever idea I must say. Because if a model was offline on MFC while performing a show on some other camsite, MFC could loose members. Instead of taking the risk, MFC was keeping the members and encouraging them to join away private.
But, it had an end. Maybe because many models were abusing this feature, MFC decided to pull it out. Yeah, I joined some girls in away private that were really not performing any show. Some of them were not even in front of the webcam. So MFC must have thought about its customers and removed this feature.
You go in private with a girl and after the show you can watch it again as many times as you want, just accessing your archive. Simple as that and maybe you think all other sites offer that too, but they don’t.
Surely, some sites like Cams.com, Streamate, Webcams.com or ImLive offer video galleries, but it is different. It is not your archive and you have to pay in order to watch the videos, even if the video is from a private session that you had before.
Your own profile
Don’t you know what I mean? Visit my profile at MFC and see for yourself.
Not too sofisticated like a Facebook profile, but it still has some good features like your photos, list of favorite models, wall posts… and you can even block countries from accessing your profile. Basically, it is same as a model profile.
Lifetime Premium member
People use to not understand this concept and some even think it has some catch. But it is true. You buy 200 tokens ($20) only once and you get premium status forever.
There is no other site that offers this kind of deal. On Cams.com for example you have to pay a monthly fee to keep your premium status (called VIP member).
But what you get with premium status?
You will be able to join and chat on any room, because models can not silence premiums.
You can send PM (Private Message) and MFC Mails to models and other members
You can join the Loungue
Maybe you think it is not a big deal. But on other sites you have to pay an extra fee in order to get functions like that. On WebCamClub, for example, you have to pay for each e-mail you send to a model. And on Cams.com you have to be a VIP to be able to send e-mails.
And don’t forget that MFC is the only camsite that offer PM’s.
So, paying $20 for just once and get this forever, is a pretty good deal.
What? Don’t you have much money to spend on MyFreeCams? Well… bring a friend and MyFreeCams will reward you with some free tokens. Twenty tokens ($2) if a member create a free account and 200 tokens if this member becomes premium.
LiveJasmin has something like that and they even offer you promo videos to use on your site (if you have one). But I think people don’t use it much because I have never seen a LiveJasmin member promoting them.
In the other hand… I have seen plenty of MFC members using the famous “bring a friend” link. They are every where. Whenever I find a article or a post on some forum about MFC, there is already someone who intervened just to post his BAF code. Most of the cases this is purely spam. The people have nothing special to say, but as the subject is on MFC, they go there to say something usefulness just to post the damn BAF code hoping to get some free tokens. Even on Yahoo! Answers these guys are posting.
Worth saying that MFC does not reward members that spam. So, these spammers are wasting their time and polluting good sites.