12 Comments
  • 89wisaries
    Posted at 10:59h, 01 August

    Kristina,

    Love the set. Looking forward to going for the Gold. Hope all is well with you and yours.

    Phillip

    • Melisa Mendini
      Posted at 16:06h, 01 August

      Thank you so much Phillip, we are very thankful for your support in our new project 🙂
      Wish you a great day.

  • rednp130
    Posted at 12:50h, 01 August

    HI Kristina love this set as a intro to the Gold my subscription to MMW just renewed today.Looking forward to moving to the gold site when all is ready.Hope it all goes smoothly.See you on the Gold.Your friend Mike.

    • Melisa Mendini
      Posted at 16:40h, 01 August

      Hello Mike, thank you very much for your comment and supporting us in our new project. This step will finally liberate our minds, that’s why it is so important for us 🙂
      Wish you a great day. Greets to Alex.

  • KeithM
    Posted at 14:34h, 01 August

    I understand why you have had to do this with the servers etc and the hackers, but my question is, why not have done this before with the existing site? It could have safe guarded all of the photo sets/videos without having to resort to restructuring everything. So, with my subscription, I will be paying for less content, for however much less in price. So effectively, I will be going from 4-5 photosets/videos per month down to 2. Forgive me for saying, but I feel pretty ripped off now, and now it is making me question whether to stay a member or not! You both know full well how much I have supported you over the last 2 and a half years, helping bring fake accounts, and even hackers to your attention. I have asked for nothing in return. I really do believe this is a poorly thought out concept, and I know others have offered assistance to you as well. I am very sorry, but by alienating your existing fans I think it will put people off, and have the opposite effect- instead of gaining fans, you will lose them. Maybe time will tell. Good luck either way.

    • David
      Posted at 19:15h, 01 August

      Hi Keith

      We understand your point. Is this the ideal solution for everybody? No it’s not, but unfortunately it will always be like that. In order to be able to move forward, we had to make certain decisions. Even though it are not always easy ones, they have to be made and there will never be a perfect time to make them and with the amount of people involved, it will never be 100% good for everyone’s satisfaction.

      Even though we would want to be able to do it, we are not able to tailor the website to each member his wishes and preferences. Of course we do listen to our members, that’s one of the big reasons to make this change and offer masturbation sets btw, but unfortunately this change will not be appreciated by all. We apologise for that to those members, it certainly doesn’t mean we do not appreciate your support or that we don’t care about you but as said before, unfortunately we are not able to make several micro websites tailored to each preference.

      There are members who prefer the current soft content (up to open legs), but there is a high demand for Masturbation scenes. Originally we planned to keep MM-World as it is and start MM-Gold as a separate extra site. This meant we had to do double the amount of updates, need more locations, more travelling, more costs and less time for other things. Sometimes we hear from people they are surprised we have to pay for locations as they think a woman like Melisa should be allowed to shoot on locations for free and location owners would think it’s cool to have erotic content made at their location. Unfortunately non of that is true. A lot of locations don’t allow this kind of shoots, a lot of those who do allow it, charge extra money for it, a few allow it and don’t charge extra for it. We often hear that people think we must make thousands of dollars a day, unfortunately that only happens in our dreams. We can’t combine the website with a full time job as employee in a company as there would not be enough time to produce and edit content. This means that we have to earn our living with the website and the jobs we can take in between. For Melisa it are shoots with other producers, for me it are jobs where I get hired as camera operator, light/grip technician or as assistant by other producers.

      With 2 separate sites, it would mean we have less times for such jobs and we already have to decline such jobs regularly with just MM-World. Now that would all be OK if we both would make a good living from MM-World, but even though many seem to think Melisa and I makes thousands of dollars a day, this is far from true and for me even less, my salary for this year from MM-World so far is 0.00 USD. Now this is not because there is no income on the site, but because we invest it in the site to improve it and make it grow. When I had to take over the photography and webmaster part (had to, because I certainly didn’t plan this or see this coming from the previous photographer), I already had experience as wedding and nightlife photographer and some nude shoots with models, but I never shot erotic sets for websites and that is something totally different then weddings, nightlife or just shooting to make a few pictures in a studio or home location. Yes I did some workshops with top photographers, but that doesn’t make me one. I had a little bit of experience in filming (just basic static footage as second shooter) but didn’t have my own equipment for it and didn’t have much knowledge about filming in general. I had to invest in a lot of extra equipment to be able to do the shoots we do, I made some bad decisions equipment wise in the beginning due to lack of experience and knowledge. Now I have great and advanced equipment and the financial investment is getting lower again (currently), but now the investment needed is time for education, learning how to use the equipment and learn from mistakes, learn better techniques, etc. I had 0 knowledge of audio, a few months ago I bought great audio equipment but was using it the wrong way because of 0 knowledge how to do it correctly. It can get pretty technical and I am not a sound engineer. It was one of the things that really needed to improve in my videos so I recently started a course. It takes 87 hours to only watch the full course once… then I still have to put it into practice. Same for video editing, I had 0 knowledge and experience with it, I thought well it will be OK…. until the camera gets more advanced, I saw the possibilities and I realised I know shit about it and it’s better to educate properly… so also for that I started following a course recently which takes hours and hours and hours of tutorials to see all options. But that’s only the start, it takes even more hours to try to put it in to practice and improve my skills. I do it because I like it but also because I believe I must keep learning to improve the content for the website. I have to do this courses in between jobs and hope to still have some time left for a private life. Because I might have the sexiest hottest wifey in the world, but it’s not worth much if I don’t have time to spend with her because I always have to sit behind the computer. Keeping mm-world and mm-gold separate besides our other projects and jobs, would give me even less time for a private life. Besides the time it needs, those courses cost several hundred dollars each (I’m not watching youtube tutorials), not including the software needed which easily doubles that amount.

      Melisa is posing erotic nude on the internet for all to see, and a lot of fans want more and more but for the same or less money. We hope you (and all others) can understand that she can’t do masturbation sets for the same price as open leg sets while at the same time, everything gets more expensive for us and we both have to decline other, sometimes well paid jobs. As you all know, Melisa actually stopped doing masturbation scenes a couple of years ago although it paid well. Because of the demand of her fans and members, she wants to do it exclusively for melisamendini-gold.com. The difference is that Melisa now doesn’t get paid by a producer to shoot the scene, but that we have to pay all to shoot the scene and hope we earn the investment back plus earn something on it, which depends fully on the support of our members. Before, when she shot for other producers, her work was done and she got paid after the scene was shot. Now shooting the set is not even half of the work and there is no certainty of a healthy ROI. So for Melisa, this is a big risk, to do something which she was well paid for before but actually stopped with, and now do it exclusively for the website but having to pay and arrange all ourselves.

      A lot of members want 4K, so we started offering 4K downloads without increasing the price of a membership although the equipment and storage space needed for it are more expensive. Then other members said they can’t play 4K on their computer so they asked to offer both full HD and 4K. I perfectly understand those members and we are more then willing to offer a solution for both preferences, but that solution means I need to render all twice (rendering isn’t done in a few minutes), almost double the work and time for preparing a post, we need 50 to 70% more storage space both on hard drives as on the server. We keep all content, also the RAW files stored on hard drives. Every set (photo + video) takes approximately between 70 and 100GB of storage space and each hard drive has to be backed up on another hard drive, preferably even on 2 extra hard drives. It’s true hard drives became cheaper the last years, but it’s still expensive to keep buying extra drives with this amount of data. Besides the need of extra storage, being able to edit 4K required a faster computer and special SSD to edit it. So even though we would love to, we are just not able to do that without increasing the price. If we would do that, and on top stick to the idea of having two separate sites with the increased workload and decreased time for other work, that would be financial suicide for us because almost all would double, except the membership price. We regularly get compared to other sites for which Melisa works or worked for such as ITC, Met-Art, Only Tease, but those sites are 1. much longer in business, 2. have hundreds of models so have a much bigger member base, 3. have several people working on it. Our site is just based on one model (with the occasional guest model) and we run it with the 2 of us (and a team of server admins because that’s Chinese to me).

      I hope you understand our decision a bit better now and hope to see you on mm-gold. No matter what you decide to do, we respect your decision and we thank you for all your support so far.

      Cheers
      David

  • astark
    Posted at 19:08h, 01 August

    Hi Kristina,

    In my case I’m happy to see different content and I’m looking forward for the new content. I think is a good idea to add variety in MMW now MM-gold.

    Cheers,
    Tony

    • Melisa Mendini
      Posted at 09:17h, 02 August

      Hello Tony, thank you very much for your comment.
      Thank you for your support with our new project.
      Wish you a great day.

  • puck68
    Posted at 20:37h, 01 August

    Congratulations on (almost) launching the Gold site! I am willing to pay more for quality and will happily become a full-year Platinum member when it is available. You’ve increased the quality to 4K and you’ll be giving us the masturbation content so many like. My only request is that with the increased cost (which, again, I am happy to pay), that we also get lots of creative ideas, like Red Hood and Pole Dance. With toys and other props, you can do wonderful plain-background shots that wouldn’t have the cost of exotic locations (but I’m sure those are fun locations!). All I’m saying is: Congratulations on taking the website to the next level… keep up the great quality and creativity, and I’m sure you’ll be successful. You certainly have my support. – Paul (Puck68)

    • Melisa Mendini
      Posted at 16:56h, 06 August

      Hello Paul, thank you a lot for your comment and your support to our new project. In half of August I hope to receive a good news, which will help us with a lot of new ideas 🙂 Hold the fingers crossed please 🙂 We do not plan any exotic locations this year.
      Thank you so much Paul, see you soon on MMG 🙂

  • _pedro_
    Posted at 18:42h, 11 August

    Hi Melisa
    So will any of the pics and vids be transferred to the New website ???
    Because I love all set on this website …You are a beauty

  • 39ring
    Posted at 18:10h, 12 August

    good bye

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