Eh, the first step is just having more people around. Making it better doesn't necessarily mean changing things up. Personally I like this format and wouldn't want to upload a video on YouTube or anything (and certainly not on the top 20, which suddenly seems to be the focus because of how Nintendo-centric it is), though I have considered maybe including links to music from the games here on the OP. The issue there would be that having embed YouTube videos would make the post way too bloated, but you can change the dimensions of the videos so maybe it can be fixed... is it possible to reduce it to the point where you only get the player bar visible? That would be perfect, maybe I should check if it's possible sometime. Then again, doing that would pose quite an issue for me in terms of workload given how many of those games I haven't played, and consequently don't know the soundtrack of.
Well I was thinking only one video for Top 20, that plays like a montage. Not 20 separate videos.
But on the note of having only the player bar visible, I don't know if that's possible with Youtube videos, but I do know that I've done that on another forum some years ago. I don't recall what site was used to host the tracks, or if it was an innate forum feature, but it was possible to post mp3 links that were just a Play/Pause button + volume slider and progress bar that doesn't take up much space. So in theory I know it's something that's possible to do. Just don't know if it can be done on this particular forum, and how. If I recall correctly, the player bar looked like Windows Media Player.
We used that for a game where people would listen to a snippet from a game's OST, and guess which game it was from.
Yeah, getting more people interested in participating would be more important, since I think it already looks great the way it is.
Do you show the list of like the Top 10 games from the previous year in the OP of the voting topic? I don't recall seeing that when reading through the rules for this year.
Also, I'll PayPal you $20 to rig the polls to make Majora's Mask the #1 Zelda game.