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User Info: Haste_2

Haste_2
1 month ago#61
If 256 is what people want, then I don't have a problem with it.

azuarc posted...
And speaking for myself, what happens when I'm listening for VGMC, I'm listening impatiently because I'm just doing my duty of listening to a song so I can say if I enjoyed it more than the other.

DragonImps posted...
I usually listen intently, without doing anything else, but I still find it difficult to retain the music or think of things to say about it most of the time.
One of the big problems with VGMC in general is that fact that most people are evaluating the music in each match based on their first, maybe second, listen, in the first round. As everyone should know, it takes multiple listens over a period of time for music to grow on you. (also, sometimes you get excited about some songs on your first listen, but then afterwards you realize you don't like it that much)

I came up with an idea a couple of months ago: I would be happy to assist with this problem by posting a weekly pre-voting VGMC playlist in the results topic. For example, a week before the contest begins I will create a Youtube playlist with only the music for the first seven days of the contest. I would then keep doing this every week until all the first round matches are done. Then hopefully most users will listen through the music a couple of times. beforehand, even if it just plays in the background as they do other activities.

Sure, you could say creating a 192/256-sized playlist of all the music could accomplish the same thing...however, I think it is less convenient and less helpful to do it that way. Of course, having a full list is definitely helpful, as well!

But... man. I don't like the idea of anyone voting when they aren't giving their full attention to the music...unless they can easily tell which music they like more, of course.
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(edited 1 month ago)

User Info: azuarc

azuarc
1 month ago#62
Clearly the answer is to have swiss rounds.
VGMC13 champion: Ar Nosurge - Class::EXSPHERE_NOSURGE;
Team Rocket Elite 1 month ago#63
azuarc posted...
Clearly the answer is to have swiss rounds.


8 Swiss rounds. 128 matches a day. Top 16 cut. Let's do this.
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User Info: PIayer_0

PIayer_0
1 month ago#64
azuarc posted...
And speaking for myself, what happens when I'm listening for VGMC, I'm listening impatiently because I'm just doing my duty of listening to a song so I can say if I enjoyed it more than the other.
This definitely happens to me too! It's not every single match (maybe because I've got the newcomer enthusiasm); it depends on how my day's been and if I've got other stuff to do at the time. It's days like those when I welcome the sub-3 minute songs and dread the appearance of uploads with length exceeding 5:59. 2 matches feels like the sweet spot for me, because it tends to be ~15 minutes of listening and 4 songs is about how many I can have floating around in my head for when I review the day and comment on its matches.

I might feel less exhausted by 3 or 4 matches if each "day" ran for 48 hours, but new topics still went up every 24 hours. It doesn't actually change how much you have to listen to each day on average, but at least I'd get an extra day to schedule my "VGMC voting" timeslot or spread it out over two sessions.
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User Info: FL81

FL81
1 month ago#65
azuarc posted...
Clearly the answer is to have swiss rounds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOSowqvesks this is not a nomination, just the first YouTube search result for "switzerland vgm"
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User Info: Mac Arrowny

Mac Arrowny
1 month ago#66
Team Rocket Elite posted...
Do people tend to stop what they are doing to focus on the song when listening? I tend put them on in the background while doing other things on GameFAQs. So adding another match doesn't really change much for me.


Yeah, they're always background music for me.
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User Info: GameBopAdv

GameBopAdv
1 month ago#67
I agree with those saying that going down to 128 songs total feels a bit small to me. Don't really have much of an opinion as far as number of matches per day stuff though

Also replace VSR Dual Rewind with:
Oh Jeez, Oh No, My Rabbits Are Gone! - The Deep Woods
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZdQnJI3VJs
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User Info: azuarc

azuarc
1 month ago#68
Currently 76 songs, I believe.
VGMC13 champion: Ar Nosurge - Class::EXSPHERE_NOSURGE;
Chrono Trigger - Undersea Palace:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMpxY9089qw

Street Fighter Alpha 2 Gold - Theme of Sakura:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPgCfmvWCkY

Gitaroo Man - The Legendary Theme (Acoustic):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zacUcCCOoRw

Thrust (Atari 2600) - Title Screen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNXTJUfZNBY

Chrono Cross - Radical Dreamers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBE3c9X0BoA



Don't really have any input on rule changes. I'll just go along with whatever.
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User Info: loweffortmemes

loweffortmemes
1 month ago#70
I could've sworn I had at least 5 songs planned originally, but I can only think of 4 that I knew I wanted to nominate. I guess I'll just throw in another song that I think might do well just to gauge your opinion.

Rewrite - Deep Forest
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5cgX1Pxx-U

7th Dragon III Code: VFD - ChR√łNiClESeVeN
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTJpnyH1CpM

Mahoutsukai no Yoru - Five
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nTGcpO2NsY

Utawarerumono - A Journey That Is Only Yours
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juiem0L6oRE

Final Fantasy XIV - Equilibrium
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T1k-9UvdlU

I'm still not sure what "azuarc music" really sounds like, but I have a feeling that none of these songs count as that. Still, hopefully you'll see some potential in at least one of these songs for contest success!
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