I think its pretty awesome that we had so many projects, and it did feel higher quality like some other already mentioned. My main issue was mostly that the videos were just too long, i watched maybe 20% or so at most simply because of that, i did watch all the short trailers though. Ways to make it more interesting would obviously be to edit the videos but that would probably be way too much work with this many projects. What you could do it have a sort of hack pitch before the lets play starts, explain in max 2 minutes what is special about your hack, why i should play it, what the basic story premise is, aswell as how far into development it is and if help is needed. Doesn’t have to be a nice trailer, doesn’t even have to even have much video, maybe just show a Diashow of screenshots. As things are now i don’t really know what half the hacks are even about, and having a short introduction like that would help me decide if i wanna spend an hour to learn more details about the project. Just have devs prepare a short introduction text like that and have the lets players read it out. Alternatively just put it into the description.
Another thing i think would be pretty nice is to have the videos be Youtube premieres instead of just releasing, with the 6h window between uploads the videos wouldn’t overlap, and it would give people the ability to immediately comment on things in live chat. Currently it seemed like you might get a few comments here and there out of which many are essentially just a general “Hey this looked cool”, “Good work”, or “the last promise 2” which are nice to hear and all, but don’t really tell the hack maker what the viewers liked. I think a premiere would just mean people are more willing to immediately comment on things they like or dislike which would just mean more overall feedback.
Lastly, i think it would be a good idea to try and work together with bigger FE Youtubers to atleast announce FEE3, or have them record one of the projects, as things are now you probably won’t see the event even happening unless it gets mentioned to you, you regularly check the forum, or are subscribed to the Youtube channel. If this already is the case then i missed it or i guess I’m just not subbed to all that many, in that case ignore this last one.
Big thanks to all the participants and organizers for making it happen though!