The title is irony.
Recently we had the very first ever SnibbeTracker
OHBs on BotB, and as usual I got excited about this new format for a moment. Until I actually tried it and got faced with huge disappointment. Some questions also came into my mind, mainly: Who approved this format? It has a miserable amount of flaws and bad design choices, including unconventional keyboard-only UI, loading/saving being an absolute clusterheck, and TOTAL lack of deeper than surface-level documentation. It doesn't even have undo, a must-have feature for any creative software that even a semi-competent programmer should be able to implement. This is obviously a half-assed tracker and the dev doesn't really care about developing the tool further, let alone fixing the existing issues to improve its usability (last update is from nearly 20 months ago - even MilkyTracker updates more frequently)
So finally it got me wondering:
Should we just find every single abandoned school project of a tracker software that exists on the interweb and make them all into individual BotB formats? Because if so, we should at least start from the ones considered relevant enough to make it to the modland archives.
In the end it's just another very limited fakechip tracker that has an uniquely abstruse keyboard layout, which is the only thing separating it from the hundred thousand other similiar hobbyist projects you can find on anyone's GitHub repo. When a new battle format gets added, it should first be reviewed to qualify as being generally meaningful and interesting format to battle with. Think of it this way: Is anybody ever going to get the gold medal badge, or will SnibbeTracker
be forgotten forever? Again, I don't know if such "review process" officially exists already, or if admins just add whatever and whenever they feel like without researching much into it, feel free to correct me.