Your favorite thing about botb (name only one!)
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Level 30 Chipist
post #109417 :: 2019.03.30 2:03pm
  azurglade, VinsCool, argarak, Galgox, YQN, Sinc-X and Lia liēkd this
there are a lot of cool things i really like about this site, but my most favorite thing might be the variety of musical styles. so many different people contributing their stuff on here and it feels like everyone has their own favorite genre and style, it almost never gets boring to listen to new (and old) entries.
additionally, themed battles (major and minor) which forces people to write stuff outside of their comfort zone.

i'm also interested in other peoples favorite botb-things! c:

(i know, there might be a thread about this topic already, but im too lazy to search for it.)
Level 23 Mixist
post #109418 :: 2019.03.30 2:09pm
  VinsCool, Yung Gotenks, argarak, YQN, kleeder and Sinc-X liēkd this
For me it's simply getting to hear lot of music, improving as an artist and always learning new stuff. Pretty straight-forward answer.
Level 23 Mixist
post #109419 :: 2019.03.30 2:10pm
  argarak, Sinc-X and kleeder liēkd this
That was more than one but all of those things are really important to me.
Level 28 Chipist
post #109420 :: 2019.03.30 2:12pm
  pedipanol, argarak and kleeder liēkd this
my favorite part is watching people get mad when majors inevitably get extensions

by which i actually mean ohbing obviouslyyyy but also just in general getting critique and feedback and making things people enjoy
Level 21 Chipist
post #109421 :: 2019.03.30 2:17pm
  A-zu-ra, kfaraday, gotoandplay, argarak, kleeder, petet and Sinc-X liēkd this
although this site forced me to make better music and brought me a lot of joy through puke's streams and the friendly nature of its community (great evenings with robyn's streams as well), i guess my fave thing about botb still is binge-playing keffie's entries
Level 24 Chipist
post #109422 :: 2019.03.30 2:36pm
  Savestate, YQN, gotoandplay, MiDoRi, Sinc-X and kleeder liēkd this
Personally, botb has given me a fresh perspective on my music again, I think it's really easy to get into the trap of just thinking that your music is absolutely amazing and just never letting yourself improve, if you've got no reference point. I felt like I was in that place before botb, where I thought that everything I made was great even though there was still a lot of room for improvement.

I haven't been making music for very long (on and off for about 1-2 years) but I think for the few months I've been on botb I've improved more than I did for the entirety of last year. This community is so lovely and supportive that I always keep coming back to make more stuff and taking part in more ohbs/majors <3

(sorry if I said more than one thing lol)
Level 27 Renderist
post #109423 :: 2019.03.30 3:04pm
  YQN, Chip Champion, Jimmyoshi, argarak, Schallwelle, MiDoRi, Sinc-X and kleeder liēkd this
smart people
Level 27 Chipist
post #109424 :: 2019.03.30 3:16pm
  Zillah, Savestate, b00daw, argarak, Galgox, Tobikomi, gotoandplay, MiDoRi, tennisers, Yung Gotenks, Lia, kleeder and Sinc-X liēkd this
Learning to make music for a variety of chips.
Level 25 Chipist
post #109425 :: 2019.03.30 3:34pm
  YQN, argarak, MiDoRi, kleeder and Lia liēkd this
There's so many things I love about BotB, I could do a big write-up about what this site has personally done for me. I was thinking of doing that after Winter Chip XIV ended but forgot to get around to doing it...

But one thing I love about BotB is the variety of different formats to go for. It's a lot of fun to explore other tools with different restrictions in place, and those limits inspire me to get creative and find the best way to make x soundchip sound good. This site does a good job at encouraging exploration, especially with how the battles are organized.
Level 22 Pixelist
post #109426 :: 2019.03.30 4:29pm
  ipi, Savestate and b00daw hæitd this
  Modus Ponens, Slimeball, MiDoRi, Galgox and kleeder liēkd this
It has anime avatars!

But in all seriousness, aside of what others have already said, it's also the uniqueness. It's probably the most peculiar and most fun one among all vintage computer music and arts-centered places with specific charm to it
Level 27 Chipist
post #109427 :: 2019.03.30 5:17pm
  ipi, Xaser, Modus Ponens, MiDoRi, Lia, Galgox, Savestate, tennisers, petet, b00daw, argarak and kleeder liēkd this
it gives motivation to do stuff+

Level 21 Chipist
post #109434 :: 2019.03.30 8:57pm
  Modus Ponens, Chip Champion, chinanewyr, VinsCool and kleeder liēkd this
it's "git gud" in a good way
Level 15 Chipist
post #109435 :: 2019.03.30 9:12pm
  Galgox, argarak, pandavova, MiDoRi and kleeder liēkd this
The community is really cool, and this is nice for noobs like me struggling to make music. Everyone is friendly and helpful, and very chill to befriend.
Level 29 Chipist
post #109436 :: 2019.03.30 9:17pm
  chinanewyr, Tilde, Modus Ponens, Zillah, argarak, MiDoRi, kleeder, Galgox, Sinc-X and VinsCool liēkd this
most of us are used to it by now, but this site's layout is so frickin whack. i love it
Level 15 Chipist
post #109437 :: 2019.03.30 9:22pm
  Galgox, argarak, pandavova, MiDoRi and kleeder liēkd this
The site layout was what turned me off for a long time, and I regret being a member for such a long time before actually becoming active and make crappy tunes,

So much regrets D:

I actually love it now lol
Level 23 Grafxicist
post #109443 :: 2019.03.31 4:16am
  YQN, MiDoRi, VinsCool, Savestate, argarak, kleeder and Lia liēkd this
Getting to hear a lot of really good songs that I wouldn't get to otherwise
Level 22 Chipist
post #109450 :: 2019.03.31 9:22am
  kfaraday, DCT Master, Zillah, YQN, argarak and kleeder liēkd this
The community.
I love you all.
Level 9 Playa
post #109451 :: 2019.03.31 9:31am
  GoldenDenis, YQN and kleeder liēkd this
As underground music fan there is so much to explore and to listen to - and you can meet every time nice people :)
Level 20 Criticist
post #109454 :: 2019.03.31 1:56pm
  YQN, argarak, Sinc-X, kleeder and Lia liēkd this
Level 24 Chipist
post #109460 :: 2019.03.31 10:47pm
  chinanewyr, Jadakra, pandavova, GoldenDenis, Slimeball, Sinc-X, argarak and YQN liēkd this
  kleeder hæitd this
my favorite thing about butt is that it is round
Level 8 Playa
post #109461 :: 2019.04.01 4:43am
  pandavova, kleeder and argarak liēkd this
you say you like botb, but do you like botb enough to show botb to people just walking by on the street? i think not
Level 28 Renderist
post #109467 :: 2019.04.01 3:24pm
  VinsCool, MiDoRi and kleeder liēkd this
What do I like about Bottle of the Bobs? I'm not sure, mjen....

I like myself some bobs, but I also like the bottle... Both of them are important to me!
Level 16 Chipist
post #109471 :: 2019.04.02 8:36am
  mootbooxle, VinsCool, MiDoRi, argarak, pandavova and kleeder liēkd this
I like when it's not 1st April, so I can access this site properly in my cellphone. Oh boy...
Level 6 Chipist
post #109473 :: 2019.04.02 12:09pm
  chinanewyr, Sinc-X, MiDoRi, VinsCool, argarak, kleeder and Galgox liēkd this
I love it when people upload their source files and I get to take peek behind the magic of it all.
Sadly I haven't seen many OHB so I haven't been able to take part properly. And the ones that I've seen are during my work hours. Would be nice to have an alert system.
Level 29 Chipist
post #109492 :: 2019.04.03 4:40am
  Sinc-X, Xyz, argarak, Jadakra and kleeder liēkd this
follow @battleofthebits or @botb_battles on twitter and turn on notifs
Level 23 Renderist
post #109504 :: 2019.04.03 6:44pm
  Sinc-X, argarak, b00daw and kleeder liēkd this
ah, this is hard.

madness? Diversity? masters? n00bs? oddballs?

I'm going with Open-mindness
Level 24 Chipist
post #109505 :: 2019.04.03 9:50pm
  Sinc-X, MiDoRi, argarak and kleeder liēkd this
I can relate to many things that were said here so in addiction to those, I guess my favorite thing is the fact that the community is the only place I feel comfortable nerding out and having cool discussions about soundchips and etc.
Level 18 Chipist
post #109521 :: 2019.04.04 2:54pm
  VinsCool, Slimeball, Sinc-X, MiDoRi, Jadakra, argarak and kleeder liēkd this
The community, by far...

(Yeah, and anime avatars. That makes two).
Level 27 Chipist
post #109527 :: 2019.04.04 4:30pm
  VinsCool, Karmic, Sinc-X, Yung Gotenks, MiDoRi, argarak and kleeder liēkd this
all I can think of is ohbs
Level 23 Chipist
post #109534 :: 2019.04.05 12:23pm
  YQN, Sinc-X, VinsCool, argarak, MiDoRi, Yung Gotenks and kleeder liēkd this
actually improving at music and learning new things is pretty nice
Level 22 Samplist
post #109536 :: 2019.04.05 1:25pm
  Sinc-X, argarak and kleeder liēkd this
listening to all y'allls botb original music, sometimes I gotta hold back the tears (-: Thank you all!!!!!!
Level 24 Chipist
post #109543 :: 2019.04.05 6:04pm
  Sinc-X, argarak, kleeder, MiDoRi, Lia and VinsCool liēkd this
I love how talented yet humble and friendly everyone is. :)
Level 18 Chipist
post #109615 :: 2019.04.09 2:55am
  A-zu-ra, Sinc-X, argarak, VinsCool, Galgox, flewkey and kleeder liēkd this
Honesty. No one's gonna be acting like your stuff is better than it is or upvoting you because you're nice or something. That's something that seriously helped me level up.
Level 30 Mixist
post #109657 :: 2019.04.11 5:46am
  MiDoRi, Sinc-X, argarak and kleeder liēkd this
I love how BOTB has pushed my creativity into new areas and broken a lot of boundaries for me!
Level 8 Mixist
post #109658 :: 2019.04.11 7:02am
  Soulox, YQN, argarak, Galgox, MiDoRi, tennisers and kleeder liēkd this
the fact that a few people are willing to give so much of their time and energy to both develop and moderate a community in a way that pleases most/all of it's participants, without asking for much in return.

thank you, all admins and moderators
Level 15 Mixist
post #109660 :: 2019.04.11 8:23am
  kleeder liēkd this
shawnphase's incredibly shitty knees
Level 7 Playa
post #109662 :: 2019.04.11 9:24am
  argarak and kleeder liēkd this
It's friendly community
Level 27 Renderist
post #109666 :: 2019.04.11 2:20pm
  Modus Ponens, argarak, Lia, tennisers and kleeder liēkd this
how people keep coming back
Level 19 Chipist
post #109670 :: 2019.04.11 5:52pm
  Modus Ponens, petet, DCT Master, argarak, Lia and kleeder liēkd this
the game jams
Level 24 Chipist
post #109671 :: 2019.04.11 5:59pm
  YQN, Titan of Plasma, DCT Master, argarak and kleeder liēkd this
Level 31 chipist
post #109673 :: 2019.04.12 4:08pm
  xterm, Modus Ponens, Xaser, YQN, Maximemoring, tennisers, argarak, Savestate and kleeder liēkd this
using game mechanics to trick me into making music
Level 30 Chipist
post #118760 :: 2020.03.28 3:10pm :: edit 2020.03.28 3:10pm
  Xaser, Maximemoring, xterm and VinsCool liēkd this
good evening.
here are 2 reasons why i bump this:
1. i want more people to tell me and the world why they like botb
2. its almost april 1st again and we all know what the thread name will look like on that date :)
Level 27 Chipist
post #118762 :: 2020.03.28 7:59pm
  kleeder and xterm liēkd this
gives me a reason to muck about with different stuff
Level 25 Mixist
post #118763 :: 2020.03.28 11:48pm
  Jakerson and YQN liēkd this
I name my favorite thing James
Level 9 Chipist
post #118764 :: 2020.03.29 12:27am
  Xyz, Baron Knoxburry and xterm liēkd this
Level 10 Criticist
post #118765 :: 2020.03.29 12:47am
  hanna, VinsCool, Modus Ponens, xterm, YQN and kleeder liēkd this
You guys; the community.

For making such amazing music free of charge for the fun of it, which is greatly appreciated by people like me who adores music but can't afford any of it. (there's also the fact that y'all are nice people, but who cares about that)
Level 24 Chipist
post #118796 :: 2020.03.29 8:10pm
  VinsCool, argarak and kleeder liēkd this
my real answer is that the compos give me an excuse to have a fun time making random tunes even if i feel like i'm just repeating myself
Level 25 Mixist
post #118801 :: 2020.03.30 2:27am
  hanna, xterm, tennisers, argarak, YQN and kleeder liēkd this
( ゚^゚) if not for this site, i probably would've just used fl studio forever
Level 18 Chipist
post #118806 :: 2020.03.31 10:09am
  kleeder liēkd this
I love participating and everything, but I think in recent years I have really come to love my favorites playlist. It's really got some of the best music that I have heard.
Level 20 Criticist
post #118821 :: 2020.03.31 8:26pm
  DevEd and kleeder liēkd this
Level 27 Chipist
post #118825 :: 2020.04.01 12:43am
  VinsCool, Maximemoring, mk7 and kleeder liēkd this
I'm not much of a butt person myself

oh, you mean botb? Well I think I can honestly say that my exposure to chiptune writing/FamiTracker has actually impacted on my writing for live instruments. The ability to have micro-control over every single note and waveform, and the amount of detail that you can therefore put into chiptunes, has led to me experimenting much more with mixing instruments/sounds, and I also now think a lot more about the small details and putting colour variation into every single note rather than just treating the whole melodic line as if it needs to be played the same way all the way through. The pieces I wrote in my second year of my masters degree would not have been the same at all if I hadn't been exposed to botb.
Level 18 Chipist
post #118828 :: 2020.04.01 9:39am
  DevEd liēkd this
I like to think that exposure to butt has improved us all in some way
Level 29 Chipist
post #118829 :: 2020.04.01 12:12pm
  Maximemoring, YQN and kleeder liēkd this
i'm really just thankful for all the sounds the botb community has given my ears
Level 23 Chipist
post #118832 :: 2020.04.01 3:56pm
  tennisers, mk7 and kleeder liēkd this
honestly botb is so cool like what's cooler than botb?!
Level 25 Chipist
post #118833 :: 2020.04.01 5:01pm
  VinsCool, argarak, Maximemoring, tennisers, Modus Ponens, mk7 and kleeder liēkd this
BotB is comfy =w=
Level 10 Criticist
post #119683 :: 2020.04.24 10:39pm
  VinsCool and Oli liēkd this
Yay! Happy Galgox is best Galgox
Level 9 Mixist
post #119686 :: 2020.04.25 2:07am
  mk7 and VinsCool liēkd this
Level 18 Chipist
post #119696 :: 2020.04.25 12:21pm
  VinsCool and Oli liēkd this
Level 19 Mixist
post #119780 :: 2020.04.27 6:05am
  mk7, Baron Knoxburry and VinsCool liēkd this
Level 10 Chipist
post #119982 :: 2020.05.04 7:05am
  ipi, Yung Gotenks, Baron Knoxburry and kleeder liēkd this
You get exposure by uploading instead of having to rely on an algorithm
Level 8 Playa
post #119999 :: 2020.05.05 4:44am
  kleeder and mk7 liēkd this
the Lyceum is really useful.
Level 10 Mixist
post #120000 :: 2020.05.05 4:50am :: edit 2020.05.05 4:50am
  kleeder liēkd this
i really like how the lyceum lists all these tools for me to download and then decide I hate

also this post is #120000 O__o
Level 6 Mixist
post #120009 :: 2020.05.05 12:26pm
Level 22 Chipist
post #120112 :: 2020.05.07 2:18pm :: edit 2020.05.07 2:20pm
  kleeder liēkd this
For me it's focus on hardware accuracy and encouragement to compose for a variety of platforms.

And annoying puke to fix the IP tables!
Level 18 Mixist
post #120115 :: 2020.05.07 2:38pm
  kleeder and Galgox liēkd this
i like when number go up
Level 8 Criticist
post #120118 :: 2020.05.07 3:09pm

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