Expanding on "eh"
Ik I'm just new here, but I dont like this, lol
the system is already uh, fucking weird
It requires great amounts of boons to start hosting
(been here for like a month and I have 30 entries ( not counting some pb ones) that's one ohb every day)
I have 130 boons.
So basically, (assuming I dont do majors and get boons from it) if I wanted to host my first battle without asking someone else to lend/give boons, I'd have to keep going at this pace for.... 6 months more.
(I am not complaining here, just saying the boons you get from OHBs as a participant, are nothing compared to what you get from hosting)
So that means that basically the real gatekeeper for who is able to host XHBs is the community. If you like some bloke enough and they want to host, and you have boons , you lend/give and it works out.
This is not a bad thing at all however. And I feel like boonsaving is just an extension of the community work, keeping the wonky system in balance.
Stretching a bit there, but if ,like, Tenn hosts a sunvox 2HB with a good bitpack and warns in advance, but two of the rare people interested of that format that said they would be there can't for some reason, you can be sure I'll boonsave in a heartbeat
Also : "(It makes sure that the host is aware of the risk to host a stupid battle idea in a stupid format at a stupid time.)"
I know you're kind of kidding, but there are no stupid formats, and honestly even though it does prevent bots & trolls from hosting willy nilly I strongly feel like actual musical people often avoid hosting what they actually want to make because of that rule, and this is exactly why I'm ok with boonsaving, from my new user perspective