Dungeon Door Requirement
The Dungeon Door Requirement (DDR) ruleset is a glitched ruleset designed specifically with randomizer in mind. While the ruleset utilizes glitches, it is meant to be played using glitchless logic; this means that racers of glitchless rulesets (e.g., Standard and GGJ) can immediately play and learn alongside DDR racers.
There are multiple motivations behind creating this ruleset:
- Provide an opportunity within the randomizer context for players to learn glitches. Because the ruleset is meant to be played with glitchless logic, racers can play with any level of glitch knowledge. It also provides opportunity for new racers to learn glitches off of more experiences players.
- Provide a set of quality-of-life glitches (e.g., various clips and speed strats), allowing for faster play and for one-use items (e.g., Ruto's Letter and Longshot) to no longer be required.
- Provide opportunities to bypass the logic without straying too far from it. If the racer has caught onto the logic of the seed, then the racer can utilize certain glitches to bypass certain checks (Example: bypassing finding Requiem in order to get an item in child Spirit Temple). This will also allow for high-risk, high-reward plays to recover from mistakes.
- Item Manipulation:
- Reverse Bottle Adventure (RBA)
- Bottle Adventure (BA)
- Get Item Manipulation (GIM)
- Wrong Warp
- Stale Reference Manipulation (SRM)
- Platform Exclusive Tricks (such as Deku Sticks as Adult, Bombchus Out of Bounds, Emulator Cheats, etc.)
- Duping Collectable Items, such as:
- Skull Duping
- Bottle Duping
- Repeating Item Checks (e.g., Duping Man on Roof HP)
- Hovering off the ground by using ISG in combination with a damage source (e.g., Bomb/Chu hovers, guay hover, bari hover, etc.)
- Anything other than sword on B (beyond normal cases, such as minigames)
- Collection Delay (e.g., Gold Scale from child fishing)
- Equip Swapping (e.g., Hammer as Child, Boomerang as Adult)
- Action Swapping
In the completion of each seed, two dungeon requirements must be met: the dungeon entrance requirement and the boss key requirement.
Dungeon Entrance Requirement
All dungeons must be opened their intended way (as defined below), so any glitch that gains entry to these dungeons prematurely are not allowed. For the purposes of this ruleset, a “dungeon” refers to locations containing a blue warp (Deku Tree, Dodongo's Cavern, Jabu-Jabu's Belly, Forest Temple, Fire Temple, Water Temple, Shadow Temple, and Spirit Temple) and Ganon’s Castle. This means that Bottom of the Well, Ice Cavern, and Gerudo Training Grounds are not restricted in their access. If the Trials are on, there is no need to complete any of them.
Below is a list of requirements that must be met in order to enter each dungeon:
- Deku Tree - Walk into the Deku Tree’s open mouth when the tree is in a fully loaded state (the hover boost to Deku Tree as adult, e.g., is not allowed)
- Dodongo’s Cavern - To enter as child, the rock must be blown up before entering. As adult, the dungeon is already open and is free to enter.
- Jabu-Jabu's Belly - Jabu must be fully loaded into the scene and presented with a fish in order to activate the "Entering Jabu" cutscene. Any method to clip into Jabu as child is not allowed, nor is any method to enter Jabu as adult. However, methods to clip past King Zora in order to reach Zora's Fountain are permitted, so long as they are not within the banned glitch set listed above.
- Forest Temple - Use hookshot on the tree to reach the ledge. Bomb hovers cannot be used to enter the temple as they are globally banned in this ruleset.
- Fire Temple - Simply walk into the temple.
- Water Temple - The gate must be opened using hookshot or longshot before entering. The temple can then be entered by passing through the open gate using Iron Boots, Ocarina Dive, Gold Scale, etc. Glitches such as a ledge clip to enter Water Temple from behind the loading zone are not allowed, even if the gate has already been opened.
- Shadow Temple - The door to Shadow must be opened by lighting the torches outside (with Din’s, Fire Arrows, Quick Putaway, etc.). While a Hookshot Jump can still be used as a means to reach the Nocturne platform, sidehopping over the loading zone to prevent the Shadow Temple door from loading is not allowed.
- Spirit Temple - Simply walk in (note that Spirit Hovers cannot be used to reach the Colossus hands as hovers are globally banned in this ruleset).
- Ganon’s Castle - Open the Rainbow bridge per the requirements used when generating the randomizer seed (Hovering to Ganon's Castle, for example, is not allowed as they are globally banned in this ruleset).
Boss Key Requirement
If a player wishes to enter a boss room locked by a boss key (including Ganondorf), the door MUST be opened with the corresponding boss key. This means that all boss key skips are banned. This requirement does not apply to child dungeons (i.e., Deku Tree, Dodongo's Cavern, and Jabu) as the boss doors do not have boss keys, so access to bosses in child dungeons is unrestricted.
Tips and Advice
- Savescumming is allowed and encouraged. Use savescumming to utilize keys more efficiently (e.g., as in Gerudo Training Grounds).
- The glitchless logic is not designed to be used with glitches, so there are a few places where using glitches can softlock the seed. The most notable example: in Shadow Temple, you can use a Gate Clip to clip past the strength block in the boat room. Depending on the key logic, using a key in this area to go to Bongo-Bongo or to the room with the Gibdos can potentailly keylock the dungeon. Be sure to save before opening those doors in the back.
- Just because an area is accessible with glitches does not mean you should go there. The glitches add movement options, but can also be a massive time loss.
- While the addition of glitches can speed up gameplay, being able to read the logic of the seed is still important. Use the logic to guide which glitches to use to finish the seed quickly and efficiently.