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BUCKET_FRAGMENTS flag has been replaced with
BUCKET_LIST. Players can configure a set of objectives which will unlock the bucket at the end of time. The bucket will lead to a boss rush of Mammon Machine, Zeal2, Lavos2, and Lavos3. There will be the usual save point inside of Lavos prior to Lavos2. Aside from choosing the number of objectives present and required to unlock the bucket, the following two options are also available.
More details on the flag and objectives are on the Bucket List page.
Gear rando was widely criticized for being too easy and too high-variance. Much of the gear randomization algorithm has changed to try to keep the flag enjoyable while addressing these complaints.
Rather than +/-/?, gear will roll from -5 to +5. Each +1 carries with it +10% (subject to change) damage/critical/defense increase. The negative effects are similar but are chosen as reciprocals of the positive bonuses. For example, a +5 would give +50% stats (x1.5) while a -5 gives -33% stats (x0.66).
There are a few extra rules.
Every non-accessory goes through the +/- 5 process. Some gear has additional randomization prior to that.
Each character only has one weapon in each tier in a gear rando seed. There are a few motivations for this change.
A side effect of this change is that a character’s starting weapon can be slightly random. For example if Marle’s low tier bow is chosen to be an Iron Bow, then her starting weapon will be also be changed to an Iron Bow.
The quest is still activated by turning in the prismshard to the king in 600 AD. The scene where the king agrees to watch over the shell is shortened. Upon turning the shard in, the Guardia Castle in 1000 AD changes as usual, but the behavior is slightly different.
It’s awful when the JetsOfTime appear at the Snail Stop or the Lazy Carpenter. Taking inspiration from FF1R, we put the Epoch in a gated location so that an early Jets does not mean early flight. After obtaining the JetsOfTime, talking to the bashers on the Blackbird dock in Zeal will trigger the boss fight on the flying Epoch. After winning the fight, players are returned to the 12k BC overworld with a flying Epoch.
At the moment, this change requires the new experimental UNLOCKED_SKYGATES flag to be enabled.
The following flags were designed for use in Vanilla Rando mode, but they may be useful in standard jets. After the description of each flag is some editorialization about whether the change is actually good for gameplay.
UNLOCKED_SKYGATES: The skygates leading to and from Zeal are always unlocked instead of requiring completion of Tyrano Lair or Magus’s Castle. (With Epoch Fail, see “Epoch Fail Rework” above)
ADD_SUNKEEP_SPOT: The Sun Keep in 2300 becomes a KI spot. The Moon Stone will charge into a random item and the Sun Stone will be obtainable independent of the Moon Stone.
ADD_BEKKLER_SPOT: The clone game in the Millenial Fair becomes a KI spot. Upon obtaining the C. Trigger, Bekkler will offer you a random KI for playing the clone game (no silver points required). The KI is obtained by picking it up in Crono’s room.
RESTORE_TOOLS: Adds the Tools back to the KI pool as a requirement for fixing NR.
ADD_CYRUS_SPOT: Talking to Cyrus’s grave with Frog will not give Frog a stat boost but instead will reward a KI.
RESTORE_JOHNNY_RACE: Adds Johnny back to Lab 32. Foot access to Lab32 is blocked without the Bike Key (new KI).
ADD_RACELOG_SPOT: Puts a KI into the vanilla Race Log chest. Designed to be used with
RESTORE_JOHNNY_RACEto make up for the added KI.
ADD_OZZIE_SPOT: Adds a KI to Ozzie’s Fort after the cat drop.
SPLIT_ARRIS_DOME: Adds the Seed to the KI Pool. Adds a KI spot to the corpse in the Arris Dome food locker (vanilla Seed spot). Arris dome now has two KIs: One after defeating Guardian and checking the corpse and another after checking the bike champ computer and bringing the Seed to Doan.
VANILLA_DESERT: Requires talking to the plant lady in Zeal palace to get the Sunken Desert to appear.
VANILLA_ROBO_RIBBON: Removes the RoboRibbon as a KI. Adds the vanilla Atropos’s ribbon buff (+3 speed, +10 mdef) after defeating Atropos (not Atropos as Twins). If Atropos is not in the seed, then the buff is obtained after defeating the boss of Geno Dome.
At the moment there is only one new cosmetic option:
AUTO_RUN. When this flag is set, the player will move at run speed by default and will walk when the run button is held.
A few scripts have been shortened to have a smoother play experience.