I posted this in the wrong thread, here's the conversation so far
I can do ocarina items perfectly anywhere else, but for some reason whenever I backflip into the blue warp in Gohma's lair and try to OI I just draw my sword and walk in. Any idea what I'm doing wrong here?
You are most likely doing something in the setup wrong and landing too far in the warp
This, and/or you're doing OI too slowly. There's a slightly smaller window for doing OI into a blue warp than there is if you're just doing it normally to play a song.
I'm still struggling with it. Sometimes I just draw my sword and walk in, but I've also had it so I pull the bugs out, which keeps me broken from the warp, but takes up too much time and so I get warped.
I think when I just pull the bugs out, it means I'm doing OI too late, and not getting the sword input in. I thought pulling my sword out meant I was doing it too soon (cutting off the input of the bottle somehow) but I also tested doing OI really fast and I can do it even if I do it immediately after backflipping.
I'm definitely not landing too far in, considering I'm landing in it at the very outer cusp of the port and still failing somehow, and I've tried two different setup methods to the letter. I figure it has to be my input or timing somehow, but I have no idea how to change it. Thoughts or insight?
EDIT: I figured it out. The window for OI starts pretty much on the same frame as you begin your backflip, and I really have been starting way too late and thus haven't been getting OI in fast enough. Thanks for the tips!