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    Question Is "Aero" too Final Fantasy to use?

    As those who remember my elixir thread may know, I plan on creating an RPG, which takes inspiration from Final Fantasy in places, while still being its own thing as much as possible. The magic system will include elemental attacks, (which already borrow from Final Fantasy in that they are "Element, Element 2, Element 3"), some of which are called what they are, and some are given relevant names.

    For the wind element, would you say naming them "Aero" is too Final Fantasy? I do want people to see that I got inspiration from FF, but I don't want directly copy with things that are "officially" theirs (hence why I didn't want to use elixir, because I couldn't call its counter part a "megalixir"), so is calling a wind element spell "Aero" a too officially FF thing to use?

    I contemplated calling the wind spells "Gust" or "Gale", but neither of them sound right at the moment, and having a spell called "Wind" sounds stupid to me...

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    Yes. And what's more, Gust and Gale are both much better than Aero.

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    You should call it "Aeroth" which is more technically accurate anyway

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    What about "Breeze"? It's a light wind, without having to mention the word wind itself. "Breeze 2" & "Breeze 3" would emphasise the more powerful bursts of wind.
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    Flurry 1, Flurry 2, Flurry 3?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Spuuky View Post
    You should call it "Aeroth" which is more technically accurate anyway
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    Thank you for the suggestions, everyone. I think out of all of them, I'll go with "Flurry", I didn't even think of that, but I love it. It just looks right, to me.

    It also occurred to me while you were all answering, do you think I should change the "Cure" spells to another word that means cure, like "Heal" or something, or can I get away with "Cure" as it's an everyday enough word?

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    "Aid" could work for "Cure". It's one of the least common synonyms I've seen. Recover, Heal, and Cure are all pretty common, though. Wouldn't be taken as just Final Fantasy, I don't think.
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    I don't see anything wrong with using Aero. It's not like 'Ultima' or 'Firaga'.

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    Flurry sounds too much like a snow thing to me. I really like Breeze, Gust, Gale as a progression. Ultimately, it's your decision, but Flurry isn't going to send the message you want. A lot of people will assume it's an Ice spell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket Edge View Post
    I don't see anything wrong with using Aero. It's not like 'Ultima' or 'Firaga'.
    Wiki says that Aero basically means air or flight, so don't see how it should be a Final Fantasy only thing. :/





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    Quote Originally Posted by maybee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket Edge View Post
    I don't see anything wrong with using Aero. It's not like 'Ultima' or 'Firaga'.
    Wiki says that Aero basically means air or flight, so don't see how it should be a Final Fantasy only thing. :/
    Yeah I mean it's also a chocolate bar so it's definitely not just a Final Fantasy thing xD

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    I don't think it really matters since Square didn't invent the use of "Aero" but "Gust" and "Gale" are definitely better.

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    Wind really doesn't effect anything at a low velocity like Blow or Gust or Breeze. Wind's damaging nature comes into play at significantly higher speeds wherein it usually ends up colliding with an oppositely-directed wind. Maelstrom and Tornado pretty much mean the same thing but they should be enough to suffice. You should only need one wind spell unless your wind spell is simply a non-damaging knockback attack. Then you could use something like Blow or Burst... or Gale maybe.

    For Cure, it's use never made sense to me. I think of Cure as the treatment of ailments whereas Heal or Recover would mean restoration from injury.

    I agree Flurry sounds like a cold attack, although I much prefer Freeze. Also for fire: Flare. For earth: Rupture. For water: Cascade

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    I mean, even light breezes can be destructive.
    ...Over thousands of years.
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