@Everything above. This is exactly what I feared would happen by responding. But since the damage is already done I may as well reply.
Alrite Kuugen, I will respond to you with a bit more respect than you have given to me. You comment about not knowing what the design looks like is a good one because it illustrates the point that you might not have wanted to write me a message based upon ignorance. And naming a spell and giving it an accompanying animation has little to do with the type of damage it does. Shadow Flare...is it dark-based or fire-based? No but I'd say that the name suits the animation perfectly. Get my point? I included spells that are based on Shout and Shoot so that when you encounter enemies that seem to be strong agaisnt traditional magic spells, you have an alternative group of spells to choose from. Laser makes sense because the animation is a laser...y'know like Tail Laser and W-Laser...did you object the these spells being in the game before I made them available to the player? Im not arguing that a Laser Beam isn't a focused beam of light...but wtf does that have to do with my game? I am not trying to avoid criticism I am trying to scold you for your rudeness. As Kudistos said, you have been running around the forums telling people they suck or their work is stupid. I'm pretty sure thats frowned upon. Like I said before, if you would have provided Constructive Criticism or phrased it like a suggestion, I would have said thank you for the input. Instead you said that I "really really lack imagination". You're entitled to your opinion, but most would agree that your comment is just plain rude. Please don’t respond unless you intend to be civil about it.
Perpetuate the issue if you must, I reacted out of principle.
I understand that many people don’t like the 1, 2, 3 style, but I prefer to reserve special names for top tier spells. Flare is Flare, not Fire4. If the options were Blaze, Flame, Inferno, and Flare, then people might say, “Well I think Blaze sounds more menacing than Flame.” or maybe, “I can’t remember, is Inferno more powerful than Flare?”
As far as progress goes, I am basically finished. I had a minor issue when editing the weapons that I will have to fix today and I am gonna change Barret’s picture. But otherwise I’m done. Now I just need some advice on how to release it. Pretend you were releasing a PSX mod, how would you do it?