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Gaming Discussion / Re: Blue Magic on Final Fantasy.
November 22, 2021, 05:28:29 PM
IMO the blue mage is meant to embody the spirit of exploration of and love for the fantasy world. It encourages players to roam the world and check each corner to find and observe (and kill!?) all the flora and fauna. The reward is access to unique spells, which I feel should be varied and proportional to the effort put into finding them.

That said, the mechanisms in some FF games have been overly grindy or luck based as has already been pointed out in the thread. But then a lot of "lists" in FF games are meant to be either partially and randomly complete at the end of the game, depending on your luck and decisions, or comprehensively ticked off through checking and rechecking every corner of the game constantly tapping the B button for hours on end or following a guide full of spoilers. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I was surprised to find that I couldn't think of any true blue mages in other works. Mimics are here and there such as Kirby. I also thought of Rogue, and I know there are others. Also there are characters such as Radagast who embody the spirit of exploration and love of the natural world, but not with the end result of having a new spell in your pocket.

I say love of nature, but in FF you always end up slaughtering them since they are monsters lol. Maybe there should be friendly encounters that teach blue spells as well.