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アザード/Azaado Damage meaning?
« on: December 17, 2020, 09:44:22 am »
Hey! I'm working on translating Digimon: D-1 Tamers. There are several broad categories of attack damage types:
バブル - Bubble
ボム - Bomb
クラッシュ - Crasher
マインド  - Mind
ノーマル  - Normal
アザード  - Azaado?

I can't figure out what アザード is suppose to be. The only thing I'm pulling up online is the name of a Star Wars Sith Lord.

My guess is that it's suppose to sound like "Hazard", for poison/paralysis type attacks. Has anyone else come across this word before in Japanese?

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Re: アザード/Azaado Damage meaning?
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2020, 11:27:51 am »
Could It be hazard?

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Re: アザード/Azaado Damage meaning?
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2020, 12:31:35 pm »
Jackic: That's my working assumption - I just wanted to check to see if anyone had seen it in other games and knew what it was suppose to mean.

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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2020, 09:59:23 pm »
Having a quick look at a Digimon wiki, it appears that the Japanese do write "hazard" (as in Digital Hazard) as one might expect.

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Re: アザード/Azaado Damage meaning?
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2020, 10:35:06 pm »
Viewer: Right, and that does give me pause (hence, posting this topic). That said, it *is* katakana, so there's the possibility the game writers "sounded out" the word Hazard incorrectly. I think I'll leave it as Hazard for now, and if I come across any information in-game that gives me more context, I'll reassess. Thanks for the link!

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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2020, 03:23:09 pm »
It's a long shot, but it could also be "othered".

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Re: アザード/Azaado Damage meaning?
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2020, 08:54:04 pm »
バブル - Bubble
ボム - Bomb
クラッシュ - Crasher
マインド  - Mind
ノーマル  - Normal
アザード  - Azaado ?

What each "element" does? It could be an exclusive Digimon term, so you probably should stick with "Azad" unless it has more definitive term, like what does Azad actually do.

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Re: アザード/Azaado Damage meaning?
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2020, 10:45:34 pm »
Tomato: That's a possibility - only a few attacks are described that way, so it may be "other". I'll keep it in mind!

Zynk: They're not so much "elements" as they are physical descriptions/categories of attacks. For instance - there's a headbutt attack which is listed as ノーマル/normal because it's a physical attack anyone could do. However, both fireballs and ice blasts are listed as クラッシュ/crasher attacks because they "crash" into the enemy. I haven't gotten far enough in the game to see which attacks are listed as アザード/Azzado (attacks, attack descriptions, and Digimon names are stored in different orders internally), so hopefully that will provide a clue about what it's suppose to me.

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Re: アザード/Azaado Damage meaning?
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2020, 10:44:44 am »
How do other games in the series localize the word? Maybe it's a name of something specific to the setting?

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Re: アザード/Azaado Damage meaning?
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2020, 12:06:08 pm »
Guadozoku: Good idea! Unfortunately, this term is new to D-1 Tamers; it's a simplification of the element system from the prior game (which I also translated). It may carry over in the sequel, but that'd be the same problem.

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Re: アザード/Azaado Damage meaning?
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2020, 02:27:49 pm »
Hey there. First thing that came to my mind when I was reading your post title was that « Azaado » might refer to « Hasard ». Its a french word that refer to something being random like dice games or slot machines which are said to be « jeux de hasard ».

You will probably find out when using the skills which belong to the « Azaado » category.
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Re: アザード/Azaado Damage meaning?
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2020, 04:33:46 pm »
Grandpaf: I hadn't even thought of the other meaning of "hazard", like random or chance. Thank you! That's another possibility I'll keep in mind.

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Re: アザード/Azaado Damage meaning?
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2021, 01:51:43 pm »
In case anyone was wondering, I finally got more context on this. It seems to be referring to environmental hazard damage - like, hitting an enemy with rockslides, lightning, or tornados.

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Re: アザード/Azaado Damage meaning?
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2021, 01:35:21 am »
If アザード is a type of attack it could possibly be something chemical\toxic like acid or gas. Is there anything of these in the game?

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Re: アザード/Azaado Damage meaning?
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2021, 08:53:46 am »
In case anyone was wondering, I finally got more context on this. It seems to be referring to environmental hazard damage - like, hitting an enemy with rockslides, lightning, or tornados.

So maybe "disaster" would be a better word for it? "Natural disaster" is far more common then "environmental hazard."

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Re: アザード/Azaado Damage meaning?
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2021, 11:13:43 am »
Guadozoku: I think the difference would be that "natural disaster" implies something happening on its own or around the battle arena. The attacks are being caused by the Digimon directly, so I want to convey that intention with the naming. That said, I have to fix it into 10 letters, so I won't be using either "Natural disaster" *or* "environmental hazard" specifically. Thanks for the feedback!

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Re: アザード/Azaado Damage meaning?
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2021, 06:10:50 pm »
"Nat. Hazard" and "Env. Hazard" wouldn't work?