Sorry if this question is a bit nit-picky, but I have asked a few questions before based on misconceptions of "flavor text" in 4e... Now my RP oriented mind has a question about a specified visualization in the actual effect of a spell. The Druids spell "Swarming Locusts" states
Effect: The blast creates a zone of swarming locusts that lasts until the end of your next turn. While within the zone, enemies grant combat advantage.
I have before been told that the italics and even the name of a move to do not matter, but the actual hit conditions, damage, and effects need to be performed as written. Personally, I think a Swarm Druid that turns into a swarm of spiders wouldn't use Swarm of locusts and summon locusts... however, if I understand how to implement the rules as written, I would need to summon this as a swarm of Locusts as it specifies locusts in the Effect clause of the spell.
Am I over thinking this? I don't think it fits the flavor of my Spider Swarm druid. So, if I play RAW... would I be locked into summoning locusts, as it is defined in the effect that it is locusts? I think the term locusts in the effect clause could easily be changed... but having been told before that the specific wording of the effects is what matters I am looking for input from people that stick as closely to RAW as possible. Does it have to be Locusts?