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  1. #12721
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    What in the ♥♥♥♥ is happening to these forums? Who is playing with that HP bar?!!

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    A pink HP-bar?

    In-game cotton-candy confirmed?!?


    #completelynewgame

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    Quote Originally Posted by masterjon View Post
    What god or demon do i have to pray to, to get that bar to move faster?
    Depends how fast you can roll your eyes in a circle. You could then pretend your on the gyro copter:

    Al: "Mayday Mayday! Ground control, did you fill up my gyro copter's fuel tank? Over".
    Al's Zombie Bear sippy cup: "... ..."
    Al: "Don't you give me the the silent treatment you dumb bastardo! I hope you are satisfied! You KNOW I play dead is dead! Ahhgggg!"
    Al's Zombie Bear sippy cup: "... "

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    So the title should be: Probably not in March
    we get it.
    Last edited by Mikee; 03-14-2018 at 08:07 AM.

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    PINK health bar!? You know what that reminds me of? When you perform a combo attack on an enemy player in these fighting games.
    The pink health is how much HP the player has already lost and after the combo the player will lose all that health.

    So is it safe to say the devs did a couple of good uppercuts on the remaining bugs? A KO?

    #webethereyet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roland View Post
    Just so everyone understands that it was you.
    Thank you!
    (from under my bed)

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    That pink bar needs to drain faster, I'm all for A17 experemental myself.

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    I have to admit, I'm starting to get a little impatient for it now

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    The problem with the healthbar is, that it gets everyone crazy as ♥♥♥♥. i already got quiet clear that the fun pimps dont want to announce any kind of release date but still it is a bit unfair that they keep shoving glowing coals up our assesto keep us on the egde. i mean if it ould at least give us SOME sefull info it would ease our pain alot. doesnt need to a date, but maybe a word about how much work is actually left to finish or something like that

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    You all do know that the healthbar above is Rolands subtle way of getting us used to a huge bar at top of screen so when A17 drops we will be so used to it there that we won't mind it.
    "Objects on your screen may appear smaller than they are"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warrior044 View Post
    The problem with the healthbar is, that it gets everyone crazy as ♥♥♥♥. i already got quiet clear that the fun pimps dont want to announce any kind of release date but still it is a bit unfair that they keep shoving glowing coals up our assesto keep us on the egde. i mean if it ould at least give us SOME sefull info it would ease our pain alot. doesnt need to a date, but maybe a word about how much work is actually left to finish or something like that
    The HP bar is Roland's representation of how much work is left.

    Where he gets the data for it, I don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warrior044 View Post
    i mean if it ould at least give us SOME sefull info it would ease our pain alot. doesnt need to a date, but maybe a word about how much work is actually left to finish or something like that
    Here is someone that really didn't get the healthbar. Warrior044, the healthbar is the usefull info, it is nearly as much as TFP themselves know.

    Programming, especially when the end result isn't exactly specified (as is typical with games), is highly dynamic. Even an experienced programmer might think he needs 1 month for a feature, but in reality it could be 2 or even 3 months. A well-known rule is Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter's Law. And then It could become apparent that it doesn't work or isn't fun and is scraped.

    Parallel to the developers ticking off features or progressing in implementing them Roland will shrink the pink bar. So if you watch the bar for a few weeks and note the speed with which it decreases, you will get a very rough estimation where they believe they stand (but remember Hofstaeder's Law). And then you know as much as the developers.

    EDIT: And then there is the Forum's Law to take into account: Roland is a troll.
    Last edited by meganoth; 03-14-2018 at 12:47 PM.

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    Personally I'm more interested in getting things done and in an organised fashion that increases the likelyhood of getting it right the first time (hah, who am I kidding?) and not getting bit in the ass by a design that completely clashes with other planned features.
    The "when" is problematic.

    You can have it fast, good, and cheap. Pick 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazz View Post
    Personally I'm more interested in getting things done and in an organised fashion that increases the likelyhood of getting it right the first time (hah, who am I kidding?) and not getting bit in the ass by a design that completely clashes with other planned features.
    The "when" is problematic.

    You can have it fast, good, and cheap. Pick 2.
    Whats the old saying?

    "When you want it bad... you get it bad".

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