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Simple answers to your questions.
Date: 11/11/14 8:14 pm
In Response To: Health Bar? (gamerguy2002)

: Just what is that little bar underneath the shield? is that a health bar? or
: am I looking too much into it?

Yes, it is a health bar. The bar only depletes when the player takes damage after their shield is down, thus it must necessarily be a health bar. However, unlike in other Halo games with a visible health bar your health regenerates.

: If so, why would they bring back such a dated concept to Halo multiplayer?


Really? If you need it explained to you, here goes: There's always been health in Halo. That's why you don't die instantly when your shields are depleted. Health operates the way it did in Halo 2, 3, & 4. The HUD just has a widget for you to be able to monitor it.

I have been arguing for years in favor of a health bar regardless of whether or not health regenerates. How much damage you can take after your shields are down is need-to-know information, and the absence of a health bar to relay that info to you was a complaint I had about the HUD in the aforementioned games.

Messages In This Thread

Health Bar?gamerguy200211/11/14 4:40 pm
     Re: Health Bar?Quirel11/11/14 4:44 pm
     Re: Health Bar?Mid7night11/11/14 4:45 pm
           Re: Health Bar?gamerguy200211/11/14 6:18 pm
                 Re: Health Bar?FyreWulff11/12/14 4:46 am
     Re: Health Bar?uberfoop11/11/14 6:27 pm
     Simple answers to your questions.Gravemind11/11/14 8:14 pm

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