Indeed, the needle is supposed to be halfway retracted in that position. If that needle deployed you'd puncture your legbone I'm sure.
Also, Adrenaline fans rejoice (this is totally necessary)
Too much adrenaline, got too fast, died by squashing on a wall.
Fun fact; I dunno if anyones ever stopped and spammed adrenaline shots in The Passing (you know, those infinite supply crates) if you take enough of them (especially at i.e. full health) your sound will start to glitch due to the stacking effects of the simulated "ear popping" (like when the bass is removed from all incoming sounds)
I never noticed how thick of a needle that was, I guess the stinging alone gets you going. Anyway, it's very well made, can't wait to see the final product.
I was starting to miss you Yoggy <3
Haha I thought the same when I imported it into max. I'll just assume it's thick as a nail for visibility purposes and I'll keep it so to avoid aliasing since it's going to be quite shiny in-game (fingers crossed).. :P