I realize we're still a while down the road from the update that included hunger, but if we do get there it's something I don't want included. I don't mind spending time harvesting resources for my various projects, but I don't want to have to waste it collecting food. I know it's not that time-consuming, but it's not something I want to have to worry about. I'm sort of dreading being right in the middle of a huge project when I suddenly realize my health is depleting because I'm out of food...and I have to drop everything to run off and get something to eat.
On the PC it'd be easy to install a mod to get rid of something like this, but that won't be possible for an XBLA game. I know there's not much I can do about it and I'll be glad for the other things an update brings, but it's still a concern for me.
Collecting food (atleast for the PC version) (I play on my friends Xbox version form time to time) is not actually hard. Getting a coulpe seeds and starting a farm, is not that difficult, and becomes amazingly easy.
Fishing, for example is very easy. It is more time consuming, but you get a lot of fish, and can get a good supply of food source. In Easy mode, hunger very rarely goes down, and you won't need as much food.
For having food for awhile, it's quiet esay, and isn't wasting your time to get the resources. Farming and replant takes up to five minutes (and less if you are good with Redstone to make it automatic)
Hunger, I don't like myself, but if they decide to add it int he Xbox version, there are some ways just to make it easier.
Also, if they end up making a way to disable hunger for the Xbox version, before PC, I might just die :P
I like the Xbox version (The little I have played with my friend). It brings back a ton of nostaglia, but I perfer the PC version by far.
Anyways, hopefully [if] hunger is added, you find it easy and not time consuming
I shall not change this until I have a girlfriend Started 05/25/12
Honestly the hunger bar improved the game a little. By the time hunger bar is out stackable food will implemented which is one of the best impovements. Like the above poster typed I also hate having to eat pork every time I acidently fall 3+ blocks. but with the hunger system I will regen the rest when that does happen. Getting food in post 1.8 is a lot easier hell u don't even have to stray far from the house. In all, I can't wait for it.
Build a small piston-powered Melon farm. Push a button every few days, get more Melon Slices than you can use. Or make a high efficiency chicken farm. Or a flooding wheat slope farm. The options for low work, high rewards farms are abundant. Just keep a stack of food with you and you'll be fine.