The status bar is used for providing instructions about the current state of the game.
To the right of the instructional message is an indicator which shows when the client program is waiting for response to a command sent to the server. When packets are dropped between the server and client, the indicator will display the text "Waiting", and the game will be temporarily unresponsive.
Rightmost in the status bar is the turn indicator. This area identifies the player turn sequence. The current player is highlighted with a thick black border.