I was going to say I made an angry bird demo a couple years ago - but then I noticed the link was to that message thread, and lamar's capx was based on my example...
so, the only thing I will add is that if you want the dots to fade out like in the image you made at the beginning of this thread, then add an action at event 4 (Draw dotted line) that says:
Dot5 > Set opacity to (DotCount-loopindex) / DotCount * 100
and you may want to reduce the DotCount global variable to 40 or less. Otherwise they will always know they are going to get a basket!