The fact is that the majority of our thoughts and actions are on autopilot. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing either. Our habits, routines, impulses, and reactions carry us through our lives so we don’t have to stop and think about it every time we wipe our ass or start a car.
The problem is when were on autopilot for so long that we forget were on autopilot. Because when were not even aware of our own habits, routines, impulses, and reactions, then we dont control them, they control us. Whereas a person with self-awareness is able to exercise a little meta-cognition and say, “Hmm… every time my sister calls me and asks for money, I end up drinking a lot of vodkas.
When someone is unaware of their habits, routines, impulses, and reactions, they can’t control them. But if they know that they have habits, routines, impulses, and reactions, then they can control them. A person who has self awareness knows that they don’t have habits, routines, impulses, and reactions. But because they are aware of these things, they can use meta-cognition to see them as their own.
This is the main reason we’re all in a hurry to put the final touches on the Deathloop update, and its the same reason many of you have been asking for updates. We’re working on it.
Now that the update is nearly ready, we’ve already had a lot of feedback from our community about things that you can’t yet do in Deathloop. Things like creating/modifying your own avatar, being able to customise your weapons, and so on. We’ve also heard from our community that people like a lot of the game modes, and are really impressed with the new graphics.
The big question is, will you miss the Deathloop update? The answer is yes. Deathloop has been around for a while now and has been great fun to play through. But after spending days on the island, the wait is almost over. We have no idea what the future holds for Deathloop. But we’re very interested in hearing what your thoughts are on the update.
As we mentioned in our first post, there won’t be any major updates to the game until 2012, so the game should be pretty fresh by then. It’s also possible you may have to wait a little while before you can fire up Deathloop again. But if we are going to be stuck on Deathloop, we might as well like it because it’s worth it.
While there will be no major updates, the game is still in Alpha status. That means there are many bugs and issues still to be worked out, and it will take some time for the game to be finished if there as some major bugs to be worked out.
I’m in the camp of thinking that the game looks amazing and sounds promising, and that its very likely that there will be a few more updates and bug fixes before the game is ready to ship.
The only major change is I think, not in the game itself, but in the way the game is displayed. With Alpha status, it’s actually possible to get a demo. This is because many people who own the beta version of the game now have been able to play the demo without installing the full game.