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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3,398
# 5
12-09-2012, 11:58 AM
Its a test to see how you deal with pressure and failure. Remember, most cadets don't know its no-win going in. They think they're being tested on tactics or command ability or something, yet no matter what they try it gets worse and worse. Do they despair, or get frustrated and lose their temper, or just give up, or what? Its not pleasant, and its certainly weighted against highly emotional species, but I can see its purpose.