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# 7
02-21-2013, 06:07 PM
Originally Posted by squatsauce View Post
I don't even see how an Ocampa captain could survive long enough to even attain any sort of notable command. 9 years ain't a lot of time when 3-4 of that's training at the Academy.
You can't compare Ocampan time to human time, they're different ways of measuring.

Simply put, an Ocampan has an accelerated learning capacity compared to a human, which you would need if your maximum life expectancy is 9 years.

What would take a human 4 years would probably take an Ocampan no more then 3 months.

And yes, they're going to have to handwave the lifespan issue somehow.
I mean, your Ocampan Captain isn't exactly going to age, are they?
So they could say something along the lines of current medical technology halted the Ocampan aging process.

Well, for a time anyway, it wouldn't exactly stop it, but it would slow it down to what humans consider normal.