Starcraft Game Added To Military Officer Training Curriculum, Offers Realistic Leadership Simulation | The Duffel Blog : The Duffel Blog

Still another candidate was shocked when he learned that his worker units (SCVs) would mine the minerals (the game’s main form of currency) without his direct intervention.

“I spent forty-five minutes making sure all of my SCVs were mining efficiently, and it turns out that when I looked away, they kept right on working,” said Officer Candidate Jose Gonzalez. “I was surprised that constant micromanagement of menial tasks wasn’t actually needed. I think this may be a bug in the game software.”

To aid in the setup of the program, the team of officials invited some professional players from the North American team EG (Evil Geniuses) to Quantico to help kick off training.

via Starcraft Game Added To Military Officer Training Curriculum, Offers Realistic Leadership Simulation | The Duffel Blog : The Duffel Blog.

Yoinked from Chaos Manor; laughed my tail off!

Also, I loved this:

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