Being an FC isn't easy and being an FC of large fleets takes a lot of talents to do the job well. You've got to lead your fleets skillfully and you have to achieve success in accomplishing the goals of the Alliance. Being an FC means you have to win or lose under pressure while retaining the confidence of the pilots under your command. This is further complicated by the number of communication channels and the widely varying skill of the pilots who've decided to 'x' up for any given fleet.
[There's several layers of complexity within EVE Online and there's an epic thread someplace about the various challenges of leading a successful corporation or alliance and finding competent FC's who stay in the game long enough to master the role without burning out.]
LD was fairly vocal in preferring a high degree of competence from pilots that flew with him. So being thick skinned and competent was helpful in the fleet dynamic. Most of the time I flew in his fleets I learned something one way or another.
It was a challenging time to be an FC in RAWR and to his credit he stuck with the program into Delve which was a difficult situation not improved by the internal political situation of the Alliance and the various tugs of power that were attempting to hold things together or split apart.
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