I realize RyanSTO's videos are still available and a great source of info, and I'm not in any way looking create another schismatic community (I do have a Facebook group I created as a companion to an existing one, not as a build group but hopefully a "game dynamics" help group).
My point is, I'm getting more involved in YouTube, I bought a license copy of Bandicam, which is probably WAY too addicting... In the past couple days I've been making how-to and just general runs videos for my group [playlist]. I obviously could use help, time, and experience to make more relevant videos. I'm only an 18k player, I'm happy with that but would love to learn the tricks to not just doing more, but more fully understanding game mechanics, and in turn teaching that to newer players.
Because as I mention in one of my videos, something I'm highly tired of is walking into a build page and seeing someone posting their ship, asking what they did wrong, when most likely what their actual question is, what can they do to their ship to help them complete a level of Delta Rising, and instead they get 15 people giving them the same patent answer of how much they need a plasmonic leech and ap and locators, basically everything they need for end-game, without explaining that this is not just Star Trek the Game, this is an MMO with a system of play that the episodes frankly do a terrible job of explaining, and once you reach level 50 you've got goals you need to start working towards to make a ship, a character, that makes STO worth playing on all the days there AREN'T new episodes and they can interact with the community with.
That's what I want to communicate to new players, and instead of showing off one of my builds as a "promising work in progress and example that some people can use tetryon energy", have a dude with the balls to randomly say "Man you need to reinvest in AP". Thanks, I've got an AP Scimi already, but thank you for that unsolicited piece of information.
Anyway. Sorry for ranting. I've been very perturbed since "the incident". It is EXACTLY what happened with Scifi-Art.com, and I want to talk to someone so badly about it, but it has to be in confidence because there were actual legal issues involved... I want to help. I'm moving in 20 days so its kind of stupid to even suggest it, but once I get settled in I can help... hopefully. I dunno what I'd do. Probably nothing. I'm just an 18k who apparently likes making videos.