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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
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03-02-2011, 08:58 PM
If you want stuff to read, and if I understand that you just want Something That Works to get up and running quick, with little frustration, then some of the posts that helped me the most were:

The Obligatory Post with Dozens of Links to Other Posts You'll Want to Read at Some Point
http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...d.php?t=118581

What Character Should You Play? (for those who just want someone to tell them where they should start)
http://forums.startrekonline.com/showthread.php?t=99550

The Ground Playbook (Something That Works for ground combat, which is the part that most often frustrates people at first)
http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...d.php?t=204014

Exposing Ground Combat (excellent video on choosing ground weapons, with strong opinions on "what works")
http://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/?p=2111

Guide to Tier 2 Cruiser (useful even if you don't fly a cruiser, since it's aimed at players just getting their first "real" ship)
http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...d.php?t=106278

Dicta Cruiser (I fly an escort now and love it, but I started in cruisers, even though my main is a Tac; a popular choice judging by the number of people I see in this setup; they're slow as heck, but you will have a hard time getting killed in one, and they'll do the job eventually; this post will give you some basics on how to get the most out of them)
http://forums.startrekonline.com/showthread.php?t=76064

Guide to Successful Premades (focused on hardcore PvP obviously, but lays out some solid space combat archetypes and builds that will execute them; good for helping you think about what role you want to play in teams, and how to play it)
http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...d.php?t=198781

And no set of tutorials is complete without pretty pictures:

Blackavaar's Guide to Canon Colors
http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho....php?p=3265584

STO Graphical Ship Charts by Spidermitch
http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...d.php?t=172816