I would like to assist the OP in founding a new sort of RP guild - one that is structed based not on pen and paper interactions (and definitely NOT talking at bars), but rather bring back that epic feel of Science Fiction as we know it from books and videos we have enjoyed in the past.
In particular what I have been doing since Feb 2012 is a "Rogue Squadron" type RP that is focused on combat operations and starship development projects. I like "engineering reports" and also using tactics and strategies from a variety of SF franchises to write my own fanfics.
The reaction from 'established' RP guilds to my experience has been rather hostile - so I started my own guild based around this concept: that RP should be focused, aid immersion, and definitely involve detailing the STO universe from the eyes of a starship's crew and officers. It aids immersion tremendously, and can also help greatly with new players discovering the "Star Trek" part of STO by virtue of a TNG canon-based approach to probelm solving. In my opinion the fact that it works, is accessible to newbies, and highly effective, motivates me to develop a paramilitary-styled RP format based on Colonial Navy operations.
Handle is @carmenara and I'm active EST mornings, and 24/7 on weekends.
Ps. This is not a fleet recruitment post and is purely geared to supporting OP's interest in forming new RP links in STO.
STF Flight Instructor since Early 2012. Newbies are the reason why STO lives and breathes today. Do not discriminate.