It gave me inspiration for my homework, but also the people on it helped me out as well. It also provided many pictures for my photography competition, and star trek pictures in general for my presentations.
And they say video games are useless.
"It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it's not for the timid."
I can't say much because it's personal, but STO helped me through a really dark phase of my life. And in some respects, it still does. Were it not for the fact that I can go be in Star Trek in my spare time, it would be a lot harder for me to cope than it is.