My name is Brandon and I am the new Community Manager for Star Trek Online.
I would first like to say that it is an honor to be working for Perfect World Entertainment, especially on STO team. Truth be told, I am a huge fan of the game and have been continuously playing since Closed Beta. You may also recognize me from my work as the former STO columnist for Massively.com and the former co-founder/ host of Priority One podcast. In-game, I play a Federation VA of each class, and have a Tactical KDF LG. For those that have played with me before, you know that I am obsessed with the STFs and love teaming up with players to complete missions and participate in PvP.
Aside from STO, I am also a huge Star Trek fan, with Star Trek: Voyager being my favorite series (although, DS9 may be pulling ahead). My favorite Captain is Janeway (don't hurt me!) and my favorite ship is the Prometheus class (oh yeah! MVAM! /squee). Fun fact: when I was a kid, I used to collect all of the toy ships and hang them from my bedroom ceiling to reenact battle scenes, using stretched, colored yarn as the beam weapons -- I've got to try and find a picture of it for you all. Okay, back on topic...
Being a part of this community, as a player, has been one of the best experiences in my life, so it is a dream come true to be able to serve you all in this capacity. As you can imagine, like you, I have a lot of ideas that I would love to see come to life for us in-game, on the boards, and on the website. I will be working closely with the PWE and Cryptic teams to ensure that your ideas are passed along, your feedback is heard, and your questions are answered. I also want to make sure you all have a great experience on these boards by ensuring that they are fun, welcoming and productive. I can already tell you that there are going to be some things coming in the next few weeks that are going to give you a chance to get more involved -- more details on that soon.
StormShade will be assisting in my transition before he moves onto his next project supporting other games, so you will still see him on the boards from time to time. Viva la pup in the cup!
As with anything new, there are bound to be a few bumps in the road here or there -- I thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. We are going to have a GREAT time together and I look forward to all of the amazing things that will be coming soon™ (oh, and trust me, some of them are EPIC ).