I don't do STF's because I know very well I'm not up to it yet--and frankly, I do not want to go through the many sessions of getting yelled at from people who think everyone ought to be perfect, that I can see I would get if I tried...
...Attitudes like what I am seeing here are the reason I don't even ATTEMPT to learn how to do STFs.
I held off on STF's for a long time for the same reason. I finally started doing normals with the chat turned off. I probably make some folks mad, but oh well. I get enough grief in RL. I follow the "rules" and use some common sense and it usually works out ok. Not always, but most of the time.
I go into normal STF's from time to time and show groups how to do it correctly. I do both ground and space.
Anybody else trying that?
The only thing I can't stand is someone who AFK's. Beyond that, whatever happens, happens.
I am not going to be an elitest to the point where I tell others what is wrong with their builds.
I am not going to be an elitest to the point where I tell others what I think they should be doing when they are still close enough to right.
And from what I have read in chat from my fellow elitest, you shouldn't be doing it either.
I have an answer to your problem. Join a channel designed specifically to the need of people who want to do Elite STFs. PublicEliteSTF is one such channel. Like the name suggests, it's a public channel and you do not need an invite. Simply type [/channel_join PublicEliteSTF] (without the brackets) to join it.
We are a laid back channel, however we do have a few rules, which are there to make sure that everybody has a pleasant experience doing STFs as well as ways to deal with a griefer.
<Click here for channel rules>
I started out with regular STF`s. I died and I had some troubles but it was decent. Once I got to the point that I was handling and taking down the borg easily I desided to move to Elite. Elite is a whole different ball game and even being very good at regular STF`s doesnt mean youll be great at elite.
It took me a couple months working on my build and respecing my captain not once but twice to get a setup that I could run Elites with, without popping like a party popper every chance. If I go into regular STF`s now, its a bore for me as my shields dont even shudder.
In the end the point is though even in elites people screw up that know whats going on and even in elites you can still die. I still die to this day in elite from time to time at the hands of very lucky one shot kills. I dont know how many times ive been taken out by one shot weapons from 100% shields and hull.