After countless simulations, tests and experiments Chris discovered that if you train Connections and Social skills to level V and complete:
... in the correct order you can achieve 5.0 Empire Standings from even a modest Faction Standing starting point.
Chris will tell you more about the guide and their awesome journey, while I'll describe how I've turned Before into After.
How it all started
Chris sent me a message on Discord. They asked me to edit The Ploy Wiki page. What I saw was a unique guide that deserves the widest possible audience. I couldn't stop editing until I failed to improve any word, sentence, paragraph or page.
- creating 5 new Wiki Templates: Template:ThePloyPath, Template:ThePloyNav, Template:FactionEpicArcCorporation, Template:FactionEpicArc, Template:EmpireRelations
- and 15 new pages
- 125 edits
- 26 labor hours
- 4 consecutive days of editing
... The Ploy Wiki pages are ready for the public!
Read before writing
Before writing, I had to read. A lot! That's because I had to understand:
- What is the difference between Unmodified, Modified and Effective Standing?
- What is the collective name for Amarr, Caldari, Gallente and Minmatar? 
- How should I style the page?
- What is the minimum amount of information that I need to follow The Ploy?
The last question was the hardest and required everyday consultation with Chris. For the past four days we talked over Discord and revised every part of the page. In the end I've decided on the following constraints: 
- mirror Chris' Simulation Sheet as closely as possible
- design the page for mobile first
- do not repeat yourself and omit needless words
- use lists, tables, images and Wiki templates as much as possible to enhance the beauty of the pages
- push all loosely coupled information to adjacent pages
- use as few terms as possible
- do not use EVE Lexicon terms
- do not abbreviate
- link every first term occurrence to a Wiki page that explains the term
- link to the same single source of truth
- capitalize every term 
Restricted vocabulary? No abbreviations? Link every first term occurrence on every page? Why so many restrictions?! Whenever I embark upon an ambitious project I keep in mind the CEO Jilokari Kurvora's statement:
It is important not to lose sight of our main goal, which is teaching players about EVE Online. I encourage you to consider whether there are any changes or new projects that can benefit our members. Sometimes there is a really good reason why we do things a certain way...
I've also invested about a third of my efforts into page Discussion, Wiki Template Documentation and this Forum Post. Wiki Manager Rayanth's Manifesto is very clear on this point: "PHASE TWO: Lower the bar". I hope I've made inviting and well explained pages, ready to be edited by anyone. Chris and I have put a lot of work into these pages, but that doesn't mean we own them. In fact, the more people check them out, the better.
In the end
Do you have an idea, a guide or knowledge you'd like to share? Do you like what I've written? The EVE University Wiki is a free collaborative website with thousands of pages that already explain difficult concepts step by step! Link to these pages instead of explaining the concepts yourself. Invest more time explaining your idea and less time repeating what was already said.
If you'd like me to help you host your ideas on the EVE University Wiki feel free to contact me through EVE email, Forum or Discord.
 The very observant among you will notice that this very Forum post observes the these constraints too!
 The constraint flies in the face of the Manual of Style. However, I would not break it unless I had a very good reason. If the reader sees a capitalized word they will know it is an EVE Online term and not a word of common parlance. If they don't understand the term they can go back and find where it occurs first to get more context. If they still don't understand it they can follow the link to get a more detailed explanation. I believe this is good Human Machine Interface design, but I can't find any study that proves it. Therefor, if style harmony is so important, I'll go back and edit out all the capitalized terms.