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XT356 #1 Posted 14 September 2018 - 12:42 PM

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I been wanting to unlock the STA1 for a while and finally did it. Im almost on the last package but with the way things are going, whats the point? Its got no armor (not a big issue), speed is meh, but the gun sucks. Its so inaccurate. I have missed more shots that would have landed strait with most of the other tanks I play. And with the current stage of things, If for some reason a light tank of two decided to focus on me, I cant really fight back. Even if there are team mates around, they are useless. Really want to like this tank, but with the horrible mm and influx of lights, it feel it might be a lost cause. 
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ATHFjman18 #2 Posted 14 September 2018 - 12:58 PM

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At the very least, keep at the STA-1. Don’t pass full judgement until the final package is unlocked.

 

I was the same way in the beginning and thought it was a turd until I got the top gun and figured out its play style. I absolutely fell in love with the tank at the end of the grind and actually wound up 3 marking it for the fun of it.

 

It is a true and true support medium. Don’t push with the lights, but also try to be the segway spotter if the lights are all gone. Go for distracted tanks that’s are brawling with your heavies and don’t be embarrassed about having to snipe from a distance. Pretty much assist, but don’t take the forefront. 

 

TBH not sure how bad it’s been with the current light tank swarms. I haven’t played it recently to know the pain.....maybe sit on it until after the Tusk op blows over if you continue to struggle due to the light tank overkill. 



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View PostATHFjman18, on 14 September 2018 - 06:58 AM, said:

At the very least, keep at the STA-1. Don’t pass full judgement until the final package is unlocked.

 

I was the same way in the beginning and thought it was a turd until I got the top gun and figured out its play style. I absolutely fell in love with the tank at the end of the grind and actually wound up 3 marking it for the fun of it.

 

It is a true and true support medium. Don’t push with the lights, but also try to be the segway spotter if the lights are all gone. Go for distracted tanks that’s are brawling with your heavies and don’t be embarrassed about having to snipe from a distance. Pretty much assist, but don’t take the forefront. 

 

TBH not sure how bad it’s been with the current light tank swarms. I haven’t played it recently to know the pain.....maybe sit on it until after the Tusk op blows over if you continue to struggle due to the light tank overkill. 

 

I like the tank, its meant for a cautious play style.  I see it as a slower hellcat two tiers up. The second package is not bad and the rof is decent. The new engines helps a lot. Im just sick of being thrown into matches where I am on top as a light medium and the other team have some truly heavy tanks like the lowe and motherland. it keeps leading into extremely one sided slaughters. And having 4 to 6 light autoloaders really doesnt help. 
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Leon_SMF #4 Posted 14 September 2018 - 01:17 PM

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Excellent medium tanks !!!

 

I hope these recent pictures can change your mind :medal:

 

https://pbs.twimg.co...QCyXj.jpg:large

 

https://pbs.twimg.co...ABR1i.jpg:large


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Ronin Gaidin #5 Posted 14 September 2018 - 01:23 PM

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I like the STA-1. Got through it before the change to lights, though.

 

What I can say for the current game is that the Tier IX Type 61 is good. If you maintain the cautious play style, the top package gun on this thing (105 mm Rifled Gun) is pretty sweet. Mobility is respectable, and can even catch a bounce off the turret now and then. 



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View PostLeon_SMF, on 14 September 2018 - 07:17 AM, said:

Excellent medium tanks !!!

 

I hope these recent pictures can change your mind :medal:

 

https://pbs.twimg.co...QCyXj.jpg:large

 

https://pbs.twimg.co...ABR1i.jpg:large

 

I hated the chi-ri. Even with the auto loader. Honestly hated that tank. I liked the chi-nu and the chi-to. But with the current way things are playing, they are hard to do well in. I also dont up prem rounds and have had to learn where to shot instead. Been trying to save all the silver I can for some tier 8 and nine purchases and equipment outfittings. 
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View PostXT356, on 14 September 2018 - 01:42 PM, said:

I been wanting to unlock the STA1 for a while and finally did it. Im almost on the last package but with the way things are going, whats the point? Its got no armor (not a big issue), speed is meh, but the gun sucks. Its so inaccurate. I have missed more shots that would have landed strait with most of the other tanks I play. And with the current stage of things, If for some reason a light tank of two decided to focus on me, I cant really fight back. Even if there are team mates around, they are useless. Really want to like this tank, but with the horrible mm and influx of lights, it feel it might be a lost cause. 

 

I haven't played it a lot lately, but I really liked the tank and the gun. Wait for the top package, if you are not there yet.

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View PostXT356, on 14 September 2018 - 03:28 PM, said:

 

I hated the chi-ri. Even with the auto loader. Honestly hated that tank. I liked the chi-nu and the chi-to. But with the current way things are playing, they are hard to do well in. I also dont up prem rounds and have had to learn where to shot instead. Been trying to save all the silver I can for some tier 8 and nine purchases and equipment outfittings. 

 

I'm sorry, but with 29 pens (without fire damage) in a game, you can't pass this tank :)

XT356 #9 Posted 14 September 2018 - 02:58 PM

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View PostLeon_SMF, on 14 September 2018 - 07:39 AM, said:

 

I'm sorry, but with 29 pens (without fire damage) in a game, you can't pass this tank :)

 

I can and did. Got tired of if spotted being everyones target. Had tanks stop shooting at each other just so they could shoot me instead. And being number 1 priority for artillery sucks. Even more so that anything, and I mean anything will pen the stupid thing. The three round burst does not offset its size. 
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The line actually got several significant buffs to the tiers 5, 6, 7 and 8.  STA-1 even got an armored 'cross' on the gun mantlet that might bounce a few shots (though I wouldn't depend on it).  The Type 61 has the same cross on the mantlet, but at tier 9 it makes no difference.  The jury is still out on the STB-1.  Is the turret buff bouncy enough to make up for the dpm loss?  I don't know yet.

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View PostPontiac Pat, on 14 September 2018 - 09:18 AM, said:

The line actually got several significant buffs to the tiers 5, 6, 7 and 8.  STA-1 even got an armored 'cross' on the gun mantlet that might bounce a few shots (though I wouldn't depend on it).  The Type 61 has the same cross on the mantlet, but at tier 9 it makes no difference.  The jury is still out on the STB-1.  Is the turret buff bouncy enough to make up for the dpm loss?  I don't know yet.

 

I wouldnt try to rely on the armor of these guys, but man, the sta feels so inaccurate that is it is painful. Cant decided between gld or a stabilizer for it as. 
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