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APsychicTaco #1 Posted 10 January 2019 - 05:14 PM

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Since they removed the premium tank I was about to buy I'm now sitting with a comfy amount of gold to convert some XP with. Is the STB-1 worth the grind? Or what do you recommend?

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Yes. I would recommend grinding the line though, start either at the 7 or 8 (if you want to skip) and make sure you have a crew before you move to the stb. That gun is like a soggy noodle and you need as much support to get it to work as possible.

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Why not PM RaiBOT about the M4A1 Revalorisè?

As to the STB-1, it is a good tank. The gun can misbehave, which does put off a lot of owners, but it's the same level of performance as the STA-2, if you have one of those.

If you don't have a STA-2, highly recommend getting one first. Very similar playstyle.

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View PostJoco3000, on 10 January 2019 - 01:21 PM, said:

Why not PM RaiBOT about the M4A1 Revalorisè?

As to the STB-1, it is a good tank. The gun can misbehave, which does put off a lot of owners, but it's the same level of performance as the STA-2, if you have one of those.

If you don't have a STA-2, highly recommend getting one first. Very similar playstyle.

 

Erm, why not just get the STA-1 lol, save the dolla dolla bills :)

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View PostThee Turtle God, on 10 January 2019 - 05:25 PM, said:

 

Erm, why not just get the STA-1 lol, save the dolla dolla bills :)

Because the STA-1 likes to wear one of those Elizabethen dresses with the posterior sticking out a great deal.

The lack of rear gun depression is not a characteristic that the STA-1 shares with the STB-1. It also makes it an awkward tank. 


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View PostJoco3000, on 10 January 2019 - 01:27 PM, said:

Because the STA-1 likes to wear one of those Elizabethen dresses with the posterior sticking out a great deal.

The lack of rear gun depression is not a characteristic that the STA-1 shares with the STB-1. It also makes it an awkward tank. 

 

Yea yea, BUT you don't need to drop 30 bucks or however much it is. Same gun, and playstyle for the most part, just slow and a big caboose.

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View PostThee Turtle God, on 10 January 2019 - 05:33 PM, said:

 

Yea yea, BUT you don't need to drop 30 bucks or however much it is. Same gun, and playstyle for the most part, just slow and a big caboose.

OP was going to buy a premium anyway. 

Why not an overpowered one? PMM and better gun stats. 


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View PostJoco3000, on 10 January 2019 - 12:21 PM, said:

Why not PM RaiBOT about the M4A1 Revalorisè?

 

I have, been waiting for a response :(.

 

And I've heard the dispersion values on the tier 10 are nuts. There will definitely be a solid crew in it!



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View PostJoco3000, on 10 January 2019 - 12:37 PM, said:

OP was going to buy a premium anyway. 

Why not an overpowered one? PMM and better gun stats. 

 

Is the Senshi on sale this week also a PMM tank? If so that's nice since it's a discount permanent camo for it. I'm assuming it is.

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View PostJoco3000, on 10 January 2019 - 01:37 PM, said:

OP was going to buy a premium anyway. 

Why not an overpowered one? PMM and better gun stats. 

 

Oh wow. Welp, time to get another coffee :)

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View PostAPsychicTaco, on 10 January 2019 - 01:39 PM, said:

 

I have, been waiting for a response :(.

 

And I've heard the dispersion values on the tier 10 are nuts. There will definitely be a solid crew in it!

 

The tank is exceptional when the gun hits though. The 6.7ish second reload with rammer and brothers is heavenly. 

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View PostAPsychicTaco, on 10 January 2019 - 05:40 PM, said:

 

Is the Senshi on sale this week also a PMM tank? If so that's nice since it's a discount permanent camo for it. I'm assuming it is.

The Senshi is just a reskinned STA-2. PMM still intact. 

Is it actually on sale, or just available? The STA-2 is just over 7k gold in price, if I recall, so I'd advise getting that, unless you really want that skin. 


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View PostAPsychicTaco, on 10 January 2019 - 11:14 AM, said:

Since they removed the premium tank I was about to buy I'm now sitting with a comfy amount of gold to convert some XP with. Is the STB-1 worth the grind? Or what do you recommend?

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I too would advise you get an STA-2 with your gold. With that said, I did enjoy the tier 8 and 9 for the most part. 

 

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I havent played STB more than three games, but i really like it and this pic is from my first game, that was pretty bad steamroll loss, but stil manige to do pretty well with it



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View PostRaiBOT01, on 10 January 2019 - 05:55 PM, said:

YUZ.  I worked sooo hard to gring the tank :)  Im proud of it :D 

Oh, speaking of RaiBOTs. 

Op is in dire need of a M4A1 Revalorisè, and the French tree is unable to currently fulfil their strong desire.

Halp. Gold is on the line here! 


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Great tank, bouncy turret, hard hitting gun, can move pretty quickly.

If you can get past an unreliable gun half the time, snapshots like a dog,

long aim time is aggravating and the .36 accuracy seems like a typo, all the stuff

you may hate about the Type 61 is only slightly improved with the STB-1

except for the turret, that's a big improvement. I went for it and don't 

regret it.


 

 


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I ground my way up from the very beginning, now at tier 8.

I've had moments of love and hate somewhat akin to a marriage. While the tanks along the line aren't the absolute worst they're not great.

Had times in which I carried the team and times in which I felt useless and helpless.

The Type 3, 4 and 5 feel too similar to actually feel any progress but the Type 5 Chi-Ri has access to a very fun auto-loader.

Be prepared to have no armor, no alpha and no say in matters. Treat her right though and she'll distract the enemies while keeping you alive with very respectable mobility.

The gun gets better from tier 8 on. The gun depression is superb at -10 with the low vehicle height.

 

Joco noted that with the STA-1 you have no gun depression over the rear, which is absolutely true but on the other side the lower profile is very much welcome.

Don't charge into the enemy line, bait them thinking you're an easy target while abusing great mobility. Abuse ridgelines as much as you can.

Can be really fun if you really get into it.

 

Bottom-line, is it worth it? To me, it has definitely been worth it. I felt like an absolute champ when carrying games in this medium line.



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Imo it was but nowadays it is power creeped 

 

 

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I think the type 61 is worth the grind.  :P





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