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Knipsel CrunchU #41 Posted 11 January 2019 - 04:02 PM

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I am on the STA-1 and really like it.  I got wrecked by a STB last night on Cliff.  He was at the lighthouse and ripped my 430 ii apart.  He was able to get his gun over a boulder.  I had no shot and couldn't evade as I was trying to stay out of the gun sights of 2 tier 10 heavies.  You don't see many running around.

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View PostAPsychicTaco, on 10 January 2019 - 12:14 PM, 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?

 

This thread is probably why I recognized your GT on the battlefield.  Been following it with no input because I’m grinding to the Type 61 right now.

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View PostNeurotic Cell, on 11 January 2019 - 11:09 AM, said:

 

This thread is probably why I recognized your GT on the battlefield.  Been following it with no input because I’m grinding to the Type 61 right now.

 

I wondered! I've been a bit quiet on the forums until recently so I wondered how you knew. If you don't have it yet I'm highly recommending the Senshi/STA-2. Honestly one of my favorite tier 8 prems atm. It's so good imo that I tried it in a platoon without the PMM and this happened. Joco, this tank is not OP at all in the right hands :trollface:

 

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I haven't got to play a bunch of the STA-1 as I'm trying to build up a decent crew first, but since it gets a slightly better gun and 20 more meters of view range I'm really excited! 



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I love my STA-2 Black... probably my favorite premium. i just unlocked the Type 61. I do plan to grind it out, but not sure about the STB so will continue to watch this thread for other input. (I am concerned about the STB soft gun stats.)

I actually enjoyed the STA 1 grind but it felt sluggish compared to the STA 2.



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View PostAPsychicTaco, on 11 January 2019 - 01:37 PM, said:

 

I wondered! I've been a bit quiet on the forums until recently so I wondered how you knew. If you don't have it yet I'm highly recommending the Senshi/STA-2. Honestly one of my favorite tier 8 prems atm. It's so good imo that I tried it in a platoon without the PMM and this happened. Joco, this tank is not OP at all in the right hands :trollface:

 

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I haven't got to play a bunch of the STA-1 as I'm trying to build up a decent crew first, but since it gets a slightly better gun and 20 more meters of view range I'm really excited! 

 

I do, and I’m liking the STA-1 alright, though not a keeper.


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Of all the 105mm cannon armed tier 10 mediums the STB-1 is my favorite, great mobility and a surprisingly  bouncy turret.  Yes it defiantly got some disadvantages but all in all it a great tank.

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View PostAPsychicTaco, on 10 January 2019 - 09:14 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?

Why get an STB-1 when we have the Russian bias, T62A, Object 140, enough said, 1500ms projectile speed.



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View PostXERXEZS, on 12 January 2019 - 02:16 PM, said:

Why get an STB-1 when we have the Russian bias, T62A, Object 140, enough said, 1500ms projectile speed.

 

Already have the 140 and the T62A is soon to be in my garage.  I just need more tier 10 mediums for some reason. I personally enjoy the E50-M the most.

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View PostXERXEZS, on 12 January 2019 - 03:16 PM, said:

Why get an STB-1 when we have the Russian bias, T62A, Object 140, enough said, 1500ms projectile speed.

 

STB-1 is way more enjoyable to play than the russian mediums... The dpm mixed with the high alpha is fantastic, the pew pew guns on the russians aren't very satisfying.

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Currently at the Type 61, fully upgraded. It’s a good tank,  turret can occasionally bounce some lower tiers, great reload and gun depression.

 

In terms of the grind, Chi-Nu and Chi-To were okay as second line support/ long range. Chi-Ri would be much better if it’s not as big, output 390 alpha in one quick clip is no joke to most enemies of that tier, but you really need to know what you are doing in order to live long in a game. STA-1 is much better than the previous ones, yes it’s not a STA-2 but I didn’t have to pay real money for it.



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STB-1 was my first tier 10 and though i enjoy it, it has this habit of attracting bad teams, so my win rate wallows a bit. lots of fun though my gun rarely trolls me by missing, instead it low-rolls constantly in some games... its like im not allowed to like it.

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View PostThee Turtle God, on 12 January 2019 - 02:21 PM, said:

 

STB-1 is way more enjoyable to play than the russian mediums... The dpm mixed with the high alpha is fantastic, the pew pew guns on the russians aren't very satisfying.

 

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