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Padre_ShadowRider #1 Posted 20 November 2018 - 12:41 AM

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I just looked at the overall win rate for this line of tanks, and they are mostly at 47% https://www.blitzstars.com/toptanks

 

Now wondering if the grind to STB is worth it?  I have an overall WR of 51% but 38% in my Sta-1 

 

starting to think this line is not for me  and not worth it. 



Shadow__Lugia #2 Posted 20 November 2018 - 01:14 AM

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Sta is meh, neither good nor bad, the type 61 is bad platform, but it does have a good gun - play like a glass cannon - but the stb is actually quite nice. Low profile with a so-so turret, but nice gun depression. Went through a time where it was one of my favouite tanks.

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I liked the STA, the type 61 is literally the worst tier IX I've played so far, mediocre gun depression, big as a house, sluggish af and overall terrible armor, but the stb is one of the best tier X mediums out there, it's like an improved, more reliable version of the leopard 1. So overall the line is definitely worth it.

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Tier X: Leo.1, E50 ME100, Jageroo, MAUS, E4E5, M48, T57, Obj.140, T-62, IS-7, IS-4, Obj.268, STB-1, 4202, BC.25T, WZ-113.


Padre_ShadowRider #4 Posted 20 November 2018 - 01:54 AM

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thanks guys,...  don't know if i can stand the grind of the 61 to STB     

I'm getting jaded on all of WOT after this last update...   


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j0nn0 #5 Posted 20 November 2018 - 02:06 AM

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61 is trash. Just finished the grind the other day. Saving the STB-1 for another day... Then again, i have 8 other tier tens to buy and play eventually. 

I may have a few too many tanks. I think I was over 150 in garage by last count.


Matthew_Park #6 Posted 20 November 2018 - 03:15 AM

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Loved the sta-1 and type61. Both grinded from stock and one of my best tanks stats wise. 

_Duncan_Idaho_ #7 Posted 20 November 2018 - 03:18 AM

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I loved the Type 61. I enriched it (as an experiment) and played it almost exclusively for 2 weeks. I learned a lot from that grind. The 61 has best of tier view range and a superb gun. Maybe it's been powercreeped lately. I haven't played it in a while. . . .anyhow to date, it is one of my most played tanks and my WR is 57.3% with just over 400 battles. I hated the STA grind, but upon revisiting it, I am enjoying it too. . . I think they are both less forgiving tanks than the STB and while they are agile, their mobility is nowhere near that of the leos.

 

 


theFANTASTICfox #8 Posted 20 November 2018 - 03:36 AM

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Am I the only one concerned that the Panther II is at the bottom of the list?

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This is what BlitzStars is reporting, so I might be reading something incorrectly...

 

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RonaldusMaximus_ #9 Posted 21 February 2019 - 09:18 PM

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I really enjoy the STA-1 , the more I play it the more I learn its role. The Chi-Ri is probably my favorite medium ever. But I see that HUGE xp grind through the Type 61 to the STB and hearing how bad alot of people say it is (including Bushka) I am very wary of making that investment... But the STB is the entire reason I started the Jap line... What to do... What to do??

View Post_Cletus, on 23 October 2019 - 08:49 AM, said:

I don't know how I feel about Ronnie cosplaying a 9 year old with a stranger on the internet.....

 

 

 


anonym_2ZNiJLJL8ln2 #10 Posted 23 February 2019 - 11:04 PM

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View PostRonaldReagan, on 21 February 2019 - 09:18 PM, said:

I really enjoy the STA-1 , the more I play it the more I learn its role. The Chi-Ri is probably my favorite medium ever. But I see that HUGE xp grind through the Type 61 to the STB and hearing how bad alot of people say it is (including Bushka) I am very wary of making that investment... But the STB is the entire reason I started the Jap line... What to do... What to do??

 

If you think the STA-1 is a 'fun experience' then you've developed a strong enough Stockholm syndrome to 'enjoy' the Type 61. But don't worry, STB-1 will be worth it in competitive if you are a purple.

 

Talking about STA-1, I think it is much better to have a Panther II at tier 8. Both are irrelevant, but STA-1 has been irrelevant since the start of the game; at least Panther approaches having enough DPM to be worth flanking, but even then I'd rather 'flank' with an IS-6 using the DPM gun.



Big_Tidday_Goth_GF #11 Posted 25 March 2019 - 02:37 AM

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The STA-1 isn't very good but the Type 61 is and here is why:  it's probably the best gun at Tier IX but it comes on probably the worst platform.  If you can hang back with it and not think you're in a T-54 or something, you will do fine.  The STB is really worth it though.  It outdoes everything the Russian mediums do but with higher alpha instead of horny rabbit reload.  Once you understand that the gun doesn't hit precise points but rather that it hits in a general area, you will start to be better with it.  Think of it as the same sort of gun handlin as Dracula

E 50 M: "Gungnir" T-62A: "Charon" Leopard 1: "Tyrfing" Obj. 140: "Deimos" E 100: "Gram" M48 Patton: "Justice" STB-1: "Muramasa" FV4202: "Narsil" FV 215b: "Anduril"  Grille 15: "Mystletainn" IS-4: "Scamander" IS-7 "Ionia" T110E5: "Eclipse" Maus: "Tarnhelm" Obj. 263: "Aristeia" AMX 50 B: "Durandel" Foch 155: "Joyeuse" M60: "Traveller"


RonaldusMaximus_ #12 Posted 28 March 2019 - 01:14 PM

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View PostBig_Tidday_Goth_GF, on 24 March 2019 - 09:37 PM, said:

The STA-1 isn't very good but the Type 61 is and here is why:  it's probably the best gun at Tier IX but it comes on probably the worst platform.  If you can hang back with it and not think you're in a T-54 or something, you will do fine.  The STB is really worth it though.  It outdoes everything the Russian mediums do but with higher alpha instead of horny rabbit reload.  Once you understand that the gun doesn't hit precise points but rather that it hits in a general area, you will start to be better with it.  Think of it as the same sort of gun handlin as Dracula

 

Thank you! Just what I need to hear  Any tips on what order to upgrade the modules in the Type 61? 

View Post_Cletus, on 23 October 2019 - 08:49 AM, said:

I don't know how I feel about Ronnie cosplaying a 9 year old with a stranger on the internet.....

 

 

 


Big_Tidday_Goth_GF #13 Posted 19 May 2019 - 09:24 PM

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Tracks and gun.  The gun is a sort of hidden gem in the game.  It's probably the best Tier IX gun but you pay for it by being on a mediocre platform.

 

Your post was months ago so you've probably already gotten past it by now.  


Edited by Big_Tidday_Goth_GF, 19 May 2019 - 09:24 PM.

E 50 M: "Gungnir" T-62A: "Charon" Leopard 1: "Tyrfing" Obj. 140: "Deimos" E 100: "Gram" M48 Patton: "Justice" STB-1: "Muramasa" FV4202: "Narsil" FV 215b: "Anduril"  Grille 15: "Mystletainn" IS-4: "Scamander" IS-7 "Ionia" T110E5: "Eclipse" Maus: "Tarnhelm" Obj. 263: "Aristeia" AMX 50 B: "Durandel" Foch 155: "Joyeuse" M60: "Traveller"


RonaldusMaximus_ #14 Posted 20 May 2019 - 12:39 PM

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View PostBig_Tidday_Goth_GF, on 19 May 2019 - 05:24 PM, said:

Tracks and gun.  The gun is a sort of hidden gem in the game.  It's probably the best Tier IX gun but you pay for it by being on a mediocre platform.

 

Your post was months ago so you've probably already gotten past it by now.  

 

Oh, yeah, and you are correct sir!

View Post_Cletus, on 23 October 2019 - 08:49 AM, said:

I don't know how I feel about Ronnie cosplaying a 9 year old with a stranger on the internet.....

 

 

 


Big_Tidday_Goth_GF #15 Posted 23 May 2019 - 02:38 AM

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lol just realized I said the same thing twice.

 

Oh well.

 

Both the IX and X are good but for entirely different reasons.  IX is passable and an unexpected threat.  STB is the best medium in the game.


E 50 M: "Gungnir" T-62A: "Charon" Leopard 1: "Tyrfing" Obj. 140: "Deimos" E 100: "Gram" M48 Patton: "Justice" STB-1: "Muramasa" FV4202: "Narsil" FV 215b: "Anduril"  Grille 15: "Mystletainn" IS-4: "Scamander" IS-7 "Ionia" T110E5: "Eclipse" Maus: "Tarnhelm" Obj. 263: "Aristeia" AMX 50 B: "Durandel" Foch 155: "Joyeuse" M60: "Traveller"





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