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Poll: RU or ST-I (17 members have cast votes)

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Should I buy the ST-I or RU 251 first

  1. ST-I (10 votes [55.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 55.56%

  2. RU 251 (8 votes [44.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 44.44%

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Planemaster #1 Posted 07 June 2016 - 08:16 PM

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Currently, I have researched the RU but need 1.2 million credits to buy it and I'm around 20-30k XP away from researching the ST-I. I enjoyed the SP I C's gameplay towards the end of researching it, even though my WR was only 51% but the KV-4 seemed a little bland to me and I never felt that I was carrying the team yet I have a 56/57% WR in it. I'm thinking that the ST-I might be a better choice although it won't be as fun as the RU 251 where I can pretty much fly around with it.

 

Which one should I get first?



_sic #2 Posted 07 June 2016 - 08:31 PM

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Hi.

You answered your own question.

You said you will have fun running around in the ru.

And not in the sti.

So get the ru.

Buy a tank you have fun in, not one you might have good stats in.

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_Biggles_ #3 Posted 07 June 2016 - 08:33 PM

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Got some free XP for the ST-1 turret? If so, then ST-1. If no, then Ru. ST-1 needs the turret.

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GreatDragon4724 #4 Posted 07 June 2016 - 09:01 PM

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The st-I is a struggle if you havent been through the is-3 line because you will have to research the BL-9.... Until you have turret and top gun then its awful. So Yeh, unless you have free xp down the back of yer sofa then go 4 the ru-251

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Dassem_ #5 Posted 07 June 2016 - 10:41 PM

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doesn matter, theyre pretty much identical!

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pasdxd_NA #6 Posted 07 June 2016 - 11:00 PM

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Both have carp credit earnings. But IMO the RU is more "fun". Judging from your post, I'd say you agree and you've already made up your mind. 

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Dr_D_Kadenz #7 Posted 07 June 2016 - 11:18 PM

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Judging from the current meta that seems to rule tier 8, I would go for the ST-I if you are concerned about stats - and can free-xp the turret. The RU can be boatloads of fun, but struggles to perform at times. Carrying in it is hard.
IMHO, going for the ST-1 with the turret should be less of a disappointment. But since I haven't driven it and am barely blue in the RU, take it with a pinch of salt.

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minitelrose #8 Posted 08 June 2016 - 04:33 AM

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Both sides :

ST-1 without turret and gun ? Hmmmm

RU without engine or tracks ??? Hhhh!!!

prepare farming free XP if you don't want to add virtual paperweight in your garage.

oh, yeah, RU never makes credits. I don't know if that is a concern of yours. Never make a dime.

 

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Planemaster #9 Posted 08 June 2016 - 05:56 AM

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In  terms of free XP, I have around 43k of it. Been saving up since T 150 as I heard the ST-I is horrible at stock. But I'm more concerned about how each tank turns out at the end after all modules are researched, not the actual stock tank or grind.


Thirdfoxes #10 Posted 08 June 2016 - 08:55 AM

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Ru doesn't make credits - often it is -6k for a win and -30k for a loss (without using prammo). This will com down once I get 100% crew and ditch the food but that is still a loss of credits for a win.

I only have the RU and can tell you it is an exciting tank to drive - nipping around to take pot shots at the red team, lighting them up fo your team.

However, one hit and you're definitely into negative credits territory and spotting reds is only useful if your green team knows what to do with that info.

Whenever I encounter the ST1 in an entrenched position I relocate and pick off easier targets. The ST1 probably has better carrying abilities but I have enough heavy soviet tanks and like the change in pace in the RU.

fivasim #11 Posted 08 June 2016 - 09:44 AM

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Buy the RU and ram ST-Is

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Cookiebile #12 Posted 08 June 2016 - 09:54 AM

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View Postfivasim, on 08 June 2016 - 09:44 AM, said:

Buy the RU and ram ST-Is

 

Yup, thats the way to go! I rammed a is 8 to eternity yesterday in my RU. Well, I made him company btw...:medal:


 


gruff448 #13 Posted 08 June 2016 - 03:17 PM

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Both are great, but totally opposite. Speed, rof, fun or slow, high alpha, solid.

Planemaster #14 Posted 08 June 2016 - 08:12 PM

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Think I've decided now, gonna buy the ST-I first. Seems like a more solid choice as the RU looks to be a little harder to play.


Sander_Schoneveld #15 Posted 09 June 2016 - 06:17 AM

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View PostPlanemaster, on 08 June 2016 - 08:12 PM, said:

Think I've decided now, gonna buy the ST-I first. Seems like a more solid choice as the RU looks to be a little harder to play.

 

Good choice. Just learning the ST-I but its a very good tank at its tier. 

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gruff448 #16 Posted 09 June 2016 - 12:57 PM

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I'd agree; st-1 is slow but if you can live with that and the slow turret traverse very forgiving. You have to be on top of your game to do well in the RU a lot of the time. I've also found it a very different tank to play than any other as much of the time you can crucially effect gameplay without doing much damage-and sometimes without spotting much either. If the Reds spot you they often tunnel vision on you causing thier downfall-even though you can end the game with pathetic damage tallies you have still effectively been instrumental to a green victory in a totally passive way. Maybe it's a pacifists tank...


Edited by gruff448, 09 June 2016 - 01:00 PM.


iRok_official #17 Posted 09 June 2016 - 03:02 PM

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ummm RU251 boi:playing: that thing is just INSANE! DPM,SPPED,MOBILITY,ASCCURACY,...ARMOR...:teethhappy:

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gruff448 #18 Posted 09 June 2016 - 03:41 PM

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Everything about it is insane, one way or the other...

Thirdfoxes #19 Posted 09 June 2016 - 06:28 PM

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View PostiRok_official, on 09 June 2016 - 03:02 PM, said:

ummm RU251 boi:playing: that thing is just INSANE! DPM,SPPED,MOBILITY,ASCCURACY,...ARMOR...:teethhappy:

 

insane (negative) credits :D






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