Squadman45, on 19 May 2012 - 08:32 AM, said:
I disagree, ST-I module damage is big in ammo rack and loaders, practically all lateral hits and back hits in turret kill them (is not the first battle where with 3 hits lose ammo rack and 2 times loaders), apart this arty usually destroy something with splash or in an direct hit do a lot of damage (except AMX the other tier 9 suffer less module damage)... apart this i think that the hit boxes for ST-I are bugged because is not the first time that a hit left or right in the driver´s hatch kill him when in old IS-4 for example you need hit direct the hatch.
For me main problems with ST-I are the module damage to concentrate in reload modules and lack of firepower, i dont say that is a bad tank but for a heavy is nothing that i can have in the other tier 9 i have (well except AMX50-120) and sorry but ST-I is closer to E75 than IS-4, his lateral armor is weak, easy to pen, and turret has a clear weakspot that IS-4 turret doesnt has.
I can't agree to this bro, maybe you had bad luck or something. I can't feel more
module damage on my ST-I then on any other (and I got a plenty of tanks), and IS-4's turret can be penetrated too, just aim for this little metal-plate which is right above the gun, you'll be able to penetrate it's roof.
Sure, the LFP of the ST-I is extremly weak, but don't play it like any other tank, know it's strengths (again: Turret, gun depression, still very good UFP) and play it correctly.
Sure, maybe the Tank doesn't fit to your playstyle, but that doesn't mean it's a bad one. Same goes for the E-100 or the Jagdtiger, they seem to have many drawbacks, but one who's mastering them turns them into beasts.
And also look what guns got into the game, like M58 and M62, penetrating within WoT has never been easier. Other tanks get penetrated too.
Test the ST-I UFP against the "good old" guns, like 12,8cm and 130mm (oh and this crappy T34 of course), you'll get suprised. Even the drivers hatch of the ST-I looks enormous but still can bounce some things.