So, I’ve seen a few comments claiming that the result of Tracer vs. Scout was botched. Well, I’m here to clear up. That’s right, I’m gonna debunk everyone’s claims of bias or other bullshit. Game on, fanboys.
For those of you wondering, this claim is referring to this video right here:
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Now, is Scout faster than Tracer? Yeah, sure. Why not? But that only really applies to gameplay, and as we saw in the Cinematics, Tracer can cover a LOT more distance than she can in the games.
Did he outrun a rocket? - Yes. One that he had a head start against, and was clearly catching up to him
Did Scout outrun a bullet train? - Yes. One that he had a head start against, and was quite clearly catching up to him.
Wow. So impressive.
And if there’s one thing I’m sick and tired of, it’s the fact that most people seem to be treating the difference in speed to be that of Flash vs. Quicksilver. Do you wanna know a little secret?
THE DIFFERENCE IN SPEED IS NOT THAT BIG! STOP! TREATING IT! THAT! WAY!!!
Now that that’s said and done, let’s take a look at another bullshit claim.
Maybe, but as Boomstick pointed out:
The damage done by a direct hit from a rocket, as stated from the TF2 wiki, is 270 on a crit, and 90 as standard.
Oh yeah. Totally. If it were only one rocket, and if we weren’t using gameplay only. In gameplay, Scout would’ve been obliterated. But, Death Battle decided to buff Scout by letting him have a cinematic feat.
And Tracer’s Pulse Bomb can deal 400 Damage. Which is a few times higher than Scout’s max damage.
You wanna know how she survived? Here’s a hint: That wasn’t the taunt kill.
The taunt kill looks like this:
Scout’s attack in the Death Battle animation looked nothing like that. And uh, quick question, but uh, how did Scout do all those other attacks if he was under the effect of ‘Bonk!’? Again, he had a buff given to him by the Death Battle team.
So, Tracer was given everything in the cinematics. Last I checked, that was her Pulse Pistols, her Chronal Accelerator, and her Bombs. Scout was given the same treatment, he had his baseball bat, his shotgun, his pistol, and Bonk- Wait… What cinematic was that in again?
Oh, and then there’s the points that this comment made that are very compelling.
So let’s add an extra .01 seconds to that. Last I checked, pulling a trigger doesn’t take that long, and your BS that is “She saw it coming several seconds beforehand” Is the equivalent of saying “Tracer and Widowmaker can manipulate the flow of time!” Which pushes the result even MORE in Tracer’s favor. Also, Scout was also bragging and being a lot cocky before firing his gun too. He’s not exactly being an assassin.
And last time I checked, Scout couldn’t take both his pistol and a can of Bonk! At the same time in a fight, what’s your point? This isn’t gameplay.
You know what else the Bonk does? Or rather, what it DOESN’T do? - protect from knockback. Tracer’s bomb should’ve, y’know, knocked him away. Far far away. You want proof? Here’s your proof, taken directly from the TF2wiki:
Huh. Didn’t know that this was Halloween. Good to know that this was Halloween. So, on one day out of the 365 days of the year, Scout would have had magic to use. So helpful.
Wow. Just… Wow.
I don’t even know a good comeback for that, so I’m just gonna leave this here, and just say that anyone who uses that bullshit argument is basically this.
Well, I’ve topped off on how much salt I can handle, so I guess it’s back to the character sheet making for me. If you want a hint as to what it is, it’s a futuristic successor.