alfa- Medics have to learn how to surf very well or they will bring their team down (3 invite meds currently can surf VERY well consistently, the rest will need to adapt)
invite medics already know how to do this unless youre implying they dont which is just a bizarre thing to say
alfa- Roamer can actually be impactful in their flanks now and well-timed bombs won't be RNG because meds can run circles around rockets
this wont change the medic surfing away and the scout killing the roamer,its still all about timing and always was even with the current scout speed
alfa- Pockets can now take ubers and their decision making and skill will carry the team in fights as opposed to just being pedestrians every uber
and now instead of seeing ubers where you could bring any class in+a scout,now its just changed to being any class+the pocket,same thing different class only now its alot harder to catch teams with ubers as youre much slower
alfa- Demos will be much more impactful as they can pressure enemy heals better, if the det change goes through then demo might be the best class again
this is fair
alfa- Scouts will require to have very good movement and master dodging/surfing projectiles. Scouts will not be able to run in straight lines at people just because they have a beam on them. Using your buffs will actually matter now and dodging spams in fights will matter much more now
i would again argue that every scout in invite has the ability to hit their a and d keys,just like medics can surf
alfa- Offclasses can decide fights as meds cannot run away and just dodge snipers, spies, heavies. Being a good offclasser will now pay off instead of "lol their med is already on last and I can't push the next corner fast enough to catch him"
this isnt a good thing,sniper is literally powerful enough already
alfa- Mid fights will be now a battle of who preserves health better instead of just running your med away. Good luck feeding 4 and trying to get your med out just because scout speed.
people still wipe and lose their med with scout speed,yes meds will die more but it wont but nearly as drastic of a change from what it already is
all this change does is ultimately make invite teams just adapt,medics wont "get caught" more theyll BAIT more,teams wont stay in mid nearly as long theyll just bail if it looks bad since if you lose mid you lose the round.
(also this doesnt really make scout more or less skilled,they just wont go as fast,they still have the ability to aim and move)