messiahmastercomspeople werent using iron bomber for the hitbox size originally. its the faster det and simply being able to do damage while closely missing evading people is the reason why its used. if the hitbox got changed people will still prefer IB just sayinkrollicI think this is poor reasoning. The crossbow is for all intents and purposes objectively better than the various needle guns and yet no reasonable person makes the case that it should be banned simply because it is better.Because the only thing carrying the iron bomber to total domination of the GL meta is this one unintended stat (not any sort of interesting new mechanic), and if it was fixed, then we could see more variety based on the mechanics of different rollers. These weapons you mentioned are completely different classes of utility versus the stock (especially the melee weapons), so I find it misleading to mention these examples.
Boston basher > Bat
Ubersaw/Solemn Vow > Bonesaw
Pick axe's and Crit stick > Shovel
Who gives a shit if it has an unintended upside? There are plenty of weapons and mechanics that possess effects that weren't designed as such. Demo has it rough enough and if a weapon makes his life a little bit easier versus today's scouts and soldiers then I support it.
i think most people (myself included) used iron bomber because it "felt better", and the hitbox explains that