That would be a result of lag. The smoke bomb request reaches the server before the kill request. I've seen it happen plenty of times the other way too- the smoke comes out, but the kill request reached the server first. If we had dedicated servers things like that wouldn't happen quite so often, but Ubi is cheap, soooo... there it is.
to be more specific its just the best defensive and offensive ability. there is a reason why almost everyone has it. Its at a point where if it was taken out ALL game modes would change (probably for the better). i think everyone agrees though that they have to rely on smoke bomb in the first place because there is no other ability that works as a good defense. (god knows crowds don't work.) but if they replaced it with some ability that used for defensive purposes only i would totally dig that. im just really tired of being offensively smoke bombed. god its boring.
It's because virtually every instance of its usage is to replace skill. If you need to use Smoke Bombs to get that stun, then you weren't skilled to get it. If you use Smoke Bombs to land a Focus + Poison, then you were not good enough to get it on your own.
Other abilities like Firecrackers, Wipe, Tripwire Bombs, Glimmer, and many others do not guarantee a kill or stun even when used properly. You don't drop a Firecracker expecting your pursuer to stop and wait for you to stun him. You don't drop a Wipe and expect your Target to hold still and let you kill him. Every bomb ability does two of four things.
Money Bomb is supposed to do 1 and 3. Wipe does 2 and 3. Firecrackers does 3 and 4. Tripwire bombs does 1 and 2 (maybe 4 idk) except it has a ridiculously long activation time. What does Smoke Bombs do? ALL ****ING 4 AT ONCE! You can use a push glitch to discover players in a smokescreen, so it does 3 as well. That tells you how powerful it really is.
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