Hey everyone! Just to clarify, yes, you need to have dealt a percentage of damage to Scratchy in order to receive credit to complete the quest. You won’t need to actually skin him. However, we hear you on the design of this quest since it can be a huge bottleneck when a lot of people are waiting around to complete the quest.
I’ve talked to the team about this quest (and some others with similar bottlenecks) and the team is aware of these issues.