First I have to agree that the Spring nerf is indeed needed. No more trench fighter spamming now.
I believe that 17% less damage, halved explosion radius and 3 seconds longer CD are all fine for experienced pilots.
But "direct hit no longer hurts soldiers" does punish pinpoint shot too much.
As a pilot, now you have to be between accurate and inaccurate to get a kill. Being too accurate, so that some darts directly hit the soldier's body and deal no damage. While being inaccurate does not deal enough damage to kill an infantry.
I couldn't count how many times I was doing an almost-crash dive, landing darts right on some infantry's body, having them perfectly surrounded by craters, and they don't die !
Why does direct hit deal no damage? That makes no sense.
Please leave a comment and let me know that I'm not the only one annoyed by this issue.