springrollsAirblasting downward is super weird right now; it makes the airblasted player glide across the ground like an ice rink for some reason. You can get airblasted over the pit on steel, land on the point, and continue sliding off like the point is coated in ice or something rofl.
syphLol yeah, they said that airblasting at a player's feet no longer misses. But it never missed it just made sense that pushing someone towards the ground wouldn't do anything, they are actually brainless.
I can understand exactly why they did this.
The new airblast takes into account the direction the pyro is looking, aiming slightly downwards probably shouldn't kill the airblast so it gets converted into this weird sliding thing.
When airblast was first in the game, it pushed people where you aimed too, except aiming downwards would do this incredibly dumb thing called "groundstalling". Basically whenever the pyro airblasted slightly downwards, the airblast would push you into the ground and stun you there, giving the pyro a completely free kill because you literally can't move for a bit.
I'm guessing valve added the sliding in because they didn't want this to happen, but it just demonstrates that the class has been pretty broken for years and years.