Rhetorical question actually, my bad. The answer is simple: They don't test sһit at all, that's how. 2 years after the game's release they decide to simply shove the Arsha mechanics up our bum, after players have repeatedly voiced their concern about the CC mechanics on said server being detrimental to the game. It was supposed to be a test server, and we tested it plenty and people deemed it to be utter sһit and yet here we are (not to mention that our so called Arsha server existed for over a year in KR as a simple test channel). After PA have demonstrated to not understand their own game in the slightest by forgetting (oops) that classes have spammable stiffness skills they try to apply a bandaid fix which turns PvP into a complete and utter joke. As per usual certain classes benefit from these changes more than others, more emphasis is being put on cheesy mechanics and 100-0 deaths within a few skills. This is on top of the recent gearscore mechanics which -needless to say- are complete garbage as well and create bigger gaps than ever before. The CC changes lead to the impression that BDO is somehow a 1vs1 game. How are you supposed to keep track of enemies during group fights that already exceeded their max cc count? It's terribly unintuitive when certain skills simply don't work anymore due to circumstances which are out of your control and not immediately visible in any shape or form. Not to mention that a metric ton of skills apply multiple CCs on target which leads to even more confusion and broken PvP engagements. PA is trying to fix problems which didn't even exist in the first place. This right there is a fuсking special gem. So in all their wisdom and in an effort to mitigate long cc chains they make it possible for you to get repeatedly down smashed during group fights (or even by certain classes in a 1vs1). Omegafuсkinglul. Not to mention that not every class has air/down smashes in their inventory to begin with, once again solid evidence for PA seemingly forgetting how their own game works after suffocating in all the sweet $$$$$ they made from it. So how about instead of messing and completely changing the cc behavior of this game (which didn't warrant for massive tweaks in the first place) 2 years after release PA actually listens to their playerbase and tackles genuine problems? The only decent fix for our current situation is a complete rollback for every change going back to the status quo before the increased AP scaling. And no, I don't wanna hear from some 400 GS lifeskiller that I just need to adjust and learn new combos xdddddddd cause it isn't even about that.