It's been great to see the new changes in the test server. In particular I love the additions to the crafting UI and the adjustment to logging XP. Combat seems to be coming along nicely but I do have one qualm.
When holding an attack and getting whacked by a bear I immediately responded with an involuntary counter-attack. I'm not sure how well this will work out in PVP. It seems like the extreme speed of that counter attack is going to be very difficult to block, dodge, or avoid and due to only being triggered by receiving a hit you will always be in proper range. Also, it mucks with the tactical decisions of the player holding the attack in the first place. I would rather be able to decide when I release my attack.
That said, I'm thrilled with the progress so far and can't wait to see what's yet to come. Thanks to the devs for all the work and dedication to making Xsyon a better place.