Just got this email. Wonder how the community is taking/will take this. So much for old school.
"The most recent patch was HUGE and it's currently on our test server. How big was it? It totally overhauled melee combat, as well as a few things like "added the first pass at a fast travel system" and more. The whole thing was such a big deal that we had our lead designer write up a blog post explaining our thinking: http://www.legendsofaria.com/the-combat-overhaul/