On the official forums, Zenimax Online Studios (ZOS) has has posted special Public Test Server (PTS) patch notes which explains some of the significant changes made to light and heavy attacks. ZOS cautions that these changes are part of an off-cycle test and these changes may or may not be incorporated at a later date.
ZOS is very interested in player feedback on these changes.
Viewer discretion advised: coarse language and frequent scenes of ignored harvesting nodes and unlooted mobs which some viewers may find disturbing. While I focus on crafting, I came across this video on “Animation Cancelling” on Reddit that will help crafters defend themselves during their expeditions outside civilization. The pace of the video doesn’t feel rushed and clocks in just shy of 17 minutes.