Technically it's the Owners you need to convince, not ARC We make recommendations (based on feedback from the Feedback Form), but we do not vote to change the rules, the Owners do. There are plenty of ARC recommendations that the Owners choose not to follow, and plenty of Owner votes that go through without an ARC recommendation.If dozens of players telling us that one new rule is unsafe, both on here (where we've been asked to provide feedback), and live at playtests, and that isn't going to convince ARC, I seriously have to question the entire point of having these playtests at all.
FWIW, the original proposal to change to the two-leg version of Bind *did* come from ARC (and was voted on and approved by the Owners). As with anything in the Playtests, we'll keep an eye on the feedback and make new recommendations as appropriate based on the feedback. I will note that earlier feedback forms resulted in a small number of comments asking whether the new version of Bind was safe and to review its status. We did not feel sufficient feedback was received on this matter compared to items higher on the list (like shield size and combat changes). As playtests continue, we will continue to narrow in on smaller items and recommend changes if we feel they are warranted based on the feedback, but at the end of the day the Owners vote on rules changes, not ARC.