Yup, I also don't remember any official announcement about this change, but I remember that player Slodziutka Karyna made a post on a forum about it ~ year ago, people simply can see the difference that something is changed. When I was hunting with RP recently, he suddenly lost connection with the internet and monsters didn't stop attack him even for a moment. It was impossible before this change. I also heard about it from a lot of players from different servers, so it's not like I copied one guy's opinion. Tbh I don't have kicks, only crashes of the client so it is impossible to check it on my own character, I simply have no idea what's happen with my character during crash.