|Remy P Gilbeau|
AND the AoO is triggered AFTER casting
No, the Melee AoO is triggered before the cast, and if you hit, there is no concentration check. They automatically lose the spell.
However, if you Ready an Action to shoot someone if they cast, that happens after the cast.
They wanted to reward the Melee fighter for getting up in the caster's face without utterly invalidating casters by letting every ranged character (everyone who's not the Melee fighter) keep any caster they encounter permanently locked down and essentially helpless.
|Owen K. C. Stephens Developer, Starfinder Team|