In the latest Final Fantasy XIV producer's letter, Naoki Yoshida tables the preview of v1.19 originally planned to thank players for their feedback on v1.18. Players have been quite vocal on the FFXIV forums about issues encountered with v1.18's arrival. Yoshi tells players that the feedback will help the team determine where further adjustment/balancing needs to occur.
Patch 1.18 marked the start of radical changes to Eorzea, across a wide range of the game’s features. We updated a lot of things, and I’m wondering if maybe we didn’t go a little overboard. We were debugging and balancing along with the development tasks, and trying to have the patch out as soon as possible. But the dev team and I are only human, so there were bound to be mistakes.
I realize some of you may be confused or upset at some of the sudden changes, but that’s why the forums are there for you to have your voice heard. So please leave us your feedback!
Read the full Producer's Letter on the Final Fantasy XIV forum.