FFXIV Producer's Letter Addresses Recent 1.18 Update Concerns
Needless to say that with such a huge update has come a few issues; one that Yoshida admits that the team may have went a little overboard with.
Patch 1.18 marked the start of radical changes to Eorzea, across a wide range of the games features. We updated a lot of things, and Im wondering if maybe we didnt 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.
In response to player concerns, Yoshida posted a new Producers Letter to help get the word out on upcoming changes and tweaks for 1.18a, but details on the 1.19 update have been put on hold.
Source: FFXIV Producers Letter