I have to know why if they want to focus on Party Play, why they don't add a feature like Vindictus and World of Warcraft have that automatically searches for people that want to do specific guildleves and assign accordingly.
Like, you'd pick your difficulty level, say five stars, and then it gives you a popup saying something like "There's this party forming that wants to do that guildleve/difficulty. Will you participate with them?" Or even just a general search option like "Find Other Players" that would give you a list of all guildleve parties forming.
Well, this isn't actually how partying is supposed to go, as SE has described it. When you are in a party, you get credit for all Guildleves even those you do not have activated.
SE has said in interviews that it is their wish that people will gather together in large parties and alternate spending Guildleves, meaning all players will get upwards of 128 Guildleves a day. In practicality, it is difficult to do that way, since if you possess a Guildleve when it is activated by someone else, yours is also activated, meaning to be most
efficient, you would have to have only one person get all of their leves, then another person go get all of their leves. Honestly, it's not that bad though, since one person can spend 4 Anima and teleport the entire party back to camp or town when someone needs leves. The downtime would be minimal.
They don't specifically say when the interview took place. These monthly magazines usually aren't as up to date as the weeklies, so with no other mention of the event, it's possible he meant Eorzea Prelive.
I think it's more likely that he was talking about information being provided at various points not just "here you go this is everything we're going to do in the next year" being dropped a week after the interview.
Actually for FFXI recently they gave a simple graphic that showed their entire plan for a year and called it a "roadmap". Given that they are using the same terminology here, it's possible that they will indeed do just that.