So, it's been a while now that AoE Weapons do not apply Afflictions in an AoE anymore.
I'm currently planning my next party and it's quite a big problem to not know when it will be fixed, and even IF it will be fixed. We can't even be sure it is not a Silent Nerf.
Honnestly, this is quite annoying.
Being able to apply status in an AoE was quite nice and added some diversity to Martial builds.
However, I can see why they would want to prevent this. Even if I don't agree I could at least understand and plan my builds accordingly.
But it hasn't been confirmed either...
I think we deserve an official answer about this.