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If they release ANOTHER female class, that will be my last and be a sign of this game becoming Tera 2.0.

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Play for the class you like, not the gender. Almost all action combat games are gender locked games at the moment. I play ranger because I like the bow combat and costumes like the Ranger Bern, not because I'm a pervert looking to get upskirts every time I EES.

 

(if you weren't aware, there are costumes/armors that aren't very revealing for many of the classes)

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The reason for the imbalance is the playerbase, believe it or not.

PA's original intention was to create these classes:

  • Tamer
  • Warrior
  • Valkyrie
  • Berserker
  • Ranger
  • Male Ranger Counterpart
  • Sorceress
  • Wizard
  • Musa

That's 4 female classes, 5 male classes.  They can even be quoted saying "There will never be a female wizard.".  Their original plans did not include:

  • Maehwa
  • Witch

It was the players asking for counterparts for classes that came after release.  That caused two things:  A, the class gender imbalance.  B,  Likely the male ranger counterpart being shelved.  The development time that went into the "trailer" classes instead went into Maehwa and Witch—which if I were to guess that's where the male ranger went to.

Maehwa, Witch, and Ninja were all added due to popular demand and were never intended to exist by PA in their original design of the classes.  Every time PA implements a class without a counterpart, popular demand asks them too.  Wizard and Musa were to be two stand-alone male classes (their intended counterparts were Sorceress and Tamer, if you'd believe it!).

So looking at the pattern, it isn't really PA saying "we should make more female classes than male classes".  They're responding to their audience asking for every class after release to have a counterpart (this goes for both male and female).  The unfortunate result, however, is that two of those classes were male, and that the original 5 classes aside from Warrior never got a counterpart.

PA is not afraid to make male classes.  They are not purposely pushing away from making male classes.  It's just that they're making counterparts when they didn't initially want to (which is, of course, up for discussion/debate in its own right).  They have said that they're open to making a male dark knight, we'll see how that goes.  They've repeated that they enjoy the Warrior/Valk counterpart differences the best (IE the classes play very differently, but have a similar fighting style/theme), so they may be planning out something that diverges from the DK a bit more, in which case it could be some time before they figure out what they want to do and give us a counterpart.

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I'm at a mindset where I don't mind because I play females. However, the idea here would be, pick a gender for your class. I think that'd solve all the issues. 

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I play females only in MMOs, but I'm totally cool with playing a male in literally any other genre, even in RPGs that aren't MMOs. It might sound weird, but I also wish there were no gender locks, because I get bored of seeing so many females, as hypocritical as that sounds lol.

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So with Dark Knight there are now only 5 male classes an a crazy 8 female classes. I plan on coming back to this game but it looks to me like it's headed in the direction of Tera. Is it so hard for mmo's to make male characters? Has sex really taken over the gaming world? No one seems to wanna look or be bad ass anymore. It seems everyone wants to be sexy or cute. I really hope Bdo doesn't go the Tera Rising route and screw over the people that only wanna play male characters. Sex sells I get it but come on mmo's don't sell out. 

To simply answer your question. Sex sells!

Now get a tube of lube and get right at it watching your waifuu boiii!

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It's what happens when you decide to lock classes behind genders/races instead of letting the player choose their own race, gender, and class individually.

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