Lost Ark is altering its gender-locked classes and skimpy feminine armor

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Lost Ark is a smashing success, and it’s seeking to hold that going. Western writer Amazon Games already created a brand new European area server and banned over a million bots, however there’s nonetheless extra work to be performed.

Namely, the MMO’s gender-locked classes will change. Presently, solely the Martial Artist and Gunner can be found to each in-game genders. Warrior is male-only; Mage and Assassin are female-only. You can in all probability already see the issue with this, and Amazon does too.

Speaking to Eurogamer, Amazon Games lead producer Soomin Park addressed the problem. “Smilegate is actively working on this,” Park acknowledged. “In the future, Smilegate RPG will be creating more counterparts for classes that are still gender-locked, and we will bring these to Arkesia in time.” Park defined that creating classes for each genders takes “more work than just making a differently gendered model available,” however the staff is placing within the work nonetheless. The feminine Berserker would be the first counterpart added to the game in Korea.

This pertains to one other concern: the skimpy armor most feminine classes are caught with. “We are making adjustments so that the more revealing options won’t be front and center in places like marketing or the initial character creation screen,” Park defined. “We are also including new outfit options that are not quite as revealing, but these are an addition and not a replacement.” The outdated outfits aren’t going away, however gamers may have extra choices for overlaying extra of their character’s physique — like protecting armor should.

These are good steps for Smilegate and Amazon to take. Lost Ark has 20 million gamers within the West, and it’s solely proper to supply classes and armor that make everybody extra comfy.