Stop gender/race-locking new classes?

Syvani Profile Options #1

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I know a number of people who prefer playing a character of their own gender as a personal preference so they end up missing out on the new classes coming out. I'm not the only one who felt that gender locking the last 2 classes released was rather ridiculous. I could understand it for the Elins because they are an all female race, but the brawler and gunner? Not to mention the new class coming out is for Elin only again when they already have a race specific class that no other race has access to.

Where are the new classes for Aman, Baraka, and Popori? Where are the new classes for the males of Human, High Elf, and Castanic? I know Elins take up a good percentage of the player base, but if Elin was going to be the primary focus then why bother creating other races at all?

I'd suggest giving the ninja class to male cast/high elf over Elin.
Tstomix Profile Options #2

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From what I've read.. this is not up to EME. Blame KTera's Developers (Blue Hole Studios), they're the ones who designed the class. But yes, I agree, there should be less race/gender locked classes. I think a male castanic ninja would be extremely cool.
Edited by: Tstomix 12 months ago
Rorazoro Profile Options #3

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Yes, this must change. The ninja class sounds cool, but as a guy, I don't like to play as a female character. And I am sure many others will and have said the same. This is the 4th class that has come out that is either race locked that is female only (Elin Reaper and now Ninja) or race and female locked (Gunner and Brawler). It is very disappointing and discouraging. I love this game, and the graphics and mechanics are amazing, but the class system falling short compared to other MMORPGs like WoW, Blade & Soul, and even Everquest.
13lackBlood Profile Options #4

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In all retrospect they should just optimize the game and add more content. With the game being more stable they could then look to release the already existing new classes to the other races/genders but they would also need a bigger team to work on that as a general project and to have enough resources to even make it a possibility. As things stand right now the majority of players in KTera seem fine with what they have while we us here in NATera are just suffering from being behind content and having the game reduced to +15 elins dressed up afk in Highwatch.
Kiminitodoke Profile Options #5

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1. This is a F2P game, why are you complaining?
2. BHS already clarified that it takes too much time to create animations etc for all races.
3. Most players play female gender more than male. Proof:

4. Be glad that at least we're getting updates so often, even a p2p game like WoW doesn't release new classes yearly.
5. Think about it from BHS' perspective. If you knew what race and gender most players preferred then why would you waste time and money on others? After all, the main objective of a business is to earn profit.

I'd rather request game optimization than this.
Rorazoro Profile Options #6

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They could at least alternate between female and male gender lock when releasing classes.

Regarding the picture:
Disregarding the gender locked classes and races, that leaves 2 male characters and 1 female character.
Redmark777 Profile Options #7

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I play only Male Classes: Amani Male, Castanic Male, Human Male are my favorite races in the game. I don't mind Castanic Female or Amani Female or Human Female. This is our 4th upcoming class that's gender locked. GG again.
Edited by: Redmark777 11 months ago
Iyeru Profile Options #8

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Kiminitodoke on 04/12/2016, 04:35 PM - view
1. This is a F2P game, why are you complaining?
2. BHS already clarified that it takes too much time to create animations etc for all races.


Then why did they go free to play? Was there an actual reason for it? But, I do agree, we do need severe optimization for this game, especially when the UI/HUD uses flash and whatnot to render:

http://tera-forums.enmasse.com/forums/suggestions-on-tera/topics/Changing-the-technology-behind-the-UI-HUD-GUI
Edited by: Iyeru 11 months ago
raiden33 Profile Options #9

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cause there was more money to be made if they make it free to play technicly. why u ask? cause it keeps the population high, and those who can spend money on the game will (for both monthly benifits and for cosmetic) because its still a populated game cause of the f2p so it keeps the game fun and interesting with a bigger population to play with. if they kept it subscription based people would eventually just get tired of paying it when they cant afford to or dont have the time to put in the hours for some months and lead to decrease in population.


as for the main topic to this, like what the others been saying, its Korean based game. enmasse are just supplying the game to us as a translated version giving us some unique events now and then in between game updates. there isnt a whole lot they can change in the coding or allowed to change unfortunately. and when it comes to player models and animations they dont even have anyone hired to change these, so its best to learn some korean and complain on their forums.