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Webzen Inc. | Official Site
Action RPG | Genre:Fantasy | Status:Final  (rel 07/11/12)  | Pub:Webzen Inc.
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17 posts found
  JILogan11

Novice Member

Joined: 2/14/11
Posts: 18

 
OP  6/28/12 4:58:29 AM#1

D/Ld. Logged in. Class Gender Lock. Uninstalled.

  GTwander

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Joined: 3/14/09
Posts: 6125

LARPer Hunter

6/28/12 4:59:30 AM#2

Cool story broholla.

Writer / Musician / Game Designer

Now Playing: Skyrim, Wurm Online, Tropico 4
Waiting On: GW2, TSW, Archeage, The Rapture

  edosmv

Novice Member

Joined: 11/12/07
Posts: 1

7/04/12 9:25:41 AM#3

GENDER LOCK FTW!!! UNINSTALL

  RageMonster

Novice Member

Joined: 10/16/05
Posts: 120

7/05/12 12:55:27 AM#4

The game is in open beta and not all the features are fully implemented.  If you want a sandbox then go to another game.  The focus here is action adventure and not MMO.  It is closer to guild wars than it is to WOW.   I am not a fan of gender lock either but have been playing and it is not a deal breaker when you consider the other features it offers.

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  Banquetto

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Joined: 10/06/09
Posts: 1017

7/08/12 7:35:34 AM#5


Originally posted by Sseabeast
The game is in open beta and not all the features are fully implemented.

Pretty sure it's not going to suddenly add gender choice in between open beta and launch, though.


Originally posted by Sseabeast
I am not a fan of gender lock either but have been playing and it is not a deal breaker when you consider the other features it offers.

On this I agree with you. But some people get awfully hung up on gender - mostly adolescent male gamers who aren't confident enough in their masculinity to feel comfortable playing a female character in a game.

  dreamsofwar

Novice Member

Joined: 4/04/09
Posts: 471

7/08/12 7:39:30 AM#6

Is it just me or is gender locking a big immersion breaker? I imagine it cuts down on development time but isn't it also sexist? Gender locking seems to result in a tank class being an overly muscly male and a magic wielder being a doll in skimpy clothing. Does less armour also cut down on development costs? I'd be interested to hear what others think ^^

  Banquetto

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Joined: 10/06/09
Posts: 1017

7/08/12 4:19:23 PM#7

I don't see it as any more of an immersion breaker than any other constraint on character creation. e.g. Race-locked classes, or indeed even the very concept of classes. Anything that prevents you from making the precise character you envision is going to break someone's immersion, whether that's a female warrior in C9 or an undead shaman in WoW or a plate-wearing spellcaster in most class-based games.


I'm sure it does cut down on development costs. But I think mainly it's a design style which dates back to non-RPG games. I'm thinking a lineage going back through Diablo, Golden Axe, hell even Gauntlet. Games where you select a character to play, you don't create one. Action-RPGs are bringing a blend of arcade action and CRPG, so it's not surprising to see some tropes of arcade action games there.

  User Deleted
8/06/12 9:54:30 AM#8
Originally posted by Banquetto

 


Originally posted by Sseabeast
The game is in open beta and not all the features are fully implemented.


Pretty sure it's not going to suddenly add gender choice in between open beta and launch, though.

 

 


Originally posted by Sseabeast
I am not a fan of gender lock either but have been playing and it is not a deal breaker when you consider the other features it offers.


On this I agree with you. But some people get awfully hung up on gender - mostly adolescent male gamers who aren't confident enough in their masculinity to feel comfortable playing a female character in a game.

 

 

Hi, adult comfortable with his sexuality who sees gender locking as nothing more than lazy programming.

Also its a huge immersion breaker.

 

Did i mention its lazy on the developers side since now they get to skip making two sets (male/female) of gear and character modles?

 

Its the callsign of either a game that was too cheap to spend the extra time making the extra sex or a game that was rushed.  I think a bit of both here.

 

Looks interesting but i will not support a game that gender locks classes...its the only way they will stop doing it.

 

 

  lalapoo

Novice Member

Joined: 7/30/12
Posts: 16

8/06/12 9:57:04 AM#9
Originally posted by JILogan11

D/Ld. Logged in. Class Gender Lock. Uninstalled.

Give them money or shut up.  F2P FTW.

  DoomBDragon

Novice Member

Joined: 11/15/06
Posts: 13

12/20/12 1:44:15 AM#10
Yeah to me this game is dead because of stupid sexism rules. This is an mmo we should not be gender locked. Go die in a pit C9.
  birdycephon

Novice Member

Joined: 8/08/09
Posts: 1327

Not Safe For Woona (NSFW)

12/20/12 2:15:31 AM#11
And it looks like the English version is missing the boob size slider.
  Banquetto

Apprentice Member

Joined: 10/06/09
Posts: 1017

12/21/12 5:29:20 AM#12


Originally posted by DoomBDragon
This is an mmo we should not be gender locked. Go die in a pit C9.

It's not an MMO. It's a small-group instance RPG with a lobby town (like Guild Wars 1).

  tom_gore

Hard Core Member

Joined: 2/27/09
Posts: 1789

12/21/12 6:42:56 AM#13

All MMOs should have RL gender lock. Playing a character of the opposite gender should be a bannable offense.

Would end up looking much more realistic, with chicks few and far between.

 

  tom_gore

Hard Core Member

Joined: 2/27/09
Posts: 1789

12/21/12 6:45:00 AM#14
Originally posted by Banquetto

On this I agree with you. But some people get awfully hung up on gender - mostly adolescent male gamers who aren't confident enough in their masculinity to feel comfortable playing a female character in a game.

 

I hope you can realize the irony in your post.

The most common reason for playing a female character is "because I don't want to look at a man's ass all the time".

  birdycephon

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Joined: 8/08/09
Posts: 1327

Not Safe For Woona (NSFW)

12/21/12 4:26:25 PM#15
Originally posted by tom_gore

Would end up looking much more realistic, with chicks few and far between.

 

You do realize that in a 'realistic' environment, the ratio between male to female is about 1:1, right?

  Banquetto

Apprentice Member

Joined: 10/06/09
Posts: 1017

12/22/12 12:20:26 AM#16


Originally posted by tom_gore

Originally posted by Banquetto On this I agree with you. But some people get awfully hung up on gender - mostly adolescent male gamers who aren't confident enough in their masculinity to feel comfortable playing a female character in a game.  

I hope you can realize the irony in your post.

The most common reason for playing a female character is "because I don't want to look at a man's ass all the time".



Legendary necro! But you're right, it's ironic that adolescent lack of confidence in one's masculinity is both a good reason to play a female character and a good reason not to.

The internal conflict this engenders (sorry for the fun) no doubt contributes to the fact that any discussion of avatars of the opposite sex produces more heat than light.

  ShadowVlican

Novice Member

Joined: 8/17/11
Posts: 109

12/29/12 11:16:52 AM#17
gender locked indeed... but the action combat is nice and fluid.. much like dragon nest