It is worth noting that many other games by different publishers have included prominent LGBTQ+ characters in their storylines in recent years. The Last of Us 2 is a notable example, depicting a powerful and emotional story of a lesbian relationship and a trans character without drawing attention away from the main plot. However, Lost Ark seems to be lacking in this aspect.
Despite the fact that there are thousands of LGBTQ+ players in the game, there is a distinct lack of representation in the world of Arkesia. It is surprising to think that there has yet to be a single instance of a queer character in the lore of Lost Ark.
As a large and influential corporation with a significant global fanbase, AGS has the opportunity to make a statement and promote love and acceptance in the upcoming Elgacia continent for the Western release. By including a prominent LGBTQ+ character in the game, AGS can not only make their fanbase proud, but also take a stand against hate and bring attention to the struggles of marginalized communities. The fight against homophobia and transphobia starts with representation, and it’s time for Lost Ark to take a step forward in this regard.
Its storyline and internal key characters are based on Eastern norms they can change an NPC sure that doesn’t matter much you won’t see them anyways but the storyline and base characters are based on Eastern norms, not Western norms.
Stop trying to force your western norms on non-western players.