I just read in blackdeath101's What class will you play? thread--found here-
--that there was talk of an archer class possibly being introduced later on...often the archer/snipe and assassin/rogue/thief are grouped together as in Grand Fantasia...but I don't know.
I don't know why everybody keeps on throwing this "possibly" wording around, when the Korean version released the class and race on the 25th, and puma said that they already have the files from that update. But that's an entirely different rant.
As for b73g21, there is an archer class on the way as I previously mentioned, and it may or may not specialize in dex, seeing as google translate does not like anything asian whatsoever, and that the base stats are different in their version than in ours (they also have added a 5th stat). As for gender locking, yes there is gender locking for every race (but every race can also be a warrior), but they do all the armor and animations so great, it really doesn't matter at all to me.