As it stands, BDO's questlines are the bare minimum of effort every time. They're extremely minimal without any cutscenes past Calpheon, and there aren't any storylines with characters that are memorable in any way. Black Desert is severely lacking in the story department, and hearing Pearl Abyss speak on this makes it even more baffling. They talk about doing things like adding instanced areas for important story quests, how future updates will explore the story of different ethnic groups/races/concepts—And yet we don't see any of this actually playing out in a way that's particularly exciting or engaging. The story is there, and after a certain point (I'd say Mediah) it really picks up and starts being pretty interesting—but it isn't actually presented in a way that's interesting. Plenty of people would actually be interested in BDO's story, games like FFXIV are well-known for having an amazing storyline. The only reason that most don't stick around or don't make it known is because there really isn't all that much to go off of. I think that if BDO focused more on its story, even just a bit, it could really be something spectacular. Story can tie into PvE, PvP, and basically every facet of the game if you let it. We aren't the "big hero" in most questlines and that's entirely okay. I like PA's quirky way of presenting us questlines where the people don't seem to recognize us as heroes all the time. But it still would be nice if we could get some more focus on presenting the story in a way that's engaging, gets people involved, and can even get people excited to see where the story leads.