Oh, I get that in-game as well. I’ve had the same argument with people in LFG and nobody seems to get how GDKP is wide open for exploitation. Boosting is the same thing.
The argument isn’t that GDKP or Boosting are inherently bad. The problem is, nobody knows where the money is coming from. For all anyone knows, the player made a Mage and spent time AoE farming mobs in wherever for however many hours. Then again, the gold could have been bought.
What bothers me about all of this is that GDKP and Boosting have become two of the most reliable sources of gold generation in the game right now.
The materials market (Black Lotus, Arcane Crystals, etc.) have largely been influenced by bots. You can still cash in every now and then, but for the most part these are unreliable sources of income. The only time I’ve ever been able to find and pick a Black Lotus is when it’s just spawned and I happen to be there. Without fail, after I’ve picked it, 2-4 Hunters usually converge onto my location. These are un-guilded Hunters, wearing greens. If you’re a normie herb farmer, you cannot compete with that.
So, how to you make gold? And I mean reliable gold? You boost. Your guild runs a GDKP. And, somehow, the people paying you for either always have gold to spend. Where did they get that gold?
Ask yourself: if you can’t find a reliable source of income, then how about the folks paying for your boost? How about the people who paid for the GDKP items? Where did they get their money?