The way BDO is set up to exploit people with bad impulse control and other mental illnesses is definitely the least attractive part of the game. If feels borderline scummy just to be a participant in such a game, even if one goes out of ones way to play for free and avoid financially supporting the exploitative model. How the devs and people who labor on these forums to defend that exploitation look in the mirror I do not know. The tobacco companies said the same thing, while selling millions of people stuff that they knew was killing them. "It's legal, therefore it is moral, and if there's any problem it's the government's job to do something about it" has always been the favored excuse of bad actors, and it's always been transparently unconvincing as a logical argument. BDO literally sells boxes for real-life money that, when you open them, turn into a slot machine that spins around and around before finally coming to rest on the item you received from your "spin." The idea that this is not "encouraging" or "teaching" you to gamble, and that it is not "consistent with the style found in actual casino games," is beyond absurd. The entire thing is literally modeled off slot machines you find in casinos. To the point that the interface is an explicit copy of a casino slot machine.