To get the answer to this, you have to rewind the clock to July 2017, when BladeBoques was banned twice for exploiting the game. He set off a firestorm of controversy on the forums when he attempted to defend his actions, resulting in the community calling him out on alleged lies and spinning. The thread dealing with his exploiting reached an astounding 117 pages when all was said and done.
Ergo, you might understand why the community is a little sore at a known exploiter receiving public acclaim from the studio. This is particularly troubling in light of how Black Desert has developed a reputation for allowing exploiters, cheaters, and hackers to run rampant through the sandbox MMO without any serious consequences.
“So is this like a new low?” one player asked. “I mean, we partnered an exploiter. Holy s**t, this company is a joke!”