If you’ve found this article, you already know about boosting services and want to participate and offer your expertise to the world. Or you’ve randomly stumbled upon the headline and decided to get some insights to satisfy your curiosity. Nonetheless, a quick summary won’t hurt, so let’s refresh the terminology:
Boosting – the process of assisting the players with in-game tasks, such as acquiring items, raising the character’s level and power, or completing complex tasks;
Booster – the experienced player who performs the boosting service for a fee. It is the role you are going to apply for, eventually, once you get to know more about the profession and the criteria to join the ranks;
Recovery and Sherpa – types of boosting services where you either have to log in on the customer account and perform specific tasks with the enabled VPN and Stream or play on your game account and perform the service shoulder to shoulder with the player;
Boosting Company – your potential employer and provider of services for Destiny players.
CV – your resume with the listed game expertise, most notable feats, previous experience, and contact information. We’ll show you how to make a good one!
With these basics in mind, let’s get you started on how to become the Destiny 2 Booster.
Expectations and Realities of Boosting Workflow
I had my fair share of various job experiences before my first steps with in-game services, so I can say this confidently – being a booster is a fantastic career experience once you accept the fact that boosting is far more complicated than just playing the game very well.
Earning money by playing the game is a blessing and a curse; the trick is finding the perfect balance between those sides of the coin. There are a few Significant Pros that are coming to mind right away.
First of all, it is a Remote Job with a Flexible Schedule. You can work from the PC you’re comfortable with, and as the new day begins, your travel time from the bed to your workplace takes only a few steps with the stop for the coffee in your kitchen. I highly value the casual home environment and the opportunity to have small breaks while in my comfort zone.
Secondly, even the most complex in-game tasks and hardcore activities can’t take away from the fact that you are playing your favorite game, making it a much less stressful work environment than most desk jobs or positions with lots of responsibilities and paperwork.
Nowadays, finding a job that matches your interests and suits your financial needs simultaneously is challenging. That forces many to lower their expectations and settle for what they can get. Choosing to do what you’re good at and passionate about is a big win.
However, the Pros met with some balanced Cons you can work around. Regarding money making, your income in this line of work depends entirely on your time investments and sustainable performance under changing circumstances. The competition is high, and to grow as a booster, you must constantly improve, hone your skills and adapt to the ever-changing game environment. It requires dedication to keep up with the game, push your boundaries and master the more challenging content. Many players start boosting without ambitions behind the process and quit when they feel stuck and unable to keep up with the market demand instead of paying more attention to progress and putting the work to rise above their level and push forward. While other great boosters that I know put in the hours, continue to grow and earn respectable salaries.
It’s not an easy task as one may think to play the game constantly – try running the same raid or dungeon for more than 8 hours a day, and soon enough, your mind will beg for a change.
Finding ways to dilute the routine and keep yourself from burning out is essential, but you cannot avoid it entirely, so you must have a certain amount of patience for monotonous work.
Summarizing the picture, you can see that Boosting is not a resort but a well-balanced job like many others in the Labor Market, with great opportunities, fair work conditions, and manageable difficulties. And, of course, a particular set of skills inherent to professional boosters.
Core Professional Skills
The essential thing required from a Booster is an excellent understanding of the game and the corresponding level of mastery. Let’s see which specifics we can use to measure your Destiny expertise level and what general characteristics and traits impact boosting the most.
Mastery of all Classes – you can freely change between available characters and know how the builds and exotic traits work, being able to apply a working build for the endgame activity on the fly when required.
Theory Crafting and understanding complex game mechanics, such as Buff Stacking and Damage Reduction, is necessary.
Experience with the Endgame Content – you should have multiple successful completions of relevant Dungeons and Raids or notable ratings and stats in PvP, such as completed Flawless Trials.
With the endgame content regularly updated and new activities added every season, it is vital that Boosters can study and quickly progress the new content. Adapt, overcome, and lead the way – such is the way of the Booster!
Playing on the Cutting Edge – boosters are the first responders to the meta changes, using the best available tools to their advantage and constantly keeping up on the max power level, always on top. When the game becomes work, you must invest time!
Some general traits that greatly help any professional Destiny player include the ability to work in a team, quick thinking to adapt to ever-changing conditions, and resilience to sit through many hours of the same gameplay daily and remain focused to maintain the quality of provided service. And finally, suitable hardware capable of running the game well and streaming it for the customer in recovery mode is a must.
Make Your Booster Resume
It will help you gather all the proof of your experience in a single document, so let’s make the Destiny Booster CV. Depending on the role you are going to apply for, prepare the links to provide the following data:
Raid and Dungeon reports for PvE Boosters track the amounts of raid completions per each difficulty, K/D stats, and the Sherpa tracking number of players you have guided (boosted) through the specific raid;
Destiny Tracker – general profile tracker, the all-in-one solution showing your Ranks, Lifetime Statistics, and provides both the PvP and PvE overviews.
Once you’ve saved the Tracker statistics, write down a few words to accompany the statistics with the information that might benefit your application and tell the potential employer more about your game experience. Highlighting some of the game skills we’ve mentioned earlier and attaching screenshots with your in-game feats will be a great addition to your resume – share your great boss DPS or highlight profile achievements you are proud of! And finally, choose some contacts you can share and use for proper communications once you send the application..
Looking for Vacancies
Now that you’re ready to present yourself to the boosting company, it is time to navigate the market and find the options. Besides the quick Google search, take some time to evaluate Trustpilot reviews for the boosting companies, as you can get the most information you need about the service provider from the customers. Verified companies like Kingboost.net, with thousands of high-rated reviews, are undoubtedly worth sending the application – navigate to the «Work With Us» menu, usually located in the site header, fill out the form with the requested information, and wait for the response!
Preparing for Interview
A little bit of anxiety is to be expected, especially when you’re making your first steps in the new area. But really, you should remain collected and remember – the services need experienced players as much as you need them to get the job, so focus on clearly presenting your game expertise and showing your worth to the company. Prepare a list of your questions about the company and the position to understand the internal processes better.
Provide any additional information if necessary, and wait for the approval – there is not much to worry about if you are confident in your skills. The first steps may be challenging, but once you quickly get used to the workflow process, the rest will be history.
I wish you good luck, Guardian. Go and get the job you’re looking for!