protip: don't shard your old gear till your new gear passes that level, so only equip it when you are turning in bounties.
furthermore, if you get a chance to get Obsidian mind get that
I won't shard it, I also have a fully upgraded exotic helmet (light beyond nemisis )and the the armor I had is fully upgraded also so once I get my new stuff upgraded I'll switch back and forth as the situation warrants.
Yes, this can't be stated enough. To me it's also where things got a lot more flexible regarding time/rewards as well.
Up to 20 you're just trying to get 20. Once you're there, it's like a new game (sort of). You have to play with others a lot more in order to get the better gear. I just ground out my gear doing the daily story, public events, and the occasional strike. That got me to 28 on the old vendor gear pretty quickly and easily.
Now I really enjoy hitting the Roc list for 2-3 strikes at a time. I just did my first weekly heroic (sad right? Thanks x1stMexicianx!), and attempted CE for the first time (we got carried by a 32, but was a really good learning experience!). I look forward to the next time I can go take a crack at the raid. I might try to LFG it this afternoon after I get out of this workshop!
As I've said before, Destiny really plays to a specific audience. If you are into investment games, then you'll love this game. You get new toys, you level them, then you fight harder stuff, get more new toys, ect. Then it peters out, you play something else for a while, then the next content drops and you do it again. SOJA said it best when it was like Gambling! Like with Xur's engrams when he has them...
I still love playing. As soon as I get my 25 Strikes for Bad Juju done, I hope I can get my Thorn PVP stuff done as well.
Same here for the most part, fieryprophet pretty much carried me through my first weekly nightfall, big up to FP by the way, but it was exactly that a learning experience.
BTW if you can friend Prophet and play with him. Hes pretty much a badass.