I had a really great night, largely because over the last few days I have allowed myself to break free of the turtle a bit and communicate with other people. Sunday this was me hanging out with Warenwolf doing some stuff in the Dreaming City. During the first part of last night it was me hanging out on Discord with my good friend Grace while we were doing completely different things. I am not exactly sure what she was up to but I spent my time running strikes and heroic story missions in Destiny 2 to knock out two more powerful engrams for the week. I’ve talked briefly about this but it really is so much easier to get geared now than it was before. There seem to be an endless supply of opportunities for Powerful/Prime engrams to drop. I am not sure what the mechanics are behind it, but I have a buff that says it allows for the dropping of Prime Engrams, and to the best of my knowledge in spite of getting several of them… I have never seen it disappear. Apparently there was something I did called “Prime Attunement” that gave me the buff but for me… it largely just showed up without me realizing it.
Later in the evening I got together with SquirrelPope who assisted with one of the quests that I had outstanding and taught me the ropes of the Ascendant Challenge much like Waren had with the Blind Well the night before. Apparently the game took my desire to get a Tigerspite to heart because I now have three of them… none of them sadly with the god roll. I’ve managed to get my light level up to 560 which is still a good ways off from the cap of 600… but nonetheless a lot of progress. I am still very much in the phase of using whatever gear happens to be the highest light level, and that is probably going to be the case for awhile since I figure the grind will slow down significantly at this point. I am not exactly sure when Prime and Powerful engrams stop giving the huge boost that they do now. I will admit a lot of my slingshotting level was was the fact that I picked up Horror Story at 600 light. At some point I will probably start working on my other classes and that slingshot will be similarly handy for them as well.
One of the things that I have to talk about briefly is how great the collections tab is. As you run through the world and get items to drop they flag as being collected. If said item is a static roll, aka a pre-forsaken item you can always reacquire it from the collections tab at a reasonable light level. Right now I am 560 light and everything in the collections tab is showing as 540 light for reference. There are tabs like this for armor, exotics, ghost shells, sparrows, ships… basically anything that takes up vault space that you may or may not need to keep forever. At some point I need to have a great cleaning of the vault as I shard tons of items that I can get back from the collections tab. Similarly I need to start trying to finish the sets, seeing as you can still get most of it from planetary vendors. There are a few items that I got on the console that I never managed to get on PC, that I would really like to add to my collection.