Yea if the game is a blowout tonight against the Arizona Wildcats I will fire up the PS4 on my zone 2 monitor in my HT/living room. Get some Vanguard bounties done. I'm like 800/2000 until rank 2. I am thinking that either boots or gauntlets would be the best to buy. I plan on exotic chest peice if I still have that option when the time comes. Although a chest peice from the Vangaurd rep would give me more light I think. So last night we did Queen's mission, weekly and daily challenge. Weekly was super tough with Val turac, or whatever his name is, and daily was pretty easy (sword of Crota). Got 3 strange coin from weekly and nothing from daily. I'm guessing we needed to choose lvl 24 difficulty instead of 22. I wasn't fire team leader so I assumed it was automatic.marks and rep actually are not that bad. You can earn 500 rep per day from turning in all vanguard bounties (same with crucible). You gain I think like 3-4 marks per bounty (15-20). I'd say the best strategy is to do and turn in all bounties each day, complete the daily heroic, then run the strike playlist appropriate to your level. You will earn rep, marks and gear from it that will boost you to the next level. Should be able to buy purples within a day or two and be lvl 26, I'd guess after a solid week.
so what would be the best to use my ascendant shards and energy on first?