DAY 4: Destiny’s economy just exploded. In fact it’s now a game in itself
Before level 20, you only really need to concern yourself with Glimmer (the standard currency), loot drops, XP rewards, and the odd encrypted engram. Oh how I look back upon those simple, naïve days in amusement. Because now I have access to four different currencies, four (soon to be five) distinct gear-traders, and four brand-new meta-systems for acquiring access to the big loot. With weekly Heroic-level Strikes now unlocked, and weekly Raids coming on Tuesday, not to mention daily, high-level story missions being unlocked as live events, I now have more than enough big, serious content to earn a healthy amount of the Vanguard points needed to buy Legendary gear in The Tower.
Similarly, now that my friends and I are becoming a force to be reckoned with in Crucible PvP (seriously, you should have seen us last night. We were terrifying), I’m racking up the Crucible points that will buy me even more stuff. Beyond that, there are the three factioned traders in The Tower. Align yourself with the one whose gear best suits your class and style, and you’ll fight on their behalf. Thus, your points will be fed into levelling up your relationship with them, granting access to better and better gear. And then, there’s XUR, the travelling trader, who I’ve just been told will be arriving in The Tower this weekend. Probably only sticking around for a few days, he deals exclusively in the rare Strange Coin currency. I currently have two of them. Let’s see what he’ll sell me.