Remember Trials Of Osiris during HoW? Full of people of all skill ranges, and it was the weekly ritual. The rewards? Great looking Egyptian themed armor and the flawless guns were elemental primaries. During the time that everyone was using Fatebringer, because of its arc element, trials came and introduced Solar Primaries. Everyone wanted to go flawless because the reward was enhancing your gameplay in PVE. PvP pinnacle weapons are great, but the playlist is empty right now. PvE pinnacle rewards would populate the playlist. D1 was had this thing. Playing Vault Of Glass for the Vex Mythoclast, a gun that melted in pvp and playing trials to earn primaries for PvE. TTK changed that, and so trials and competitive started going downwards. You play PvE to showcase your gear in PvP You play PvP to have great gear in PvE. That was D1.