I joined near the end of house of wolves. Got to lv32 Full New Monarchy gear with a thorn and sniper as my weapon. Exotics where a challenge to get as i could only earn 9 strange coins a week, sometimes less because i had to hope that i could run the damn strike for that set of coins as i never bought any DLC. Getting any Exotic gun was tedious, getting better items was something that took months to do. And when i did get a gun. GOOD LORD was i happy. I had to solo the Thorn quest because i was never able to play on my ps4 (never had one at the time) and so i could not add people to help me. I had things to do, goals to reach. If i shot some one i would hit them (DAMN BLOOM WHY) and kill them. The TTK was the first 2nd raid i did. I hated it, 100% mechanics with no chance of breathing room. I can't hold a team together if one person messes up too much. That is why i never bothered with the raid in TTK. The WOTM is similar to the VoG. Your light makes bosses weep as you demolish them while still requiring skill to progress each phase of the boss. I just hope destiny 2 gives the same feeling.