I'm a D1 beta player and dread to think the amount of hours I soaked into D1. I haven't checked and I'm not going to!
I used to play with a clan who sadly no longer exist as most moved from X1 onto PC but have many cherished memories of VoG and Crota's End especially. Figuring all the stuff out for the first time and waiting for it to go live was magical.
I probably stopped playing D1 around the Age of Triumph as real life got busy and unfortunately never cleared Wrath of the Machine, but I was completely content and happy with the journey as a whole.
I picked up D2 shortly after it's release and was initially pretty disappointed, grinding up to Leviathan power but eventually getting bored and found myself far from enamoured with the general lack of content.
I've now picked it back up again after a long period as I had heard that it's in nearly as good as place as it was with Age of Triumph and there is a wealth of content, which I'm delighted to see is the case. With this in mind however there is a great deal to catch up on.
I managed to hit 1012 from 750 in a few days but my question is does anyone still do the old raids? It seems that for Xbox destinylfg.net is completely dead (I'm not sure if this is because people are using the X1 in-console lfg or what) and I've been struggling to find anyone looking for the Leviathan raid, albeit I'm posting right on the reset time.
With Crown of Sorrow and Garden of Salvation in the mixer do people actually bother with Leviathan, Last Wish & Scourge of the Past?
I'm yet to purchase Forsaken or Shadowkeep as I wanted to see how far I could get with my power without them and then see if it's worthwhile. It's still a lot of money considering I bought the original game on release (£40 for Forsaken & Shadowkeep bundle through X1 store) and then with Beyond Light looming at another £50 it's arguably too much.
Long story short, is it worth my while getting Forsaken & Shadowkeep for the raids and exotics? That's primarily what I'm in the game for but I also love my crucible and failing at Trials (although I did go flawless a few times with help in D1!!!).