Crucible is SO much fun! Just equip a decent pulse rifle like Bygones or Go Figure and you’re good to go. If you play Hunter, make sure you play Solar class and equip Barrage of Blades (assuming that was your new subclass unlock during The Forsaken’s campaign) and you’ll be pretty unstoppable and rack up the multi-kills.
I’m not a gear snob either and pretty much equip whatever drops I get that are higher than my currently equipped gear. I do have some favourite weapons that I keep upgrading though - I always run with Thunderlord (power) and Bad Reputation (energy) in PvE. I vary my kinetic weapon and currently juggling either Ace of Spades, Tigerspite, Bygones or Go Figure. In PvP I play with a pulse rifle as my kinetic and Trust (revolver with explosive payload and firefly!) in my energy slot. I rarely use a power weapon in Crucible, but I prefer a linear fusion rifle for some insta-snipes.
Gambit is a hell of a lot of fun. I’m still grinding the Breakneck auto rifle and have another 16 matches to go before it’s done… At least all my kill milestones for the quest are done, so now I can play with any weapon other than an auto rifle (which is terrible for Gambit). I recently for the Malfeasance quest drop as well, so I’m busy doing the Dreaming City stuff for it before I head back to Gambit for those milestones.
Did you manage to complete your sleigh and all the Dawning triumphs? It feels like the Essence of Dawning drops started getting scarce over the weekend, as I had 5 more cookies to bake for the full 120, but only managed to farm 30 essence in a 5 hour period! I need to hurry up, as the reset is tomorrow evening and then the event is done. I want my insta-spawn sled!