Play at your own pace
And follow the questline once you hit 20 you’ll start getting purples to just enjoy the game how you want to play
You might get banned just for playing the game 👍
Enemies can sometime destroy you so don't just spray and pray.
Agreed with the top play at your own pace and enjoy the game for what it is, eventually you’ll get to the higher tier loot. Also talk to a lot of people at the fort so you can get xp for factions (don’t worry you can skip dialog). Also you’ll eventually get to the strongholds and they are great for farming coins / loot.
Play the stories through on normal until you get a feel for the game then switch to hard, when your shield breaks move around constantly so it can regenerate, always make your left bumper ability a primer and your right a detonator. Play free play and strongholds for loot, play story missions or quick play for xp, do challenges and stronghold for coin
Play at your own pace or grind