I have been playing since headstart, like I'm sure a few of you guys have. I have full Tier 3 human cultural (- head slot because I don't want em) on both my Ranger and my Mesmer.
I agree that the price on the items are really high, but definitely not unreachable. I decided not to go for a legendary because I didn't like either of the Bows, and I don't like the RNG factor of getting a precursor. With that in mind, and the human cultural armours looking so fricking cool for female characters, I decided to work for these. I've had my fair share of lucky drops along my adventures (dyes, exotics which sell for 2-4g etc) but I never really grinded out for hours on end at one spot or doing one series of events over and over.
I just played the game
- did dungeons with my friends to get other gear, along with the decent amount of money you can make in there, crafted when I had mats and got lucky a few times (managed to get a dreamer precursor which sold for 180g - but by this time I already had kitted out my ranger in tier 3). It gave me something to work towards, which was awesome, but I just took my time with it.
I find personally that a lot of people complain because they find the game too grindy at times, I can see where they are coming from, but it's also their choice to decide to devote all their time to doing something and doing it a particular way. Over the course of playing I've found myself in a decent position to start going for a legendary (if I wanted to) so now that's a viable option to me maybe I will, but I'm just going to continue playing the game, and enjoying what it offers to me, and if I get the rest of the mats, great
Edited by jinxPad, 03 December 2012 - 10:55 AM.