Xekk, on 06 December 2012 - 12:27 PM, said:
If you're looking for rare armor with a unique look, check out the Order armors. They're not cheap, still near 9 gold for an entire set although usually achievable in getting a toon from 1-80. That said, with all the ascended stuff on the way, rares are pretty much mid-grade trash now, so buy them only for the look.
For those who want exotics and don't want to buy them off the TP, I think the only other way is to run the current dungeons. It takes time, but dungeon runs also pay in coin and other small drops besides the tokens. The length of time it would take to grind out the coin to buy exotics off the TP is just not realistic at this point. Anyway, it's over 1200 tokens for a full armor set if I'm not mistaken, and then factor in more for weapons. Two-handed ones go for 390 tokens each. Don't forget runes as well. Some are not obtainable off the TP and can only be found in the dungeons or bought with tokens.
You can get exotic chest and leg pieces for karma (Orr temple armour) if you've saved your daily jugs (and you get smaller versions from dungeons). The rest of the armour pieces are 180 tokens/3 dungeon runs each, which isn't so much (12 runs in AC/TA/CoF for 4 pieces isn't all that long or hard).
Weapons: yes, depending on what you want you can do a mix of dungeon stuff and at lvl80 you may have like 10 gold in cash but want to use that gold on exotic trinkets as the only way to obtain those are buying them from the TP (or farm FotM for a while).
Edited by Arquenya, 06 December 2012 - 04:15 PM.