What I'm speaking about, of course, are items that are generally considered the best you can get, with stats that are pretty decent as well. Unique potential at least, etc. How much time and effort would it require with no funding, from the ground up? I would be hoping to get my hands on a 163 Ele Staff if at all possible, eventually, in the long run.
Its a stretch, I'm aware. I'm just looking for a general estimation. Months? Years? Is it worth my time? Or would it just be less of a headache to outright purchase items with NX/Purchase item enhancers from the CS (Cubes, etc)?