So I never looked into it in advance before I started Frostfang (my mistake), but eventually managed to craft the precursor. It took a long time, and it literally cost every last gold I had (around 250g) even after I used whatever resources I'd been hoarding.
Looking up what is left to do, I am having a very difficult time envisioning myself finishing it. Roughly 600g worth of materials, including 3 full stacks of t6 mats (blood, venom, totem), 100 glacial lodestones and 100 corrupted lodestones (each of those go for ~90g on the TP). Not even mentioning the clovers. The stacks of metal ingots I can imagine, but the time needed to grind for these materials or the gold to buy them seems ludicrous.
I work full time, have a dog, a fiance, gotta work out a couple times a week. Is this game built around people who have a plethora of free time to grind and grind and grind? Or is it the game's subtle attempt at getting me to swipe my credit card for gold?
Not trying to poke fun at anyone. In fact, I would welcome some kind of sound strategy to amassing the 600+ gold id need to finish Frostfang (because I imagine grinding for the mats themselves is a waste of life). But at the same time, I'm baffled at the sheer amount of grinding that would lay before me if I choose to press on.