When beginning fresh, starting from zero, perhaps in a brand new league; how do the smart players progress from-beginning-to-late-game efficiently? Of course, If you need poe currency cheap in game, you can choose u4gm.com sale cheap poe currency.
At what points/stages does one stop zerg-rushing through acts, pause, to then grind for better gear before restarting the zerg-rush act progression? I find that I’m perpetually gear-starved, poor. Often in a state where I’m unable to reliably kill most bosses solo or with any sort of reliability, and struggle with some mobs. Always feels like I live in this perpetual state of: “too poor to buy needed gear, too weak to farm my own.” And another thing, as a matter of efficiency, is it better to always be grouped all the time?
You pick a build that you LIKE that doesn’t need multiple 5+ex gear pieces to be good, because if you don’t like it you won’t have fun and you’ll spend most of your time afking and not playing. After that you find what’s the best way to level said build, check out some speed racing guides for that, for example anything duelist/marauder can easily level with sunder and use free respec points and maybe couple of regrets to transition into your real build.
Glacial Cascade, Flameblast and Freeze Pulse totems are generally good for leveling any kind of spellcaster and Molten Strike/Frost Blades combo is generally good to use for projectile based builds, Lightnign Trap is usually the go to for trappers although you might wanna hold on and see which new trap skills might be better next league, Essence Drain contagion for DOT based builds etc.
You go through zones skipping most enemies until you reach Blood Aqueducts, you should be AT LEAST around 5 levels lower than that zone when you reach it depending on how hard it is to level your build, you only pick up efficent and on the way life nodes while leveling and put rest into adjacent and easy to specc out damage nodes.
Once you farm to level 70-ish in Blood aqueducts and get like 10-15c you start respeccing into your real build, you aim not to spend more than 2-3c per gear piece, just enough to start progressing your atlas, 4l for your main skill and res capped with 4k life or close to it should be more than enough for t1-5 maps.