Hope you joined the player base on XsX and if so, welcome!
All packs are currently on sale and are worth the money even if you pay full price, you could even buy all three atm for less than the conqueror edition at full price and have several pets, horses, value packs etc for a really good start in the game!
Grinding is good silver, but so are life skills and both need their own investments as you stated!
The game has Naru gear now and also Cliff weapons but I’m not sure if the latter are for returning players or also for new entrants, either way, with things like Naru, Dim and other welfare pieces, getting to and grinding all the way to bashim basin is easily done and questing through Valencia for the Valks and higher grade weapon/armour stones should see you hit full Tri very quickly with having previous knowledge and that will get you grinding gahas, polly, crescent and fogun easily!
Silver easy to get now and all I will suggest is doing the black spirit questline to Valencia and then the adventure log as soon as available for the CP, knowledge, energy and stats you will obtain from doing those, add to that agrid fever, a +1 to enhancing and also the 100fs, once that’s done carry on through bs quest all the way to Duvencrune and your set for more energy, knowledge and more welfare accessories for back ups DUO to TET with having 10-12ap and 7 acc on each piece!
Send me a message if you want a friendly guild to start with and its ok if you move to another guild once geared, I like to help new players as it gets me enjoyment from smacking the lower area PvP bullies!
Can you pls help be on how to open the Event Winter Bearing Egg. Have no idea what todo.