I'm rather new to the game as I only started playing at recently this season. A friend finally talked me into playing. I've seen some videos on how drops and torment levels work, but I'm curious how long one should farm a given torment level before moving up. Right now I can clear T7 rifts just without much problem. I can handle T8 fairly well with the occasional hiccup based on mob density/combos. However, my speed at T7 feels noticably higher than T8.
Should I continue to farm T7 longer for more gear or is the difference in speed not really worth it and the higher chance at gear drops in T8 better? Will the gear drops in T8 have better/higher stat rolls than in T7?
I know it's super nooby to be asking things like this, but I'm just curious what is my best path to T10 farming.
Don't extrapolate from videos that "everyone" is farming T10. Of course no one wants to show off their T7 speed farming spec, so you only see the TX builds ;-)
There are two mechanics that let you "shortcut" the way to TX:
1) In-Geom. Use powerful spells with relatively short cooldown (the 10-15s cooldown spells that most classes have) which you can almost spam for 15 seconds after killing an elite pack. This is the cornerstone of the Explosive Blast wizard build or the LoN Crusader on TX, and it was the item that single-handedly enabled the Dashing Strike monk in S3. Every class has a movement speed ability that greatly benefits from In-Geom.
2) Boon of the Hoarder+Goldwrap (+Avarice Band). You'll get tons of gold from every mob you kill, which translates into ridiculous amounts of armor, making you virtually immortal, such that you can quickly get to the next elite pack (the movement speed from the gem also helps).
Those two in combination increase killing speed, movement speed, and survivability. You're ready for TX simply when In-Geom is up close to 100% on open maps (on cave maps that's sometimes impossible).