Piloting, from hercs to mechs.

Piloting, from hercs to mechs.
A running recap of what I'm doing for fun, between active duty flying, technology, gadgets, and some of my favorite games.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Slight Edge and gearing a priest

Have you ever heard of a book called The Slight Edge? No? That's ok, most people would probably never pick it up...and even if you did, I doubt you would see it's direct connection to WoW. But, if you happen to be a reader, this book could certainly make you dangerous in a game like WoW.

The essence of that book is this: small, consistent actions, multiplied by time, yield success. This principle is exactly why my priest, seemingly "overnight" began accumulating gear that seemed unobtainable only 2 weeks ago. I persistently and consistently ran heroics, amassing hundreds of Emblems of Triumph and a meager supply of Emblems of Frost. I began making incremental upgrades, and I capped out at an average item level of 232. But, because I did not quit and continued to accumulate Stone Keeper's Shards, honor, and emblems, I also gathered a modest PVP set (even though I couldn't use it at the time). However, in two days, in a matter of hours, I began accumulating frost emblems at a seemingly unbelievable rate, killed 6 bosses I had never killed, completing 3 weekly quests, and purchased my Crimson Acolyte Raiments! (I also almost got a great healing staff, but a shadow priest rolled over me...QQ)
I also want to point out that I was really "floating the raid!"

And, on top of that, all that consistent effort, which is basically what passively enabled me to join a group that successfully ran as far as we did, also led to some new achievements. So, if you're moving slowly toward your gear and progression goals, keep in mind that your small, incremental movement ultimately culminates in seemingly large "leaps" eventually.

1 comment:

  1. Good for you. Getting gear is going to get harder now that ICC 25 is the new standard. Just buying the Tier gear won't be enough, as some of the trinkets and neckpieces are only available through running.

    On the flip side, we can use the frost emblems to buy the primordial saronite for the crafted items that we all lust after...seeing as how we already have the badge gear.