Kiirion wrote:If you go learn a skill...saying typing. You can watch someone do it, read tutorials, stare at a keyboard to learn where everything is. However to become truly proficient at it requires that you do it. You make some mistakes along the way and learn from them. I'm applying that same principle here. That last 10% is you learning from your own mistakes and perfecting your skill(spell).
Maybe on Earth. In Rhia, I can be illiterate, deaf, and only speak Pig Latin but spontaneously learn, with some consistency and no contact with anybody else, how to travel to another part of the world while flying and shooting lightning bolts out of my hand by doing nothing but bopping orcs and crows on the head. But it's just downright impossible for somebody whose job is to teach me how to do those things to get me doing it perfectly each time?
Also, given it's "practice", wouldn't the "learning from mistakes and perfecting your skill" be something incorporated into the idea of practicing it with your trainer? I mean, if I get a practice session working with somebody to get me typing better, would that be a situation I could never achieve my personal typing mastery in? What am I getting out of shooting an earthen wall with lightning that the trainer just can't provide?