Vacation mode is a thing. Don’t forget to use it if you’re not going to have time to use WaniKani for a while. I got busy with life, completely forgot about it, and came back…to over 900 reviews.
That was several months ago, and only today, finally, did I get my review count down to 0. Having that many made it really hard to catch up – I never have the time or patience to go through more than 100-150 in a sitting, so problem words would get stuck in the pile for too long and I’d forget them by the time they came back up. It was a matter of whittling things down, getting the easy things burned so they stopped burying everything else. The frustration made me less motivated to study, so I’d go a couple days without and the reviews would be back to huge.
So don’t be me =) Use vacation mode if you get too busy, or you’ll be forever level 12.