Back in April I posted a chart I was keeping with my progress, and in that thread I wondered “what the plot would look like if I stopped doing reviews for a while”. Well, now I know:
There have been many posts about people recovering from long review back-logs. But since I have some data about this, I thought I’d post this here so people have a better picture of what it’s like.
First, some numbers: the lull lasted for about 100 days, between August 12th and November 15th. I stopped doing reviews (without really thinking about it) around day 209, and by day 303 I had just over 2400 reviews piled up. At that time, I had unlocked 4130 items, out of which 936 were burned, and things looked like the first row of this table:
Day-by-day progress table
I set out to do about 350 reviews per day (although some times I did fewer). I would space them out when I felt tired, but I figured that’s what I did on busy days before stopping, so it didn’t seem too bad.
On these reviews, my accuracy was pretty much stuck at around 66%, which explains the huge increase of Apprentice and Guru items as the ones I got wrong (particularly those that were coming in for a burn) got bumped back. Still, I managed to burn 1351 items in 9 days, which is not bad.
It took me 9 days to get through my review pile, and on the 10th day I started adding the items that were remaining on my level 27 lesson queue. On day 15, after 110 days and 3 hours, I actually finished level 27.
From now, I hope it’s all smooth sailing.