If you’re like me, you may be thinking to yourself, “Why did I just level up? I haven’t even completed all the vocab for this level yet.” If you’re not like me then read no further haha
Still here? Well then let me tell you about a nice work around to leveling up too soon. It’s not perfect, far from it, but it is a way to stay on your current level until (most) of the vocab are complete!
So why do we level up? WK requires only 90% of the Kanji to be Guru before you can move to the next level, that’s it, it doesn’t care about the vocab or the last 10% of Kanji.
Why do I not like this? Well I’m a completionist, I don’t want to move on until the level I’m on is at 100% for Kanji and Vocab. Also seeing my lessons go from a relatively small number to a really huge number all while never hitting zero isn’t satisfying.
My previous workaround was installing Kumirei’s True Level & Reorder Omega script to keep my lessons focused on my current level. This has quite a few issues: first, it takes a little bit for the userscripts to load in, so I see what my real lesson number is before it refreshes, and second once I level up my progress bar below the extra study section moves on to the next level.
My new solution isn’t perfect by any means, but I think it works better than my previous solution. At least until WK devs allow us to choose when the system levels us up (they say it’s on their to-do list).
So what is that solution? Simply never reach 90% until most of the vocab is completed. I do this simply by using Reorder Omega to switch kanji for vocab when I’m 1 kanji away from 90%.
For example, here at level 4 there are 39 total kanji, 90% of that is 36. So if I only do 35 Kanji and then switch to Vocab, I’ll never level up until all the available vocab is complete. Then I can swap back, finish the 4 kanji, get them to guru, level up, finish off the remaining vocab that unlocked, then move on to the next level.
It’s a little messy, I’ll be honest, but it does the trick! I also created a script that shows your vocab progression, you can find it here!
Hope this helped!