There seems to be some miscommunication going on.
Like I said, I have zero desire in doing WK the fastest way possible. I don’t care for 3.5 days for guring items, 1 week per level, 1 year to reach level 60 or whatever else.
I’m looking for the optimal way to use the tiny amount of time I have the best way possible. Note maximizing the effect of time spent per day, not shorten overall time.
And I’m not asking people to tell me what would work best for me. I know that people are different. I want to know what ultimately worked best for them.
I asked for the average number because it is an indicator with all factors included that had an effect while a person leveled, sometimes they were at maximum focus, sometimes they weren’t, sometimes they might have even missed days, what would the average of that look like then? Based on many such numbers of different people one can come up with a strategy that works for them.
Because doing the math in a bubble alone is not that helpful without real experience backing it.
As a side note, now in WK I like vocabulary the most, I find them easier than the kanji by themselves devoid of any context and actual use, I think I’m doing the real heavy lifting of actually learning the kanji mostly from the words. It would seem pretty counter productive to me to do only kanji and skip the vocabulary. Also as a philologist the studies on optimal number of new item retention are pretty conclusive. Even if people can power through ridiculous amounts of new words/phrases/concepts daily, their efficiency in getting them to the highest level of “learned” per overall time spent actually suffers dramatically that way. Its kinda like the myth of productive multitasking, people can look that up as well and get the overall idea, results aren’t that different. (Though people should keep in mind these studies are made in correlation with actual time spent on lessons and revisions for a given time-frame, like a week/moth/year etc, so obviously a person with more time can do a higher average number of “optimally” retained items than one with less.)
Edit: As a final addendum, to make things as clear as I can, my question was spawned by the difference that the number of average new items per day that I got from doing the math, and what people seem to be actually doing to reach the time I input as an example, don’t seem to match. Doing the math for lets say 1 year level 60 doesn’t give you the actual number that people do in order to actually achieve that (from my observation on the forum, which may be just incorrect assumptions). Correct me if I’m wrong. Do you guys on the higher levels think from experience that the math that was done already in the thread actually holds water in reality, did I just derp on the calculations?