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Skill tree and Basics 1 and 2

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With the new skill tree interface, every two or three days, I'm required to refresh Basics 1 or Basics 2. This is in spite of doing plenty of other lessons. I think the algorithm for "losing" mastery needs some tweaking. I'm unlikely to forget how to say, for instance, "La donna mangia una mela." I'm much more likely to forget the past participle of a verb or to forget an indirect object pronoun, but these skills I'm never (so far) asked to refresh.

April 16, 2013

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I'm pretty sure it's supposed to give you practice on those less and less often as you progress through the later lessons. It's been about a week since my strength has decreased for Basics, and I'm currently in the middle of Prepositions.

My Clothes strength keeps going down, though... ...No pun intended, I think... :/

April 18, 2013

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This would be less of an issue if the "Practice all skills" button would prioritize refreshing skills that the map thinks have rotted. I still can't figure out its algorithm. It drives me crazy to not be all gold, but it doesn't feel like a good use of my time to be explicitly practicing 'only' Basics 1.

April 18, 2013
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