I've been thinking about a practice session where you can choose the amount of questions you do. Or maybe where the session goes on forever, but you can stop at any question (and your score will be adjusted to how many questions you did). I haven't thought about the scoring and stuff (maybe 1XP per question), but it would be especially helpful for people who only have certain amount of time or for people who have a lot of time for practicing. What do you guys think about this idea?
I like the twenty question lessons though, because it's not too high a number that it's discouraging, but not to low that I don't feel a small sense of accomplishment. Also, if I was given the option of choosing my own number of questions, I think too often I would opt for less, and it would hurt more than help me. I'm really the type of person that needs ( and likes ) a strict set of guidelines laid down flat that I have to follow through. So anyway, my point is I like it how it is ( even though the idea is cool) if you're talking about lessons. BUT, if you meant an EXTRA practice session I think its great. I would definitely use that.
I like the idea...one of the big problems with 'timed' mode is that while I may be able to translate certain sentences in time, I couldn't possibly type them quick enough...especially once you get higher up the tree...this mode would remove that problem...
I've thought about this as well. It would be "very" useful for re-goldening the tree and when you have limited time as you said. To keep the "game" aspect, a survivor mode would be also nice, being able to go on forever but having limited hearts (5 for example).
I guess it could save time and help being a little more consistent with intensive practice sessions.
I like this combined with the limited hearts idea because it almost creates another kind of score board where you could measure how far you've gotten. This would allow for a trophy number of questions completed kind of like the streak number.
While I personally dislike the health system Duolingo has for mobile users, I think keeping it as a separate "mode" that you could choose to play would be a good solution to the problem. Having a couple different modes in general would be kinda nice, actually.