RivalIczer wrote:But does the time limit need to decrease with each level of difficulty? If the first (non-999) limit is sufficient to prevent cheating, why decrease it at higher difficulty levels? It does not make the game harder, it just makes it more punitive for slower connections.
Lol, 5 minute advanced mode Master Pro (or whatever it's called). If I had that, I could have sufficient time to cheat, actually.
But yeah, the decreasing time limit sorta ensures that you can't just write down what card goes where. I've tried that several times for the 4* advanced mode. In the end, I just end up getting confused, and would have to go significantly faster on the next card clicks to make up for it.
Just imo, it's a matter of adapting. My first week of Alteil pretty much consisted just playing Beginner 4* for my 10 gran/day, because Intermediate seemed so difficult. Once I realized I could effectively double my daily allowance, I tried Intermediate 3*. Though I could've made up to 8 errors, I failed pretty bad. Then a learned to give the cards simple names associated with their pictures, making them easier to remember, allowing me to reach Int. Pro. Advanced mode is obviously for people with a much greater sense of memory, of which I haven't quite been able to achieve yet (I'm still stuck remembering only about 25% of the cards in Advanced mode at a time). However, if I continue to practice, I'll probably get better, making the time limit insignificant, and making it only a matter of memory.