Originally posted by prosoccer
...That is also one of the things that I don't understand about CTS. If you have such a large accuracy, which means you are getting most of the ones that you are given, shouldn't you be put on tougher problems? That way you are being challenged more. To me it seems that the most accurately people should proportionately have the highest ratings. Doesn't tha ...[text shortened]... h a higher accuracy and a lower rating will blunder on problems that should be easy for them.
easy problems I almost never get wrong, and well neither the harder ones much. it's about time: being accurate costs you time, and you don't solve problems under 3 secs a lot. mostly it takes around 9 secs, which gives you the neutral score. CTS is about solving correctly AND how fast you do it. you can train both aspects, or neglect one. they are interconnected, so one will reclect inversely on the other. I don't know if being accurate teaches you better or not, could be it does. but it gives you a lot more satisfaction than falling into those blunders you get when doing fast.
I think it might be more significant how you treat your errors. I see 'clyk' doing massive amount of problems every day, but he hasn't really progressed one bit during the 80 000 problems he's solved. he does with low accuracy. on the other hand, there are guys doing 93% who have been about 1500 since I started, so they're not doing much progress either. so, if both approaches fail to improve you, I'm guessing the reason must be they're not processing their failures, failing with the same problems again and again.
when I switched from 67% to 85% success rate, I dropped from 1380 back to 1260. so at that level it seemed to have an effect of around 100 points to do things accurately. but I'm not sure it's the same way in higher ratings. every now and then I get the urge to increase my rating guessing with higher risk, but it doesn't seem to give more than a few dozen points. although I do maybe 75-78% then.
when I did 67%, the range of problems was a lot bigger. at 1350 maybe 1150-1800+. now (at 1490) I get mostly 1400-1650 -problems. so there is a difference in the way the server selects problems for accurate and less accurate tacticians. my trophy list was filled with 1800-1900 problems back then, now it's only 1600's. I wish I'd get more difficult problems...