This option is confusing and I think many people mis-understand it, and I just want to clarify it for my own understanding (to make sure i have it right), and for the understanding of others.
After searching through many forum posts here, it seems most users (including senior members) assume that this means how many times SER attempts to try and solve the captcha if a previous wrong answer was given. But this is not the case.
Instead, this seems to actually mean how many times SER will *attempt* to reach the service for an answer before moving on or giving up. This has nothing to do with a correct or incorrect answer. If for some reason SER does not receive an answer from service 1, it will then move onto the next service. But if it does receive an answer (right or wrong) then it stays with that service.
This is more of a "connection" retry, and less of a "solve captcha" retry.
So this means that you could set your retry rate to 1, but as long as SER gets a response it will do as many captcha retries as it can with that service.
ie: If you set up only 1 service, deathbycaptcha, and you set retries to 1, it will still try to solve the captcha multiples times, ie 4 or 5 times. So do not be misled that you are only retrying each catpcha 1x. No, you are trying to connect to deathbycaptcha 1x, but once you do it will retry unsolved captchas multiple times.
I see many people recommending that you setup a software solution as your first service (captcha sniper, captcha breaker), then setup something like deatchbycaptcha as your second service. With the thought that if the first one can't solve it after x retries then it sends it to the second service. But again, this is NOT the case. Because as long as SER receives a response from the first service (even if wrog captcha answer) it will not query the second service.
I understand that this is possible to setup in the Captcha Breaker options, but that's something separate. And I see many people here not understanding these options and thinking they can do this with the SER options, which no, you cannot (from my understanding).
Again, this is a "connection" retry, and not a "got the wrong answer" retry.
Can @sven or anyone else please confirm that I am understanding this correctly?