A random observation.
So we play on a fairly strict time limit of 5 hours, over the course of which typically many drinks are consumed. Typically by the end of the session we are in a great (sometimes sloppy) hurry to get to the end of the ‘chapter’ so to speak.
When I introduce a battle at the start of a session:
“Lets try and take advantage of our magic items, sneak in, separate enemies, and see if we can take them alive.”
Fight takes an hour.
End of session:
“Lets fill our airship full of oil and crash land it into their hideout!”
Fight takes 5 minutes.
I love Dungeon World.