https://www.duolingo.com/dragonrider11167

Lingots for timed practice?

I just realized that you can't get lingots for timed practice like you can in a regular lesson. Does anyone else think that you should get a lingot if you get all 20 questions correct?

October 28, 2013

19 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/sakasiru

I never do timed lessons, but if you do them without a timer, you get a lingot when you complete them with three full hearts.

October 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/dragonrider11167

That's true, but sometimes I only have time to do a timed practice (and they're kind of fun, too). Of course, this isn't a pressing concern, but I just wanted to put it out there and see what people thought.

October 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/seby1607

I do also the timed practice, and i think that you have too less time, maybe like : Every 5 auestion you answerd in a row without peeking you get a lingot for timed practice as normal practice

October 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kirillkula

I find the timed practice quite hard, you have to think of a translation and type it in with no typos within seconds. So I guess that would be quite fair give a Lingot for, lets say 7 strikes in a row

October 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/IAmJon

I like Timed Practice because i get a point for every answer. I think there sould be a non timed practice where you get a point for each answer too. I do normal practice and scrape through with zero hearts to get just 10 points, but i know i'm now good enough at Timed to get at least 10 points. It is frustrating to get more questions right on normal practice for less points than you would on Timed. For that reason i have stopped doing normal practice as much, whereas when i started Duo i would never do timed only normal. Timed is more rewarding. As for the original question, i don't actually care about Lingots, but i guess you have a point.

October 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Matt.Cooksey

Here! here! I agree I was actually thinking of posting this same discussion.

October 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Guusvr
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*Hear, hear

October 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Matt.Cooksey

Ahh :o)

October 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta

I think there should be a pretty nice reward (definitely more than one lingot) for getting all 20 questions correct, or even for finishing it without running out of time. Many people struggle with the timed lessons, so they should get a nice reward for it.

October 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/hanna360

I agree. It would be nice to let us get a little reward for working so hard. I myself have never done timed practice yet.....

October 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo

Yes, there definitely should be a lingot for a perfect timed round. I believe I posted the same suggestion but I can't find it now.

October 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ernestd

a related question is, why the timed practice is always 'equipped' in the store even after making the timed practice exercise?

October 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Xiuhtecuhtli

Old users all have timed practice already, but new users who joined after a certain date will have to buy it with lingots.

October 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ernestd

do you mean that once you buy it you can do as may timed practices as you want? because that is what happens to me now

October 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo

Yes, you only buy it once and then use it whenever you want. Honestly, I don't understand why this feature was made "paid" for new users.

October 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jiaaro

It makes the game more fun and gives early learners something to work toward during the early days of learning a language. This is really important since that's the hardest part to get past.

I think the general idea is to give new learners some goals they can work for and start to feel some forward movement during the time when they otherwise feel like every word is foreign and confusing and difficult to pronounce.

October 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/quest42good

This had come up in the comments before and yes, that would be a great incentive. Although currently, there is not much to buy with your lingots.

October 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/francoise3

I know this is an old thread but I just finished a timed practice with a perfect score for the first time and I was disappointed that I didn't get a Lingot. So I just gave you all three lingots each but 10 for the OP!! :D

March 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Agricultura1990

or get a lingot if you reach the end and still have more than 1 minute time left!

October 18, 2014
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