https://www.duolingo.com/whatwouldkatdo

New German lessons, glory be

I'm very excited about the new content in the German tree.... however, related to a previous post I made, these darn lingots are useless to me. Anyone want some??

October 13, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/LiamRowe

I wish I had the new tree :( (Nothing wrong with the old one, but I'm becoming jealous of all that's new :P )

October 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SamijaH.

Me too :D

October 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/PaigeBreis

Me three :)

October 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/IndiePotato

Me four ;)

October 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/10096

Me five : P

October 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Jay1161

Mich sechs ;)

October 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SamPhillipsMusic

i want some i need some to buy a german skill

October 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Bruces123

Gave you a few. Hope you've got enough for the skill now.

October 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Grumpycat1

i see no new german content.....I work on PC....tree and lingot store contain only idioms, flirting and christmas....any ideas what is happening?

October 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/whatwouldkatdo

Not really sure. I opened the app one day and it had a bunch of new and expanded lessons, so my tree is now significantly un-gilded! It also appears when I log in from PC. Maybe my old tree was outdated though and you already have them?

October 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MultiLinguAlex

The new tree version is a current A/B test and will be rolled out to more and more users piecemeal. whatwouldkatdo has the new version and I guess that you will have it soon as well =)

October 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Grumpycat1

thank you for the good news!

October 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MultiLinguAlex

...and here it is: Every user will get the new tree version soon. An official news is in the making and will be shared later today. A great day for all of us! =)

October 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/dor.sklar

How can I tell if I have the old tree or the new ?

October 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MultiLinguAlex

Count the skills. If you have 120 skills (excluding the bonus skills), then you're in the new tree version.

October 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/dor.sklar

Wow, so it changed today.. thanks !

October 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Courtney_Sellers

Where do you see Christmas?

October 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/andrija77

Christmas bonus skill was available long time ago.

October 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/10096

I don't have it. :(

October 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/andrija77

It was available only during Christmas time. They removed it from store. The problem is I don't have spare place for new bonus skills. I bought Babies and toddlers last thursday, but it never appeared on my tree and I don't see it in store any more.

October 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jatowl

It may be available during Christmas as I got my French "Christmas" last Christmas.

October 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sissyblue

It would be neat if they could figure out a way to allow people to add new content like Wikipedia does...

October 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MultiLinguAlex

That has been discussed with some users in the forums before, but these features will never come, I assume. It would be too much work for all of us, course contributors and users, to maintain the quality.

October 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jinjate

Hmm, looking forward to the new tree. A friend just started and I was surprised to look over her shoulder and see some skills that I didn't recognize.

October 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SanaR001

I want ;-)

October 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/whatwouldkatdo

Oh there ya go

October 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SanaR001

Thanks :-)

October 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SamPhillipsMusic

thank you

October 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AlisiaC

So thats what happened! I thought it changed becauase I took a quiz! Thanx!

October 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/quis_lib_duo

So far I seem not to have the new & expanded German tree. Perhaps due to the fact that I have already finished the (old version of the) tree some time ago?

October 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TKElliott

Apparently it's an A/B testing thing. If people with the new tree get on better than the ones on the old tree, then they will roll it out to everyone; if it works out as worse, everyone reverts to the old tree.

When you get the new tree, if you've already finished the [old] tree, you lose the owl at the bottom - you have to re-do the new tree to get the owl back. Or so I hear.

October 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MultiLinguAlex

I confirm that everything you wrote is correct.

October 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/whatwouldkatdo

Cool! Thanks for the info.

October 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/whatwouldkatdo

I finished the tree months ago and it didn't change until last week- I can't quite figure it out either!

October 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Drachen

Maybe this will motivate me to finally finish the tree.

October 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Isrianth

I've already got tons of them, but why not more?...

I still don't have the new version of the German tree. I hope I can get it soon.

October 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sissyblue

I got the new tree also. I thought maybe it was because I had finished the old... Like maybe you entered a new level with additional words to learn...

October 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Courtney_Sellers

I agree, I wish they had more things you could use them on.

October 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/andrija77

I would also like to do something with my 3045 lingots.

October 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MultiLinguAlex

Spend it to useful comments in the forums; that's what I sometimes do.

October 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/nFaele

I want the new content. I hope they roll it out to everyone soon. Wouldn't mind some lingots either.

October 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/sarah_geist

Enjoy new stuff :)

October 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/nFaele

Thank you! I am :)

October 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/VangelisVal

Why are they useless? Have you tried them with cheese? :-)

October 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/mdmilgrom

Please, please, please, give me the new tree. I tested out of more than half the old one based on 25 year-old school study but am now stuck at 40% fluent with nowhere to go. And I also don't know what to do with my Lingots. Why are there only two bonus skills you can buy? This Christmas one that others write of has never been available in my time here.

October 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MultiLinguAlex

The new version will be rolled out to every user, an official news will be posted soon :-)

October 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sissyblue

I was wondering if I've missed something, or am doing something wrong, because I've worked through the old tree and only at 46%. I wonder if I need to do vocabulary more often, or immersion... I feel like it's a fair evaluation, because I'm not at the point where I think in the language... I can read it much better than converse in it...

October 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/whatwouldkatdo

The fluency measure is not a very robust tool. Getting through the tree won't make you fluent in German, and no one is really sure how that % is calculated (it also seems to fluctuate wildly.) The test are a far better better measurement of how well you're progressing.

October 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Andreia106386

I would love if you could give me some :) I would like to get the idioms and proverbs

October 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/whatwouldkatdo

Here are some!

October 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Andreia106386

Thank you so much!! :)

October 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

I've got the new tree.

October 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/10096

I you have extra could I have some lingots too please? I am also hoping to buy a new skill.

October 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/10096

I got the new tree! I am so excited. ;) It looks so different!

October 16, 2015
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