Acquiring lingots is not motivating for me, I have lots of lingots and not much to do with them. Suggestion: (like you don't have enough to do already) make some little special language lists that we could "buy" with our lingots like "Learn some jokes in German", learn the knitting words so I could knit from a German pattern, make a list of fishing words (because I like to fish) or offer words from other common hobbies; music words, card games/words, sports, dogs/pets, etc. Just a thought, thanks for listening. Vicki
Maybe we need a bonus skill factory (ala the incubator) where users can create bonus skills. So as not to take up too much Duolingo staff time, it might have a lower threshold for publication and then be evaluated (and possibly pruned) by the language learners. Useful topics might be fairly specialized areas like hobbies, sports, and certain professions or careers. Users could then select (or buy with lingots) topics of special interest to them.
I totally agree with this! At first it was a motivation that something was out of my reach and I had to be a good boy and work a little to afford it. I put some money on the wager so I could buy one of the bonus skills faster, and this wager also motivated me.
I know more power-ups and practice types probably requires some programming, but I would really want something more to spend my pretend money on. Right now I have everything in the shop and can afford to buy three more progress quizes after I'm done with the one I have waiting.
I'd like more bonus skills, (maybe have some slots for bonus skills even further up the tree so you can only buy more after you've advanced some more). Maybe some bonus skills for interests like sports, cars, music, knitting, cooking, etc.
One feature I'd gladly pay 50 pretend money for is to have the website/app interface in the language I'm learning instead of the language I know.
The timed practice is a fantastic challenge that makes strengthening old skills more fun, and I'd really like more different practice types. Variation makes things extra fun.
Many Duo users also learn more than one language. Maybe buy the function to change at will, or maybe buy each language separately.
I like the idea with the lingots, and frankly it's one of the features that hooked me at once. The streak, the XP, the Lingots. Too bad the lingots loose their use after a while. At first I actually thought you unlocked more shop items as you progressed the tree. That could have been kind of cool, or?
Ich habe meinen Laptop und mein Handy auf Französisch eingestellt. Dadurch werden bei Webseiten immer diese Sprachvariationen zuerst ausgegeben, auch Suchergebnisse sind auf Französisch. Dazu noch die Gerätebenutzung mit Menüs und allem. Glaub mir, da brauchst du keine Duolingoseite in der Lernsprache mehr.
Yes, I feel like the lingots are now not motivating us any more because we already bought everything from the store ! I think some new ideas must be considered for the store. The admins should make some brainstorming and include us on it and then we can make votings for the new ideas generated.
I know it does not solve the Lingots problem (and with the new tree they grow superfast), but I found those Knitting words.
And a simple pattern: http://amigurumi.myblog.de/amigurumi/page/1504230
I will give twenty lingots to the first who finishes it :D
Yes. I believe there should get some more items for purchase in the Lingot Store. I have some suggestions for the Moderators and Admins of Duolingo (pst):
Tell me what you think! o-o
Heart Refill: I personally thought that the Heart Refill power-up was really cool, and also a good idea to bring back.
XP Bottle?: For 10-20(?) Lingots- it could give you (5-)10 XP for you to use IF you need it for a Daily Goal. For example; if your goal is 50 XP per day (like mine), and you only completed 40 XP, the XP Bottle could give you that XP to use at the end of the time limit. NOTE: Can only be bought twice per week or so(?) and only could be used once each day, to conserve the whole week.
Duo's Feather (Feather Gift, etc. Would need new name): This item could give the User a second chance in any exercise they attempt when they get 1 wrong. Now this may seem like a thing to buy multiple times, so I think the price should be (5-)10 Lingots, and could give the User a second chance at a question, not revealing the answer until they choose to.
Let me know what you think!!
I agree. I honestly don't get much out of the lingots. I could buy the streak freezes or something but they don't mean much to me. I already bought all the bonus lessons. Jokes would be a good idea. Or translating song lyrics? I'm like an old money duolingo billionaire sitting on a dusty mound of lingots aspiring to spend his fortune on something prosperous.