Two skills at once!
I am refreshing my French tree (making the skills golden again), and after completing the tasks for strengthening my Sports skill, it told me that I had just strengthened both Sports and Family. Quoi?!
Has anyone ever had that happen before? I didn't even know that was an option. Did I do something special? Is this totally normal (definitely my first time)? Is this a glitch or new experimental feature? Have I just had too much caffeine today? Anyone?
It's normal, sometimes the computer just decides to have you strengthen two skills at once for no apparent reason. It's a timesaver and that's why I click the magical blue button instead of going through each and every skill. XD
Is that the 'practice skills' button? I haven't used it yet. I click each exercise and strengthen them one at a time. Is the magic blue button less time consuming? easier? tougher?
Yes, it says "strengthen skills" on it. It's less time consuming, in my experience. One downside is that it will not strengthen any bonus skills you might have until you strengthen everything else, but otherwise it's the same as selecting a random non-golden skill to strengthen.
It can happen - they'll use vocab from more than one unit (knowing that you are weak or getting weak on another unit too) and it'll refresh/strengthen both. Good stuff! But as mentioned by NeonDragoness, the blue button is a better way to make sure that happens, if you are going for that.
Exactly. For instance, in the sports skill, it can give you the sentence: "I like to play football with my brother and sister." Now you're using words from both units.
I have found that this usually happens only on skills that are a both a little weak. I often happens to me on both the computer and the app at about an equal rate.
When you're only maintaining your tree through Strengthen Skills button it happens quite often. I even had three skills improved at the same time a couple of times, not sure about four.