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XP?!

Please can you enlighten me what the acronym XP means. Thank you.

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4 years ago

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eXperience Points

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion

From time to time, I've wondered why it isn't called EP instead of XP.

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Reply4 years ago

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With English pronunciation using 'X' rather 'E' gives you an extra (invisible) letter in the acronym: "eXP". :-)

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion

True. When you say experience, it does sound like Xperience.

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ModernWoman

Thank you. It sounds more a PC operating system!

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gavra87

It originates from videogames as the whole Level gaining concept. RPG (role playing games) Usually in a fantasy theme.

You control a fantastic character "warior" or "wizard" and by gathering XP (experience points) by completing game missions (killing enemies, exploring) you gain Level. With each level you unlock/choose new abilities, magics etc. And it's very addicting and fun!

So, smart people used the fun, addiction found in those videogames, and copied that system to create a language learning tool. That's called "gamification".

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