https://www.duolingo.com/Elderwanda

Lingot Store: is this all?

I keep seeing posts that imply (or state) that you can get some kind of quiz in the lingot store. Is that something that's only for certain languages? I'm learning German.

When I go to the lingot store, there are just five things to buy:

Streak-Freeze Double-or-Nothing Timed Practice Idioms and Proverbs Flirting

I've seen many posts where people talk about buying quizzes, or buying something about an Owl. The only time I've seen an owl is the little mascot who appears nowhere except on the "Daily Goal" box.

Am I missing something?

May 17, 2017

26 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Mary654321

I don't know but I was wondering if anyone else was a little annoyed by the fact that there is hardly anything to buy on the lingot store

May 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/admckinn

Same. I have 53 lingots and nothing to use them on.

May 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Mary654321

Apart from streak freeze, there is nothing. the double wager thing is useless because you pay 5 ingots and get 5 from the deal, where's the logic in that? :)

May 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TeoJr

I think you have to look closely to that because it does make sense. You pay 5 and you get 10 back (the wager 5, plus another 5). What I think it is too expensive is the streak-freeze (compared to the wager). If in a week you have to skip one day, buying the streak-freeze renders your wager kinda pointless. Because you can only break even at the end of the week. This might be the purpose, but still... they have to make the shop more attractive.

June 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/YungBahlr

the whole point of the wager is that you don't use the streak freeze and just are continuously active.

March 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/TeoJr

Disagree.

The point of the wager is to get more lingots, promoting the frequency of the student/user to the platform (everyday in this case).

The streak-freeze is to be able to skip one day (or more) from time to time.

E.g.: Let's say at least once a week (possibly more) a person works in a place without internet coverage, or this person has absolutely NO time to use the platform, or any other reason that prevent the person to use it. Without the streak-freeze, this person would never ever be able to use the wager.

March 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/hwayn

I have gained 2261 lingots till now. What can I do with them?

June 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/LanguageLover.

You can buy outfits for the owl on the app, and I believe the quiz is only available for certain languages.

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/bacalaoist

That is for either Android users or IPhone user (or IOS). The quizzes has been removed from the web version. Hopefully more new and better things will come into the store.

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LanguageLover.

Was the quiz ever available on the app? If it has been removed from the web, it's completely gone, right?

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/bacalaoist

I think it once was on the app....but I don't have a phone anymore...so I can't tell.

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LanguageLover.

I have the Android app, and it's not there. I didn't realize it had been removed from the web.

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LanguageLover.

Hmm... I still have the progress quiz.

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/bacalaoist

Then you either have the outdated version of Duolingo...or you are under the A/B testing category from Duolingo Headquarters.

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LanguageLover.

Ok, thank you so much for explaining!

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Vereschagin

Ich habe auch das Quiz.

May 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/admckinn

There is no quiz option on the iOS app, but I can still buy the quiz for 25 lingots on the web version (as of May 20, 2017).

May 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Pegasusangel

I noticed that the only way I could even buy the progress quiz was by logging onto the websites lingot store. I can't buy it in the app at all. Hope you figure it all out!

May 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/jacob_101

I think they took the quiz off the lingot store because I bought one a while ago and used it but now it does not give the option to buy it, I did it in spanish and it won't let me buy it anymore.

May 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lord_ofthe_Rings

Did you buy the Time Practice yet? I have used that many times. You get XP when you do good on it. If you have and don't know how to use it ( I was confused at first, not knowing where it was) just press on the Strengthen Skills underneath Daily Goals. I am using it on a laptop, If your using a phone I can't help.

May 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lolegit901

I still have the quiz... and i'm learning german too.

May 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/yellowist

I have the quiz available but only on web. Maybe it depends on how far you've gotten in your tree? And the things for the owl is only on mobile (I know about IOS but I know you can get it on Android).

May 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/EthanDuffy1

BUMP! Ich hätte schon diese 'Progress Quiz' gemacht, dann habe ich für einige Zeit in einen Deutschkurs teilgenommen, und wollte zu sehen, was für eine Note ich könnte bekommen im Vergleich jetzt. Aber es ist nicht mehr da? Weiß jemand, sind unsere Noten noch gespeichert, oder gelöscht? Ich weiß, dass es keine hochwertige Test war, aber troztdem nett zu haben, und natürlich anstrengender als normale Duolingo-Klassen.

It would have been nice to come back and compare my current score to my old after learning for a while, even if the little number doesn't mean much in the real world. Oh well.

February 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/lingotwager

on an android you can also buy a weekend amulet i think

November 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Casper_duo

I'll let you buy 1 USD.
Conversion rate 2000 lingots.

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Nikolai_Novikov

youll be surprised how lingots pile up with long streaks.

May 18, 2017
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