https://www.duolingo.com/Seattle_scott

Lingots vs gems

Lately when I look at my gems, sometimes they're gems, and they'll be in the thousands, and sometimes they switch to lingots, in the hundreds. At first they matched, and my gems were a multiple of 10x of my gems, so if I had 5000 gems one day, next day I would look and there would be 500 lingots instead. But now they're incongruent. I started with 4800 gems today, got some lingots for completing a section in Japanese, and it became 541 lingots.

I can't figure out what's going on, and how they translate....so to speak.

July 15, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal

At first they matched, and my gems were a multiple of 10x of my gems, so if I had 5000 gems one day, next day I would look and there would be 500 lingots instead. But now they're incongruent. I started with 4800 gems today, got some lingots for completing a section in Japanese, and it became 541 lingots.

Because you were granted a number of gems corresponding to 1/10 of your lingots. But from that moment, they have no more links: in platforms (and maybe depending on courses too) where gems are used, you earn gems (no lingots) and where lingot are used, you earn lingots (no gems).

That's why they started with a 10 factor correspondance but since then they evolve independently.

July 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Xamaranth

iOS and the web versions have separate currencies. iOS - gems. Web - lingots.

July 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Seattle_scott

Nope, both are on iOS. I've only used the iOS version ever. The first time I've every used the web is now, to use the forums.

July 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Bob20020

When was the last time it gave you lingots instead of gems??

July 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Seattle_scott

this morning. I get the feeling it's happening between languages. Like when I got to Japanese, but if I only do German or Spanish it stays in gems. It's been going back and forth for a few weeks now and the score seems completely random.

July 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Bob20020

Yeah that shouldn't be happening. Change this discussion topic to troubleshooting where it'll get more attention.

Edit discussion->Topic->Troubleshooting (english)

July 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Seattle_scott

thanks

July 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Seattle_scott

This morning I started out with gems, did german and spanish, got 20 gems, then did a module in japanese, and poof, lingots.

July 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jay_Lambo

I have 5204 gems and 305 Lingots. Noticed a discrepancy in their relative value. For example : - A streak freeze costs 200 Gems on my IOS. Online it cost 10 Lingots. This means i can streak freeze 26 times using IOS and 30.5 times on the website.

March 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DeathLord

This Lingot and Gem thing is really confusing.

June 26, 2019
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