https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Scott367668

What is the point of lingots?

Ever since I started using Duolingo years ago, I've always wondered what lingots were for. I assumed at the time that they were early stages, and so the store was basically empty. However it really hasn't improved. There is almost nothing to do with your lingots.

What is the point? Do you all like lingots? Use them? Care about them at all? Just curious because as time goes on I'm more and more baffled as to why they even exist.

I used to like the streak aspect, but what's the point of the streak challenge to get more lingots? They don't do anything worth saving them for, so you just use them on another....streak challenge. Just seems odd.

November 1, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/idkhbtfm

After you get to have like 100, then they become pretty much useless(er). I like the concept, but they should either be harder to get or the things in the lingot store should cost more. Lingots have also gotten even more inflated after that recent lingot glitch/hack.

November 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizinamo

I imagine that might be why in the mobile apps, things are a lot more expensive in gems than they are on the website in lingots.

November 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slamRN

I use them mostly to encourage new duo learners.

November 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Karma388702

....for me...it gives me determination to see how many lingots i can get......but we all have a different feeling about lingots tho....

November 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ioanna678593

How I can to freese the streak with 10 lingots?How many times I can to freeze the streak?

November 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Star_Wars_FAM

Idk what I use them for

November 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Star_Wars_FAM

I have 100

November 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joseph437

I get the point of useless lingots.I have 5792

November 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Karma388702

i have 6060, and even after giving peeps lingots...havent lost any..i hope so.....i want to earn more the correct way...not by a hack

November 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Karma388702

or a glich, which ever it is

November 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ruth919289

I bought a streak freeze with lingots and an idioms lesson and gave away some to commenters. Otherwise. I ignore them and focus on the modules. I switch between using the app, the site and between 3 devices. As there is no sync between all of these, lingots become sort of meaningless anyway though I like the idea of earning something. . . . . .

November 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/garpike

What is the point of lingots?

There are six points to every lingot. Allow their pleasant hexagonality to relax your mind into a language-learning state.

I used to like the streak aspect, but what's the point of the streak challenge to get more lingots? They don't do anything worth saving them for, so you just use them on another....streak challenge.

I'm still waiting for a new feature whereby one can exchange them for bullion, first class air fares, rooms in Claridge's, etc. Until then, they're only good for bonus skills.

November 2, 2017
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