https://www.duolingo.com/yogogoyogi

I (do not)like the Crowns(as much). ~EDITED~

It's new and something different. I haven't had any issues with repetition or other glitches so far and I like how you have a new feature to motivate you to press forward. I'm not the only one, am I?

(EDIT)

I am sorry for those who agreed with me, but I must take back some of what I said. I will leave it up here anyway. I have found the crown system is not as good as I thought it was. Before I could select a word lesson or brush up on words I was leaving behind, but that is no longer. This makes it a bit difficult to practice further up the tree. I'm not upset about losing the fluency percentage because I honestly don't remember my number; it was inaccurate anyhow. There is a bit of repetition, and sometimes a word I have not learned yet will be tossed in the lesson. I still think its a nice and new way of learning, but i'm not quite sure how this is better. The repetition etches the lessons into your memory at the cost of having a choice in what the lesson will be. Does that make sense?

April 9, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchCamille

I love Crowns too

April 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/lesley744824

Me too. If one doesn't obsess about having everything gold etc. i.e. the gamification aspect, it's very good. Forget the earliest lessons if you find them too easy/repetitive. I did basics from level 3 to 5 just to see and yes, it was a bit tedious, but I then opened one further down on level 3 and I was being asked to make reasonably difficult sentences, so level 4/5 should be more difficult.

I am just going to select lessons randomly and just do them to mix things up. I now listen to the speech only before answering. I have also stopped using my phone and am using my tablet so I can drop the word boxes to increase the difficulty.

I did find before, that if I was too preoccupied with the daily XP target and making my tree gold etc, it took something away from the quality of learning.

April 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/EvilGenius88

The best thing about this update for me is that it keeps asking me to form sentences in the language I'm learning and it clears up a lot of things for me. Because translating into English is easy for me but writing in the language I'm learning requires proper grammar, construct etc.

April 9, 2018

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