What Happened to My Crowns and Lessons?
When I quit Duolingo last night 5/24/2018) I had passed two checkpoints, completed five levels in 22 lessons and had almost 150 crowns. When I open Duolingo this afternoon (5/25/2018) I haven't passed any checkpoints, I've completed five levels in only nine lessons and I'm down to 100 crowns. What happened? Did this happen to everyone? Or am I just that special?
I have two trees going. Yesterday on one, I had 183 crowns and this morning I have 150. Not only that but two levels that I had maxed out to level 5 are now not even shown. All the colors have changed. One thing I don't like is that I haven't found any criteria in Duolingo so that i can understand what a crown means, what's the maximum. I don't think my fluency dropped by 1/6th overnight and the other tree still shows that I have 177 crowns. I don't like that the exercises have gotten easier. It's like i must add "2 + 2 = 4" 40 times to max out one subject. I typically make only one error per 20 questions and it is always I didn't hear it right, spelling, or a typo. I recommend to Duolingo that you put some explanation and explanation of criteria into the program rather than just having arbitrary changes.
So there are a lot more lessons now? I have been working only on Spanish and was on 3 crowns except for 8 which were 2 crowns and about 6 which were 4 crowns. So if it is because they are giving me more lessons, I don't get the rationale behind taking me from 174 crowns to 147 because they added lessons, wouldn't all lessons be worth the same crowns????
As I understand it, the option called "Practice" draws from all lessons. Hope that is right. But there has been so many arbitrary changes, that for the future, I am not going to go after streaks, crowns, lesson modules, levels, making lessons so simple and repetitive, or any other of the gimicks. Basically, I don't much like their arbitrary changes. But the practice option may still be usable. The program is much less usable for me than it was before.