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13 XP per lesson?

I've been getting 10 XP per lesson since I started Duo, more than 2 years ago. It's how I kept track of how many lessons I did in a day. Now, suddenly and without explanation, I'm getting 13. Anybody know what's going on?

1 month ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/jowoos
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A question that I don't think anyone has brought up (at least on this particular thread) is whether this change also implies a change in the number of XP required to "level up." For me, leveling up is always a proud, "pat myself on the back" moment. I probably wouldn't be too thrilled if leveling up got harder, but I definitely don't want it to get easier (i.e. require less total effort)...Leveling up should really be an accomplishment that means something special.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chak278071

i freely admit I don't quite understand 'leveling up'. I just keep plowing on through the lessons, and get surprised from time to time.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SammyHunnyBear

I got it today too - it really confused me (although I am not against getting more XP per lesson!)

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JoeLearning

13 is my lucky number so not complaining... yay XP! :)

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jonty94

good for you

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jewpsy
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I like the number 13 :)

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EdouardC2020
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The same thing is happening to me. I just realized about it today.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/y.ademas
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Duolingo staff? Moderators? Anybody there who might want to tell us about this change or glitch?

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chak278071

I'm pretty sure they don't read the comments, or at best they just glance over them.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RachelF12345

I have no idea what's going on, though it's probably new or a bug.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aperry101
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I just got 13 XP for a lesson even though I didn't for the 8 other lessons I did today.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chak278071

Was there any difference in the difficulty of the lessons? Or which language it was?

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aperry101
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I don't really remember any major difference in the difficulty of the lessons. The language was Spanish.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kblanken73
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Me too in French

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/2_Learn_Spanish

I have no idea what's going on, although I know what you're talking about. It's happening to me, too.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gryphowl
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It happened to me as well, I completed a lesson and then it said I gained 13xp, I don't think it was an update because why 13xp, why not 15?

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SammyHunnyBear

15 XP would have made a lot more sense.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jonty94

that is true

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TinDefacto
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Well, I don't know why they'd update it at all, whether to 13 or 15 XP, but apparently they did!

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Megan910518

I know on the app they give a combo bonus of up to 5 XP. When I was using the lessons on my computer a few days ago, it only gave me 10. Maybe it is including a combo bonus of some kind now?

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Stephen929157

It seems to be giving me 13 xp no matter how well I do.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CJTilzey
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Me too, and I hate it. It's so much easier to calculate my progress by tens.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chak278071

I felt the same way, until I realized that you only have to do it once. I do 8 lessons a day, and 8x13=104, so I just keep going until I hit 104.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TinDefacto
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This also just started happening to me, midway through the day -- I'm glad it's not just me! To check whether it was only for my account or something, I logged out and did the first lesson for Romanian only to find I got -- 14 XP?! I don't know what kind of sorcery or witchcraft this is, but I hope it stops very, very soon. I made myself stop at 10 lessons (130 XP) to keep a multiple of 10 since I really hate having an XP that doesn't end in 0.

If this is some sort of update, does anyone know what on earth the point would be of this? I wish there were some more communication from the Duo team.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-Osiris-

I've noticed this today too. When completing lessons I get 13 XP, but when I test out of a level, I get a multiple of 10 XP, which seems like a glitch to me.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rick91012
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It happened to me, as well...several lesson, 13 XP’s each. Not sure if it’s related, but I did just do a recommended App Store update to my Duo this morning.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chak278071

I don't use the app, I use the website on a laptop, so it's probably not that.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jonty94

same here it is strange

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/angus390025
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I received ten points per lesson this morning and did six lessons. Then after a few hours I started again at about 3pm Eastern Time and did a lesson and got only 9 points. Thereafter I got 13 points for all lessons, whether or not I got them all correct the first time.

Not sure why. I don't think it's a problem, unless you're keen on having a multiple of 10 for easy counting purposes. It is a little harder to divide by 13 in one's head than by 10.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Stephen929157

I'm getting 13 as well. It doesn't seem to be a combo bonus and I've noticed that higher levels of skills are giving higher amounts of experience. Doing exercises at level 2 of 'basics' in my German course gave me 14 xp per completion. Same with 'basics' level 3.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/al3j2501
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this doesn't make any sense.....

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/geerte13
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I came here to ask about this! 13 XP for all French lessons... so confused! XD

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KaptianKaos8
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Mismo aquí.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mortisimago
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i only got ten points on my phone. the computer site is more difficult. perhaps they think we deserve more points when we do the more difficult lesson

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nickbii
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I wrote a thread in troubleshooting just in case somebody else knows what is going on.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/essam17501

i think now it is only ten

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chak278071

Yup, for me too. :-)

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Abbey_Marie9

It could be a streak bonus, whenever I use the app Duolingo I get so many answers right in a row and I get bonus XP for it

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chak278071

Maybe, but I got 13 for each lesson, even if I got something wrong.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ginasem

When I do the lesson where I’m having a pretend conversation with someone I always get between 11 and 13.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chak278071

And that's always been the case?

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/acknowled
acknowled
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Perhaps the three XP's above the ten are a result of a bonus, due to the individual meeting the personal goal that he or she set.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AmandaSteiner

It may be because of the time it took, or the streak of correct questions.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/icemule1

No, because it's happening to everyone. My guess is that it's a glitch, or Duolingo admins will soon announce that they've decided to increase the lesson exp.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aelise_627
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I hope they announce what they are doing, because I don't really see the point.

However, some other things are looking a little glitchy on the site. It shows my streak as one less than it actually is in my discussion post, and on one of the days I practiced, it shows that I did less than I actually did.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JoeLearning

I've noticed it usually takes overnight for a level-up to be reflected in forum posts.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/icemule1

The only reason I could see is that only granting 10xp per lesson burns people out and they never max their language out at level 25 and maybe they are hoping getting them there faster will keep people interested.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jakester116

i dont know that happens to me too! i used to get ten and now its 13

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jonty94

it happens in Russian to it could a bug?

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jonty94

nope but it could a bug

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/duolingo_power

+14 (German learning English) +13 (English -> Spanish) +10 (English -> Russian)

That is it for me with my XP I am receiving lately. Maybe there is a new XP scheme and it has something to to with the current level?

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nickbii
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Doubt it's got anything to do with level. I'm at 22 across the board, and both Swedish and Spanish are doing 13.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ahan365008

It may have to do with streak because this just started happening to me at streak of 20.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pbgoodguy
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That would make sense however that logic does work uniformly between iphone and desktop app

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nickbii
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No idea, but I just realized the last two computer lessons I did on Spanish were not 10 XP each. The first two today (and all previous lessons I have ever done ever) were 10, and then I did some more and ended up at 46. Either I did two more (I don't count because if you're getting 10 XP a lesson you don't need to count) for 13 each, or I did three and two were the old number and the last was 6.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nickbii
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Just realized I'm currently doing Swedish, not Spanish. So it is happening in other languages too.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aelise_627
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My lessons are back down to 10XP per lesson. 7/3/18

1 month ago