https://www.duolingo.com/AndroidKanada

Changes to XP for some lessons?

I just competed a harder-than-normal exercise in Countries, and got 13 points. Lucky me!

This is the first time I've seen this. Bug or change? I didn't see any announcement.

7 months ago

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I got 13 xp for every lesson I did today, in all 6 languages I tried it in. I'm trying to do 100 xp a day too, but its not that hard to divide by 13 to see if I've done 10 lessons.

I'm more worried Duo's gonna start charging us lingots for stuff since they are pretty useless right now.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ernestpuppy
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I just noticed this also, in Spanish and German. My goal is to do 100 XP per language per day, so I would like it to be changed back.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jonty94

doing 100 xp a day is not a good idea you don't learn much

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EdNed2
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Har, do 10 xp per day and it will take you 15 years to finish a language.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PatrickCurran1

I've been getting 13 xp per lesson in Russian. Even went back and tried one of the earlier and easier lessons with fewer sentences. 13 pts.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/terminalmage

I've been getting 13 XP for lessons completed on the website, but only 10 for those completed on the Android app. So, that's weird.

7 months ago

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Ah but in the Android app, you can earn a "combo bonus" of 1-5 points at the end of the lesson (but not practice). I used to grind XP on the app rather than the website for this reason.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/terminalmage

Weird, I've never seen a "combo bonus" in the Android app.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mishatx
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Yeah it's awarded when awarding XP at the end of the lesson, based on how many questions you got wrong. I thought everyone had it, but maybe it's still in A/B? https://www.duolingo.com/comment/17874992

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/terminalmage

Perhaps. I've not seen this.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/morepivo
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I have also noticed this change; completing a lesson gives 13 XP instead of 10 as they previously did. Not loving the additional math to see how many lessons I've done today, and being an obsessive I'm not at all happy about the odd number!

On a related note, have any of you noticed the "key" next to the tips & notes for each skill in the tree? It's a relatively new feature. Clicking the key lets you take a test which, if you pass, jumps you to the next "crown level" for that skill.

I've noticed that these tests give 10XP per lesson, so you get 100XP after passing the test for a skill containing 10 lessons, or if say it had 15 lessons and you completed 11 of them individually before attempting the test, when you pass you'd get the 40XP which remains. This means we get 3 less XP per lesson for testing up a level versus completing the lessons one at a time. I used to love testing out and getting 150XP at a time...now I feel cheated!

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/terminalmage

The "key" is a beta feature which only certain users are getting right now which lets you bypass an entire section if you are good enough to test out of it.

7 months ago

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Has anyone found a way of tweaking yourself into the beta test for the key feature? I have one tree I would really like to test up a few crown levels.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/morepivo
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You could try going to https://www.duolingo.com/skill/ru/Basics-1/test
If that works, replace "Basics-1" with whatever skill you're working on.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jonty94

it could be a bug but i think it is a change

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AndroidKanada

The 30% extra sale may be over - I'm getting 10 again.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PatrickCurran1

Yeah, must have been a glitch.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/terminalmage

No, it was a trial they were doing to see if people liked it. I asked about it while reporting an unrelated bug.

The recent Android app update also brought a "Combo Bonus" to lessons, where you get bonus XP for making few (or zero) mistakes.

Personally, I don't care about XP at all, but the one nice thing about 10XP per lesson was that it made it easy to see how many lessons you had completed.

7 months ago
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