https://www.duolingo.com/volisvid

Lingots: a guide

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So you want some lingots, do ya? Don't beg; it'll get ya banned from the forums. "So how do I get extra lingots fast then?" you might ask. Well, I'll tell ya.

Participate in the forums. Don't post a bunch of crap like 'I like pie!' but actually participate. Looking for folks needing help and trying to help them is a good way to get lingots, as people will reward good and helpful answers with lingots.

Ask questions. Don't ask irrelevant things like, 'What's your favorite color?' Do ask grammar questions, spelling questions, anything actually related to languages. Good questions also get rewarded with lingots.

Those of us that have been around a while have a ton of lingots and nothing to spend them on, but we usually won't give them to people who spam the forums acting like annoying beggars.

Contribute. It's worth it.

July 18, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/Sean405747

I don't know why anyone would actually want a lot of lingots though. They don't really buy you anything useful except extra lessons (of which there are only two), and streak freezes. And streak freezes are only useful for getting streaks so that you can earn more lingots.

July 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98
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for the hall of fame

July 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/volisvid
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Great googly-moogly!!!

July 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Seattle_scott
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have TWO lingots

July 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Matt5320

Have a hundred. I still seem to have more than 800,000 which I’ve collected in a few days and I don’t know how. But it is a lot of owl outfits.

July 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Seattle_scott
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I'm not sure what to do with the Lingots and Gems that I have already. Thousands of them, and nothing to buy. I already clothed the naked owl and bought all the flirting lessons.

July 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/froggie3802

Its really a sucker play to care about Lingots. They are of no value whatsoever but tech people put these little dopamine hits into their programs and most people have no idea why they care about them or how to explain them they just do. Its very similar to streaks. Theyre completely worthless. It shows what Duolingo thinks of their customers. All sheeps.

July 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/GedG150
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It would be nice to have some new additional features where current users could spend their lingots. Personally I have 850 lingots and nowhere to spend them - all idiom, flirting lessons and additional outfits are already bought.

July 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jonathanbost
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I'm not boasting, but 850 seems still like not that many to me . . . once you get up into the thousands, you start looking forward to when you'll be listed in the lingots hall of fame.

July 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/GedG150
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Well yes it's not that much but again It's definitely enough to buy everything in the store

July 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jonathanbost
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Oh yes, definitely enough to buy everything in the store. (I think some inflation is in order; maybe double the prices for everything.)

July 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Paul153436
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I posted this link https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/27862157 about lingots in the troubleshooting forum but it has not had any traction.

July 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/estefaniammm
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Lingots do not make much sense. I have quite a lot and nothing to spend them on. It would be nice even if they would add some interesting or even weird lessons to add with them (false fiends?, foods in hamburg, stuff like that).

July 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Seattle_scott
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have a lingot

July 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/TrevorGWhitt

By the way, I would love to be gifted with enough ingots to unlock a new category in the shop, but I am not asking for it. Please do not think less of me.

July 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KarinGrant

I don't recall how many lingots a new category cost but I figured this should be enough...

July 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/TrevorGWhitt

Thank you so much!!!

July 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KarinGrant

You're welcome. I have 8837. I figured I could spare some...

July 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/GeneralGinne

Awesome advice. Hopefully, Duo will come up with more things for us to spend the lingots on. As it stands, lingots don't mean much of anything once you've already bought the very few things that are available in the shop. Honestly, I only use my lingots for the weekly wager. And I only do that because...why not?

July 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/volisvid
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Same here. I'm up to 6502. I'm hoping something worthwhile will come along and I can go on a spending spree!

July 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Seattle_scott
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have a lingot

July 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/volisvid
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You too! Lol

July 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jonathanbost
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Actually, an easier (well, I think it's easier) way to get lingots is just to keep on doing Duolingo. Every ten days of a streak you get, you get the amount of your streak divided by ten. So in two days, when I get a 660 day streak, I'll get 66 lingots. Of course, this also requires dedication, but it's helpful to use those lingots you get from your streak to buy a streak freeze.

July 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/The_Mama
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This doesn't work on Android. I don't know about iOS. It's definitely on the PC.

On Android, however, each day after completing the goal (no matter whether the goal is completed on the app or PC), there are three treasure chests to choose from. They contain anywhere from one to five lingots.

July 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jonathanbost
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Oh, it doesn't? I thought it did.

Hm, interesting. So that's another way to get lingots.

July 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/TrevorGWhitt

Danke. For the good advice, that is.

July 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/aeiou03

with the number of lingots i have, i might as well be giving all of it away

July 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Seattle_scott
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have a lingot.

July 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Yone225809

Very well said.

July 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/psycholing6

I want to dress my poor naked owl. How do you do that? I don’t see the option at my shop. I use IOS.

July 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Matt5320

Dress your owl on me!

July 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/psycholing6

Thank you that is really sweet. But I am not sure owl dressing is an option for me... it seems to not show up in my shop.

July 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Matt5320

That’s really odd. You’re doing French I think? I’m doing French and it is definitely there in my iOS app. But I can’t find it on the web based browser version. Only the app. Are you accessing through the app or via safari/chrome?

July 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/psycholing6

Yes I am doing French primarily — on the app that is not a power up option. Maybe I would need to be a plus member?

July 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Matt5320

Odd. I think it was there before I went to Plus but I can’t be sure. What a pity. The owl looks good in a suit.

July 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Pauline250034

I'm not a plus member but I did notice just now that the outfits only show up in my shop when I'm on my Japanese lessons but the shop doesn't have them when I work on my French lessons...? Strange.

July 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/psycholing6

Thanks for the tip Pauline. I will try my other languages and see if that works. UPDATE: nope — tried Czech, Russian, & Spanish and still have a naked owl.

July 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Marilyn563586

Well said

July 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Matt5320

Any clues on how I might have got more than 200,000 in a day?

July 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Matt5320

Make that 300,000...

July 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jonathanbost
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I have no idea, unless someone gifted them to you somewhere.

July 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Matt5320

It’s crazy. I have over 1.3 million now.

July 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/VampiresandTeeth

I don't like lingots so I give the away

July 20, 2018
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