Tree Change Discouragement

I’ll preface this post by saying that I have always loved Duolingo and what it has done for my life. However, I feel that I need to get something off of my chest. The tree change before this most recent one really discouraged me because it reset almost every skill to level 1, but I was determined to go through and level them all back up. I spent what felt like forever trying to get the skills back up at least two levels each, and I felt really accomplished. But now, after this most recent update, I truly have lost patience. All of the skills I worked so hard on were sent back down to the basics, and I know that Duolingo is doing its best to make the learning experience better and more reliable, so I don’t really fault them. By this point, however, my new game lab is to just finish the last 10 skills and be done with my Duolingo French tree. I can’t try to make everything higher levels or gold knowing it will be lost, and my last hope is to just get the finished tree accomplishment.

Even though I have come to the end of my French journey with Duolingo, I will probably occasionally use it to brush up on individual skills I’ve forgotten, and I just want to say again that I’m truly proud of the Duolingo staff and what they are bringing to this world. Thank you for everything.

1 month ago

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Have you tried the test out feature. It is actually quite fun and you will have your tree nicely colored again in no time.

1 month ago

Yes, but it still takes a while to get an entire tree back up, and I know that the progress will be lost by the next update, but thank you for the advice.

1 month ago

That has happened to me a few times, but each time Duolingo added more content and I thought that was great. Changes to the tree never discouraged me; I was thrilled that the lessons became deeper and more numerous.

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You are right. DL degrades your achievements and takes away your tree. I am currently trying to get my Spanish tree again.

1 month ago
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