https://www.duolingo.com/CarlosDGuevara

Why am I getting lesser XP Points?

Hi folks. When I would do the Skip Level test, I would be given a certain number of XPs, say 200 XPs for doing 0/20 test or 300 XPs for a 0/30 test.

Now I'm getting only 20 points for the same skip level test. Did Duolingo change their XP Point system all of a sudden?

March 5, 2019

26 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/HighprinceVader

They screwed it up because of idiots abusing it for leaderboards on mobile. I'm with you. It's pretty annoying that we're getting punished for something a minority is doing.

March 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/WinterSoldier.

Exactly, a few idiots do what idiots do and the whole duo community has to be punished, including PC users

March 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Hilda87549

I wonder where you find this information: is there a page, where changes like this are documented?

March 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/E.T.Gregor

No, but it was confirmed by a DL staff member here: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/31131608

March 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/merkavar

its leagues which to the best of my knowledge are heading for all platforms.

March 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/HighprinceVader

I'm sure there's a better way of handling it, though. Perhaps, making it so you won't gain any exp in leagues for a language after deleting it and adding it again or making it so you lose whatever exp you got in that language in the league once you delete it.

March 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/amanda979670

yeah this is so stupid why did they change it

March 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/A.Kilroy

I don't understand these complaints about points. Are we using Duo because of the knowledge we gain or because of the points we accumulate? If the latter, I suggest that the point collectors consider using a video game rather than using Duo.

March 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Jim_Toomey

I suppose it does sound silly. However, points are given to incent us to spend more time on DuoLingo. And, IT WORKS! I suspect without this added incentive, some may spend more of their time on other teaching tools. We will see.

March 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/WinterSoldier.

Having points on duo makes it fun. We can have fun and learn at the same time like ET Gregor said. There is no reason why we can't have points and learn

March 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/E.T.Gregor

Why can't we have both?

March 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Hilda87549

Basically I agree with you, the gamification aspect should not be over-emphasized. On the other hand I expect (a little bit), that the number of XPs to some extend should reflect my progress in a certain language (to give me an idea on how I progress in different languages - not to compete with others).

March 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/antonmo

it should reflect how much work you have put in, not your knowledge. the crowns show your knowledge level already

March 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/James24601

Agreed. People seem to care more about XP, streaks and the number of flags next their username than actually learning a language. I wonder whether these people do much language learning outside of Duolingo, or if they are just hooked on the "game" aspect of the website.

March 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/amanda979670

yes this is true but still i used to have compettitions with my boyfriend and try to get ahead of him, it was a way in which i had a reason to study for the languages, and it was fun. i really enjoyed having that and now that its gone, i dont do as much as i probably should because i dont have tim e in my day

March 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Sakamak

Very true, why care about the points or lingots and not the new knowledge? To much focus on the gamification propably hurts the learning sinse that rewards skipping exact spellings and resetting the progress bar. And our minds are getting focused on the points instead of the words.

March 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Vio_Flowers

:(

March 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Geographer2Kim

I have the same question. Now to level up the max seems to be 20 XP.

March 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Hyperpolygl0t

First off, it is a lame update and secondly, if so, then Duolingo must reduce the maximum 30000 xp for level 25 to the reasonable minimum...bcoz it takes a lot of time to reach that point...

March 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Ta_Xuan_Hoang

All right, changing the score in SKIP LEVEL TEST is a very sad problem for everyone in Duolingo.

March 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/amylipe

I agree this is horrible!

March 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomasco3

Die Tage sind vorbei.

March 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/MichelleLinguist

Duolingo has been going downhill ever since it was monetized. I also feel like the devs have been dropping the ball. This is a basic bootstrap website that uses alerts in the game. They could figure out a better way to stop people from abusing the system than to punish all of us.

March 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/antonmo

I never understood why you’d get more points for less work. This change was long overdue

March 6, 2019
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