C'mon Duo, do your math, 20xp, really!? (Quick Suggestion Too)
I couldn't help but see the ever growing number of complaints about the max xp testing cap being way too low at only 20xp. Some people work pretty hard to better themselves in a foreign language. To explain my reasoning, I'll do some math . . .
When someone tests out of a subject, they receive 20, to about 500xp depending on what level/lesson you are currently on. Let's say someone was at level 3 in their grammar lesson, there are about 15 lessons you need to take to get to the next level. In total you will, or should have accumulated a total of 150xp, with that being said if someone felt that they can test out of a level and complete it, they should receive, 150xp, right? That number of xp represents someone putting in the work and effort he or she may have taken to complete the test, and/or the lessons leading up to that persons accomplishment(s), even so it may even feel rewarding with a large sum of xp. 20xp for testing out is just way too low, it's just like repeating a level 1 test with the same rewards, but with harder comprehension. Myself and, I'm sure others that do the tests to get ahead would really like this to be fixed.
Now my suggestion, If the max xp cap will remain, why not add some features to the tests, maybe bonuses? Or if you finish the test or some questions in a certain amount of time you get some extra xp? Any ways that someone could get some extra xp doing a test would be great, because 20 xp really seems like too little for too much . . .
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...
I think that even if they don't bring back the old system, we deserve more XP for testing out...
Or if you finish the test or some questions in a certain amount of time you get some extra xp?
We had that feature ("timed practice") in the past. They took it away ...
I don't see how you would start a timed practice now. The timed practice item is still in my shop, but I can't start any lesson in that mode, the only two choices available (apart from the tips-link on the web) are to either test out or to start a regular session. The latter starts right away, both on the web and on Android. Don't know about iPhones though.
Edit: the timed practice is still available for repetitions.
Oh, and needless to say that they also took away the bonus points (up to 15 XP per lesson if you got everything right). They do know how to actually demotivate their users, don't they!
It does seem that not only Memrise is good at committing suicide (or at least attempting to do so).
@Olaf, duo really is trying to kill itself. It seems to be dead set on it!
I just don't understand it, their recent changes make absolutely no friggin' sense! They take away all the things that actually motivate people, slowly but steadily. And I feel absolutely helpless at the sight of it and the fact that they don't seem to even care, this is just so frustrating.
On a side note, today I hardly found the time to work ever since I started subscribing to the "main thread" - the postings just keep on coming and I could never ever unsubscribe. ;-)
They do know how to actually demotivate their users, don't they!
What else are they good at? They don't make the language courses, volunteers do.
you can do timed practice still after your lesson becomes golden or in the beginning of your home page on the right...there was also a way to do it on unfinished lessons but i forgot...but you don't get as much points
It's still there. I just clicked on Practice and it gave me the option of timed or untimed.
That is my frustration: Rising a single level now is annoying, no option but repeat the same lesson, the same sentences. So Boring.
How about higher the level, the less lessons. THAT would be an incentive. So have 40 lessons in Level 1 and 4 in Level 4 (making it essentially a test out). I would rarely use the test out feature if they did this. Level 4 ends up being mind-numbingly boring.
Starting to think the point of the low xp cap is trying to encourage users to actually do their lessons to get a better understanding of the language? I dunno, whatever Duo was trying to do here is anyone's guess . . .
You know fellas, it'll be ok if they also reduce the xp amount needed for changing levels i mean it must be reduced unless about 30000 xp is neede for leve 25. tell me how much time is need to rech that level with 20 xp?