No more lingots for reaching 180 day streak?
I just reached a 190 day streak and, just like with 180 days, I didn't get any lingots for it. I first thought it was a bug but now I'm not so sure anymore. Is Duolingo running out of them? It seems so because they took them away as well for finishing a lesson with no mistakes. It would be nice if you would still get them every ten day streak. I promise not to use them for evil :)
Duolingo's running an A/B test that removes streak rewards in an effort to reduce lingot inflation by taking some of out the economy. Sorry you didn't get your lingots!
Thanks for your help. I don't visit the discussion forum that much so I missed your post before. I hope they will stop this test soon because getting the lingots was a great motivation for me. Silly I know.
I don't think any motivation is silly if it works! When I started out, I really had no motivation, I'd do a lot one day and nothing the next and then I started getting a little streak and I reached 10 days and got a lingot. They've really helped me keep pushing forward!
Here are some lingots to make up for it! I really hope the test fails and they restore streak lingots again, as I also found them oddly motivating. Plus, it was just nice to get a little acknowledgment every 10 days. It's not like a few extra lingots circulating in the Duo economy caused anyone to suffer...
They really should give you more options of things to buy from the store to remove lingots from the economy. I'd like that a lot.
So they will check how many people quit Duolingo or let their streak slip when they don't get Lingots any more? Well I won't do that but it doesn't mean I have to like it. Still enjoy Duolingo though but wish they would stop taking away these motivators.
Something like that, I guess! To be honest I don't know how the A/B tests work and what variables they use to measure "user engagement" or whatever it is. The recent changes haven't changed how I use Duolingo either. Obviously we are here to learn and practice, but the little motivators helped make Duolingo fun. Now when I reach another 10 days I feel a little pang of disappointment. :'(