Introducing points and competitions

Posted on July 26, 2017. Filed under: TypeRacer News |

Until today, we really only had two metrics that let you compare your performance with other racers: typing speed and number of races.  Now we’re introducing a new metric: points, calculated as the number of words typed multiplied by typing speed (in words-per-second).  We’ve already used this metric on the blog, but now we’re officially adding it to your typing stats.  We hope this addition gives more racers a chance to get to the top of the rankings: people who type slower but type more words (finish more races or type longer texts) now have a reasonable chance to get to the top.

Speaking of which, we’ve also created a new Competitions stats section in addition to the old Hall of Fame. This section ranks people by most points earned today, this week, this month, and this year.  We hope to eventually start giving awards to the top 3 winners in each category.

JavaRelease53-Competitions

Unfortunately, due to some technical limitations of our database, we can’t award points for races done before this metric was added (i.e. before today).  But the silver lining here is that everybody gets a chance to start with a clean slate 😉

I am hopeful that this new addition will spur even more competition than before.

Please let us know what you think in the comments!

– Alex E. (typeracer)

 

 


Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 8 so far )

Recently on The TypeRacer Blog…

New Quotes Added Today

Posted on July 24, 2017. Filed under: TypeRacer News |

Keeping TypeRacer Clean – Thanks to the Moderation Team!

Posted on July 16, 2017. Filed under: TypeRacer News, Universes |

A History of TypeRacer Speed Records

Posted on July 9, 2017. Filed under: Stats |

New quotes added to TypeRacer – and tell us what you like to type!

Posted on July 1, 2017. Filed under: TypeRacer News |

New Pit Stop features: full race history and typing replays

Posted on June 20, 2017. Filed under: Stats, TypeRacer News |

Back by popular demand

Posted on June 5, 2017. Filed under: TypeRacer News |

Typing Replays

Posted on June 3, 2017. Filed under: TypeRacer News |

Detailed info now available in racing history

Posted on April 12, 2017. Filed under: TypeRacer News |

TypeRacer adds a thousand quotes from classic literature and films – reaches 2,000+ quotes total!

Posted on January 16, 2017. Filed under: Stats, TypeRacer News |

Liked it here?
Why not try sites on the blogroll...

%d bloggers like this: