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New TypeRacer Record: Michael DeRoche (Deroche1) completes 200,000 races

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

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On 10/26/2017 Michael DeRoche (deroche1 TRData) became the first typist to complete 200,000 races on TypeRacer!

On behalf of TypeRacer, I want to congratulate him on both his incredible skill and dedication to competitive typing. Michael is not only the most dedicated typist in TypeRacer’s 9-year history, but has also held a variety of records (such as the fastest speed ever in a single race when he achieved 300wpm on a short text), and the TypeRacer Marathon record for 3,097 races in 24 hours.

DeRoche1's 200,000th race

Click here to see the replay of Michael DeRoche’s 200,000th race – can you beat 148wpm?

(The Marathon leaderboard is here on TypeRacerData.com; more details on Marathons and how people actually achieve such feats are outlined in this blog post by ⦗𝐄𝐂𝐎𝐋⦘ ⦓☾✹✯𝚅𝚒𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚎✯✹☽⦔(viellainTRData).)

Michael is a gifted typist, a TypeRacer moderator and active contributor to the community (back in the early days of moderation, he single-handedly researched and removed hundreds of cheaters and helped restore fair competition on the site), and most importantly, a good friend. Congrats Michael, and here’s to 100,000 more!

David (valikor TRData)

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Guide to TypeRacer Marathons

Posted on September 25, 2017. Filed under: Stats | Tags: |

A man on a thousand mile walk has to forget his goal and say to himself every morning,
“Today I’m going to cover twenty-five miles and then rest up and sleep.”  ❞ 

— War and Peace (book) by Leo Tolstoy

Hi all – Our friend Vielle (Viellain TRData) has made a number of headlines recently on TypeRacer. Today we’d like to introduce him as our newest Guest author on the blog — he’s going to explain what exactly it means to type 5,000 races in a day, aka a TypeRacer marathon, and also give us a bit of a TypeRacer history lesson! Thanks Vielle for taking the time to write for the TypeRacer blog and for helping us build the TypeRacer community. -David (valikor) TypeRacer

You may have heard a lot about Marathons these past couple of weeks on the TypeRacer blog. And you may in-fact have questions, such as “How do you do a race in a quarter of a minute? How do you do 5,000 in a day?” Today’s blog post will clear a lot of those aspects up, and no-better person to do so than the one that just got up after an intensive 5,590 race Marathon (you can look forward to a blogpost on that later).

To start things off: A marathon is the amount of races you complete in 24 hours. It doesn’t have to be a set time as it will always be matching your current race count from 24 hours prior.

 

Maintrack

For as far as TypeRacer history has been concerned, most races have been done through the maintrack — i.e., the standard track you get when clicking “Enter a typing race” on TypeRacer.com’s default play.typeracer.com universe. The idea of racing on short-text tracks for optimal race efficiency hasn’t been thoroughly theorized and implemented until recently starting with Michael DeRoche – March 31st, 2017. And no, there is no secret real world where everyone is racing on and you are all racing in the matrix (yes fast typists I know how depressing it is racing one or two real people for hours straight as well as having to race bots); it is never often really a thought that there is a “maintrack” to differentiate with [when you Enter a typing race], but this does become a natural distinction that is made when you race on private Racetracks [with friends].

For reference, the most races you can get by doing this is 2,000 races. The only person shown to execute this is Michael Deroche. This is about 80 races per hour. Very doable, and relatively easygoing. If you do one race per-minute, then you will that you can do 1,500 races in that given timespan. All marathons outside of the top 3 are mostly done through the maintrack.

Pros:

  • Most optimal point efficiency
  • Size-able amount of time between races to multi-task
  • Hands are always focused on the keyboard

Cons:

  • Least sufficient for Marathon records
  • Loading times

Tip: You can click tab-twice then enter instead of having to manually click Race Again.

 

 

Private Race Tracks

Now we move on to Friends Track racing methods. As far as most people are aware, you just race with friends, while that is certainly not easily-arrangeable for extended periods of time, there is however – a solution. Thanks to Ted (who also does impressive work within the OpenSteno project; steno being attributable towards some of the fastest speeds on the site, one of them in-fact set by Ted himself!) we have a script that allows people to join  races. All you have to do is install Tampermonkey. With the Tampermonkey script, when you go to TypeRacer you will notice it automatically joins a friend track and auto-joins your race. Now you don’t need friends!

Make sure to allow Tampermonkey in an incognito or private-window and make an account, and be sure to keep Tampermonkey disabled on the

account/window that you plan to race on (you can do that through clicking on the icon and then disabling it).

 

However we are forgetting something. As some typists may not be aware, TypeRacer “skill levels” dictate the length of texts that you type on TypeRacer. Therefore it is optimal if your friend’s account [or whoever is hosting the private race track] has a last 10 race average below 25 WPM [at Beginner level speeds]. This enables you to type the shortest texts — obviously a big help when trying to complete a lot of races in a short time.

 

Once you now have race-track hosting window(s) in the background you will join all of them using the friends link and position them however you wish. With this you can get around 3,000 races at most, this math adds up to 2 races per minute.
For reference I set a 3.8k Marathon record with only two different race tracks (joining the next race as soon as I could therefore stopping in the middle of the race). But you may question, why do you use multiple friend tracks if one is good enough? With only one you are forced to wait those 10 seconds, you bypass that by having another track that you can hop into immediately. But then it becomes cumbersome hence you start the race 2 races ahead of you once you just finished your race to keep the flow going.
A video for reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu9i9LsV_jI

Tip: You may find watching videos or listening to music will make your races all the more faster – at least to make the time fly by faster.

With this you can get up to up to ~5,000 races [in 24 hours] maximum. Assuming you finish a text every ~17 seconds.

Pros:

  • Up to 2-4 races per minute makes this the most thoroughly consistent way to optimize races for extended periods of time
  • With beginner tracks you get to type short texts, depending on the workload you do this could end up being a more casual & easier method to race with for the endurance run

Cons:

  • Shorter texts [assuming you use a beginner track] & starting races late make this the least point efficient method for racing

 

 

Ghost Races

The last method towards perfectly refining your race optimization is ghost races. This however requires premium in order to save those ghost races.

Let me give you a simple run-down about ghost-races:

  • You can save twice per text
  • You can race on any given text, meaning you can choose to do the shortest one-thousand races [2x per text]
  • When you save they do count towards the leaderboards and your profile
  • If you mess up then you can restart until you get the score you want

If all that sounds compelling, then do consider supporting TypeRacer [along with tons of more benefits!] by upgrading to Premium.

For a good list at a text directory look at www.typeracerdata.com/texts?sort=length

Ghost races, when using the shortest texts, can prove to be hyper-optimal. Michael Deroche was able to attain 333 races in 71 minutes [4.3 races a minute]!

You may find that navigating the texts may be difficult, but thanks to Pentalon’s Python script there is an entire directory of [current] ghost race links to make things easier.
https://pastebin.com/sJFHbcjQ (Longest races first to shortest races last.)

And if you are crazy enough to do so, you can open multiple links with a multilink program or app if you really need to refine your your marathon skills that much further.

Pros:

  • Maximum race-per-minute efficiency up until 25~ plus second races [depending on your speed]

Cons:

  • Only optimally efficient until the average races per minute is beaten out by multi-tracking
  • Lots of manual clicking/hotkey usage – most error prone stage of the marathon

 

(Play TypeRacer in compact form with TypeRacer Companion for Firefox (Chrome Here) to watch videos while typing.)

 

Now that you have a thorough understanding of the three-different methods to approach you can have a true feel of marathons that puts those truly impressive accomplishments into perspective. Higher-end marathons typically use a combination of Private Racetracks and Ghost races with minimal breaks/interruptions.

While you’re at it you may want to take a look or read back on our previous blog posts:
https://blog.typeracer.com/2017/09/17/the-typing-marathon-to-end-all-marathons-5000-races-in-24-hours/
https://blog.typeracer.com/2017/09/09/new-single-race-speed-record-and-new-marathon-record-on-typeracer/
https://blog.typeracer.com/2013/07/01/typeracer-champions/

 

 

If you do ever have any questions, then do check the Discord, the resource and place I had used to refine marathon techniques beyond maintrack marathons. I couldn’t be impressed by the welcoming hospitality [of the Discord], thoughts and research that went into the carefully attentive and productive responses that went into my questions. Or simply use the comment section down below and I will address those questions myself.

Vielle (Viellain TRData)

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5,000 Type Races in 24 hours (the “marathon to end all marathons): 24 hours of continuous typing

Posted on September 17, 2017. Filed under: Stats, TypeRacer News |

If you love TypeRacer, please consider supporting us by upgrading to Premium

Last week on the blog, we wrote about the new Marathon record —3,820 Type Races in 24 hours.

In a chat with him about that record,  ⦗𝐄𝐂𝐎𝐋⦘ ⦓☾✹✯𝚅𝚒𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚎✯✹☽⦔   (Viellain – TRData) promised that “I will do a marathon to end all marathons later in September.” For Vielle, “later in September” meant exactly one day after we announced the first record. On Sep. 9-10 Vielle beat the Marathon record again (daily competition results for 9/10) , achieving 4,892 races within 24 hours. See the record on TypeRacerData.com. 

In the TypeRacer Discord, he described his marathon as below budget and ahead of schedule. Congrats to ECOL/Vielle on setting what may really be a marathon that ends all marathons! Here’s what we know about the marathon:

  • It required staying up for 24 hours of continuous typing
  • It required skipping meals – he consumed only an energy drink between races.
  • There was only one bathroom break (post-energy drink).
  • His account was upgraded to Premium last week (as a congrats! gift), enabling him to squeeze out more races than he was last time with his basic account (i.e., he was able to save practice races or ghost races etc.)

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Join us in the TypeRacer Discord to chat about typing, find out what it’s like to type for 24 hours straight, etc. 🙂

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In Vielle’s words: “All hail and Glory to the Empyrean Forces, for we are the Conquering OverLords” -ECOL/Vielle

♕ David ♕ (valikor – TRData)

[Update: A previous version of this article indicated that Vielle had eaten minimal snacks during the record-setting marathon — it’s been corrected to say “no food”.]

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New single race speed record, and new Marathon record on TypeRacer

Posted on September 9, 2017. Filed under: Stats, TypeRacer News |

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TypeRacerData.com

Today we’re pleased to announce new site-wide records by Michael DeRoche (deroche1TRData) and ⦗𝐄𝐂𝐎𝐋⦘ ⦓☾✹✯𝚅𝚒𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚎✯✹☽⦔   (Viellain – TRData).

Some of you will remember from this blog post in July that the all-time single race speed record on the site was 295wpm by Kathy (florentine – TRData). Just a tad shy of the ludicrous 300wpm barrier!  Video is here — don’t blink, she blazes through it and the video is pretty much over as soon as it starts!

TypeRacer is pleased to announce today that on Sep. 6th, TypeRacer legend Michael DeRoche passed the 300 barrier, setting a site-wide speed record with 300.42 wpm. Great work Michael! (Note: keyboard typists only — excludes stenographers). 

History of TR Speed Records

See the replay of the 300wpm record!

Race against Michael’s Ghost — Try to beat 300wpm! 

While Michael’s typing record was set in 2.05 seconds, we also want to congratulate ⦗𝐄𝐂𝐎𝐋⦘ ⦓☾✹✯𝚅𝚒𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚎✯✹☽⦔  (Viellain) who beat the site-wide Marathon record with 3,820 races in 24 hours. Viellain started on Sep. 4th, 2017 at 9:12PM EST and did almost 4,000 races within the 24 hours following. Needless to say, Viellain won our daily competition on 9/5 (when he did most of his Marathon races), accumulating 200,761 points over the two days that his Marathon spanned. We’re pretty sure that’s a record too.

 

I chatted with Viellain on the TypeRacer Discord and asked if he had any comments for the announcement. He promised he would be breaking the record again by the end of September, with “a marathon to end all marathons.” He also stated “SECT won seasons 1” and “All hail and Glory to the Empyrean Forces, for we are the Conquering OverLords

We’re not entirely sure what those last comments mean but are including them anyway 🙂 Congrats to Viellain! We upgraded his account to Premium for free to congratulate him. We’re impressed by his tenacity and glad to have such dedicated typists on the site.

In an interesting twist, Michael DeRoche was the previous holder of Viellain’s record. Below are the Marathon leaders from TypeRacerData.com. This announcement marks a new record for Mike — while he’s being simultaneously dethroned by Viellain on another record.

# Racer Most Races in 24 hrs.
1 🏁 www.discord.me/typeracer 🏁 (viellain) 3,820
2 Michael DeRoche (deroche1) 3,097
3 Taro Yada (yada) 1,619
4 still type (mokori) 1,320
5 ♕ David ♕ (valikor) 1,179
6 F@§T£RPr0 (fastermart) 1,000
7 DUFOUR (Best Races) (119.83 WPM) 999
8 but thou must (pentalon) 900
9 Nadel (nadel1232) 889
10 Shoemaker-Levy 9 (atthetop) 829
11 Steve (haxmatix) 802
12 MadsFuldGas (swaax) 778
13 once upon a time in Chinois… 777
14 facebook.com/sumitbest (sum… 737
15 Alexander (nomak) 734

Congrats!

David (valikor TRData)

TypeRacer

 

 

 

 

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August 2017 Competition Results

Posted on September 6, 2017. Filed under: Contests, Stats, TypeRacer News |

See recent news about the new Competition Awards feature, and drop by the TypeRacer Discord chat to connect with other typists! 

Congrats to TypeRacer’s August 2017 competition winners!

WordRacer888 (Profile / TRData)

Chimchimchim (Profile / TRData)

Pjayys (Profile / TRData)

In August, WordRacer888 dominated with 620,240 points, coming in over 200,000 points ahead of the next racer. Chimchimchim is a long-time TypeRacer legend and we’re glad to see him back on the site and typing up a storm, coming in second out of the hundreds of thousands of users who raced this month. As for Pjayys, we’re excited to see that fast typists outside the top 1% now have a chance to win on a more inclusive TypeRacer site — one of the goals for our rolling out the Points and Competitions features. Congrats!

The top-100 are listed below. Congrats to everyone — looking forward to seeing you on the track in September!

David (valikor)

TypeRacer

Username Points  Avg. speed Best speed Accuracy Races
1 wordracer888 620,240 123.3 WPM 169 WPM 98.4% 5626
2 chimchimchim United States flag 418,640 115.8 WPM 165 WPM 98.1% 4131
3 pjayys United States flag 397,735 88.0 WPM 118 WPM 97.6% 5140
4 typingartist2 Bosnia And Herzegovina flag 383,871 147.7 WPM 206 WPM 98.0% 3055
5 bblaise Canada flag 351,537 138.1 WPM 192 WPM 99.0% 3134
6 oooyay United States flag 271,887 94.1 WPM 134 WPM 97.1% 3233
7 ultrashibe Ireland flag 246,676 118.5 WPM 180 WPM 97.0% 4158
8 modest_ked United States flag 245,952 132.2 WPM 220 WPM 97.3% 2417
9 vinniwooh Canada flag 242,717 130.2 WPM 188 WPM 98.6% 3725
10 atthetop United States flag 240,046 121.4 WPM 215 WPM 96.9% 3061
11 dizo Tanzania, United Republic Of flag 239,694 74.0 WPM 103 WPM 97.9% 3690
12 khronic United States flag 223,622 106.0 WPM 193 WPM 97.7% 2421
13 mark40511 United States flag 207,607 109.3 WPM 160 WPM 99.0% 2148
14 tencion Australia flag 202,495 102.6 WPM 143 WPM 97.1% 2230
15 shefakala Philippines flag 199,662 80.5 WPM 118 WPM 95.8% 2876
16 d0wny United States flag 193,813 79.0 WPM 134 WPM 95.1% 2853
17 swaax Denmark flag 192,578 121.3 WPM 160 WPM 98.0% 1776
18 amun United States flag 191,505 127.4 WPM 184 WPM 98.3% 1753
19 smarmyraptor United States flag 190,416 85.9 WPM 139 WPM 96.3% 2559
20 playscrabble United States flag 186,194 131.4 WPM 175 WPM 98.3% 1597
21 erikjscott United States flag 185,955 149.1 WPM 205 WPM 98.7% 1405
22 vdud3 United States flag 185,542 127.0 WPM 164 WPM 97.8% 1849
23 gochoo 183,544 89.0 WPM 121 WPM 97.7% 2367
24 jessegarcia United States flag 179,348 137.6 WPM 189 WPM 98.0% 1488
25 hateself France flag 172,577 87.8 WPM 131 WPM 97.9% 2254
26 fastermart Canada flag 171,597 106.8 WPM 171 WPM 97.8% 1820
27 p0sh United States flag 169,730 133.7 WPM 220 WPM 98.6% 1838
28 mattbierwirth United States flag 168,916 100.2 WPM 138 WPM 97.0% 1889
29 disclo5ure Australia flag 168,720 151.0 WPM 214 WPM 99.0% 1454
30 kimjongillmatic United States flag 165,448 100.9 WPM 139 WPM 98.3% 1870
31 mikerubby Poland flag 158,538 67.7 WPM 99 WPM 97.1% 2767
32 thunberg123 Sweden flag 157,750 117.7 WPM 163 WPM 98.2% 1571
33 leszczyn Poland flag 155,929 67.0 WPM 102 WPM 96.6% 2726
34 trueybluey United States flag 154,714 123.6 WPM 171 WPM 98.7% 1407
35 wintersnowmagick United States flag 150,442 130.0 WPM 171 WPM 98.5% 1456
36 bambusnippel Germany flag 141,467 74.4 WPM 108 WPM 97.0% 2199
37 siglemic 140,164 120.0 WPM 162 WPM 98.6% 1347
38 miket349 United States flag 140,046 102.2 WPM 143 WPM 97.9% 1525
39 kyeavnign Australia flag 139,134 111.0 WPM 154 WPM 97.7% 1464
40 alyciahtollison United States flag 138,448 108.9 WPM 145 WPM 98.3% 1438
41 arenasnow2 United States flag 136,956 177.1 WPM 231 WPM 98.8% 850
42 oneguardsam United States flag 136,824 78.8 WPM 104 WPM 96.9% 2000
43 thebrownfoxquicklyjumpsoverthe Ireland flag 136,536 131.8 WPM 184 WPM 97.7% 1212
44 tajiracer Japan flag 135,674 104.3 WPM 160 WPM 98.7% 1642
45 stewiegriffin666 United States flag 135,530 92.5 WPM 138 WPM 97.1% 1711
46 realf0rce Hong Kong flag 134,735 117.5 WPM 162 WPM 97.9% 1375
47 apoorv16 United States flag 134,614 62.9 WPM 95 WPM 97.2% 2528
48 jlachney United States flag 133,210 122.5 WPM 215 WPM 97.2% 1488
49 hujala United Kingdom flag 130,707 152.6 WPM 216 WPM 98.7% 1158
50 newkeyboardlove India flag 125,145 127.6 WPM 217 WPM 98.0% 1667
51 gates250 United Kingdom flag 124,992 53.2 WPM 81 WPM 95.2% 2981
52 neopergoss United States flag 124,370 101.9 WPM 131 WPM 98.4% 1368
53 mercury80 Malaysia flag 123,121 77.3 WPM 110 WPM 96.5% 1834
54 stagadoosh Israel flag 119,816 98.4 WPM 132 WPM 96.5% 1376
55 tshafer3 United States flag 116,400 103.8 WPM 133 WPM 98.0% 1270
56 mako640 United States flag 115,850 154.5 WPM 189 WPM 99.2% 855
57 phmi Kazakhstan flag 115,506 67.7 WPM 95 WPM 97.3% 2018
58 ronakkaria India flag 114,549 64.5 WPM 98 WPM 96.1% 2120
59 aguilardenehra United States flag 114,203 60.0 WPM 82 WPM 97.3% 2304
60 hlbentz Philippines flag 113,312 124.9 WPM 154 WPM 98.6% 1036
61 valikor China flag 112,784 136.5 WPM 173 WPM 98.5% 962
62 tony82890 United States flag 109,712 118.8 WPM 161 WPM 98.5% 1098
63 mathandphysicsftw Singapore flag 108,368 132.2 WPM 174 WPM 98.3% 959
64 vincehardy2 China flag 108,143 147.6 WPM 214 WPM 98.6% 880
65 andreaak00 Italy flag 106,529 142.7 WPM 199 WPM 98.6% 1142
66 the__cpl United States flag 105,750 119.1 WPM 166 WPM 98.6% 1036
67 cippo Romania flag 105,655 103.7 WPM 135 WPM 97.3% 1292
68 cslarsenhhkb Norway flag 104,451 111.8 WPM 163 WPM 98.0% 1070
69 krisco United States flag 103,416 122.5 WPM 157 WPM 98.5% 1129
70 argyrwnt Greece flag 103,286 59.9 WPM 83 WPM 97.2% 2071
71 dufour Canada flag 102,749 90.2 WPM 113 WPM 99.6% 1731
72 pokenonquit United States flag 102,584 130.2 WPM 181 WPM 98.1% 1266
73 get_a_lif3 United States flag 101,518 110.8 WPM 147 WPM 97.8% 1032
74 manithan India flag 101,372 55.3 WPM 81 WPM 95.7% 2294
75 yoojeen United States flag 100,561 126.0 WPM 166 WPM 97.7% 963
76 kayak1 United States flag 98,874 120.3 WPM 170 WPM 97.8% 918
77 rdtomgrcr Sweden flag 98,618 65.9 WPM 90 WPM 96.5% 1769
78 nishimasa Japan flag 97,869 62.7 WPM 100 WPM 97.1% 1851
79 alanis Romania flag 97,814 115.8 WPM 164 WPM 97.8% 956
80 jaseem786 India flag 97,703 56.9 WPM 87 WPM 95.6% 2201
81 wumpified8 United States flag 97,215 131.7 WPM 173 WPM 97.7% 830
82 vawl United States flag 96,162 54.4 WPM 76 WPM 96.6% 2210
83 employ Australia flag 95,665 71.3 WPM 96 WPM 98.2% 1565
84 tereterna Netherlands flag 94,615 114.8 WPM 145 WPM 98.0% 918
85 alishah110 Pakistan flag 94,530 51.1 WPM 76 WPM 93.8% 2413
86 crims0nking Israel flag 94,189 110.8 WPM 155 WPM 97.8% 958
87 ppubalo United States flag 93,506 82.6 WPM 125 WPM 97.9% 1294
88 chocolatepuma Gibraltar flag 93,439 69.5 WPM 96 WPM 96.7% 1558
89 natfx7 India flag 93,246 74.2 WPM 111 WPM 97.0% 1458
90 phlofy Panama flag 92,706 103.3 WPM 139 WPM 96.8% 1018
91 numdegased United States flag 92,600 79.4 WPM 103 WPM 97.3% 1325
92 steviebeans United Kingdom flag 92,121 87.1 WPM 133 WPM 95.3% 1179
93 elements_in_space Australia flag 90,890 51.5 WPM 78 WPM 94.9% 2248
94 raoof Iran, Islamic Republic Of flag 90,588 116.3 WPM 162 WPM 98.0% 1010
95 grotesquevinny 89,990 111.6 WPM 167 WPM 97.6% 920
96 moisturemob United States flag 89,966 113.4 WPM 135 WPM 99.0% 901
97 smelons United States flag 89,478 101.7 WPM 163 WPM 97.6% 1032
98 encasedthought United States flag 89,282 84.4 WPM 146 WPM 96.4% 1190
99 tristanhilton85 United States flag 88,654 89.2 WPM 119 WPM 97.8% 1179
100 intyper Japan flag 88,280 104.0 WPM 143 WPM 98.4% 977
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TypeRacer Reaches 3,700 quotes – how many have you typed?

Posted on August 27, 2017. Filed under: Stats, TypeRacer News |

In our TypeRacer quote survey (here), 94% of you told us that typing quality quotes is part of what makes TypeRacer fun, and that you want to continue to increase the breadth and diversity of quotes on the site. Today we added over 500 new quotes; a list of the top sources is below. We’d like to offer a big “Thanks!” to the 42 people who submitted quotes included in today’s update! Their names are at the bottom of this post.

TypeRacer’s main English universe now has over 3,700 quotes — because there are six different skill levels, most users will only come across a subset of the texts. Wondering how many of the 3,700 texts you’ve typed before? Check www.typeracerdata.com.

Congrats to Khronic (khronic) who, as of today, has typed 3,207 texts (#1 on TypeRacer) – pretty much every single quote on TypeRacer before today’s update! (Data from TypeRacerData)

Rank

Racer

Texts Raced

1 Type O Negative (khronic) 3,207
2 Shoemaker-Levy 9 (atthetop) 2,854
3 🌮 discord.me/speedtypers 2,823
4 blaise (bblaise) 2,685
5 🌹 BlackRose 🌹 (typin… 2,584
6 👉 Shibe 👈 (ultrashibe) 2,525
7 DANIEL WEGGA (dizo) 2,453
8 LarryJr (alanis) 2,444
9 Amen [Dvorak-Trainee] (amun) 2,410
10 but thou must (pentalon) 2,403
11 -MarkVS- (mark40511) 2,374
12 Jon Lachney (jlachney) 2,344
13 dahabieh (wordracer888) 2,318
14 (vixt) 2,302
15 Poke (poke1) 2,291
16 Michael Rubby (mikerubby) 2,252
17 Ed (edward12345) 2,244
18 Jo̅chö̈⚽👊 ō͡≡o… 2,238
19 K SY (a9088391) 2,236
20 sig (siglemic) 2,236

Top sources from the quotes added today:

Quote contributors for this batch:

717ethan
acdunn10
afregistry
atthetop
bijx
blade5468
bonfuifui
C4nn0nb411
CalebWhitey
callmejije
cinnamonspice
cryptofu
deroche1
Ducktypist
enriquecollin
estevaoima
forerunner23
frederickw
gchicoper
GothamsOnlyHope
ItchyBum
ItzAliFtw
jeremy0d
justinmccray
kellysgreens
kl_nyc_9
Lauren
moltenberg
nickelodeon_diesel
NotJimmy97
o0bananrama0o
oceanhippie
onehundredplus
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TypeRacerData’s TypeRacer Championship June-July 2017 Results

Posted on August 19, 2017. Filed under: Contests, Stats, TypeRacer News |

Hi all,

In our last blog post, we shared the results of the champion typists from July, which were identified using our new Competitions and Points features. Today we’re sharing the results from the June and July competitions on www.typeracerdata.com ‘s “TypeRacer Championship”.

TypeRacer Championship – The leaders of the August 2017 competition, as of 8/19.

For those who haven’t heard of it before, this is a third-party TypeRacer competition hosted by Noah (lichahfox). The TypeRacer Championship has users compete on a monthly basis for high scores on a limited number of texts (usually 3 each month), and we’d recommend it to typists who enjoy practicing and refining their skills by practicing specific texts until reaching mastery.

In June and July, Sean Wrona (arenasnow) won again.

Click to see the replay of Sean Wrona’s top score on a medium-length quote on the TypeRacerData TypeRacer Championship, July 2017:

See Sean Wrona’s replay (211wpm) – Click Here

In other news, we reached a new site-wide speed record among racers competing using Stenography software such as the free Plover Steno. Congrats to Mirabai (ploversteno) for reaching 350wpm!

This  incident also prompted us to lift the maximum speed allowed on the site before users are automatically disqualified for cheating (from 350wpm to 450wpm). More details on the TypeRacer Data Championship are outlined in Noah’s announcement, which I’m pasting below.

Congrats to the winners! To enroll in the TypeRacer Championship and hopefully win some cool prizes, click here: TypeRacer Championship – Participate

David (valikor)

TypeRacer

 

 

June and July results – TypeRacerData’s TypeRacer Championship 2017

Dear Championship Typists,

Another month is in the books! With the conclusion of July 2017, more than half of the year has passed, and still no one has dethroned Sean Wrona. Will someone rise to the challenge in the coming months?
June
In the stenography field, Mirabai set a new TypeRacer record by achieving a remarkable 350 wpm on the longest text of the month. TypeRacer does not even allow 350 wpm races to be recorded for anti-cheat purposes, prompting me to petition the administration to raise the limit as we push the speed boundaries. I am happy to report that the limit has now been raised! However, Mirabai’s score was not enough to defeat John, who won the month 98.91 to 97.88, triumphing in a rematch of May’s photo finish.
The prize-winners of June 2017 are as follows:
1. Sean Wrona (arenasnow) – $30
2. Kathy (florentine) – $15
3. VinceHardy (vincemiller) – $10
8. Taro Yada (yada) – Premium account
11. Loc Tran (panda_saurus) – Premium account
25. Kanto-Dream (kanto) – Premium account
31. José Ramón Vidal (jrvidal) – Premium account
55. halfbloodprince – Premium account
As a reminder, the brackets for randomly selected premium account winners were ranks 4-8, 9-16, 17-28, 29-44, and 45-89. I used random.org to select the winners.
July
Because we did not release a news update for the July competition, we kept the prize structure the same as that which was announced for June. While Kathy made a late run, eventually Sean reclaimed his lead and won for the seventh time in a row.
The prize-winners of July 2017 are as follows:
1. Sean Wrona (arenasnow) – $30
2. Kathy (florentine) – $15
3. Izzy (blade5468) – $10
4. VinceHardy (vincemiller) – Premium account
10. Andrea Ak (andreaak00) – Premium account
20. Jon Lachney (jlachney) – Premium account
43. Leo Obispado (ljrobispado) – Premium account
58. Riley (catcannon) – Premium account
August
The August Championship launched today and I invite you to participate using the Championship universe: http://play.typeracer.com/?universe=championship
The prizes for August 2017 have changed format and are as follows:
1st place: $10
3rd place: $9
5th place: $8
7th place: $7
9th place: $6
11th place: $5
13th place: $4
15th place: $3
17th place: $2
19th place: $1
21th place to the end: Three randomly selected typists will receive one free premium account.
Happy racing!
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July 2017 Competition Results

Posted on August 13, 2017. Filed under: Contests, Stats, TypeRacer News |

Results of daily, weekly, monthly, and annual contests are now searchable.

In July we introduced the concepts of Points and Competitions.  Starting this week, TypeRacers can find historical competition results in Pit Stop, under the newly-created “Competition” tab.

 

Congrats to this month’s champions erikjscott (TRData), bblaise (TRData) jlachney (TRData), playscrabble (TRData), and vixt (TRData). The full list of the top-100 point earners in July is below. To congratulate our first monthly champion, we’re offering erikjscott a $15 prize. Congrats Erik and thanks for racing TypeRacer!

 

For more TypeRacer statistics, remember to check out the third party TypeRacer stats center TRData.com to see how many different TypeRacer texts you’ve typed, check the difficulty of different texts, and track your improvement in even more detail.

 

See you on the track!
David (valikor) (TRData)
Username Points  Avg. speed Best speed Accuracy Races
1 erikjscott United States flag 133,865 145.2 WPM 219 WPM 98.7% 1113
2 bblaise Canada flag 125,339 138.8 WPM 183 WPM 99.0% 1090
3 jlachney United States flag 114,565 119.6 WPM 196 WPM 97.3% 931
4 playscrabble United States flag 108,781 131.9 WPM 182 WPM 98.3% 920
5 vixt Australia flag 106,303 91.9 WPM 131 WPM 96.5% 1316
6 fastermart Canada flag 102,641 108.1 WPM 159 WPM 97.8% 964
7 atthetop United States flag 81,944 121.3 WPM 213 WPM 96.8% 991
8 wordracer888 79,892 124.9 WPM 170 WPM 98.2% 722
9 alanis Romania flag 75,709 112.2 WPM 156 WPM 97.8% 775
10 typingartist2 Bosnia And Herzegovina flag 72,901 148.3 WPM 205 WPM 98.1% 578
11 oooyay United States flag 70,907 92.6 WPM 120 WPM 97.1% 868
12 jessegarcia United States flag 70,849 135.3 WPM 186 WPM 97.7% 609
13 tereterna Netherlands flag 63,439 112.0 WPM 145 WPM 98.0% 639
14 elusoryx Singapore flag 60,809 136.6 WPM 174 WPM 98.5% 514
15 tesla_diesel Canada flag 58,696 120.4 WPM 153 WPM 98.7% 522
16 ultrashibe Ireland flag 57,669 118.3 WPM 168 WPM 96.7% 807
17 shariqueahmer India flag 56,051 111.6 WPM 156 WPM 95.9% 570
18 chimchimchim United States flag 55,803 113.4 WPM 149 WPM 98.1% 547
19 pokenonquit United States flag 55,568 130.6 WPM 172 WPM 98.1% 703
20 crdm0 Guyana flag 53,443 132.7 WPM 191 WPM 98.2% 500
21 get_a_lif3 United States flag 47,044 112.0 WPM 141 WPM 97.7% 477
22 stewiegriffin666 United States flag 46,900 89.4 WPM 125 WPM 97.1% 616
23 khronic United States flag 44,990 107.4 WPM 155 WPM 97.9% 520
24 amun United States flag 43,879 128.5 WPM 179 WPM 98.2% 391
25 ronakkaria India flag 43,655 63.0 WPM 87 WPM 96.4% 829
26 mark40511 United States flag 41,777 106.5 WPM 147 WPM 98.7% 439
27 moisturemob United States flag 41,252 112.7 WPM 135 WPM 99.0% 430
28 micqsenoch Antarctica flag 41,192 104.4 WPM 145 WPM 98.0% 453
29 umang1998 India flag 40,984 95.7 WPM 118 WPM 97.8% 515
30 ppubalo India flag 40,966 86.4 WPM 117 WPM 98.0% 535
31 adnan11 Bangladesh flag 40,701 71.8 WPM 97 WPM 95.7% 670
32 arturtle United States flag 36,301 69.1 WPM 95 WPM 96.5% 624
33 acenonquit Israel flag 36,091 168.2 WPM 212 WPM 98.4% 244
34 x101 Australia flag 35,525 76.4 WPM 96 WPM 97.1% 540
35 teiloq United States flag 35,514 100.5 WPM 126 WPM 97.4% 387
36 licahfox United States flag 35,230 157.2 WPM 193 WPM 99.3% 267
37 vinniwooh Canada flag 33,883 132.6 WPM 175 WPM 98.7% 404
38 xice Canada flag 33,350 110.0 WPM 148 WPM 97.6% 351
39 arenasnow2 United States flag 33,143 183.1 WPM 224 WPM 99.0% 200
40 white_fire United States flag 32,734 70.0 WPM 105 WPM 96.0% 555
41 uberkelium Japan flag 32,311 160.0 WPM 197 WPM 98.8% 223
42 quitsallraces 31,976 108.6 WPM 153 WPM 97.5% 337
43 hateself France flag 30,600 83.0 WPM 118 WPM 97.9% 422
44 fr33z3r Philippines flag 30,403 100.7 WPM 151 WPM 97.0% 348
45 leszczyn Poland flag 30,344 61.0 WPM 95 WPM 96.4% 587
46 silverhats United States flag 29,573 71.4 WPM 95 WPM 97.6% 475
47 apoorv16 Canada flag 29,243 57.3 WPM 84 WPM 96.5% 623
48 swaax Denmark flag 28,347 116.8 WPM 151 WPM 97.9% 273
49 kimjongillmatic United States flag 28,157 102.9 WPM 132 WPM 98.4% 308
50 miket349 United States flag 27,875 102.0 WPM 129 WPM 98.0% 300
51 iconoclasmic Canada flag 27,144 110.1 WPM 140 WPM 98.2% 289
52 sufyandaredevil 26,979 74.0 WPM 97 WPM 96.0% 417
53 mattbierwirth United States flag 26,134 100.7 WPM 129 WPM 97.1% 297
54 dufour Canada flag 25,667 84.4 WPM 110 WPM 99.2% 380
55 tony82890 United States flag 25,528 117.2 WPM 167 WPM 98.3% 260
56 tshafer3 United States flag 25,446 101.6 WPM 148 WPM 97.9% 280
57 cippo Romania flag 25,212 102.2 WPM 139 WPM 97.2% 324
58 leejaypiqq United States flag 25,150 104.5 WPM 129 WPM 99.2% 276
59 jackracer23 Singapore flag 25,113 83.1 WPM 115 WPM 97.3% 342
60 henville12 United States flag 24,318 80.0 WPM 109 WPM 96.1% 346
61 rngy United States flag 24,106 84.8 WPM 119 WPM 96.2% 327
62 tamdrit Viet Nam flag 23,949 77.5 WPM 107 WPM 99.1% 357
63 gochoo 23,938 87.8 WPM 110 WPM 97.6% 300
64 hassanatk Pakistan flag 23,449 88.8 WPM 114 WPM 98.0% 318
65 pacebar 23,353 128.5 WPM 165 WPM 98.2% 207
66 vawl United States flag 23,244 50.0 WPM 81 WPM 96.3% 616
67 nom3rcy1 United States flag 23,151 78.2 WPM 113 WPM 96.2% 353
68 indigo_july United States flag 22,800 94.6 WPM 119 WPM 97.8% 292
69 florentine United States flag 22,791 171.8 WPM 243 WPM 98.6% 151
70 bambusnippel Germany flag 22,766 67.7 WPM 90 WPM 96.6% 393
71 thebrownfoxquicklyjumpsoverthe Ireland flag 22,645 130.8 WPM 166 WPM 97.8% 196
72 norman0123 Philippines flag 22,558 87.6 WPM 134 WPM 97.5% 293
73 knownzone United Kingdom flag 21,922 54.6 WPM 85 WPM 95.2% 503
74 crims0nking Israel flag 21,864 110.2 WPM 162 WPM 97.8% 220
75 languor Germany flag 21,662 127.1 WPM 148 WPM 98.1% 195
76 dizo Tanzania, United Republic Of flag 21,373 73.7 WPM 101 WPM 98.0% 344
77 redbrd25 United States flag 20,475 67.9 WPM 98 WPM 98.4% 367
78 phmi Kazakhstan flag 20,355 68.3 WPM 84 WPM 97.4% 355
79 mikerubby Poland flag 20,125 65.9 WPM 89 WPM 97.4% 363
80 kylodan United States flag 20,103 106.4 WPM 125 WPM 99.2% 231
81 stillow2 Serbia flag 20,072 119.1 WPM 173 WPM 98.7% 192
82 oneguardsam United States flag 19,680 77.8 WPM 116 WPM 96.4% 300
83 rsn_007 India flag 19,418 133.3 WPM 154 WPM 98.7% 165
84 kailhreds United States flag 19,188 83.2 WPM 106 WPM 97.8% 256
85 mathandphysicsftw Singapore flag 18,975 132.1 WPM 165 WPM 98.3% 167
86 vincehardy2 China flag 18,741 143.0 WPM 176 WPM 98.3% 158
87 shoelegend88 United States flag 18,729 106.1 WPM 149 WPM 96.8% 197
88 emptyper United States flag 18,097 75.9 WPM 89 WPM 98.7% 268
89 anmolsaraswat India flag 17,730 65.7 WPM 91 WPM 95.0% 317
90 ixjnkeewnoxx Taiwan flag 17,656 100.6 WPM 129 WPM 97.7% 200
91 o2despo United States flag 17,611 65.9 WPM 85 WPM 97.3% 327
92 mightywuwei Philippines flag 17,469 80.1 WPM 108 WPM 96.5% 246
93 exdunn United States flag 17,384 103.8 WPM 137 WPM 98.7% 185
94 disclo5ure Australia flag 17,329 141.0 WPM 169 WPM 98.8% 141
95 im_rahi Bangladesh flag 17,095 83.1 WPM 104 WPM 97.2% 262
96 youm United States flag 17,033 68.3 WPM 88 WPM 96.9% 300
97 steviebeans United Kingdom flag 17,010 85.5 WPM 111 WPM 94.9% 228
98 krisco United States flag 16,919 119.0 WPM 143 WPM 98.5% 197
99 justin1013 United States flag 16,771 69.3 WPM 100 WPM 97.2% 284
100 kjaerbunny Serbia flag 16,755 87.1 WPM 108 WPM 98.1% 211
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A History of TypeRacer Speed Records

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

[7/14 Update] We didn’t realize the current record had been captured on video — added it below!

Hi TypeRacers!

Today we want to share the history of TypeRacer speed records. Whether you’re a statistics hack, or just a typist looking for some inspiration, the data should give you some food for thought. If you’re up for the challenge, click here to try and beat the current 295wpm record, racing against Kathy’s (florentine) ghost:

Replay of the 295wpm site-wide record — try to beat it in Ghost racing mode!

Here’s a video which includes a keyboard/finger view. Don’t blink – it’s blazing fast and over in a second!

Moving into history mode, this race is one in a history of progressively-astonishing speed records on TypeRacer. The table below shows all of the individual, single race speed records from the first day that TypeRacer began recording users’ race history in 2008, and we’ve illustrated the data with various charts. Various observations, as well as notes on how the data has been collected, are below. If you’re interested in TypeRacer-related data, you might enjoy TypeRacerData.com, a third-party database — hosted by former speed champion Noah (licahfox) — which offers extensive TypeRacer statistics.

Many of the champions below can also be found in the TypeRacer Discord Chat so stop by if you want to discuss or say hi! (Unofficial — sometimes NSFW)

Site-Wide Speed Record Progression

Date Speed Record (wpm) User
7/27/08 49.44 typeracer
7/27/08 60.33 typeracer
7/28/08 65.17 typeracer
7/28/08 71.67 typeracer
7/28/08 81.84 typeracer
8/2/08 112.25 valikor
8/2/08 126.79 valikor
8/2/08 134.45 valikor
8/2/08 149.49 valikor
8/2/08 150.85 valikor
8/2/08 156.77 valikor
8/2/08 157.58 valikor
8/7/08 162.48 valikor
8/8/08 167.36 kakarotto
8/8/08 170.87 licahfox
8/8/08 212.67 licahfox
1/13/10 214.82 tsvuk
2/5/10 232.19 minilek
8/28/10 247.17 arenasnow2
9/20/10 252.12 arenasnow
8/29/11 255.56 arenasnow2
4/1/15 259.05 kellysgreens
7/3/15 269.94 chickenquestion
3/4/17 276.16 florentine
5/25/17 276.4 florentine
6/27/17 279.55 deroche1
6/28/17 294.81 florentine

The individual site-wide speed records across the history of TypeRacer, excluding early races by staff during testing and the first few days back in 2008 — with a linear trendline.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve excluded staff from the above chart to improve readability, as well as eliminate the unfairness of these early records; some of these records were from internal testing during the days before account creation and race saving were publicly available. If we put these scores back in, the progression of TypeRacer records becomes a bit more messy.

The comprehensive history of TypeRacer speed records, including by staff, with a linear trendline.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An alternative histogram format:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clicking any of the charts above will take you to the TypeRacer Site Speed Records spreadsheet on Google Drive, where you can download and tinker with the data and charts if you’re so inclined.

Observations

  1. Sean Wrona (arenasnow2) held the longest record (255.56 wpm) which was unbeaten for 3 years and 7 months.
  2. Noah’s 212wpm record represented the greatest single increase to the site record — beating the previous record (also held by him) by 42wpm.
  3. TypeRacer staff Alex (TypeRacer) and myself – David (valikor) – hold the largest number of individual records. Of course, we had an entirely unfair advantage using the site before it was publicly released.
  4.  New features released in the past year – such as the ability to watch replays and ghost race against any user’s races – has given TypeRacers greater control over which texts they’re typing, enabling them to select select any easy quote at will, contributing to an upsurge in record breaking in the past year.
  5. For 7+ years, TypeRacer all-site records were held exclusively by male typists, but in the past 2 years there’s been a surge of elite female typists — Kelly (kellysgreens) and Kathy (florentine) — who now hold 4 out of the last 6 speed records. Good work ladies! 

The Fine Print

A few notes are below, and will help some answer frequently-asked questions from anyone who digs into the data.

  1. Records from typists who were later banned for cheating are excluded, as are a small number of other records deemed illegitimate for a variety of reasons.
  2. All data is from typists using keyboards. Records achieved by typists using stenography are excluded for fairness. If we included these, the current champion would be Ted (stedno) who typed 346wpm (replay) using Plover Steno. Good job Ted!
  3. Replay scores may not perfectly match recorded scores because it takes a fraction of a second for your browser to communicate with TypeRacer servers that you’ve completed the race. The impact is generally negligible but may be larger when extremely fast typists type the short, easier texts designed for beginners–a technique often employed for record breaking. This can be accomplished by joining a private race track hosted by a slower typist, or racing against the ghost of a slower typist.  TypeRacer does not encourage this but nonetheless considers all records achieved in this manner to be legitimate.
  4. Thanks to Sean Wrona (arenasnow), who first compiled the raw data.

We hope these records can inspire everyone on the site to continue improving their typing speed, and hopefully we’ll see more record breaking soon!

David (valikor)

TypeRacer

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New Pit Stop features: full race history and typing replays

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

To supplement the typing replays that were enabled earlier this month at the end of each race, we are now adding the ability to view typing replays of your prior races, as well as those of your opponents!  When you open the TypeRacer Pit Stop page, you can now view your full race history:

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You can also view the race history of any other user by using the search form at the top of that page.  When you click on any race that occurred after we introduced the typing replays, you can watch the recorded replay.  The race result details page also displays the users whom you raced, so you can watch their replays too!

Hope you find these new data pages useful.  Please let us know if you have any comments or suggestions!

 

 

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