Forums  /  Temple Run  /  Points instead of distance
  topiarytopiary

This game is all about points not distance, there should really be categories for getting to specific points like 250k, 1m, 2.5m, 5m etc. The only way to get a better distance is by getting more boosts, it’s not very competitive right now.

 
  KeithHoodKeithHood

I agree, but even getting points would be pretty rng-based. As I posted before, getting the power-ups and unlockables would be a better fit since it's more skill & route based

 
  topiarytopiary

How is getting points going to be random? You get more by getting more coins. And also I don’t know what you mean by having categories about power ups. Those are just randomly assorted around the game, how could there be a speed run about them?

 
  KeithHoodKeithHood

For unlocking and upgrading them. Choosing to upgrade one over the other may help you unlock the rest faster, and the skill to run long enough at a time to unlock what you want in an optimal way. Also, a power up won't show up if you don't unlock it or if you upgrade it enough to disable it, so you can use that to strategize. Sure, their spawn would be random, but it would still take a lot of skill.

As for how the points would be random, you get points for both coins and distance, so the run would just be a competition for the best RNG to get good power-ups in one game (like the current categories). Not a bad idea, but I don't think it would be as enjoyable

 
  KeithHoodKeithHood

All unlockables & all power-ups categories would be analogous to 100% & 25% categories, I feel

 
  topiarytopiary

So you’re talking about maybe 30-45 minute runs to unlock all of mega coin, or all of invisible or something like that? That might be an interesting category but I’m not going to reset my powerups for it. And racing to certain amounts of points wouldn’t be random, coins are crucial to maximum points. The more coins you get, the faster you’ll get there

 
  KeithHoodKeithHood

I gotcha. And yeah, that's what I meant

 
  KeithHoodKeithHood

@ChocolateTheGaming Do you think we could have some more categories?