Many users have inquired about what VARDIFF means. VARDIFF stands for Variable Difficulty. Simply put the pool monitors the power of your
mining rig and adjusts the difficulty of work sent to it to optimize the work done. Currently the pool is set to variable difficulty of 16 to 600.
This means that if you have a slower rig, you will most likely always get 128 difficulty shares, but if you have a faster rig (7950 or even 3x 7950 for example)
you are likely to see higher difficulties, all the way up to 600. This reduces the times your client needs to get new work from the server reducing load
and reducing the time it takes to get more work. This is also good for the pool as it reduces the amount of requests being done to the pool, this allows
the pool to scale to over 3GH/s on current hardware.
My difficulty jumps around, is this normal?
Yes, it is completely normal. The mining server monitors the work you are sending to the pool and if it feels you are sending work too fast or too slow it will
"Retarget" your difficulty to best server your client at that time. This process is continual.
My share count has gone way up or down! Will I get paid less/more?
No! Every single share submitted is recorded on our system with the difficulty of that share. That share is then weighted for the difficulty done. When a block is found
and the system pays out for that block, your shares are paid based on the difficulty of each one. We will be adding more stats and reports to the site soon to better
help users understand what is going on.
But I thought Litecoin Difficulty was x?
Yes but that is difficulty of current work on the network. The pool difficulty that is sent to your client is completely different.
I still have questions!
No problem! Come on our IRC Site chat using the link on the top menu bar, our staff and users will be happy to answer your additional questions!