AfterburnerIn other news... We are still waiting for EVGA to create a similar program for Crunchers... We have developed a team of 439 cruncher that have fought all the way to #62 in the WORLD out of 120,254 teams, without any EVGA program. I cannot help but wonder just how much childhood cancer cures, alzheimer's cures, planet finding to pulsars we could achieve together with a program that promotes more growth... https://stats.free-dc.org/teambycpid/Crunching@EVGA
bcavnaughI Really Enjoy Crunching and Folding and Will Continue to do so for as long as I am able too.
HoggleThey probably could just take the average per day people hit for the first week of the month (since some people hit goals and stop) and then times that by 28 days for the shortest month and come up with the goal range based on 15% below that number for the low tier and 15% higher for the second tier. The difference between the two tiers of course would be 30% and allow people without the latest greatest have a shot at least hitting the low tier.
AfterburnerI suspect many here are already thinking this. But... There was a time that EVGA increased the goals on nearly an annual basis. This is not new, yet needed. Each time they raised the bar, we have had the same "You will lose a lot of your folders" comments as well as "Thank you for continuing the program". There is no perfect solution. With that said... For those challenging the new levels... If you are 100% honest with yourselves, your not folding for the EVGA bucks, correct? It is an added bonus to your personal reasons for folding. It is not your driving force. My only reason for reminding us of that point is because, at times, we can fixate on a piece of a program and lose sight of all the other parts. Fold on and thank you for all that you do!
troy8d No one is denying that points should not increase, its the level of increase that is being debated. I appreciate your idealistic point of view, but if your ultimate goal is personal reasons shouldn't you favor a program that maximizes our collective output?
troy8dIf I am 100% honest, I'm not sure if I'm folding for the EVGA bucks. EVGA bucks honestly are a fun motivation for me, providing a target to hit provides a small level of accomplishment among the unending slog of WUs.
bill1024We need the other 580 active folders to chime in, where is everyone?
kram36Honestly, know that we have brought up the inflation issue, since the amount of EVGA Bucks has never been increased, but buys less. This should be how to structure year 12. Tier 1: 2m $10Tier 2: 4m $10 That's right, keep the points the same and raise the amount of EVGA Bucks. Times are tough, electricity and new cards cost a lot of money. People need to feed their family.
AfterburnerWHen your talking about power costs... I am actually reeeeeeally happy with my 1080TI Founders GPU. The heat generated and power consumption was much less than my prior 780 Classy produced/needed... I am actually "Milking" this 1080TI right now. Two of the three Display Ports have failed and the final third DP zaps my monitor at least once a day. Causing it to black out and I have to reset the monitor...
troy8dClearly kram36 is only looking at "what's in it for me." Its nice to gain some insight into the viewpoint of a purely bucks folder.