Just trying to understand something - make up my mind, and hear other opinions.
Since I joined pool, I constantly have less rewards, then blocks farmed, and that number is ever increasing. Right now I am paid out by the pool 8 xch less (32) than the blocks I’ve mined (20).
If I go to pool support forum, everything always comes down to luck, which of course can’t be ruled out.
By all means I don’t think that pool is stealing or anything like that, just trying to make up my mind to go solo or not (1PB).
The problem is, last time I moved to solo, I did not win anything for 15 days.
I do understand that I missed out on 15 days of rewards (0.2 approx x15=3) but even if I was on the pool for those 15 days I would still have 5 xch less in total, and If I won a block or two, difference would be even bigger.
One assumption is that dust storms created the difference, as I was usually winning block during dust storms and machines seamed to be unaffected. I understand that even if my setup is powerful enough to deal with the dust storm, I can be affected through other nodes etc, but I did farm several blocks during every dust storm if that is important in any way.
Second assumption is that pool attracts more challenges than I would be able to do solo, and as a result I do win more on the pool than I would be able in solo farming.
Really just looking for an explanation so I can lay this to rest and continue with pool farming, that is my preferred option by far.
However, I am still a bit confused. I understand the luck and probability but also when you come to a forum like this and see a lot of people having problems with the farms, and me having less xch than what I mined, one can’t help but think where my xch ended up.
What are your thoughts, other than the luck explanation, as I really heard every luck explanation I possibly could in the last couple of weeks.
Not saying/cannot say that is not the case, just looking for other opinions/explanations, if there are any.
Thank you kindly.