Hey guys. New to ltcgear here.

I noticed you don't recommend FTC for a payment. I set mine to FTC after some quick math based on the farm payments page: http://ltcgear.com/ltc-payments/ and because of LTC's drop in price as of late.

Am I missing something obvious here?

The previous discussion had to do with the relative profitability of ftc vs ltc. This cannot be determined on the farm payment page, which only gives information about the payout/share.

If you want to compare the relative profits you can earn with one coin vs another, I personally use CoinWarz, but I'm sure there are many others. Go to 'mining calculators' and first select feathercoin. Let's say you have shares worth 50MH. A week's payout based on current exchange rates and difficulty will look something like this:

Time Coins BTC USD (BTC= $633.93)

Weekly 3154.815 0.22083711 $139.97

Now, go back to mining calculators and select

. The same 50MH of farmshares will earn:

Weekly 21.226 0.23476583 $148.80

So right now, it's basically a tie, with a slight edge in profitability to

. Choosing feathercoin appears to be a reasonable choice. Please note that these calculations can change quickly based on difficulty jumps and exchange rates. As proof, just hit the 'refresh' on your browser window and watch the numbers change.

I'll personally stick with Litecoin for now, given it's market cap and stability. Perhaps I'll download a feathercoin wallet this week though