We’re about to start a little experiment on our SuperMechs web page and we’re opening it to players who want to participate.
We’re adding a web-based cryptocurrency miner which any player can turn on and start mining for SM Tokens.
What it basically does is using some of your computer’s computational power to generate MONERO which is then exchanged automatically for SM Tokens you can claim in the “Unclaimed Boxes” in the game.
Now, since this is an experiment and since crypto mining scripts working on a browser are quite weak, we decided to give participants x10 to x50 the value for the duration of the experiment. This means for every $1 you mine we’ll give you $10 to $50 worth of Tokens. More than that, we’ll reward each token the moment it’s ready so there is no need to wait until you mine the equivalent of $1 before you get the Tokens.
We consulted some of our players privately to learn what kind of concerns they may have on this so here are some answers to common questions we were asked:
Do I have to participate?
No. The mining script is turned off by default. You need to actively click the slider on the left and turn it on for it to work. We give a clear indication when it’s on and off.
Do I need to register?
No. Once you log into the miner you will be logged into your account.
However, if you want to switch the miner’s account, you need to log out of the game and then refresh your browser.
Regardless, at any point, you can see what user the miner is working for because it will say the username in the title.
Remember you can turn the script on an off whenever you want. As soon as it generates tokens they’ll be available in the Unclaimed Box screen.
Is this available on Mobile?
No. This experiment only runs on SuperMechs.com web page.
Is this legal?
Yes. As of writing, it’s currently legal to mine cryptocurrencies and it’s even done by governments. However, we urge you to educate yourself more on this.
Will it hurt my computer?
It won’t hurt your computer but it will consume resources. Your computer will work harder and applications demanding full resources (like PC games) will become slow while it works. What you should do is turn it off whenever you want to do something consuming with your computer.
Actually, the best way to use this Tokens mining option is to leave the computer with the miner on during the night or when you’re away from the computer.
Why are you giving such a high value per $1?
We give you $10 to $50 worth for every $1 you generate, which is obviously not really a great deal for us. But this is an experiment and we want to compensate players for participation. What we want to test here is whether it will be interesting to offer a PC mining tool, which can mine way faster than a web-based script. For this reason, we give you the $ value based on what we think a strong PC can generate, even though you generate way less $. So we kind of give away free tokens for the duration of the experiment, just to see how many players potentially interested in this.