This is the second time in a row we got beaten (the two largest factorial primes are outside primegrid). We are plowing nice and predictable forward (bottom up) in the years. We see other people using different approaches and being more successful.
should we change tactics?
i.e. work top down for a block of numbers in stead of bottom up?
or use a combination (alternating) with one bottom up number coming from the server and than one top down (working our way to set of numbers in a pincer movement)?
off course we still can (and should not be willing) to prevent to search outsiders outside our tested range. but at least we make the stakes a little higher for outsiders and increase our changes of finding a world largest factorial prime