Timing Mechanisms in Fallen London

I’m not entirely sure that this is the place to put this topic, but the Off Topic forum seemed safer than any of the others. Does anyone know why action regen and Time: The Healer happens at different times for different players? It seems to me it would be simpler to use a single, synchronized clock for every player, and it seems like it would make planning events a lot easier. Anything anyone could add about the advantages and disadvantages of different types of timing system would also be interesting.[li]

I always thought that everyone generally received Time the healer at the same time of the week (disregarding time zone differences, of course). As for action regeneration, I do believe it’s one action every 10 minutes for everyone.

Time the Healer is based on when you create your acount. Same with cards/actions - it’s always every 10 minutes, but that is also based on the moment your account came into existence.

edited by Sara Hysaro on 12/9/2016

Actions also seem to be based on when you last let them fill up.

And this was probably just how FBG thought of it at the time.

Cards and actions definitely used to be based on when you let them reach their limit, but since they’ve been synchronized together based on your account’s creation time this is no longer the case. I just played an action on an account with 20 banked and the timer indicated the next one would be given in only a couple minutes.

edited by Sara Hysaro on 12/9/2016

Oop! Thanks for the info!