Syntax: #TS [value]
Related: #TIMER #T?

Sets the value of the timer and starts the countdown. At 5 seconds before the counter hits zero the string TICK IN 5 SECONDS. is displayed on the screen. If the value is omitted, then the origin of the timer is reset.

This timer is typically used to time ticks in the MUD. To get started, enter #TS value where value is the approximate time between ticks. When a tick actually arrives, enter #TS without a parameter to fine tune the timer interval. You can then set up an action that triggers on the TICK IN 5 SECONDS. string to perform an action such as resting.

TS example

#TS 60
set the tick timer to 60 seconds and begin the countdown
refine the timer interval. Use this when the tick actually arrives.