Many of the game actions are based upon interval timers, including combat, most autonomous monster actions, hp/mana/move regeneration, spell duration, weather, and area resetting. Of these timers, the hp/mana/move regeneration timer is popularly called the 'tick'. Ticks on this mud are 30 seconds of real time. Area resetting happens roughly every 3 minutes if no one is in the area; less often (15 minutes) if some one is. Also note that objects lying on the ground will not be regenerated if anyone is in the area when it resets.