Wiki - Time Boosts
There are many things in the game that have timers; an amount of time that must be spent waiting before the action can be repeated. Examples are Seasonal Quests, Collecting Bulk Order Deeds, and entering any Instanced Dungeon.
Time Boosts can (or will once they are fully implemented) be used to offset these waiting periods, giving players more control over the time they spend active in-game by rewarding them for time spent logged-in. When players stay logged in, even afk, it helps LoS grow, so the purpose of this system is ultimately to encourage doing so. A larger community expands the entire UO experience.
One minute of Time Boost is added to each Player Account that has a character logged in on every World Save, which occur every fifteen minutes. The time boosts are shared among all players on the account. This may not sound like a lot, but to those who are able to stay logged in afk they will total 96 minutes per day (4 per hour for 24 hours).
Any time an eligible use of Time Boost is an option, the gump to use them will appear automatically. There's no need for players to 'remember' to use them.
Those who accumulate more minutes than they feel they need may 'reclaim' their minutes into gold, essentially selling their minutes and earning gold for time spent on LoS. Double-click on an hourglass to open a gump that will allow you to view how many minutes you have saved up.
Click the icon in the top box to reclaim the amount of minutes shown in the Reclaim Options. The example to the right shows the default of 1 minute in the Reclaim Options, but the up/down arrows may be used to modify that amount. Reclaimed minutes will appear as stacked minutes in the owners backpack.
By selecting 'gold' instead of 'tokens' in the Reclaim Options, 250 gold will be deposited in the owners account for each minute reclaimed. This option is a fail-safe to ensure everyone may benefit from the system so long as they can stay online to collect minutes of Time Boost.
Active Uses for Time Boosts
Power Hour Delay
Non-Chain Custom Quest Delays
Non-Custom Mondain's Legacy Quest Delays
Instanced Dungeon lock-Out Delays
Bulk Order Deed Collection Delays
Exchange for 250 gold per minute Reclaimed