Not all FMs produce a chat message. During testing of Conjunction Junction, a beta plugin for FMs (originally called "Conjunctions") that was scrapped due to inconsistencies, I found a number of cases when the chat message isn't generated. Also, the time from the start of the FM to the receipt of the message is often subject to lag and thus unreliable for a timer. Players that wait for the last second based on the chat message will often find themselves missing the FM. Especially if you are going for an FM that depends on order (basically anything other than all one color). The only time the message is really reliable is if you or your pet trigger the FM.
Last edited by Garan : 09-28-2015 at 09:20 AM.