I'm writing a story where all of those involved within the story must achieve the goal before a certain time, however, although they ultimately fail at satisfying that goal within the allotted time they will continue trying to solve the goal, pursuing different approaches of reaching that goal as other timelocks are placed on them in succession until at last the goal is resolved.
A bomb will go off in a residential area at 5:00pm. The crew fails to reach the bomb in time, and
thereafter the crew leader receives an anonymous call where every 3 hours another bomb will go off. Throughout the remainder of the story they explore ways to find and stop the bombs from activating while pursuing the source of the threat.
Would you say this is a Timelock or Optionlock story? Success or Failure? It seems like the story is a Failure as a Timelock, yet a Success as an Optionlock.