This was already tested and failed to prove balanced or fun for anyone involved.
I know kongregate servers do the same thing.....Release the relic in the beginning.
In E4 the relics are not out yet, and its 600+ tics. Seems it would be more difficult for the Admins to be unbiased when they are dictating when the relics are released.
There needs to be some kind of consistency on this matter.
"Relic meet wallet."