Each day Empire Avenue runs a process on every account. Dups calls it User Close; everyone else calls it the turn. Several things happen during this process. Network Scores are calculated. Your dividend that you pay your investors is calculated. Dividends are paid from your investments. Your share price is adjusted for your Social Media activity. The process begins at 1:00 UTC (that is 8:00 pm CDT).
This used to be a single process that sort of started randomly and ended even more randomly. Now it is a multi-threaded process with a definite start time. The two things that we really care about with this process are the payment of dividends and share price adjustment. For awhile the dividend payment happened first then the share price adjustment. Doesn’t necessarily seem to be the case anymore.
I have seen dividend payment as early as 5:00 am and as late as noon CDT. It is a software process that depends on other systems for its data; so sometimes software processes fail. Bottom line is that at some point your investments will pay you a dividend.
Based on your Social Media activity, EA also adjusts your share price. This part is a bit hazy; but if you are less active, you should expect your price to move downward. I am not sure if refunds from players leaving EA reduce your share price immediately or at user close, maybe it is both…double punishment. It seems like it happens at the turn, but that is another of those EA mysteries.
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