The Boss has pressed the button, and it is now possible to log in and make any downtime decisions you feel you want to make - assigning military units, choosing what to do with your fleet, selling liao, upgraing, diversifying, overclocking and so on.
Downtime will remain live until midnight Friday 10th of August (which is coincidentally also the early booking deadline for event four).
As usual I’ve put together a short summary of effects which you can find here -> https://www.profounddecisions.co.uk/empire-wiki/382YE_Autumn_Equinox_winds_of_fortune
The Interlude will be replace by the actual Winds of Fortune when we publish them before the Autumn Equinox. In addition to any effects on your resources, this page also lays out military options, and talks about the mandates that have passed (and which ones have had their liao provided).
Potentially of interest to new players, I’ve also grabbed an old post from the end of last year that lays out downtime and how it works which you can find on the main wiki here -> https://www.profounddecisions.co.uk/empire-wiki/Matt_on_Empire#Do_I_Need_To_Worry_About_Downtime.3F that might be useful
The only slight hiccup at the moment is that we’re in the midst of overhauling the way we deal with Imperial titles and that means some of the newer ministries are not appearing at the moment. We expect to have this fixed by Sunday.
Photo is from @Beth Dooner and is just so fine.