EDIT: Just to clear things up, this isn’t just about me trying to force-feed people a variation of feeding event. I was and am open to other suggestions.
I believe the vast majority is absolutely swamped with lumber outside fort events. Allowing use of lumber (as well as food) for boosting perches would give us something to do with all the excess outside fort events.
As for having the feature enabled during fortification…
- People who can’t or won’t level up (any more) during an ongoing fort event - for various reasons - could still do well in the event, assuming perch boosting using lumber counts towards event score
- Might screw up lumber economy during fort really badly. So if that becomes a major problem, disable perch boosting using lumber during fort
Personally, I would like to try and see first what would happen if this were enabled during fort. Might not be that bad for the economy after all… yes, you might end up doing some more lumber raiding throughout the entire event… which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Also, you would probably end up preferring to raid offline bases… people who are offline aren’t there to keep perch(es) boosted, but their mills will still be producing lumber for raiders.
For the record, I very very rarely hit anyone from matchmaking if they are online and apparently trying to gather rss for some big level up. Not necessarily a bad thing… depends on whether you put your emphasis on the “war” or the “game” part in a war game.
For me, this war game is just a game. I don’t any particular urge to play this hyper aggressively or offensively just because the name of the game happens to contain the word “war”.