The last few forts have been ever so time consuming to hunt 200 - 300mm lumber.
I believe there are 3 main causes -
Over the past year players have gone from 10 tower max bases to 30 tower max bases, more towers means more lumber needed
Reginald the trader no longer offers lumber packs for sale
The lumber boosts that were offered in lines are now very rare it seems food boosts are common but wood is not so common. ( there is x2 in the cheap dragon line but x2 won’t last more than a single fort event )
If someone raids you while you are offline production bugs out. For example I produce 843,000 per hour per mill but if I was raided 5 hours ago and log into the game 5 hours after the raid ill have very little and sometimes nothing to collect. Given I was raided 5 hours ago I should be full again.
Maybe Chunk eats it? Who knows.
The first three of these are “higher demand with less supply” scenarios.
Historically I could always farm on the last few days of the event but this is less reliable. Farming 200 million in a day is a good 400 attacks if I assume many attacks will yield zero resources.
I reckon a few easy solutions to fix things could include
Increase the fort lumber boosts another 100% for the first 2 days of the event.
Sell lumber in the forge ( Reginalds old offer will do )
lol, no one should ever be claiming his lumber packs. Never bought one and still max the event by day 2 at the latest
Honestly I dont see any of the problems you are listing and I use 200m per fort. Wood is plentiful by the weekend so you should have no issues ever finding wood. Fort doesn’t have to be finished day 1. Im not against them improving things but none of these issues seem real, just seems more like people are in a hurry to get fort over with
Do atlas: yes, I’ve had everything done in the season for a month
Care about atlas in the slightest: not really. I’ll do the things that need to be done for my team but atlas is boring af and android uses are at a huge disadvantage anyway.