Wood at times, especially early in a new event, is hard to come by. Could the development team add an exchange rate for wood at the market for both Cocoa and Grapes?
The eight hour destination for wood commissions a ship for to great of time to make it effective. And only being able to get back to Seaport every 1 to 1.5 hours, the 10 minute destination for wood is also inefficient. This leaves exchanging event materials the only real source for wood.
I really do like the idea of starting event destinations off with a ×1 multiplier and working up to ×9. It adds a nice note of challenge to the game. Being wood is in high demand, especially when upgrading ships, It would be nice to have a decent alternative for the acquisition of wood until the event destinations are upgraded.
PS. I'll move that post over to the next "ask the devs" thread.