Unlike my usual pencil-whipping I did not calculate KS-4 to a gnat's butt...I needed to order a special kit to get the portcullis???geekjeff wrote: ↑Sun May 07, 2017 9:54 pmFrom conversations with Nate, I don't think it was a money thing at all but rather a matter of not wanting to include a piece that didn't work as intended in a given set. "What do I do with this piece? I have to take apart my gatehouse, slot it in, then reassamble? Then reverse the whole process?" Whereas with the Upgrade addon it works elegantly as intended. When they were planning out the Mega Battlements I suggested including it since it has a murderhole floor, but since there's not enough vertical clearance to use a portcullis properly there it was a no go.Stormfury wrote: ↑Sun May 07, 2017 9:20 pm
This was one of the things (maybe the only thing) that I thought was handled rather poorly. Something like a Portcullis is pretty standard to a castle, yet we had to add an expensive add-on for it. I really only wanted 3-4 pieces from that add-on but ended up buying it primarily for the portcullis. While I appreciate others may have wanted the other pieces. Forcing us to buy the add-on for the portcullis felt a bit money grab. It should have been included in the base gatehouse IMO, even if a stretch goal.
Seems a lot of folks are confused/unhappy to not have gotten one.
I agree it would be nice if there was another way to obtain them. I'm gonna end up with 2 Gatehouses and only 1 Portcullis myself when it all arrives. Have to figure something out.
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