jchunick wrote:Thanks for the clarification. I had only seen the post here and it looks like I definitely should have gone over to the other post to read. I'm going to go over this, as well so that I have a very clear understanding and can then go to the DF crew with this and a few suggestions to address this.
I would like to add my voice to the list of people concerned about indent crenelations and I would like to add a couple of suggestions because I think there are some relative easy ways to fix this problem.
The basic problem with indent crenelations is that that the Grand Citadel require two sets of them but you can only get indent crenelations in large add-on packs with a ton of other crenelations. This is a problem for people who want to use KS3 crenelations or KS4 battlements and don't want any other crenelations.
The solution would be to include 2 sets of indent crenelations in the Grand Citadel pledge. Since almost everyone who gets a grand citadel wants some sort of crenelations there won't be wasted pieces and this would make it very easy to add KS3 crenelations or KS4 battlements to a Grand Citadel (since you wouldn't need any additional KS3 crenelation packs). It would also have the advantage of removing the need for a Grand Citadel crenelation pack; you could just use a Citadel crenelation pack for the Grand Citadel. I believe this change would cover everyone who wants a two tower citadel and, since there are indent crenelations in the tower transition pack, they should be covered for a four tower citadel as well. I know this is late in the project to be making changes but this is an $10 increase (1.3%) to the GC pledge that would save many people $80+.
The other suggestions I would make would be
1) Shrinking the straight crenelation assortment. I think of assortment packs as small packs designed to give people a just a taste but, at 32 pieces, this is not small pack. With the suggested change above, people wouldn't need indent crenelations in this pack and since we got accessory slot crenelations as a stretch goals those might be need either. I think people would be happy with a pack about half this size.
2) The default number of straight crenelations needed for a citadel/grand citadel is 30 but the straight battlements come in packs of 12 meaning 2 packs leaves you 6 short but 3 packs gives you 6 too many. Shrinking this pack to 10 battlements or creating a citadel battlements pack would be nice for citadel/grand citadel folks.
3) It is unclear if we need crenelation to battlements pieces to transition from indent crenelations to battlements. If we do, it would be nice to have a citadel battlements pack with 26 straight battlements, 8 transition pieces and 4 corners. I believe this would cover both the two tower option (26 battlements, 4 transitions) and the 4 tower option (22 battlements, 8 transitions) with only a small number of wasted pieces if you didn't want both. The current inability to buy transitions (outside of large packs) is worrisome if these transitions are needed.