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Offline vishydesigns

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ePBT Real

IC Form



Hi everybody! I was on the fence about adding a 40s kit to this set, so I have decided to include a poll about 40s in the IC Form. Please consider taking the time to fill out the form and contribute your feedback to improve this set!


As someone that has struggled with my own mental health, especially in the last few years being apart, I know that music can play a big part in helping you find the light at the end of the tunnel. One artist that I was able to connect to was NF. He has inspired me and made me a better person, the inspiration for this set. So here is ePBT Real, enjoy!
ePBT Dye Sub Cherry Profile Caps

Please consider filling out the Interest Check Form, It doesn't take long and it is very helpful to me and to you to get your ideas across to me! Big thank you to everyone that fills it out!


Discord Server Link

Colors
RAL 9005 - Mod Cap/Alpha Legend
RAL 9016 - Mod Legend
RAL 7037 - Alpha Cap/Accent Legend
RAL 8008 - Accent Cap
RAL 5024 - Alt Mods Legends/Alt Mods Accent Cap
RAL 9002 - Alt Mods Cap/Alt Mods Accent Legend

Group Buy Date -- TBD

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Keep in mind that computer made renders may not be 100% color accurate. I have done my best to match the colors to physical samples.

Kit Renders


Board Renders -- Work in Progress

Nemui by Bachoo



D60Lite by KBDfans


Portico by TKC


Fuji65 by CMM Studio


8XM2 by KBDfans


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Special Thanks
First off, I'd like to thank Summerqm for doing these amazing novelty designs that complete this set! I'd also like to thank all the people that helped with this set, Cylent, Banned, NoPun, Imperfect, SpikedSynapse, Nicky, KeebAad, hzsh, Hark, eg0, and many more!

More Details Coming Soon!

Vendors - TBD

US: Dangkeebs
CA: AlphaKeys
UK: Protozoa Studio
EU: CandyKeys
CN/Int: KBDfans
SEA: iLumkb
ME/IN: StacksKB
OCE: DailyClack

Updates
10/19 - GB Posted
10/31 - Vendors Announced
11/26 - ME/IN Vendor Added


Collabs -- TBD

Feel free to contact me about collabs/vendors for the set! @vishnueric@gmail.com or dm me on discord @itsvishnu#6718

Thank You! Please let me know your feedback by putting a message below or filling out the interest check form! Your help is appreciated!
« Last Edit: Fri, 26 November 2021, 10:52:56 by vishydesigns »

Offline vishydesigns

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Re: [IC] ePBT Real
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 19 October 2021, 15:22:46 »
Updates
10/22 - New Discord server added
10/25 - Kitting Renders Updated, Minor Kitting Changes
            -R3 1.75u Ctrl now icon
            -Colors adjusted in alt mods
            - Added Alpha F5-8 to base
10/31 - Vendors Announced!
11/26 - ME/IN Vendor - StacksKB Added
« Last Edit: Fri, 26 November 2021, 10:53:59 by vishydesigns »

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Re: [IC] ePBT Real
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 19 October 2021, 15:28:57 »
Awesome! I can see the inspiration from NF clearly and I can't wait to watch this going forward.

However, the kit renders seem a bit muddy, like the lighting is almost grey. Might just be me, but I thought I'd say something.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Real
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 19 October 2021, 15:50:49 »
I like the colors of the base,the kitting renders look like they have bad lighting

Also you should change the settings on the IC form because you can't answer it without permission.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Real
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 19 October 2021, 15:55:16 »
i don't like the base kit naming

or the fact that it has alpha f13 despite being full mod f row
is the kitting channel helping you at all

Offline vishydesigns

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Re: [IC] ePBT Real
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 19 October 2021, 16:56:57 »
I like the colors of the base,the kitting renders look like they have bad lighting

Also you should change the settings on the IC form because you can't answer it without permission.
fixed ic form, thanks for letting me know!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Real
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 19 October 2021, 17:15:25 »
i don't like the base kit naming

or the fact that it has alpha f13 despite being full mod f row
is the kitting channel helping you at all
All kits are named after albums by nf, with the exception of the novelties!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Real
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 19 October 2021, 20:15:03 »
So I just want to say, I would highly recommend focusing on your original set instead of rushing a set to IC. I believe that this set should be on hold because there are many glaring flaws such as the alt mods not really fitting and also the accent colors not really fitting well. but once again I would highly recommend focusing on your original set

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Re: [IC] ePBT Real
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 19 October 2021, 21:03:36 »
So I just want to say, I would highly recommend focusing on your original set instead of rushing a set to IC. I believe that this set should be on hold because there are many glaring flaws such as the alt mods not really fitting and also the accent colors not really fitting well. but once again I would highly recommend focusing on your original set
I understand your concern with me working on two sets, but I dont see it as a problem at all, I spend a lot of time on both, the alt mods are specifically done to tie the theme together, and I havent heard anything about accent color not fitting. So, respectfully, Im not sure what you mean by glaring flaws, if you could elaborate further that would be great! Thank you for giving you feedback! It's greatly appreciated!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Real
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 20 October 2021, 15:40:03 »
What @atl22033 said. The brownish-orange on the primary accents doesn't look great, and the hard-to-read grey legend makes it worse. Alt mods and novelties are also very meh. :'(

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Re: [IC] ePBT Real
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 20 October 2021, 18:30:34 »
Damn this REAL wavy af B, deadass fax B, on my timbs trust me B

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Re: [IC] ePBT Real
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 20 October 2021, 20:21:22 »
Personally I am not a huge fan of the accents. Grey on brown(?) doesn't look appealing, but as always looks are subjective. Good luck on the IC regardless!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Real
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 20 October 2021, 20:43:43 »
Personally I am not a huge fan of the accents. Grey on brown(?) doesn't look appealing, but as always looks are subjective. Good luck on the IC regardless!
Hey thanks for the response! I may look into possibly changing the accent legend color. Feel free to give any ideas you may have in my ic form! Or on here

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Re: [IC] ePBT Real
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 21 October 2021, 10:07:05 »
first board in the renders section is the Nemui by Bachoo, not the Saka

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Re: [IC] ePBT Real
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 21 October 2021, 14:29:18 »
first board in the renders section is the Nemui by Bachoo, not the Saka
Hey thanks for pointing that out! Not sure how I mixed that up. It has been fixed!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Real -- Discord Server!
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 22 October 2021, 15:19:45 »
+new discord server for ePBT Real and ePBT Acadia

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Re: [IC] ePBT Real -- Minor Kitting Update and New Kitting Renders
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 25 October 2021, 15:44:02 »
Kit changes and New Kit renders!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Real -- Vendors Announced!
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 31 October 2021, 15:57:47 »
+vendors announced

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Re: [IC] ePBT Real -- Vendors Announced!
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 03 November 2021, 12:54:59 »
tragic

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Re: [IC] ePBT Real -- Vendors Announced!
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 03 November 2021, 14:26:38 »
you're not even trying dude, you have images copy pasted onto the renders for the novelties

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Re: [IC] ePBT Real -- Vendors Announced!
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 03 November 2021, 14:36:40 »
Good catch, roo. Being too lazy to make renders of your own product is a massive red flag. Consider me uninterested in not only this keyset, but all your future projects. :^)


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Re: [IC] ePBT Real -- Vendors Announced!
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 03 November 2021, 14:54:07 »
you're not even trying dude, you have images copy pasted onto the renders for the novelties
Hey! Thanks for bringing this to my attention, the novelties are not copy and pasted, but I may have made a mistake in the process with the background with the design, I will work to get this fixed :thumb:

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Re: [IC] ePBT Real -- Vendors Announced!
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 03 November 2021, 14:55:12 »

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Re: [IC] ePBT Real -- Vendors Announced!
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 03 November 2021, 14:56:53 »
Good catch, roo. Being too lazy to make renders of your own product is a massive red flag. Consider me uninterested in not only this keyset, but all your future projects. :^)

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Hey, I understand your frustration, thank you for taking your time to share your feelings. While these are not copy and pasted, I do understand how it could look like my mistake was low effort. I am working to fix it.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Real -- Vendors Announced!
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 03 November 2021, 14:57:53 »
Nice set! Good luck with the IC. And if you ever get down, just remember youíve got the community here to chat to. You can do it! Good luck on your mental health journey  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] ePBT Real -- Vendors Announced!
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 03 November 2021, 15:12:14 »
awwww man you almost got the f row right

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Re: [IC] ePBT Real -- Vendors Announced!
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 03 November 2021, 15:16:24 »
awwww man you almost got the f row right
full mod F row is based though

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Re: [IC] ePBT Real -- Vendors Announced!
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 04 November 2021, 00:26:08 »
i don't like the base kit naming

or the fact that it has alpha f13 despite being full mod f row
Personally I am not a huge fan of the accents. Grey on brown(?) doesn't look appealing
The brownish-orange on the primary accents doesn't look great, and the hard-to-read grey legend makes it worse. Alt mods and novelties are also very meh. :'(
I believe that this set should be on hold because there are many glaring flaws such as the alt mods not really fitting and also the accent colors not really fitting well.
^
I definitely think you should rework this set.

Two grey and brown(ish) sets I can think of off the top of my head are GMK Boulder and KAT Iron. IMO Boulder works because it uses all desaturated colours to fit the rock and earth theme, and the pale brown fits well with both the cream and grey in isolation. Iron works because the rust colour is more appealing than brown, and even though I personally donít think it fits aesthetically with the grey, it makes 100% sense based on the theme. I donít think the brown has such justification here.

If youíre struggling to fit an accent colour, I donít think you should commit to having alt mods at all, especially without a separate alphas kit. It needs to fit 150% for people to buy it despite the added price.

As for the novelties, itís hit-and-miss to me. The balloon and clouds go well together as a theme, but it makes everything else seem out of place. The horizontally squeezed numpad enter balloon is also a big no, and the fact that the white-on-black REAL is not aligned the same way as the brown version makes it seem lazy.

My suggestion would be to ditch the alt mods, make the novelties have a more coherent theme (I understand you have inspiration youíre going off, but visually it doesnít appear to be a single theme), and if you canít decide on an accent colour, consider ditching it altogether maybe? Having a couple white-on-black or even black-on-grey novelties included in the base kit to use as accents might work instead. I would add at least one 1u novelty in the base kit for Esc instead of an accent colour, and make more balloon and clouds novelties, with the alternate novelties colour being either black-on-grey, grey-on-white or black-on-white, and have a monochrome theme as thatís the most appealing part of this set so far. Just suggestions.
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Re: [IC] ePBT Real -- Vendors Announced!
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 04 November 2021, 09:12:37 »
Nice kitting overall.

I think the F-row setup with alpha-colored F5ĖF8 and F13 is going to look weird. I suggest either dropping alpha-colored F keys altogether, or changing them to the standard color layout (F1ĖF4 alpha, F5ĖF8 mod, F9ĖF12 alpha, F13 mod).

A useful extra key to have in base would be a R4 1u key with a generic legend, e.g. Code. This key would help cover several oddball layouts, from 60% up to 1800/CP, and even some 40s.

Speaking of 40s, consider adding a 40s kit. You can look at sets like EPBT Grand Tour, EPBT Be The One, EPBT 6085, EPBT Skadi as a reference for this kit, as well as other kits.

Consider adding a R1 1u = key to the numpad kit.

You can remove the second copy of 1u space from the spacebars kit (it's only used by 40s, and the 40s kit should contain its own spacekeys). In its place, consider adding the other variant of 6u space, such that the spacebars kit contains both centered and off-centered stem variants.
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Re: [IC] ePBT Real -- Vendors Announced!
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 04 November 2021, 11:10:59 »
i don't like the base kit naming

or the fact that it has alpha f13 despite being full mod f row
Personally I am not a huge fan of the accents. Grey on brown(?) doesn't look appealing
The brownish-orange on the primary accents doesn't look great, and the hard-to-read grey legend makes it worse. Alt mods and novelties are also very meh. :'(
I believe that this set should be on hold because there are many glaring flaws such as the alt mods not really fitting and also the accent colors not really fitting well.
^
I definitely think you should rework this set.

Two grey and brown(ish) sets I can think of off the top of my head are GMK Boulder and KAT Iron. IMO Boulder works because it uses all desaturated colours to fit the rock and earth theme, and the pale brown fits well with both the cream and grey in isolation. Iron works because the rust colour is more appealing than brown, and even though I personally donít think it fits aesthetically with the grey, it makes 100% sense based on the theme. I donít think the brown has such justification here.

If youíre struggling to fit an accent colour, I donít think you should commit to having alt mods at all, especially without a separate alphas kit. It needs to fit 150% for people to buy it despite the added price.

As for the novelties, itís hit-and-miss to me. The balloon and clouds go well together as a theme, but it makes everything else seem out of place. The horizontally squeezed numpad enter balloon is also a big no, and the fact that the white-on-black REAL is not aligned the same way as the brown version makes it seem lazy.

My suggestion would be to ditch the alt mods, make the novelties have a more coherent theme (I understand you have inspiration youíre going off, but visually it doesnít appear to be a single theme), and if you canít decide on an accent colour, consider ditching it altogether maybe? Having a couple white-on-black or even black-on-grey novelties included in the base kit to use as accents might work instead. I would add at least one 1u novelty in the base kit for Esc instead of an accent colour, and make more balloon and clouds novelties, with the alternate novelties colour being either black-on-grey, grey-on-white or black-on-white, and have a monochrome theme as thatís the most appealing part of this set so far. Just suggestions.
Hey thanks for the feedback. Are you familiar with NF? The inspiration for this set. The alt mods are currently being reworked. However, the novelties and overall kit design I am very happy with. The enter novelty is being fixed at the moment.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Real -- Vendors Announced! Fixed Novelty Render
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 05 November 2021, 20:50:55 »
Novelty render has been fixed so it does not look like it has been copy and pasted

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Re: [IC] ePBT Real -- 40s Kit Poll - GB Dates Soon
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 15 November 2021, 21:05:39 »
40s poll announcement! Feel free to share your thoughts

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Re: [IC] ePBT Real -- Middle East/India Vendor Added - Big Update Soon!
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 26 November 2021, 10:54:28 »
ME/IN Vendor Added! StacksKB