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Interest Checks / Re: [IC] Novus 60 - Top Mount 60% Keyboard
« Last post by Dinerenblanc on Tue, 21 September 2021, 16:23:24 »
That plum is beatiful
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Thank you all for all the great reception!! Apes stronk together! And hell yea the Zeuspad will have 10u support. Also treeleaf64 what the heck lol? This man in the matrix :p
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Love this set
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Group Buys and Preorders / Re: [GB] Rukia - polycarb - round 2
« Last post by geohammy on Tue, 21 September 2021, 16:20:28 »
So people complained that Jaxx wasn't updating enough, which was fair - but the moment he updates, yall **** on him for not giving more?

Except he didn't actually give an update about the board that people bought. He just shifted the blame and played the victim card to buy himself more time. Stop simping for a guy who took tens, even hundreds of thousands of dollars from people and doesn't even have proof the boards exist. This group buy will either ship in 2054 or end up just being a scam, so I would get out if you still can.
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Group Buys and Preorders / Re: [GB] Rukia - polycarb - round 2
« Last post by DukeEsquire on Tue, 21 September 2021, 16:13:24 »

I get what you are saying but there hasn’t been a single update on the actual keyboards since he posted pictures nearly 5 months ago in early May. In any group buy, you would expect some kind of significant updates after 4-5 months. I personally think that Jaxx hasn’t run off with the money, he just bit off more than he could chew by moving the production in-house and it spiraled out of control. Polycarbonate has high failure rates and taking the manufacturing in-house in the middle of production was likely the wrong call. There are risks for joining a group buy but Jaxx introduced unnecessary risk by taking on the manufacturing himself. Not only that, it’s a bit of a red flag that even Gondo had to speak up and talk about the PCB fitment issues.

I get it. The community loves drama. If Jaxx actually provided weekly updates like he promised a long time ago and said things will be better, there would be less drama. A lot of us have given him multiple chances to earn or keep our trust as a group buy runner. There was even supposed to be a stream of a Rukia R2 being built but that never happened. Where are the owners of the Rukias that were shipped out in May? It’s been a long streak of false promises that causes drama like this.

I agree with you, and I'm definitely disappointed that he didn't fulfil his various promises. I think calling him out on it is perfectly reasonable.

But at the end of the day, we always have to remember - its a group buy organized by one dude. It gets overwhelming, especially when things do not go as expected. It only takes a little bit of empathy to see how running a GB can be a rollercoaster of emotions. You queue everything up, order everything, bam - massive shipping delays. Bam, something is off-spec and needs to re-enter the manufacturing queue. Bam, something tripled in price. Just when you think you're finally catching up, bam, something else goes wrong.

And realistically, as participants of GBs, we should know and understand that this is a possibility, and not only just a possibility, but a likely scenario. Most GBs are delayed for one reason or another.

The 'community' in this group buy has been the weirdest in the sense that it has been the most aggressive I've seen in a long time.  It really feels like there are some people here who is trying to incite unrest. It really feels like - and still feels like, there are some people who are just out to get him. Or they're treating the Rukia like an investment and they thought they could make a quick buck reselling it and are upset that it is anything but quick.

In other GBs with delays, the community is generally supportive - "Worry about your own health first", "No worries, it's just a keyboard!", "No one NEEDs this keyboard, take your time to get it right!".

With this, people have been screaming and demanding proof (on discord) that far exceeds what is typically expected way before the original deadlines.

I'm not trying to defend Jaxx's actions or anything. I'm just saying have a bit of empathy because while it is just $400-600 to us (and it is really "just", because anything but "just" is just a bad financial decision, really, it is "just" a keyboard), it's Jaxx's life and livelihood. He's the one sacrificing time, health, and at this point, probably money, to get us our boards. Have a bit of empathy and realize that screaming negativity (not directed at you) does no one any good, and ultimately makes things worse.

Empathy is a two way street.

Jaxx can't demand empathy for his situation without giving empathy for people that gave him money.

It is disrespectful for him to not provide the full story of what happened.
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Interest Checks / Re: [IC] MW HERESY 💀
« Last post by Afresh on Tue, 21 September 2021, 16:08:35 »
super rad and interesting glwic!
Thank you! Working on updating some renders now, still looking for more feedback but so far people are looking forward to this project :)
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geekhack Media / Re: Post Pictures Of Your Desk/Set Ups!
« Last post by funderburker on Tue, 21 September 2021, 16:07:32 »
Current Dual PC stream setup.
Gaming PC:
NZXT H710i Case
Asus ROG Maximus XI Hero Mobo
I9 9900k @ 5.1ghz
Asus ROG Strix 2080ti
32GB GSkill Trident 3600mhz
2x 2tb Samsung 980 pro nvme m.2 ssd
Corsair RM850x Gold
NZXT Z73 Liquid Cooler
7x NZXT 140 AER RGB Fans
CableMod Cables
Logitech G Pro Superlight
RamaWorks M65-B, Gateron Black Ink switches (lubed and filmed)

Stream PC:
Corsair Air 540 Case
Asus Maximus IX Code Mobo
I7 7700K @ 4.5ghz
Asus ROG Strix 1080ti
16GB Gskill Trident 3200mhz
1TB Samsung 970 Evo SSD
2TB Samsung 970 Evo SSD
Corsair RM850X Gold
Corsair H115i Liquid Cooler
6x Corsair LL140 Fans
CableMod Cables
Glorious Model O Wireless
Ducky One 2 Mini, Cherry MX Silver Switches

Herman Miller x Logitech Embody Chair

2x Alienware 25in IPS 240hz Monitors (Gaming)
1x Asus 25in IPS 144hz(Stream)

2x Ikea Bekant Desks
Sony Alpha 7II Camera
Logitech C920 Webcam
Elgato Ring Light
Elgato Streamdeck
GoXLR
Blue Blackout Spark SL Microphone

Damn, that's quite a setup! Where do you stream, should've at least plugged yourself, mate!  :cool:
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geekhack Media / Re: What did you get in the mail today?
« Last post by funderburker on Tue, 21 September 2021, 16:05:51 »
Been slowly collecting these over the past 9 months, and today finally completed the set with the 500 Million Edition controller.
Now I need some sort of gauntlet to put them in, and I can control all 5 Playstation elements!
(Attachment Link)
Nice collection! Why these particular DS4 controllers?

The one I'd like to own is the 20th Anniversary Edition. But the one from the "Bundle" as stand-alone controllers are just recoloured without the added 20th Anniversary details.
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Group Buys and Preorders / Re: [GB] Rukia - polycarb - round 2
« Last post by azack on Tue, 21 September 2021, 16:02:33 »

I get what you are saying but there hasnít been a single update on the actual keyboards since he posted pictures nearly 5 months ago in early May. In any group buy, you would expect some kind of significant updates after 4-5 months. I personally think that Jaxx hasnít run off with the money, he just bit off more than he could chew by moving the production in-house and it spiraled out of control. Polycarbonate has high failure rates and taking the manufacturing in-house in the middle of production was likely the wrong call. There are risks for joining a group buy but Jaxx introduced unnecessary risk by taking on the manufacturing himself. Not only that, itís a bit of a red flag that even Gondo had to speak up and talk about the PCB fitment issues.

I get it. The community loves drama. If Jaxx actually provided weekly updates like he promised a long time ago and said things will be better, there would be less drama. A lot of us have given him multiple chances to earn or keep our trust as a group buy runner. There was even supposed to be a stream of a Rukia R2 being built but that never happened. Where are the owners of the Rukias that were shipped out in May? Itís been a long streak of false promises that causes drama like this.

I agree with you, and I'm definitely disappointed that he didn't fulfil his various promises. I think calling him out on it is perfectly reasonable.

But at the end of the day, we always have to remember - its a group buy organized by one dude. It gets overwhelming, especially when things do not go as expected. It only takes a little bit of empathy to see how running a GB can be a rollercoaster of emotions. You queue everything up, order everything, bam - massive shipping delays. Bam, something is off-spec and needs to re-enter the manufacturing queue. Bam, something tripled in price. Just when you think you're finally catching up, bam, something else goes wrong.

And realistically, as participants of GBs, we should know and understand that this is a possibility, and not only just a possibility, but a likely scenario. Most GBs are delayed for one reason or another.

The 'community' in this group buy has been the weirdest in the sense that it has been the most aggressive I've seen in a long time.  It really feels like there are some people here who is trying to incite unrest. It really feels like - and still feels like, there are some people who are just out to get him. Or they're treating the Rukia like an investment and they thought they could make a quick buck reselling it and are upset that it is anything but quick.

In other GBs with delays, the community is generally supportive - "Worry about your own health first", "No worries, it's just a keyboard!", "No one NEEDs this keyboard, take your time to get it right!".

With this, people have been screaming and demanding proof (on discord) that far exceeds what is typically expected way before the original deadlines.

I'm not trying to defend Jaxx's actions or anything. I'm just saying have a bit of empathy because while it is just $400-600 to us (and it is really "just", because anything but "just" is just a bad financial decision, really, it is "just" a keyboard), it's Jaxx's life and livelihood. He's the one sacrificing time, health, and at this point, probably money, to get us our boards. Have a bit of empathy and realize that screaming negativity (not directed at you) does no one any good, and ultimately makes things worse.

I'm pretty sure people were pretty supportive and nice to jaxx right up till the point he started to tell "lies", gave no updates and ghosted people. You really can't blame people for being "aggressive" to him at this point in time. And kudos to you for still believing everything he has said about the delays :)
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Interest Checks / Re: [IC] DSS Lightcycle - Now with Pricing!
« Last post by psxndc on Tue, 21 September 2021, 15:58:30 »
GB link no worky.

I'll also say I LOVE the full Colevrak kit. It would have been insta-buy, but I already have SO many sets in flight that I'm really on the fence. I want to support those that support us!
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