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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #150 on: Thu, 09 June 2022, 09:10:39 »
As noted in the GB thread, which should now be locked, the GMK Prussian Blue group buy has been canceled.  It became clear that this wasn't the right moment for GMK Prussian Blue.

The Geekhack mods have been kind enough to unlock this Interest Check thread to track the progress of this project in whatever form it may take in the future.

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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #151 on: Thu, 09 June 2022, 10:10:57 »
As noted in the GB thread, which should now be locked, the GMK Prussian Blue group buy has been canceled.  It became clear that this wasn't the right moment for GMK Prussian Blue.

The Geekhack mods have been kind enough to unlock this Interest Check thread to track the progress of this project in whatever form it may take in the future.

 :(

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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #152 on: Thu, 09 June 2022, 10:51:44 »
Damn that sucks, hope to see it come back later on.

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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #153 on: Thu, 09 June 2022, 12:56:21 »
Man if a set this good canít make it then I feel like GMK is officially RIP until they get their **** together.


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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #154 on: Thu, 09 June 2022, 13:37:16 »
 :'(

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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #155 on: Thu, 09 June 2022, 14:11:28 »
Man if a set this good canít make it then I feel like GMK is officially RIP until they get their **** together.


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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #156 on: Thu, 09 June 2022, 14:18:10 »
Oh. Seems like every set Iíve got in on lately has either been canceled, barely made moq and/or had to cancel a majority of the extra kits. I didnít have any interest in Mictlan.. apparently I just have bad taste. This set was a 10 for me.


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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #157 on: Thu, 09 June 2022, 14:32:14 »
Sad that this isnít running.  Such a nice set.

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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #158 on: Thu, 09 June 2022, 15:25:40 »
Damn, I need my polish subs!

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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #159 on: Thu, 09 June 2022, 16:25:51 »
I think Mictlan is a great set. Itís just hard to sit side-by-side with such a massive price difference (and far higher MOQ).

I donít know the degree to which that made an actual difference, but it likely didnít help.

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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #160 on: Thu, 09 June 2022, 16:33:29 »
Hopefully we can see a re-run of the set in the near future, at the end of the day it's probably one of the best sets that have gone into GB this year.

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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #161 on: Thu, 09 June 2022, 20:21:32 »
I think Mictlan is a great set. It’s just hard to sit side-by-side with such a massive price difference (and far higher MOQ).

I don’t know the degree to which that made an actual difference, but it likely didn’t help.

having the 2 base kits didnt help either. i was on the fence the whole time deciding which base kit to buy and still i can't decide. the price also made is so that buying 2 base kits was out of the question.

a polish base kit + german addon would've been a better play or vice versa.

just my 2 cents.

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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #162 on: Thu, 09 June 2022, 20:38:07 »
truly surprised. Hope to see it rerun someday

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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #163 on: Thu, 09 June 2022, 20:41:23 »
Didn't expect this.
I thought it was pretty well kitted and had everything I wanted in it.

Hopefully, its just a timing issue and we can enjoy this at a future date.

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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #164 on: Thu, 09 June 2022, 21:40:20 »
Too bad, I really like the color and mods. Hopefully we'll get another chance.

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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #165 on: Fri, 10 June 2022, 01:34:41 »
Sad that this is cancelled. I for sure hope this will run again in the near future.

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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #166 on: Fri, 10 June 2022, 01:54:59 »
This is so sad. Best set of the year. Hope it will run another time.

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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #167 on: Fri, 10 June 2022, 04:14:43 »
I really REALLY hope this set comes back later this year.

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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #168 on: Fri, 10 June 2022, 09:10:36 »
Sucks. I was going to buy x2 base kits of this with intl kits. I just usually wait until the last day since why pay money 1 month earlier?



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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #169 on: Fri, 10 June 2022, 12:37:16 »
Rough, really wanted to pick this set up. Hopefully you can run it later at a better time.

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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #170 on: Fri, 10 June 2022, 13:52:17 »
Damn was also gonna pick this up later in the month. Definitely a bummer, a set this good deserves to be made, hopefully itíll get another shot.

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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #171 on: Fri, 10 June 2022, 15:06:06 »
Same here. Very much looking forward to this set whenever it hits GB next time around.

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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #172 on: Wed, 15 June 2022, 13:39:32 »
Damn, I just wanted to order 3 sets ....

This colorway is an absolute champ. A gem. A must-buy. This groupbuy has to happen someday.

I think the ridiculous GMK-waiting time might turn many people off. I'm currently waiting for 3 other GMK sets because they just cannot produce fast enough (amateurs).

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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #173 on: Fri, 17 June 2022, 17:34:57 »
As noted in the GB thread, which should now be locked, the GMK Prussian Blue group buy has been canceled.  It became clear that this wasn't the right moment for GMK Prussian Blue.

The Geekhack mods have been kind enough to unlock this Interest Check thread to track the progress of this project in whatever form it may take in the future.

Oh no, I guess this is why there is such a push for buying in the first week. That sucks, I was waiting until my next paycheck to buy into the GB. I really hope to see this happen in the future, maybe still with GMK, or maybe PBTfans (because every designer and their mother seems to be turning towards them until GMK's new employees are fully trained and the backlog clears up). Though with how they're doing things, it might be hard to get this specific set to run through them, so idk, it's up to you and your infinite wisdom to determine what's right. Just know that I'll buy this no matter what form it takes on.

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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #174 on: Mon, 20 June 2022, 09:31:28 »
Out of curiosity, why didnít you release final sales numbers? Those are really useful to the folks who are tracking statistics in the long term

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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #175 on: Mon, 20 June 2022, 12:10:48 »
Out of curiosity, why didnít you release final sales numbers? Those are really useful to the folks who are tracking statistics in the long term

I can ask my vendors, but I'm not sure how useful they'd actually be when we're not talking about final numbers.  Final sales are useful because there's a useful like-for-like basis to look at, but for a GB that lasted a week and then had to be canceled?  We didn't even have full up-to-date numbers for everyone at that point.

Had we not canceled already, I would have posted one-week sales numbers, but that just didn't happen.

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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #176 on: Mon, 20 June 2022, 12:38:23 »
Out of curiosity, why didnít you release final sales numbers? Those are really useful to the folks who are tracking statistics in the long term

I can ask my vendors, but I'm not sure how useful they'd actually be when we're not talking about final numbers.  Final sales are useful because there's a useful like-for-like basis to look at, but for a GB that lasted a week and then had to be canceled?  We didn't even have full up-to-date numbers for everyone at that point.

Had we not canceled already, I would have posted one-week sales numbers, but that just didn't happen.

Please do ;-) I was ready for 2 sets.

One (late) note: Why "pudding" artisan?? Artisan: great, colour: great, shape: pudding???
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pudding
I understand, that Hibi has been using this shape for previous keycaps, but ... why pro Prussians sets?
for example: Google: "symbol of prussian empire" = black eagle

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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #177 on: Mon, 20 June 2022, 12:42:28 »

Please do ;-) I was ready for 2 sets.

One (late) note: Why "pudding" artisan?? Artisan: great, colour: great, shape: pudding???
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pudding
I understand, that Hibi has been using this shape for previous keycaps, but ... why pro Prussians sets?
for example: Google: "symbol of prussian empire" = black eagle

In regard to the Hibi, I just wanted to use one of their "house" designs, something that was collectible and that differs from their other similar caps solely by color.  I wasn't really intending on doing novelties for this set at all, and some of the old symbols of Prussia haven't aged very well and are widely used for nefarious meanings.  The eagle might have been okay, but I wouldn't have been able to get something with the level of detail of a typical heraldic symbol.

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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #178 on: Mon, 20 June 2022, 12:55:45 »

Please do ;-) I was ready for 2 sets.

One (late) note: Why "pudding" artisan?? Artisan: great, colour: great, shape: pudding???
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pudding
I understand, that Hibi has been using this shape for previous keycaps, but ... why pro Prussians sets?
for example: Google: "symbol of prussian empire" = black eagle

In regard to the Hibi, I just wanted to use one of their "house" designs, something that was collectible and that differs from their other similar caps solely by color.  I wasn't really intending on doing novelties for this set at all, and some of the old symbols of Prussia haven't aged very well and are widely used for nefarious meanings.  The eagle might have been okay, but I wouldn't have been able to get something with the level of detail of a typical heraldic symbol.

Understand, ... just in case of Release 1.1: what about "simplified crown"? (empire == crown)


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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #179 on: Mon, 20 June 2022, 17:12:57 »
I was down for this set, hadnít bought in yet due to timing. Canít wait for it when it eventually (hopefully?) runs!

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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #180 on: Fri, 24 June 2022, 16:31:47 »
The cancellation saddens me, this set was a perfect fit. I love the colour way and previous GBs in a similar colour didn't offer NorDe support at all. This kit has my coveted German support from the get go which makes this a banger deal for any German writing enthusiast wanting something else than OG Cherry keycaps. My initial plan was to pledge my support with day1 purchases but reason got the better of me and I was going to buy 3-4 sets at the end of the month. I guess it wouldn't have made a difference.
I understand the "competition" for our money with Mictlan but Mictlan sadly doesn't offer any NorDe.
I hope this gets a re-run soon, maybe after GMK gets their production in line and fixes those crooked letters so it's for the better for us after all.
« Last Edit: Fri, 24 June 2022, 17:31:49 by Shorle »

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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #181 on: Fri, 24 June 2022, 21:48:08 »
simple but cool!

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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #182 on: Sat, 25 June 2022, 19:26:53 »
I hope this set does come back in the future. The timing was just bad for me, so that's why I didn't buy it.

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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #183 on: Mon, 01 August 2022, 10:21:45 »
Just a quick note here that while I don't have a timeline yet, I have begun getting quotes and putting together art assets for a DCS version of Prussian Blue.

Things of note:
  • Legends would use a Gorton / Wyse typeface, as SP has nearly all of the German language modifiers in this style. Any new legends will attempt to follow the same style.
  • Instead of two base kits, I am aiming to have one base mods kit and two alpha kit options. 
    • The base mods kit will include support for most 40s, 60s, 65s, 75s, and TKL.  It will also include Alice support, though the short bars will unfortunately have to be concave blanks.
    • Numpad will have a separate kit (as that is more affordable to separate out in SP).
    • The primary alpha kit will include support for US, UK, and Polish layouts (with the Polish sublegends optional).
    • The second alpha kit will support standard ISO NorDe layouts as well as both ANSI-DE variants (R2 1.50u #' and R1 1u #').
  • German language modifiers will be contained in a small supplemental addon kit.
  • Ergodoxian support is being reworked and may be omitted  :(
  • This version will target the same RAL color for the blue and will use a stock SP white.

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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #184 on: Mon, 01 August 2022, 10:58:48 »
100% in for a DCS version, especially with Gorton modified. Can't wait for this.  :thumb:  :p

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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #185 on: Mon, 01 August 2022, 11:29:36 »
great news, very hype for PB

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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #186 on: Mon, 01 August 2022, 11:49:46 »
Definitely down to have this set in DCS. Looking forward to more updates

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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #187 on: Mon, 01 August 2022, 12:00:18 »
Please not DCS. Go for GMK again at another time.

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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #188 on: Mon, 01 August 2022, 12:09:05 »
**** YES

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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #189 on: Mon, 01 August 2022, 12:22:46 »
Please not DCS. Go for GMK again at another time.

The planned DCS run will not prevent another attempt at a GMK run.  The second attempt is going to have to wait for GMK hate to die down anyway, so the goal is to have a route to a viable product in the meantime that I and others can enjoy.

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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #190 on: Mon, 01 August 2022, 12:26:31 »
Thank you for DCS! :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #191 on: Mon, 01 August 2022, 12:31:07 »
Please not DCS. Go for GMK again at another time.
Are you aware of the definition of insanity?

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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #192 on: Mon, 01 August 2022, 12:31:32 »
Just a quick note here that while I don't have a timeline yet, I have begun getting quotes and putting together art assets for a DCS version of Prussian Blue.

Things of note:
  • Legends would use a Gorton / Wyse typeface, as SP has nearly all of the German language modifiers in this style. Any new legends will attempt to follow the same style.
  • Instead of two base kits, I am aiming to have one base mods kit and two alpha kit options. 
    • The base mods kit will include support for most 40s, 60s, 65s, 75s, and TKL.  It will also include Alice support, though the short bars will unfortunately have to be concave blanks.
    • Numpad will have a separate kit (as that is more affordable to separate out in SP).
    • The primary alpha kit will include support for US, UK, and Polish layouts (with the Polish sublegends optional).
    • The second alpha kit will support standard ISO NorDe layouts as well as both ANSI-DE variants (R2 1.50u #' and R1 1u #').
  • German language modifiers will be contained in a small supplemental addon kit.
  • Ergodoxian support is being reworked and may be omitted  :(
  • This version will target the same RAL color for the blue and will use a stock SP white.
Please show kitting, I'm effing hyped

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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #193 on: Mon, 01 August 2022, 12:40:53 »
Please show kitting, I'm effing hyped

Kitting is still in flux, but I'd be willing to show some details on my discord server.  Right now I'm working from KLE diagrams, however, and the actual icons and typeface present there aren't going to match the eventual product.  I'm still in the process of putting together vectors of all those legends so that they can be rendered properly.  Even said renders will still contain inaccuracies, but they should be a great deal better than the present state of affairs.

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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #194 on: Mon, 01 August 2022, 13:56:36 »
Please not DCS. Go for GMK again at another time.
Are you aware of the definition of insanity?

What are you implying?
Maybe you're new to this hobby, but several cancelled sets have later ran successfully.

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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #195 on: Mon, 01 August 2022, 14:06:40 »
Now this is exciting! With all the DCS love I have been seeing lately, I do wish there was a push to have convex mini spacebar molds made
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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #196 on: Mon, 01 August 2022, 14:48:16 »
Now this is exciting! With all the DCS love I have been seeing lately, I do wish there was a push to have convex mini spacebar molds made

anyone who is willing to pay for it can likely have it done, it's just expensive and GB numbers are low so people are trying to keep prices down
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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #197 on: Mon, 01 August 2022, 15:56:27 »
Now this is exciting! With all the DCS love I have been seeing lately, I do wish there was a push to have convex mini spacebar molds made

anyone who is willing to pay for it can likely have it done, it's just expensive and GB numbers are low so people are trying to keep prices down

ahh unfortunate but makes sense, maybe some day!
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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #198 on: Mon, 01 August 2022, 22:40:44 »
My understanding is that SP is already planning to create convex moulds for short bars in DCS, but the timeline for that is slow. It took them quite a while to get bars made for SA, and I donít know whether DCS or DSA is their next priority.

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Re: [IC] GMK Prussian Blue - GB Indefinitely Postponed
« Reply #199 on: Tue, 02 August 2022, 01:37:26 »
Oh im all in for DCS LETS GOOOOOO