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Title: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: briano1905 on Mon, 12 August 2019, 05:01:52
The Group Buy is finally LIVE! :) (August 12 - September 6) 2019

NovelKeys (NA): https://novelkeys.xyz/products/gmk-wob-hiragana
MyKeyboard (EU): https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/category/group-buys/gmk-hiragana_179/
DailyClack (ASIA/OCEANIA): https://dailyclack.com/collections/keycaps/products/gmk-wob-hiragana

Interest Check: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=97358
Product Page (have all renders): https://briano1905.com/gmk-wob-hiragana

August 12 2019: GB starts
September 6, 2019: GB ends
September 7, 2019: Place order to GMK
Shipping ETA: Mid-December

[Shout out] to my friend Nvmbra he's running a separate mini GB for those of you who want a DELETE key or R5 bottom row
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more info: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdCBEfZt5cvt8MQQkCtS9rQbveWdMT3NxInczduewkKqAxSvA/viewform
THERE ARE ONLY LIMITED AVAILABILITY AND THEY WILL NOT SHIP TOGETHER WITH THIS GB!
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Base kit

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40s kit

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Micons kit

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Packaging (Base kit only) art by OneCreativeMind

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700*300mm Deskmat art by OneCreativeMind

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Rama e-white aluminium with black enamel infill cap

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Rama MOON pvd coated brass cap

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Renders

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Thank you so much for everyone who supported the set I really appreciate your attention feedback and interest. It was a long wait but I hope that that's okay :-*
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: Signature on Tue, 13 August 2019, 16:58:41
Approved
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: xef on Tue, 13 August 2019, 22:12:17
so nice. will the deskpads be part of this GB as well? if so I'll hold off on ordering until they're live.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: Lil on Tue, 13 August 2019, 22:15:38
I'll definitely be in for the Base and deskpad around the end of August

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Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: D3LTA on Wed, 14 August 2019, 06:15:31
I'm not seeing the micons in any of the renders. Would it be possible to get one?
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: mgsickler on Wed, 14 August 2019, 07:52:03
Current sales with extras (missing some proxies updates)

Base - 118
Micons - 68
40's - 32
Rama white - 30
Rama brass - 24

On our way to MOQ pretty quickly.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: Emir on Wed, 14 August 2019, 10:00:07
It's a must buy, this one! Thank you for creating it! :)
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: briano1905 on Wed, 14 August 2019, 16:42:59
so nice. will the deskpads be part of this GB as well? if so I'll hold off on ordering until they're live.

Yes they will, GB for deskpad will open when the sample from manufacturer arrive. ETA: 1-2 weeks
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: mlnr on Wed, 14 August 2019, 23:23:37
Sadly I don't need another WoB or hiragana set but that white Rama is irresistible. Good luck with the gb
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: Moridin on Thu, 15 August 2019, 04:43:23
🖖🏻 this is joining my collection.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: mgsickler on Fri, 16 August 2019, 05:54:47
Current sales with extras (missing some proxies updates)

Base - 132
Micons - 77
40's - 37
Rama white - 34
Rama brass - 25
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: zacheadams on Fri, 16 August 2019, 06:49:08
In for Micons.  Long time, no groupbuy for me ^^
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: dvorcol on Fri, 16 August 2019, 16:54:43
Current sales with extras (missing some proxies updates)

Base - 132
Micons - 77
40's - 37
Rama white - 34
Rama brass - 25

(https://i.imgur.com/b1igO6k.png)

More
(https://i.imgur.com/SdWDZUQ.png)
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Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: apejonk on Sat, 17 August 2019, 15:46:24
Just made my order with mykeyboard.eu. Really look forward to this set  :)
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: fluidin on Sat, 17 August 2019, 23:12:14
looking forward to the desk mat. seems like the perfect size for my smallish desk, really. wish there were more deskmats of the same size.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: jagger27 on Mon, 19 August 2019, 08:33:23
Hi there! Sorry I missed your comment in my Colevrak thread! Any hope of squeezing in a Colevrak buy in this? I donít have the time or patience to run it myself.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: mgsickler on Thu, 22 August 2019, 05:40:30
Current sales with extras (missing some proxies updates)

Base - 160
Micons - 87
40's - 48
Rama white - 40
Rama brass - 28
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: tentboy on Thu, 22 August 2019, 07:18:49
do any renders of this exist on a board  > 65%?

I am very tempted to get but it does seem like it is catered to smaller form factors and I am worried the simplicity of the alphas will clash with the rest of the legends on a tkl or other board
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: menuhin on Thu, 22 August 2019, 07:51:44
do any renders of this exist on a board  > 65%?

I am very tempted to get but it does seem like it is catered to smaller form factors and I am worried the simplicity of the alphas will clash with the rest of the legends on a tkl or other board

> 65% without the F row?

GMK WoB does not offer the F row caps, nor those for the the num pad.

A numpad that really matches the GMK WoB Hiragana will be similar to Signature Plastic's Otaku, but WoB and of course in GMK profile.

(https://cdn10.bigcommerce.com/s-ktpi93fl/products/205/images/753/numpad__00718.1457041769.1280.1280.jpg?c=2)

Perhaps it is too fancy for GMK to manufacture though.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: nyry43 on Thu, 22 August 2019, 07:57:24
This set looks really clean! I just wish I could trust myself to type with only Hiragana legends  :(
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: tentboy on Thu, 22 August 2019, 08:03:57
do any renders of this exist on a board  > 65%?

I am very tempted to get but it does seem like it is catered to smaller form factors and I am worried the simplicity of the alphas will clash with the rest of the legends on a tkl or other board

> 65% without the F row?

GMK WoB does not offer the F row caps, nor those for the the num pad.

A numpad that really matches the GMK WoB Hiragana will be similar to Signature Plastic's Otaku, but WoB and of course in GMK profile.

Show Image
(https://cdn10.bigcommerce.com/s-ktpi93fl/products/205/images/753/numpad__00718.1457041769.1280.1280.jpg?c=2)


Perhaps it is too fancy for GMK to manufacture though.

I already have GMK WoB so i would just be replacing the alphas and modifiers basically on my current tkl, or perhaps my cypher when that comes in.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: dvorcol on Thu, 22 August 2019, 11:56:37
More
Current sales with extras (missing some proxies updates)

Base - 160
Micons - 87
40's - 48
Rama white - 40
Rama brass - 28


(https://i.imgur.com/U2HhhA4.png)

More
(https://i.imgur.com/NzdZbrY.png)
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Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: nuclear_wizard on Thu, 22 August 2019, 12:43:38
More
Current sales with extras (missing some proxies updates)

Base - 160
Micons - 87
40's - 48
Rama white - 40
Rama brass - 28


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/JsiCIqY.png)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/L5W6FiS.png)


Yikes. Hope this makes it to MOQ... I'll be joining at the beginning of the month, so hopefully there are a lot of others just waiting on their September paychecks to join in too.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: Nvmbra on Thu, 22 August 2019, 15:12:33
do any renders of this exist on a board  > 65%?

I am very tempted to get but it does seem like it is catered to smaller form factors and I am worried the simplicity of the alphas will clash with the rest of the legends on a tkl or other board


You can find pictures of builds with GMK Red Samurai and Laser that have already done this on r/mechanicalkeyboards.
I think it looks good.

I prefer the thinner Hiragana mono legends over the fat standard legends because they look a bit outdated for me.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: tentboy on Thu, 22 August 2019, 15:33:13
do any renders of this exist on a board  > 65%?

I am very tempted to get but it does seem like it is catered to smaller form factors and I am worried the simplicity of the alphas will clash with the rest of the legends on a tkl or other board


You can find pictures of builds with GMK Red Samurai and Laser that have already done this on r/mechanicalkeyboards.
I think it looks good.

I prefer the thinner Hiragana mono legends over the fat standard legends because they look a bit outdated for me.

oof im an idiot and forgot other monolegend hiragana sets exist.  thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: Vigrith on Thu, 22 August 2019, 15:44:36
Yikes. Hope this makes it to MOQ... I'll be joining at the beginning of the month, so hopefully there are a lot of others just waiting on their September paychecks to join in too.

It's gonna make MOQ. I'm not sure what you found worrisome about the graphs, the numbers look great (even for the 40s).
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: nuclear_wizard on Thu, 22 August 2019, 16:16:02
Yikes. Hope this makes it to MOQ... I'll be joining at the beginning of the month, so hopefully there are a lot of others just waiting on their September paychecks to join in too.

It's gonna make MOQ. I'm not sure what you found worrisome about the graphs, the numbers look great (even for the 40s).

The numbers look great if the current buying trend continues, but usually GBs get most of their interest when they first open that tapers off over time, do they not? Especially with GBs that end just before the end of the month (e.g. (Mass)Drop ones). Since this one extends into September a bit, I hope there's another bump at the beginning of the next month.

I think you're right about the base and definitely Micons, even with a decrease in the sales trend these will likely make MOQ, but it's just cutting it closer than I'd like to be confident it will run (though it is a tough month competition wise). I am genuinely concerned with the 40's kit because it seems most 40% users keep up with GBs since it's not as mainstream of a layout (so lots of 40's people are more active in the community than say a TKL user). You'd think then that many of the 40% users who want in on the buy would jump on earlier with fewer of the potential 40% users interested than those with more popular layouts, so there should likely be fewer 40% kits sold as time goes on. Although there are other layouts that could use stuff from the 40's kit, so maybe people will just chuck it on to fit say a split space build. Sorry for the rant; just explaining my thinking here.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: mgsickler on Sat, 24 August 2019, 07:15:19
I wouldnt worry too much about the numbers. We are only about half way through, and we typically see the most sales in the final 3 days. Also, the MOQs are low enough that we will buy out anything needed to hit. :D
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: Lil on Sat, 24 August 2019, 07:30:38
I wouldnt worry too much about the numbers. We are only about half way through, and we typically see the most sales in the final 3 days. Also, the MOQs are low enough that we will buy out anything needed to hit. :D
Good guy novelkeys

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Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: mgsickler on Mon, 26 August 2019, 10:23:19
Current sales with extras (missing some proxies updates)

Base - 193
Micons - 98
40's - 64
Rama white - 64
Rama brass - 36

At this point, we will have all kits produced. :)
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: dvorcol on Mon, 26 August 2019, 14:49:36
Current sales with extras (missing some proxies updates)

Base - 193
Micons - 98
40's - 64
Rama white - 64
Rama brass - 36

At this point, we will have all kits produced. :)

(https://i.imgur.com/NDskzVH.png)

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Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: ABrotherThatIsUndercover on Mon, 26 August 2019, 16:28:58
In for Micons in a few days!
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: psxndc on Mon, 26 August 2019, 16:51:05
Placed my order for the base set + 40s + white RAMA on Friday. Now just waiting for the deskmat GB to launch. Really excited that it's on the smaller side. I have the pulse one and don't use it because it's so big.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: Tranq on Mon, 26 August 2019, 19:24:03
Gonna cop when desk mat goes up, anyone know when that might happen?
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: SuddenlyDonkey on Mon, 26 August 2019, 23:26:26
I'm not seeing the micons in any of the renders. Would it be possible to get one?

I too am interested in seeing a render w/ the Micons.  I'm in for VoC Alphas or Micons; either way, NK_ is getting my $  :)
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: Xerra on Tue, 27 August 2019, 02:06:42
Love the deskmat! The smaller size might fit the office desk better. I do have a teeny gripe though, can the moon or mountain be shifted slightttly as to not make it look like it's a giant pacman munching the mountain from the sky?  ;D
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: D3LTA on Tue, 27 August 2019, 06:43:22
I'm not seeing the micons in any of the renders. Would it be possible to get one?

I too am interested in seeing a render w/ the Micons.  I'm in for VoC Alphas or Micons; either way, NK_ is getting my $  :)

I asked multiple times about the render. Kinda disappointing to not even hear a "sorry, not going to be able to do it." Regardless, I think that the look should be similar to GMK Laser Hiragana + Micons. Here's a picture https://i.redd.it/vbfk6twjoga11.jpg (https://i.redd.it/vbfk6twjoga11.jpg) I found on r/mk.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: 2QT2BSTR8 on Tue, 27 August 2019, 06:53:09
I'm not seeing the micons in any of the renders. Would it be possible to get one?

I too am interested in seeing a render w/ the Micons.  I'm in for VoC Alphas or Micons; either way, NK_ is getting my $  :)

I asked multiple times about the render. Kinda disappointing to not even hear a "sorry, not going to be able to do it." Regardless, I think that the look should be similar to GMK Laser Hiragana + Micons. Here's a picture https://i.redd.it/vbfk6twjoga11.jpg (https://i.redd.it/vbfk6twjoga11.jpg) I found on r/mk.
So rude! He won't purchase a render just for you!
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: D3LTA on Tue, 27 August 2019, 07:24:27
I'm not seeing the micons in any of the renders. Would it be possible to get one?

I too am interested in seeing a render w/ the Micons.  I'm in for VoC Alphas or Micons; either way, NK_ is getting my $  :)

I asked multiple times about the render. Kinda disappointing to not even hear a "sorry, not going to be able to do it." Regardless, I think that the look should be similar to GMK Laser Hiragana + Micons. Here's a picture https://i.redd.it/vbfk6twjoga11.jpg (https://i.redd.it/vbfk6twjoga11.jpg) I found on r/mk.
So rude! He won't purchase a render just for you!

Ha. How much do renders go for? Doesn't seem like an unreasonable request to want to see how the micons look before spending 68 bucks on them tho
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: briano1905 on Wed, 28 August 2019, 01:10:32
I'm not seeing the micons in any of the renders. Would it be possible to get one?

I too am interested in seeing a render w/ the Micons.  I'm in for VoC Alphas or Micons; either way, NK_ is getting my $  :)

I asked multiple times about the render. Kinda disappointing to not even hear a "sorry, not going to be able to do it." Regardless, I think that the look should be similar to GMK Laser Hiragana + Micons. Here's a picture https://i.redd.it/vbfk6twjoga11.jpg (https://i.redd.it/vbfk6twjoga11.jpg) I found on r/mk.
So rude! He won't purchase a render just for you!

Ha. How much do renders go for? Doesn't seem like an unreasonable request to want to see how the micons look before spending 68 bucks on them tho

To clear my part I am trying to get us all a render or two of the set with micons and have talk to the person doing the render. unfortunately we don't have access to the micons icon files to get it done. But you do have a point I should have been more clear about it, and for that I'm sorry

Hope this helps:

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and if anyone knows someone who can do renders with micons. please let me know I'd love to get some :)

edit: made legends lighter
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: D3LTA on Wed, 28 August 2019, 07:17:16
I'm not seeing the micons in any of the renders. Would it be possible to get one?
I too am interested in seeing a render w/ the Micons.  I'm in for VoC Alphas or Micons; either way, NK_ is getting my $  :)
I asked multiple times about the render. Kinda disappointing to not even hear a "sorry, not going to be able to do it." Regardless, I think that the look should be similar to GMK Laser Hiragana + Micons. Here's a picture https://i.redd.it/vbfk6twjoga11.jpg (https://i.redd.it/vbfk6twjoga11.jpg) I found on r/mk.
So rude! He won't purchase a render just for you!
Ha. How much do renders go for? Doesn't seem like an unreasonable request to want to see how the micons look before spending 68 bucks on them tho
To clear my part I am trying to get us all a render or two of the set with micons and have talk to the person doing the render. unfortunately we don't have access to the micons icon files to get it done. But you do have a point I should have been more clear about it, and for that I'm sorry

Hope this helps:

(Attachment Link)

and if anyone knows someone who can do renders with micons. please let me know I'd love to get some :)

edit: made legends lighter
Thanks briano, appreciate the reply. :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: Slash Emperor on Wed, 28 August 2019, 07:50:19
Just hopped on for a couple sets! Looking forward to mixing the alphas and micons in with other sets.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: SwitchKeys on Wed, 28 August 2019, 08:07:03
When will the  mats go live?
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: SuddenlyDonkey on Wed, 28 August 2019, 09:30:35
Thank you; that works for me.  Re-placing my order so I may include the Micons.

Thanks for digging up that pic D3LTA. :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: rondg on Thu, 29 August 2019, 17:15:37
Will there be extras? Will not be able join at this time  :(
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: mgsickler on Fri, 30 August 2019, 05:55:59

I asked multiple times about the render. Kinda disappointing to not even hear a "sorry, not going to be able to do it." Regardless, I think that the look should be similar to GMK Laser Hiragana + Micons. Here's a picture https://i.redd.it/vbfk6twjoga11.jpg (https://i.redd.it/vbfk6twjoga11.jpg) I found on r/mk.

MiTo hooked us up with 3 renders!
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/610630296660082698/616786811922153483/wob_hiragana_1.png)
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/610630296660082698/616786816451870731/wob_hiragana_2.png)
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/610630296660082698/616786817827471401/wob_hiragana_3.png)

When will the  mats go live?
As soon as we get the samples in! They should be here very soon.

Will there be extras? Will not be able join at this time  :(

Yes, I will definitely have extras for sale after the GB ships out!


Updated numbers

Base - 207
Micons - 108
40's - 71
Rama white - 78
Rama brass - 40
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: D3LTA on Fri, 30 August 2019, 07:30:03

I asked multiple times about the render. Kinda disappointing to not even hear a "sorry, not going to be able to do it." Regardless, I think that the look should be similar to GMK Laser Hiragana + Micons. Here's a picture https://i.redd.it/vbfk6twjoga11.jpg (https://i.redd.it/vbfk6twjoga11.jpg) I found on r/mk.
MiTo hooked us up with 3 renders!
Show Image
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/610630296660082698/616786811922153483/wob_hiragana_1.png)

Show Image
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/610630296660082698/616786816451870731/wob_hiragana_2.png)

Show Image
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/610630296660082698/616786817827471401/wob_hiragana_3.png)


Wow these look great. I think that the micons really pair well with the hiragana legends. Thanks for following up on the request.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: SuddenlyDonkey on Fri, 30 August 2019, 09:33:34

I asked multiple times about the render. Kinda disappointing to not even hear a "sorry, not going to be able to do it." Regardless, I think that the look should be similar to GMK Laser Hiragana + Micons. Here's a picture https://i.redd.it/vbfk6twjoga11.jpg (https://i.redd.it/vbfk6twjoga11.jpg) I found on r/mk.

MiTo hooked us up with 3 renders!

That looks great.  Glad I went ahead with the Micons!  Thanks for providing the renders
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: dvorcol on Fri, 30 August 2019, 11:15:27

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I asked multiple times about the render. Kinda disappointing to not even hear a "sorry, not going to be able to do it." Regardless, I think that the look should be similar to GMK Laser Hiragana + Micons. Here's a picture https://i.redd.it/vbfk6twjoga11.jpg (https://i.redd.it/vbfk6twjoga11.jpg) I found on r/mk.

MiTo hooked us up with 3 renders!
Show Image
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/610630296660082698/616786811922153483/wob_hiragana_1.png)

Show Image
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/610630296660082698/616786816451870731/wob_hiragana_2.png)

Show Image
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/610630296660082698/616786817827471401/wob_hiragana_3.png)


When will the  mats go live?
As soon as we get the samples in! They should be here very soon.

Will there be extras? Will not be able join at this time  :(

Yes, I will definitely have extras for sale after the GB ships out!


Updated numbers

Base - 207
Micons - 108
40's - 71
Rama white - 78
Rama brass - 40

(https://i.imgur.com/Qug48BH.png)

More
(https://i.imgur.com/b5Ex8kA.png)
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Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: rondg on Fri, 30 August 2019, 20:55:27
Yes, I will definitely have extras for sale after the GB ships out!

Will there be extras for micons as well?
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: Nvmbra on Sun, 01 September 2019, 15:51:36
Quick update regarding my mini GB:

For the people asking me about more compatibility: No, sorry. This add-on kit was only meant as a means to get some keycaps made that might not happen otherwise.
I'll run another add-on set next year and if there's enough interested for a keycap I'm cool with buying up any necessary amount for MOQ again so you can make suggestion there.

Instead of keeping the form open indefinitely as it was stated when the form was first posted, I'll be closing it a week after WoB Hiragana has ended.
The current numbers are already double of what I expected.
I'll open the form again in January for anyone who missed it.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: mgsickler on Sun, 01 September 2019, 17:43:14
Yes, I will definitely have extras for sale after the GB ships out!

Will there be extras for micons as well?

Yes there will be.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: Tranq on Mon, 02 September 2019, 12:22:42
What will the price of the desk mat be?
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: Emir on Mon, 02 September 2019, 16:28:01
Joined today!
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: mgsickler on Wed, 04 September 2019, 05:27:37
Two days left!

Updated numbers

Base - 249
Micons - 135
40's - 85
Rama white - 93
Rama brass - 50
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: dvorcol on Wed, 04 September 2019, 11:49:33
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Two days left!

Updated numbers

Base - 249
Micons - 135
40's - 85
Rama white - 93
Rama brass - 50


(https://i.imgur.com/dg98pjf.png)

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(https://i.imgur.com/o8WUYjj.png)
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First version for reference -->
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(https://i.imgur.com/nt6A5fQ.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/ovGgvjU.png)
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: apejonk on Thu, 05 September 2019, 08:39:45
@dvorcol, why is your graph BoW, when this is about WoB? This seems very wrong to me  :D
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: dvorcol on Thu, 05 September 2019, 14:17:12
@dvorcol, why is your graph BoW, when this is about WoB? This seems very wrong to me  :D

Great question.  This was something I struggled with.  The bars are supposed to resemble the keycaps, but black bars on a black background is illegible:
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(https://i.imgur.com/CzxL5Ik.png)


And while a black-background history graph makes perfect sense, it doesn't pair well with a white-background bar graph:
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(https://i.imgur.com/2YlpL4j.png)


But you have inspired me to take another look.  I think this is an improvement:
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(https://i.imgur.com/g5FtOIN.png)


Any thoughts?

Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: mgsickler on Fri, 06 September 2019, 06:02:40

Great question.  This was something I struggled with.  The bars are supposed to resemble the keycaps, but black bars on a black background is illegible:
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/CzxL5Ik.png)


And a while a black-background history graph makes makes perfect sense, it doesn't pair well with a white-background bar graph:
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/2YlpL4j.png)


But you have inspired me to take another look.  I think this is an improvement:
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/g5FtOIN.png)


Any thoughts?

I think, regardless, they look great! I really appreciate the effort you put into all the GB's. :)

It is the final day everyone! Current numbers (proxies outdated) look like this:

Base - 274
Micons - 146
40's - 90
Rama white - 108
Rama brass - 55
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: dvorcol on Fri, 06 September 2019, 12:04:18
I think, regardless, they look great! I really appreciate the effort you put into all the GB's. :)

Thank you for your kind words.

It is the final day everyone! Current numbers (proxies outdated) look like this:

Base - 274
Micons - 146
40's - 90
Rama white - 108
Rama brass - 55

(https://i.imgur.com/w5oP2m5.png)

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(https://i.imgur.com/pZ1DInz.png)
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Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Fri, 06 September 2019, 23:14:45
Nearly missed this. Thanks for affordable micons.
Back to novelkeys in 10 days for crimson cadet.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: briano1905 on Sat, 07 September 2019, 09:39:29
GB closed.

Thank you everyone who join, couldn't be happier having all kits made it to production :)
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: fluidin on Sat, 07 September 2019, 09:54:43
grats! do update us on the deskmat when possible
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: briano1905 on Sat, 07 September 2019, 10:03:16
grats! do update us on the deskmat when possible

oh yeah the sample we're waiting for just arrived so that should be up pretty soon i think :D
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: mgsickler on Sat, 07 September 2019, 15:00:59
grats! do update us on the deskmat when possible

oh yeah the sample we're waiting for just arrived so that should be up pretty soon i think :D

Very early next week they will go live! ;)
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: mgsickler on Mon, 09 September 2019, 14:44:05
https://novelkeys.xyz/products/wob-hiragana-deskpad-gb

Deskpads are now live for preorder!
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: pcire on Mon, 09 September 2019, 14:51:04
Why do you have to keep taking my money, Mike?
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: andtar2 on Tue, 10 September 2019, 12:04:26
https://novelkeys.xyz/products/wob-hiragana-deskpad-gb

Deskpads are now live for preorder!

Will the deskpad be available through proxies or only at NovelKeys?

Also this is great deskpad size (700x300mm) that fits a smaller desk, I hope this size can be made as an option for future GBs aswell!
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: mgsickler on Thu, 12 September 2019, 05:31:08
https://novelkeys.xyz/products/wob-hiragana-deskpad-gb

Deskpads are now live for preorder!

Will the deskpad be available through proxies or only at NovelKeys?

Also this is great deskpad size (700x300mm) that fits a smaller desk, I hope this size can be made as an option for future GBs aswell!

Still working on potentially having proxies! We will update if we are able to (I will be talking to them today).

Also, final numbers are in!

Base - 348
Micons - 184
40's - 122
Rama white - 159
Rama brass - 100
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: dvorcol on Thu, 12 September 2019, 11:56:50
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https://novelkeys.xyz/products/wob-hiragana-deskpad-gb

Deskpads are now live for preorder!

Will the deskpad be available through proxies or only at NovelKeys?

Also this is great deskpad size (700x300mm) that fits a smaller desk, I hope this size can be made as an option for future GBs aswell!

Still working on potentially having proxies! We will update if we are able to (I will be talking to them today).

Also, final numbers are in!

Base - 348
Micons - 184
40's - 122
Rama white - 159
Rama brass - 100

(https://i.imgur.com/JcmMpZI.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/VHoGtH6.png)
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: fluidin on Wed, 18 September 2019, 07:44:15
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https://novelkeys.xyz/products/wob-hiragana-deskpad-gb

Deskpads are now live for preorder!

Will the deskpad be available through proxies or only at NovelKeys?

Also this is great deskpad size (700x300mm) that fits a smaller desk, I hope this size can be made as an option for future GBs aswell!

Still working on potentially having proxies! We will update if we are able to (I will be talking to them today).


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/3DUFl6s.png)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/VHoGtH6.png)


any updates on other proxies for the deskmat?
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: andtar2 on Thu, 26 September 2019, 12:11:31
Deskmant is now available for pre-order on Mykeyboard! :)
https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/wob-hiragana-deskpad_1247/
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: h9n9n3 on Sat, 16 November 2019, 20:51:52
Will there be any extras available? I might need to have 40 kit
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: briano1905 on Sun, 17 November 2019, 01:02:28
Will there be any extras available? I might need to have 40 kit

Yes! vendors will have extras after the GB order ships :)
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: h9n9n3 on Sun, 17 November 2019, 03:10:40
Will there be any extras available? I might need to have 40 kit

Yes! vendors will have extras after the GB order ships :)

Awesome thank you!
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: mryamaho on Sun, 01 December 2019, 05:44:02
how is the GB coming along?
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: joonia on Tue, 10 December 2019, 23:20:33
Hello, would like some updates on the group buy please :) an ETA would be great, currently reaching mid-december so
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Tue, 10 December 2019, 23:44:10
Mizu ran in May and will ship in December, oblivion well behind and git fix is needed. Even though itís stock colors I suspect this ones gonna be a month late. Rama moon might be here earlier though...
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: zacheadams on Fri, 13 December 2019, 10:59:23
Even though itís stock colors I suspect this ones gonna be a month late.

 :-X
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Fri, 13 December 2019, 11:09:48
Given the glut of GMK keycaps I just assume everything is 2 months off now. Handarbeit is stock colors (admittedly 10 of them) and that got pushed back nearly 2 months. I think im 20 GMK sets in and no missed keys yet so I'd rather wait for good QC than play catch up tracking down missing keys or ones with errors.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: briano1905 on Sun, 15 December 2019, 08:39:56
how is the GB coming along?

Hello, would like some updates on the group buy please :) an ETA would be great, currently reaching mid-december so

GB is going along well, current estimate is still at january 2020. I think production is going to happen soon!
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: geistmate on Tue, 24 December 2019, 11:20:52
Really sad I missed this.. I would love to get the kit when NovelKeys put up some extras. Is there any way to get notified when the extras will be put out? I would get both the base and micons!
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: briano1905 on Fri, 03 January 2020, 04:12:33
Really sad I missed this.. I would love to get the kit when NovelKeys put up some extras. Is there any way to get notified when the extras will be put out? I would get both the base and micons!

We'll post about the sale going live here. If you watch this thread with notification, you will get an email for every post made here :)

Also here's a preview of the rama caps :eek: :eek:

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Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: joonia on Mon, 06 January 2020, 16:51:27
Aww hiragana not in production yet hopefully we'll be able to get it in February. Rama caps look nice glad I got both
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Emir on Mon, 06 January 2020, 17:29:08
Soon 👀
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: mgsickler on Thu, 09 January 2020, 08:01:29
Estimated shipping from GMK is by March 2
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Emir on Sun, 12 January 2020, 17:36:41
Estimated shipping from GMK is by March 2

Ah, another delay, damn. Understandable, though.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Sun, 12 January 2020, 17:47:25
Have a feeling weíre gonna hear more delays in the next few weeks. Maybe weíll see the Rama caps sooner.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: hellotp on Wed, 15 January 2020, 10:46:53
Ahhh Really hoping I can snag both RAMA when the sale is live!
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: bigapplepietart on Tue, 21 January 2020, 09:13:57
Can't wait for my WoB Micons!
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: fishinaspacesuit on Tue, 28 January 2020, 09:56:23
Quick update regarding my mini GB:

For the people asking me about more compatibility: No, sorry. This add-on kit was only meant as a means to get some keycaps made that might not happen otherwise.
I'll run another add-on set next year and if there's enough interested for a keycap I'm cool with buying up any necessary amount for MOQ again so you can make suggestion there.

Instead of keeping the form open indefinitely as it was stated when the form was first posted, I'll be closing it a week after WoB Hiragana has ended.
The current numbers are already double of what I expected.
I'll open the form again in January for anyone who missed it.

Any chance that this form will open in January as youíve mentioned? Really keen on getting in on the mini GB for those few keys :)


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Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Nvmbra on Wed, 29 January 2020, 16:49:38
Quick update regarding my mini GB:

For...

Any chance that this form will open in January as youíve mentioned? Really keen on getting in on the mini GB for those few keys :)
Due to the delay it won't.
I'm working on opening up a new form hopefully soon(likely February) but I'm busy with other things at the moment and I'm waiting to hear back from something else first.

There will be an announcement of the exact time when the new form goes up because I have already received a few PMs regarding the R5 keys.
It will be FCFS because I only bought the keycaps up from the people who never paid their invoice so there's only ~20 of either R5 keycaps available IIRC, plenty of R1 1u Delete keys though.

I don't expect them to sell out immediately but I suggest keeping an eye on it just to be sure  ;)
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: bigapplepietart on Tue, 11 February 2020, 13:57:15
Will buy/trade for someone's R3 Control icon key. Let me know if you'll be letting go of yours!
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Nvmbra on Sun, 16 February 2020, 07:58:46
For anyone who missed out on the add-on kit keycaps; The same form will be open again next Sunday, February 23 at 15:00 CET(GMT+1).

The following is still available:
If you want a full bottom row you need to purchase the R5 set twice because the pair only contains one of each.

The price has slightly increased and the form stays open for a week.
Shipping is around the same time as WoB Hiragana.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: fishinaspacesuit on Sun, 16 February 2020, 07:59:51
For anyone who missed out on the add-on kit keycaps; The same form will be open again next Sunday, February 23 at 15:00 CET(GMT+1).

The following is still available:
  • 40x R1 1u Delete icon key
  • 20x R5 1.5u Meta/Command icon key + R5 1.5u Alt icon key
If you want a full bottom row you need to purchase the R5 set twice because the pair only contains one of each.

The price has slightly increased and the form stays open for a week.
Shipping is around the same time as WoB Hiragana.

Awesome!  :cool:
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: joonia on Thu, 20 February 2020, 12:51:46
Just wondering if were still on track for march 2nd for the sets to be shipped to nk? Or will there be delays
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: mgsickler on Thu, 20 February 2020, 13:48:54
Just wondering if were still on track for march 2nd for the sets to be shipped to nk? Or will there be delays

We currently have no updates from GMK. If there are updates, we will post them.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: fishinaspacesuit on Mon, 24 February 2020, 05:21:22
For anyone who missed out on the add-on kit keycaps; The same form will be open again next Sunday, February 23 at 15:00 CET(GMT+1).

The following is still available:
  • 40x R1 1u Delete icon key
  • 20x R5 1.5u Meta/Command icon key + R5 1.5u Alt icon key
If you want a full bottom row you need to purchase the R5 set twice because the pair only contains one of each.

The price has slightly increased and the form stays open for a week.
Shipping is around the same time as WoB Hiragana.

I've filled in the form. PSA: you still have a chance to get them, don't miss out!
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (LIVE)
Post by: zacheadams on Mon, 16 March 2020, 08:59:03
In for Micons.  Long time, no groupbuy for me ^^

what a time to have reversed this stance

 :'(
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: mgsickler on Sun, 22 March 2020, 06:50:34
This has been shipped out. However, shipments are very slow right now. We estimate middle of April for us to receive and start shipping.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Arithmetics on Sun, 22 March 2020, 22:19:03
Iíll be the ďextrasĒ guy. Extras on novelkeys?
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Nvmbra on Mon, 23 March 2020, 11:09:46
Update on mini GB:

The keycaps arrived today and I checked all of them briefly, everything looks good.

Unfortunately shipping from the post office is currently suspended for a lot of countries and for the rest I'm unable to add tracking and insurance for the time being due to the coronavirus.
There is still no lockdown but my city had to close parks and other public areas last week because people weren't taking the quarantine seriously, so I don't see much changing anytime soon.

I'll be sending them out as soon as possible with my current estimate being be mid to late April.

I don't have my equipment at the moment because I'll be moving soon but here's a quick picture of the keycaps:
(https://i.imgur.com/n4RpdVz.jpg)
P.S. All sets should use R5. Looks so clean.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Georgeotj on Mon, 23 March 2020, 11:23:53
I should have joined the mini gb, I need them for my HHKB
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Nvmbra on Mon, 23 March 2020, 11:33:04
I should have joined the mini gb, I need them for my HHKB

Well, since they're not being shipped yet I can open the form again for a week.
There's still a few left ;)
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: mgsickler on Tue, 24 March 2020, 10:26:07
Hey all!

Just received part of this order (the other half isnt expected to arrive until early April - shipping is pretty crazy right now). Bad news, this set did not come with the banderole. After talking with GMK they made some mistakes internally, and did not remember that this set had a banderole. Unfortunately this means that these will not be able to get the sleeves and will ship as-is.

Once we receive the rest of the order we will start shipping these out.

Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: jakl on Tue, 24 March 2020, 11:39:10
Hey all!

Just received part of this order (the other half isnt expected to arrive until early April - shipping is pretty crazy right now). Bad news, this set did not come with the banderole. After talking with GMK they made some mistakes internally, and did not remember that this set had a banderole. Unfortunately this means that these will not be able to get the sleeves and will ship as-is.

Once we receive the rest of the order we will start shipping these out.

Does this include EU orders or is timeline there different?
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: mgsickler on Tue, 24 March 2020, 13:09:14
Hey all!

Just received part of this order (the other half isnt expected to arrive until early April - shipping is pretty crazy right now). Bad news, this set did not come with the banderole. After talking with GMK they made some mistakes internally, and did not remember that this set had a banderole. Unfortunately this means that these will not be able to get the sleeves and will ship as-is.

Once we receive the rest of the order we will start shipping these out.

Does this include EU orders or is timeline there different?

You will have to reach out to your vendor for their timeline.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: mgsickler on Wed, 25 March 2020, 11:30:56
All kits received. These will ship out on April 3.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Wed, 25 March 2020, 12:41:32
By all, is that both halves, including the one that was expected in early April?

Thanks for all the updates!
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: mgsickler on Wed, 25 March 2020, 13:08:38
By all, is that both halves, including the one that was expected in early April?

Thanks for all the updates!

Everything for this GB was delivered to us today.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: psxndc on Wed, 25 March 2020, 13:56:53
*It'sHappening.gif*
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: geistmate on Thu, 26 March 2020, 23:24:27
Will ship out April 3, will extras be available this day as well? :)
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: joonia on Fri, 27 March 2020, 00:55:16
its happening oh my
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Arithmetics on Fri, 27 March 2020, 20:45:16
would also appreciate an extras date. if someone doesnt want this anymore hmu please. have confirmed trades on my reddit
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: mgsickler on Sat, 28 March 2020, 07:09:01
Extras will be announced for NovelKeys through our newsletter. We do not have any date set for them.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: o3okevin on Sat, 28 March 2020, 09:57:30
How are the RAMA caps doing for this buy?
Title: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: psxndc on Mon, 30 March 2020, 14:20:08
Got my shipping notification!!!! *dance dance dance*
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: joonia on Mon, 30 March 2020, 14:55:50
also got my shipping notification!!
so excited for my rama caps
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Lyle88 on Wed, 01 April 2020, 09:13:56
What vendor did you guys buy from?
Edit: spelling

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Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: apejonk on Wed, 01 April 2020, 09:18:35
Just got my shipping (EU). I'm giddy :)
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: psxndc on Wed, 01 April 2020, 11:19:07
What vendor did you guys buy from?
Edit: spelling

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NovelKeys here
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: joonia on Wed, 01 April 2020, 21:48:17
Will this be coming with the new gmk packaging/banderole?
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Emir on Thu, 02 April 2020, 12:48:22
WELL PLAYED DIXIE

Why are the icons dixie mods and not OG icon mods? That's the only reason I bought this.





oh, and enter mold is still off like the one in wob/bow icon mod kit
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Emir on Thu, 02 April 2020, 12:53:40
Will this be coming with the new gmk packaging/banderole?

Old tray and no banderole, not even stock GMK banderole like with handarbeit


and you now involuntarily own a set of dixie mods
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Vigrith on Thu, 02 April 2020, 13:03:04
WELL PLAYED DIXIE

Why the **** are the icons dixie mods and not OG icon mods? That's the only reason I bought this.





oh, and enter mold is ****ed like the one in wob/bow icon mod kit

April Fools?

If not then they're gonna have to have the whole thing remade - at least the modifiers.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: dimo on Thu, 02 April 2020, 13:03:51
WELL PLAYED DIXIE

Why the **** are the icons dixie mods and not OG icon mods? That's the only reason I bought this.





oh, and enter mold is ****ed like the one in wob/bow icon mod kit

April Fools?

If not then they're gonna have to have the whole thing remade - at least the modifiers.
haha


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Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Emir on Thu, 02 April 2020, 13:06:20
WELL PLAYED DIXIE

Why the **** are the icons dixie mods and not OG icon mods? That's the only reason I bought this.





oh, and enter mold is ****ed like the one in wob/bow icon mod kit

April Fools?

If not then they're gonna have to have the whole thing remade - at least the modifiers.

as if I would even think to joke about icon mods.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: joonia on Thu, 02 April 2020, 13:28:31
Will this be coming with the new gmk packaging/banderole?

Old tray and no banderole, not even stock GMK banderole like with handarbeit


and you now involuntarily own a set of dixie mods

pls no dixie mods  :'(
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Georgeotj on Thu, 02 April 2020, 13:31:43
Wasnít Dixie icons the plan the whole time though?


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Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: psxndc on Thu, 02 April 2020, 13:33:45
I'm confused too. As George said, they've always been that way.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Khers on Thu, 02 April 2020, 13:51:38
All renders show the set with OG icons, not dixie's centered ones.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Emir on Thu, 02 April 2020, 14:02:32
Wasnít Dixie icons the plan the whole time though?


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What? The whole time? The set IC'd long before dixie mods were a thing and I see no mention of it changing.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: eskimojo on Thu, 02 April 2020, 14:16:59
Render from OP:
(https://geekhack.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=101971.0;attach=224362;image)

Photo of set (not mine, credit goes to Koen of GMK Perestroika):
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/440449447743324182/695253970251284520/DSC02168.jpg)

The difference is especially obvious on the shifts and tab.
Title: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: psxndc on Thu, 02 April 2020, 14:20:47
[deleted] I see the issue now.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: eskimojo on Thu, 02 April 2020, 14:22:26
Sorry, I'm not trying to be obtuse, but what Dixie mods are centered? Thr icons in the renders all look like the ones I see on Dixies insta. Is there a recent Dixie set that has them centered? I totally acknowledge that I'm not in the know on things.


https://www.instagram.com/p/B8mEEoHnz2G/?igshid=11vol8ttp0mjv


https://www.instagram.com/p/B8r0vWOHcoG/?igshid=oomvrkqolbgd


https://www.instagram.com/p/B8ABfdqnzKm/?igshid=yw4qilytuxst
I believe they were introduced for 9009 r3, and were used for 8008. Not sure if other sets have used them yet.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Lil on Thu, 02 April 2020, 14:34:05
I'm sad about that tab key, I bought 3 sets rip


Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: ddnomad on Thu, 02 April 2020, 14:39:13
I just want my set to arrive (or at least get a shipping notification lol).

I do prefer Dixie mods but yeah, thatís prob unexpected for people who do not like them or want 1:1 stuff from the renders.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Georgeotj on Thu, 02 April 2020, 14:47:30
Wasnít Dixie icons the plan the whole time though?


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What? The whole time? The set IC'd long before dixie mods were a thing and I see no mention of it changing.


Oh damn, TIL what dixie mods are lol. Yeah I would be livid for an unannounced change like that.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: apejonk on Thu, 02 April 2020, 14:53:07
Not exactly a fan of dixie mods myself. Some clarification from briano1905 would be nice as this was not communicated as far as I know. #dixiedrama
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: joonia on Thu, 02 April 2020, 15:02:18
ahh so it do be true, im so bothered now
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Abhorrent Cell on Thu, 02 April 2020, 15:02:54
Kinda happy about the Dixie mods, though sucks in general. I just didn't realize renders show both a square and a circular esc legend. Was hoping for circle but I guess square won.

I was gonna stalk down some extras of base or micons, so if anyone wants to unload theirs you're welcome to hit me up.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: koenoe on Thu, 02 April 2020, 15:11:26
I personally don't mind the Dixie mods, but pretty bad to change a product after people bought it. Ouch.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: hineybush on Thu, 02 April 2020, 15:30:50
kekw

i guarantee that dixie does not have a say in sets that he doesn't design or run himself. bad luck

regardless it is a shame
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: LightningXI on Thu, 02 April 2020, 15:35:45
kekw

i guarantee that dixie does not have a say in sets that he doesn't design or run himself. bad luck

^dis. Dixie and Janglad introduced them with GMK 9009 R3, but it's basically fair game for anybody to use 'em

I prefer the original variant, but who cares if a designer wants to use a now common resource for every GMK set designer? Anyway, sucks if these were actually changed with no prior notice. Apart from all this, the Hiragana looks neat.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: jani80k on Thu, 02 April 2020, 15:55:42
maybe GMK made a mistake... wouldn't be surprised....
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Emir on Thu, 02 April 2020, 15:56:18
Of course I know Dixie had nothing to do with it

Briano, this isn't something you should do
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/621448063562678277/695375755777146890/unknown.png)

Yikes dude
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Vigrith on Thu, 02 April 2020, 16:00:46
I personally don't mind the dixie style mods but that tab key is definitely the most egregious part of the whole dealio - that is highly unfortunate.

If I had to guess, I'd say the error was probably on GMK's end? They might've used the wrong moulds by mistake or something, I find it highly unlikely that Briano would just randomly change his mind on what to go with without informing the community and prospect buyers, even if the moulds were available by the time the kits were locked in and submitted to them (which I don't think they were).

That said, and especially if it was on GMK's end, surely they'll have to be sending out replacement sets (or at the very least every single modifier key).

Edit: well so much for it being on GMK. That's pretty disturbing.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: eskimojo on Thu, 02 April 2020, 16:03:42
I personally don't mind the dixie style mods but that tab key is definitely the most egregious part of the whole dealio - that is highly unfortunate.
Tab key is actually correct according to Mike - it's single line in the kit render, but for some reason it was rendered with two arrows for the board renders. Seems to be a mistake on the part of runner/renderer.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: jani80k on Thu, 02 April 2020, 16:07:09
Of course I know Dixie had nothing to do with it

Briano, this isn't something you should do
Show Image
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/621448063562678277/695375755777146890/unknown.png)


Yikes dude

Briano, you got some 'splaining to do!  ;)

On a side note. If this was done on purpose, it must have been in good faith meant as some "last minute improvements".
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Abhorrent Cell on Thu, 02 April 2020, 16:24:35
Tab key is actually correct according to Mike - it's single line in the kit render, but for some reason it was rendered with two arrows for the board renders. Seems to be a mistake on the part of runner/renderer.

Same issue with the circular esc legend vs square esc legend.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: kekstee on Thu, 02 April 2020, 16:51:53
Yikes. An actual icon mod kit might sell well right now. Dixie mods just look like your worst dyesub nightmare.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Emir on Thu, 02 April 2020, 16:57:01
Yikes. An actual icon mod kit might sell well right now. Dixie mods just look like your worst dyesub nightmare.

Throw in a Dixie X novelty while you're at it
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: hansichen on Thu, 02 April 2020, 17:01:30
Wow, I'm impressed. Thankfully I changed my mind and didn't join it. Such people should be banned from group buys. It not only sucks for the people who joined the group buy but also for the vendors who promised to ship the product that people ordered...
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Thu, 02 April 2020, 19:34:14
Micon kit as expected?
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: bigapplepietart on Thu, 02 April 2020, 19:56:46
If anyone no longer wants their Dixie mods, I'll gladly trade for a set of WoB icon mods, or WoB text mods lol (also really want the R3 control icon key).
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Emir on Fri, 03 April 2020, 09:33:11
If anyone no longer wants their Dixie mods, I'll gladly trade for a set of WoB icon mods, or WoB text mods lol (also really want the R3 control icon key).

PMd
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: bigapplepietart on Fri, 03 April 2020, 10:21:38
If anyone no longer wants their Dixie mods, I'll gladly trade for a set of WoB icon mods, or WoB text mods lol (also really want the R3 control icon key).

PMd

Replied.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: udller on Fri, 03 April 2020, 11:58:53
im really sad to find out it hasn't got the mods it should have :( now ill have to buy another wob set :(
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: konstantin on Fri, 03 April 2020, 17:52:27
Photo of set (not mine, credit goes to Koen of GMK Perestroika):
Show Image
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/440449447743324182/695253970251284520/DSC02168.jpg)


Centered Caps and Shift but top-aligned Home, PgUp, PgDn. Yikes...
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Lyle88 on Sat, 04 April 2020, 01:58:08
Photo of set (not mine, credit goes to Koen of GMK Perestroika):
Show Image
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/440449447743324182/695253970251284520/DSC02168.jpg)


Centered Caps and Shift but top-aligned Home, PgUp, PgDn. Yikes...
Those keys being beside each other does look weird

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Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Lyle88 on Sat, 04 April 2020, 02:02:18
The Australian vendor site render shows all the correct icons, but top left aligned. Why they would change that I dunno

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Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Emir on Sat, 04 April 2020, 02:27:11
Photo of set (not mine, credit goes to Koen of GMK Perestroika):
Show Image
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/440449447743324182/695253970251284520/DSC02168.jpg)


Centered Caps and Shift but top-aligned Home, PgUp, PgDn. Yikes...

Funny part is that Dixie mods are so half assed. The goal was to be consistent and center, but they left out several mods that aren't centered. Those who they did center, aren't even optically centered anyway 😂 what was even the point, sigh. They sold them in as gods gift to mankind and I'm left speechless at how stupid the whole thing is.


Yikes man
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: psxndc on Sat, 04 April 2020, 03:07:13
Now that I've seen it, I can't unsee it. And I was so psyched for this set. :feelsbadman:
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: briano1905 on Sat, 04 April 2020, 05:20:36
Hi everyone,

Im glad to see some people are receiving their sets already and hope all of you will receive yours very soon :)

I also want to address the legend on the modifier keys that buyer found understandably as an unpleasant surprise

## Centered icon legends

I assume this is what people are saying when they say 'dixie mods' which was announced about a month before this set ran in 9009's r3 IC. I thought it was brilliant idea, it fixed the old legend alignment issue which bothered me a lot. I overlooked the controversy around the new icon placement because to me it seemed like a no brainer and that it was going to be the default for all future icon gmk sets (I was wrong). And I failed to inform the community, which was completely my mistake. I greatly apologize for those who were expecting this to come with the old legends.

## Escape and tab key

Initially, when the IC was first posted, it had a circular icon and standard 2 line tab key. The escape and tab key was changed during the IC stage https://imgur.com/a/CPpQGKx Then I got some new renders made to reflect the change. I did however made a mistake not making it obvious that the round escape key and two line tab key were no longer part of the set and kept old renders...

Again, I am sorry and regret the poor communication on my part
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Emir on Sat, 04 April 2020, 06:08:43
Hi everyone,

Im glad to see some people are receiving their sets already and hope all of you will receive yours very soon :)

I also want to address the legend on the modifier keys that buyer found understandably as an unpleasant surprise

## Centered icon legends

I assume this is what people are saying when they say 'dixie mods' which was announced about a month before this set ran in 9009's r3 IC. I thought it was brilliant idea, it fixed the old legend alignment issue which bothered me a lot. I overlooked the controversy around the new icon placement because to me it seemed like a no brainer and that it was going to be the default for all future icon gmk sets (I was wrong). And I failed to inform the community, which was completely my mistake. I greatly apologize for those who were expecting this to come with the old legends.

## Escape and tab key

Initially, when the IC was first posted, it had a circular icon and standard 2 line tab key. The escape and tab key was changed during the IC stage https://imgur.com/a/CPpQGKx Then I got some new renders made to reflect the change. I did however made a mistake not making it obvious that the round escape key and two line tab key were no longer part of the set and kept old renders...

Again, I am sorry and regret the poor communication on my part

this doesn't justify anything to me, what a weak "excuse". this is more like
"eheh woopsie, i felt like it, sucks to be u XDDDDD"

best of luck in the future. that's now two sets from you i've been disappointed, not going to be a third
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: koenoe on Sat, 04 April 2020, 06:32:20
I donít often agree with Emir, but have to agree this is a weak response.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: psxndc on Sat, 04 April 2020, 09:21:56

## Centered icon legends

I assume this is what people are saying when they say 'dixie mods' which was announced about a month before this set ran in 9009's r3 IC. I thought it was brilliant idea, it fixed the old legend alignment issue which bothered me a lot.

Sorry that I'm not as dialed into the process, and what came before, but I don't get what this "fixed" though. Now you have a set with most keys, including some mods, that are top left aligned and some that are center left aligned. The renders look consistent, so what was the issue that was "fixed"?
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: apejonk on Sat, 04 April 2020, 09:25:43
I said it here before, I'm not happy with the last-second-changes. But briano1905 showed up, apologized for the lack of communication and gave a look into his thought process. What else could he do? In an utopian world he could get the old style mods made and sent to every buyer out of his pocket but we all know this isn't gonna happen. And wouldn't happen with any other GB runner.

So all that is left now for those affected is to move on and for GB runners to learn from it.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Emir on Sat, 04 April 2020, 09:42:59
I said it here before, I'm not happy with the last-second-changes. But briano1905 showed up, apologized for the lack of communication and gave a look into his thought process. What else could he do? In an utopian world he could get the old style mods made and sent to every buyer out of his pocket but we all know this isn't gonna happen. And wouldn't happen with any other GB runner.

So all that is left now for those affected is to move on and for GB runners to learn from it.

You don't get it.

His apology doesn't read like he understands how INSANELY wrong it is to do this, regardless what the change is.

It reads more like "ah sorry didn't know people cared about mods", and even for that it's a bad apology. This isn't about specific mods, it's about selling one thing and delivering another - as I said it is incomprehensible to me that a runner would go and change something after people bought into it, and then present us with this pathetic excuse of an apology that shows zero remorse.

Imagine buying a TKL in brass, then suddenly you get an acrylic stack alice and the runner is like "sorry I thought it was an brilliant idea, alice is popular right, to me it seemed liek a no brainer (I was wrong)".
How'd you feel?
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: wil on Sat, 04 April 2020, 09:51:03
I thought it was brilliant idea, it fixed the old legend alignment issue which bothered me a lot. I overlooked the controversy around the new icon placement because to me it seemed like a no brainer and that it was going to be the default for all future icon gmk sets (I was wrong).

(https://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/images/6/60/standards.png)
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: alpaone on Sat, 04 April 2020, 09:59:20
I'd also be up for trading if someone wants to get rid of their dixie mods and tab for the WoB icon mods and tab.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Emir on Sat, 04 April 2020, 10:01:14
I'd also be up for trading if someone wants to get rid of their dixie mods and tab for the WoB icon mods and tab.

PM
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Lyle88 on Sat, 04 April 2020, 10:32:00
I have to agree with the sentiment here. It's pretty poor form for a GB runner to make a design change after everyone has joined the GB. This will be my first and last briano GB probably

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Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Vigrith on Sat, 04 April 2020, 10:45:32
In an utopian world he could get the old style mods made and sent to every buyer out of his pocket but we all know this isn't gonna happen. And wouldn't happen with any other GB runner.

Oh word?
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Abhorrent Cell on Sat, 04 April 2020, 11:08:46
So is there a proposed resolution? Or everyone is just stuck with something they were not promised and that's it?
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: apejonk on Sat, 04 April 2020, 13:28:11
It reads more like "ah sorry didn't know people cared about mods", and even for that it's a bad apology. This isn't about specific mods, it's about selling one thing and delivering another - as I said it is incomprehensible to me that a runner would go and change something after people bought into it, and then present us with this pathetic excuse of an apology that shows zero remorse.
I really understand. Like I said before, I too would much rather have old style mods and would have thought again if I should buy this set if I would have known this before making a buy. But let's be honest, even if he would go to Canossa, it will not change the fact that the set is what it is.

Oh word?
Simple economics tells me that is is not feasible. If we price this salvage kit really low at $20 and add $10 for shipping this would be a whooping $10,440 at 348 sets. Not going to happen. I don't know how much briano1905 made with this set but if it's something near this amount I have to start an IC right now.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Abhorrent Cell on Sat, 04 April 2020, 15:46:18
I sure as hell don't know what a possible resolution could be. I've only been in this hobby a few years, so I don't understand the ins-n-outs. Maybe I'm wrong here, but from my perspective it seems sad that a deception was made by the runner, allowed by the vendor, and there is not a single consequence or resolution. People can't even file a PayPal dispute because of the time limit.

It's obviously a petty issue overall because it's just keycaps we're talking about here. I didn't even get in on the group buy. I just have friends who did and they're pretty pissed, and I can already see they just have to accept it, feel like they got cheated or at least lied to and move on. People have made posts about lessons learned, but the lesson being imparted here seems to be that people can get away with stuff like this (changing based on what you want rather than what everyone paid for) and all consequence would go on the consumer with virtually none on the responsible parties.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Emir on Sat, 04 April 2020, 16:05:49
Yeah that's another aspect, the vendors places the orders, why did no vendor step in? All of them have experience, blame is on them too. Expected more from respectable vendors like novelkeys.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: joonia on Sat, 04 April 2020, 16:31:42
I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed
(https://www.dailydot.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/drake-800x400.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Vigrith on Sat, 04 April 2020, 16:56:35
Yeah that's another aspect, the vendors places the orders, why did no vendor step in? All of them have experience, blame is on them too. Expected more from respectable vendors like novelkeys.

I mean I'm all for holding people accountable and I would like to think I'd also find it a little strange if a change was made so late into the process, but as per what Novelkeys seemingly said (the post linked a while back explaining what had happened) it appears as though he/they just expected Briano to have had communicated the changes to the community and buyers or not thought much of it - I don't think it really is on the vendors/proxies or on GMK to double check that the person designing and pushing the set forward from its inception is not (un)willingly deceiving the customer, considering the amount of workload everyone involved on that end faces it probably didn't even occur to them that that might be a thing.

I don't fault anyone for that personally.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: eskimojo on Sat, 04 April 2020, 17:54:14
Yeah that's another aspect, the vendors places the orders, why did no vendor step in? All of them have experience, blame is on them too. Expected more from respectable vendors like novelkeys.

It's pretty normal for the designer to be expected to handle comms when it comes to set changes. Vendors very rarely communicate regarding the design of the set.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: udller on Sat, 04 April 2020, 17:56:53
maybe we should get a final finalised render of the set kits before payments are sent to gmk so we know EXACTLY what we will be getting.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: psxndc on Sat, 04 April 2020, 19:15:18
maybe we should get a final finalised render of the set kits before payments are sent to gmk so we know EXACTLY what we will be getting.
... final render? Bruh, my set will be physically in my hands on Monday. Money was sent to gmk long ago.
Title: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Georgeotj on Sat, 04 April 2020, 19:22:29
maybe we should get a final finalised render of the set kits before payments are sent to gmk so we know EXACTLY what we will be getting.
... final render? Bruh, my set will be physically in my hands on Monday. Money was sent to gmk long ago.
Heís talking about future buys. But the kits were present in the GB, problem is that the keyboard renders didnít show those differences and even then there were more changes done


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Title: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: psxndc on Sat, 04 April 2020, 19:23:59
Got it. My b.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: MrCoolPants on Sun, 05 April 2020, 01:53:06
Talk about a disappointment... Well guess I know which future gbs to steer clear of.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Emir on Sun, 05 April 2020, 04:48:33
Yeah that's another aspect, the vendors places the orders, why did no vendor step in? All of them have experience, blame is on them too. Expected more from respectable vendors like novelkeys.

It's pretty normal for the designer to be expected to handle comms when it comes to set changes. Vendors very rarely communicate regarding the design of the set.

I'm not asking the vendor to communicate in the thread. What I was expecting of these well renowned vendors was once they got information about such a drastic change last minute before the order, to ask the designer "oh ok, did you let everyone know?"
If that is too much to ask, then I don't know. Of course there are varying levels of vendors and how much they care about products they are selling, all I'm saying is that I expected more from Mike which I expect was the one who spoke to GMK about the change. :)
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Nujabez0 on Sun, 05 April 2020, 07:21:22
So is anything going to be done about this issue ? Like yeah you've given us an explanation to your last second undisclosed decision, and an apology is given. That still doesn't matter to some of us that specifically bought this set expecting the initial renders icons. Is something going to be done about this?
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: hkiri on Sun, 05 April 2020, 07:58:03
If anyone wants to sell their set (not just the mods), I'm happy to take it off your hands!
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: placebo guy on Sun, 05 April 2020, 10:24:42
So is anything going to be done about this issue ? Like yeah you've given us an explanation to your last second undisclosed decision, and an apology is given. That still doesn't matter to some of us that specifically bought this set expecting the initial renders icons. Is something going to be done about this?

Nothing is going to get done. We take it in the bung hole and wait for someone to run a new Group Buy in a year or so with the proper aligned mods.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: lunr on Sun, 05 April 2020, 12:40:54
I would rather burn it to hell.

Throw in a Dixie X novelty while you're at it

Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: ProlificPanda on Tue, 07 April 2020, 19:59:54
Wait, so the designer/runner comes here and plainly admits that the kits were not delivered as expected but offers absolutely no resolution to the problem? How is that even a thing?

You're making money off the backs of other people and you messed up. Time to fix your mistake.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Emir on Wed, 08 April 2020, 00:58:04
Wait, so the designer/runner comes here and plainly admits that the kits were not delivered as expected but offers absolutely no resolution to the problem? How is that even a thing?

You're making money off the backs of other people and you messed up. Time to fix your mistake.


Yes that's the reality of it. They're not going to buy out an icon kit for everyone.

Idk what novel keys does but mykeyboard offers a refund if you so wish. I was lucky enough to find a mod trade with someone from the thread so you could try that too. It'll leave you feeling sorry for the dude you're trading with though, handing over disgusting sacrilegous mods that don't even do what they're supposed to do, ew.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Shinigamii on Thu, 09 April 2020, 14:28:17
My base kit came in a few days ago and it did not have the packaging with the art on it, I apologize if I missed something, but was there a memo about them not sending those, or did they just not end up creating them?
Title: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Georgeotj on Thu, 09 April 2020, 14:29:35
My base kit came in a few days ago and it did not have the packaging with the art on it, I apologize if I missed something, but was there a memo about them not sending those, or did they just not end up creating them?


GMK forgot the set had a bandolier
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: udller on Thu, 09 April 2020, 16:58:04
gmk not wanting to put there branding on the set? do they hate the mismatched mods as well ?
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Thu, 09 April 2020, 16:58:27
My base kit came in a few days ago and it did not have the packaging with the art on it, I apologize if I missed something, but was there a memo about them not sending those, or did they just not end up creating them?

Mgsickler mentioned this prior to the mods kerfluffle, itís the 5th post down on page 3. I think you oughta get the art as a desktop background or something...
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: nasp on Thu, 09 April 2020, 17:14:39
gmk not wanting to put there branding on the set? do they hate the mismatched mods as well ?

As posted numerous times in this thread, the mods are a direct result of the designer. GMK did not choose those mods, instead the designer decided which mods were to be used.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: honoka on Sat, 11 April 2020, 09:32:58
let your vendors know you are dissaponted and ask for a resolution from them. the actual transaction and business was made with them. hopefully they will be able to resolve it with the designer who is clearly at fault
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Hamel on Sun, 12 April 2020, 01:19:04
Photographs from friend of mine who joined this GB :

Have to say that its quite disappointing to see

1. No banderole

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2. Blurry enter mods

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3. Smudged & Shiny alphas as if they've been used

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Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Emir on Sun, 12 April 2020, 01:55:47
Photographs from friend of mine who joined this GB :

Have to say that its quite disappointing to see

1. No banderole

(Attachment Link)

2. Blurry enter mods

(Attachment Link)

3. Smudged & Shiny alphas as if they've been used

(Attachment Link)

Was your friend sold a refunded set?
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Hamel on Sun, 12 April 2020, 02:39:32
Photographs from friend of mine who joined this GB :

Have to say that its quite disappointing to see

1. No banderole

(Attachment Link)

2. Blurry enter mods

(Attachment Link)

3. Smudged & Shiny alphas as if they've been used

(Attachment Link)

Was your friend sold a refunded set?
Brand new from Novelkeys, well at least that was what he's been told

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Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Kohsta on Sun, 12 April 2020, 14:34:05
This is what my brand new set looked like:

 
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: LevelSteam on Wed, 15 April 2020, 10:32:42
Photographs from friend of mine who joined this GB :

Have to say that its quite disappointing to see

1. No banderole

(Attachment Link)

2. Blurry enter mods

(Attachment Link)

3. Smudged & Shiny alphas as if they've been used

(Attachment Link)

Holy crap that enter key is a big yikes  :eek:
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: SuddenlyDonkey on Wed, 15 April 2020, 15:37:19
Mine looks similar. I ended up going with Micons though.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: MrCoolPants on Wed, 15 April 2020, 20:26:12
big sad i didn't get in on the micons now..
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: psxndc on Wed, 15 April 2020, 20:30:19
big sad i didn't get in on the micons now..
There will be extras.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: apejonk on Fri, 17 April 2020, 14:09:14
So the WoB/BoW Icon extension kit group buy get their replacement caps. What about us?
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: eskimojo on Fri, 17 April 2020, 15:07:44
So the WoB/BoW Icon extension kit group buy get their replacement caps. What about us?
That was a mistake on GMK's part, which this was not. GMK produced the caps as specified to them.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: apejonk on Fri, 17 April 2020, 17:24:16
That was a mistake on GMK's part, which this was not. GMK produced the caps as specified to them.
I'm talking about the fact that we seem to have recieved the same Enter keys and I guess Shift keys.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: ProlificPanda on Fri, 17 April 2020, 23:29:46
So, GMK WOB/BOW Extension is getting fixed, what is going on with this group buy??
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: nappis on Sat, 18 April 2020, 00:21:06
We should get new keys as well. The enter key is horrible.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Emir on Sat, 18 April 2020, 05:06:12
If they're remaking keys, how about remaking with the icons that we were sold. :)
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Coneree on Mon, 20 April 2020, 02:01:54
No packaging art, not shrink wrapped, already shiny keycaps, mods changed after the GB concluded...what's going on here? Who is responsible, who is going to make this right, and what am I to do as the consumer? I'm just SOL now?

How hard is communication? The reply posted by the runner is basically just an "oops, sorry" reply with no resolution.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: nappis on Mon, 20 April 2020, 02:37:16
No packaging art, not shrink wrapped, already shiny keycaps, mods changed after the GB concluded...what's going on here? Who is responsible, who is going to make this right, and what am I to do as the consumer? I'm just SOL now?

How hard is communication? The reply posted by the runner is basically just an "oops, sorry" reply with no resolution.

This **** will continue as long as GMK, vendors and designers get their money.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Emir on Mon, 20 April 2020, 02:47:16
No packaging art, not shrink wrapped, already shiny keycaps, mods changed after the GB concluded...what's going on here? Who is responsible, who is going to make this right, and what am I to do as the consumer? I'm just SOL now?

How hard is communication? The reply posted by the runner is basically just an "oops, sorry" reply with no resolution.

It won't be resolved, they don't care. They were paid, just move on :)
Title: Re: [GB] GMK WoB Hiragana (CLOSED)
Post by: Nvmbra on Fri, 01 May 2020, 11:23:48
Mini GB:

Sorry for the lack of updates.

In April a lot of things went wrong but at least I have internet now. My setup is still in boxes so I'm a bit slow to respond. If you need a reply quickly, message me on discord.

Everything's packed I just need the labels that should have arrived last week. Looks like my new address was not deliverable until just now so I'll sort that out on Monday. I will reorder them in case they're lost.
Shipping should start a week later(next week) and all updates will be put on the form from now on. I'll include the countries I'm currently unable to send it to on there too and I'll hold on to those packages until I can send them to you.

TL;DR: Shipping starts a week later(next week), all info and updates will be on the form from now on.