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Title: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris | NOW LIVE!
Post by: S3LQ on Wed, 30 September 2020, 12:46:34
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Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: S3LQ on Wed, 30 September 2020, 12:48:54
Hey everyone! A discord (https://discord.gg/FDkNfsV) has been made for updates regarding this and other projects I have.

I will still use this IC thread to keep you updated. But if you have any questions or similar, feel free to also ask in the discord!

Thanks!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: Capsy on Wed, 30 September 2020, 12:50:57
Looks nice.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: FaKe_VirTual on Wed, 30 September 2020, 12:56:35

This has to be the fastes Set to be ever made

Looks dope and GLWIC!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: sourmk on Wed, 30 September 2020, 12:59:25
Nice work
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Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: pngu on Wed, 30 September 2020, 13:03:27
nice gmk terminal
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: S3LQ on Wed, 30 September 2020, 13:05:48
Nice work
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Hey! I'm aware GMK Wasabi is similar to my design but I've gone through color matching and found a different, more brighter, and neon ish color to fit my Aurora theme and to be different from wasabi. I do also not provide any sub-legends
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Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: sourmk on Wed, 30 September 2020, 13:07:46
Nice work
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Hey! I'm aware GMK Wasabi is similar to my design but I've gone through color matching and found a different, more brighter, and neon ish color to fit my Aurora theme and to be different from wasabi. I do also not provide any sub-legends
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So if I wanted to run Wasabi with no subs, I'd be ripping you off now?
Would have been proper of you to be like, hey doing this.. But who cares about being proper, right?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: S3LQ on Wed, 30 September 2020, 13:08:25
nice gmk terminal
Also color matched with gmk terminal to make it different.
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Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: S3LQ on Wed, 30 September 2020, 13:10:58
Nice work
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Hey! I'm aware GMK Wasabi is similar to my design but I've gone through color matching and found a different, more brighter, and neon ish color to fit my Aurora theme and to be different from wasabi. I do also not provide any sub-legends
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After doing my matching with other sets I found big enough differences to not reach out to the other creators because I felt like that was not needed. If this is something you take to heart and do not like, feel free to send me a direct message and we can talk this through


So if I wanted to run Wasabi with no subs, I'd be ripping you off now?
Would have been proper of you to be like, hey doing this.. But who cares about being proper, right?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: finalarcadia on Wed, 30 September 2020, 13:11:52
Lol didn't know wasabi or whatever was the owner of green on black. Nice set btw, love the novelties.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: S3LQ on Wed, 30 September 2020, 13:14:07
Lol didn't know wasabi or whatever was the owner of green on black. Nice set btw, love the novelties.

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I understand he can see similarities, but claiming a colorway is different. I appreciate your support!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: Balloz on Wed, 30 September 2020, 13:18:17
God job! <3
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: Baionlenja on Wed, 30 September 2020, 13:22:04
Keyboard hobby speedrun  :eek:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: sourmk on Wed, 30 September 2020, 13:30:05
My issue with you is more along the lines of the fact that you run a designer discord, and have written up a guide to IC's, yet you couldn't do a quick DM, and been like hey I'm running this. I do not claim colorway ownership, let's calm down. There is a proper way to conduct yourself though, considering the double-edged sword you are putting out into the hobby.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: thatkoaladoe on Wed, 30 September 2020, 13:30:52
reserved
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: S3LQ on Wed, 30 September 2020, 13:33:48
My issue with you is more along the lines of the fact that you run a designer discord, and have written up a guide to IC's, yet you couldn't do a quick DM, and been like hey I'm running this. I do not claim colorway ownership, let's calm down. There is a proper way to conduct yourself though, considering the double-edged sword you are putting out into the hobby.
Don't want any misunderstanding nor arguments going. But I do not own any sort of designer discord, but you are right. Contacting you is something I should've done beforehand!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: NoThankYou on Wed, 30 September 2020, 13:36:25
Looks amazing!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: Swishy on Wed, 30 September 2020, 13:39:28
My issue with you is more along the lines of the fact that you run a designer discord, and have written up a guide to IC's, yet you couldn't do a quick DM, and been like hey I'm running this. I do not claim colorway ownership, let's calm down. There is a proper way to conduct yourself though, considering the double-edged sword you are putting out into the hobby.
Small correction I own the designer discord and run it and I wrote the guide.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: Bhk1004 on Wed, 30 September 2020, 14:10:33
Looks great.  I think you did right not asking for permission, there is absolutely 0 reason its needed.

Color nazi's seriously need to go f off.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: dklein on Wed, 30 September 2020, 14:20:48
I like the concept and I like the way the set looks, but I don't feel like the set reflects the theme. Given the name "Aurora Borealis" I honestly was expecting shades of green, blue, and purple.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: eskimojo on Wed, 30 September 2020, 14:21:42
I won't be joining as I don't like GMK caps, but I think the green you've chosen is super nice.

I'd like to see Sour's patent for the concept of green on black, especially since as pointed out, sets such as GMK Terminal and DCS Midnight existed first.

Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: Capsy on Wed, 30 September 2020, 14:23:19
I won't be joining as I don't like GMK caps, but I think the green you've chosen is super nice.

I'd like to see Sour's patent for the concept of green on black, especially since as pointed out, Terminal existed first.
Terminal was green on dark grey, bro.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: sourmk on Wed, 30 September 2020, 14:25:05
Blowing this way out of proportion. When I ran a set that looked like other sets, I reached out to let them know. Not see the IC, be surprised by it, and screw other designers. Terminal was green on grey. These are both green on black. So slightly more similar. Would have been nice and respectful to get a little DM. Not a big ask.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: eskimojo on Wed, 30 September 2020, 14:25:11
I won't be joining as I don't like GMK caps, but I think the green you've chosen is super nice.

I'd like to see Sour's patent for the concept of green on black, especially since as pointed out, Terminal existed first.
Terminal was green on dark grey, bro.
N9 is just light black and I will stand by that opinion
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: S3LQ on Wed, 30 September 2020, 14:26:22
I like the concept and I like the way the set looks, but I don't feel like the set reflects the theme. Given the name "Aurora Borealis" I honestly was expecting shades of green, blue, and purple.

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You may also want to fix your form, currently you can only select one additional kit you'd like to see added

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Hey! The set is self will be fairly basic, but with the additional deskmats (working on an illustrated one) where the assents will bring the theme even further. But thanks for the heads up on the sheets, will fix!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: NoPunIn10Did on Wed, 30 September 2020, 14:32:09
Blowing this way out of proportion. When I ran a set that looked like other sets, I reached out to let them know. Not see the IC, be surprised by it, and screw other designers. Terminal was green on grey. These are both green on black. So slightly more similar. Would have been nice and respectful to get a little DM. Not a big ask.

With all due respect, you also could have sent a little DM instead of calling out someone on a public forum.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: S3LQ on Wed, 30 September 2020, 14:34:51
Blowing this way out of proportion. When I ran a set that looked like other sets, I reached out to let them know. Not see the IC, be surprised by it, and screw other designers. Terminal was green on grey. These are both green on black. So slightly more similar. Would have been nice and respectful to get a little DM. Not a big ask.

With all due respect, you also could have sent a little DM instead of calling out someone on a public forum.
Me and Sour have talked in DM's and we've fixed the situation. No difficulties and I'll keep on with the set  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: L8T on Wed, 30 September 2020, 14:43:39
I agree with dklein, there are not enough colors in this set to portray auroras. Even a blue or purple accent kit will fix that tho, so gl with the run :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: S3LQ on Wed, 30 September 2020, 15:08:06
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Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: Bl4ck on Wed, 30 September 2020, 15:14:23
Well first off, while I am not really a buyer because GMK, but great work once again S3LQ.

While I agree with dklein, I also feel like the real deal for the theme would be a gradient set :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: S3LQ on Wed, 30 September 2020, 15:15:13
I agree with dklein, there are not enough colors in this set to portray auroras. Even a blue or purple accent kit will fix that tho, so gl with the run :)
Thanks for the feedback. I've gotten some requests to bring in more colors. So will be looking into adding an accent kit with fitting colors!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: Voidec on Wed, 30 September 2020, 15:16:20
amazing colors and design, I'm all in
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: CoolMike on Wed, 30 September 2020, 19:49:05
Very very excited for this set.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: loop | esc lab on Wed, 30 September 2020, 20:00:33
Why are all the nice minimal-looking sets all dark-color based :(

Love the color choice. But don't love the black base.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: JRWJR on Wed, 30 September 2020, 21:53:40
Kinda of reminds me of dcs midnight.

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Title: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: psxndc on Wed, 30 September 2020, 23:08:14
Not gonna happen with GMK's MOQ, but some funky alphas (Icelandic?) would be a fun addition.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: loop | esc lab on Thu, 01 October 2020, 00:13:50
I won't be joining as I don't like GMK caps, but I think the green you've chosen is super nice.

I'd like to see Sour's patent for the concept of green on black, especially since as pointed out, Terminal existed first.
Terminal was green on dark grey, bro.
N9 is just light black and I will stand by that opinion

Everyone relax.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: uxxsam on Thu, 01 October 2020, 00:31:04
Aka GMK Hammerhead
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: S3LQ on Thu, 01 October 2020, 00:36:56
Aka GMK Hammerhead
fairly big difference
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: aadk5 on Thu, 01 October 2020, 01:06:28
I like the concept and I like the way the set looks, but I don't feel like the set reflects the theme. Given the name "Aurora Borealis" I honestly was expecting shades of green, blue, and purple.

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Well first off, while I am not really a buyer because GMK, but great work once again S3LQ.

While I agree with dklein, I also feel like the real deal for the theme would be a gradient set :)

I feel like this set is just asking for gradient legends, even just different shades of green if you were particularly attached to the color. As it stands right now, there just isn't enough color for it to be based on auroras in my opinion
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: S3LQ on Thu, 01 October 2020, 01:11:39
I like the concept and I like the way the set looks, but I don't feel like the set reflects the theme. Given the name "Aurora Borealis" I honestly was expecting shades of green, blue, and purple.

Show Image
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You may also want to fix your form, currently you can only select one additional kit you'd like to see added

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Well first off, while I am not really a buyer because GMK, but great work once again S3LQ.

While I agree with dklein, I also feel like the real deal for the theme would be a gradient set :)

I feel like this set is just asking for gradient legends, even just different shades of green if you were particularly attached to the color. As it stands right now, there just isn't enough color for it to be based on auroras in my opinion
Working on an accent kit, got some renders ready but need to work a bit more on the colors!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: aadk5 on Thu, 01 October 2020, 01:13:45
Working on an accent kit, got some renders ready but need to work a bit more on the colors!

That's awesome; the deskmat is amazing by the way
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: yui on Thu, 01 October 2020, 01:21:58
Depending on the finances at the time of the groupbuy would buy a base kit with iso and deskmat, nice color way, i like that green much better than wasabi
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: steezkeez on Thu, 01 October 2020, 01:56:59
v nice
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: hark on Thu, 01 October 2020, 02:10:30
I like the concept and I like the way the set looks, but I don't feel like the set reflects the theme. Given the name "Aurora Borealis" I honestly was expecting shades of green, blue, and purple.

Show Image
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You may also want to fix your form, currently you can only select one additional kit you'd like to see added

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(https://i.imgur.com/jnpfK69.png)



I agree with dkline, I'd like to see maybe purple or blue colours, I'm not sure how though. Either way this set looks great!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: riku. on Thu, 01 October 2020, 05:07:11
which board is that in the first render?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: S3LQ on Thu, 01 October 2020, 05:52:49
I like the concept and I like the way the set looks, but I don't feel like the set reflects the theme. Given the name "Aurora Borealis" I honestly was expecting shades of green, blue, and purple.

Show Image
(https://media.irishpost.co.uk/uploads/2020/09/23152426/GettyImages-1177141282.jpg)


You may also want to fix your form, currently you can only select one additional kit you'd like to see added

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/jnpfK69.png)

Working on adding a purple/pink ish color and maybe a blue ish color to an additional accent kit!

I agree with dkline, I'd like to see maybe purple or blue colours, I'm not sure how though. Either way this set looks great!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: Nonnegaard on Thu, 01 October 2020, 05:56:05
My issue with you is more along the lines of the fact that you run a designer discord, and have written up a guide to IC's, yet you couldn't do a quick DM, and been like hey I'm running this. I do not claim colorway ownership, let's calm down. There is a proper way to conduct yourself though, considering the double-edged sword you are putting out into the hobby.

Calm your tits, its not the same set, and he is not stealing from you. Whats this turning to, "oh youre running a gmk set so you are copying gmk wasabi".
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: VXQN on Thu, 01 October 2020, 06:06:19
Pretty sure GMK's CR is owned exclusively by drop for their WoB sets. Have you cleared this with the designer of that set?

/s

Set looks nice! I like the colour and think it fits the theme well (not every set needs loads of colours) but personally I think the novelties need a little work.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: Vigrith on Thu, 01 October 2020, 08:43:35
Kinda of reminds me of dcs midnight.

This is what it reminded me of right away - not a bad thing, I love DCS Midnight.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: S3LQ on Thu, 01 October 2020, 10:41:07
Why are all the nice minimal-looking sets all dark-color based :(

Love the color choice. But don't love the black base.
Make sure to fill out the form with the request of a light base. Going through all feedback and taking everything into consideration!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: leexy on Thu, 01 October 2020, 10:46:51
great looking set + deskmat
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: leavenember on Thu, 01 October 2020, 12:11:15
quite interesting. Honestly, I'd like to see more in the novelties kit, whether it be more caps or more designs, and perhaps the deskmat isn't as great as it could be. The colors are quite nice, but I'd definitely like to see a little more in these two areas.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: atlanticise on Thu, 01 October 2020, 12:13:54
Loving the desk mat but I agree with the rest on adding more colours! I also find the novelties a little strangle, the minimalism comes off as vaguely tech-y when it should be very nature themed imo. Of course it must be hard trying to stick to the theme... but Iíd do away with the minimal wave/dot stuff and try for some, idk, trees to match the mountains? Maybe moon and stars, or an owl/wolf? Just throwing out some ideas (:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: bd_slade on Thu, 01 October 2020, 12:55:15
Beautiful colour for the green; fantastic set! I definitely agree with the folks that think a little splash more colour like purple and/or blue text options for the enter/spacebar/esc keys would really bring it together! Following!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Accent Kit Added!
Post by: S3LQ on Thu, 01 October 2020, 15:02:24
Hey everyone! After some feedback about missing colors to fulfill the Aurora theme, I've added an accent kit with matching colors. Done some color matching to see what would look good together with the Pantone 339 Green. Thanks to Bachoo and Snurrebassen for fast and great renders!

(https://i.imgur.com/R8MuSob.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/zYGG8uX.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/IHrN7Kv.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/MlwIQtU.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Accent Kit Added!
Post by: beigeandbrown on Thu, 01 October 2020, 15:21:47
I feel like a deep navy similar to GMK Deep navy's color would have been a much better color choice than black.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Accent Kit Added!
Post by: S3LQ on Thu, 01 October 2020, 15:29:43
I feel like a deep navy similar to GMK Deep navy's color would have been a much better color choice than black.
Would have been too similar to GMK Hammerhead, that's deep navy alphas with similar green/teal legends
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Accent Kit Added!
Post by: nvh2092 on Thu, 01 October 2020, 16:40:06
How about the deep green for mods in base kit, I think the base kit does not represent enough the aurora vide, still need some color-transitions?  :D Also, lighter color accents would be better imo, lighter purple for example would suit aurora more.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Accent Kit Added!
Post by: mrpetrov on Thu, 01 October 2020, 23:07:26
absolute must have set for me, great work!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Accent Kit Added!
Post by: yui on Fri, 02 October 2020, 00:48:42
How about the deep green for mods in base kit, I think the base kit does not represent enough the aurora vide, still need some color-transitions?  :D Also, lighter color accents would be better imo, lighter purple for example would suit aurora more.
i do agree than in their current state the accents do not look interesting to me, with lighter colors they would be although to me the green look perfect, just that the purple and blue are not vivid enough to match it.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Accent Kit Added!
Post by: S3LQ on Fri, 02 October 2020, 11:52:02
How about the deep green for mods in base kit, I think the base kit does not represent enough the aurora vide, still need some color-transitions?  :D Also, lighter color accents would be better imo, lighter purple for example would suit aurora more.
i do agree than in their current state the accents do not look interesting to me, with lighter colors they would be although to me the green look perfect, just that the purple and blue are not vivid enough to match it.
Working on adding a gradient colorway, will replace the current accent kit!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Accent Kit Added!
Post by: L8T on Fri, 02 October 2020, 12:53:38
How about the deep green for mods in base kit, I think the base kit does not represent enough the aurora vide, still need some color-transitions?  :D Also, lighter color accents would be better imo, lighter purple for example would suit aurora more.
i do agree than in their current state the accents do not look interesting to me, with lighter colors they would be although to me the green look perfect, just that the purple and blue are not vivid enough to match it.
Working on adding a gradient colorway, will replace the current accent kit!

Awesome! I think gradient is the way to go for this set too, like the numrow legends being deep blue instead of green and the f-row being deep purple if gmk can do that! Also kudos for taking the feedback and making changes so fast!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Gradient Mod Kit Update!
Post by: S3LQ on Sat, 03 October 2020, 12:43:55
Update

With help from snurrebassen and bachoo with rendering and help from Vitrual with the idea behind this kit, I represent a gradient mod kit. Featuring only GMK stock colors, colors that symbolize the Aurora theme better then the previous accent kit.


(https://i.imgur.com/j52OvED.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/Gpn213l.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/iTXzwd5.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/clt2DuH.png)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Gradient Mod Kit Update!
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Sat, 03 October 2020, 13:11:13
A mod kit with 5 colors, even stock, is still gonna be...105 USD or up? More?

I own DSA borealis and love it. Why not lean in, do a whole gradient base kit?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Gradient Mod Kit Update!
Post by: dklein on Sat, 03 October 2020, 13:12:05
Love the updated mods kit! Any chance it could be a second base kit instead? I think both are strong choices and making a full base kit out of the alt mods would definitely hit MOQ
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Gradient Mod Kit Update!
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Sat, 03 October 2020, 13:12:58
Double post, sorry
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Gradient Mod Kit Update!
Post by: S3LQ on Sat, 03 October 2020, 13:22:49
A mod kit with 5 colors, even stock, is still gonna be...105 USD or up? More?

I own DSA borealis and love it. Why not lean in, do a whole gradient base kit?
This is mainly a consept to show the gradient, an additional gradient base kit instead of the mod kit is for sure something that will be taken into considoration. Aware of the cost with the amount of colors in the kit, so need to figure something out!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Gradient Mod Kit Update!
Post by: aadk5 on Sat, 03 October 2020, 19:00:28
That gradient is nice! Great job
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Gradient Mod Kit Update!
Post by: hark on Sun, 04 October 2020, 01:52:25
Oh wow I really love the new mod colours!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Gradient Mod Kit Update!
Post by: S3LQ on Sun, 04 October 2020, 10:37:29
That gradient is nice! Great job
Cheers, checking the interest around the kit before we make any final decision!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Gradient Mod Kit Update!
Post by: nvh2092 on Sun, 04 October 2020, 11:38:55
That gradient is nice! Great job
Cheers, checking the interest around the kit before we make any final decision!
I see a second ~` key and also a second |\ key in the base kit with the same color of those already in the main layout. I propose changing the color of those second keys to the accent color. It may create some new impression for the vibe. Also, a single-color mods with the color different than black-lightgreen, maybe a color of transition from black to light green would be good as well imo. Anyway, thanks for making good keyset, I bought your evil dolch, I will definitely buy this too  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Gradient Mod Kit Update!
Post by: Balloz on Sun, 04 October 2020, 16:58:18
That gradient is nice! Great job
Cheers, checking the interest around the kit before we make any final decision!
I see a second ~` key and also a second |\ key in the base kit with the same color of those already in the main layout. I propose changing the color of those second keys to the accent color. It may create some new impression for the vibe. Also, a single-color mods with the color different than black-lightgreen, maybe a color of transition from black to light green would be good as well imo. Anyway, thanks for making good keyset, I bought your evil dolch, I will definitely buy this too  :thumb:

It would be better to have 2 of the same keys, if you want to mix different GMK kits like GMK bow alphas and GMK Aurora Polaris. Price would be a different story though.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Gradient Mod Kit Update!
Post by: spoob on Sun, 04 October 2020, 21:05:23
will this come with a 2.0u left shift? I don't see one
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Gradient Mod Kit Update!
Post by: Anthixious on Mon, 05 October 2020, 03:13:15
I am in love with the deskmats, the stars and aurora will be amazing to just stare at. Love the updates to the set!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Gradient Mod Kit Update!
Post by: yui on Mon, 05 October 2020, 03:35:23
nice new colors

and there seem to be a 2u shift, just next to the right one...
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Gradient Mod Kit Update!
Post by: S3LQ on Mon, 05 October 2020, 03:41:43
nice new colors

and there seem to be a 2u shift, just next to the right one...
Yes! There is a 2u shift, the colors seem to work better. But we are still working on it. With the number of colors used, the price will be fairly high. So still working on this!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Gradient Mod Kit Update!
Post by: paulgali on Mon, 05 October 2020, 04:42:56
Sort of reminds me of DCS midnight. I dig it!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Gradient Mod Kit Update!
Post by: konstantin on Mon, 05 October 2020, 07:24:36
The gradient mods kit will need an extra R4 1u Fn key in the bottom row color.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Gradient Mod Kit Update!
Post by: S3LQ on Mon, 05 October 2020, 07:53:54
The gradient mods kit will need an extra R4 1u Fn key in the bottom row color.
That will be fixed, need to do a few adjustments to the gradient kit!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - GB December 1st
Post by: bd_slade on Mon, 05 October 2020, 07:58:25
The new accent kit is gorgeous! Fantastic work!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - GB December 1st
Post by: KT-afk on Mon, 05 October 2020, 10:51:36
Possible to get ilumkb or monokei as a vendor as well? This set looks so good, but the shipping fee from kbdfans is quite unfortunate.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - GB December 1st
Post by: noorejji on Mon, 05 October 2020, 14:47:39
Just make the gradient mods the base.

Lykke til
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - GB December 1st
Post by: DrHigsby on Mon, 05 October 2020, 15:06:57
Hi there, very cool set ya got there! I wanted to take a moment and offer a few feedback notes.

There are a few experimental changes some ortholinear users are throwing around to make base GMK kits a bit more ortho friendly (and ultimately cut back on the number of total keys).


Currently, you have 14 navigation keys in the base kit. Providing a few "generic" options will allow you to cut back the total number of keys, creating a smaller, leaner base kit. Further, these changes support richer ortholinear coverage (Planck, Preonic) without sacrificing much. In fact, you can cut two keys!

I understand that these alterations to existing keys may prove controversial for many 65% users who depend on correctly labelled keycaps for navigation purposes. However, be the change you want to see. I think this is worth brining up in an IC, even if the answer is a resounding no.

Thanks for your time and consideration. GLWIC!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - GB December 1st
Post by: S3LQ on Mon, 05 October 2020, 15:09:26
Hi there, very cool set ya got there! I wanted to take a moment and offer a few feedback notes.

There are a few experimental changes some ortholinear users are throwing around to make base GMK kits a bit more ortho friendly (and ultimately cut back on the number of total keys).

  • Change R2 PgUp to R2 Out
  • Change R3 PgDn/PgUp to R3 Read or Data
  • Change R4 End/PgDn to R4 Read or Data

Currently, you have 14 navigation keys in the base kit. Providing a few "generic" options will allow you to cut back the total number of keys, creating a smaller, leaner base kit. Further, these changes support richer ortholinear coverage (Planck, Preonic) without sacrificing much. In fact, you can cut two keys!

I understand that these alterations to existing keys may prove controversial for many 65% users who depend on correctly labelled keycaps for navigation purposes. However, be the change you want to see. I think this is worth brining up in an IC, even if the answer is a resounding no.

Thanks for your time and consideration. GLWIC!
Thanks for taking your time to to some investigation and bring out some feedback! This feedback will be taken into consideration!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - GB December 1st
Post by: treeleaf64 on Mon, 05 October 2020, 15:50:14
The special mods look awesome . I bet this would look so cool with Wob
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - GB December 1st
Post by: Retne on Mon, 05 October 2020, 19:38:21
The special mods look great.  I wish they were just the base mods.  I feel like they fit the theme much better than just the two tone you have going in the base.

Looking at those Alice renders has me wishing the extra B was in the base kit but most people don't kit that way so no big deal there.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - GB December 1st
Post by: Missingnumber on Mon, 05 October 2020, 20:47:42
The special mods look great.  I wish they were just the base mods.  I feel like they fit the theme much better than just the two tone you have going in the base.

Looking at those Alice renders has me wishing the extra B was in the base kit but most people don't kit that way so no big deal there.

I agree completely. The kit mods look great, and make it more than another green/teal on gray/black set. (I don't want to say it's too similar to any one set, but there are a lot with a similar feel.)

It's times like this that I'm reminded of how great the KAT kitting system is compared to all the cherry profile manufacturers like GMK. It would be awesome if we could just buy the alphas and the mods separately. And the runner could do the novelties as both the green and the multi-colored as seperate kits without worrying too much about MOQ.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - GB December 1st
Post by: CustomerSupport on Mon, 05 October 2020, 21:33:20
This reminds me of Wasabi, without hirigana
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - GB December 1st
Post by: Puddsy on Mon, 05 October 2020, 21:33:48
ok i have a genuine question

(https://i.imgur.com/djqpRuh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/6h1Fzf3.png)

how are these two things different
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - GB December 1st
Post by: Hugs94 on Mon, 05 October 2020, 21:34:17
I love the inspired by foot note.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - GB December 1st
Post by: CustomerSupport on Mon, 05 October 2020, 21:34:23
yikes
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - GB December 1st
Post by: surreal19 on Mon, 05 October 2020, 21:43:40
really like this im definitely gonna join this
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - GB December 1st
Post by: beigeandbrown on Mon, 05 October 2020, 22:17:32
ok i have a genuine question

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/djqpRuh.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/6h1Fzf3.png)


how are these two things different
Read the thread, this exact question was answered/discussed several times. Additionally, we can ask the same question of keysets like gmk terminal, dcs midnight, etc. Nobody has a patent on green on black.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: treeleaf64 on Mon, 05 October 2020, 22:23:04
Nice work
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/djqpRuh.jpg)

Hey! I'm aware GMK Wasabi is similar to my design but I've gone through color matching and found a different, more brighter, and neon ish color to fit my Aurora theme and to be different from wasabi. I do also not provide any sub-legends
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/F3nVjWB.png)


P*ddsy click on these images in the quote if you don't to look for it
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: Puddsy on Mon, 05 October 2020, 23:13:03
Nice work
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/djqpRuh.jpg)

Hey! I'm aware GMK Wasabi is similar to my design but I've gone through color matching and found a different, more brighter, and neon ish color to fit my Aurora theme and to be different from wasabi. I do also not provide any sub-legends
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/F3nVjWB.png)


Puddsy click on these images in the quote if you don't to look for it

idk man it's close
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - GB December 1st
Post by: sauv on Mon, 05 October 2020, 23:17:01
looks cool, gl with the set
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
Post by: S3LQ on Tue, 06 October 2020, 04:06:36
Nice work
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/djqpRuh.jpg)

Hey! I'm aware GMK Wasabi is similar to my design but I've gone through color matching and found a different, more brighter, and neon ish color to fit my Aurora theme and to be different from wasabi. I do also not provide any sub-legends
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/F3nVjWB.png)


Puddsy click on these images in the quote if you don't to look for it

idk man it's close
There is differences and we've gone through this. I've also been in talk with the designer behind GMK Wasabi and I'm fully allowed to run this set. No need to take it further, thanks!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - GB December 1st
Post by: riku. on Tue, 06 October 2020, 04:35:58
set looks nice, filled out a form. would like a 2nd base kit that includes those gradient mods!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - GB December 1st
Post by: nvh2092 on Tue, 06 October 2020, 15:22:08
set looks nice, filled out a form. would like a 2nd base kit that includes those gradient mods!
I second this :), otherwise people who want the gradient mods will have to buy it separately, resulting in a redundant mods base with no alpha to use....
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - GB December 1st
Post by: S3LQ on Tue, 06 October 2020, 15:55:49
set looks nice, filled out a form. would like a 2nd base kit that includes those gradient mods!
I second this :), otherwise people who want the gradient mods will have to buy it separately, resulting in a redundant mods base with no alpha to use....
I don't think we will be offering a second basekit, regarding we'd need a full gradient basekit with 6-8 colors, the price would be fairly high and we'd probably have to base at a higher moq which results in it being hard to sell out, when we run two bases at the same time.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - GB December 1st
Post by: nvh2092 on Tue, 06 October 2020, 16:12:50
set looks nice, filled out a form. would like a 2nd base kit that includes those gradient mods!
I second this :), otherwise people who want the gradient mods will have to buy it separately, resulting in a redundant mods base with no alpha to use....
I don't think we will be offering a second basekit, regarding we'd need a full gradient basekit with 6-8 colors, the price would be fairly high and we'd probably have to base at a higher moq which results in it being hard to sell out, when we run two bases at the same time.
Since it's hard to reach MOQ, I recommend put the 2 base kits in IC form and let people vote. Both are beautiful but only one can be made which is very sad....
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - GB December 1st
Post by: beigeandbrown on Tue, 06 October 2020, 16:21:05
Most people would probably prefer the gradient in the base kit, also it will stop the wasabiterminalmidnighthammerhead problem haha.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - GB December 1st
Post by: Bachoo on Tue, 06 October 2020, 16:23:49
whew boy, big fan of the minimalistic look  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - GB December 1st
Post by: S3LQ on Tue, 06 October 2020, 16:35:35
whew boy, big fan of the minimalistic look  :thumb:
Thanks! Appreciate the help with rendering  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - GB December 1st
Post by: v4lkism on Wed, 07 October 2020, 15:01:48
I am hoping that there is the modifiers kit (bottom half of the base kit) as well with just the green/black combo
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - GB December 1st
Post by: leexy on Thu, 08 October 2020, 02:01:32
Thanks for taking your time to to some investigation and bring out some feedback! This feedback will be taken into consideration!

Please keep the R3 PgUp & R4 PgDn keys in base kit
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - GB December 1st
Post by: Zaprey on Thu, 08 October 2020, 11:30:03
I really like this!!
Consider UK-ISO, 40/ortho kit, and  maybe putting the colourful mods in base as i think they look nicer? thanks!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - GB December 1st
Post by: S3LQ on Thu, 08 October 2020, 11:45:11
Thanks for taking your time to to some investigation and bring out some feedback! This feedback will be taken into consideration!

Please keep the R3 PgUp & R4 PgDn keys in base kit
Hey! All the kits have been updated now, and R3 PgUp and R4 PgDn are still in the updated kit! We got rid of the duplicated tilde and duplicated pipe key in the base kit. We got rid of the additional spacebars in the gradient mod kit, and we also added a 1u FN r4 with bottom row color. And in the novelty kit, we were only going to update 1 key since it was too advanced for GMK, but we ended up doing some more changes which resulted in the kit being more related to the theme.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Novelty Update | GB December 1st
Post by: asciisii on Thu, 08 October 2020, 15:02:39
Looks clean. Gonna watch this, been looking for a nice dark/black set to hop on
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Novelty Update | GB December 1st
Post by: break on Thu, 08 October 2020, 16:48:42
Congrats on this IC and GB announcement. :)

For a set themed after a celestial phenomenon, I would have expected celestial-themed Enter novelties. I think of Enter novelties as thematic centerpieces, but your use of mountains and trees feels more appropriate for sets like Alpine, Ursa, Coniferous or Botanical.

If you're open to a bold suggestion, I'd also consider running the mods with gradient legends as your base kit mods. It would further emphasize the theme and offer something truly unique, since there are lots of neon-on-dark sets floating around (Metro, Pulse, Phosphorous, Miami/Vice Nights, etc). Also, it's arguably more on-theme than the current color scheme, since aurora borealis seems to be predominantly green with fluorescent highlights.

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

Then again I know it can be challenging to make radical changes to a keyset at this point. Just a thought, though!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Novelty Update | GB December 1st
Post by: Kajoler on Fri, 09 October 2020, 13:24:22
love the colors
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Novelty Update | GB December 1st
Post by: S3LQ on Sun, 11 October 2020, 13:26:34
Congrats on this IC and GB announcement. :)

For a set themed after a celestial phenomenon, I would have expected celestial-themed Enter novelties. I think of Enter novelties as thematic centerpieces, but your use of mountains and trees feels more appropriate for sets like Alpine, Ursa, Coniferous or Botanical.

If you're open to a bold suggestion, I'd also consider running the mods with gradient legends as your base kit mods. It would further emphasize the theme and offer something truly unique, since there are lots of neon-on-dark sets floating around (Metro, Pulse, Phosphorous, Miami/Vice Nights, etc). Also, it's arguably more on-theme than the current color scheme, since aurora borealis seems to be predominantly green with fluorescent highlights.

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

Then again I know it can be challenging to make radical changes to a keyset at this point. Just a thought, though!
Appreciate the feedback, we are still working on this. We are checking the possibilities regarding the gradient basekit, if this is something we are able to run for a decent price. More updates will come soon, regarding this, and other exciting stuff!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Novelty Update | GB December 1st
Post by: Buburoo on Sun, 11 October 2020, 13:53:45
Very nice but where is the ISO-UK?

:peperee:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Novelty Update | GB December 1st
Post by: stein3 on Sun, 11 October 2020, 14:13:02
For a set themed after a celestial phenomenon, I would have expected celestial-themed Enter novelties. I think of Enter novelties as thematic centerpieces, but your use of mountains and trees feels more appropriate for sets like Alpine, Ursa, Coniferous or Botanical.

+1, the mountains and trees enters are nice, but I just don't see the connection. Would much prefer something more like the 1u aurora novelty.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Novelty Update | GB December 1st
Post by: grundlemere on Mon, 12 October 2020, 10:35:36
Came here to +1 Break's comment. I think some people like the clean look, but they're going to be the minority here. I would really only be interested in buying a base kit that combines the colors of the alphas with the colors of the current alt mods. Think of the way Metro was kitted. If you want the midnight look, there's a kit for that, but what makes the kit distinctive is the color combos in the base kit.

Looks fantastic and with this change and some improvements to the novelties, I'd be in.

Also...do you think Rensuya would be willing to share the Inuktitut alpha legends for an alt alpha sublegends kit? There's no need for this to be a weeb set but I think Inuktitut sublegends would be on-theme and gorgeous.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Update! | GB December 1st
Post by: S3LQ on Mon, 12 October 2020, 13:45:56
(https://i.imgur.com/mUpVQI7.png)

Checking for interest for this gradient basekit, this would be switched out for the current basekit, and we would most likley cut the additional mod kit in that case.

Colors used for this Gradient Basekit is following:

From bottom to top:
- TU1 for the two bottom rows
- TU2 for the two mid rows
- Pantone 339 for the two top rows
- 339 as accent
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Update! | GB December 1st
Post by: konstantin on Mon, 12 October 2020, 13:53:59
Also...do you think Rensuya would be willing to share the Inuktitut alpha legends for an alt alpha sublegends kit?

Inuktitut legends don't exist in GMK afaik. If you're talking about vectors, KAT Mizu isn't typographically compatible with the Cherry font.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Update! | GB December 1st
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Mon, 12 October 2020, 13:55:30
I miss mg1 v4 and the other mod kit colors
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Update! | GB December 1st
Post by: S3LQ on Mon, 12 October 2020, 13:58:28
I miss mg1 v4 and the other mod kit colors
Those would not be in the basekit regarding price. The more colors we use for a kit, the higher price. And we want to make an affordable kit for you guys.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Update! | GB December 1st
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Mon, 12 October 2020, 14:22:23
I hear you. 10 color handarbeit at 150 MOQ was 155$? But if it was gonna be an expensive base kit...how was it a mod kit?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Update! | GB December 1st
Post by: S3LQ on Mon, 12 October 2020, 14:35:06
I hear you. 10 color handarbeit at 150 MOQ was 155$? But if it was gonna be an expensive base kit...how was it a mod kit?
The mod kit was way fewer keys. For us to run that kit we would base it at a higher MOQ or even cut some margins to make the mod kit fairly priced.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Update! | GB December 1st
Post by: nvh2092 on Mon, 12 October 2020, 16:16:06
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/mUpVQI7.png)


Checking for interest for this gradient basekit, this would be switched out for the current basekit, and we would most likley cut the additional mod kit in that case.

Colors used for this Gradient Basekit is following:

From bottom to top:
- TU1 for the two bottom rows
- TU2 for the two mid rows
- Pantone 339 for the two top rows
- 339 as accent

It's less vibrant than the original green-black base but there are color transition. It needs a light red-ish tone imo.
Title: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Update! | GB December 1st
Post by: Shaoraa on Mon, 12 October 2020, 17:01:59
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/mUpVQI7.png)


Checking for interest for this gradient basekit, this would be switched out for the current basekit, and we would most likley cut the additional mod kit in that case.

Colors used for this Gradient Basekit is following:

From bottom to top:
- TU1 for the two bottom rows
- TU2 for the two mid rows
- Pantone 339 for the two top rows
- 339 as accent

I gotta say, I love the new gradient base kit! Imo after seeing it, Im not sure if id buy the "old" kit. But its also a pitty that the mod pack wouldn't make it to the GB since i really liked the other colors. If Id have to chose between the old base kit and mod kit or the gradient base kit, id definitely go with the new base kit.

Also, I'm not sure if its just me but i think the colors of the novelties would need a slight update in combination with the gradien base kit.

Edit: After thinking about it a little longer, i think i like the old base kit more. But id only buy it if the mod kit would make it to the GB as well.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Update! | GB December 1st
Post by: stein3 on Tue, 13 October 2020, 10:48:34
I think I prefer the original base kit with the gradient mod kit (ideally as one kit).

The top to bottom gradient just... doesn't say aurora borealis to me.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Update! | GB December 1st
Post by: proelio on Tue, 13 October 2020, 11:59:28
I really like the theme but prefer the original set idea with the legends in all green/teal.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Update! | GB December 1st
Post by: dyrdevil on Tue, 13 October 2020, 12:39:40
This looks great.  The renders that caught my eye were the base kit with the additional mod kit - I know there is a current trend towards sets with a variety of colors on mod legends (Oblivion/Dracula/etc) but for this set I think that would make a stronger base kit than the all-green or the variant version.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Update! | GB December 1st
Post by: konstantin on Tue, 13 October 2020, 13:33:14
I think I prefer the original base kit with the gradient mod kit (ideally as one kit).

The top to bottom gradient just... doesn't say aurora borealis to me.

I feel the same way. I think it'd be best if you made a form put it down to a public vote between: 1) old base bundled with mod kit; 2) old base and separate mod kit; 3) new proposed gradient base.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Update! | GB December 1st
Post by: aadk5 on Wed, 14 October 2020, 00:34:41
I think I prefer the original base kit with the gradient mod kit (ideally as one kit).

The top to bottom gradient just... doesn't say aurora borealis to me.

I feel the same way. I think it'd be best if you made a form put it down to a public vote between: 1) old base bundled with mod kit; 2) old base and separate mod kit; 3) new proposed gradient base.

+1 definitely this. I did prefer the green alphas with the gradient mods. It just seemed a bit more colorful. Would definitely be interested to see a poll
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Update! | GB December 1st
Post by: Raptor_N60 on Thu, 15 October 2020, 04:43:28
I have a different opinion: the ALPHAS in the newly proposed gradient base + MODS in the old mods (reddish-blue separate one) best represent the Aurora theme for me.
Either way, I too agree that a form should be put forwards for people to vote on :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Update! | GB December 1st
Post by: Southerntitan on Thu, 15 October 2020, 12:05:00
Agreed -- I haven't heard anyone dislike (old) Gradient mods. IMO, axing the gradient mods, which included the pinks and purples, would cost you potential customers. Essentially the keyset becomes just hues of blues/greens at the point, and less interesting.

As a compromise.... how about:

Base kit = Mint alphas + gradient mods [combination of old kits]
+ add-ons:
-Gradient alphas
-Novelties of mint green mods/images
-Spacebar kit
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Update! | GB December 1st
Post by: cogitoergofemme on Thu, 15 October 2020, 21:52:16
I like this. it looks a lot like superuser and other sets but it's still unique enough
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Update! | GB December 1st
Post by: yui on Fri, 16 October 2020, 00:50:44
Agreed -- I haven't heard anyone dislike (old) Gradient mods. IMO, axing the gradient mods, which included the pinks and purples, would cost you potential customers. Essentially the keyset becomes just hues of blues/greens at the point, and less interesting.

As a compromise.... how about:

Base kit = Mint alphas + gradient mods [combination of old kits]
+ add-ons:
-Gradient alphas
-Novelties of mint green mods/images
-Spacebar kit
i do agree that visually your idea sounds good, but price may not be, already with the base gradient i am worried that it may end up out of my budget but even more colors i do not even have any sort of hope. and to be honest i like the gradient base and old base equally but although i find the colored mods nice i would not have gotten them for my project, as i think it would not go well with the case i plan to use, and with my budget.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Update! | GB December 1st
Post by: S3LQ on Sun, 18 October 2020, 06:21:10
Agreed -- I haven't heard anyone dislike (old) Gradient mods. IMO, axing the gradient mods, which included the pinks and purples, would cost you potential customers. Essentially the keyset becomes just hues of blues/greens at the point, and less interesting.

As a compromise.... how about:

Base kit = Mint alphas + gradient mods [combination of old kits]
+ add-ons:
-Gradient alphas
-Novelties of mint green mods/images
-Spacebar kit
i do agree that visually your idea sounds good, but price may not be, already with the base gradient i am worried that it may end up out of my budget but even more colors i do not even have any sort of hope. and to be honest i like the gradient base and old base equally but although i find the colored mods nice i would not have gotten them for my project, as i think it would not go well with the case i plan to use, and with my budget.
We are still working on a soluition that please the most people. An update will be posted soon, regarding this and projects with collaborators!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Update! | GB December 1st
Post by: S3LQ on Sat, 24 October 2020, 08:21:25
Agreed -- I haven't heard anyone dislike (old) Gradient mods. IMO, axing the gradient mods, which included the pinks and purples, would cost you potential customers. Essentially the keyset becomes just hues of blues/greens at the point, and less interesting.

As a compromise.... how about:

Base kit = Mint alphas + gradient mods [combination of old kits]
+ add-ons:
-Gradient alphas
-Novelties of mint green mods/images
-Spacebar kit
This is being taken into considiration!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Rama Cap! | GB December 1st
Post by: S3LQ on Mon, 26 October 2020, 08:24:46
GMK Aurora Polaris x Rama

(https://i.imgur.com/Kqvhd4F.png) (https://i.imgur.com/IcyMh67.png)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Update! | GB December 1st
Post by: Ciantha on Mon, 26 October 2020, 14:18:13
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/mUpVQI7.png)


Checking for interest for this gradient basekit, this would be switched out for the current basekit, and we would most likley cut the additional mod kit in that case.

Colors used for this Gradient Basekit is following:

From bottom to top:
- TU1 for the two bottom rows
- TU2 for the two mid rows
- Pantone 339 for the two top rows
- 339 as accent

I guess I'm a minority but I absolutely adore the gradient basekit.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Update! | GB December 1st
Post by: S3LQ on Tue, 27 October 2020, 11:46:29
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/mUpVQI7.png)


Checking for interest for this gradient basekit, this would be switched out for the current basekit, and we would most likley cut the additional mod kit in that case.

Colors used for this Gradient Basekit is following:

From bottom to top:
- TU1 for the two bottom rows
- TU2 for the two mid rows
- Pantone 339 for the two top rows
- 339 as accent

I guess I'm a minority but I absolutely adore the gradient basekit.
There is a lot of people wanting that, but the majority wants the original base kits + the additional gradient mod kit. So we'll have to decide what we'd like to offer for GB!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Rama Cap! | GB December 1st
Post by: S3LQ on Tue, 27 October 2020, 14:01:05
IN PROGRESS

- Got an illustrator working on the 2nd deskmat design
- Deciding upon which kits to run, this being heavily affected by the audiences shown interest in public and votes. (So make sure to fill the form (https://forms.gle/56tucZqXMYpdWs896))
- We are pretty set on the current collabs. Always open for more collabs, so if you have any suggestions, or if you want to provide anything please let us know!
- We are also waiting for some more collaborator product pictures, so we can provide you guys with that.
- Quotes to GMK has arrived, so we are working on setting a fair retail price.
- Last of all we are working on getting more realistic themed renders done.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Rama Cap! | GB December 1st
Post by: Shinigamii on Tue, 27 October 2020, 14:05:53
Really like the colors, good luck with the buy!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Rama Cap! | GB December 1st
Post by: break on Tue, 27 October 2020, 14:53:36
- Quotes to GMK has arrived, so we are working on setting a fair retail price.

Great update! Are you quoting all of the kits under consideration?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Rama Cap! | GB December 1st
Post by: S3LQ on Wed, 28 October 2020, 03:35:35
- Quotes to GMK has arrived, so we are working on setting a fair retail price.

Great update! Are you quoting all of the kits under consideration?
All the different kits have been quoted, so we have the prices for everything. But we won't reveal any prices before we've decided which kits we're going with!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Rama Cap! | GB December 1st
Post by: udller on Wed, 28 October 2020, 04:03:51
are you planing on doing an O rama aswell ? or just the X ? i personally like having both.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Rama Cap! | GB December 1st
Post by: segami on Wed, 28 October 2020, 05:24:31
I AM INNNN
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Rama Cap! | GB December 1st
Post by: RobbyRobsen on Fri, 30 October 2020, 03:35:55
I'd also opt for the original color kit :) That green tone is super nice.

Are the kits already finalized, e.g. a NORDEUK won't be coming?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Rama Cap! | GB December 1st
Post by: hottrout on Fri, 30 October 2020, 04:20:06
The gradient base kit is the one I like the most.  Interested.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Rama Cap! | GB December 1st
Post by: S3LQ on Sun, 01 November 2020, 07:38:30
I'd also opt for the original color kit :) That green tone is super nice.

Are the kits already finalized, e.g. a NORDEUK won't be coming?
The kits are indeed finalized. We wonít add more kits, rather cut off a base. This will be announced in the next update!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Rama Cap! | GB December 1st
Post by: BuddhaBen on Wed, 04 November 2020, 11:39:54
Is the RAMA going to be Brass or Aluminum?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Rama Cap! | GB December 1st
Post by: S3LQ on Wed, 04 November 2020, 11:40:59
Is the RAMA going to be Brass or Aluminum?
The Rama is black PVD Brass with Pantone 339 infill, same infill as the legends color on the keycaps
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Rama Cap! | GB December 1st
Post by: krzank on Thu, 05 November 2020, 02:58:23
R4: Pipe/Backslash please.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Rama Cap! | GB December 1st
Post by: RobbyRobsen on Thu, 05 November 2020, 05:22:02
More of a stlye question - would you put this on an E-white KB? Or would your rather go with a reddish/blackish KB color?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Rama Cap! | GB December 1st
Post by: S3LQ on Thu, 05 November 2020, 07:04:44
More of a stlye question - would you put this on an E-white KB? Or would your rather go with a reddish/blackish KB color?
It's all preferences, myself I'll most likely put it on a darker colored keyboard. But in the next update, we will release E-White board renders!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Rama Cap! | GB December 1st
Post by: Hern on Fri, 06 November 2020, 15:56:03
This is the next keyset I am buying for sure. Hoping it comes out sometime in December!
Any idea what vendor for USA would be?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Rama Cap! | GB December 1st
Post by: worldtour on Fri, 06 November 2020, 16:55:02
Need that gradient version. It's soo good
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Rama Cap! | GB December 1st
Post by: dvorcol on Fri, 06 November 2020, 17:25:51
This is the next keyset I am buying for sure. Hoping it comes out sometime in December!
Any idea what vendor for USA would be?

You're in luck!  The IC title says "GB starts December 1st."

The OP has a list of vendors.  Mechs & Co will handle USA.

VENDORS

Mechsandco.com (https://mechsandco.com/)
Mykeyboard (http://mykeyboard.eu/)
Kbdfans.com (https://kbdfans.com/)
Dailyclack.com (https://dailyclack.com)
Deskhero.ca (https://www.deskhero.ca/)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Rama Cap! | GB December 1st
Post by: astudler on Mon, 09 November 2020, 10:52:03
So sad that there is no NORDE Kit in this set, would have bought one... :'(
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - UPDATE (Prices, samples, etc) | GB December 1st!
Post by: S3LQ on Wed, 18 November 2020, 11:20:48
New update live!

These are changes and additions we've done/added:

- Removed gradient base kit
- Added a 2nd deskmat
- Gotten Deskmat Samples
- Added retail prices
- Added collab photos
- Added Ilumkb as SEA Vendor
- Added Rocketcables as a 2nd cable vendor (Offering glow + lemo cables)
- New graphics!

Hope this update pleases the people, the  IC form (https://forms.gle/hv4iA8ZqC22jaBSw7) is still open, so we are taking feedback until GB day!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - UPDATE (Prices, samples, etc) | GB December 1st!
Post by: adamkristo on Wed, 18 November 2020, 11:54:48
GLWIC - I, for one, am interested in this set.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - UPDATE (Prices, samples, etc) | GB December 1st!
Post by: dyrdevil on Wed, 18 November 2020, 12:22:05
looks great.  I'm happy with the kit choices, but I wonder how many people will be ordering the base kit alone.  In my opinion, the gradient Mod kit is almost essential and I'd expect almost a 1:1 adoption rate.

I do have one question regarding the color codes:  are you sure about using CR as the black base?  In my opinion renders rarely capture how truly black CR is, and these renders had me thinking that a dark grey was being used.

Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - UPDATE (Prices, samples, etc) | GB December 1st!
Post by: steezkeez on Wed, 18 November 2020, 13:34:36
in for a base kit for sure
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - UPDATE (Prices, samples, etc) | GB December 1st!
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Thu, 19 November 2020, 13:36:25
This is none of my business, but whatís the MOQ for the mods kit? The pricing is fantastic and it makes me think youíre above the usual 100 MOQ.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - UPDATE (Prices, samples, etc) | GB December 1st!
Post by: S3LQ on Thu, 19 November 2020, 13:53:57
This is none of my business, but whatís the MOQ for the mods kit? The pricing is fantastic and it makes me think youíre above the usual 100 MOQ.
Correct, we've based the MOQ on 150, to make it more affordable  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - UPDATE (Prices, samples, etc) | GB December 1st!
Post by: sevennationarmy on Fri, 20 November 2020, 00:54:42
I need this in my life, especially that deskmat!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - UPDATE (Prices, samples, etc) | GB December 1st!
Post by: yui on Fri, 20 November 2020, 01:17:12
just thought about it, but Norse glyphs in the style of ePBT skadi would have worked great with the theme, maybe in a 2nd run :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - UPDATE (Prices, samples, etc) | GB December 1st!
Post by: EdgeOfInfinity on Fri, 20 November 2020, 15:22:00
definitely jumping on one of those deskmats!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - UPDATE (Prices, samples, etc) | GB December 1st!
Post by: donny_pete on Fri, 20 November 2020, 23:30:41
I may have to join just to get the Polaris deskmat
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - UPDATE (Prices, samples, etc) | GB December 1st!
Post by: sneekypoo on Sat, 21 November 2020, 03:27:12
I think I'll have to get all kits and desk mats for this set. It just looks too cool! Wonderful job!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - UPDATE (Prices, samples, etc) | GB December 1st!
Post by: Norton on Sat, 21 November 2020, 10:42:46
Hi,

I'm really sorry, I'm new to the forum but joined as I saw these mats and keycaps and they're stunning.

I wanted to ask, will these become available to those vendors or is this a group buy only and if so, how would I join that?

Thank you
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - UPDATE (Prices, samples, etc) | GB December 1st!
Post by: aadk5 on Sat, 21 November 2020, 12:07:05
Hi,

I'm really sorry, I'm new to the forum but joined as I saw these mats and keycaps and they're stunning.

I wanted to ask, will these become available to those vendors or is this a group buy only and if so, how would I join that?

Thank you

No worries, welcome! This is a group buy, and those vendors will have it available on their shop starting on December 1st. There's a start date and an end date to these group buys, and as long as you buy within that time frame, your order is placed. After that, it's just a matter of waiting for the group buy to finish, get sent to GMK, get the colors approved, have the caps be produced, then sent out to the vendors, then ultimately sent to you. The process can take anywhere from 6 months to even longer based on how long the wait time on GMK is like and how many iterations it takes to get the colors approved. Hope that clears things up!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - UPDATE (Prices, samples, etc) | GB December 1st!
Post by: Norton on Sat, 21 November 2020, 12:12:46
Ahhh superb, I'll get on there on the 1st and place my order, thank you for the info!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - UPDATE (Prices, samples, etc) | GB December 1st!
Post by: S3LQ on Mon, 23 November 2020, 03:20:23
definitely jumping on one of those deskmats!

I need this in my life, especially that deskmat!!!!!!!!!!!!

I may have to join just to get the Polaris deskmat

Glad people like the new deskmat a lot. The illustrator did a great job, and she managed to fulfill the theme exactly how we wanted it to be done. Go check her out here (https://www.goldiwolfi.com/)!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - UPDATE (Prices, samples, etc) | GB December 1st!
Post by: Hyphen on Fri, 27 November 2020, 09:42:38
Oh my word, that deskmat. I'm in love.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - UPDATE (Prices, samples, etc) | GB December 1st!
Post by: nick779 on Fri, 27 November 2020, 10:17:12
What row and size is the wide wavy cap on the upper row of the novelties?

Edit: IIRC OP said they were R1, R2, and R4 on reddit. So I'm assuming its an R1 backspace replacement. Those rows wouldn't make sense though because I'm assuming that the middle row of novelties should be an enter replacement which is R3 right?

Sorry for all the questions, this is my first GMK set I want the novelties for and I want to be sure of what I am getting.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - UPDATE | GB December 1st!
Post by: S3LQ on Sun, 29 November 2020, 07:46:30
Hey everyone! Only 2 days left before the GB goes live! Really looking forward to this, hope you guys are as well!

We've gotten more collab photos in, from GSK, FingersKC and I've actually gotten the sleeves from Mechs Fashion to take pictures and check the quality for myself!


(https://i.imgur.com/xF2iiju.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/b6PXkDD.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/xLeNQYe.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/7wbo2sT.png)(https://i.imgur.com/4RCT5pb.png)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - UPDATE | GB December 1st!
Post by: Norton on Sun, 29 November 2020, 08:10:43
Oh wow they look awesome!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - UPDATE | GB December 1st!
Post by: dyrdevil on Sun, 29 November 2020, 11:45:25
sorry to ask this so close to the start of the buy - is CR confirmed as the base color?  It's a bit dark for my own personal taste but I think the set will be gorgeous and wish you the best of luck!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - UPDATE | GB December 1st!
Post by: S3LQ on Mon, 30 November 2020, 01:41:43
sorry to ask this so close to the start of the buy - is CR confirmed as the base color?  It's a bit dark for my own personal taste but I think the set will be gorgeous and wish you the best of luck!
CR is indeed confirmed. We've checked through different options, but the big contrast between 339 and CR is perfect for this theme!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - UPDATE | GB December 1st!
Post by: dyrdevil on Mon, 30 November 2020, 01:56:12
sorry to ask this so close to the start of the buy - is CR confirmed as the base color?  It's a bit dark for my own personal taste but I think the set will be gorgeous and wish you the best of luck!
CR is indeed confirmed. We've checked through different options, but the big contrast between 339 and CR is perfect for this theme!  :thumb:

thanks!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - UPDATE | GB December 1st!
Post by: XiXora on Mon, 30 November 2020, 20:08:55
Almost clicked preorder then saw it was only US-ISO.
I assume you didn't feel some love for your friends on the other side of the pond? :'(
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - UPDATE | GB December 1st!
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Mon, 30 November 2020, 23:27:48
Unclear what magic youíve used here S3LQ, but Iíve been posting group buys for a while now, and you had all 6 vendors live at 0015.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris | NOW LIVE!
Post by: S3LQ on Tue, 01 December 2020, 00:48:12
Hey everyone! GMK Aurora Polaris is now live from Dec 1st - 31st!

US - https://mechsandco.com/products/gmk-aurora-polaris (https://mechsandco.com/products/gmk-aurora-polaris)
EU - https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/category/group-buys/gmk-aurora-polaris_383/ (https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/category/group-buys/gmk-aurora-polaris_383/)
Asia - https://kbdfans.com/collections/new-arrival/products/gb-gmk-aurora-polaris (https://kbdfans.com/collections/new-arrival/products/gb-gmk-aurora-polaris)
SEA - https://ilumkb.com/products/gb-gmk-aurora-polaris (https://ilumkb.com/products/gb-gmk-aurora-polaris)
OCE - https://dailyclack.com/products/gmk-aurora-polaris (https://dailyclack.com/products/gmk-aurora-polaris)
Canada - https://www.deskhero.ca/products/gmk-aurora-polaris (https://www.deskhero.ca/products/gmk-aurora-polaris)



I appreciate everyone's support and inputs!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris | NOW LIVE!
Post by: S3LQ on Tue, 01 December 2020, 04:47:36
Unclear what magic youíve used here S3LQ, but Iíve been posting group buys for a while now, and you had all 6 vendors live at 0015.
My vendors are great, with good communication we got it done  :p

Almost clicked preorder then saw it was only US-ISO.
I assume you didn't feel some love for your friends on the other side of the pond? :'(
It's hard to please everyone, I'm sorry  :'(

Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris | NOW LIVE!
Post by: prototype26 on Tue, 01 December 2020, 06:19:02
Who's fingerskc? is it this guy? https://www.facebook.com/Keycap-Artisan-Fingerskc-1627767244166289/photos/
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris | NOW LIVE!
Post by: S3LQ on Tue, 01 December 2020, 07:51:55
Who's fingerskc? is it this guy? https://www.facebook.com/Keycap-Artisan-Fingerskc-1627767244166289/photos/
Correct! His wristrest together with rocket cables are going live later today here  https://rocketscables.com/collections/group-buy-cables (https://rocketscables.com/collections/group-buy-cables)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris | NOW LIVE!
Post by: bkrownd on Tue, 01 December 2020, 16:58:09

  I can't do the keycaps, but I had to get in on that beautiful deskmat. 
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris | NOW LIVE!
Post by: hottrout on Wed, 02 December 2020, 02:37:58
I have not went in on the caps, mostly because of the lack of ISO UK.  I will however be buying the deskmats, they are not to be missed.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris | NOW LIVE!
Post by: S3LQ on Wed, 02 December 2020, 10:47:03
GROUP BUY PAGE NOW LIVE! (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=109926.0)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris | NOW LIVE!
Post by: Prestley on Fri, 01 January 2021, 01:57:06
Can't wait to get this set next year :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris | NOW LIVE!
Post by: Karni on Thu, 14 January 2021, 02:42:46
When will some of the other artisan collabs take place?