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Title: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Shipped!!!~~~~
Post by: MOZ on Thu, 17 March 2016, 16:34:02
(http://i.imgur.com/Kr7m6sb.jpg)

GB LINK @ MASSDROP: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/gmk-ta-royal-alpha-typewriter-keycap-set-2/?mode=guest_open
GB END ON 4th April, 2016


Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set

These doubleshot ABS keycaps by GMK offer the retro look of the Triumph Adler Royal Alpha 610 typewriterówith a modern twist. Like all GMK keysets (and the original Alpha 610 keycaps), these caps are made from the highest quality plastic: thick doubleshot German ABS in Cherry profile. As these are authentic Cherry, they cost more to manufacture than the PBT keycaps on the market today.

(http://i.imgur.com/6pXkVlP.jpg)

Kits
Base Kit

The Base kit comes in a light gray. To add a modern touch, US-Int sublegends are pad-printed in lime green along with the darker green doubleshot legends.
(http://imageham.com/images/2016/03/24/R_136_2016-03-24.png)


Green Modifiers Kit
The Green Mods kit comes with lime green modifiers and dark green accent keys. HHKB-specific legends are front pad-printed. This kit includes the iconic lime green CODE key. ISO, Winkeyless, 1800, Whitefox, and most other alternate layouts are supported with correct row profiles.
(http://imageham.com/images/2016/03/24/R_137_2016-03-24.png)


Light Gray Modifiers Kit
The Light Gray Mods kit comes with the same look as the alphas for a less peppy and more true to the original color scheme. HHKB-specific legends are front pad-printed. This kit includes the iconic lime green CODE key. ISO, Winkeyless, 1800, Whitefox, and most other alternate layouts are supported with correct row profiles
(http://imageham.com/images/2016/03/24/R_150_2016-03-24.png)


Spacebars
2 spacebars per pack, 1x 6.25U and 1x7U
(http://i.imgur.com/qeaBPn6.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/woB2hYL.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/pvJkU3L.png)


Pricing and MOQ
Prices in USD
0150250Current numbers
Base Kit--59.99TBD131
Green Mods Kit--77.99TBD122
Light Gray Mods Kit--69.99TBD47
Spacebars7.997.997.99N/A


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Thank you
Special thanks to Yanbo from MassDrop for making this set a reality by hosting it on MassDrop; Cristoph from GMK for bearing with me; Ivan for his help with the US-Int legends; and thesiscampe for the beautiful renders.

Thank you also to Triumph Adler Royal for bringing this beautiful colorway with their initial Alpha 610 typewriter.

Finally thank you to the keyboard community and you, whoever's going to buy the set.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Fri, 18 March 2016, 17:17:05
Approval bump.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: 64rky on Fri, 18 March 2016, 17:40:17
Updated the GMK Database (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=79535.msg2049332#msg2049332).

Aaaaand ordered!
Title: Re: [GB] GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: xiaodian317 on Fri, 18 March 2016, 19:31:18
Wonderful color set.
Will order on Taobao proxy.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Fri, 18 March 2016, 19:34:01
I need it!

I want to buy 2 sets but damn that price is gonna kill me.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: Acerk on Fri, 18 March 2016, 20:41:10
Is this going to look faded like the collectibles, or like a new Triumph Adler? A lot of people where surprised about that in the last TA group buy, as they were drawn in by the faded color scheme.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: mrboovn on Fri, 18 March 2016, 23:56:48
Wished the modifiers on base kit were green ,as cyan or ta,but i have to buy :(  :confused:
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: MOZ on Sat, 19 March 2016, 03:02:38
Is this going to look faded like the collectibles, or like a new Triumph Adler? A lot of people where surprised about that in the last TA group buy, as they were drawn in by the faded color scheme.

It's going to look new, the TA set used custom colors to  get the aged look, no such attempt is being made here as GMK weren't able to replicate their quality when mixing custom colors. I think the renders are pretty close to what the set should look like.
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: Acerk on Sat, 19 March 2016, 06:32:17
It's going to look new, the TA set used custom colors to  get the aged look, no such attempt is being made here as GMK weren't able to replicate their quality when mixing custom colors. I think the renders are pretty close to what the set should look like.
Thanks! Good job on setting up the group buy  ;)
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: swimmingbird on Sat, 19 March 2016, 20:49:16
Moz, any idea on what sort of price drop we can see for the mod kits at different quantities?
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: MOZ on Sun, 20 March 2016, 02:40:06
I will ask Yanbo to share those details.
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: FoC_Tow on Sun, 20 March 2016, 02:50:23
Awesome MOZ!
Needz dis!
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: Giorgio on Sun, 20 March 2016, 05:37:46
Where the prices mentioned in the interest check? I feel a little bit disoriented :-D
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: Giorgio on Sun, 20 March 2016, 05:38:13
Also. No bars.
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: FoC_Tow on Sun, 20 March 2016, 05:45:30

Where the prices mentioned in the interest check? I feel a little bit disoriented :-D

The prices are on massdrop. There's a link to it in the op. =)



Also. No bars.

scoops > bars <3
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: Giorgio on Sun, 20 March 2016, 05:57:24
I know that the prices are on md. The fact is that many decisions were taken without taking money into account. I would have preferred a set which hase beige alphas with green mods. That's 200 bucks vs 110 bucks.



Where the prices mentioned in the interest check? I feel a little bit disoriented :-D

The prices are on massdrop. There's a link to it in the op. =)



Also. No bars.

scoops > bars <3
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: FoC_Tow on Sun, 20 March 2016, 06:22:19

I know that the prices are on md. The fact is that many decisions were taken without taking money into account. I would have preferred a set which hase beige alphas with green mods. That's 200 bucks vs 110 bucks.

Sorry didn't get that from your original question.
I feel the pain too since this has become a rather pricy set.

I definitely understand the decision of going this route tho, since royal alpha typewriters postet in the ic don't have full green mods either.
This way you can replicate the og look aswell as rock all green mods if you want to. ;D

The diversity is worth the price imo.
Plus you will end up with a full set + additional mods...
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: MOZ on Sun, 20 March 2016, 10:06:58
The colored mods vs alpha base mods is one I'm hearing a lot. I was well aware of the cost of this and had initially thought of having green mods in the base set, however people really wanted to emulate the look of the typewriter set and in the interest of diversity, I went ahead with the current setup. Good thing is you have a complete set plus a mod set.

For the other two parts if this trilogy, we'll most likely see colored mods in the base set, and beige mods as an addon.
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: StormyMonday on Sun, 20 March 2016, 21:36:57
Thanks for including proper 1800 support!  :thumb:

I'm on the edge of my seat, waiting for a render of "Part Blue" of the trilogy.
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: romevi on Sun, 20 March 2016, 21:38:29
Nice, dawg. At the moment I can afford only the base set, but looking forward to the other sets, and maybe picking up the mods at a later time.
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: Acerk on Mon, 21 March 2016, 10:06:24
The colored mods vs alpha base mods is one I'm hearing a lot. I was well aware of the cost of this and had initially thought of having green mods in the base set, however people really wanted to emulate the look of the typewriter set and in the interest of diversity, I went ahead with the current setup. Good thing is you have a complete set plus a mod set.

For the other two parts if this trilogy, we'll most likely see colored mods in the base set, and beige mods as an addon.

That's awesome. I'm going to wait for that, unfortunately. Thanks ;)
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: Limewirelord on Mon, 21 March 2016, 10:11:35
In for base + mods + AE/N7 spacebars.  Looks gorgeous, look forward to it.  Hopefully this gets off the ground, I was really disappointed that GMK SNES didn't but that had some awful timing.
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: luckyryan333 on Mon, 21 March 2016, 13:28:01
MOZ,

Placing an order on Massdrop, I found something mysterious.

For example, let's suppose I'd like to buy 3 spacebars only and the initial shipping fee is $9.99.
At the order stage, I try to select all 3 spacebars together at a time, but I can't because there is no option like that.
To buy 3 spacebars, I have to click "ADD ANOTHER ORDER" button 2 more times.
BTW, the shipping fee has increased as below.

[attachimg=1][attachimg=2][attachimg=3]

Obviously it is odd, isn't?

I think 4 more options should be included in spacebars: 3K+AE, AE+N7, 3K+N7, and 3K+AE+N7.
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: MOZ on Mon, 21 March 2016, 13:46:32
MOZ,

Placing an order on Massdrop, I found something mysterious.

For example, let's suppose I'd like to buy 3 spacebars only and the initial shipping fee is $9.99.
At the order stage, I try to select all 3 spacebars together at a time, but I can't because there is no option like that.
To buy 3 spacebars, I have to click "ADD ANOTHER ORDER" button 2 more times.
BTW, the shipping fee has increased as below.

(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

Obviously it is odd, isn't?

I think 4 more options should be included in spacebars: 3K+AE, AE+N7, 3K+N7, and 3K+AE+N7.

You're saying that the shipping also increases as you add more spacebars, but really it shouldn't, correct?
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: luckyryan333 on Mon, 21 March 2016, 13:49:16
MOZ,

Placing an order on Massdrop, I found something mysterious.

For example, let's suppose I'd like to buy 3 spacebars only and the initial shipping fee is $9.99.
At the order stage, I try to select all 3 spacebars together at a time, but I can't because there is no option like that.
To buy 3 spacebars, I have to click "ADD ANOTHER ORDER" button 2 more times.
BTW, the shipping fee has increased as below.

(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

Obviously it is odd, isn't?

I think 4 more options should be included in spacebars: 3K+AE, AE+N7, 3K+N7, and 3K+AE+N7.

You're saying that the shipping also increases as you add more spacebars, but really it shouldn't, correct?

Correct.
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: MOZ on Mon, 21 March 2016, 13:54:52
I'll check with Yanbo and update you.
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: MOZ on Tue, 22 March 2016, 04:21:20
Updated OP with the prices at the current and next drop point.

We're only 1/3 of the way there, come on let's get those orders in!
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: luckyryan333 on Tue, 22 March 2016, 08:37:15
I'll check with Yanbo and update you.

Any update yet?
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: romevi on Tue, 22 March 2016, 08:47:48
I'll check with Yanbo and update you.

Any update yet?

Check the post right above yours.
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: MOZ on Tue, 22 March 2016, 08:49:07
Word I've got is that the system isn't designed to handle multiple orders of spacebars only and that is why the scaling in shipping price is distorted if you buy only spacebars.
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: SpAmRaY on Tue, 22 March 2016, 08:52:39
Word I've got is that the system isn't designed to handle multiple orders of spacebars only and that is why the scaling in shipping price is distorted if you buy only spacebars.
In other words they aren't making enough money on spacebar only sales? :P
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: MOZ on Tue, 22 March 2016, 08:55:09
Word I've got is that the system isn't designed to handle multiple orders of spacebars only and that is why the scaling in shipping price is distorted if you buy only spacebars.
In other words they aren't making enough money on spacebar only sales? :P

Going by the slow progress of orders, I think that is where they are making most of the money from :(
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: luckyryan333 on Tue, 22 March 2016, 08:57:19
I'll check with Yanbo and update you.

Any update yet?

Check the post right above yours.

Thanks, but the reply I'd like to see is as below.  ;)

Word I've got is that the system isn't designed to handle multiple orders of spacebars only and that is why the scaling in shipping price is distorted if you buy only spacebars.

Ok. I see. If so, is it possible to add 4 more options I mentioned earlier to "spacebars" section?
I guess it can resolve this issue.
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: jaffers on Tue, 22 March 2016, 09:53:47
As good of a set this is, it might not reach MOQ at all. These ****ing people and their taste in ****ty rainbow vomit colour schemes in crappy SP SA profile, really grinds my gears. They don't know quality when they see it.
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: r5d on Tue, 22 March 2016, 10:16:44
As good of a set this is, it might not reach MOQ at all. These ****ing people and their taste in ****ty rainbow vomit colour schemes in crappy SP SA profile, really grinds my gears. They don't know quality when they see it.

I feel the same way! It might come off as elitist, but as I said in the IC thread IMO people don't appreciate the quality of GMK caps, especially when they've never seen/owned them. They've read somewhere that PBT>ABS and they can get their tai-hai rainbow caps for 50 bucks and that's just that.

I get that not everyone wants to sink the amounts of money into this hobby that some of us are, I even like some of the unicorn-vomit colorways, what I don't get is the complaining and bashing and trolling and discouraging others from joining the drop, that is going on in the MD comments section.

I really hope we'll reach MOQ despite all the haters, would be a shame not to see this set produced.
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: sambarugh on Tue, 22 March 2016, 10:26:20
I'll be crushed if this doesn't see production, but I see 85 of 150, so we're half way there. 75 orders in 13 days is realistic no?
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: r5d on Tue, 22 March 2016, 10:38:44
I'll be crushed if this doesn't see production, but I see 85 of 150, so we're half way there. 75 orders in 13 days is realistic no?

It was 88 yesterday and and 86 just a few hours ago.. people are jumping off.. Anyway the order number doesn't represent the actual MOQ for any of the sets because of how MD's system works. Refer to the actual numbers in the top post, we're really only one 3rd of the way.

I get the feeling most of the community knows about this GB by now... I really hope some vendors pick up a few sets.
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: MOZ on Tue, 22 March 2016, 10:46:13
I am trying my best to get this to reach MOQ, everything from making it available in China, vendors and even breaking the base set into alphas and gray mods. Let's hope for the best.

It was 91 orders last night, 85 now, :(
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: StormyMonday on Tue, 22 March 2016, 12:28:41
Over the past few days the total orders have gone from 88 to 92 to 87 and now they're at 85. I'm not sure that I understand everything that I know about this drop.

Owing to a cash flow issue (too much flowing out and not enough flowing in) I haven't jumped in yet, but I'm going to rectify that presently. Taking the plunge ... now.

OK, so it's still not possible to order a second spacebar kit, without ordering a second base kit. While we're obviously not going to push this set over the MOQ by selling a spare spacebar here and there, a lost sale is a lost sale ... and an unhappy customer. This isn't MD's first rodeo; WTF?
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: sambarugh on Tue, 22 March 2016, 12:37:06
I am trying my best to get this to reach MOQ, everything from making it available in China, vendors and even breaking the base set into alphas and gray mods. Let's hope for the best.

It was 91 orders last night, 85 now, :(

Assuming the worst case scenario here and we don't meet the MOQ, can we work with GMK in any other capacity to get a small run of the keys produced? I'd even pay a premium to get them. You've worked so hard to make this GB a reality I would hate to see it not come to fruition.
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: FrostyToast on Tue, 22 March 2016, 12:50:34
I am trying my best to get this to reach MOQ, everything from making it available in China, vendors and even breaking the base set into alphas and gray mods. Let's hope for the best.

It was 91 orders last night, 85 now, :(

Assuming the worst case scenario here and we don't meet the MOQ, can we work with GMK in any other capacity to get a small run of the keys produced? I'd even pay a premium to get them. You've worked so hard to make this GB a reality I would hate to see it not come to fruition.

There is a premium though.
It's called ordering more sets. :))
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: sambarugh on Tue, 22 March 2016, 12:53:06
I am trying my best to get this to reach MOQ, everything from making it available in China, vendors and even breaking the base set into alphas and gray mods. Let's hope for the best.

It was 91 orders last night, 85 now, :(

Assuming the worst case scenario here and we don't meet the MOQ, can we work with GMK in any other capacity to get a small run of the keys produced? I'd even pay a premium to get them. You've worked so hard to make this GB a reality I would hate to see it not come to fruition.

There is a premium though.
It's called ordering more sets. :))

 :-* ;)
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: Limewirelord on Tue, 22 March 2016, 13:09:55
First SNES, hopefully not this one either.  My first set I ever wanted was a CCnG, don't let another green set that I want slip from my hands.
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: MOZ on Tue, 22 March 2016, 13:15:06
I'm going to try everything in my might (Which sadly doesn't include ordering a whole bunch of sets) to try and make this colorway happen.
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: MOZ on Tue, 22 March 2016, 13:17:25
Over the past few days the total orders have gone from 88 to 92 to 87 and now they're at 85. I'm not sure that I understand everything that I know about this drop.

Owing to a cash flow issue (too much flowing out and not enough flowing in) I haven't jumped in yet, but I'm going to rectify that presently. Taking the plunge ... now.

OK, so it's still not possible to order a second spacebar kit, without ordering a second base kit. While we're obviously not going to push this set over the MOQ by selling a spare spacebar here and there, a lost sale is a lost sale ... and an unhappy customer. This isn't MD's first rodeo; WTF?

You can add a second spacebar set, just setup your order as you want it, then use the "Add Another Order" button and select No for "Base kit Option"
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: Phirr on Tue, 22 March 2016, 13:17:51
I am trying my best to get this to reach MOQ, everything from making it available in China, vendors and even breaking the base set into alphas and gray mods. Let's hope for the best.

It was 91 orders last night, 85 now, :(

Is it not too late to split the alphas from the mods? I didn't know massdrop would let you change a drop halfway through. I'm in for the full shebang, but I know for a lot of people the ~$200 for mods and base set is a bit painful. Still a sweet set, love the green, and really hope the drop ends up successful.
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: MOZ on Tue, 22 March 2016, 13:21:16
I am trying my best to get this to reach MOQ, everything from making it available in China, vendors and even breaking the base set into alphas and gray mods. Let's hope for the best.

It was 91 orders last night, 85 now, :(

Is it not too late to split the alphas from the mods? I didn't know massdrop would let you change a drop halfway through. I'm in for the full shebang, but I know for a lot of people the ~$200 for mods and base set is a bit painful. Still a sweet set, love the green, and really hope the drop ends up successful.

Definitely will be complicated as people have placed orders. One way would be to cancel all orders and start afresh, second would be to intimate all the participants of the changes (Not sure if this is possible).
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: StormyMonday on Tue, 22 March 2016, 13:33:34
Over the past few days the total orders have gone from 88 to 92 to 87 and now they're at 85. I'm not sure that I understand everything that I know about this drop.

Owing to a cash flow issue (too much flowing out and not enough flowing in) I haven't jumped in yet, but I'm going to rectify that presently. Taking the plunge ... now.

OK, so it's still not possible to order a second spacebar kit, without ordering a second base kit. While we're obviously not going to push this set over the MOQ by selling a spare spacebar here and there, a lost sale is a lost sale ... and an unhappy customer. This isn't MD's first rodeo; WTF?

You can add a second spacebar set, just setup your order as you want it, then use the "Add Another Order" button and select No for "Base kit Option"

Thanks for the clarificaton. I saw that it was necessary to add an additional base set, in order to add a second spacebar kit. I didn't notice that you could delete the second base set, afterwards. I'll contact MD to get my order adjusted.

I confess that I did grab my chest when I saw the price with that second base set added to my order!
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: geniekid on Tue, 22 March 2016, 13:50:23
Just put in my order!
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: rowdy on Tue, 22 March 2016, 20:58:24
I'd get the mod set, but it is too expensive.  There are many, many keys therein, but about half of them I would not use.

if only there was a mod set with just ANSI TKL keys (and 1x Code keys too).

Sort of like a "Modifiers 2" kit with numpad, ISO and winkeyless keycaps in it.
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: jaffers on Tue, 22 March 2016, 23:44:50
There needs to be a super promotional video by a big tech youtube channel that promotes cherry profile and high quality caps. Those crappy 50 dollar caps and SA profile are not worth it and don't even look that good IMO.
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: Willyc277 on Wed, 23 March 2016, 00:53:49
As good of a set this is, it might not reach MOQ at all. These ****ing people and their taste in ****ty rainbow vomit colour schemes in crappy SP SA profile, really grinds my gears. They don't know quality when they see it.

I feel the same way! It might come off as elitist, but as I said in the IC thread IMO people don't appreciate the quality of GMK caps, especially when they've never seen/owned them. They've read somewhere that PBT>ABS and they can get their tai-hai rainbow caps for 50 bucks and that's just that.

I get that not everyone wants to sink the amounts of money into this hobby that some of us are, I even like some of the unicorn-vomit colorways, what I don't get is the complaining and bashing and trolling and discouraging others from joining the drop, that is going on in the MD comments section.

I really hope we'll reach MOQ despite all the haters, would be a shame not to see this set produced.

As good of a set this is, it might not reach MOQ at all. These ****ing people and their taste in ****ty rainbow vomit colour schemes in crappy SP SA profile, really grinds my gears. They don't know quality when they see it.
   
i hate the unicorn vomit s*** too, but that argument doesn't hold up here. GMK Hyperfuse and Triumph Adler were both ridiculously successful and they were both over $100.


I'd join in a heartbeat if the green mods were included with the base set, but I just can't justify spending $200 on a keyset, and it seems like quite a few people share my opinion.
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: MOZ on Wed, 23 March 2016, 03:36:39
As good of a set this is, it might not reach MOQ at all. These ****ing people and their taste in ****ty rainbow vomit colour schemes in crappy SP SA profile, really grinds my gears. They don't know quality when they see it.

I feel the same way! It might come off as elitist, but as I said in the IC thread IMO people don't appreciate the quality of GMK caps, especially when they've never seen/owned them. They've read somewhere that PBT>ABS and they can get their tai-hai rainbow caps for 50 bucks and that's just that.

I get that not everyone wants to sink the amounts of money into this hobby that some of us are, I even like some of the unicorn-vomit colorways, what I don't get is the complaining and bashing and trolling and discouraging others from joining the drop, that is going on in the MD comments section.

I really hope we'll reach MOQ despite all the haters, would be a shame not to see this set produced.

As good of a set this is, it might not reach MOQ at all. These ****ing people and their taste in ****ty rainbow vomit colour schemes in crappy SP SA profile, really grinds my gears. They don't know quality when they see it.
   
i hate the unicorn vomit s*** too, but that argument doesn't hold up here. GMK Hyperfuse and Triumph Adler were both ridiculously successful and they were both over $100.


I'd join in a heartbeat if the green mods were included with the base set, but I just can't justify spending $200 on a keyset, and it seems like quite a few people share my opinion.

I completely understand that sentiment, but what I don't understand is why people didn't mention this earlier in IC phase? It's not like the number of keycaps isn't indicative of the price. I've highlighted that my initial plan was to have the green mods in the base set, however from the responses in the IC thread, I was led to believe that a full light gray base set would be preferred. This seems to have been detrimental to the (possible)failure of this Group Buy. Hopefully we can find a solution soon. GMK are slow to respond :/
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: jaffers on Wed, 23 March 2016, 03:53:26
Is this classic beige?  :-\  :-\  :-\
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: Willyc277 on Wed, 23 March 2016, 04:03:06
As good of a set this is, it might not reach MOQ at all. These ****ing people and their taste in ****ty rainbow vomit colour schemes in crappy SP SA profile, really grinds my gears. They don't know quality when they see it.

I feel the same way! It might come off as elitist, but as I said in the IC thread IMO people don't appreciate the quality of GMK caps, especially when they've never seen/owned them. They've read somewhere that PBT>ABS and they can get their tai-hai rainbow caps for 50 bucks and that's just that.

I get that not everyone wants to sink the amounts of money into this hobby that some of us are, I even like some of the unicorn-vomit colorways, what I don't get is the complaining and bashing and trolling and discouraging others from joining the drop, that is going on in the MD comments section.

I really hope we'll reach MOQ despite all the haters, would be a shame not to see this set produced.

As good of a set this is, it might not reach MOQ at all. These ****ing people and their taste in ****ty rainbow vomit colour schemes in crappy SP SA profile, really grinds my gears. They don't know quality when they see it.
   
i hate the unicorn vomit s*** too, but that argument doesn't hold up here. GMK Hyperfuse and Triumph Adler were both ridiculously successful and they were both over $100.


I'd join in a heartbeat if the green mods were included with the base set, but I just can't justify spending $200 on a keyset, and it seems like quite a few people share my opinion.

I completely understand that sentiment, but what I don't understand is why people didn't mention this earlier in IC phase? It's not like the number of keycaps isn't indicative of the price. I've highlighted that my initial plan was to have the green mods in the base set, however from the responses in the IC thread, I was led to believe that a full light gray base set would be preferred. This seems to have been detrimental to the (possible)failure of this Group Buy. Hopefully we can find a solution soon. GMK are slow to respond :/

Unfortunately interest checks don't carry much weight imo, which is why I try to stay away from them. There are many times when I'm tempted to post in them, but I'm not in a position to be able to guarantee that I'll have the funds when the group buy starts, so I stay away. It really is a shame that so many people don't come through when it's actually time to order, but I don't really see any solution either.


I do think it is a gorgeous set, though. Love the sub-legends and will try like hell to justify placing an order!
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: MOZ on Wed, 23 March 2016, 06:24:01
Thoughts on these sets?

Base
(http://i.imgur.com/JU7ji6d.png)


Green Mods
(http://i.imgur.com/pl7dDSp.png)


Light Gray Mods
(http://i.imgur.com/ERsOFsF.png)

-- Spacebar packs in the three (AE, N7, 3K) will also be available.
-- Outcasts kit absorbed among the three kits. Pairing either mods with the alphas will give you compatibility with most layouts (ANSI, ISO, WhiteFox, FC660, 1800, HHKB, 65%, 75%)
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: WNovizar on Wed, 23 March 2016, 06:40:13
Thoughts on these sets?

Base
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/JU7ji6d.png)

Pricing?

Green Mods
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/pl7dDSp.png)



Light Gray Mods
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/ERsOFsF.png)


-- Spacebar packs in the three (AE, N7, 3K) will also be available.
-- Outcasts kit absorbed among the three kits. Pairing either mods with the alphas will give you compatibility with most layouts (ANSI, ISO, WhiteFox, FC660, 1800, HHKB, 65%, 75%)
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: MOZ on Wed, 23 March 2016, 07:17:21
I can't disclose the pricing information, but total price for all the sets will be about the same as it is now.
It will be cheaper to own alphas+green mods than before.
It will be slightly more expensive (Maybe ~$15 more) to own the old base kit (alphas+gray mods) however, you will have support for all the alternate layouts.
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: WNovizar on Wed, 23 March 2016, 07:41:58
I can't disclose the pricing information, but total price for all the sets will be about the same as it is now.
It will be cheaper to own alphas+green mods than before.
It will be slightly more expensive (Maybe ~$15 more) to own the old base kit (alphas+gray mods) however, you will have support for all the alternate layouts.

Huh what? then you won't even tell massdrop about the new pricing structure?
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: renne on Wed, 23 March 2016, 08:06:22
Thoughts on these sets?

Base
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/JU7ji6d.png)



Green Mods
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/pl7dDSp.png)



Light Gray Mods
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/ERsOFsF.png)


-- Spacebar packs in the three (AE, N7, 3K) will also be available.
-- Outcasts kit absorbed among the three kits. Pairing either mods with the alphas will give you compatibility with most layouts (ANSI, ISO, WhiteFox, FC660, 1800, HHKB, 65%, 75%)

I only need the green mod, this gonna save me a lot than picking both green mod+outcast. :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: Phirr on Wed, 23 March 2016, 08:31:26
Thoughts on these sets?

Base
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/JU7ji6d.png)



Green Mods
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/pl7dDSp.png)



Light Gray Mods
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/ERsOFsF.png)


-- Spacebar packs in the three (AE, N7, 3K) will also be available.
-- Outcasts kit absorbed among the three kits. Pairing either mods with the alphas will give you compatibility with most layouts (ANSI, ISO, WhiteFox, FC660, 1800, HHKB, 65%, 75%)

Looks good to me
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: Phirr on Wed, 23 March 2016, 08:37:43
I can't disclose the pricing information, but total price for all the sets will be about the same as it is now.
It will be cheaper to own alphas+green mods than before.
It will be slightly more expensive (Maybe ~$15 more) to own the old base kit (alphas+gray mods) however, you will have support for all the alternate layouts.

Huh what? then you won't even tell massdrop about the new pricing structure?

I don't think Massdrop just asks MOZ what the prices should be. I'm pretty sure they would be in contact with the manufacturer.
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: FoC_Tow on Wed, 23 March 2016, 08:45:25

Thoughts on these sets?

Base
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/JU7ji6d.png)



Green Mods
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/pl7dDSp.png)



Light Gray Mods
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/ERsOFsF.png)


-- Spacebar packs in the three (AE, N7, 3K) will also be available.
-- Outcasts kit absorbed among the three kits. Pairing either mods with the alphas will give you compatibility with most layouts (ANSI, ISO, WhiteFox, FC660, 1800, HHKB, 65%, 75%)

I'm tempted to think this will be even more confusing to the wide range of massdrop customers.

On the other hand it would make the set cheaper for those who want green mods only.

I'm kinda undecided on this one tbh.

How about just dropping numpad?
Feels to me like the majority of people just need tkl anyway...
Would be sad for 1800 layout people but might help with decreasing the price for the most.
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: MOZ on Wed, 23 March 2016, 09:10:58
Huh what? then you won't even tell massdrop about the new pricing structure?
LOL, I can't reveal pricing until discussed with MassDrop.
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: Phirr on Wed, 23 March 2016, 09:59:14

Thoughts on these sets?

Base
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/JU7ji6d.png)



Green Mods
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/pl7dDSp.png)



Light Gray Mods
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/ERsOFsF.png)


-- Spacebar packs in the three (AE, N7, 3K) will also be available.
-- Outcasts kit absorbed among the three kits. Pairing either mods with the alphas will give you compatibility with most layouts (ANSI, ISO, WhiteFox, FC660, 1800, HHKB, 65%, 75%)

I'm tempted to think this will be even more confusing to the wide range of massdrop customers.

On the other hand it would make the set cheaper for those who want green mods only.

I'm kinda undecided on this one tbh.

How about just dropping numpad?
Feels to me like the majority of people just need tkl anyway...
Would be sad for 1800 layout people but might help with decreasing the price for the most.

Alternatively, because many sets lack numpad/1800 support, people that own such keyboards (myself included) are that much more likely to buy a set.
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: MOZ on Wed, 23 March 2016, 10:31:54
Possible to have a TKL base with same mods, green TKL mods and Numpad with the mod keys in gray & green in one set.
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: Phirr on Wed, 23 March 2016, 11:27:37
I'm biased, but I think having it the way you had the mockup above makes the green mod set more likely to meet MOQ, as people can buy one set and swap all their mods out. Those only needing tkl mods are likely already taken care of, as electric bluegaloo shipped recently.
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: Willyc277 on Wed, 23 March 2016, 12:36:41
Man the green mod + base kit would be an insta-buy for me!!!!
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: StormyMonday on Wed, 23 March 2016, 12:47:24

Thoughts on these sets?

Base
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/JU7ji6d.png)



Green Mods
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/pl7dDSp.png)



Light Gray Mods
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/ERsOFsF.png)


-- Spacebar packs in the three (AE, N7, 3K) will also be available.
-- Outcasts kit absorbed among the three kits. Pairing either mods with the alphas will give you compatibility with most layouts (ANSI, ISO, WhiteFox, FC660, 1800, HHKB, 65%, 75%)

I'm tempted to think this will be even more confusing to the wide range of massdrop customers.

On the other hand it would make the set cheaper for those who want green mods only.

I'm kinda undecided on this one tbh.

How about just dropping numpad?
Feels to me like the majority of people just need tkl anyway...
Would be sad for 1800 layout people but might help with decreasing the price for the most.

Alternatively, because many sets lack numpad/1800 support, people that own such keyboards (myself included) are that much more likely to buy a set.

Agreed. I am in primarily due to the comprehensive 1800 support. I also like the ability to rotate modifier colors and shift the set to a 660M, 65%, 75%, WhiteFox or TKL in the future. My OCD does not permit mismatched cap heights and profiles, so I would rather have a few complete sets that fit all of my odd boards, than multiple sets that only have proper support for a TKL. I'd be lying if I said that I like the big price tag, but the convenience is worth it to me. I only use a couple of my boards at a time and I rotate them periodically. Having a handful of comprehensive keycap sets that will fit everything is actually cheaper and less frustrating for me, in the long run.
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: Pieminister on Wed, 23 March 2016, 13:31:14
I think overall it would probably be "cleanest" to just let this run its course, slim the set down, and then run it again at a lower price point.
I am convinced that the price of a set is almost directly related to its mass appeal. Sets like TA and Hyperfuse game in at just around $100.
This is a very attractive set and I think it could also be successful.
I think if people could buy a set as displayed in the render then that would be a great first step. Split all the extra keys away into an addon pack.
There are a lot of neat little keys here and there for supporting niche kits, but at the end of the day we have to make some hard choices for whether it is valuable in keeping them in the main set or not. For example, at the moment when you order the mods set - you end up with 4 enter keys (2 ansi 2 ISO 2 different colours) + 2 more white ones with the base set. There is a lot of duplication across the base and mod sets.
I think the most important mantra in a group buy is 1) have an attractive set, which you do and 2) keep it simple, but have options for those who want it - it is up to them to reach MOQ on the niche daughter packs.
 :thumb:
I apologise for not personally mentioning anything in the IC. I don't tend to follow them to closely and because its run via MD you don't see the price until it is up and running.
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: geniekid on Wed, 23 March 2016, 14:39:24
Maybe we should introduce a poll next time in the IC.

For the record, I thought and still think the full light gray base looks better than light gray alphas with green mods.  It looks more serious while still being interesting with the Irish sublegends.  But then I also prefer Olivetti over Raindrop so maybe I'm just a boring person :(
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: Limewirelord on Wed, 23 March 2016, 16:17:52
So I get that people want 1800 support, but why does it need to come in a base kit?  It makes the set more expensive (and makes it harder for a set to reach MOQ at all), making it less appealing to general users and thus harder for the whole thing to reach MOQ.  I get that this is an enthusiast forum but 1800 boards, Plancks, and other super-niche boards are far outnumbered by full-size, TKL, and varieties of 60% boards.  If an add-on pack for 1800 keys couldn't reach MOQ on its own in a GMK buy, does that mean that the set sucks or does it mean that there are really that few 1800 users?

I personally don't mind subsidizing 1800 keys and users for GMK sets (or the ones I participate in) because I'm able to and like the sets/group buys I participate in but it's an understandably expensive hobby and I don't blame people for not wanting to subsidize an extremely small subset of users.


zzz nvm i didn't check the actual options for the gb before i made this post, ignore me being a dumbass
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: Pieminister on Wed, 23 March 2016, 17:35:08
You're doing great work and putting a lot of effort into this so don't be discouraged if this doesn't drop on your first try.

Go do the other two colour ways and come back to this one again later.

If however it does drop now then great!
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: Limewirelord on Wed, 23 March 2016, 18:07:44
You're doing great work and putting a lot of effort into this so don't be discouraged if this doesn't drop on your first try.

Go do the other two colour ways and come back to this one again later.

If however it does drop now then great!

It's a gorgeous colorway.  I really hope it succeeds.
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: sambarugh on Wed, 23 March 2016, 18:21:32
It seems as though the drop has been removed from Massdrop.
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: zzyjayfree on Wed, 23 March 2016, 18:31:43
I would suggest adding N7 space in kit 2 otherwise people going for kit 1 & 2 will need to buy space bar. It just sounds weird.
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: zzyjayfree on Wed, 23 March 2016, 18:33:56
Man the green mod + base kit would be an insta-buy for me!!!!

Don't forget to grab extra space bar cause you DON'T HAVE ANY from kit 1&2!
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: jaffers on Wed, 23 March 2016, 20:09:36

Thoughts on these sets?

Base
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/JU7ji6d.png)



Green Mods
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/pl7dDSp.png)



Light Gray Mods
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/ERsOFsF.png)


-- Spacebar packs in the three (AE, N7, 3K) will also be available.
-- Outcasts kit absorbed among the three kits. Pairing either mods with the alphas will give you compatibility with most layouts (ANSI, ISO, WhiteFox, FC660, 1800, HHKB, 65%, 75%)

I'm tempted to think this will be even more confusing to the wide range of massdrop customers.

On the other hand it would make the set cheaper for those who want green mods only.

I'm kinda undecided on this one tbh.

How about just dropping numpad?
Feels to me like the majority of people just need tkl anyway...
Would be sad for 1800 layout people but might help with decreasing the price for the most.


Drop the numpad and I'll drop this group buy
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: monksoffunk on Wed, 23 March 2016, 20:15:15
Yanbo says:
Quote
This drop will be live again tomorrow 3/24/16 with new prices and kits!
Title: Re: [GB] Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set
Post by: Willyc277 on Wed, 23 March 2016, 21:31:31
Yanbo says:
Quote
This drop will be live again tomorrow 3/24/16 with new prices and kits!


Siiiick!! Will join up immediately! Got a light blue B.87 to throw it on. Might be endgame.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: MOZ on Thu, 24 March 2016, 03:18:28
Re-Launched with a new breakup, allowing you to pair the base with either mod kits.

Price Comparison:
All light gray - $115 vs $130, but now you have support for all the alternate layouts, no need to spend $28 on the Outcasts kit!
Base with Green mods - $188 vs $143, with support for the alternate layouts, no need to spend $28 on the Outcasts kit!
Full Monty - $225 vs $221, It's cheaper and more logical!
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: monksoffunk on Thu, 24 March 2016, 04:05:39
I'm in :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: WNovizar on Thu, 24 March 2016, 04:27:48
Re-Launched with a new breakup, allowing you to pair the base with either mod kits.

Price Comparison:
All light gray - $115 vs $130, but now you have support for all the alternate layouts, no need to spend $28 on the Outcasts kit!
Base with Green mods - $188 vs $143, with support for the alternate layouts, no need to spend $28 on the Outcasts kit!
Full Monty - $225 vs $221, It's cheaper and more logical!

Is the spacebar included in base kit?
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: MOZ on Thu, 24 March 2016, 04:57:12
It's what is pictured. Only the Light Gray modifiers has spacebars, if you buy only the green mods, you need to add a pair of spacebars.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: MOZ on Thu, 24 March 2016, 05:34:55
Updated OP with new renders from GMK.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: r5d on Thu, 24 March 2016, 06:28:03
Again ordered one of everything! Seems Massdrop didn't notify participants of the original drop (yet) about the change.

EDIT: Oh, and the whining has again started in MD comments  :-X
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: MOZ on Thu, 24 March 2016, 06:34:32
EDIT: Oh, and the whining has again started in MD comments  :-X
That'll always be there. Best to ignore them and only respond to genuine comments.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: geniekid on Thu, 24 March 2016, 09:04:29
Re-placed my order!  I threw in 2x light modifiers to hopefully help it succeed.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: MOZ on Thu, 24 March 2016, 09:08:47
Re-placed my order!  I threw in 2x light modifiers to hopefully help it succeed.

Thanks! I'm hopeful that this time we can make the numbers. Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: sambarugh on Thu, 24 March 2016, 09:14:19
Re-placed my order!  I threw in 2x light modifiers to hopefully help it succeed.

Thanks! I'm hopeful that this time we can make the numbers. Fingers crossed.

The amount of work you've put in to make this GB work is amazing - just don't want it to go unappreciated. Thanks man and I've reordered with extra spacebars.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: 64rky on Thu, 24 March 2016, 09:32:57
Am I missing something,  what happpened to 1800 support?
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: geniekid on Thu, 24 March 2016, 09:35:15
Am I missing something,  what happpened to 1800 support?

It's there in both modifier kits, instead of in a separate pack now.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: geniekid on Thu, 24 March 2016, 09:37:59
By the way, anyone with the promotional image/link in their signature needs to update the URL to point to the new drop on MD.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: 64rky on Thu, 24 March 2016, 09:45:05
Am I missing something,  what happpened to 1800 support?

It's there in both modifier kits, instead of in a separate pack now.

IT IS!!!!!!!  ORDERED EVERYTHING!
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: Limewirelord on Thu, 24 March 2016, 11:46:20
Oof, now it's like $230 for everything instead of $196.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: MOZ on Thu, 24 March 2016, 11:51:55
It was $225 for everything, now it's $221.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: Limewirelord on Thu, 24 March 2016, 11:55:41
It was $225 for everything, now it's $221.

I wasn't buying the outcast kit or anything, I forgot to mention.  It was $196 with the base kit, the modifier kits, and one of each green spacebar kit.  It's $236 with for the same options except more expensive because of the support for the niche boards.
Title: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: FoC_Tow on Thu, 24 March 2016, 12:07:35
It was $225 for everything, now it's $221.

I wasn't buying the outcast kit or anything, I forgot to mention.  It was $196 with the base kit, the modifier kits, and one of each green spacebar kit.  It's $236 with for the same options except more expensive because of the support for the niche boards.

It's probably impossible to just straight out make everything cheaper.

Splitting the mods and including the outcast seems to have decreased the price for lots of possible combinations.
Also including the outcast set increases chances for it reaching moq.

That being said I'm kind of in the same boat.
Was on the fence about adding outcast or not but I guess easy choice now, probably good to have the full set anyway xD
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: MOZ on Thu, 24 March 2016, 12:21:39
A very modular GMK buy doesn't work, it's been tried in the past, 2-3 kits really is the limit as far as modularity goes, because the individual MOQ for each kit is 150, or if somehow lowered, 100, not lower than that. Some compromises have to be made. In the case of this buy, I can understand that not many compromises have been done to reduce keycaps, and perhaps we could have left out some keys and gone for a more standard set, but where's the fun in that?
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: Limewirelord on Thu, 24 March 2016, 12:29:35
It's probably impossible to just straight out make everything cheaper.

Splitting the mods and including the outcast seems to have decreased the price for lots of possible combinations.
Also including the outcast set increases chances for it reaching moq.

That being said I'm kind of in the same boat.
Was on the fence about adding outcast or not but I guess easy choice now, probably good to have the full set anyway xD
I mean, the only way to make the group buy any cheaper is to get more people to join it in the first place.  I understand the desire for including support for niche keyboards as they're all gorgeous, but I'm not sure if endangering the entire group buy as a whole is worth it.  If 150 people can't get behind a kit for niche keyboard support, the number of people using that kit must already be very small.  Personally, I'd much rather have a group buy that is ultimately successful as it gets the kit into the hands of more people to show off to everyone instead of having a few vocal proponents push this small subset of keys that drives up the price of the set as a whole and reduce the potential number of people joining a group buy.

Yeah, I know I'm not really any sort of well known part of the greater keyboard community but these are my thoughts having lurked around for the most part in the past few years.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: MOZ on Thu, 24 March 2016, 12:35:49
It's probably impossible to just straight out make everything cheaper.

Splitting the mods and including the outcast seems to have decreased the price for lots of possible combinations.
Also including the outcast set increases chances for it reaching moq.

That being said I'm kind of in the same boat.
Was on the fence about adding outcast or not but I guess easy choice now, probably good to have the full set anyway xD
I mean, the only way to make the group buy any cheaper is to get more people to join it in the first place.  I understand the desire for including support for niche keyboards as they're all gorgeous, but I'm not sure if endangering the entire group buy as a whole is worth it.  If 150 people can't get behind a kit for niche keyboard support, the number of people using that kit must already be very small.  Personally, I'd much rather have a group buy that is ultimately successful as it gets the kit into the hands of more people to show off to everyone instead of having a few vocal proponents push this small subset of keys that drives up the price of the set as a whole and reduce the potential number of people joining a group buy.

Yeah, I know I'm not really any sort of well known part of the greater keyboard community but these are my thoughts having lurked around for the most part in the past few years.

I agree with your opinion, and I did mention that a compromise has to be made, in this case it was biased towards a more universal set. Let's see how things go, hopefully we make the required numbers.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: eksuen@Drop on Thu, 24 March 2016, 12:37:43
A very modular GMK buy doesn't work, it's been tried in the past, 2-3 kits really is the limit as far as modularity goes, because the individual MOQ for each kit is 150, or if somehow lowered, 100, not lower than that. Some compromises have to be made. In the case of this buy, I can understand that not many compromises have been done to reduce keycaps, and perhaps we could have left out some keys and gone for a more standard set, but where's the fun in that?

Totally understandable. I'm a fan of green colorways and I wish there were more of them (or maybe not so I can save my money), but I'm not a fan of paying extra for all-inclusive kits that support every niche layout. Including an ISO kit is fine, as there are a fair number of ISO users, but I don't want to subsidize the niche layouts with my purchase. It's selfish and I fully acknowledge it, but I think they should have to reach their own MOQ. That's the price they pay for getting obscure layouts and should have been something considered when they got an ErgoDox or what have you.

I do want this set, but I'm hesitant to dive into the relaunch lest a successful buy sets a precedent.

It's probably impossible to just straight out make everything cheaper.

Splitting the mods and including the outcast seems to have decreased the price for lots of possible combinations.
Also including the outcast set increases chances for it reaching moq.

That being said I'm kind of in the same boat.
Was on the fence about adding outcast or not but I guess easy choice now, probably good to have the full set anyway xD
I mean, the only way to make the group buy any cheaper is to get more people to join it in the first place.  I understand the desire for including support for niche keyboards as they're all gorgeous, but I'm not sure if endangering the entire group buy as a whole is worth it.  If 150 people can't get behind a kit for niche keyboard support, the number of people using that kit must already be very small.  Personally, I'd much rather have a group buy that is ultimately successful as it gets the kit into the hands of more people to show off to everyone instead of having a few vocal proponents push this small subset of keys that drives up the price of the set as a whole and reduce the potential number of people joining a group buy.

Yeah, I know I'm not really any sort of well known part of the greater keyboard community but these are my thoughts having lurked around for the most part in the past few years.

I feel the same way.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: LechnerDE on Fri, 25 March 2016, 13:51:40
Just wanted to place my order for the base and green mod set.

Is there any way to get one of each spacebar pack without adding extra orders?

I mean adding a 2nd and 3rd order just for the spacebars increases the shipping cost by 7,5$ which is kinda ridiculous  :(
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: MOZ on Fri, 25 March 2016, 14:07:54
Just wanted to place my order for the base and green mod set.

Is there any way to get one of each spacebar pack without adding extra orders?

I mean adding a 2nd and 3rd order just for the spacebars increases the shipping cost by 7,5$ which is kinda ridiculous  :(

I understand, I'll forward your query to Yanbo, hopefully we can work something out. :)
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: LechnerDE on Fri, 25 March 2016, 14:14:02
Just wanted to place my order for the base and green mod set.

Is there any way to get one of each spacebar pack without adding extra orders?

I mean adding a 2nd and 3rd order just for the spacebars increases the shipping cost by 7,5$ which is kinda ridiculous  :(

I understand, I'll forward your query to Yanbo, hopefully we can work something out. :)

Thank you!

I'll delay my order then  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: MOZ on Mon, 28 March 2016, 03:49:19
Updated OP with the current orders.

As much as I hate to admit it, looks like we won't hit the required numbers. Don't know what went wrong. Even after the restructuring, I feel like the same people who were participating before, participated this time round, and those bickering earlier still stayed away. :/
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: LechnerDE on Mon, 28 March 2016, 04:12:12
As much as I hate to admit it, looks like we won't hit the required numbers.

What a bummer :(

Just placed my order despite of the "spacebar situation".

Maybe there is some last minute surge, but as you said it's rather unlikely :(
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: radio_killah on Mon, 28 March 2016, 11:47:34
Updated OP with the current orders.

As much as I hate to admit it, looks like we won't hit the required numbers. Don't know what went wrong. Even after the restructuring, I feel like the same people who were participating before, participated this time round, and those bickering earlier still stayed away. :/

So basically the project is dead if it doesn't hit moq on massdrop?  :(
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: romevi on Mon, 28 March 2016, 11:49:08
Updated OP with the current orders.

As much as I hate to admit it, looks like we won't hit the required numbers. Don't know what went wrong. Even after the restructuring, I feel like the same people who were participating before, participated this time round, and those bickering earlier still stayed away. :/

So basically the project is dead if it doesn't hit moq on massdrop?  :(

 :(
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: Limewirelord on Mon, 28 March 2016, 11:56:21
I think a big problem is that a lot of people that were interested originally and didn't join because of the price aren't even aware that it relaunched.  Those that are interested and care already know that it relaunched, those that browse Massdrop or aren't regular posters on GH or /r/MK have no idea that this relaunched with a different price point.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: romevi on Mon, 28 March 2016, 11:57:09
Yeah, I had no idea it was relaunched until someone mentioned it elsewhere.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: Limewirelord on Mon, 28 March 2016, 13:02:02
Yeah, I had no idea it was relaunched until someone mentioned it elsewhere.
That, or all the GMK drops I've joined are doomed to fail.  RIP Miami Nights, SNES, and this.  Lime, destroyer of GMK drops.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: WinterIsle on Mon, 28 March 2016, 13:43:37
Just personal views;
Price isn't matter much, but the sub legends bugging me a lot because the keyset became like GMK Irish set instead of the original plain looking of Royal Alpha Typewriters.
Besides, some alpha keys are pad printed, some are not. If you got to type on them u will notice they feels very different on those that are pad printed.
Pad printed surface are having more resistance to finger tips; while regular double shot just feels smoother and better to me.

If people just want to put them on for photo shooting this set is looking very awesome to be honest, but practically for daily use ....well......
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Mon, 28 March 2016, 16:07:08
Just personal views;
Price isn't matter much, but the sub legends bugging me a lot because the keyset became like GMK Irish set instead of the original plain looking of Royal Alpha Typewriters.
Besides, some alpha keys are pad printed, some are not. If you got to type on them u will notice they feels very different on those that are pad printed.
Pad printed surface are having more resistance to finger tips; while regular double shot just feels smoother and better to me.

If people just want to put them on for photo shooting this set is looking very awesome to be honest, but practically for daily use ....well......

+1
loved the original direction that this was going - simple, elegant, GMK, green. totally missed the addition of all these dual legends.. seems like a bit of a stretch. in trying to do too many things with this set, it just became something else. all this said, i still signed up for the complete set, though.

MOZ, hope this doesn't deter you from moving forward with the other two sets!
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: monksoffunk on Tue, 29 March 2016, 01:46:51
Granite, Pulse, 1976, Nantucket and this set.
Too many sets run recently.
Anyway I joined ;D
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: MOZ on Tue, 29 March 2016, 02:38:40
The concern raised over the dual legends is interesting, what is more deterring the pad-printing or the sub-legends?
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Tue, 29 March 2016, 10:38:16
Sub legends. Imho, it's just too much going on
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: radio_killah on Tue, 29 March 2016, 11:01:01
Does it make it any cheaper to remove the pad printed sub legends?
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: MOZ on Tue, 29 March 2016, 11:07:28
Does it make it any cheaper to remove the pad printed sub legends?

Not much, pad-printing doesn't add a lot, off the top of my head, I think about $5-6 per set.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: Acerk on Tue, 29 March 2016, 11:19:13
The concern raised over the dual legends is interesting, what is more deterring the pad-printing or the sub-legends?
I doubt the sub-legends or pad-printing played a big part in the low interest so far. It was one of the things that separated this set from all the other two-tone sets. There's always the same people whining that they're not getting some obscure personal preference satisfied, and they want to let the whole world know how morally outraged they are about it. You are better off listening to your own gut than trying to satisfy everyone.

I'm curious what other people think of this. I think the original Triumph Adler group buy showed how it should be done (and also what should be improved). That is:


I also suspect that the colors might be a factor. The illustrations for this group buy are more thorough (good job!) than in the original Triumph Adler group buy, so no one is under the impression that it's going to have a faded/retro look. I may be wrong, but it looks to me like sets with more subdued colors (Dolch, Classic Beige, Hyperfuse etc) have wide interest. There are already so many "two-tone" sets on the market; white(ish) + some color. I personally got excited over the illustrations where the alphas looked grey.

I often find that I have little company in my preferences, so take what I say with a grain of salt.

MOZ, will you do any of the planned Triumph Adler group buys outside of Massdrop?
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: kurtle107 on Tue, 29 March 2016, 11:31:30
are they got the same problem like  Triumph Adler
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: priyadi on Tue, 29 March 2016, 11:54:19
Somehow I feel doing the group buy with Massdrop is the problem. Europeans are not overly fond of Massdrop (doesn't matter if the argument has merit or not, the fact remains). Add the fact that the sublegends are only usable to Europeans. Many others also feel the sublegends are unnecessary clutter.

Updated OP with the current orders.

As much as I hate to admit it, looks like we won't hit the required numbers. Don't know what went wrong. Even after the restructuring, I feel like the same people who were participating before, participated this time round, and those bickering earlier still stayed away. :/

Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: FoC_Tow on Tue, 29 March 2016, 14:20:25
Can't believe soo many people are voicing negative opinions towards the sublegends.

To me the sublegends are a major feature of the set that makes this very unique and attractive in terms of aesthetics.

And sublegends are pretty much all about aesthetics even tho I'm an us int user.
I don't really think the argument they are only attractive to Europeans hold up if you look at how many people enjoy the looks ru subs f.e.

Of course to each his own opinion, just wanted to voice mine.

Sublegends <3

Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: MOZ on Tue, 29 March 2016, 14:28:15
I too love the look of sublegends. Looks like we will have to stick to PBT for them :(
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: FoC_Tow on Tue, 29 March 2016, 14:37:56

I too love the look of sublegends. Looks like we will have to stick to PBT for them :(

Refuse to give up hope yet MOZ.
But we might brah true...

I would feel terrible seeing your gb fail, especially as this is a really unique and outstanding GMK gb.

Tbh it feels to me like people are making up excuses to what would have made this go more smoothly.
I don't think it's that easy but imo it's definitely not something wrong with the set but rather gmk buys not working out on md as well recently for whatever reason.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: romevi on Tue, 29 March 2016, 15:04:00
Can't believe soo many people are voicing negative opinions towards the sublegends.

To me the sublegends are a major feature of the set that makes this very unique and attractive in terms of aesthetics.

And sublegends are pretty much all about aesthetics even tho I'm an us int user.
I don't really think the argument they are only attractive to Europeans hold up if you look at how many people enjoy the looks ru subs f.e.

Of course to each his own opinion, just wanted to voice mine.

Sublegends <3

Same. I thought the whole point of this set WAS the sublegends.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: exitfire401 on Tue, 29 March 2016, 16:02:56
Can't believe soo many people are voicing negative opinions towards the sublegends.

To me the sublegends are a major feature of the set that makes this very unique and attractive in terms of aesthetics.

And sublegends are pretty much all about aesthetics even tho I'm an us int user.
I don't really think the argument they are only attractive to Europeans hold up if you look at how many people enjoy the looks ru subs f.e.

Of course to each his own opinion, just wanted to voice mine.

Sublegends <3

Just gonna throw my 2 cents in the ring. I want this set SOOOOOOOO much. Almost more than I wanted GMK Hyperfuse. The sublegends are a massive selling point for me as I love the original set. The only reason I haven't ordered is that nobody else is ordering. I would love this set, but I can't afford to have $150 tied up unless it's a sure thing. So as much as it disappoints me, I can't throw my hat into the ring with it this far out. The only qualm I had about this buy was that the set was set up with the extras (which I would have needed for the 1800 compatibility) outside of the main buy with absolutely no guarantee they would be made, so I was stuck waiting to see what happened. Now with the set reorganized, I'm more than happy purchsing the set the way I want, but nobody is in the buy anymore...Super depressing. Especially since this is a colorway I've been dreaming of for a looooooong time now.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: priyadi on Tue, 29 March 2016, 16:07:53
yeah. this is the first ever US international custom keyset. shame if it won't get produced. if this really fails, please consider doing a run independently without massdrop.

I too love the look of sublegends. Looks like we will have to stick to PBT for them :(
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: Limewirelord on Tue, 29 March 2016, 16:14:00
I wouldn't pay as much for this set without the sublegends.  This, SNES, Penumbra/Solarized, and Miami Nights (RIP) have been the only sets I've wanted in a while.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: Willyc277 on Tue, 29 March 2016, 17:35:23
Like others have said, the sub legends are what attracted me to this set. Doesn't really stand out without them imo.


Will try and pump it on Reddit when I get home later as I really want this to succeed.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: radio_killah on Tue, 29 March 2016, 18:51:19
I think the set is fine as is. What we need to do is generate more hype about it and get people to open their wallets so we can make this happen. It does us no good to try and change the set this late in the game. The only thing we can realistically do is try and get more people to join the buy.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: MOZ on Wed, 30 March 2016, 00:09:03
Not looking to change the set, just getting feedback on the slow response.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: redskull on Wed, 30 March 2016, 04:52:35
maybe its the general financial state of everyone on top of the many non-keyboard stuff thats coming out on sales. even on massdrop there are so many things to buy comparing to when it started.

p/s; check your email MOZ.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: MOZ on Wed, 30 March 2016, 04:54:31
Maybe, but as the community grows, so will the choices.

Got your email, working on it.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: sambarugh on Wed, 30 March 2016, 09:52:30
The numbers only seem to be going down now, defeat is imminent.

This is extremely upsetting as these modifiers were part of an end game layout for me...
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: LechnerDE on Wed, 30 March 2016, 12:01:43
I would love this set, but I can't afford to have $150 tied up unless it's a sure thing.

Don't you just authorize massdrop to get the money from your bank account IF the drop is succesful?

I don't think my money is tied up. If the drop happens I am very happy - if not it's like it never existed.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: Limewirelord on Wed, 30 March 2016, 14:25:16
I would love this set, but I can't afford to have $150 tied up unless it's a sure thing.

Don't you just authorize massdrop to get the money from your bank account IF the drop is succesful?

I don't think my money is tied up. If the drop happens I am very happy - if not it's like it never existed.
Correct.  You're not charged until the drop ends and succeeds.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: priyadi on Wed, 30 March 2016, 14:56:20
Massdrop launched Planck and Preonic today, this is probably the reason. They will be very popular and probably will only happen once a year. Custom keycaps on the other hand are once in a month event, and plenty of them will be available on secondary markets.

The numbers only seem to be going down now, defeat is imminent.

This is extremely upsetting as these modifiers were part of an end game layout for me...

Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: MOZ on Wed, 30 March 2016, 15:15:35
And.... We are again below 90 orders.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Wed, 30 March 2016, 15:21:14
I have yet to buy in and from the looks of what I want to get I will be buying two sets of alphas, both mods and all three spacebar kits.

Just need to move funds into paypal and then I will be good to purchase.

This will be the most I have spent on a keyset since joining.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: MOZ on Wed, 30 March 2016, 15:24:34
Thanks, it's best to join ASAP, as payment is debited only if the drop is successful. Adding orders gives people confidence that we are going to make it and encourages others to participate.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Wed, 30 March 2016, 15:26:06
Thanks, it's best to join ASAP, as payment is debited only if the drop is successful. Adding orders gives people confidence that we are going to make it and encourages others to participate.

I will join by the end of the day  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Wed, 30 March 2016, 20:54:14
One of each mod set or two of one and one of the other.

Anyone want to chime in? I am already getting two sets of alphas due to shine reasoning.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: evangs on Thu, 31 March 2016, 01:31:49
I joined, but don't have much hope in this dropping...
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: shower_king on Thu, 31 March 2016, 02:06:58
i don't want to complain negative remarks on this and i want to provide some constructive advice.
sublegend is charmingful and tantalizingly attracting me to this GB, .
i love to look it ,just look it not use it as nomal .since i know the feeling on sublegend, yeah ,i love this so much and looking at it.
i will buy the AE AND 3K MOD KIT without sulegend and abandon the suglegended alpha
good luck with you and hope this will make dream come true.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: LechnerDE on Thu, 31 March 2016, 02:12:40
Despite seeing all these people adding orders the total number is still decreasing on Massdrop :(

Is there a chance that Massdrop will still place an order and sell the extra kits later for a little markup?

Once people see the real keys on a nice board, there is not doubt there will be enough interest to sell them within 24h...
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: MOZ on Thu, 31 March 2016, 03:09:46
Despite seeing all these people adding orders the total number is still decreasing on Massdrop :(

Is there a chance that Massdrop will still place an order and sell the extra kits later for a little markup?

Once people see the real keys on a nice board, there is not doubt there will be enough interest to sell them within 24h...


I'll try and work something out and keep our fingers crossed for this one.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: WNovizar on Thu, 31 March 2016, 03:26:18
Despite seeing all these people adding orders the total number is still decreasing on Massdrop :(

Is there a chance that Massdrop will still place an order and sell the extra kits later for a little markup?

Once people see the real keys on a nice board, there is not doubt there will be enough interest to sell them within 24h...


I'll try and work something out and keep our fingers crossed for this one.

Ohhh you are going to do some traditional GB? fill me in!
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: MOZ on Thu, 31 March 2016, 03:29:46
Ohhh you are going to do some traditional GB? fill me in!

No, definitely no traditional GB at least from me. If someone else wants to do it and this fails, sure you are welcome.

I will try to get some vendor support and see what our friends from the far-east can chip in with.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: WNovizar on Thu, 31 March 2016, 03:32:32
Ohhh you are going to do some traditional GB? fill me in!

No, definitely no traditional GB at least from me. If someone else wants to do it and this fails, sure you are welcome.

I will try to get some vendor support and see what our friends from the far-east can chip in with.

No way I won't do GB man, too much hassle  :p :p :p

Hopefully this drop is successful, I really want it to be.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: effectiveduck on Thu, 31 March 2016, 03:51:30
I haven't read thought this thread so hopefully what I'm about to say hasn't been said already.

From my perspective there's a few issues with this set, but the main problem is that there's a very good chance that, if this set got 150 orders, only the base kit would hit MOQ due to there being 2 options for modifiers. Most people will only choose one, making the effective MOQ closer to 250 (based on current order ratio) just to get 1 of the mod sets made.

I think if you wanted to try again I would suggest:
- Combining the base and green mod sets + light grey spacebars, to make 1 full kit.
- Keep the light grey mods as a seperate kit.
- Try and reduce the cost of spacebars, though I understand that this isn't up to you it just seems like a lot.

EDIT: Sorry if this sounded rude, just wanted to offer another perspective.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Thu, 31 March 2016, 09:24:15
Just entered. My wallet is dead.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: Limewirelord on Thu, 31 March 2016, 12:29:43
I haven't read thought this thread so hopefully what I'm about to say hasn't been said already.

From my perspective there's a few issues with this set, but the main problem is that there's a very good chance that, if this set got 150 orders, only the base kit would hit MOQ due to there being 2 options for modifiers. Most people will only choose one, making the effective MOQ closer to 250 (based on current order ratio) just to get 1 of the mod sets made.

I think if you wanted to try again I would suggest:
- Combining the base and green mod sets + light grey spacebars, to make 1 full kit.
- Keep the light grey mods as a seperate kit.
- Try and reduce the cost of spacebars, though I understand that this isn't up to you it just seems like a lot.

EDIT: Sorry if this sounded rude, just wanted to offer another perspective.

More problems I can think of:
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Thu, 31 March 2016, 12:30:33
I haven't read thought this thread so hopefully what I'm about to say hasn't been said already.

From my perspective there's a few issues with this set, but the main problem is that there's a very good chance that, if this set got 150 orders, only the base kit would hit MOQ due to there being 2 options for modifiers. Most people will only choose one, making the effective MOQ closer to 250 (based on current order ratio) just to get 1 of the mod sets made.

I think if you wanted to try again I would suggest:
- Combining the base and green mod sets + light grey spacebars, to make 1 full kit.
- Keep the light grey mods as a seperate kit.
- Try and reduce the cost of spacebars, though I understand that this isn't up to you it just seems like a lot.

EDIT: Sorry if this sounded rude, just wanted to offer another perspective.

More problems I can think of:
  • Massdrop adds additional cost to already expensive GMK group buys
  • GMK Triumph Adler's shipping disaster and the weird color mixing driving away people who used to be interested in GMK sets

Don't forget that the low pricing conditioned people to think it was typical.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: priyadi on Thu, 31 March 2016, 12:49:43
Massdrop screwed us up by launching Planck & Preonic before ours ends. This alone probably accounts for at least 50 defections. If this set is compatible with Planck/Preonic, only then it would make sense to launch Planck/Preonic now. They are usually pretty smart about this, but apparently not this time. Next time we are doing this with Massdrop, let's make sure they get the timing right.

More problems I can think of:
  • Massdrop adds additional cost to already expensive GMK group buys
  • GMK Triumph Adler's shipping disaster and the weird color mixing driving away people who used to be interested in GMK sets

Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: romevi on Thu, 31 March 2016, 17:28:42
Massdrop screwed us up by launching Planck & Preonic before ours ends. This alone probably accounts for at least 50 defections. If this set is compatible with Planck/Preonic, only then it would make sense to launch Planck/Preonic now. They are usually pretty smart about this, but apparently not this time. Next time we are doing this with Massdrop, let's make sure they get the timing right.

More problems I can think of:
  • Massdrop adds additional cost to already expensive GMK group buys
  • GMK Triumph Adler's shipping disaster and the weird color mixing driving away people who used to be interested in GMK sets

I don't think that has anything to do with conflicts of interest. There have been multiple times where big price items have dropped side to side.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: Limewirelord on Fri, 01 April 2016, 01:42:04
Don't forget that the low pricing conditioned people to think it was typical.
Is that really the fault of the group buy though? GMK is the prohibitively expensive to those with a passing interest in the hobby, I'd go for a Granite set over something like this if I wasn't more into keyboards either.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: priyadi on Fri, 01 April 2016, 02:11:34
This does happen all the time. A recent & extreme example, a headphone product had 40+ buyers, but after MD launched TH-X00, the number went back to under 10 in less than a couple hours. Usually competition between drops won't matter much, but unfortunately GMK products have unique properties of being relatively expensive and have very high MOQ at the same time.

I don't think that has anything to do with conflicts of interest. There have been multiple times where big price items have dropped side to side.

Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: kurtle107 on Fri, 01 April 2016, 12:32:05
sir can you ship to viet nam please, im want to buy 1 set, this set look amazing
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: MOZ on Fri, 01 April 2016, 13:30:54
sir can you ship to viet nam please, im want to buy 1 set, this set look amazing

You can order on MassDrop :)
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: LechnerDE on Fri, 01 April 2016, 14:16:29
sir can you ship to viet nam please, im want to buy 1 set, this set look amazing

You can order on MassDrop :)

If I am not mistaken Massdrop doesn't ship to Vietnam because they had problems in the past. Not 100% sure though...

Maybe that's why he is looking for a proxy.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: mrboovn on Fri, 01 April 2016, 21:18:14
sir can you ship to viet nam please, im want to buy 1 set, this set look amazing

You can order on MassDrop :)

If I am not mistaken Massdrop doesn't ship to Vietnam because they had problems in the past. Not 100% sure though...

Maybe that's why he is looking for a proxy.
That's right.But VNMK is having a GB for this set.So i don't know if the GB was cancelled or he want to buy seprately
Btw,I hope any vendor as Originative or Ctrl gonna do something to save this GB.I have been waiting so long for this set by GMK  :'(
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: kurtle107 on Fri, 01 April 2016, 21:19:36
sir can you ship to viet nam please, im want to buy 1 set, this set look amazing
bro MD not ship to Việt Nam!,
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: Limewirelord on Sat, 02 April 2016, 02:05:17
I wonder how many people we could get if we could get a distributor to send sets to Vietnam?
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: kurtle107 on Sat, 02 April 2016, 03:55:45
I wonder how many people we could get if we could get a distributor to send sets to Vietnam?
i dont know may be only me, i just want to save this drop
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Mon, 04 April 2016, 12:43:38
Getting closer. Here's to hoping for some purchases from some Proxies and vendors!
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: sambarugh on Mon, 04 April 2016, 13:32:09
Getting closer. Here's to hoping for some purchases from some Proxies and vendors!

I'm happy to proxy this for anyone just to get the drop to happen. We're so close!
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: Limewirelord on Mon, 04 April 2016, 13:39:54
122 orders.  28 more orders in the next 12 hours, what do you guys think?  Maybe Massdrop can pick up the rest of the orders and sell them in an April or May Bazaar sale or something...  Here's to hoping it goes through, I can't afford more than one complete set.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Mon, 04 April 2016, 13:43:12
122 orders.  28 more orders in the next 12 hours, what do you guys think?  Maybe Massdrop can pick up the rest of the orders and sell them in an April or May Bazaar sale or something...  Here's to hoping it goes through, I can't afford more than one complete set.

I really hope it goes through. With all the orders, recently I think we have a chance.

I have spent all I can on this and probably more than I should have.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: MOZ on Mon, 04 April 2016, 13:50:08
Thanks everyone for their support!

Here's hoping we cross the line!
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: zzyjayfree on Mon, 04 April 2016, 14:04:03
122 orders.  28 more orders in the next 12 hours, what do you guys think?  Maybe Massdrop can pick up the rest of the orders and sell them in an April or May Bazaar sale or something...  Here's to hoping it goes through, I can't afford more than one complete set.

Isn't there a MOQ for each kit? 122 orders don't necessarily mean 122 for each kit... I hope we can pass the MOQ too.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Mon, 04 April 2016, 14:17:46
Anyone wanna post this on Reddit again?
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: MOZ on Mon, 04 April 2016, 14:17:53
122 orders.  28 more orders in the next 12 hours, what do you guys think?  Maybe Massdrop can pick up the rest of the orders and sell them in an April or May Bazaar sale or something...  Here's to hoping it goes through, I can't afford more than one complete set.

Isn't there a MOQ for each kit? 122 orders don't necessarily mean 122 for each kit... I hope we can pass the MOQ too.

That is correct.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: romevi on Mon, 04 April 2016, 15:27:53
Oof. So, not to be a Debbie Downer, but this set probably won't be happening?
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Mon, 04 April 2016, 15:32:44
Oof. So, not to be a Debbie Downer, but this set probably won't be happening?

Still some time left.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: romevi on Mon, 04 April 2016, 15:35:37
Oof. So, not to be a Debbie Downer, but this set probably won't be happening?

Still some time left.

I definitely want this set to happen, but I'm just speculating based on the fact that each kit needs 150 orders minimum and we have only ~130 total.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Mon, 04 April 2016, 15:38:03
Oof. So, not to be a Debbie Downer, but this set probably won't be happening?

Still some time left.

I definitely want this set to happen, but I'm just speculating based on the fact that each kit needs 150 orders minimum and we have only ~130 total.

There is always the chance of vendors and such picking up orders at the last minute. It is irritating though that MD hasn't updated the Kit count though.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Mon, 04 April 2016, 23:02:27
Apologize for double posting but it looks like it is going to happen!
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: mrboovn on Mon, 04 April 2016, 23:25:59
Finally,it's alive  ;D ;D Congrats Moz for your great works  :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Mon, 04 April 2016, 23:27:19
Finally,it's alive  ;D ;D Congrats Moz for your great works  :thumb: :thumb:

Yeah and it's up to 181 sets!
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: romevi on Mon, 04 April 2016, 23:34:29
Finally,it's alive  ;D ;D Congrats Moz for your great works  :thumb: :thumb:

Yeah and it's up to 181 sets!

So this will happen even though none of the individual sets have reached MOQ?
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Mon, 04 April 2016, 23:37:10
Finally,it's alive  ;D ;D Congrats Moz for your great works  :thumb: :thumb:

Yeah and it's up to 181 sets!

So this will happen even though none of the individual sets have reached MOQ?

The issue is those numbers haven't been updated and over 50 orders have been added today alone. That is not even accounting for the last few days as well.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: exitfire401 on Mon, 04 April 2016, 23:37:43
Finally,it's alive  ;D ;D Congrats Moz for your great works  :thumb: :thumb:

Yeah and it's up to 181 sets!

So this will happen even though none of the individual sets have reached MOQ?

My guess is no, but I'm hoping MD will make up the difference to sell off on their own. I really want this set
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Mon, 04 April 2016, 23:39:06
Finally,it's alive  ;D ;D Congrats Moz for your great works  :thumb: :thumb:

Yeah and it's up to 181 sets!

So this will happen even though none of the individual sets have reached MOQ?

My guess is no, but I'm hoping MD will make up the difference to sell off on their own. I really want this set

Those numbers haven't been updated in a few days though :/
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: romevi on Mon, 04 April 2016, 23:55:37
Finally,it's alive  ;D ;D Congrats Moz for your great works  :thumb: :thumb:

Yeah and it's up to 181 sets!

So this will happen even though none of the individual sets have reached MOQ?

My guess is no, but I'm hoping MD will make up the difference to sell off on their own. I really want this set

Those numbers haven't been updated in a few days though :/

Look at the total numbers, however--only around 180. If one set were to reach MOQ, then 150/180 orders has to be one of the sets, and unfortunately none of those kits constitutes a full keyboard kit.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Mon, 04 April 2016, 23:58:54
Finally,it's alive  ;D ;D Congrats Moz for your great works  :thumb: :thumb:

Yeah and it's up to 181 sets!

So this will happen even though none of the individual sets have reached MOQ?

My guess is no, but I'm hoping MD will make up the difference to sell off on their own. I really want this set

Those numbers haven't been updated in a few days though :/

Look at the total numbers, however--only around 180. If one set were to reach MOQ, then 150/180 orders has to be one of the sets, and unfortunately none of those kits constitutes a full keyboard kit.

I understand that. We can only wait and see at this point though.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: romevi on Tue, 05 April 2016, 00:02:26
Finally,it's alive  ;D ;D Congrats Moz for your great works  :thumb: :thumb:

Yeah and it's up to 181 sets!

So this will happen even though none of the individual sets have reached MOQ?

My guess is no, but I'm hoping MD will make up the difference to sell off on their own. I really want this set

Those numbers haven't been updated in a few days though :/

Look at the total numbers, however--only around 180. If one set were to reach MOQ, then 150/180 orders has to be one of the sets, and unfortunately none of those kits constitutes a full keyboard kit.

I understand that. We can only wait and see at this point though.

 :-[
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: radio_killah on Tue, 05 April 2016, 00:03:15
Yeah it would be completely pointless for only one pack to drop, and I mean even if we did get 150 orders on the base set, we still need mods... which are separated into 2 different packs that probably won't hit MOQ.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: FoC_Tow on Tue, 05 April 2016, 00:19:29
Yeah it would be completely pointless for only one pack to drop, and I mean even if we did get 150 orders on the base set, we still need mods... which are separated into 2 different packs that probably won't hit MOQ.

I suspect many people may have bought mods only.
Latest updated numbers suggest the green modkit actually had slightly more orders then the base kit, so maybe we are in a good spot for green mods at least.

It would be sad if not all of the options make it tho since I feel like they are all equally important to creating the full experience...
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: exitfire401 on Tue, 05 April 2016, 00:31:01
Welp, imo, the grey mods killed the buy haha. I would love the entire set, but don't have $200 to drop on it. Also, as the rep said, looks like if grey mods are dropped altogether, it would lower base kit even more. As much as I hate to say it, buy looks dead in the water.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: romevi on Tue, 05 April 2016, 00:34:37
If it dies, I would love for this to come back, but with the alphas and green mods as one kit, seeing as that's the real meat of the set. Then the light mods and space bars as separate child deals.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: exitfire401 on Tue, 05 April 2016, 01:44:51
If it dies, I would love for this to come back, but with the alphas and green mods as one kit, seeing as that's the real meat of the set. Then the light mods and space bars as separate child deals.

If I wasn't about to start the home buying process, I'd probably attempt to run without the light mods myself.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: WNovizar on Tue, 05 April 2016, 01:49:35
If it dies, I would love for this to come back, but with the alphas and green mods as one kit, seeing as that's the real meat of the set. Then the light mods and space bars as separate child deals.

If I wasn't about to start the home buying process, I'd probably attempt to run without the light mods myself.

I hope people who ordered only base kit and green mods realizes that they still need spacebar to complete the set.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: Pwner on Tue, 05 April 2016, 02:58:16
If it dies, I would love for this to come back, but with the alphas and green mods as one kit, seeing as that's the real meat of the set. Then the light mods and space bars as separate child deals.

This is what I was hoping for from the start.  Then again, even with the base kit and green mods seperate, the total price probably isn't going to be much different.  $138 doesn't really seem that bad.

Numbers were finally updated:
Base Kit - 118 / Unlock - 150
Green Modifiers Kit - 106 / Unlock - 150
Light Gray Modifiers Kit - 42 / Unlock - 150
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: kurtle107 on Tue, 05 April 2016, 09:57:43
sir can you ship to viet nam please, im want to buy 1 set, this set look amazing

You can order on MassDrop :)

If I am not mistaken Massdrop doesn't ship to Vietnam because they had problems in the past. Not 100% sure though...

Maybe that's why he is looking for a proxy.
yep because some bastard then we got this ****, now i have to look for the way to get this set
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: sambarugh on Tue, 05 April 2016, 10:08:43
The buy has been extended as is now up to 231. Hopefully this extra day will allow us to reach our goal(s).
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Tue, 05 April 2016, 10:10:45
The buy has been extended as is now up to 231. Hopefully this extra day will allow us to reach our goal(s).

Only if people pick up more base and green mod kits.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: LechnerDE on Tue, 05 April 2016, 11:38:03
Any update on the extra spacebar "situation"?

If I order a 2nd spacebar kit I have to add another order which means another 5$ in shipping. Adding a 3rd spacabar kit is another 5$ for shipping.

This keeps me from buying the green spacebars in addition to my fullsize set :(
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: Phirr on Tue, 05 April 2016, 11:38:27
Posted on reddit. Hopefully that helps put it over the edge.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: MOZ on Tue, 05 April 2016, 11:44:18
Any update on the extra spacebar "situation"?

If I order a 2nd spacebar kit I have to add another order which means another 5$ in shipping. Adding a 3rd spacabar kit is another 5$ for shipping.

This keeps me from buying the green spacebars in addition to my fullsize set :(

Someone raised the same question on MassDrop. I've emailed them on the same. Since MassDrop is hosting this, it's their decision on how to handle it.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: megaforce on Tue, 05 April 2016, 12:11:29
Guys, each set needs to hit 150, the main counter is how many orders they've received total...
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: Limewirelord on Tue, 05 April 2016, 12:39:35
All orders are good orders now, as far as I'm concerned.  I really hope this gets off the ground.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: LechnerDE on Tue, 05 April 2016, 13:45:30
Any update on the extra spacebar "situation"?

If I order a 2nd spacebar kit I have to add another order which means another 5$ in shipping. Adding a 3rd spacabar kit is another 5$ for shipping.

This keeps me from buying the green spacebars in addition to my fullsize set :(

Someone raised the same question on MassDrop. I've emailed them on the same. Since MassDrop is hosting this, it's their decision on how to handle it.

Ok, thank you. As long as the main set makes it I'll be happy. Extra spacebars is just a bonus  ;)
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: swimmingbird on Wed, 06 April 2016, 01:53:12
Didn't realize the deal with spacebars and shipping - I really hope MD refund this appropriatelyl
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: WNovizar on Wed, 06 April 2016, 02:47:38
Since I got charged for my order, does this set really happening? :eek: :eek:
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: popkorn62 on Wed, 06 April 2016, 02:51:59
Looks like it's tipped good jobs guys!!
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: FoC_Tow on Wed, 06 April 2016, 02:57:07
Any idea if all child deals like spacebars will happen?
MD just says drop succesfull as far as I can tell...
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: popkorn62 on Wed, 06 April 2016, 05:04:10
Any idea if all child deals like spacebars will happen?
MD just says drop succesfull as far as I can tell...
I think if you got charged for whatever you selected then they got tipped?
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: Phirr on Wed, 06 April 2016, 11:27:48
So now that this tipped can you show us the other two designs you cooked up? Or has doing mockups for the pbt sets taken all of your design energy?
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: lolpes on Wed, 06 April 2016, 11:31:04
Congrats on finishing the GB MOZ!
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: FoC_Tow on Wed, 06 April 2016, 11:33:50
Cratz MOZ!
Glad the community managed to step up on this one, can't wait! ;D


So now that this tipped can you show us the other two designs you cooked up? Or has doing mockups for the pbt sets taken all of your design energy?

Wallet pain comeback is real already...
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: megaforce on Wed, 06 April 2016, 11:51:30
Well, I also was charged for my light-grey mod set. Whether it was an automatic process or not remains the looming question :/
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: MOZ on Wed, 06 April 2016, 11:53:36
It's as much a mystery to me, San Francisco just woke up,  so expect a reply from MassDrop in a few hours.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Wed, 06 April 2016, 21:01:27
Emailed Massdrop to see if I could alter my order slightly. Email sent less than 12 hours after drop ends.

Get email back saying the order has already been placed and nothing can be changed. I am slightly disappointed to hear it to say the least.

I was only looking to change a green mod pack to grey.  :(
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: geniekid on Wed, 06 April 2016, 21:11:25
Emailed Massdrop to see if I could alter my order slightly. Email sent less than 12 hours after drop ends.

Get email back saying the order has already been placed and nothing can be changed. I am slightly disappointed to hear it to say the least.

I was only looking to change a green mod pack to grey.  :(

You saw the light but it was too late :(
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Wed, 06 April 2016, 21:13:13
Emailed Massdrop to see if I could alter my order slightly. Email sent less than 12 hours after drop ends.

Get email back saying the order has already been placed and nothing can be changed. I am slightly disappointed to hear it to say the least.

I was only looking to change a green mod pack to grey.  :(

You saw the light but it was too late :(

Well I had the grey set in my inventory, but based on numbers it wasn't gonna happen at the time I went to bed.

I had seen the light long before a lot of people. Just got ****ed cause of assclowns who joined extremely late.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: WNovizar on Wed, 06 April 2016, 22:01:26
Well I ordered all of the kits except white spacebars, hoping that if light grey kit gets through, I already have white spacebar anyway. Now, all of them got charged, so....... ;D
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: geniekid on Fri, 08 April 2016, 08:34:03
It's as much a mystery to me, San Francisco just woke up,  so expect a reply from MassDrop in a few hours.

Did you ever hear back from MD, MOZ?
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: MOZ on Fri, 08 April 2016, 08:41:52
I did, they said, they are running the numbers to see what will be produced. The money was debited for the complete order for everyone by the system automatically, this doesn't ensure that every kit will be produced. Depending on if some kit is not produced, the remaining amount will be refunded, so don't worry. We are going to try and make sure that all three kits at very least do get produced.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: geniekid on Fri, 08 April 2016, 08:44:39
I did, they said, they are running the numbers to see what will be produced. The money was debited for the complete order for everyone by the system automatically, this doesn't ensure that every kit will be produced. Depending on if some kit is not produced, the remaining amount will be refunded, so don't worry. We are going to try and make sure that all three kits at very least do get produced.

Sounds good.  Thank you.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Fri, 08 April 2016, 09:37:03
I did, they said, they are running the numbers to see what will be produced. The money was debited for the complete order for everyone by the system automatically, this doesn't ensure that every kit will be produced. Depending on if some kit is not produced, the remaining amount will be refunded, so don't worry. We are going to try and make sure that all three kits at very least do get produced.

Well now I am pissed at Massdrop. Their customer service said they already sent the numbers and that I couldn't alter my order.

What the **** is up on their end then?
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: MOZ on Fri, 08 April 2016, 09:45:50
I did, they said, they are running the numbers to see what will be produced. The money was debited for the complete order for everyone by the system automatically, this doesn't ensure that every kit will be produced. Depending on if some kit is not produced, the remaining amount will be refunded, so don't worry. We are going to try and make sure that all three kits at very least do get produced.

Well now I am pissed at Massdrop. Their customer service said they already sent the numbers and that I couldn't alter my order.

What the **** is up on their end then?

Changing order now is going to complicate things. We want to try and make all three kits happen, that way no order changes will be required. We are in the process of aggregating orders from MassDrop, Chinese proxies and any vendor that might be interested in stocking some keycaps, this is all the make sure the gray mods reach a number which we can request GMK to produce as that is the only one that is going to be problematic. In the case that the grey mods don't happen, we'll work out a way to confirm orders from all the participants.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Fri, 08 April 2016, 09:48:54
I did, they said, they are running the numbers to see what will be produced. The money was debited for the complete order for everyone by the system automatically, this doesn't ensure that every kit will be produced. Depending on if some kit is not produced, the remaining amount will be refunded, so don't worry. We are going to try and make sure that all three kits at very least do get produced.

Well now I am pissed at Massdrop. Their customer service said they already sent the numbers and that I couldn't alter my order.

What the **** is up on their end then?

Changing order now is going to complicate things. We want to try and make all three kits happen, that way no order changes will be required. We are in the process of aggregating orders from MassDrop, Chinese proxies and any vendor that might be interested in stocking some keycaps, this is all the make sure the gray mods reach a number which we can request GMK to produce as that is the only one that is going to be problematic. In the case that the grey mods don't happen, we'll work out a way to confirm orders from all the participants.

Well that is the issue. I want to change a green mod kit to a grey to try to help the gray happen.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: MOZ on Fri, 08 April 2016, 09:56:58
Well that is the issue. I want to change a green mod kit to a grey to try to help the gray happen.
I understand your sentiment. Really appreciate it.

If we are short of 1 kit to reaching the grey, I'll ask for your order to be changed :))
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: romevi on Fri, 08 April 2016, 09:59:20
How much was the gray mod kit? Is it possible to order one?
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Fri, 08 April 2016, 10:00:48
Well that is the issue. I want to change a green mod kit to a grey to try to help the gray happen.
I understand your sentiment. Really appreciate it.

If we are short of 1 kit to reaching the grey, I'll ask for your order to be changed :))

Well the issue is I really wanted one of each mod kit and when I saw the numbers and that grey seemed like it wouldn't drop I changed my order to try to help the drop. I really want the grey mods as well though.  :(
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: priyadi on Fri, 08 April 2016, 10:40:27
The problem with refunds is those who are paying with non USD credit card/paypal account will still have to pay for currency exchange difference. I hope this doesn't happen. MD should process captures manually if the decision is still not final.

I did, they said, they are running the numbers to see what will be produced. The money was debited for the complete order for everyone by the system automatically, this doesn't ensure that every kit will be produced. Depending on if some kit is not produced, the remaining amount will be refunded, so don't worry. We are going to try and make sure that all three kits at very least do get produced.

Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: evangs on Fri, 08 April 2016, 10:57:19
The problem with refunds is those who are paying with non USD credit card/paypal account will still have to pay for currency exchange difference. I hope this doesn't happen. MD should process captures manually if the decision is still not final.

I did, they said, they are running the numbers to see what will be produced. The money was debited for the complete order for everyone by the system automatically, this doesn't ensure that every kit will be produced. Depending on if some kit is not produced, the remaining amount will be refunded, so don't worry. We are going to try and make sure that all three kits at very least do get produced.

They really need to update their site to accommodate multiple kit drops and to update in real time.... Those are not features that should be difficult to implement, I am a web developer so I would know.

Massdrop needs to up their tech game
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 09 April 2016, 03:09:14
Don't Massdrop often have a few extra sets of whatever made?  They have a big sale every now and again where they sell off the few extra sets they have made of many of the group buys.  Perhaps there are a few extra sets of this that were made?
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: swimmingbird on Sun, 10 April 2016, 07:08:15
Interested to see how this pans out - I'd be pretty surprised at this point if MD cancelled the gray mods

Then again, their system isn't designed to have multiple MOQs in a "drop"
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: jaffers on Mon, 11 April 2016, 03:09:56
https://world.taobao.com/item/528461924048.htm

bruh, Brruh, BRUH
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Mon, 11 April 2016, 16:19:50
https://world.taobao.com/item/528461924048.htm

bruh, Brruh, BRUH

shameless
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: MOZ on Tue, 12 April 2016, 00:18:22
It's great, they will help us make sure we reach MOQ.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: exitfire401 on Tue, 12 April 2016, 00:25:02
It's great, they will help us make sure we reach MOQ.

This makes me so damn happy. Like I said at the beginning, this is one of my dream sets, and the fact that it's 1800 compatible made it a must own. Thanks again for going through the trouble MOZ!
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Tue, 12 April 2016, 00:39:01
Still upset I can't change my order.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: onmybikedrunk on Tue, 12 April 2016, 00:46:30
*Shakes head* I was debating this for weeks because I bought a new house and all... now regret manifests itself. Ah well.  Hopefully this works out for everyone who anted up.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Tue, 12 April 2016, 01:34:47
It's great, they will help us make sure we reach MOQ.

so... it's not dead? i thought the drop ended
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: MOZ on Tue, 12 April 2016, 02:03:36
No, the drop isn't dead. I have been approached by a US based vendor as well who would be stocking up a sizable number of kits, so if you missed out there's still a chance.

We are just aggregating all the orders from the various sources.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: romevi on Tue, 12 April 2016, 08:36:40
No, the drop isn't dead. I have been approached by a US based vendor as well who would be stocking up a sizable number of kits, so if you missed out there's still a chance.

We are just aggregating all the orders from the various sources.

Great! Wasn't able to get a full set because of finances, but I'll definitely pick one up later.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Tue, 12 April 2016, 10:19:29
No, the drop isn't dead. I have been approached by a US based vendor as well who would be stocking up a sizable number of kits, so if you missed out there's still a chance.

We are just aggregating all the orders from the various sources.

Still no chance at changing an order done through MD though?
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Tue, 12 April 2016, 11:00:42
No, the drop isn't dead. I have been approached by a US based vendor as well who would be stocking up a sizable number of kits, so if you missed out there's still a chance.

We are just aggregating all the orders from the various sources.

how will ordering work going forward?
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: romevi on Tue, 12 April 2016, 11:01:50
No, the drop isn't dead. I have been approached by a US based vendor as well who would be stocking up a sizable number of kits, so if you missed out there's still a chance.

We are just aggregating all the orders from the various sources.

how will ordering work going forward?

Probably will have to wait until the sets are made and the vendor gets her/his stock.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: rowdy on Tue, 12 April 2016, 21:55:58
No, the drop isn't dead. I have been approached by a US based vendor as well who would be stocking up a sizable number of kits, so if you missed out there's still a chance.

We are just aggregating all the orders from the various sources.

Still no chance at changing an order done through MD though?

I admire your persistence :p
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Tue, 12 April 2016, 21:57:49
No, the drop isn't dead. I have been approached by a US based vendor as well who would be stocking up a sizable number of kits, so if you missed out there's still a chance.

We are just aggregating all the orders from the various sources.

Still no chance at changing an order done through MD though?

I admire your persistence :p

I will be persistent. They finally said they placed the order with GMK today and when I asked them to change my order right after the drop ended they said they already placed the order. **** that. Let me change my damn order you bastards.

I mean really how I am supposed to be okay with being lied to.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: swimmingbird on Wed, 13 April 2016, 03:01:13
Ordered both mods - more excited for the white than the green ones tbh

If MD paid for the extra quantity to be produced that is really cool of them
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: SpAmRaY on Wed, 13 April 2016, 06:04:09
No, the drop isn't dead. I have been approached by a US based vendor as well who would be stocking up a sizable number of kits, so if you missed out there's still a chance.

We are just aggregating all the orders from the various sources.

Still no chance at changing an order done through MD though?

I admire your persistence :p

I will be persistent. They finally said they placed the order with GMK today and when I asked them to change my order right after the drop ended they said they already placed the order. **** that. Let me change my damn order you bastards.

I mean really how I am supposed to be okay with being lied to.
If they let a vendor place a large order after the fact which is what Moz seemed to indicate above then saying they can't change orders is completely bogus.

Most likely they just want to lock people in and not deal with changes because that messes with the numbers and takes time and people to handle but you would think they could be a little flexible.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: MOZ on Wed, 13 April 2016, 06:14:59
I can't comment on whether the order count that was submitted to GMK incorporates the other vendors or not, as MassDrop is handling that; but yes, their system isn't designed to handle order changes once the drop has ended, doing it for one person and denying others is unfair. For larger orders from vendors is a totally different scenario. Again, this is my understanding, not facts.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: MOZ on Thu, 14 April 2016, 03:12:16
I'd just like to clarify, that the TaoBao orders, vendor orders, etc were all placed previous to the drop ending, no changes were made after the drop ended.

Order has been placed with GMK, MassDrop did manage to work out with GMK to produce all the kits that were on offer.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: thesiscamper on Thu, 14 April 2016, 05:33:00
As MOZ said and from what I've learned, Massdrop's system prevent them from doing pretty much anything after a drop. They can't even sell extra sets if a drop is inactive.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: r5d on Fri, 15 April 2016, 04:27:55
I'd just like to clarify, that the TaoBao orders, vendor orders, etc were all placed previous to the drop ending, no changes were made after the drop ended.

Order has been placed with GMK, MassDrop did manage to work out with GMK to produce all the kits that were on offer.

Great news that everything will be produced (I ordered everything :) ). I really think all the detractors and comment trolls will be kicking themselves for not getting in on this when pictures of the set on actual boards will come in.
Thank you MOZ for soldiering through all the hardship this GB has endured!
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Fri, 15 April 2016, 09:36:43
Anyone have an extra grey mod set?
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: sambarugh on Thu, 16 June 2016, 16:31:25
"Bulk order shipped"

We close bois.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Thu, 16 June 2016, 17:54:52
Still looking for an extra grey mod set.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: romevi on Thu, 16 June 2016, 18:09:33
Still looking for an extra grey mod set.

 :(
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Thu, 16 June 2016, 18:53:56
Still looking for an extra grey mod set.

 :(

I'll still sell you my extra green set.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: romevi on Thu, 16 June 2016, 19:01:10
Still looking for an extra grey mod set.

 :(

I'll still sell you my extra green set.

No, I mean sad face because we both have no idea where to get extras!
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Thu, 16 June 2016, 19:02:52
Still looking for an extra grey mod set.

 :(

I'll still sell you my extra green set.

No, I mean sad face because we both have no idea where to get extras!

True! Someone help us out!
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: WNovizar on Thu, 16 June 2016, 19:08:58
Hahaha glad I I got Grey Mod set just before the drop closes :p :p
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Thu, 16 June 2016, 19:12:33
Hahaha glad I I got Grey Mod set just before the drop closes :p :p

Thanks for being so helpful!
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: megaforce on Wed, 22 June 2016, 12:38:53
RIP delays. Hopefully it won't be too long.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: swimmingbird on Wed, 22 June 2016, 19:09:21
I'm guessing that the light gray mods didn't get shipped
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: MrDaddio on Tue, 28 June 2016, 14:43:44
Shipping label has been created!
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Tue, 28 June 2016, 14:49:52
Anyone with any extra grey mods PM me.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: swimmingbird on Wed, 29 June 2016, 00:45:12
Shipping notification :)

Anyone got photos?
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: WNovizar on Wed, 29 June 2016, 01:21:23
Got notified about tracking number. Hype!!!!
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Shipping!!!~~~~
Post by: MOZ on Wed, 29 June 2016, 02:14:36
Shipping notification :)

Anyone got photos?

Doesn't look like the first sets have reach buyers just yet and that MD has started getting the labels done, hopefully later this week or next week we can start seeing photos!

I'm really excited!
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Re-launched!~~~~
Post by: sambarugh on Wed, 29 June 2016, 09:06:16
Got notified about tracking number. Hype!!!!

Me toooo.

(http://s.quickmeme.com/img/08/08592f8f0021a00354adc2bab0201629169c4f05aefaa8df0f48b3a7edc8d62c.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Shipping!!!~~~~
Post by: MrDaddio on Wed, 29 June 2016, 23:32:47
Anyone's actually ship?
Mine has been in preshipment info sent for 2 daysss
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Shipping!!!~~~~
Post by: exitfire401 on Wed, 29 June 2016, 23:33:42
Anyone's actually ship?
Mine has been in preshipment info sent for 2 daysss

Mine went out this morning
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Shipping!!!~~~~
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Wed, 29 June 2016, 23:41:13
I got mine today! The set looks great but I'm still looking to snag a grey mod kit!
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Shipping!!!~~~~
Post by: MrDaddio on Wed, 29 June 2016, 23:45:21
Dood pics please<3
I need to contact Massdrop then something is fishy here
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Shipping!!!~~~~
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Wed, 29 June 2016, 23:54:37
Dood pics please<3
I need to contact Massdrop then something is fishy here

I'll try to get decent pictures tomorrow. Out of all my sets though, two alphas and two green mods plus 3 sets of spacebars, there are basically no scratches.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Shipping!!!~~~~
Post by: MOZ on Thu, 30 June 2016, 01:32:26
Please post pics of your new keyset. Saliva is waiting to come out of my mouth.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Shipping!!!~~~~
Post by: sambarugh on Thu, 30 June 2016, 12:47:43
Dood pics please<3
I need to contact Massdrop then something is fishy here

I'll try to get decent pictures tomorrow. Out of all my sets though, two alphas and two green mods plus 3 sets of spacebars, there are basically no scratches.

You have 90 mins to get pics up or I report you to the mods.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Shipping!!!~~~~
Post by: swimmingbird on Thu, 30 June 2016, 20:10:30
Dood pics please<3
I need to contact Massdrop then something is fishy here

I'll try to get decent pictures tomorrow. Out of all my sets though, two alphas and two green mods plus 3 sets of spacebars, there are basically no scratches.

You have 90 mins to get pics up or I report you to the mods.

Permanent GMK ban if you don't post photos
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Shipping!!!~~~~
Post by: MOZ on Fri, 01 July 2016, 05:36:49
According to GMK, all orders have now been shipped.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Shipped!!!~~~~
Post by: geniekid on Fri, 01 July 2016, 08:53:19
Potato pics!  Color accuracy is quite off but my DSLR is at home :/

I'll take the keyboard home and take better pictures this weekend.

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Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Shipped!!!~~~~
Post by: MOZ on Fri, 01 July 2016, 10:14:29
Very nice. How's the texture (I ask because of the pad printing)?
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Shipped!!!~~~~
Post by: radio_killah on Fri, 01 July 2016, 10:42:57
Received my set the other day. The colors are very nice. The pad printing is similar to skidata where it looks a little more raised because it has 2 layers of pad print.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Shipped!!!~~~~
Post by: geniekid on Fri, 01 July 2016, 12:15:18
The sub-legends have visible depth and feel a little bit sticky (not in a bad way).  I think the clear-coat makes them a bit more reflective as well.  If I'm looking at them under direct light and rubbing my finger slowly across the cap the difference between pad-printing and doubleshooting is quite obvious.  If I'm sitting a foot back under diffused lighting and typing like a normal person (as I am right now) I can't tell the difference at all.

I will also note these caps are significantly lighter than the Royal Alpha dyesubs and doubleshots that I have.  Not a complaint - only an observation.

Overall I love the color scheme and aesthetic.  We'll see how the sub-legends on the top hold up over time, but this is currently my favorite GMK set and I own or have owned almost every GMK set ever run on GH or MD.  Thanks for designing and partially running this GB, MOZ.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Shipped!!!~~~~
Post by: MrDaddio on Fri, 01 July 2016, 17:04:09
Green Fox

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67g Gateron Green Winkeyless Whitefox. Such a cool board and such a nice place for Royal Alpha.
Hope you like it!
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Shipped!!!~~~~
Post by: Pieminister on Fri, 01 July 2016, 18:09:40
Uuh yeah ok that's pretty hot ! :eek: :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Shipped!!!~~~~
Post by: SJHL on Fri, 01 July 2016, 18:28:41
Those green modifiers looks great...
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Shipped!!!~~~~
Post by: PK on Fri, 01 July 2016, 18:51:28
Potato shot of standard 60%
(http://i.imgur.com/7iLMCmn.jpg?1)
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Shipped!!!~~~~
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Fri, 01 July 2016, 20:04:27
Loving the setups! Still looking for grey mods though.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Shipped!!!~~~~
Post by: radio_killah on Fri, 01 July 2016, 23:44:11
Sorry too lazy to rotate it.

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Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Shipped!!!~~~~
Post by: swimmingbird on Sun, 03 July 2016, 01:42:46
Sorry too lazy to rotate it.

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Look especially good with the Dolch mods
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Shipped!!!~~~~
Post by: exitfire401 on Mon, 04 July 2016, 00:27:45
Got my set yesterday, but wasn't able to verify that everything was there until just now...Wow, this set looks more amazing in person than in the renders. Couldn't be happier with the way it turned out. Thanks to everybody that made this happen once again as this was one of my dream sets.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Shipped!!!~~~~
Post by: manofinterests on Wed, 06 July 2016, 17:30:38
Mine came in and here's how it turned out!

http://imgur.com/DAE8Q3J
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Shipped!!!~~~~
Post by: frostylove on Mon, 25 July 2016, 17:15:01
Love this set.  ^-^
Anyone wants sell me a set please pm me
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Shipped!!!~~~~
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Mon, 25 July 2016, 17:52:41
Still looking for a grey mod set! Please help me out.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Shipped!!!~~~~
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Sat, 03 December 2016, 23:53:25
this set is my unicorn. hoping to get the complete kits or see it re-run some day  :(
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Shipped!!!~~~~
Post by: romevi on Sun, 04 December 2016, 00:01:37
this set is my unicorn. hoping to get the complete kits or see it re-run some day  :(

With the way the first run went I doubt it will get another chance.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Shipped!!!~~~~
Post by: mrboovn on Sun, 04 December 2016, 01:42:34
this set is my unicorn. hoping to get the complete kits or see it re-run some day  :(

With the way the first run went I doubt it will get another chance.
I think so :( But I hope SNES will come back soon  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Shipped!!!~~~~
Post by: swimmingbird on Sun, 04 December 2016, 02:33:16
This often happens with keycap group buys - it doesn't get enough hype leading up to or during the GB period, then when it comes out everyone goes crazy over it
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Shipped!!!~~~~
Post by: MOZ on Sun, 04 December 2016, 08:44:34
There's a good number of requests on MD, I've had a few PM me about extras, funnily I am yet to see the set in person and my proxy has not received the green mods too.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Shipped!!!~~~~
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Sun, 04 December 2016, 10:26:16
There's a good number of requests on MD, I've had a few PM me about extras, funnily I am yet to see the set in person and my proxy has not received the green mods too.

Damn I hope you get your set soon! It's a great set in person and I'm still trying to find a set of grey mods after the whole miscommunication about what sets would actually drop.
Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Shipped!!!~~~~
Post by: oatmicro on Sun, 04 December 2016, 15:21:10
I believe that there're some extras somewhere.

I have to find them

(https://memecrunch.com/image/4fe0e4d61861337dd8005468.png?w=400)

Title: Re: [GB] 3FCT - Ep 1: GMK TA Royal Alpha 610 Inspired Set ~~~~Shipped!!!~~~~
Post by: duynguyenle on Sun, 04 December 2016, 17:54:40
There's a good number of requests on MD, I've had a few PM me about extras, funnily I am yet to see the set in person and my proxy has not received the green mods too.

Damn I hope you get your set soon! It's a great set in person and I'm still trying to find a set of grey mods after the whole miscommunication about what sets would actually drop.

I got in on the Royal Alpha set that was offered in the recent Clueboard sale, and that set comes with the Gray Mods. If you are keen, I could check in with you when the set lands and we could trade? I prefer the Green Mods rather than Gray. PM me if interested!  :thumb: