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Title: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - UPDATED OP - GB GOING LIVE ON TKC ON APRIL 2020
Post by: potatobot on Mon, 19 September 2016, 11:42:11
Hi everyone! Welcome to our BLACK QUEEN's LAIR



GMK BLACK LOTUS KITS



BASEKIT

(https://i.imgur.com/GI1tgf8.png)


MONOCHROME MODS

(https://i.imgur.com/pfFsHv7.png)


WEEABO ALPHAS

(https://i.imgur.com/Z06Y3OR.png)



NOVELTY KIT

(https://i.imgur.com/w4NRXFU.png)


40% kit

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


SPACEBAR KIT

(https://i.imgur.com/CggZ1y7.png)



MOCKUPS

(https://i.imgur.com/acSOf89.png)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/O4tDvLQ.png)




1. Initially, it was done with SP DSA profile because it had more color swatches for me to pick but I really want to have them made in cherry profile 
2. Colors used are from SP's Color swatches for GMK had very few options
3. Custom colors might be applicable to this keyset specifically with the legends which uses light purple
4. Multiple color options for the enter and spacebars keys would be available in the final render

10/23/2016 Update
3d mock-ups are posted


9/23/2016 Update
New Render/sample with tentative keycaps for base set


Its based on the anime Accel world's and MTG's Black Lotus:

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160919/e37350a180bb9f4ad36ef94d3fd20cc5.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/jtdKJlq.jpg)


Here's a sample of what it looks like with SP's SA profile



(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160919/987eaf73c840573dc7bf860ba3a334fc.jpg)

19/03/2020 UPDATE

5. Theme was finalized. Time to look for vendors, I THOUGHT THIS PART WAS GOING TO BE SIMPLE.
a. First approached jchan, but we didnt agree on a launch date, until we had a fall out.
b. Approached Massdrop, they wanted to run the set but the timeline was ridiculous, wasnt able to wait.
c. Finally got in touch with TKC, but he also had a long queue, which got me impatient honestly.
d. Decided to finally run this independently through a new vendor, but didnt push through because nothing was set in stone.
e. TKC reached out, and finally said we can launch, but first try wasnt a good timing and we werent able to run, because of too many sets running.
f. Meme was out that this set wouldn't ever run.
g. Launch date announced by TKC. We will run GB on april 2020 :D ITS GETTING REAL SO FAST

Things to do:
1. ADD POLL
2. Gather Interest/Suggestions/Recommendations from GH members- ON GOING
3. UPDATE WITH GMK COLORS : That dark Purple modifier color isnt available on GMK
4. CREATE RENDERS OF EACH KIT : Base Kit done
5. CREATE 3D MODELS: 60% render done
6. DESIGN NOVELTY CAPS : DONE
7. Look for Vendor DONE AFTER 3 TRIES
8. Announce GB Launch date
9. Go Live
10. Waiting game
11. Sample approval
12. Shipping


Show Support!

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[url=https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=84756.0][img]http://i.imgur.com/iOIdSKkm.jpg[/img][/url]

1. Select and copy the code
2. Go to the "Profile" tab
3. Press "Forum Profile"
4. Paste the code into the "Signature" box
5. Press "Change Profile" and you are done!




Title: Re: [IC] GMK Black Lotus
Post by: Judge_Mental on Mon, 19 September 2016, 12:30:00
I'd definitely be in for a set in DSA! looks great!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Black Lotus
Post by: honeynugget on Mon, 19 September 2016, 13:55:52
would be in for a set of GMK
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Black Lotus
Post by: potatobot on Mon, 19 September 2016, 17:40:42
I'd definitely be in for a set in DSA! looks great!

would be in for a set of GMK

Thanks for the support guys! I know they look awesome in both those profiles lol


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Black Lotus
Post by: Niomosy on Mon, 19 September 2016, 17:53:54
Nice looking set.  Reminds me of Skywarp from the  Transformers. 
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Black Lotus
Post by: shower_king on Mon, 19 September 2016, 19:28:27
my favourite color is light purple you have chosen for legend and quite fit into your theme. unfortunately, that color need to be customized for GMK which need 250 MOQ now. i pray that won't frighten us. since i would rather choose GMK .
DAS is beautiful as well , since SP has more color to match your theme's colors.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Black Lotus
Post by: potatobot on Mon, 19 September 2016, 19:57:37
Nice looking set.  Reminds me of Skywarp from the  Transformers. 


Thanks Mate!  :thumb:

my favourite color is light purple you have chosen for legend and quite fit into your theme. unfortunately, that color need to be customized for GMK which need 250 MOQ now. i pray that won't frighten us. since i would rather choose GMK .
DAS is beautiful as well , since SP has more color to match your theme's colors.

Yeah, I prefer the GMK personally. Hopefully more interest for this set! :D

Thanks for mentioning that, Im really new here and 250 MOQ is quite high but the legend colors make this set unique.  ;D

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Black Lotus
Post by: mll8394 on Mon, 19 September 2016, 22:45:39
Count me in on this  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Black Lotus
Post by: potatobot on Tue, 20 September 2016, 09:37:16
Count me in on this  ;D

Sure haha! its bound to happen!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Black Lotus
Post by: Gajible on Tue, 20 September 2016, 09:55:05
There's purple in it, which means you can have my wallet!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Black Lotus
Post by: Fictiouz on Tue, 20 September 2016, 10:03:17
Definitely go with GMK in this case. I don't recall a GMK set in these colors; reminds me of SP's The Bro Set DCS. Also you may want to check GMK color chips too if you haven't already because these colors aren't necessarily available.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Black Lotus
Post by: potatobot on Tue, 20 September 2016, 10:18:50
There's purple in it, which means you can have my wallet!

 :))

Definitely go with GMK in this case. I don't recall a GMK set in these colors; reminds me of SP's The Bro Set DCS. Also you may want to check GMK color chips too if you haven't already because these colors aren't necessarily available.

Yeah ive use SP's colors because im fairly new to this and the only ones i could find on keyboard layout editor with good purples was on SP's color swatches, still waiting on the updated GMK color swatches some have been uploaded in code form but i have no idea how to use it  :-[

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Black Lotus
Post by: Vigrith on Tue, 20 September 2016, 10:23:43
Tthis set would look good in whatever you make it to be - this is relatively similar to GMK Halloween if you go that route but of course the theme's completely different. Either way, purple is my favourite colour and I'm purple+black is always an amazing combo so as long as budget allows, I'm definitely in on this no matter what.

Best of luck with the set!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Black Lotus
Post by: Fictiouz on Tue, 20 September 2016, 10:26:11
Yeah ive use SP's colors because im fairly new to this and the only ones i could find on keyboard layout editor with good purples was on SP's color swatches, still waiting on the updated GMK color swatches some have been uploaded in code form but i have no idea how to use it  :-[

IIRC KLE's GMK color swatches are outdated and there are more options now. Do you have the hex codes for some of the colors?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Black Lotus
Post by: potatobot on Tue, 20 September 2016, 10:42:52
Yeah ive use SP's colors because im fairly new to this and the only ones i could find on keyboard layout editor with good purples was on SP's color swatches, still waiting on the updated GMK color swatches some have been uploaded in code form but i have no idea how to use it  :-[

IIRC KLE's GMK color swatches are outdated and there are more options now. Do you have the hex codes for some of the colors?

https://github.com/ijprest/keyboard-layout-editor/issues/169#issuecomment-248123828 check out this link mate and help me figure this out

I'm usually not the biggest GMK fan (not quality-wise, just prefer SA/DSA profiles) but this set would look good in whatever you make it to be - this is relatively similar to GMK Halloween if you go that route but of course the theme's completely different. Either way, purple is my favourite colour and I'm purple+black is always an amazing combo so as long as budget allows, I'm definitely in on this no matter what.

Best of luck with the set!

Thanks for the support! :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Black Lotus
Post by: Fictiouz on Tue, 20 September 2016, 10:54:03
https://github.com/ijprest/keyboard-layout-editor/issues/169#issuecomment-248123828 check out this link mate and help me figure this out
So the only way I know how would be to use the RGB to hex code converter and reference the picture and the RGB codes provided here to generate the hex codes to use. http://www.javascripter.net/faq/rgbtohex.htm  (http://www.javascripter.net/faq/rgbtohex.htm)

(https://cloud.githubusercontent.com/assets/2797710/16323109/7f6960f8-3965-11e6-9aa2-a4d0d6a77703.JPG)

{
 "name" : "GMK 2016 (Alpha)",
 "href" : "https://uniqey.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/article_attachments/205091409/keycap_colors_2016.jpg",
 "description" : "The new codes are taken from photographs of the actual keys (not the one above). No attempt at color-correction has been made. Colors are reasonable for use, if not exactly accurate. Color codes for keys in previous collection were left unchanged for consistency.",
 "colors" : [
 { "name": "2B", "r":133, "g":138, "b":141 },
 { "name": "2M", "r":215, "g":225, "b":235 },
 { "name": "3A", "r":135, "g":188, "b":158 },
 { "name": "3B", "r":129, "g":162, "b":145 },
 { "name": "3C", "r":216, "g":151, "b":147 },
 { "name": "3K", "r":217, "g":220, "b":225 },
 { "name": "AE", "r":101, "g":175, "b":76 },
 { "name": "BJ", "r":154, "g":151, "b":144 },
 { "name": "CB", "r":167, "g":163, "b":152 },
 { "name": "CC", "r":108, "g":115, "b":107 },
 { "name": "CR", "r":29, "g":51, "b":39 },
 { "name": "CV", "r":253, "g":231, "b":49 },
 { "name": "GE1", "r":196, "g":188, "b":43 },
 { "name": "L9", "r":227, "g":229, "b":216 },
 { "name": "MG1", "r":164, "g":45, "b":75 },
 { "name": "N5", "r":0, "g":141, "b":234 },
 { "name": "N6", "r":211, "g":161, "b":46 },
 { "name": "N7", "r":5, "g":133, "b":80 },
 { "name": "P3", "r":177, "g":73, "b":62 },
 { "name": "RO1", "r":94, "g":24, "b":24 },
 { "name": "RO2", "r":224, "g":80, "b":71 },
 { "name": "U9", "r":185, "g":186, "b":180 },
 { "name": "V1", "r":238, "g":73, "b":66 },
 { "name": "V2", "r":219, "g":112, "b":60 },
 { "name": "V4", "r":2, "g":85, "b":187 }
 ]
 }

A few are missing but still a good number. I believe there is a way to import the colors to KLE but I am unsure of this technique.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Black Lotus
Post by: potatobot on Tue, 20 September 2016, 22:40:24
https://github.com/ijprest/keyboard-layout-editor/issues/169#issuecomment-248123828 check out this link mate and help me figure this out
So the only way I know how would be to use the RGB to hex code converter and reference the picture and the RGB codes provided here to generate the hex codes to use. http://www.javascripter.net/faq/rgbtohex.htm  (http://www.javascripter.net/faq/rgbtohex.htm)

Show Image
(https://cloud.githubusercontent.com/assets/2797710/16323109/7f6960f8-3965-11e6-9aa2-a4d0d6a77703.JPG)


{
 "name" : "GMK 2016 (Alpha)",
 "href" : "https://uniqey.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/article_attachments/205091409/keycap_colors_2016.jpg",
 "description" : "The new codes are taken from photographs of the actual keys (not the one above). No attempt at color-correction has been made. Colors are reasonable for use, if not exactly accurate. Color codes for keys in previous collection were left unchanged for consistency.",
 "colors" : [
 { "name": "2B", "r":133, "g":138, "b":141 },
 { "name": "2M", "r":215, "g":225, "b":235 },
 { "name": "3A", "r":135, "g":188, "b":158 },
 { "name": "3B", "r":129, "g":162, "b":145 },
 { "name": "3C", "r":216, "g":151, "b":147 },
 { "name": "3K", "r":217, "g":220, "b":225 },
 { "name": "AE", "r":101, "g":175, "b":76 },
 { "name": "BJ", "r":154, "g":151, "b":144 },
 { "name": "CB", "r":167, "g":163, "b":152 },
 { "name": "CC", "r":108, "g":115, "b":107 },
 { "name": "CR", "r":29, "g":51, "b":39 },
 { "name": "CV", "r":253, "g":231, "b":49 },
 { "name": "GE1", "r":196, "g":188, "b":43 },
 { "name": "L9", "r":227, "g":229, "b":216 },
 { "name": "MG1", "r":164, "g":45, "b":75 },
 { "name": "N5", "r":0, "g":141, "b":234 },
 { "name": "N6", "r":211, "g":161, "b":46 },
 { "name": "N7", "r":5, "g":133, "b":80 },
 { "name": "P3", "r":177, "g":73, "b":62 },
 { "name": "RO1", "r":94, "g":24, "b":24 },
 { "name": "RO2", "r":224, "g":80, "b":71 },
 { "name": "U9", "r":185, "g":186, "b":180 },
 { "name": "V1", "r":238, "g":73, "b":66 },
 { "name": "V2", "r":219, "g":112, "b":60 },
 { "name": "V4", "r":2, "g":85, "b":187 }
 ]
 }

A few are missing but still a good number. I believe there is a way to import the colors to KLE but I am unsure of this technique.

I could try to make renders using the GMK colors without using the keyboard layout editor :) the problem is i dont know the specs of the actual GMK keycaps coz i havent owned any.

I hope i can reproduce the colors as accurate as possible.

SP colors are still beter IMO, but if the interest allows me to have custom colors on GMK that would be better.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Black Lotus
Post by: Fictiouz on Wed, 21 September 2016, 05:15:56
I could try to make renders using the GMK colors without using the keyboard layout editor :) the problem is i dont know the specs of the actual GMK keycaps coz i havent owned any.

I hope i can reproduce the colors as accurate as possible.

SP colors are still beter IMO, but if the interest allows me to have custom colors on GMK that would be better.  :thumb:

Honestly if you do a black and purple GMK set then you can bet your ass there will be interest, especially if you can find a way to stand out from the crowd!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Black Lotus
Post by: potatobot on Wed, 21 September 2016, 06:11:11
Honestly if you do a black and purple GMK set then you can bet your ass there will be interest, especially if you can find a way to stand out from the crowd!

Thanks! hopefully I can come up with better renders, im also open for novelty keys suggestions :D

currently im thinking about turning it into SA profile as ive seen a set very similar to this one in GMK, and because its a joy to have the SA looks and SP's colors  :p


This anime is one of my favorite all time and it would be a shame if i couldn't make something awesome with this concept...
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Black Lotus
Post by: Fictiouz on Wed, 21 September 2016, 06:16:43
Honestly if you do a black and purple GMK set then you can bet your ass there will be interest, especially if you can find a way to stand out from the crowd!

Thanks! hopefully I can come up with better renders, im also open for novelty keys suggestions :D

currently im thinking about turning it into SA profile as ive seen a set very similar to this one in GMK, and because its a joy to have the SA looks and SP's colors  :p


This anime is one of my favorite all time and it would be a shame if i couldn't make something awesome with this concept...

SA is good in pictures, but I hate typing on it. Good luck with your set, but I will be passing on that profile :p
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Black Lotus
Post by: potatobot on Wed, 21 September 2016, 06:19:25

SA is good in pictures, but I hate typing on it. Good luck with your set, but I will be passing on that profile :p

Its going to be on a POLL then.

It would be nice to have more manufacturers to choose from :(
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Black Lotus
Post by: Fictiouz on Wed, 21 September 2016, 06:21:02

SA is good in pictures, but I hate typing on it. Good luck with your set, but I will be passing on that profile :p

Its going to be on a POLL then.

It would be nice to have more manufacturers to choose from :(

I'll PM a mod to see if we can get a poll on this topic! :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Black Lotus
Post by: potatobot on Wed, 21 September 2016, 06:22:10
That would be great 

Thanks mate!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Black Lotus
Post by: infiniti on Wed, 21 September 2016, 07:17:51
Poll added! :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Black Lotus
Post by: potatobot on Wed, 21 September 2016, 07:21:39
Poll added! :thumb:

Thanks kind sir :D

Idol kita eh XD
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Black Lotus
Post by: Cerasis on Wed, 21 September 2016, 07:41:44
Fan of Accel World from way back, and even got my handle now from it.

I like it, but quite frankly i'd like the spacebar to be the same as the mod color.

Also would like to see lotus novelties, albeit them being done in some way or another already. Even her butterfly wings could work.

Maybe even Black Lotus' armor itself as a cap would look nice. Something like her arms being crossed in a straight standing position.

I support this IC. Maybe even more ideas can be pitched to improve it! :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Black Lotus
Post by: potatobot on Wed, 21 September 2016, 08:04:05
Fan of Accel World from way back, and even got my handle now from it.

I like it, but quite frankly i'd like the spacebar to be the same as the mod color.

Also would like to see lotus novelties, albeit them being done in some way or another already. Even her butterfly wings could work.

Maybe even Black Lotus' armor itself as a cap would look nice. Something like her arms being crossed in a straight standing position.

I support this IC. Maybe even more ideas can be pitched to improve it! :D

Thanks for the suggestions sir, im keeping an open mind towards novelty caps.

Would be posting my ideas soon if my schedule permits, goodluck to me and my newbie render skills :thumb:

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Black Lotus
Post by: jaczac on Wed, 21 September 2016, 13:25:25
I love the color scheme, even if I haven't seen the show. If this does get made I'll definitely pick it up without the burst link enter.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Black Lotus
Post by: Zealousy on Wed, 21 September 2016, 14:16:51
Came hoping for a Magic: the Gathering reference, left disappointed :( good luck though!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Black Lotus
Post by: Vigrith on Wed, 21 September 2016, 17:30:16
Came hoping for a Magic: the Gathering reference, left disappointed :( good luck though!

When I saw the IC's name I was secretly hoping it'd be a MTG BL themed set. I own all PN cards except the Lotus and I think that'd make for a really interesting key set honestly - either based on just the BL (probably easier) or all nine.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Black Lotus
Post by: potatobot on Wed, 21 September 2016, 20:50:07
I love the color scheme, even if I haven't seen the show. If this does get made I'll definitely pick it up without the burst link enter.

You should definitely watch it! :D without that enter it could be any themed set for all i know, but the base set would come with a light purple and dark purple enter  :thumb:

Came hoping for a Magic: the Gathering reference, left disappointed :( good luck though!

If you could give me some ideas for novelties we could arrange to have those with the set :D

Came hoping for a Magic: the Gathering reference, left disappointed :( good luck though!

When I saw the IC's name I was secretly hoping it'd be a MTG BL themed set. I own all PN cards except the Lotus and I think that'd make for a really interesting key set honestly - either based on just the BL (probably easier) or all nine.

Thanks for the feedback, i think we could whip up several references with this themed set. Its still in the development stage and what matters to me is that the base set would be produced, novelties could have more options as to what the people want  :thumb:

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Black Lotus
Post by: Heezy on Wed, 21 September 2016, 23:28:37
Basto Linku!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Black Lotus
Post by: potatobot on Thu, 22 September 2016, 10:06:37
Basto Linku!

:)) do you want that on your enter instead?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Black Lotus
Post by: Fictiouz on Thu, 22 September 2016, 10:13:06
The updated OP looks great, can't wait to follow your progression through this!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Black Lotus
Post by: potatobot on Thu, 22 September 2016, 10:15:50
The updated OP looks great, can't wait to follow your progression through this!

If my schedule permits, I could start doing the new renders this weekend  :thumb:

Ive been sketching some ideas for the novelties already :)

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Black Lotus
Post by: potatobot on Fri, 23 September 2016, 08:00:13
Updated with tentative keycaps for base set  :cool:

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Black Lotus
Post by: MyBoolean on Fri, 23 September 2016, 20:51:59
Too hot and sexy to handle
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset (Poll for profile on-going)
Post by: greywinthrop on Fri, 23 September 2016, 21:59:41
Just chiming in to say I love these colors and it would be a must buy. 
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset (Poll for profile on-going)
Post by: potatobot on Fri, 23 September 2016, 22:20:10
Too hot and sexy to handle

Just chiming in to say I love these colors and it would be a must buy. 

Thanks you! :D Hopefully this would be sold via MD for more visibility :thumb:


Updates on the mods/alpha colors which have been interchanged as requested by some members  ;D

im fairly confident i could make a magic : the gathering black lotus novelty cap with this photo

(http://i.imgur.com/qJUzNdF.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset (Poll for profile on-going)
Post by: Vigrith on Fri, 23 September 2016, 23:01:45
Awww yiss. I hadn't noticed the fact you said you could whip up some novelties for the MTG Black Lotus, that picture of the most recent art for it is beautiful and matches the colourway of your set perfectly - I'd love to see what you'd be able to come up with. The oldschool classic Lotus has amazing art too but it wouldn't look as snazzy on a novelty plus the colours are different.

I've already got a bunch of GMK sets and I'm at the point where I don't need/want any more but this would be the exception, regardless of whether or not the MTG novelty comes to be. Lovely colourway overall.

PS: liking the new mockups!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset (Poll for profile on-going)
Post by: potatobot on Fri, 23 September 2016, 23:06:35
Awww yiss. I hadn't noticed the fact you said you could whip up some novelties for the MTG Black Lotus, that picture of the most recent art for it is beautiful and matches the colourway of your set perfectly - I'd love to see what you'd be able to come up with. The oldschool classic Lotus has amazing art too but it wouldn't look as snazzy on a novelty plus the colours are different.

I've already got a bunch of GMK sets and I'm at the point where I don't need/want any more but this would be the exception, regardless of whether or not the MTG novelty comes to be. Lovely colourway overall.

PS: liking the new mockups!

Im going to work with my close friend on this especially on the novelties to create the best ones that can be done with GMK :D

I hope MTG Black Lotus Novelty doesn't rev up the price on this keyset since that card is super expensive  :))
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset (Poll for profile on-going)
Post by: Vigrith on Fri, 23 September 2016, 23:28:36
Im going to work with my close friend on this especially on the novelties to create the best ones that can be done with GMK :D

I hope MTG Black Lotus Novelty doesn't rev up the price on this keyset since that card is super expensive  :))

LOL yea, it'll be my one chance to finally complete my beta/unlimited Power9 set without spending like 15k!  :blank: Hoping copyright doesn't get in the way too much, I really want that to work out.

Looking forward to other novelties you may be able to add to the set as well, they're always an exciting part of key sets for me.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset (Poll for profile on-going)
Post by: Sissy on Sun, 25 September 2016, 09:48:25
I really dig this set
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset (Poll for profile on-going)
Post by: Tom_Kazansky on Wed, 28 September 2016, 04:55:46
looking forwards to the novelty  :D

I have trouble deciding between "Type 1" and "Type 2"  :rolleyes:
potatobot, you will make a poll for these two after the profile poll?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset (Poll for profile on-going)
Post by: Fictiouz on Wed, 28 September 2016, 05:47:25
Love how the set is coming along. Much bigger fan of Type 1 over Type 2 though!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset (Poll for profile on-going)
Post by: odd on Wed, 28 September 2016, 18:59:16
I'm down for a set for sure.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset (Poll for profile on-going)
Post by: infiniti on Sat, 01 October 2016, 08:47:21
Had to remove the old poll to add the new one.  Here's the results of the profile poll:

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset (Poll for color scheme ongoing)
Post by: potatobot on Thu, 06 October 2016, 08:59:33
I'm down for a set for sure.

Good to hear  :thumb:

Had to remove the old poll to add the new one.  Here's the results of the profile poll:

(Attachment Link)


Thanks kind sir  :))

Love how the set is coming along. Much bigger fan of Type 1 over Type 2 though!

I personally prefer type 1 too :D and its wining the poll  :p

I really dig this set

Thanks! For the black king!  :thumb:

Im going to work with my close friend on this especially on the novelties to create the best ones that can be done with GMK :D

I hope MTG Black Lotus Novelty doesn't rev up the price on this keyset since that card is super expensive  :))

LOL yea, it'll be my one chance to finally complete my beta/unlimited Power9 set without spending like 15k!  :blank: Hoping copyright doesn't get in the way too much, I really want that to work out.

Looking forward to other novelties you may be able to add to the set as well, they're always an exciting part of key sets for me.
Hey mate, ive been busy for the past days but ive been starting on the anime black lotus novelty and it should look something like this :

(http://i.imgur.com/zMvrmL0.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Q4zjMZF.jpg)


I want to add stripe kits, but i have no other ideas that would relate to MTG. could you help me out? TIA  :D

looking forwards to the novelty  :D

I have trouble deciding between "Type 1" and "Type 2"  :rolleyes:
potatobot, you will make a poll for these two after the profile poll?

The poll is and is leaning towards type 1  :thumb:


Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: MTG and Accelworld Novelties are up
Post by: potatobot on Fri, 07 October 2016, 09:33:50
Any feedbacks on the novelty designs?


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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset (Poll for color scheme ongoing)
Post by: Vigrith on Fri, 07 October 2016, 10:28:26
I want to add stripe kits, but i have no other ideas that would relate to MTG. could you help me out? TIA  :D

Oh I just saw the novelties! I think the sketches are looking good, the lotus is definitely very nice.

I'm not sure what you mean by stripe kits exactly but if you need any opinions/advice regarding MTG related stuff in general for the set you can always PM me I'd be more than willing to help yea!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset (Poll for color scheme ongoing)
Post by: redbanshee on Fri, 07 October 2016, 10:47:20
(http://i.imgur.com/Q4zjMZF.jpg)


Coming from a massive MTG player/fan im glad you are including this legend. Another idea would be maybe the iconic "0" mana cost legend:

(http://i.imgur.com/9O7s2dG.jpg)

could be just a 0 with a circle around it (not sure if you can even do that with injection molding) or just the lighter area in symbol itself. Its a weird little reference i know but its why the Black Lotus is so sought after.

digging this set! only thing i would suggest is to add a space bar that matches the alphas, the pastel purple spacebar is ugly.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: MTG and Accelworld Novelties are up
Post by: Vigrith on Fri, 07 October 2016, 11:19:25
I agree Banshee, I PM'd Potato a bunch of other ideas for it now (though I'm wary they'll all get destroyed by copyright related issues) but the 0 with a circle around it would be amazing if it can be achieved with the molds available.

Glad to see other MTG fans/players!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: MTG and Accelworld Novelties are up
Post by: potatobot on Fri, 07 October 2016, 11:30:37
I agree Banshee, I PM'd Potato a bunch of other ideas for it now (though I'm wary they'll all get destroyed by copyright related issues) but the 0 with a circle around it would be amazing if it can be achieved with the molds available.

Glad to see other MTG fans/players!

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Coming from a massive MTG player/fan im glad you are including this legend. Another idea would be maybe the iconic "0" mana cost legend:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/9O7s2dG.jpg)


could be just a 0 with a circle around it (not sure if you can even do that with injection molding) or just the lighter area in symbol itself. Its a weird little reference i know but its why the Black Lotus is so sought after.

digging this set! only thing i would suggest is to add a space bar that matches the alphas, the pastel purple spacebar is ugly.


Thanks guys for the ideas! Especially for the stripe kits Vigrith!

For the "0 with a circle around it" that would be tripleshot right? Would have to confirm with gmk if the tooling they use could accomodate that design.

Thanks for the support guys!


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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: MTG and Accelworld Novelties are up
Post by: redbanshee on Fri, 07 October 2016, 12:09:13
Thanks guys for the ideas! Especially for the stripe kits Vigrith!

For the "0 with a circle around it" that would be tripleshot right? Would have to confirm with gmk if the tooling they use could accomodate that design.

Thanks for the support guys!

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If you just do the lighter area in the symbol, it would be just be double shot.

(http://i.imgur.com/NHJk7EB.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: MTG and Accelworld Novelties are up
Post by: BrettW on Mon, 10 October 2016, 15:06:00
I need option 1 in my life!  The only thing that i would like to see if the spacebar also be available in the black/dark color and/or the same purple as the modifiers.

Thank for putting this set together! :)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: MTG and Accelworld Novelties are up
Post by: Ethernic on Thu, 13 October 2016, 21:15:16
I also really like Type 1. And I'll second the request for a black spacebar, or at least one that matches the rest of the mods.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: MTG and Accelworld Novelties are up
Post by: Tom_Kazansky on Thu, 13 October 2016, 22:25:35
I think this set will be perfect for my zealio board   :thumb:
though I think I need 1.75u Fn  ;D

and... is there a 1.5u Shift?  :eek:
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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: MTG and Accelworld Novelties are up
Post by: potatobot on Fri, 14 October 2016, 02:47:40
Thanks guys for the ideas! Especially for the stripe kits Vigrith!

For the "0 with a circle around it" that would be tripleshot right? Would have to confirm with gmk if the tooling they use could accomodate that design.

Thanks for the support guys!

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If you just do the lighter area in the symbol, it would be just be double shot.

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Yep i think that could work on black or dark violet keys  :thumb: sorry about the late updates, ive been swamped with school work.

I need option 1 in my life!  The only thing that i would like to see if the spacebar also be available in the black/dark color and/or the same purple as the modifiers.

Thank for putting this set together! :)

Yes im planning on changing that to either black or the darker violet, i would have to make a poll on which spacebar colors works best for everyone though. Thanks for your input :)

I also really like Type 1. And I'll second the request for a black spacebar, or at least one that matches the rest of the mods.

Noted sir :) so a poll between black and violet... since we need to have both 6.25u and 7u in the base kit haha!

I think this set will be perfect for my zealio board   :thumb:
though I think I need 1.75u Fn  ;D

and... is there a 1.5u Shift?  :eek:
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Yes in the base kit. =) the burst link enter would be removed from the base kit.

I would post better renders when I can. Im not rushing things as the queue for GMK keycaps is going to set this at around Q2 2017 and I was thinking of running this set on MD :D
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: MTG and Accelworld Novelties are up
Post by: MJL on Mon, 17 October 2016, 07:05:54
Just some random thoughts: Don't know the exact specifications and if you have thought of it and / or already included or rejected:
- spacebar for Leopold (FC660M?)
- small caps lock so that caps lock and ctrl can be swapped
- perhaps a blank key of each size for something that has been missed?

Cheers!
Title: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: MTG and Accelworld Novelties are up
Post by: potatobot on Mon, 17 October 2016, 10:44:58
Just some random thoughts: Don't know the exact specifications and if you have thought of it and / or already included or rejected:
- spacebar for Leopold (FC660M?)
- small caps lock so that caps lock and ctrl can be swapped
- perhaps a blank key of each size for something that has been missed?

Cheers!

Hey mate,

- For the spacebar, it would definitely be tough to have an extra one specifically for fc660m. Most people would just mod the spacebar or keep using the original.
- i could include this extra cap if it doesnt affect the cost
- additional blank keys would mean more cost but something to consider definitely. I hope the novelties could fill this gap though.

Thanks for the feedback :)

Cheers



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Title: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: MTG and Accelworld Novelties are up
Post by: potatobot on Tue, 18 October 2016, 11:27:55
Base set updates :)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161018/dd75fb11c18559ee43f873afd790d9ab.jpg)

Novelties are on the way. :)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: MTG and Accelworld Novelties are up
Post by: Vigrith on Tue, 18 October 2016, 12:17:33
Looks great yo! Makes me happy seeing you took the Lotus and made it the set's "logo", super cool!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: MTG and Accelworld Novelties are up
Post by: Fictiouz on Tue, 18 October 2016, 12:24:06
Base set updates :)

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Novelties are on the way. :)

Ouu baby now that's a pretty set. Love the update.

One suggestion I have would be to offer the Enter and Esc in the light purple color like GMK Skeletor did with yellow and green IIRC.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: MTG and Accelworld Novelties are up
Post by: Weiss on Tue, 18 October 2016, 19:09:08
Wow, I'd definitely be into this set when/if it drops!

Been wanting a sick black/purple set for my collection that isn't DCS (The Bro Set).
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: MTG and Accelworld Novelties are up
Post by: richard912 on Tue, 18 October 2016, 20:01:21
Am really loving the colorway. Make this happen!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: MTG and Accelworld Novelties are up
Post by: potatobot on Tue, 18 October 2016, 22:23:20
Thanks all for the support, im sorry about they late updates, ive been meaning to post new stuff more often but my schedule isn't allowing me to. I hope i can get the novelties up by the end of the week. :D

Base set updates :)

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Novelties are on the way. :)

Ouu baby now that's a pretty set. Love the update.

One suggestion I have would be to offer the Enter and Esc in the light purple color like GMK Skeletor did with yellow and green IIRC.

Sure thing, i think i can add 2 enter keys and an esc key in light purple.

 nay for light purple spacebar?

Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: MTG and Accelworld Novelties are up
Post by: BrettW on Thu, 20 October 2016, 00:32:25
You know, now that I am seeing what it looks like without the lighter spacebar, I am not sure...

I really like both colorways, so it would probably be safer to go with the black.  If you can do a second "package" and include spacebars in the lighter colorway, that would be incredible.  Not sure if it would reach MOQ though...
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: MTG and Accelworld Novelties are up
Post by: potatobot on Thu, 20 October 2016, 08:26:04
You know, now that I am seeing what it looks like without the lighter spacebar, I am not sure...

I really like both colorways, so it would probably be safer to go with the black.  If you can do a second "package" and include spacebars in the lighter colorway, that would be incredible.  Not sure if it would reach MOQ though...

yup i would have liked to have those lighter keys too but some prefer to have it in darker tones.

MOQ is at risk when having too many options. decisions decisions.  :-\
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: MTG and Accelworld Novelties are up
Post by: Fictiouz on Thu, 20 October 2016, 08:41:01
You know, now that I am seeing what it looks like without the lighter spacebar, I am not sure...

I really like both colorways, so it would probably be safer to go with the black.  If you can do a second "package" and include spacebars in the lighter colorway, that would be incredible.  Not sure if it would reach MOQ though...

yup i would have liked to have those lighter keys too but some prefer to have it in darker tones.

MOQ is at risk when having too many options. decisions decisions.  :-\

I think one pack inclusive of everything is much better than many different child sets, but that's just me. :p
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: MTG and Accelworld Novelties are up
Post by: potatobot on Thu, 20 October 2016, 08:52:55
You know, now that I am seeing what it looks like without the lighter spacebar, I am not sure...

I really like both colorways, so it would probably be safer to go with the black.  If you can do a second "package" and include spacebars in the lighter colorway, that would be incredible.  Not sure if it would reach MOQ though...

yup i would have liked to have those lighter keys too but some prefer to have it in darker tones.

MOQ is at risk when having too many options. decisions decisions.  :-\

I think one pack inclusive of everything is much better than many different child sets, but that's just me. :p

But wouldn't it make the overall cost higher for everyone? I have no idea how additional keys would affect the overall pricing tho. some colors would have to requested as custom colors especially the dark purple.

Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: MTG and Accelworld Novelties are up
Post by: Niomosy on Thu, 20 October 2016, 17:55:39
The set cost does go up with adding more keys to it.  It's why we often see child kits on SP sets.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: MTG and Accelworld Novelties are up
Post by: potatobot on Fri, 21 October 2016, 04:39:25
The set cost does go up with adding more keys to it.  It's why we often see child kits on SP sets.

It certainly does. But i rarely see any GMK kits with child kits. :(
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: MTG and Accelworld Novelties are up
Post by: Niomosy on Fri, 21 October 2016, 13:05:55
The set cost does go up with adding more keys to it.  It's why we often see child kits on SP sets.

It certainly does. But i rarely see any GMK kits with child kits. :(

The GMK child kits are few if any.  A lot of that is due to GMKs MoQ requirements.  The MoQ numbers from SP are much much lower which allows for child kits that won't hit large enough numbers to meet GMKs numbers.  It's why child kits have been much more common on SP sets but GMK sets were typically a larger full set and nothing more.  The down side for GMK here was that specialty stuff like ErgoDox kits might be left out of a GMK buy as the number of buyers is low enough to not hit MoQ or be worth adding into everyone's kit.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: MTG and Accelworld Novelties are up
Post by: potatobot on Sat, 22 October 2016, 11:50:18
The set cost does go up with adding more keys to it.  It's why we often see child kits on SP sets.

It certainly does. But i rarely see any GMK kits with child kits. :(

The GMK child kits are few if any.  A lot of that is due to GMKs MoQ requirements.  The MoQ numbers from SP are much much lower which allows for child kits that won't hit large enough numbers to meet GMKs numbers.  It's why child kits have been much more common on SP sets but GMK sets were typically a larger full set and nothing more.  The down side for GMK here was that specialty stuff like ErgoDox kits might be left out of a GMK buy as the number of buyers is low enough to not hit MoQ or be worth adding into everyone's kit.


SP's uniform r3 SA is a great contender for me, but GMK won the poll. Maybe additional kits for when the base kit is successful. 


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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: MTG and Accelworld Novelties are up
Post by: potatobot on Sun, 23 October 2016, 08:57:19
3d renders are up!

thanks to thesiscamper!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: Vigrith on Sun, 23 October 2016, 09:47:14
Wow, Camper killing it with the renders as always, that looks so sick. Looking forward to further developments!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: potatobot on Sun, 23 October 2016, 11:23:33
Wow, Camper killing it with the renders as always, that looks so sick. Looking forward to further developments!

Thanks!


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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: potatobot on Sun, 23 October 2016, 21:42:41
Definitely worried about the MOQ for the GMK sets.

SP having options to have child deals is more appealing to me now since people have different keyboards/layouts.

The purples on this set is not even available on GMK.  :(

Any recommendation guys?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: Vigrith on Sun, 23 October 2016, 22:18:52
Definitely worried about the MOQ for the GMK sets.

SP having options to have child deals is more appealing to me now since people have different keyboards/layouts.

The purples on this set is not even available on GMK.  :(

Any recommendation guys?

I love DSA so I'm probably biased, I'm good with SA too though. GMK's usually my least preferred profile when it comes to aesthetics save for very specific sets (though they are fantastic to type on of course) so if you do have to move away from that idea I know I'd be in the minority when I say I'm excited.

SP tends to do purple/violet really well imo (my favourite colour) as can be seen from a few of their previous buys so that's something to consider I suppose if GMK does not even offer the purple shade you envision.

I also much rather SP's ability to accommodate child kits rather than GMK's "all in one" (or 2) model. Having to buy a bunch of caps I will not utilize to get a single 1.75 rshift for my WhiteFox is never fun, at least with SP I can sorta mix and match, eg. I usually buy the 40s kit for my 40% travel/office board and snatch the 1.75 rshift from there for my WF for home usage.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: richard912 on Mon, 24 October 2016, 00:16:47
Wonder how it would look like with bigger alpha legends....
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: potatobot on Mon, 24 October 2016, 00:26:49
Wonder how it would look like with bigger alpha legends....

Do you mean SP's D/SA font? :D

Definitely worried about the MOQ for the GMK sets.

SP having options to have child deals is more appealing to me now since people have different keyboards/layouts.

The purples on this set is not even available on GMK.  :(

Any recommendation guys?

I love DSA so I'm probably biased, I'm good with SA too though. GMK's usually my least preferred profile when it comes to aesthetics save for very specific sets (though they are fantastic to type on of course) so if you do have to move away from that idea I know I'd be in the minority when I say I'm excited.

SP tends to do purple/violet really well imo (my favourite colour) as can be seen from a few of their previous buys so that's something to consider I suppose if GMK does not even offer the purple shade you envision.

I also much rather SP's ability to accommodate child kits rather than GMK's "all in one" (or 2) model. Having to buy a bunch of caps I will not utilize to get a single 1.75 rshift for my WhiteFox is never fun, at least with SP I can sorta mix and match, eg. I usually buy the 40s kit for my 40% travel/office board and snatch the 1.75 rshift from there for my WF for home usage.

Noted, I agree to all your points.

I like how spherical keycaps feel too, and the colors that SP offers is gonna make this set look awesome. The thing is that most people probably prefer GMK ABS as they are thicker than DSAs.

I wanted to have it on uniform SA r3 which will be thicker than DSA and not as high as the normal SA caps.

Would like to hear more feedback regarding this matter though. Mock-ups for D/SA might change their minds  :thumb:

Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: richard912 on Mon, 24 October 2016, 01:05:04
Wonder how it would look like with bigger alpha legends....
Do you mean SP's D/SA font? :D

Yup!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: potatobot on Mon, 24 October 2016, 01:20:50
Wonder how it would look like with bigger alpha legends....
Do you mean SP's D/SA font? :D

Yup!

I did post a DSA mockup before but GMK won the poll for the profile.

But im still considering SP because of the limitations in colors pallets and MOQ constraints.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: richard912 on Mon, 24 October 2016, 03:06:10
Wonder how it would look like with bigger alpha legends....
Do you mean SP's D/SA font? :D

Yup!

I did post a DSA mockup before but GMK won the poll for the profile.

But im still considering SP because of the limitations in colors pallets and MOQ constraints.  :thumb:

The colorway is what makes this stands out. Stay true!!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: Tom_Kazansky on Mon, 24 October 2016, 03:15:01
Wonder how it would look like with bigger alpha legends....
Do you mean SP's D/SA font? :D

Yup!

I did post a DSA mockup before but GMK won the poll for the profile.

But im still considering SP because of the limitations in colors pallets and MOQ constraints.  :thumb:

The colorway is what makes this stands out. Stay true!!
+1

it has to be this purple, please!!!

EDIT: I don't mind DSA  :D
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: richard912 on Mon, 24 October 2016, 03:23:21
+1

it has to be this purple, please!!!

EDIT: I don't mind DSA  :D
Yay! Good to know I'm not alone in this.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: hervuli on Mon, 24 October 2016, 04:38:23
 Just to offer a differing view, I would be 100% in on this in Cherry profile but unlikely to go in for DSA. Lots of DSA sets coming out these days. And GMK can do custom colors, right? Doesn't GMK Plum use nonstandard colors? Though I imagine it comes at a price
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: potatobot on Mon, 24 October 2016, 05:05:02
Yes GMK would allow custom colors at a higher MOQ.

The issue really is due to the fact that most people would want to have several options on how to use this set. If we add more and more keys to this single base set, the cost would be high, unless of course if it would be fine to have it drop on MD as the base kit first, if its successful, another drop for child kits would come up.

Its good to have you all comment and support this keyset :) i hope i can create novelties that would hype up the community for the GB


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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: Vigrith on Mon, 24 October 2016, 09:36:18
Noted, I agree to all your points.

I like how spherical keycaps feel too, and the colors that SP offers is gonna make this set look awesome. The thing is that most people probably prefer GMK ABS as they are thicker than DSAs.

I wanted to have it on uniform SA r3 which will be thicker than DSA and not as high as the normal SA caps.

Would like to hear more feedback regarding this matter though. Mock-ups for D/SA might change their minds  :thumb:

Yea, I'd be perfectly okay with uniform r3 (or 2-2-3-3-3-3 like a few sets have been doing) as well because my boards are all flat regardless, don't own any slanted cases at this point - I'm all for a few mock-ups and potential renders for D/SA, hopefully you can get some more novelties going too which may spice it up a bit as you said!

Another thing to consider is DSA's price:MOQ ratio, looking Evan's Lightcycle buy that closed a couple days ago that I was proudly a part of he managed to get $80 as the price for the base set (which included like 6 novelties, a couple accents AND a few non-standard modifiers) at a 100 MOQ - that's crazy considering I had to pay like $160 to support the same layout with Godspeed for example and $145 for Keyboard&Co GMK (single kit + spacebars). He also had an adapter kit that supported a lot of other non-standard layouts and full international support for $50 which again is crazy value.

Still, I'm behind you on this no matter what, the colours and thematic(s) make the set.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: potatobot on Mon, 24 October 2016, 09:54:13
Noted, I agree to all your points.

I like how spherical keycaps feel too, and the colors that SP offers is gonna make this set look awesome. The thing is that most people probably prefer GMK ABS as they are thicker than DSAs.

I wanted to have it on uniform SA r3 which will be thicker than DSA and not as high as the normal SA caps.

Would like to hear more feedback regarding this matter though. Mock-ups for D/SA might change their minds  :thumb:

Yea, I'd be perfectly okay with uniform r3 (or 2-2-3-3-3-3 like a few sets have been doing) as well because my boards are all flat regardless, don't own any slanted cases at this point - I'm all for a few mock-ups and potential renders for D/SA, hopefully you can get some more novelties going too which may spice it up a bit as you said!

Another thing to consider is DSA's price:MOQ ratio, looking Evan's Lightcycle buy that closed a couple days ago that I was proudly a part of he managed to get $80 as the price for the base set (which included like 6 novelties, a couple accents AND a few non-standard modifiers) at a 100 MOQ - that's crazy considering I had to pay like $160 to support the same layout with Godspeed for example and $145 for Keyboard&Co GMK (single kit + spacebars). He also had an adapter kit that supported a lot of other non-standard layouts and full international support for $50 which again is crazy value.

Still, I'm behind you on this no matter what, the colours and thematic(s) make the set.

Woah that is cheap for a DSA set. Too bad im loaded with stuff right now that i cant get off my hands.

The delayed novelty designs are due to the limitations of the tooling used for double shot. Ive been working closely with thisiscamper to ensure that the design is doable while keeping the theme on point

Black lotus will be produced no matter what :)


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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: richard912 on Mon, 24 October 2016, 21:13:43
Black lotus will be produced no matter what :)


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As long as you stay true to the colorway, I'm down for a set
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: potatobot on Mon, 24 October 2016, 22:53:49
Black lotus will be produced no matter what :)


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As long as you stay true to the colorway, I'm down for a set

Definitely. The colors would be fixed. Hopefully it will be sold in MD for the lowest possible prices


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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: shadowstar2417 on Tue, 25 October 2016, 02:53:34
Would definitely be interested in a set of SA!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: potatobot on Tue, 25 October 2016, 03:48:57
Would definitely be interested in a set of SA!

Maybe r2 would be in SA. :)


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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: shadowstar2417 on Tue, 25 October 2016, 04:14:15
Would definitely be interested in a set of SA!

Maybe r2 would be in SA. :)


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I see that now! Sorry, I'm new to GH and I'm still getting used to the old style forum layout. Didn't quite see how far along this was!
Title: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: potatobot on Tue, 25 October 2016, 04:49:21
Would definitely be interested in a set of SA!

Maybe r2 would be in SA. :)


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I see that now! Sorry, I'm new to GH and I'm still getting used to the old style forum layout. Didn't quite see how far along this was!

I like this layout better than reddit's haha!

I might be getting too old for this.

Maybe uniform SA r3 or 2-2-3-3-3-3


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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: shadowstar2417 on Tue, 25 October 2016, 11:21:56
Would definitely be interested in a set of SA!

Maybe r2 would be in SA. :)


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I see that now! Sorry, I'm new to GH and I'm still getting used to the old style forum layout. Didn't quite see how far along this was!

I like this layout better than reddit's haha!

I might be getting too old for this.

Maybe uniform SA r3 or 2-2-3-3-3-3


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Haha, I still prefer to use Reddit, but all the good GBs happen here, so I wanted to start using it.

That being said I've never used GMK keycaps before, though I've heard they're high quality. What's the ABS they use like? quality-wise I mean.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: potatobot on Tue, 25 October 2016, 11:32:31
Would definitely be interested in a set of SA!

Maybe r2 would be in SA. :)


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I see that now! Sorry, I'm new to GH and I'm still getting used to the old style forum layout. Didn't quite see how far along this was!

I like this layout better than reddit's haha!

I might be getting too old for this.

Maybe uniform SA r3 or 2-2-3-3-3-3


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Haha, I still prefer to use Reddit, but all the good GBs happen here, so I wanted to start using it.

That being said I've never used GMK keycaps before, though I've heard they're high quality. What's the ABS they use like? quality-wise I mean.

Well, doing ICs there is a pain, along with down votes. The comment system is really crazy for me, im used to having long post and old style forums give you all the freedom to add awesome signatures.

Actually i haven't owned any GMK keysets at all, its been highly recommended by the community, so the quality must be top notch as people here are pretty picky about their keycaps. Maybe a tad thicker than SA ABS.

What SP profile have you tried? I currently own an r2 granite and a SA r4 carbon community keycap. They are both thin on the sides but they dont feel like those cheap abs you get with most keyboards.




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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: shadowstar2417 on Tue, 25 October 2016, 12:05:52
Would definitely be interested in a set of SA!

Maybe r2 would be in SA. :)


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I see that now! Sorry, I'm new to GH and I'm still getting used to the old style forum layout. Didn't quite see how far along this was!

I like this layout better than reddit's haha!

I might be getting too old for this.

Maybe uniform SA r3 or 2-2-3-3-3-3


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Haha, I still prefer to use Reddit, but all the good GBs happen here, so I wanted to start using it.

That being said I've never used GMK keycaps before, though I've heard they're high quality. What's the ABS they use like? quality-wise I mean.

Well, doing ICs there is a pain, along with down votes. The comment system is really crazy for me, im used to having long post and old style forums give you all the freedom to add awesome signatures.

Actually i haven't owned any GMK keysets at all, its been highly recommended by the community, so the quality must be top notch as people here are pretty picky about their keycaps. Maybe a tad thicker than SA ABS.

What SP profile have you tried? I currently own an r2 granite and a SA r4 carbon community keycap. They are both thin on the sides but they dont feel like those cheap abs you get with most keyboards.




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Well... actually I haven't tried any... I'm somewhat new here. I mean I'm not new to keyboards, but only recently have I started trying to actually spend money and get nicer keycaps. My current keycaps are super cheap abs ones from WASDkeyboards, they were what came with my VP3 and they've started to shine already after only about a month. That's why I'm kinda apprehensive about getting more ABS keycaps, though I think the GMK ones should last longer. Was thinking about getting some DSA PBT ones from SP and dying the modifiers purple because nobody sells this color purple in PBT.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: Vigrith on Tue, 25 October 2016, 12:14:16
Well, doing ICs there is a pain, along with down votes. The comment system is really crazy for me, im used to having long post and old style forums give you all the freedom to add awesome signatures.

Offtopic so apologies but I gotta say I absolutely abhor reddit's layout - I cannot for the life of me get used to the whole weird comment display thing they got going on, then some comments are hidden and videos aren't embedded always and then there's upvotes downvotes and then they aren't properly organized, it's just a cesspool compared to this standard forum layout where everything's tidy and you can have avatars and signatures and everything's organized.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: potatobot on Tue, 25 October 2016, 12:28:45
Would definitely be interested in a set of SA!

Maybe r2 would be in SA. :)


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I see that now! Sorry, I'm new to GH and I'm still getting used to the old style forum layout. Didn't quite see how far along this was!

I like this layout better than reddit's haha!

I might be getting too old for this.

Maybe uniform SA r3 or 2-2-3-3-3-3


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Haha, I still prefer to use Reddit, but all the good GBs happen here, so I wanted to start using it.

That being said I've never used GMK keycaps before, though I've heard they're high quality. What's the ABS they use like? quality-wise I mean.

Well, doing ICs there is a pain, along with down votes. The comment system is really crazy for me, im used to having long post and old style forums give you all the freedom to add awesome signatures.

Actually i haven't owned any GMK keysets at all, its been highly recommended by the community, so the quality must be top notch as people here are pretty picky about their keycaps. Maybe a tad thicker than SA ABS.

What SP profile have you tried? I currently own an r2 granite and a SA r4 carbon community keycap. They are both thin on the sides but they dont feel like those cheap abs you get with most keyboards.




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Well... actually I haven't tried any... I'm somewhat new here. I mean I'm not new to keyboards, but only recently have I started trying to actually spend money and get nicer keycaps. My current keycaps are super cheap abs ones from WASDkeyboards, they were what came with my VP3 and they've started to shine already after only about a month. That's why I'm kinda apprehensive about getting more ABS keycaps, though I think the GMK ones should last longer. Was thinking about getting some DSA PBT ones from SP and dying the modifiers purple because nobody sells this color purple in PBT.

Well sp had DSA deep space which was nice. Coming from OEM ABS, DSA would be a major upgrade, spherical keys feels comfy IMO. The height might need some time to get used to.

GMK ABS isnt any sloucher at all. The cherry profile + thickness is pure quality. They might be a bit pricey but it would be all worth it. If you prefer cylindrical keysets, this would be your thing. The only downside is that they shine, especially the darker keycaps.

Well, doing ICs there is a pain, along with down votes. The comment system is really crazy for me, im used to having long post and old style forums give you all the freedom to add awesome signatures.

Offtopic so apologies but I gotta say I absolutely abhor reddit's layout - I cannot for the life of me get used to the whole weird comment display thing they got going on, then some comments are hidden and videos aren't embedded always and then there's upvotes downvotes and then they aren't properly organized, it's just a cesspool compared to this standard forum layout where everything's tidy and you can have avatars and signatures and everything's organized.

Yeah. All the rules are also annoying. Haha! We have all the freedom here.

I tried to post my IC there thrice and it was brought down coz i haven't gathered enough karma.





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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: catweewee on Tue, 25 October 2016, 12:35:46
You make me wanna buy the Black Lotus model kit!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: shadowstar2417 on Tue, 25 October 2016, 12:45:09
Would definitely be interested in a set of SA!

Maybe r2 would be in SA. :)


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I see that now! Sorry, I'm new to GH and I'm still getting used to the old style forum layout. Didn't quite see how far along this was!

I like this layout better than reddit's haha!

I might be getting too old for this.

Maybe uniform SA r3 or 2-2-3-3-3-3


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Haha, I still prefer to use Reddit, but all the good GBs happen here, so I wanted to start using it.

That being said I've never used GMK keycaps before, though I've heard they're high quality. What's the ABS they use like? quality-wise I mean.

Well, doing ICs there is a pain, along with down votes. The comment system is really crazy for me, im used to having long post and old style forums give you all the freedom to add awesome signatures.

Actually i haven't owned any GMK keysets at all, its been highly recommended by the community, so the quality must be top notch as people here are pretty picky about their keycaps. Maybe a tad thicker than SA ABS.

What SP profile have you tried? I currently own an r2 granite and a SA r4 carbon community keycap. They are both thin on the sides but they dont feel like those cheap abs you get with most keyboards.




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Well... actually I haven't tried any... I'm somewhat new here. I mean I'm not new to keyboards, but only recently have I started trying to actually spend money and get nicer keycaps. My current keycaps are super cheap abs ones from WASDkeyboards, they were what came with my VP3 and they've started to shine already after only about a month. That's why I'm kinda apprehensive about getting more ABS keycaps, though I think the GMK ones should last longer. Was thinking about getting some DSA PBT ones from SP and dying the modifiers purple because nobody sells this color purple in PBT.

Well sp had DSA deep space which was nice. Coming from OEM ABS, DSA would be a major upgrade, spherical keys feels comfy IMO. The height might need some time to get used to.

GMK ABS isnt any sloucher at all. The cherry profile + thickness is pure quality. They might be a bit pricey but it would be all worth it. If you prefer cylindrical keysets, this would be your thing. The only downside is that they shine, especially the darker keycaps.

Well, doing ICs there is a pain, along with down votes. The comment system is really crazy for me, im used to having long post and old style forums give you all the freedom to add awesome signatures.

Offtopic so apologies but I gotta say I absolutely abhor reddit's layout - I cannot for the life of me get used to the whole weird comment display thing they got going on, then some comments are hidden and videos aren't embedded always and then there's upvotes downvotes and then they aren't properly organized, it's just a cesspool compared to this standard forum layout where everything's tidy and you can have avatars and signatures and everything's organized.

Yeah. All the rules are also annoying. Haha! We have all the freedom here.

I tried to post my IC there thrice and it was brought down coz i haven't gathered enough karma.





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That's comforting to hear, makes me feel a little better about literally throwing all my money at the screen.

Though now I'm curious, how much will this cost? I know it depends on how many people join the GB, but what's the range? I'm expecting around ~$100- $150.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: potatobot on Tue, 25 October 2016, 12:51:17
You make me wanna buy the Black Lotus model kit!

Do buy when it goes to GB phase :)

Would definitely be interested in a set of SA!

Maybe r2 would be in SA. :)


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I see that now! Sorry, I'm new to GH and I'm still getting used to the old style forum layout. Didn't quite see how far along this was!

I like this layout better than reddit's haha!

I might be getting too old for this.

Maybe uniform SA r3 or 2-2-3-3-3-3


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Haha, I still prefer to use Reddit, but all the good GBs happen here, so I wanted to start using it.

That being said I've never used GMK keycaps before, though I've heard they're high quality. What's the ABS they use like? quality-wise I mean.

Well, doing ICs there is a pain, along with down votes. The comment system is really crazy for me, im used to having long post and old style forums give you all the freedom to add awesome signatures.

Actually i haven't owned any GMK keysets at all, its been highly recommended by the community, so the quality must be top notch as people here are pretty picky about their keycaps. Maybe a tad thicker than SA ABS.

What SP profile have you tried? I currently own an r2 granite and a SA r4 carbon community keycap. They are both thin on the sides but they dont feel like those cheap abs you get with most keyboards.




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Well... actually I haven't tried any... I'm somewhat new here. I mean I'm not new to keyboards, but only recently have I started trying to actually spend money and get nicer keycaps. My current keycaps are super cheap abs ones from WASDkeyboards, they were what came with my VP3 and they've started to shine already after only about a month. That's why I'm kinda apprehensive about getting more ABS keycaps, though I think the GMK ones should last longer. Was thinking about getting some DSA PBT ones from SP and dying the modifiers purple because nobody sells this color purple in PBT.

Well sp had DSA deep space which was nice. Coming from OEM ABS, DSA would be a major upgrade, spherical keys feels comfy IMO. The height might need some time to get used to.

GMK ABS isnt any sloucher at all. The cherry profile + thickness is pure quality. They might be a bit pricey but it would be all worth it. If you prefer cylindrical keysets, this would be your thing. The only downside is that they shine, especially the darker keycaps.

Well, doing ICs there is a pain, along with down votes. The comment system is really crazy for me, im used to having long post and old style forums give you all the freedom to add awesome signatures.

Offtopic so apologies but I gotta say I absolutely abhor reddit's layout - I cannot for the life of me get used to the whole weird comment display thing they got going on, then some comments are hidden and videos aren't embedded always and then there's upvotes downvotes and then they aren't properly organized, it's just a cesspool compared to this standard forum layout where everything's tidy and you can have avatars and signatures and everything's organized.

Yeah. All the rules are also annoying. Haha! We have all the freedom here.

I tried to post my IC there thrice and it was brought down coz i haven't gathered enough karma.





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That's comforting to hear, makes me feel a little better about literally throwing all my money at the screen.

Though now I'm curious, how much will this cost? I know it depends on how many people join the GB, but what's the range? I'm expecting around ~$100- $150.

Would definitely be around that price range for the base kit. Im currently working on the novelties which would be sold separately.

GMK carbon was sold around $100 + $5 for the trays. Hopefully we get as much support :)

If you buy GMK sets from vendors they would be sold at around $170 without the long wait of course :)


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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: shadowstar2417 on Tue, 25 October 2016, 12:58:09
You make me wanna buy the Black Lotus model kit!

Do buy when it goes to GB phase :)

Would definitely be interested in a set of SA!

Maybe r2 would be in SA. :)


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I see that now! Sorry, I'm new to GH and I'm still getting used to the old style forum layout. Didn't quite see how far along this was!

I like this layout better than reddit's haha!

I might be getting too old for this.

Maybe uniform SA r3 or 2-2-3-3-3-3


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Haha, I still prefer to use Reddit, but all the good GBs happen here, so I wanted to start using it.

That being said I've never used GMK keycaps before, though I've heard they're high quality. What's the ABS they use like? quality-wise I mean.

Well, doing ICs there is a pain, along with down votes. The comment system is really crazy for me, im used to having long post and old style forums give you all the freedom to add awesome signatures.

Actually i haven't owned any GMK keysets at all, its been highly recommended by the community, so the quality must be top notch as people here are pretty picky about their keycaps. Maybe a tad thicker than SA ABS.

What SP profile have you tried? I currently own an r2 granite and a SA r4 carbon community keycap. They are both thin on the sides but they dont feel like those cheap abs you get with most keyboards.




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Well... actually I haven't tried any... I'm somewhat new here. I mean I'm not new to keyboards, but only recently have I started trying to actually spend money and get nicer keycaps. My current keycaps are super cheap abs ones from WASDkeyboards, they were what came with my VP3 and they've started to shine already after only about a month. That's why I'm kinda apprehensive about getting more ABS keycaps, though I think the GMK ones should last longer. Was thinking about getting some DSA PBT ones from SP and dying the modifiers purple because nobody sells this color purple in PBT.

Well sp had DSA deep space which was nice. Coming from OEM ABS, DSA would be a major upgrade, spherical keys feels comfy IMO. The height might need some time to get used to.

GMK ABS isnt any sloucher at all. The cherry profile + thickness is pure quality. They might be a bit pricey but it would be all worth it. If you prefer cylindrical keysets, this would be your thing. The only downside is that they shine, especially the darker keycaps.

Well, doing ICs there is a pain, along with down votes. The comment system is really crazy for me, im used to having long post and old style forums give you all the freedom to add awesome signatures.

Offtopic so apologies but I gotta say I absolutely abhor reddit's layout - I cannot for the life of me get used to the whole weird comment display thing they got going on, then some comments are hidden and videos aren't embedded always and then there's upvotes downvotes and then they aren't properly organized, it's just a cesspool compared to this standard forum layout where everything's tidy and you can have avatars and signatures and everything's organized.

Yeah. All the rules are also annoying. Haha! We have all the freedom here.

I tried to post my IC there thrice and it was brought down coz i haven't gathered enough karma.





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That's comforting to hear, makes me feel a little better about literally throwing all my money at the screen.

Though now I'm curious, how much will this cost? I know it depends on how many people join the GB, but what's the range? I'm expecting around ~$100- $150.

Would definitely be around that price range for the base kit. Im currently working on the novelties which would be sold separately.

GMK carbon was sold around $100 + $5 for the trays. Hopefully we get as much support :)

If you buy GMK sets from vendors they would be sold at around $170 without the long wait of course :)


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Speaking of... how long will the wait be? Sorry for all the questions, but this is my first GB and I just want to make sure I have enough information.

I'm fine with waiting, I just don't want to join one of those GBs that takes a decade to ship.
Title: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: potatobot on Tue, 25 October 2016, 13:06:25


Speaking of... how long will the wait be? Sorry for all the questions, but this is my first GB and I just want to make sure I have enough information.

I'm fine with waiting, I just don't want to join one of those GBs that takes a decade to ship.

Hopefully this would run on MD. So shipping and warranty is assured.

I have yet to contact MD regarding this sale, hopefully once everything is finalize, we can plot a realistic time frame. :)



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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: shadowstar2417 on Tue, 25 October 2016, 13:48:23


Speaking of... how long will the wait be? Sorry for all the questions, but this is my first GB and I just want to make sure I have enough information.

I'm fine with waiting, I just don't want to join one of those GBs that takes a decade to ship.

Hopefully this would run on MD. So shipping and warranty is assured.

I have yet to contact MD regarding this sale, hopefully once everything is finalize, we can plot a realistic time frame. :)



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That's would be awesome for this to run on MD. Hopefully that goes through!

I can't wait for this GB, this is exactly the color scheme I've been looking for forever.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: Bi0 on Tue, 25 October 2016, 15:16:00
Been watching the thread for a bit and I'd def be all in for a GMK set.  ^.^
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: potatobot on Tue, 25 October 2016, 19:39:00
Been watching the thread for a bit and I'd def be all in for a GMK set.  ^.^

Great! Watch out for the update on novelties. :)


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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: richard912 on Tue, 25 October 2016, 19:47:23
Speaking of... how long will the wait be? Sorry for all the questions, but this is my first GB and I just want to make sure I have enough information.

I'm fine with waiting, I just don't want to join one of those GBs that takes a decade to ship.
The GMK Carbon on MD closed in (late?) July. We just got an update that the bulk shipment is now OTW to MD's US warehouse. Next update, first week of Nov. Hope this gives you some indication on timing of GB.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: potatobot on Wed, 26 October 2016, 10:46:49
I know my photoshop skills are not that good, but you can show your support for the set  by adding GMK black lotus on your signature :)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: metal1091 on Wed, 26 October 2016, 11:48:05
Totally interested in a set for my Ducky Mini
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: shadowstar2417 on Sun, 30 October 2016, 06:49:43
Is there any way I can be absolutely sure that I get notified when this goes live? There's been a couple group buys that I've actually missed out on just because I forgot to check for a couple days...

I've just been looking for a set of keycaps like this for almost a year, and I'm willing to do nearly anything for a set, haha
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: potatobot on Sun, 30 October 2016, 10:48:39
Is there any way I can be absolutely sure that I get notified when this goes live? There's been a couple group buys that I've actually missed out on just because I forgot to check for a couple days...

I've just been looking for a set of keycaps like this for almost a year, and I'm willing to do nearly anything for a set, haha

you can subscribe to this thread. hopefully it would be sold on MD :D

Totally interested in a set for my Ducky Mini

awesome! :D show support by putting GMK black lotus on your signature :D

Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: switchnollie on Tue, 01 November 2016, 21:55:08
Is there a specific reason for including 2 sets of the same arrow keys?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: potatobot on Wed, 02 November 2016, 08:32:40
Is there a specific reason for including 2 sets of the same arrow keys?

I need to correct that. Thanks for pointing it out. :D
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: potatobot on Wed, 02 November 2016, 10:31:30
Updated renders for type 1 and type 2

Lilac keys added
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: richard912 on Wed, 02 November 2016, 20:37:18
Updated renders for type 1 and type 2

Lilac keys added
Liking what I see
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: ygor on Wed, 02 November 2016, 20:47:56
Are you still wet if you're swimming under the ocean?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: potatobot on Wed, 02 November 2016, 21:49:53
I'm a total noob... Will it be possible to order a TKL MX version of the keyset? That colorway was made for meee... Amazing work!

Lets see how it goes on MD, it would be MX compatible because its made by GMK.

For now, i will assume that it will be sold as a whole as seen in type 1/2 renders :D

Updated renders for type 1 and type 2

Lilac keys added
Liking what I see

nice to hear :D

Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: potatobot on Fri, 04 November 2016, 11:30:39
MD poll is up: https://www.massdrop.com/vote/GMK-BLACK-LOTUS (https://www.massdrop.com/vote/GMK-BLACK-LOTUS)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: iRumy3 on Fri, 04 November 2016, 18:52:08
Awesome. Love these colors!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: megaforce on Mon, 07 November 2016, 10:35:32
Icon mods? Y/N?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: potatobot on Mon, 07 November 2016, 11:06:28
Icon mods? Y/N?

Yes, maybe on a separate kit.


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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: catweewee on Mon, 07 November 2016, 12:19:44
Ahh I cant wait
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: 3D renders are up
Post by: potatobot on Thu, 10 November 2016, 10:21:13
Novelties are now up. :D please check the OP and give me your feedbacks  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: macharius on Mon, 14 November 2016, 03:28:41
It will be available by Massdrop or just here in geekhack?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: potatobot on Mon, 14 November 2016, 09:30:42
It will be available by Massdrop or just here in geekhack?

Theres a poll on MD, i hope it drops there.

Please check the OP for the link. Thanks!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: shadowstar2417 on Fri, 18 November 2016, 05:06:35
Any updates on where this is at this point?

I've been following the MD poll and we filled out the progress bar for 500 votes, not sure if that means anything.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: potatobot on Fri, 18 November 2016, 09:02:53
Any updates on where this is at this point?

I've been following the MD poll and we filled out the progress bar for 500 votes, not sure if that means anything.

I tried to contact md/gmk, still waiting for their response.

Regarding the timeline, since GMK PLUM is estimated to drop sometime feb, this might drop a few months after that. depending which keyset they choose to drop since there are lots of GMK keysets on IC phase right now.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: aznreaper on Sat, 19 November 2016, 01:12:21
On one hand I'm super sad that it's probably going to be a long time before you get this set to the GB stage, but my wallet is supper happy that it has time to rest. Any idea on how much the novelties would be? I'm a fan of Accel world but don't really care about MtG so I would really like to get the novelties, but don't think I can justify it if it's pricy
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: potatobot on Sat, 19 November 2016, 06:13:29
On one hand I'm super sad that it's probably going to be a long time before you get this set to the GB stage, but my wallet is supper happy that it has time to rest. Any idea on how much the novelties would be? I'm a fan of Accel world but don't really care about MtG so I would really like to get the novelties, but don't think I can justify it if it's pricy

A few keys would be added to the novelties. the price might be at $50 range (based on carbon novelties).

They have to be sold as a set because if i split them, one might not reach MOQ.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Seelen on Fri, 25 November 2016, 13:08:20
I understand that most of this set has already been chosen and that my critique would change so much that you coukd argue it would be a different set, but since this is Interest Check, I figured there's no harm in sharing my thoughts (particularly because i very much love the color scheme):

1. I would love to see the Type 1 set in SA...the light purple pieces would look awesome if they were big and chunky, and just my opinion but I prefer centered lettering, especially with black and purple like that.

2. The light purple accents you've done are a fantastic idea. I know this would run the risk of overdoing it, but doing the top 1-9 numbers in that same light purple would look REALLY cool in SA. It would almost be an evil twin set to Hana (since a mono-legend type deal looks so nice for 1-9 anyways, it coukd be really cool to replace them with novelties, though I understand this has an effect on price)

3. I don't think I have a number 3....this is a really cool set and I definitely love it. Black lptus has long been a favorite of mine, not just the card but the art and the aesthetic itself.

I feel like if there were some way to work in the dark violet-blue part of the flower into the set it would be cool, but I didn't list it because I don't know where it would work or if it even would at all.

Anyways, great work on it. Please don't see this as me bashing your set, I do like it...I am the critical type. It's hard for me to create on my own, but given a template, I'm much more likely to come up with something cool by changing it...that's not to say my suggestions are even necessarily good lol, I just want you to know that I do really like the set (though I will be passing on it because of GMK, sadly...I know you can't please everybody, though there is another purple GMK coming out soon, as has been mentioned)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: potatobot on Sat, 26 November 2016, 01:37:25
I understand that most of this set has already been chosen and that my critique would change so much that you coukd argue it would be a different set, but since this is Interest Check, I figured there's no harm in sharing my thoughts (particularly because i very much love the color scheme):

1. I would love to see the Type 1 set in SA...the light purple pieces would look awesome if they were big and chunky, and just my opinion but I prefer centered lettering, especially with black and purple like that.

2. The light purple accents you've done are a fantastic idea. I know this would run the risk of overdoing it, but doing the top 1-9 numbers in that same light purple would look REALLY cool in SA. It would almost be an evil twin set to Hana (since a mono-legend type deal looks so nice for 1-9 anyways, it coukd be really cool to replace them with novelties, though I understand this has an effect on price)

3. I don't think I have a number 3....this is a really cool set and I definitely love it. Black lptus has long been a favorite of mine, not just the card but the art and the aesthetic itself.

I feel like if there were some way to work in the dark violet-blue part of the flower into the set it would be cool, but I didn't list it because I don't know where it would work or if it even would at all.

Anyways, great work on it. Please don't see this as me bashing your set, I do like it...I am the critical type. It's hard for me to create on my own, but given a template, I'm much more likely to come up with something cool by changing it...that's not to say my suggestions are even necessarily good lol, I just want you to know that I do really like the set (though I will be passing on it because of GMK, sadly...I know you can't please everybody, though there is another purple GMK coming out soon, as has been mentioned)

Thanks for your inputs! :D

1. Since GMK won the poll, i will be doing it on GMK due to the demand (for now). Also, SP's queue is too long which was a downside. More people preferred having it on DSA bt we'll see. :)

2. I had some thoughts on doing a Stripes Kit but it required having more icons/logos for novelties. Doing it in SA would allow for child deals and make this idea more feasible.

3. Thanks so much! :D IM addicted to anything with purple. I want that other set to come out on GMK, but it would be bad news for this set aswell.

I really really hope this set would drop, I want this to happen and i think the support this community has given me was a productive and creative experience!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Panzerhawx on Mon, 12 December 2016, 00:27:25
Any updates on this?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: potatobot on Mon, 12 December 2016, 08:18:18
Any updates on this?

Man I really want to give an update but I'm still waiting on md or gmk's response to my emails.

For the set, I've been working on additional novelties tho, but I'm a bit stumped on school work, so I might be able to finish up during the holidays.

cheers
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: aznreaper on Mon, 12 December 2016, 23:07:07
If you're not getting a hold of massdrop, maybe try talking to some of the other community members and see if they can help you get hooked up since they might have the contacts and inside scoop to getting an in on getting a group buy started
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: JDragon on Tue, 13 December 2016, 01:32:44
Any updates on this?

Man I really want to give an update but I'm still waiting on md or gmk's response to my emails.

For the set, I've been working on additional novelties tho, but I'm a bit stumped on school work, so I might be able to finish up during the holidays.

cheers

Keyclack or Originative maybe? Not sure how busy their schedules are.

Hope you find a GB partner, eagerly awaiting this set.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: potatobot on Tue, 13 December 2016, 09:58:42
If you're not getting a hold of massdrop, maybe try talking to some of the other community members and see if they can help you get hooked up since they might have the contacts and inside scoop to getting an in on getting a group buy started

Already asked some members about the matter at hand, but its still md that gives the final call whether they are interested in selling the set. Regardless, I will do my best to make this happen.  :thumb:


Keyclack or Originative maybe? Not sure how busy their schedules are.

Hope you find a GB partner, eagerly awaiting this set.  :thumb:

If i get no feedback from MD by the end of the year, i would start contacting other vendors.  ;)

Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: potatobot on Tue, 13 December 2016, 10:29:15
Funny thing happened, while i was typing my reply for the previous post, I received an email from a GMK representative who was pretty interested on the set as well.

Im not sure who pulled some strings, or what made him check his spam, but its something!

I sent him the colors we would be using for this set and a sample of novelty caps to determine if they are doable.

There is still no word from any vendor, but the MOQ would be at @250 since the set does come in custom colors.

Best chances of meeting MOQ would be via MD as they have a very active buying community. Wish blacklotus luck guys  :cool:
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Fictiouz on Tue, 13 December 2016, 10:47:28
Great to hear potatobot. Great set and happy to see some progress.

Been watching since this sets conception  :p
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: potatobot on Tue, 13 December 2016, 17:51:24
Great to hear potatobot. Great set and happy to see some progress.

Been watching since this sets conception  :p


You the real MVP man!


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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: onlinelife on Wed, 14 December 2016, 01:48:30
Just discovered this set..... I NEED IT. I love me some purple sets and this one looks dank
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: MassdropYanbo on Thu, 15 December 2016, 02:28:19
Any updates on this?

Man I really want to give an update but I'm still waiting on md or gmk's response to my emails.

For the set, I've been working on additional novelties tho, but I'm a bit stumped on school work, so I might be able to finish up during the holidays.

cheers

Most of the time it would be easier to poke me on here if the email route doesn't work out. We are working on bettering the contact method for these kind of community requests.

In the meantime - you can shoot me a pm here.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: potatobot on Thu, 15 December 2016, 08:46:28
Any updates on this?

Man I really want to give an update but I'm still waiting on md or gmk's response to my emails.

For the set, I've been working on additional novelties tho, but I'm a bit stumped on school work, so I might be able to finish up during the holidays.

cheers

Most of the time it would be easier to poke me on here if the email route doesn't work out. We are working on bettering the contact method for these kind of community requests.

In the meantime - you can shoot me a pm here.

 ;)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: aznreaper on Thu, 15 December 2016, 10:06:57
Awesome! Let's get this fast tracked into a real buy!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Vigrith on Thu, 15 December 2016, 12:51:20
Most of the time it would be easier to poke me on here if the email route doesn't work out. We are working on bettering the contact method for these kind of community requests.

In the meantime - you can shoot me a pm here.

Yanbo coming in clutch! Here's hoping Black Lotus does pop on Massdrop when schedule permits, this one hits home for me.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: poolside on Wed, 21 December 2016, 08:07:03
Hmmm, I think I need more purple.  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: potatobot on Wed, 21 December 2016, 10:33:26
Hmmm, I think I need more purple.  ;D

A darker shade or you just want more purple caps in this set?


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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: poolside on Wed, 21 December 2016, 11:37:16
Sorry, I meant more keysets with purple, such as this one. I like both proposed colorways. I would have gladly given a shot at the purple alphas with #2, but the majority seems to prefer #1 according to the MD poll.
Also, I am not against the inclusion of another 2.25 Shift keycap.  :)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: hanoipho on Thu, 22 December 2016, 12:40:57
I'm going to buy this set for sure
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: sundin on Sat, 24 December 2016, 05:20:31
(http://wanabrar.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/37.gif)
It's the keyset of my dreams!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: rabbitfire on Sat, 24 December 2016, 06:05:44
I'm going to buy this set for sure

same boat!  :))
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Cony_WANG on Sat, 24 December 2016, 06:52:16
I like the lotus icon.  :D
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: potatobot on Sat, 24 December 2016, 07:46:36
Sorry, I meant more keysets with purple, such as this one. I like both proposed colorways. I would have gladly given a shot at the purple alphas with #2, but the majority seems to prefer #1 according to the MD poll.
Also, I am not against the inclusion of another 2.25 Shift keycap.  :)

Massdrop will be the ones who would negotiate with GMK for the keycaps included in each kits! hope it does get added in the base kit to support certain layouts :D




Thank you guys for your all the support!

My only wish this Christmas is a tentative schedule in massdrop's queue!

Hope you all have a merry Christmas/holiday season!

Peace
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: poolside on Sat, 24 December 2016, 09:41:48
Massdrop will be the ones who would negotiate with GMK for the keycaps included in each kits! hope it does get added in the base kit to support certain layouts :D

Have you already got the word from MD that they are going to run it?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: potatobot on Sat, 24 December 2016, 12:09:40
Massdrop will be the ones who would negotiate with GMK for the keycaps included in each kits! hope it does get added in the base kit to support certain layouts :D

Have you already got the word from MD that they are going to run it?

Im still negotiating with yanbo regarding the sale and a tentative schedule. Currently making adjustments to fit the specifications GMK set for novelty caps :)


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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: aznreaper on Sat, 24 December 2016, 12:24:05
Man that's awesome! I can't wait till you can finalized things with them, super looking forwards to this one
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: MTG and Accelworld Novelties are up
Post by: rabbitfire on Sun, 25 December 2016, 17:29:01
Base set updates :)

Show Image
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161018/dd75fb11c18559ee43f873afd790d9ab.jpg)


Novelties are on the way. :)

It looks similar to SP The Bros set
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: potatobot on Mon, 26 December 2016, 07:57:48
Yep but its based on a totally different concept with the addition of a lilac color(legends)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: rabbitfire on Mon, 26 December 2016, 16:30:09
Yep but its based on a totally different concept with the addition of a lilac color(legends)

 :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: lydiainmint on Tue, 27 December 2016, 11:14:49
Highly desired.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: potatobot on Tue, 27 December 2016, 15:38:48
Do you guys prefer symbols on mods?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Vigrith on Tue, 27 December 2016, 15:46:17
Yes. I'm okay with legends too though, I'm just more of an icon kinda guy, I think it'd fit in with the set's theme quite well too.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: potatobot on Sat, 31 December 2016, 22:18:17
Yes. I'm okay with legends too though, I'm just more of an icon kinda guy, I think it'd fit in with the set's theme quite well too.

Happy new year man! thanks for always being around to reply to my random thoughts about this keyset :D

we can only have one if do GMK though :))

Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: ArchDill on Sun, 01 January 2017, 02:10:25
Really digging this set.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Unforgivable on Sun, 01 January 2017, 05:38:50
I don't normally buy novelties at all, but this set AND the novelties are amazing. Count me in, for sure. I might have to get two sets of novelties because I like them so much!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Calmfixup on Sun, 01 January 2017, 11:16:01
Still super excited for this set - just sad it'll likely be this time next year when it'll arrive :'(
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Vigrith on Sun, 01 January 2017, 11:19:38
Happy new year man! thanks for always being around to reply to my random thoughts about this keyset :D

we can only have one if do GMK though :))

Yo of course, I really do want it come to be and succeed. Happy new year to you too!

If we only do one due to GMK my vote's for icons but judging by thoughts amongst other threads legends may be more popular - as said though, I feel icons would suit this set particularly well.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: lydiainmint on Sun, 08 January 2017, 23:01:54
Just thought of something I would love on the mtg themed novelties, a tap symbol preferrably on a 2.25u
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: potatobot on Sun, 08 January 2017, 23:27:47
Just thought of something I would love on the mtg themed novelties, a tap symbol preferrably on a 2.25u


its already in the works. the novelties would be re-made very soon :D thanks!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Unforgivable on Mon, 09 January 2017, 01:18:36
Just thought of something I would love on the mtg themed novelties, a tap symbol preferrably on a 2.25u


its already in the works. the novelties would be re-made very soon :D thanks!

Re-made? Does the mean the original ones on page 1 will be changing?  :'(
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: potatobot on Mon, 09 January 2017, 06:50:36
Just thought of something I would love on the mtg themed novelties, a tap symbol preferrably on a 2.25u


its already in the works. the novelties would be re-made very soon :D thanks!

Re-made? Does the mean the original ones on page 1 will be changing?  :'(

just ever so slightly, coz they couldn't meet the specs GMK provided me with.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Ozbourn on Wed, 18 January 2017, 13:52:29
Count me in!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: sundin on Thu, 19 January 2017, 12:18:13
Nothing new under the sun?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: FLOCKA on Sun, 22 January 2017, 19:26:39
Hey potatobot, I see on your post here (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=84756.msg2284055#msg2284055) that you will be switching to a black spacebar, but the original post is showing the pastel purple still. Is it confirmed we will be getting the black spacebar with this GB?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: shangrila500 on Mon, 23 January 2017, 01:05:06
Hey potatobot, I have been following this since you first posted the IC thread. I am so happy that it is finally nearing fruition!

I will definitely be joining the GB but I wanted to know if there is any chance of a add-on kit for specialty sized spacebars like the kit that was posted for the GMK Carbon set? I would absolutely love it if so (I am one of the few that need specialty sized spacebars for my VE.A) but even if not I will still be getting this beautiful set!!!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: potatobot on Mon, 23 January 2017, 09:29:29
Hey everyone, sorry i couldn't give any major updates.

I've been held up by my schooling but the designs for the new novelties are coming up. (those are the only major alterations which will be made to this project)

Other than that, im definately considering replacing the mod legends with ICONS instead. A poll should determine this one i guess.

Since im really busy with my schooling, im not sure as to when i can produce the new renders. I hope i can provide them next month though.

Hey potatobot, I see on your post here (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=84756.msg2284055#msg2284055) that you will be switching to a black spacebar, but the original post is showing the pastel purple still. Is it confirmed we will be getting the black spacebar with this GB?

The black spacebar would be sold as a separate kit, depending on the vendor. I have not made final deals as to where this set would be sold yet.

Hey potatobot, I have been following this since you first posted the IC thread. I am so happy that it is finally nearing fruition!

I will definitely be joining the GB but I wanted to know if there is any chance of a add-on kit for specialty sized spacebars like the kit that was posted for the GMK Carbon set? I would absolutely love it if so (I am one of the few that need specialty sized spacebars for my VE.A) but even if not I will still be getting this beautiful set!!!

I think that is the best option for GMK sets as they have very high MOQ requirements especially for custom colored sets.

Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: FLOCKA on Tue, 24 January 2017, 21:17:36
That's great to hear! Personally I am a fan of text modifiers since they really make the novelties "pop" visually and they are more consistent with the alphas. With the bold colors of this set, less is more!

Also... I can't be the only one who finds the GMK icon for Caps Lock absolutely dreadful. Seriously, it looks like a child drew it!

Hoping I can convince a few more people before the poll goes up :D
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Tue, 24 January 2017, 23:03:30
That's great to hear! Personally I am a fan of text modifiers since they really make the novelties "pop" visually and they are more consistent with the alphas. With the bold colors of this set, less is more!

Also... I can't be the only one who finds the GMK icon for Caps Lock absolutely dreadful. Seriously, it looks like a child drew it!

Hoping I can convince a few more people before the poll goes up :D

just give me windowed lock keys, i dont care if they are icon or text
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Rayoui on Wed, 25 January 2017, 03:30:39
That's great to hear! Personally I am a fan of text modifiers since they really make the novelties "pop" visually and they are more consistent with the alphas. With the bold colors of this set, less is more!

Also... I can't be the only one who finds the GMK icon for Caps Lock absolutely dreadful. Seriously, it looks like a child drew it!

Hoping I can convince a few more people before the poll goes up :D

I also prefer the textual mods. They look a lot cleaner.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Giorgio on Wed, 25 January 2017, 06:29:35
That's great to hear! Personally I am a fan of text modifiers since they really make the novelties "pop" visually and they are more consistent with the alphas. With the bold colors of this set, less is more!

Also... I can't be the only one who finds the GMK icon for Caps Lock absolutely dreadful. Seriously, it looks like a child drew it!

Hoping I can convince a few more people before the poll goes up :D

I also prefer the textual mods. They look a lot cleaner.


Absolutely then opposite for me. Icon modifiers win. And I couldn't care less about the fact that the novelties popup more of less.

Text on the mods looks stupid to me, it is like some sort of keyboard for learners/ old people, those cases where you have to explain the exact meaning of each key.

"Now press the shift key"
"What"
"The key with an arrow."
"Is that the one near page up?"
"Nope."


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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Rayoui on Wed, 25 January 2017, 08:08:02
One could make the case that needing pictograms to represent the function of a key could be intended for learners/old people, but I digress...  :p
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Vigrith on Wed, 25 January 2017, 08:35:24
Absolutely then opposite for me. Icon modifiers win.

Agreed there, I also love icon mods and would much rather them over text at this point in life but I'm okay with either of course.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: potatobot on Wed, 25 January 2017, 09:21:22
Hey guys, the new poll is up you can now cast your votes! :D


reference for previous poll

(http://i.imgur.com/Maz0axN.jpg)

Its nice to read your thoughts on this matter, i hope this thread becomes more active :D

I personally prefer the icon mods because i don't have one, i dont even have a GMK set yet lol

The set would still look awesome either way  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: a_ak57 on Wed, 25 January 2017, 10:25:39
I've never been big on purple but this actually looks really nice (the black alphas with purple mods anyway, reverse is too purpley for me).  Also I think icon mods are the way to go, feels more fitting for a set partially based on Accel World's Black Lotus (sleeker I guess?).
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: potatobot on Wed, 25 January 2017, 10:27:39
I've never been big on purple but this actually looks really nice (the black alphas with purple mods anyway, reverse is too purpley for me).  Also I think icon mods are the way to go, feels more fitting for a set partially based on Accel World's Black Lotus (sleeker I guess?).

I like how you mention accel world in your reason to have icon mods  :))
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: FLOCKA on Wed, 25 January 2017, 11:38:25
Welp, I voted for text mods and hope that others see the light. If this set will be run on massdrop, I wonder what the broader community's preference would be. Bear in mind that the people following this thread represent a small minority of the most interested fans (and we tend to be more picky!) :D

In any case, I think this set would look marvelous on the matte black Exent!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Giorgio on Wed, 25 January 2017, 11:39:28
One could make the case that needing pictograms to represent the function of a key could be intended for learners/old people, but I digress...  :p

yeah because caps lock and shift are so intuitive if you've never used a keyboard  :p
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Giorgio on Wed, 25 January 2017, 11:41:25
Welp, I voted for text mods and hope that others see the light. If this set will be run on massdrop, I wonder what the broader community's preference would be. Bear in mind that the people following this thread represent a small minority of the most interested fans (and we tend to be more picky!) :D

In any case, I think this set would look marvelous on the matte black Exent!

massdrop is cost prohibitive for us europeans. Maybe there's space for a proxy? Maybe the group leader can buy and resell some sets?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: potatobot on Wed, 25 January 2017, 11:44:29
I dont like the poll system on massdrop though, should i post a thread over there?

Maybe i should ask thesiscamper to make renders on both modifiers.


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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Katakhain on Thu, 26 January 2017, 08:50:59
First post to say this will probably be my first GMK

and imo, mods with text are more consistent with control, alt, esc, top of the nav cluster etc. If text is for learners & old people, shouldn't everything that's text be either an icon or blank? I could go either way but I like consistency. Maybe let Massdrop decide if that's the vendor and MOQ is a concern?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: megaforce on Tue, 31 January 2017, 01:28:41
I C O N M O D S
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Giorgio on Wed, 01 February 2017, 03:37:36
I C O N M O D S

+1
stop verbosity
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: potatobot on Wed, 01 February 2017, 05:22:16
Hey everyone, it seems like Icon mods is winning the poll.

Would ask thesiscamper to give us renders to have a better comparison.

anyways, im a bit stumped on the Novelty caps.

do you have ideas for them? I need to make simpler ones though.

(http://i.imgur.com/Vpmq85F.jpg)

Share your thoughts ;)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: colbs on Wed, 01 February 2017, 15:22:56
Are any of the novelties in particular too complex?  Or are the issues with all of them?

Either way, too bad these won't work, I really love the top set of novelties and hope you don't have to deviate too far from them!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Vigrith on Wed, 01 February 2017, 15:38:13
Share your thoughts ;)

The MTG ones are plenty simple, right? I like the concepts very much as you know already, the R4 Lotus' especially!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: FLOCKA on Wed, 01 February 2017, 20:45:59
From what I've read, GMK can't do doubleshots if the designs are too "fine". I think the lines have to be of a certain thickness, so unfortunately it would seem that most of the novelties are a no-go, unless they were done with pad printing. IIRC, this is what GMK Hydro did with the Windows 95 style winkey.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Seelen on Wed, 01 February 2017, 20:56:03
I can't believe I'm actually going to buy a GMK...This set looks too good not to though.

I suppose it's nice to have one of every layout just so I can find out what the best is for me in regards to typing speed and accuracy, not just aesthetics.

Love the lotus novelties, but I feel like the MTG ones just don't have the same feel as the rest of this...They are a little too...Melty/wavy?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Owl- on Sun, 05 February 2017, 10:17:59
I would like to suggest R4 1u novelties.

For suggestions, have you thought about the butterfly? I believe that it is very iconic to Hime or her butterfly wings for that matter. Would be excellent to have.
Example: http://www.rightstufanime.com/images/productImages/699858500741_merchandise-Accel-World-Pin-Set-Kuroyukihime-and-Butterfly.jpg?resizeid=3&resizeh=600&resizew=600 (http://www.rightstufanime.com/images/productImages/699858500741_merchandise-Accel-World-Pin-Set-Kuroyukihime-and-Butterfly.jpg?resizeid=3&resizeh=600&resizew=600)

Another is the actual EXE brain burst file called 'BB2039", I think that would be ideal for R4 as 1.5u, 1.25u or 1u. Though it's not exactly linking to her itself but I think it is good to include
[attach=1]
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: noobas4urus on Sat, 11 February 2017, 23:28:01
I'm really liking the set so far.  Any chance there could be a dark purple space bar to go with it?  I feel like that would visually look awesome and would like to have the option throw one on.

Digging the lotuses, what about doing something with the MTG mana symbols for novelties?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Vigrith on Sat, 11 February 2017, 23:57:23
The mana novelties are there right above the lotuses - white, blue, black, red and green respectively, albeit modified in order to avoid copyright infringement and all that.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: noobas4urus on Sun, 12 February 2017, 10:28:09
The mana novelties are there right above the lotuses - white, blue, black, red and green respectively, albeit modified in order to avoid copyright infringement and all that.

Yeah I got that, I meant the mana cost numbers.  I initially thought of the 0 since it's so iconic for the lotus, but thinking on it you could do 0-9.  Not sure if the mana symbols are copy righted though too.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Vigrith on Sun, 12 February 2017, 10:38:11
Yeah I got that, I meant the mana cost numbers.  I initially thought of the 0 since it's so iconic for the lotus, but thinking on it you could do 0-9.  Not sure if the mana symbols are copy righted though too.

OH right, my bad, yea I thought that might've been what you meant. When I spoke with Potato about the novelties some months ago I mentioned the mana cost as it is iconic for the Lotus as you said - I figure it may be hard to incorporate but it might be cool to have a stripe kit for example with where the 0-9 number row is done MTG style. Then again it might not tip MOQ wise as it is hard to gauge how many people buying into this set are fans hardcore enough to purchase that.

Another idea I threw around was having an enter key novelty where instead of the regular icon mods arrow it'd be the tap icon - not sure how feasible that one would be either but still, so many cool things one could do related to MTG if copyright infringement wasn't a thing and the GMK MOQ wasn't as high.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: lunr on Sun, 12 February 2017, 21:23:38
Really like the colours. I've been on a purple craze lately with Plum and the JTK purple set I got.

Any chance having a spacebar kit (2.25u, 2.75u, etc) like the Yuri set?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Tom_Kazansky on Sun, 12 February 2017, 21:52:55
Any chance having a spacebar kit (2.25u, 2.75u, etc) like the Yuri set?

+1 
it would be nice if this set support "split-spacebar" (1.75u, 2.25u, 2.75u)
---
about the novelties, I'm no designer  :( ,
I think we should focus on the "lotus" and Black Lotus avatar,
hmm... what about the icon for Brain Burst program? though I presume it's copyright-ed?

[attachimg=1]

EDIT: the lotus is from potatobot's novelties
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: FLOCKA on Mon, 13 February 2017, 16:32:47
It would be a shame to scrap those novelties... I'm totally drawing a blank as to what they could possibly be replaced with while retaining the original flavor of the set. Mr. potatobot, have you looked into the possibility of pad-printing, or is your heart set on doubleshot novelties?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: a_ak57 on Tue, 14 February 2017, 01:54:15
That's a good point, while not ideal pad printing is probably worth the sacrifice to keep the look.  People have already resorted to pad printing for stuff like the Windows 95 keys (like in Hydro) so it's not unheard of.  Could always design a couple more novelties that are doubleshot and then run a poll to see what people would rather have (or maybe just have both if not too cost-prohibitive?).
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: potatobot on Tue, 14 February 2017, 10:22:08
Hey guys, thanks for keeping the dream alive :D

Anyways, im currently talking to someone(a respectable vendor) who is really interested in running the set very soon but a bit weary of the timing and thee novelties are far from perfect.

From what I've read, GMK can't do doubleshots if the designs are too "fine". I think the lines have to be of a certain thickness, so unfortunately it would seem that most of the novelties are a no-go, unless they were done with pad printing. IIRC, this is what GMK Hydro did with the Windows 95 style winkey.

Yeah they are a bit too fine for doubleshot, GMK has already provided me with the specs of the tooling which i can work with.  :thumb:

I would like to suggest R4 1u novelties.

For suggestions, have you thought about the butterfly? I believe that it is very iconic to Hime or her butterfly wings for that matter. Would be excellent to have.
Example: http://www.rightstufanime.com/images/productImages/699858500741_merchandise-Accel-World-Pin-Set-Kuroyukihime-and-Butterfly.jpg?resizeid=3&resizeh=600&resizew=600 (http://www.rightstufanime.com/images/productImages/699858500741_merchandise-Accel-World-Pin-Set-Kuroyukihime-and-Butterfly.jpg?resizeid=3&resizeh=600&resizew=600)

Another is the actual EXE brain burst file called 'BB2039", I think that would be ideal for R4 as 1.5u, 1.25u or 1u. Though it's not exactly linking to her itself but I think it is good to include
(Attachment Link)

Yes, the butterfly novelty is in the pipeline  ;)

The mana novelties are there right above the lotuses - white, blue, black, red and green respectively, albeit modified in order to avoid copyright infringement and all that.

Yeah I got that, I meant the mana cost numbers.  I initially thought of the 0 since it's so iconic for the lotus, but thinking on it you could do 0-9.  Not sure if the mana symbols are copy righted though too.

Yeah I got that, I meant the mana cost numbers.  I initially thought of the 0 since it's so iconic for the lotus, but thinking on it you could do 0-9.  Not sure if the mana symbols are copy righted though too.

OH right, my bad, yea I thought that might've been what you meant. When I spoke with Potato about the novelties some months ago I mentioned the mana cost as it is iconic for the Lotus as you said - I figure it may be hard to incorporate but it might be cool to have a stripe kit for example with where the 0-9 number row is done MTG style. Then again it might not tip MOQ wise as it is hard to gauge how many people buying into this set are fans hardcore enough to purchase that.

Another idea I threw around was having an enter key novelty where instead of the regular icon mods arrow it'd be the tap icon - not sure how feasible that one would be either but still, so many cool things one could do related to MTG if copyright infringement wasn't a thing and the GMK MOQ wasn't as high.

I should get the renders done soon so we can vote which novelties will be in the final list. Having so many novelties will make it more expensive and could cost us not reaching MOQ.

Any chance having a spacebar kit (2.25u, 2.75u, etc) like the Yuri set?

+1 
it would be nice if this set support "split-spacebar" (1.75u, 2.25u, 2.75u)
---
about the novelties, I'm no designer  :( ,
I think we should focus on the "lotus" and Black Lotus avatar,
hmm... what about the icon for Brain Burst program? though I presume it's copyright-ed?

(Attachment Link)

EDIT: the lotus is from potatobot's novelties

If it doesn't affect the price of the base kit that much, we could try to have them. But im guessing additional kits would be a better option.

Ive been working on that brainburst logo for awhile and i came up with something for the enter key

http://i.imgur.com/zEi2r6u.jpg


That's a good point, while not ideal pad printing is probably worth the sacrifice to keep the look.  People have already resorted to pad printing for stuff like the Windows 95 keys (like in Hydro) so it's not unheard of.  Could always design a couple more novelties that are doubleshot and then run a poll to see what people would rather have (or maybe just have both if not too cost-prohibitive?).

I wouldnt want to risk pad printed novelties. Will post the renders as soon as i can. prolly 2 weeks from now. :D


Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: moonmaster on Tue, 14 February 2017, 14:59:17
Registering my interest!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Owl- on Fri, 17 February 2017, 21:02:38
Quote
If it doesn't affect the price of the base kit that much, we could try to have them. But im guessing additional kits would be a better option.

Ive been working on that brainburst logo for awhile and i came up with something for the enter key

http://i.imgur.com/zEi2r6u.jpg

If you do, please added two 2u space bars, whether that be a separate space bar kit or in the main set, you've gotta include it.
My hands and knees are freaking bowing down at you to make it happen!

That burst link graphic was something I wanted to mention but thought it was copyright issues or so, I guess not.
It looks awesome regardless! And great that the butterfly is in the works too.
Hoping it's for R4 1u-1.5u though as I feel there's plenty on R1 already.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Rykno on Fri, 17 February 2017, 21:04:05
Really liking the novelties!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: potatobot on Fri, 24 February 2017, 23:08:12
A friend sent me this black lotus v1:

(http://i.imgur.com/558M9Wn.jpg)

The novelties are in the pipeline  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: sundin on Sat, 25 February 2017, 15:49:43
Σ(-᷅_-᷄๑)

Very cool!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Che.R.Ry on Wed, 01 March 2017, 05:02:07
omg looks great! looking forward for this! :-*
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Che.R.Ry on Wed, 01 March 2017, 05:05:09
Really like the colours. I've been on a purple craze lately with Plum and the JTK purple set I got.

Any chance having a spacebar kit (2.25u, 2.75u, etc) like the Yuri set?

Any chance having a spacebar kit (2.25u, 2.75u, etc) like the Yuri set?

+1 
it would be nice if this set support "split-spacebar" (1.75u, 2.25u, 2.75u)
---
about the novelties, I'm no designer  :( ,
I think we should focus on the "lotus" and Black Lotus avatar,
hmm... what about the icon for Brain Burst program? though I presume it's copyright-ed?

(Attachment Link)

EDIT: the lotus is from potatobot's novelties
+1
really hoping for split spacebar kit too
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Katakhain on Wed, 22 March 2017, 04:15:00
I need this http://i.imgur.com/zwQvmtC.jpg

I know it's been a month or so but did you need help with the lotus flower novelty? I'm no designer either but doing some googling I found the original so I started looking for something simpler. Some of these are ok https://www.colourbox.com/preview/18802178-vector-black-lotus-icons-set-on-white-background.jpg

and I really like this but I don't know GMK's specs
(http://i.imgur.com/NfKV1ki.png)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: sundin on Sun, 26 March 2017, 04:01:25
Mmmfff (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hzYWzNTB8m0)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: kawaiicheung on Wed, 26 April 2017, 11:31:52
Hey guys, thanks for keeping the dream alive :D

Anyways, im currently talking to someone(a respectable vendor) who is really interested in running the set very soon but a bit weary of the timing and thee novelties are far from perfect.

From what I've read, GMK can't do doubleshots if the designs are too "fine". I think the lines have to be of a certain thickness, so unfortunately it would seem that most of the novelties are a no-go, unless they were done with pad printing. IIRC, this is what GMK Hydro did with the Windows 95 style winkey.

Yeah they are a bit too fine for doubleshot, GMK has already provided me with the specs of the tooling which i can work with.  :thumb:

I would like to suggest R4 1u novelties.

For suggestions, have you thought about the butterfly? I believe that it is very iconic to Hime or her butterfly wings for that matter. Would be excellent to have.
Example: http://www.rightstufanime.com/images/productImages/699858500741_merchandise-Accel-World-Pin-Set-Kuroyukihime-and-Butterfly.jpg?resizeid=3&resizeh=600&resizew=600 (http://www.rightstufanime.com/images/productImages/699858500741_merchandise-Accel-World-Pin-Set-Kuroyukihime-and-Butterfly.jpg?resizeid=3&resizeh=600&resizew=600)

Another is the actual EXE brain burst file called 'BB2039", I think that would be ideal for R4 as 1.5u, 1.25u or 1u. Though it's not exactly linking to her itself but I think it is good to include
(Attachment Link)

Yes, the butterfly novelty is in the pipeline  ;)

The mana novelties are there right above the lotuses - white, blue, black, red and green respectively, albeit modified in order to avoid copyright infringement and all that.

Yeah I got that, I meant the mana cost numbers.  I initially thought of the 0 since it's so iconic for the lotus, but thinking on it you could do 0-9.  Not sure if the mana symbols are copy righted though too.

Yeah I got that, I meant the mana cost numbers.  I initially thought of the 0 since it's so iconic for the lotus, but thinking on it you could do 0-9.  Not sure if the mana symbols are copy righted though too.

OH right, my bad, yea I thought that might've been what you meant. When I spoke with Potato about the novelties some months ago I mentioned the mana cost as it is iconic for the Lotus as you said - I figure it may be hard to incorporate but it might be cool to have a stripe kit for example with where the 0-9 number row is done MTG style. Then again it might not tip MOQ wise as it is hard to gauge how many people buying into this set are fans hardcore enough to purchase that.

Another idea I threw around was having an enter key novelty where instead of the regular icon mods arrow it'd be the tap icon - not sure how feasible that one would be either but still, so many cool things one could do related to MTG if copyright infringement wasn't a thing and the GMK MOQ wasn't as high.

I should get the renders done soon so we can vote which novelties will be in the final list. Having so many novelties will make it more expensive and could cost us not reaching MOQ.

Any chance having a spacebar kit (2.25u, 2.75u, etc) like the Yuri set?

+1 
it would be nice if this set support "split-spacebar" (1.75u, 2.25u, 2.75u)
---
about the novelties, I'm no designer  :( ,
I think we should focus on the "lotus" and Black Lotus avatar,
hmm... what about the icon for Brain Burst program? though I presume it's copyright-ed?

(Attachment Link)

EDIT: the lotus is from potatobot's novelties

If it doesn't affect the price of the base kit that much, we could try to have them. But im guessing additional kits would be a better option.

Ive been working on that brainburst logo for awhile and i came up with something for the enter key

http://i.imgur.com/zEi2r6u.jpg


That's a good point, while not ideal pad printing is probably worth the sacrifice to keep the look.  People have already resorted to pad printing for stuff like the Windows 95 keys (like in Hydro) so it's not unheard of.  Could always design a couple more novelties that are doubleshot and then run a poll to see what people would rather have (or maybe just have both if not too cost-prohibitive?).

I wouldnt want to risk pad printed novelties. Will post the renders as soon as i can. prolly 2 weeks from now. :D


The "burst link" is quite awesome.  Hope that it will be a kit that includes some non-standard layouts, like R3-1.75u-enter / R3-1.25u-caps or tab.
.
It would be great if the layout comes up like GMK Laser. Also a spacebar kit includes 1.75/2/2.25/2.75u spacebars will be fantastic.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: digisax on Fri, 05 May 2017, 16:57:43
I think I'm too much of a Magic fan not to get this set. The fact that it's purple helps too.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: patersunny on Fri, 19 May 2017, 20:12:16
Loving the look of this set!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Cocopah on Fri, 19 May 2017, 20:18:30
Damn, seen this get bumped up and got excited. Any news on this set? Still haven't lost interest in it.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Sissy on Fri, 19 May 2017, 21:04:53
Damn, seen this get bumped up and got excited. Any news on this set? Still haven't lost interest in it.
Ye same, can never get enough sets with purple keys and been watching this since the start.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: megaforce on Sat, 20 May 2017, 14:06:11
potatobot pls black lotus when :)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: _ivanopolis on Thu, 25 May 2017, 16:36:35
I really need this set in my life. Planning on building a new KB and want purple caps to go with it.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: potatobot on Fri, 26 May 2017, 05:13:45
Hi everyone!

Im sorry I couldn't post updates as often as I should. A lot has happened over the past couple of months and there are major changes with the plans for this set. Unfortunately they are still not set in stone and I wouldn't want to jinx it. Hope you will still support this keyset as I really would want this to be realized.

Im almost done redoing all the novelties. Just a bit confused what novelties to include or should I sell them all as a separate kit.

Will be updating you guys soon regarding the ff:
1. Schedule of sale
2. Vendor
3. Final kits

Anyways here are some mockups for this keyset. (Sorry if they are not that accurate and i just used this new KLE feature to make them. Hope this gives you a good idea on how this set would look on some of the most popular layouts)


40%

(http://i.imgur.com/MrJZu3W.jpg)

Planck

(http://i.imgur.com/X56GlXP.jpg)

65%

(http://i.imgur.com/FJzXGVN.jpg)

75%

(http://i.imgur.com/jFkH6Wf.jpg)

Fc660m

(http://i.imgur.com/CPlqMsm.jpg)

Ergodox

(http://i.imgur.com/0exAZ5U.jpg)







Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: _ivanopolis on Fri, 26 May 2017, 08:21:09
that looks great! Just ideas that dont have to be made but just throwing stuff out there for sh*ts and giggles. What would it look like if the alphas had the font color of the dark purple. Also, what if the alphas were purples and the mods black. Just ideas, either way im in on the GB when its released.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: kmba on Fri, 26 May 2017, 08:30:37
I think in general novelties should be a separate kit with GMK.  It allows the base kit to come in at a lower price which is most important to a majority of buyers.   
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: potatobot on Fri, 26 May 2017, 11:11:25
that looks great! Just ideas that dont have to be made but just throwing stuff out there for sh*ts and giggles. What would it look like if the alphas had the font color of the dark purple. Also, what if the alphas were purples and the mods black. Just ideas, either way im in on the GB when its released.

The lilac legends makes the set unique. While the inverse version was shown before but the current version had the most votes on the poll..


(http://i.imgur.com/BkTBBWq.jpg)


I think in general novelties should be a separate kit with GMK.  It allows the base kit to come in at a lower price which is most important to a majority of buyers.   

Yeah but i think the base set should have some novelties as well to separate the basekit from possible copies of the colorway.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: _ivanopolis on Fri, 26 May 2017, 11:29:33
that looks great! Just ideas that dont have to be made but just throwing stuff out there for sh*ts and giggles. What would it look like if the alphas had the font color of the dark purple. Also, what if the alphas were purples and the mods black. Just ideas, either way im in on the GB when its released.

The lilac legends makes the set unique. While the inverse version was shown before but the current version had the most votes on the poll..


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/BkTBBWq.jpg)


Damn I love that look a lot. If this is an option I would be a very happy man. If its not Ill still be a very happy man. Thanks for the updates, cant wait for the release date.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: bciamny on Fri, 26 May 2017, 18:40:02
i've been lurking around this ic since your first post. looking forward to the group buy :)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: potatobot on Sat, 27 May 2017, 09:22:34
that looks great! Just ideas that dont have to be made but just throwing stuff out there for sh*ts and giggles. What would it look like if the alphas had the font color of the dark purple. Also, what if the alphas were purples and the mods black. Just ideas, either way im in on the GB when its released.

The lilac legends makes the set unique. While the inverse version was shown before but the current version had the most votes on the poll..


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/BkTBBWq.jpg)


Damn I love that look a lot. If this is an option I would be a very happy man. If its not Ill still be a very happy man. Thanks for the updates, cant wait for the release date.

i've been lurking around this ic since your first post. looking forward to the group buy :)

It's really good to know that people appreciate the effort.  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: ShishKabobJerry on Sun, 28 May 2017, 01:15:58
Such a beautiful set. It looks great on the Planck. Totally looking to get on this once it drops!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Che.R.Ry on Sun, 28 May 2017, 14:11:44
Hi everyone!

Im sorry I couldn't post updates as often as I should. A lot has happened over the past couple of months and there are major changes with the plans for this set. Unfortunately they are still not set in stone and I wouldn't want to jinx it. Hope you will still support this keyset as I really would want this to be realized.

Im almost done redoing all the novelties. Just a bit confused what novelties to include or should I sell them all as a separate kit.

Will be updating you guys soon regarding the ff:
1. Schedule of sale
2. Vendor
3. Final kits

Anyways here are some mockups for this keyset. (Sorry if they are not that accurate and i just used this new KLE feature to make them. Hope this gives you a good idea on how this set would look on some of the most popular layouts)


40%

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/MrJZu3W.jpg)


Planck

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/X56GlXP.jpg)


65%

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/FJzXGVN.jpg)


75%

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/jFkH6Wf.jpg)


Fc660m

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/CPlqMsm.jpg)


Ergodox

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/0exAZ5U.jpg)


I'd prefer the lilac legends tho, normal BoW is good but its less unique

Kudos for potatobot for continuing this project  :-*
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Vigrith on Sun, 28 May 2017, 14:27:41
Has to be lilac legends imo.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: a_ak57 on Sun, 28 May 2017, 15:04:06
I much much prefer the legend colors seen in the OP renders, unless you actually are sticking with those and these latest renders just look off.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: bciamny on Sun, 28 May 2017, 15:41:56
I much much prefer the legend colors seen in the OP renders, unless you actually are sticking with those and these latest renders just look off.

i think it's just a render thing since the color codes seem the same. i think we can go off thesiscamper's renders for what keys in the set will actually look like. potato is just giving detail on what the set would look like in various keyboard configs.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Vigrith on Sun, 28 May 2017, 23:02:15
i think it's just a render thing since the color codes seem the same. i think we can go off thesiscamper's renders for what keys in the set will actually look like. potato is just giving detail on what the set would look like in various keyboard configs.

Yea it has to be the renders. If you blow the images up you can tell it's lilac as it should be, you can just BARELY tell without enlarging them.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: ghostdeini on Wed, 07 June 2017, 13:51:10
Haven't checked in on this in a while, but I'm relieved to see that it's still clinging to life!


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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: potatobot on Thu, 08 June 2017, 05:27:48
Sorry bout my cheap looking renders, They are just to show how the set would look on various layouts.

The legends are lilac by the way, i set it like that on KLE render but they look very light indeed.

Anyways, Im currently working with another vendor to get this set back on track ASAP.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: aznreaper on Thu, 08 June 2017, 23:53:10
So will there be light and dark arrow keys? Renders only show the light but on the TKL render it's dark

Edit: woops, I'm dumb, haven't checked out the set in a while and just checked the front page and noticed it has both in the base kit, sorry
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: mypainishurt on Sat, 10 June 2017, 23:53:51
This looks amazing...
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Wed, 14 June 2017, 15:49:21
i'm down for this. what needs to happen?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: pab on Mon, 26 June 2017, 23:01:05
This would be a very easy purchase for me. IDK what board I'd even put it on yet haha.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: ghostdeini on Wed, 28 June 2017, 18:07:07
This would be a very easy purchase for me. IDK what board I'd even put it on yet haha.


This set would look amazing on an "understated" board like the m-65. Black Lotus is what I've been dreaming of putting on mine. The board looks all serious and clean, while the keyset pops and looks very unique!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: amnesia0287 on Thu, 29 June 2017, 01:17:28
This would be a very easy purchase for me. IDK what board I'd even put it on yet haha.
Sounds like you need to build a new keyboard :O


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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: potatobot on Thu, 29 June 2017, 06:11:36
This would be a very easy purchase for me. IDK what board I'd even put it on yet haha.


This set would look amazing on an "understated" board like the m-65. Black Lotus is what I've been dreaming of putting on mine. The board looks all serious and clean, while the keyset pops and looks very unique!

Would want that purple brocap with a black lotus though haha!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: SinisterSound on Tue, 04 July 2017, 08:34:08
I'd love to see an option for RGB shine-through lettering.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: amnesia0287 on Sat, 08 July 2017, 14:59:15
I'd love to see an option for RGB shine-through lettering.

As far as I'm aware neither GMK or SP make shine through caps at all. They would likely need lots of time to adjust since shine through doubleshots work by using 2 different plastics. This would also be super limiting in terms of available colors.

Its not gonna happen.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: ghostdeini on Sat, 08 July 2017, 16:35:50
Has a vendor been chosen for this keyset, or is that still being hammered out at this time?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: alfmoonspace on Sun, 09 July 2017, 17:02:10
I could do an ergodox set.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: potatobot on Tue, 18 July 2017, 09:22:20
Im still alive guys dont worry.

(http://i.imgur.com/4w1w8gh.jpg)

Novelty revision
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: aznreaper on Tue, 18 July 2017, 16:09:16
What happened to the black lotus (accel world) novelty? Used to be a 1.25 key in the original mockup wasn't it?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Aeccestane on Wed, 19 July 2017, 06:47:01
 can't wait  :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Undrcontrl on Thu, 03 August 2017, 07:44:28
I'm down for a set! That is beautiful...
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: ghostdeini on Wed, 16 August 2017, 22:44:37
Any new developments on this?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: megaforce on Wed, 23 August 2017, 14:36:31
potatobot pls

(http://i.imgur.com/EkaMUCL.png)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: sundin on Wed, 23 August 2017, 15:03:28
Damn, i love your bump
(http://i.imgur.com/a9QIneY.gif)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: potatobot on Sat, 02 September 2017, 09:07:15
I want to run it so bad, but man the vendors are not returning my mails.

Do you guys know any reputable vendors?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Tom_Kazansky on Sat, 02 September 2017, 09:51:36
I want to run it so bad, but man the vendors are not returning my mails.

Do you guys know any reputable vendors?
which vendors have you contacted?

have you contacted jchan94 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?action=profile;u=42289) (keyclack.com)? though as of late, I think jchan is too busy (with M65A and other GBs)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: ghostdeini on Sat, 02 September 2017, 09:55:09
The Key Company (https://thekey.company/) successfully ran GMK Terminal...
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Vigrith on Sat, 02 September 2017, 10:35:43
Mykeyboard EU and Candykeys have both shown great interest in running European based proxies for key sets as of late and I have purchased stuff through both of them, would gladly support either of them.

Far as US based businesses go I fully trust JChan and Keyclack - keycompany also seems to be a reliable choice as has been mentioned.

Either way I hope to see this run sooner or later!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: potatobot on Sat, 02 September 2017, 12:47:32
A US based vendor would be ideal but im really open to any offer as long as they are interested to push this set forward.

I have been itching to get this over with and move onto another project.

Will try to get ahold of keycompany, and i already contacted j-chan but as mentioned, he's busy with the m65a dilemma.


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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Vigrith on Sat, 02 September 2017, 13:55:37
Of course - I just mentioned the EU based sites because more and more they seem to be coordinating with designers/US businesses to proxy for us nice folks over the pond. Definitely worth looking into if you can, saves us tons of hassle due to not having to deal with the ridiculous amount of time customs handling can take as well as being far cheaper.

Mykeyboard will be taking on 9009 this month when the time comes but I can see them being potentially available and willing after that.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: amnesia0287 on Sat, 02 September 2017, 16:59:28
What about the Mechkeys.ca guy? He seems keen on running GBs.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: a_ak57 on Sat, 02 September 2017, 18:11:50
I'm guessing you've reached out to Originative?  And as mentioned, JMD (they mechkeys.ca guy) is another to ask, he's been trying to get the go-ahead to run GMK SNES so maybe he'd be up for this too.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: aznreaper on Sat, 02 September 2017, 23:47:14
I would very much prefer if you don't deal with originative, but that's just my preference. Mehkee's or mechkeys.ca are both guys that I would be more than happy buying from
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: necromanx on Sun, 03 September 2017, 03:38:46
Of course - I just mentioned the EU based sites because more and more they seem to be coordinating with designers/US businesses to proxy for us nice folks over the pond. Definitely worth looking into if you can, saves us tons of hassle due to not having to deal with the ridiculous amount of time customs handling can take as well as being far cheaper.

Mykeyboard will be taking on 9009 this month when the time comes but I can see them being potentially available and willing after that.

Thanks for recommending us!  We would love to help however we can.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Aeccestane on Sun, 03 September 2017, 06:35:15
I think zFrontier is a good choice.

ZF has branch in US and is the distributor authorized by GMK.

Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Miotch92 on Sat, 09 September 2017, 02:29:00
Such a great looking set! One day!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: SuperVan on Wed, 13 September 2017, 10:34:40
I love purple so much.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: ghostdeini on Wed, 13 September 2017, 16:03:31
Potato mayne, has any other retailer responded to you? Surely someone would want our business -- all of us purple fiends!  :p
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: potatobot on Sat, 16 September 2017, 23:59:45
(https://i.imgur.com/UB5dru3.jpg)

Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Vigrith on Sun, 17 September 2017, 10:00:01
Glad to finally see the tap icon!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: consolation on Sat, 30 September 2017, 04:57:44
...
I have been itching to get this over with and move onto another project.
...

If you can't get a distributor/GB organised, there's another option; although it's a bit of a last ditch kind of deal...

1)Enter your design here... (https://www.massdrop.com/talk/2343/community-keycap-set-design-contest)
2)Convince everyone to vote for it.
3)????
4)Purple caps for everyone!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: a_ak57 on Sat, 30 September 2017, 14:20:54
Problem with MD is that they seem to have an SP-length queue forming for keycap drops, so the drop wouldn't happen until who knows when in 2018.  And that's assuming they'd actually get in touch with potato right now and give him a spot in the queue, which is rather unlikely given what we've seen going on with GMK SNES, so it'd be months before they would even get to the point of "ok it'll be months until we'll do this."
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: potatobot on Sun, 01 October 2017, 02:09:32
(https://i.imgur.com/QDLRUho.jpg)

what do you think?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: spkmic on Sun, 01 October 2017, 12:21:13
Excellent and beautiful color scheme. I don't know Black Lotus animation. I would like to add only lotus flowers to the base kit from novelties.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: ghostdeini on Sun, 01 October 2017, 14:36:49
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/QDLRUho.jpg)


what do you think?

Looks great man! Any more word on a vendor?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: potatobot on Mon, 02 October 2017, 07:18:22
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/QDLRUho.jpg)


what do you think?

Looks great man! Any more word on a vendor?

We're almost there : :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: megaforce on Mon, 02 October 2017, 11:27:00
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/QDLRUho.jpg)


what do you think?

Looks great man! Any more word on a vendor?

We're almost there : :thumb:

:DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: ghostdeini on Mon, 02 October 2017, 17:28:55
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/QDLRUho.jpg)


what do you think?

Looks great man! Any more word on a vendor?



We're almost there : :thumb:

oh man, you totally made my day!!! First we get a launch date for Stardew Valley on switch, and now this?!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: lordgiblite on Mon, 02 October 2017, 18:21:11
Now this is awesome! I very much enjoy Accel World so this is a nice set for me :) Also, that Burst Link Novelty is flat out my favorite thing!!!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Aeccestane on Wed, 04 October 2017, 21:23:49
when the GB will begin? :( :( :(
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: PotatoTM on Fri, 06 October 2017, 19:56:11
I'd like to see this one happen  :)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: JMD on Thu, 12 October 2017, 03:24:23
I would just like to update you all on behalf of OP.

This group buy is going to be under way very soon on mechkeys.ca.

I have all the information & files required from the creator of the set - now I am working on the kit renders, one final IC as well as quotes from GMK. This group buy will happen!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Prothrin on Thu, 12 October 2017, 05:19:04
I would just like to say that it seems so rare to find another Accel World fan. People are mainly informed about Sword Art Online. This game seems to have good reviews, btw. http://store.steampowered.com/app/607880/Accel_World_VS_Sword_Art_Online_Deluxe_Edition/

Anyway, nice keyset. Will definitely be watching out for the group buy announcement.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: amnesia0287 on Thu, 12 October 2017, 05:27:21
I would just like to say that it seems so rare to find another Accel World fan. People are mainly informed about Sword Art Online. This game seems to have good reviews, btw. http://store.steampowered.com/app/607880/Accel_World_VS_Sword_Art_Online_Deluxe_Edition/

Anyway, nice keyset. Will definitely be watching out for the group buy announcement.

Isn't Accel World just Sword Art Online's future? I actually think I liked Accel World better overall, but I can understand why SAO was so big.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Prothrin on Thu, 12 October 2017, 06:06:49
I would just like to say that it seems so rare to find another Accel World fan. People are mainly informed about Sword Art Online. This game seems to have good reviews, btw. http://store.steampowered.com/app/607880/Accel_World_VS_Sword_Art_Online_Deluxe_Edition/

Anyway, nice keyset. Will definitely be watching out for the group buy announcement.

Isn't Accel World just Sword Art Online's future? I actually think I liked Accel World better overall, but I can understand why SAO was so big.

It is possible, but is not confirmed by the creator, as they would have to resolve any inconsistencies for that to be the case, as stated in the interview linked in the second answer: https://anime.stackexchange.com/questions/2470/are-sword-art-online-and-accel-world-related
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: mudcakehoney on Mon, 16 October 2017, 07:07:58
I really want this to be my next set, is this looking like it could be a possibility?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Rngnaga on Mon, 16 October 2017, 09:48:41
I would just like to update you all on behalf of OP.

This group buy is going to be under way very soon on mechkeys.ca.

I have all the information & files required from the creator of the set - now I am working on the kit renders, one final IC as well as quotes from GMK. This group buy will happen!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: BlackInk on Tue, 17 October 2017, 21:32:48
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/QDLRUho.jpg)


what do you think?
whats up with the new novelties? the old one looks better
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: ghostdeini on Sat, 28 October 2017, 18:25:27
I've been checking mechkeys faithfully each day!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: amnesia0287 on Sat, 28 October 2017, 19:30:36
So much want,

The last 4 cases i purchased or am waiting on are all purple :D.


Edit: Also, you should consider adding 2 more R1 novelties (or even blanks) so that with a 60% you cover the entire top row minus esc :P. Or use them as F keys. 12 works so much better than 10 :D.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: FailureToLoad on Tue, 07 November 2017, 07:16:51
I would just like to update you all on behalf of OP.

This group buy is going to be under way very soon on mechkeys.ca.

I have all the information & files required from the creator of the set - now I am working on the kit renders, one final IC as well as quotes from GMK. This group buy will happen!

Hey JMD or potatobot, any news? Just wanted to make a post to show there's still new people discovering this set.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: avid on Tue, 07 November 2017, 07:47:13
So much want,

The last 4 cases i purchased or am waiting on are all purple :D.


Edit: Also, you should consider adding 2 more R1 novelties (or even blanks) so that with a 60% you cover the entire top row minus esc :P. Or use them as F keys. 12 works so much better than 10 :D.

Where do you find all the purple keyboards? Unless you bought 4 KBD75  :cool:
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: amnesia0287 on Tue, 07 November 2017, 12:58:16
So much want,

The last 4 cases i purchased or am waiting on are all purple :D.


Edit: Also, you should consider adding 2 more R1 novelties (or even blanks) so that with a 60% you cover the entire top row minus esc :P. Or use them as F keys. 12 works so much better than 10 :D.

Where do you find all the purple keyboards? Unless you bought 4 KBD75  :cool:

Kira60, 5deg, E6-V2, 268Ag. The 268AG and E6-V2 are both actually black and purple. Should look pretty good.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: avid on Tue, 07 November 2017, 13:01:05
So much want,

The last 4 cases i purchased or am waiting on are all purple :D.


Edit: Also, you should consider adding 2 more R1 novelties (or even blanks) so that with a 60% you cover the entire top row minus esc :P. Or use them as F keys. 12 works so much better than 10 :D.

Where do you find all the purple keyboards? Unless you bought 4 KBD75  :cool:

Kira60, 5deg, E6-V2, 268Ag. The 268AG and E6-V2 are both actually black and purple. Should look pretty good.

Nice! Someone is going deep into Laser i can tell (and this set)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: potatobot on Wed, 08 November 2017, 07:33:48
I would just like to update you all on behalf of OP.

This group buy is going to be under way very soon on mechkeys.ca.

I have all the information & files required from the creator of the set - now I am working on the kit renders, one final IC as well as quotes from GMK. This group buy will happen!

Hey JMD or potatobot, any news? Just wanted to make a post to show there's still new people discovering this set.

We are finalizing everything before we announce something more concrete :D

The GB should start before the year end, thats our target :)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: FailureToLoad on Wed, 08 November 2017, 07:38:10
We are finalizing everything before we announce something more concrete :D

The GB should start before the year end, thats our target :)

Awesome, thank you for the update!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: DillonHightower on Thu, 09 November 2017, 00:12:06
Best cap set ive seen for quite some time. ! Im in .
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: KaosJ on Tue, 05 December 2017, 05:34:41
Any photo/render of the icon mods?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: potatobot on Wed, 06 December 2017, 09:59:26
https://mechkeys.ca/collections/group-buys/products/gmk-black-lotus-gb
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: BlackInk on Wed, 06 December 2017, 10:02:10
https://mechkeys.ca/collections/group-buys/products/gmk-black-lotus-gb

Nice, when it will be available?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: luismonterieart on Wed, 06 December 2017, 13:18:21
You already know how I feel about the design, the colours are just delicious. Very much looking forward to it! :eek:
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Tom_Kazansky on Wed, 06 December 2017, 20:25:24
https://mechkeys.ca/collections/group-buys/products/gmk-black-lotus-gb

 :eek:

Nice, when it will be available?

though I'm very excited, I hope it's not this month because I already have too many stuffs planned... :(
oh well...
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: ghostdeini on Wed, 06 December 2017, 21:08:56

though I'm very excited, I hope it's not this month because I already have too many stuffs planned... :(
oh well...

Shhh... we've been waiting so long for this gorgeous keyset. I'm so happy that it's coming to life!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Tom_Kazansky on Wed, 06 December 2017, 21:41:44

though I'm very excited, I hope it's not this month because I already have too many stuffs planned... :(
oh well...

Shhh... we've been waiting so long for this gorgeous keyset. I'm so happy that it's coming to life!

well... I guess I could go rob the b, I mean, borrow some money from friends.
---
looking forwards to the GB!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: mudcakehoney on Thu, 07 December 2017, 06:13:01
Iím ready for this!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: potatobot on Thu, 07 December 2017, 08:16:53
I didn't really want to launch it before laser but competing with its sales was also not an option.

I might opt to move it later if more would join or extend the GB period...

What do you think guys?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: ghostdeini on Thu, 07 December 2017, 09:18:51
Personally I have no plans to buy into GMK Laser, for what it's worth! I figure there will *always* be some other keyset or other artisan sale around the corner that could be considered "competition"... so delaying only benefits the window shoppers/tire kickers while making the day one fans wait longer.

But just to play devil's advocate, if you were to delay the launch, around when do you envision starting?


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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Vigrith on Thu, 07 December 2017, 09:26:43
Personally I have no plans to buy into GMK Laser, for what it's worth!

Well that's a relief considering the buy's been over for like a week and a half now.

Competition is always something to take into consideration, especially when the buy is being ran through a smaller retailer. Additionally, Christmas time is never kind on expensive pieces of plastic for obvious reasons - it set the original run of GMK SNES to failure amongst other buys that had a less than stellar performance because of this same reason.

I'd hate to see it happen to a set that is so dear to me.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: ghostdeini on Thu, 07 December 2017, 09:31:58
Personally I have no plans to buy into GMK Laser, for what it's worth!

Well that's a relief considering the buy's been over for like a week and a half now.

Competition is always something to take into consideration, especially when the buy is being ran through a smaller retailer. Additionally, Christmas time is never kind on expensive pieces of plastic for obvious reasons - it set the original run of GMK SNES to failure amongst other buys that had a less than stellar performance because of this same reason.

I'd hate to see it happen to a set that is so dear to me.

That's what I considered at first, but I presumed that keyboards were sort of immune from the holiday belt-tightening that goes on. However, if there's a history of buys not doing well because of that, then I suppose it would be prudent to wait. When would you say that the average user's wallet has recovered and is ready to spend again? End of January?


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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: DillonHightower on Thu, 14 December 2017, 21:26:22
I say end of January. People will have income tax coming and Christmas taken care of. This set is beautiful and needs no worry to sell.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Create_alt_delete on Sun, 14 January 2018, 15:31:20
Can count me in for a set if we go with icon mods
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Randalljai on Mon, 15 January 2018, 15:50:20
any updates on this bad boy/girl?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: tanvir175 on Mon, 15 January 2018, 17:22:06
Just here to show support for the set as well. If the GB starts  mid-February or after, there is a 99.99% chance I'm joining.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: JMD on Mon, 15 January 2018, 21:40:13
Hey everyone. I have received pricing from GMK for everything.

Organizing a launch day and all pertinent information associated with the launch. I will pop in and drop another update once that's completed.

D
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: amnesia0287 on Mon, 15 January 2018, 21:51:00
Hey everyone. I have received pricing from GMK for everything.

Organizing a launch day and all pertinent information associated with the launch. I will pop in and drop another update once that's completed.

D

Yaaaaaaaassssssssss
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Tom_Kazansky on Mon, 15 January 2018, 21:52:19
Hey everyone. I have received pricing from GMK for everything.

Organizing a launch day and all pertinent information associated with the launch. I will pop in and drop another update once that's completed.

D

YEAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: ghostdeini on Mon, 15 January 2018, 21:54:01
Hey everyone. I have received pricing from GMK for everything.

Organizing a launch day and all pertinent information associated with the launch. I will pop in and drop another update once that's completed.

D

Thank you for sharing the great news! Super excited for this to start  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Jedi on Tue, 16 January 2018, 09:12:58
I would just like to update you all on behalf of OP.

This group buy is going to be under way very soon on mechkeys.ca.

I have all the information & files required from the creator of the set - now I am working on the kit renders, one final IC as well as quotes from GMK. This group buy will happen!

Is this still the case for the GB?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Tom_Kazansky on Tue, 16 January 2018, 21:37:28
Hey everyone. I have received pricing from GMK for everything.

Organizing a launch day and all pertinent information associated with the launch. I will pop in and drop another update once that's completed.

D

if possible, please also provide a render from GMK on your next update.  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: ihalatch on Wed, 17 January 2018, 06:00:44
Holy @#$% this is incredible! I've just discovered this one :) I'm soooo interested in that.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Owl- on Wed, 17 January 2018, 07:47:33
So is this set moving forward as an Icons set or Text?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Marutks on Wed, 17 January 2018, 17:20:12
"win" keys are meh

(https://i.imgur.com/lB5wmMp.png)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: a_ak57 on Wed, 17 January 2018, 20:21:58
On the one hand I'm glad that this is finally going to drop soon, but I do worry about GMK Taro being in close proximity since the purple audience will be split.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: amnesia0287 on Wed, 17 January 2018, 21:07:49
On the one hand I'm glad that this is finally going to drop soon, but I do worry about GMK Taro being in close proximity since the purple audience will be split.

Real purple people will of course get both and already ordered laser.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Randalljai on Thu, 18 January 2018, 23:53:48
what's difference between icon mods/text mods? new to joining in on a gb once it happens.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: aznreaper on Fri, 19 January 2018, 00:04:34
Modifiers are like control, alt, shift, caps lock and such. text or icons just mean if those are represented by text, or icons which would be like just the arrow for shift
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: euphxenos on Fri, 19 January 2018, 13:52:01
Would it be possible to add a R3 PgUp and R4 PgDn for 65% layouts?  There were some recent sets where GMK added this on their own during production because it's also used by their own recently-released C70 keyboard.  If they're going to add it anyway, it would be good to know that before you start taking orders.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: amnesia0287 on Fri, 19 January 2018, 14:59:05
Would it be possible to add a R3 PgUp and R4 PgDn for 65% layouts?  There were some recent sets where GMK added this on their own during production because it's also used by their own recently-released C70 keyboard.  If they're going to add it anyway, it would be good to know that before you start taking orders.

It already has 65% support, its just a slighly different layout than that one.

Home
Pg Up
Pg Dwn
End

but it has all 4 in the right profiles.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: euphxenos on Fri, 19 January 2018, 16:26:37
Would it be possible to add a R3 PgUp and R4 PgDn for 65% layouts?  There were some recent sets where GMK added this on their own during production because it's also used by their own recently-released C70 keyboard.  If they're going to add it anyway, it would be good to know that before you start taking orders.

It already has 65% support, its just a slighly different layout than that one.

Home
Pg Up
Pg Dwn
End

but it has all 4 in the right profiles.

Yes, and what I'm looking for is the two keycaps needed to add support for:

~`
Delete
PgUp
PgDn

As seen on the Tada68/Saber68, and most of the Whitefox layouts.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: ucyo on Tue, 23 January 2018, 06:11:06
Which board is that on the render pics?  :eek:
An arbitary one or does it exist?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: ihalatch on Tue, 23 January 2018, 08:01:36
Which board is that on the render pics?  :eek:
An arbitary one or does it exist?

The future Aura 60% Floating Case is one possible candidate - https://input.club/aura/
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: ucyo on Wed, 24 January 2018, 04:30:32
Wow. Yes. Looks like this is it...  :eek:
nice  :D
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: keebcat on Fri, 26 January 2018, 21:40:27
Is it possible to get all the 7 kings (1st or 2nd Red King, either are fine) from Accel World as novelties?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Wetherbee on Wed, 31 January 2018, 18:43:32

To make this set more compatible, I suggest including a set of 6u spacebars, both the off-center spacebar to support GMK Uniquey C70 and the center-stem spacebar for HHKB, Realforce 87U, FC660C, and Infinity Hacker 60%.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Owl- on Wed, 31 January 2018, 20:18:13
Split space support, please!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: azachhh on Wed, 31 January 2018, 20:48:02
This set is  :thumb:  :thumb:
Adding this to my watch list!!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Create_alt_delete on Thu, 01 February 2018, 18:24:52
I would also like to see split spacebar as an option for this kit.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: potatobot on Sun, 04 February 2018, 06:20:10
almost there : https://mechkeys.ca/collections/group-buys/products/gmk-black-lotus-gb :D
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: zekkin on Sun, 04 February 2018, 08:09:32
almost there : https://mechkeys.ca/collections/group-buys/products/gmk-black-lotus-gb :D

how soon is almost?  ;)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: KeLorean on Sun, 04 February 2018, 19:47:18
almost there : https://mechkeys.ca/collections/group-buys/products/gmk-black-lotus-gb :D
daddy like

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Tom_Kazansky on Sat, 10 February 2018, 05:43:13
almost there : https://mechkeys.ca/collections/group-buys/products/gmk-black-lotus-gb :D

still holding out for this set :) (my body wallet is ready)

though... GMK Red Samurai is running, should we wait? (I think we should)

also do you have plan to offer Japanese Kits like Gaijin (Laser) or Nishi (Red Smaurai) ?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: FreeZeee on Sat, 10 February 2018, 07:11:39
My god, Gaijin on Black Lotus would be wet dream
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: amnesia0287 on Sun, 11 February 2018, 00:04:09
My god, Gaijin on Black Lotus would be wet dream

I'll buy pretty much any of the weeb sets.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: amnesia0287 on Sun, 25 February 2018, 09:37:12
So this is gonna happen right? Waiting is fine, but I need dis.


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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: potatobot on Mon, 26 February 2018, 08:00:15
Icon mods win.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Tom_Kazansky on Mon, 26 February 2018, 19:56:06
Icon mods win.  :thumb:

 :thumb:

can you update the render for the whole kit?  ;D

also... I need split-spacebar  :(  so a spacebar kit would be nice  :D
and please consider the Japanese kit.  :-[
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: amnesia0287 on Mon, 26 February 2018, 20:52:04
Icon mods win.  :thumb:

 :thumb:

can you update the render for the whole kit?  ;D

also... I need split-spacebar  :(  so a spacebar kit would be nice  :D
and please consider the Japanese kit.  :-[

If there is weeb kit I'm buying like 3+ sets, wai you do dis
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: h0tdog on Mon, 26 February 2018, 22:56:49
Icon mods win.  :thumb:

 :thumb:

can you update the render for the whole kit?  ;D

also... I need split-spacebar  :(  so a spacebar kit would be nice  :D
and please consider the Japanese kit.  :-[

If there is weeb kit I'm buying like 3+ sets, wai you do dis


pls consider japanese kit!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: potatobot on Mon, 05 March 2018, 03:37:02
Icon mods win.  :thumb:

 :thumb:

can you update the render for the whole kit?  ;D

also... I need split-spacebar  :(  so a spacebar kit would be nice  :D
and please consider the Japanese kit.  :-[

If there is weeb kit I'm buying like 3+ sets, wai you do dis


pls consider japanese kit!

Im considering an anime girl  :thumb:

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

Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Wilba on Mon, 05 March 2018, 03:51:19
Looks great! But that HHKB backspace is a backslash...  :(

I really hope you do an icon for HHKB backspace, either a left arrow like most GMK sets, or the actual backspace icon like GMK Terminal.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Tom_Kazansky on Mon, 05 March 2018, 04:08:38

Im considering an anime girl  :thumb:

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




that's even better  :))

Looks great! But that HHKB backspace is a backslash...  :(

I really hope you do an icon for HHKB backspace, either a left arrow like most GMK sets, or the actual backspace icon like GMK Terminal.

it's just the render, the actual kit will have Backspace icon, also R3 1.75u Control  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Wilba on Mon, 05 March 2018, 04:44:03
it's just the render, the actual kit will have Backspace icon, also R3 1.75u Control  ;D

well, the 1st post hasn't been updated to icon mods yet either  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: amnesia0287 on Thu, 08 March 2018, 00:58:13
So this is gonna be on MD now?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: a_ak57 on Thu, 08 March 2018, 08:36:22
No, which makes it even more of a joke to send ICs off to a much less viewed subforum to let them die.  Was posted a while ago that this will be the vendor/GB link:

https://mechkeys.ca/collections/group-buys/products/gmk-black-lotus-gb
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Vigrith on Thu, 08 March 2018, 10:10:31
Yikes. Guess I'll PM Potato on slack so that he can have his MD poll removed from his thread in order for him to actually be able to get his spot in the actual interest check forum back.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: WarmCat on Tue, 20 March 2018, 07:42:02

Im considering an anime girl  :thumb:

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




that's even better  :))

Looks great! But that HHKB backspace is a backslash...  :(

I really hope you do an icon for HHKB backspace, either a left arrow like most GMK sets, or the actual backspace icon like GMK Terminal.

it's just the render, the actual kit will have Backspace icon, also R3 1.75u Control  ;D

And of course, 1.5u Meta diamonds / Command!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: get_weird on Wed, 21 March 2018, 17:24:33
Is a black spacebar included in the base kit? I see one in some renders and a light purple one in others.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: DePulse on Fri, 23 March 2018, 00:04:43
Am I late already or this GB hasn't started yet? Pls send good news  :eek: :))
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: tanvir175 on Fri, 23 March 2018, 01:51:03
Am I late already or this GB hasn't started yet? Pls send good news  :eek: :))

Hasn't started yet
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: DePulse on Fri, 23 March 2018, 22:20:48
Am I late already or this GB hasn't started yet? Pls send good news  :eek: :))

Hasn't started yet

Nice! Following this post right now  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: a_ak57 on Sat, 24 March 2018, 21:33:32
So is there an updated kit mockup now that icon mods have been settled on?  Also I already liked this set, but it's now a definite buy with the black space bar from the latest renders since I've never been too big on space bar accents.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Vulcan on Mon, 26 March 2018, 06:50:10
This key set is a must buy for me!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: romeo on Tue, 27 March 2018, 22:09:31
when will this happen ?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: rmendis on Wed, 28 March 2018, 01:23:18
This is looking better and better with each update! Any chance of this GB opening before summer?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: BserLarry on Sun, 01 April 2018, 10:47:38
Would you be running the black modifiers base kit too? I like the purple alphas
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: megaforce on Mon, 02 April 2018, 14:30:00
gmk hitagi when
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: WilySouser on Mon, 02 April 2018, 15:38:11
Looks like the previously posted Mechkeys GB link is gone now.  Not sure if that means it's dead, they're updating it, or so sick of me refreshing that they took it down temporarily.

https://mechkeys.ca/collections/group-buys/products/gmk-black-lotus-gb (https://mechkeys.ca/collections/group-buys/products/gmk-black-lotus-gb)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: johuu on Mon, 02 April 2018, 16:12:19
Looks like the previously posted Mechkeys GB link is gone now.  Not sure if that means it's dead, they're updating it, or so sick of me refreshing that they took it down temporarily.

https://mechkeys.ca/collections/group-buys/products/gmk-black-lotus-gb (https://mechkeys.ca/collections/group-buys/products/gmk-black-lotus-gb)

Or delayed to later date in the year, which I would really welcome with all the awesome GBs going on.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Tom_Kazansky on Fri, 13 April 2018, 04:47:13
the IC GMK Metaverse made me so jealous
(https://az705183.vo.msecnd.net/onlinesupportmedia/onlinesupport/media/skype/screenshots/fa12330/emoticons/angry_80_anim_gif.gif?width=40&height=40) <-- me


still waiting for this set :(

Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: whomad1215 on Fri, 13 April 2018, 13:06:15
Looks like the previously posted Mechkeys GB link is gone now.  Not sure if that means it's dead, they're updating it, or so sick of me refreshing that they took it down temporarily.

https://mechkeys.ca/collections/group-buys/products/gmk-black-lotus-gb (https://mechkeys.ca/collections/group-buys/products/gmk-black-lotus-gb)

Or delayed to later date in the year, which I would really welcome with all the awesome GBs going on.

Looks like it may be dead until further notice.

https://mechkeys.ca/pages/news (https://mechkeys.ca/pages/news)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: a_ak57 on Fri, 13 April 2018, 13:44:47
Whelp.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: wowremy on Thu, 19 April 2018, 03:01:27
GRRR cant wait for this to happen, this is the best set in development right now.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Baron on Thu, 19 April 2018, 08:55:20
this looks great, id love to dip my feet into my first GMK set with this
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: wowremy on Sun, 22 April 2018, 22:54:30
Is this still in the works? After missing Lazer, I think I will die if Black Lotus doesnt happen.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: whomad1215 on Mon, 23 April 2018, 12:44:20
Is this still in the works? After missing Lazer, I think I will die if Black Lotus doesnt happen.

From my post like 3 replies up.

https://mechkeys.ca/pages/news

It's probably ded.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: megaforce on Mon, 23 April 2018, 13:41:14
Is this still in the works? After missing Lazer, I think I will die if Black Lotus doesnt happen.

From my post like 3 replies up.

https://mechkeys.ca/pages/news

It's probably ded.

No.

Canadian Taobao Mechkeys was only the vendor, potatobot is the designer -- any reputable vendor can step in.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: zekkin on Mon, 23 April 2018, 14:31:20
I think the more concerning factor is not that Mechkeys has abandoned the group buy, but that potatobot has abandoned this thread. They have not been active for a full month -- since posting the render of Black Lotus (with the low poly vector of Kuroyukihime).

I'd like to hear from potatobot tbh.

Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: amnesia0287 on Sun, 20 May 2018, 01:09:05
Alright, some of you may know me, many of you probably don't, mostly I just buy lots of keyboards, but I also am fairly active here and on discord (amnesia0287#2488, I'm on both the r\mk and topclack discords) and slack. I also have done some renders for a few people and worked with donutcat on NGE (still hoping this runs at some point :D).

I have been wanting to try my hand and running a gb, and so i have some (hopefully) good news, I have been talking to potatobot and he has agreed to work with me to run this set. The goal is to run the GB around mid to late September. The reason for this timing is simple, I plan to try and have enough money ready to buy at least like 50-75 sets if needed to push towards moq and i get a bonus around then. I also plan to setup a business and build a website to run the buy from and to find proxies for as many regions as I can; potatobot is currently planning to be a proxy for the philippines. I also just want to make sure we have the best kit possible.

My current plan is to setup a couple rounds of polls, the first just to establish what the general interest is and what keys/layouts/novelties/accents/modstyle are important to people, once I go through that I will put together some potential kit options and then do polls on those to lock it down. I'd like to offer as much coverage as possible, but I also very much want to keep prices reasonable to get as close to (or ideally reach) moq.

Any big changes like mod style would still be subject to approval by potatobot, but I still want to see where the interest lies. I also would very much like to try and run a hybrid hiragana alpha kit, it will NOT be the base kit tho. No bait and switch. I just really like how they look, so if there is interest I will pursue it, if not, oh well.

Anyway, I plan to try and have an update about the polls and stuff within the next week or so, but if anyone has any questions, let me know. I will still be responsive before then :P. I also need to check and see if he has pantones/ral colors locked in or if we still need to do that.

I plan to setup a site for the set, but for now this just redirects to a join link to a discord server I setup with a channel to discuss black lotus: http://gmkblacklotus.com/ (http://gmkblacklotus.com/)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Remsky on Sun, 20 May 2018, 01:13:55
Damn she lives! Hype.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: blacksimon on Sun, 20 May 2018, 01:14:06
Alright, some of you may know me, many of you probably don't, mostly I just buy lots of keyboards, but I also am fairly active here and on discord (amnesia0287#2488, I'm on both the r\mk and topclack discords) and slack. I also have done some renders for a few people and worked with donutcat on NGE (still hoping this runs at some point :D).

I have been wanting to try my hand and running a gb, and so i have some (hopefully) good news, I have been talking to potatobot and he has agreed to work with me to run this set. The goal is to run the GB around mid to late September. The reason for this timing is simple, I plan to try and have enough money ready to buy at least like 50-75 sets if needed to push towards moq and i get a bonus around then. I also plan to setup a business and build a website to run the buy from and to find proxies for as many regions as I can; potatobot is currently planning to be a proxy for the philippines. I also just want to make sure we have the best kit possible.

My current plan is to setup a couple rounds of polls, the first just to establish what the general interest is and what keys/layouts/novelties/accents/modstyle are important to people, once I go through that I will put together some potential kit options and then do polls on those to lock it down. I'd like to offer as much coverage as possible, but I also very much want to keep prices reasonable to get as close to (or ideally reach) moq.

Any big changes like mod style would still be subject to approval by potatobot, but I still want to see where the interest lies. I also would very much like to try and run a hybrid hiragana alpha kit, it will NOT be the base kit tho. No bait and switch. I just really like how they look, so if there is interest I will pursue it, if not, oh well.

Anyway, I plan to try and have an update about the polls and stuff within the next week or so, but if anyone has any questions, let me know. I will still be responsive before then :P. I also need to check and see if he has pantones/ral colors locked in or if we still need to do that.

I plan to setup a site for the set, but for now this just redirects to a join link to a discord server I setup with a channel to discuss black lotus: http://gmkblacklotus.com/ (http://gmkblacklotus.com/)

so the likelyhood of this set running went from 5% to 6%, I'll take that
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: gnunin on Sun, 20 May 2018, 05:26:27
Such amazing news Amnesia! Great to hear. Best of luck!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: bthezebra on Sun, 20 May 2018, 07:54:39


Alright, some of you may know me, many of you probably don't, mostly I just buy lots of keyboards, but I also am fairly active here and on discord (amnesia0287#2488, I'm on both the r\mk and topclack discords) and slack. I also have done some renders for a few people and worked with donutcat on NGE (still hoping this runs at some point :D).

I have been wanting to try my hand and running a gb, and so i have some (hopefully) good news, I have been talking to potatobot and he has agreed to work with me to run this set. The goal is to run the GB around mid to late September. The reason for this timing is simple, I plan to try and have enough money ready to buy at least like 50-75 sets if needed to push towards moq and i get a bonus around then. I also plan to setup a business and build a website to run the buy from and to find proxies for as many regions as I can; potatobot is currently planning to be a proxy for the philippines. I also just want to make sure we have the best kit possible.

My current plan is to setup a couple rounds of polls, the first just to establish what the general interest is and what keys/layouts/novelties/accents/modstyle are important to people, once I go through that I will put together some potential kit options and then do polls on those to lock it down. I'd like to offer as much coverage as possible, but I also very much want to keep prices reasonable to get as close to (or ideally reach) moq.

Any big changes like mod style would still be subject to approval by potatobot, but I still want to see where the interest lies. I also would very much like to try and run a hybrid hiragana alpha kit, it will NOT be the base kit tho. No bait and switch. I just really like how they look, so if there is interest I will pursue it, if not, oh well.

Anyway, I plan to try and have an update about the polls and stuff within the next week or so, but if anyone has any questions, let me know. I will still be responsive before then :P. I also need to check and see if he has pantones/ral colors locked in or if we still need to do that.

I plan to setup a site for the set, but for now this just redirects to a join link to a discord server I setup with a channel to discuss black lotus: http://gmkblacklotus.com/ (http://gmkblacklotus.com/)

Very much looking to see your influence add to the set, hirigana hype!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: LeoShi on Sun, 20 May 2018, 08:31:13
good news :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: amnesia0287 on Sun, 20 May 2018, 16:04:30


Alright, some of you may know me, many of you probably don't, mostly I just buy lots of keyboards, but I also am fairly active here and on discord (amnesia0287#2488, I'm on both the r\mk and topclack discords) and slack. I also have done some renders for a few people and worked with donutcat on NGE (still hoping this runs at some point :D).

I have been wanting to try my hand and running a gb, and so i have some (hopefully) good news, I have been talking to potatobot and he has agreed to work with me to run this set. The goal is to run the GB around mid to late September. The reason for this timing is simple, I plan to try and have enough money ready to buy at least like 50-75 sets if needed to push towards moq and i get a bonus around then. I also plan to setup a business and build a website to run the buy from and to find proxies for as many regions as I can; potatobot is currently planning to be a proxy for the philippines. I also just want to make sure we have the best kit possible.

My current plan is to setup a couple rounds of polls, the first just to establish what the general interest is and what keys/layouts/novelties/accents/modstyle are important to people, once I go through that I will put together some potential kit options and then do polls on those to lock it down. I'd like to offer as much coverage as possible, but I also very much want to keep prices reasonable to get as close to (or ideally reach) moq.

Any big changes like mod style would still be subject to approval by potatobot, but I still want to see where the interest lies. I also would very much like to try and run a hybrid hiragana alpha kit, it will NOT be the base kit tho. No bait and switch. I just really like how they look, so if there is interest I will pursue it, if not, oh well.

Anyway, I plan to try and have an update about the polls and stuff within the next week or so, but if anyone has any questions, let me know. I will still be responsive before then :P. I also need to check and see if he has pantones/ral colors locked in or if we still need to do that.

I plan to setup a site for the set, but for now this just redirects to a join link to a discord server I setup with a channel to discuss black lotus: http://gmkblacklotus.com/ (http://gmkblacklotus.com/)

Very much looking to see your influence add to the set, hirigana hype!

I hope there is interest in the hiragana just cause I think it fits well with this set and with the custom color, this is really the only time an alpha kit for the set would be viable.

But unless the base hits moq on its own, I donít think Iíd be able to push both through. Plus the extras would be much harder to sell than base kits.

Will have a better idea how likely it is once some polling is done.

Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: watchy0ubac on Sun, 20 May 2018, 16:42:14
Wow, great news! This set looks great and I'll definitely look at joining once it goes live. Also, support for the hiragana idea. A little weeb doesn't hurt anyone!  :)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Vigrith on Sun, 20 May 2018, 16:49:59
I hope there is interest in the hiragana just cause I think it fits well with this set and with the custom color, this is really the only time an alpha kit for the set would be viable.

But unless the base hits moq on its own, I donít think Iíd be able to push both through. Plus the extras would be much harder to sell than base kits.

Will have a better idea how likely it is once some polling is done.

Good on you for wanting to help the set in more ways than one. I have no real input, I do like the idea of Japanese legends but I'm buying this for the MTG side of things so I wouldn't be purchasing the alternative alphas - this leads me to my only request, which is to please make sure at least the Lotus novelties remain intact in one way or another; if this is going to be ran outside of MD/the most popular vendors, maybe just including 4 of them in a couple sizes or something may be the best way to go about it.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: oh_chesteroni on Sun, 20 May 2018, 18:12:27
She lives! Hype!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Wilba on Sun, 20 May 2018, 23:42:13
(https://media.giphy.com/media/ToMjGpKniGqRNLGBrhu/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: gnunin on Mon, 21 May 2018, 01:40:01

I hope there is interest in the hiragana just cause I think it fits well with this set and with the custom color, this is really the only time an alpha kit for the set would be viable.

But unless the base hits moq on its own, I donít think Iíd be able to push both through. Plus the extras would be much harder to sell than base kits.

Will have a better idea how likely it is once some polling is done.

Would love to have some hiraganas to this set.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: WilySouser on Mon, 21 May 2018, 13:34:58
Awesome.  I was considering going in on violet tendencies just to get the modifiers, glad this came back to life.

I'd like to see a spacebar kit at the least.  I'm one of the split weirdos so I buy just spacebar kits from rando sets that pop up for the sub-6u's.

Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: potatobot on Tue, 22 May 2018, 02:37:48
Sorry, life went on. Im back  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: KeLorean on Mon, 04 June 2018, 14:12:16
Sorry, life went on. Im back  ;D
i never lost faith
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: wikkiwikki420 on Wed, 06 June 2018, 23:21:13
This is absolutely gorgeous. Simple and Gorgeous. =)  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: 1Weeb on Thu, 07 June 2018, 00:13:02
another weeb set, fml stop making me spend money I hate you pls delet this thread thx
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: slk on Thu, 07 June 2018, 00:54:11
how can i have missed this for so long? especially with missing out on taro and purple tendencies, this may be the way to go
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: portbaron on Thu, 07 June 2018, 00:58:57
Can never have too much purple. Already in for Phantom, Violet tendencies, Taro, Laser, Manheim purple Canvas, JTK hana, and got Plum. I'd get this in a second too if it runs.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Phitness on Thu, 07 June 2018, 02:22:29
Love this set.  Hiragana would be sweet too and why not since the molds exist now.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: JJ on Thu, 07 June 2018, 04:42:42
This is a nice set
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: bjayswift on Thu, 07 June 2018, 06:57:26
Looks good!

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: lumpofunworth on Thu, 07 June 2018, 08:21:07
I like the novelties and icons, good work!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Yeoh on Thu, 07 June 2018, 09:36:51
Sorry, life went on. Im back  ;D

Welcome back!

Really excited for this set to finally see the light of day.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: amnesia0287 on Thu, 07 June 2018, 12:37:40
I did a quick render just to see the hiragana legends in the colors. Ignore the monochrome/mod type etc. itís only for alphas. Iíll do better ones later. This is just what was setup.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/447638344680341505/454325950444994587/123321123.png)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: oh_chesteroni on Thu, 07 June 2018, 12:41:43
I did a quick render just to see the hiragana legends in the colors. Ignore the monochrome/mod type etc. itís only for alphas. Iíll do better ones later. This is just what was setup.

Show Image
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/447638344680341505/454325950444994587/123321123.png)

Inb4 everyone asks for mod kit with same base color as alphas. That actually looks really good.

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: WilySouser on Thu, 07 June 2018, 13:22:05
I did a quick render just to see the hiragana legends in the colors. Ignore the monochrome/mod type etc. itís only for alphas. Iíll do better ones later. This is just what was setup.

Show Image
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/447638344680341505/454325950444994587/123321123.png)


I wouldn't do the hiragana set, but still, I like the all black base as well as the previous renders.  I don't know if I'd buy the set if it had only black base, but if it came as an extra I'd definitely get it and swap my keys out from time to time.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Krona on Thu, 07 June 2018, 13:26:18
Love the colors, similar to Deep Space
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: goku12 on Thu, 07 June 2018, 13:41:16
Love the hiragana alphas! I prefer the original purple mods to the black mods, but they would definitely be a sexy alt set! Iíd probably have to buy them along with the hiragana alphas.


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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Lndefinite on Thu, 07 June 2018, 13:53:36
I'm in for the hiragana alphas.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Avalai on Thu, 07 June 2018, 14:09:09
I would love to see the hiragana kit run. It's really exciting to see this set getting updates again, I hope everything goes smoothly from here!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: kyoumau on Thu, 07 June 2018, 19:53:58
I did a quick render just to see the hiragana legends in the colors. Ignore the monochrome/mod type etc. itís only for alphas. Iíll do better ones later. This is just what was setup.

Show Image
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/447638344680341505/454325950444994587/123321123.png)


All purple on black looks really good.
I wasn't into cherry profile, I was happy with SA. But with this, Neon Gelatin Evangelism and Metaverse... My inner weeb is telling me to reconsider my preferences
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: flameray on Thu, 07 June 2018, 20:30:43
I did a quick render just to see the hiragana legends in the colors. Ignore the monochrome/mod type etc. itís only for alphas. Iíll do better ones later. This is just what was setup.

Show Image
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/447638344680341505/454325950444994587/123321123.png)


Hiragana legends look so nice. Would be all in for it!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: hyperlite218 on Thu, 07 June 2018, 20:31:54
This is a solid colorway
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Tom_Kazansky on Thu, 07 June 2018, 20:42:49
I did a quick render just to see the hiragana legends in the colors. Ignore the monochrome/mod type etc. itís only for alphas. Iíll do better ones later. This is just what was setup.

Show Image
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/447638344680341505/454325950444994587/123321123.png)


 :eek:

yes yes yes yes yes
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Auxo on Fri, 08 June 2018, 20:38:49
I am in AF
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: potatobot on Wed, 13 June 2018, 06:48:23
I did a quick render just to see the hiragana legends in the colors. Ignore the monochrome/mod type etc. itís only for alphas. Iíll do better ones later. This is just what was setup.

Show Image
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/447638344680341505/454325950444994587/123321123.png)


 :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: gnunin on Wed, 13 June 2018, 07:46:55
Gimme gimme
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Yeoh on Wed, 13 June 2018, 10:55:57
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: wowremy on Wed, 13 June 2018, 15:01:20
Do tons of geekhack users speak japanese or something?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Remsky on Wed, 13 June 2018, 17:10:40
Do tons of geekhack users speak japanese or something?
konichiwa
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: dimo on Wed, 13 June 2018, 17:25:56
Do tons of geekhack users speak japanese or something?

Do tons of geekhack users speak japanese watch anime or something?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: wowremy on Wed, 13 June 2018, 17:28:27
Just surprised at the huge interest in the hiragana legends. I like anime but I don't type in Japanese? I guess they look cool

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Rensuya on Wed, 13 June 2018, 23:24:34
I'd be in for a set for sure if this ever runs  :thumb: Even though I would probably get Hiragana, it should probably be in a separate kit for those who do not want it.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: zekkin on Thu, 14 June 2018, 05:09:28
Just surprised at the huge interest in the hiragana legends. I like anime but I don't type in Japanese? I guess they look cool

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It's all aesthetic. Japanese people don't even use the sublegends on their keyboards. Everyone I know uses romaji input.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Vadurr on Thu, 14 June 2018, 15:29:54
I did a quick render just to see the hiragana legends in the colors. Ignore the monochrome/mod type etc. itís only for alphas. Iíll do better ones later. This is just what was setup.

Show Image
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/447638344680341505/454325950444994587/123321123.png)


Def interested now!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: KeLorean on Fri, 15 June 2018, 23:03:57
this color way is perfection. my bank acct is all in. i love the hiragana. gmk all the way. i would never use that accent colored spacebar, but i would use split space bars in all three colors (2.25 and 2.75) if you would consider offering a side kit. not crazy about the icon mods. besides that, let's do this!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: goku12 on Fri, 15 June 2018, 23:22:32
Just surprised at the huge interest in the hiragana legends. I like anime but I don't type in Japanese? I guess they look cool

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This isnít surprising at all, the legends are beautiful and classic, and are offered on a lot of keycap sets. This set is inspired by an anime character as well, so theming aesthetics is also a factor even if romaji keyboards are more prevalent these days. And since it would be an optional alpha set itís a win/win for everyone. =)


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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Auxo on Sat, 16 June 2018, 12:47:30
I just realized that this IC has been going on for nearly 2 years, hopefully everything picks up and gets pushed through, I would absolutely love to see this set make it :)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: potatobot on Tue, 19 June 2018, 10:41:19
I just realized that this IC has been going on for nearly 2 years, hopefully everything picks up and gets pushed through, I would absolutely love to see this set make it :)

I still believe that this community can make things happen  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: cucgach on Thu, 21 June 2018, 08:44:10
I just realized that this IC has been going on for nearly 2 years, hopefully everything picks up and gets pushed through, I would absolutely love to see this set make it :)

I still believe that this community can make things happen  :thumb:

me too
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Tyson on Sat, 07 July 2018, 02:33:08
Just bought a Purple Kira60, this set would be perfect for it! Would love to see this happen!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Yeoh on Mon, 09 July 2018, 21:28:45
One of my favorite looking sets ever.

Would be awesome to have ISO moved to a separate kit to lower the cost of the base, as my only issue with GMK is that it is so cost prohibitively expensive.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: oldcat on Mon, 09 July 2018, 23:20:05
When will this GB go live? Cannot wait.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: phillbert0 on Sun, 22 July 2018, 08:19:20
As someone who plays MTG and builds decks in Japanese; Iím definitely in. Need.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: amnesia0287 on Sun, 22 July 2018, 15:08:47
potatobot returned from traveling and got his computer fixed, so he sent me vectors over yesterday, so I now should have everything I need.

Iím gonna take some time this week or so to start getting some layouts/renders ready.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: azulyf on Sun, 22 July 2018, 16:14:02
Was not quite interested in this set before, but that monochrome render got me hyped.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: glubazoid on Mon, 23 July 2018, 16:34:41
That purple on black set had me interested
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: rioc on Tue, 24 July 2018, 08:40:34
I'm guessing this is still gonna happen sometime? (been in IC for some time now... not that I'm in a rush though... lots of money spent, need time to save back up)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: sundin on Tue, 24 July 2018, 10:55:04
What the trouble actually?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: firezlife on Mon, 30 July 2018, 05:20:22
Very patiently waiting for this to happen
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: otanishock on Tue, 31 July 2018, 06:05:41
I did a quick render just to see the hiragana legends in the colors. Ignore the monochrome/mod type etc. itís only for alphas. Iíll do better ones later. This is just what was setup.

Show Image
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/447638344680341505/454325950444994587/123321123.png)


Heavily breathing....
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: otanishock on Sat, 04 August 2018, 22:13:44
Make it happened please. I swear I come back here every single day to look at the purple/black render posted by amnesia lol


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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: KoalaKaiser on Sun, 05 August 2018, 04:25:03
Iíd be very interested if this kept moving forward.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: oldcat on Mon, 06 August 2018, 23:05:47
This is a must have. Please drop this GB soon
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: otanishock on Mon, 06 August 2018, 23:21:06
This is a must have. Please drop this GB soon
Hahaha right? And here I just hope if we keep pinging this thread enough OP would somehow make it come to life haha

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: amnesia0287 on Mon, 06 August 2018, 23:30:58
This is a must have. Please drop this GB soon
Hahaha right? And here I just hope if we keep pinging this thread enough OP would somehow make it come to life haha

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Still being planned. Gonna just be lazy and make the survey with kle for the first round to save time.

Potatobot also asked me to see if zFrontier will be proxy, so gonna start figuring out how that works.

I was originally thinking mid sept, but I was expecting space cadet to run earlier so I might delay a few weeks to early/mid oct just to give people another paycheck or two to recover.

Also, to avoid PayPal issues, I may try and work with an established vendor like krelbit(he previously offered but I gotta check with him and make sure heís still okay with it) to handle the payments (Iíd still do the actual orders and shipping and stuff) since I wonít have a well enough established business account and I really wanna maximize how much I can put in myself.

Iíll try and update again before the end of the week. Iím also active on many of the discordís, so feel free to hit me up on any of them or PM me.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: otanishock on Tue, 07 August 2018, 01:02:37
This is a must have. Please drop this GB soon
Hahaha right? And here I just hope if we keep pinging this thread enough OP would somehow make it come to life haha

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Still being planned. Gonna just be lazy and make the survey with kle for the first round to save time.

Potatobot also asked me to see if zFrontier will be proxy, so gonna start figuring out how that works.

I was originally thinking mid sept, but I was expecting space cadet to run earlier so I might delay a few weeks to early/mid oct just to give people another paycheck or two to recover.

Also, to avoid PayPal issues, I may try and work with an established vendor like krelbit(he previously offered but I gotta check with him and make sure heís still okay with it) to handle the payments (Iíd still do the actual orders and shipping and stuff) since I wonít have a well enough established business account and I really wanna maximize how much I can put in myself.

Iíll try and update again before the end of the week. Iím also active on many of the discordís, so feel free to hit me up on any of them or PM me.
Damn sweet summer child. That is literally the best news we could've gotten. Just these past couple weeks I don't know what but my inner purple self just came out and I couldn't help lol. This set is gonna be an all in for me!

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: KoalaKaiser on Wed, 15 August 2018, 01:51:04
Just rewatched the show, please let this continue!  :D
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: bakageta on Mon, 20 August 2018, 00:31:21
That purple on black set had me interested

Same, I'm on the fence with the base colorway, but that monochrome render really does it for me. If we get a monochrome mods addon I'm definitely in.

Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Champalan on Mon, 20 August 2018, 20:21:18
In
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Jkush463 on Mon, 20 August 2018, 22:22:17
man hope this happens, want this so bad have a few boards it would look amazing on i feel.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: sundin on Sat, 25 August 2018, 10:31:36
#fingercrossed#
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: mavrc on Thu, 06 September 2018, 09:40:06
I just now found out this existed and MOTHER OF GOD. I sure hope this happens, it's beautiful. The colorway is perfect. Super amazing work.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: abcgel on Sun, 09 September 2018, 02:42:58
i'm in!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Champalan on Fri, 14 September 2018, 16:49:06
Any update?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: amnesia0287 on Fri, 14 September 2018, 18:31:37
Any update?

Weíve been talking it over and are going to delay until late Jan/early Feb.  I got my exact bonus numbers now and I canít manage as many sets as would like to yet, and there are an insane number of GMK buys right now (especially Tokyo nights cause there is a degree of overlap there), too many coming, and holiday shopping season is upon us.

Iíd rather wait until I can buy at least 50 sets as originally planned to keep the moq to 200 for the buy itself.

I also talked it over with potatobot and he is open to doing the hiragana alphas in the base and considering monochrome to keep the prices down (all black or lavender, no 3rd color). Im putting together a poll now to actually lock down kits and colors and stuff.

I also am looking for an artist to do some box art and stuff.

Anyway, I wanna lock down kits within the next month or so so we can get prices and I can try and setup proxies and such. Iíd like to try and pick and announce a specific date by around November so people have 3 months to plan their spending.

I know this might not be the timeline people want to hear, but I rather wait and run it when success is more likely than run it now and fail and then try and justify another attempt.

Oh, and if anyone knows any good artists lemme know, I want some box art and some stuff for a website :P

I am 100% committed to running this buy tho, I need it lol. I just donít think running it in Nov/Dec makes sense and Oct already looks nutty :O.


Oh also, Iím gonna try and cover as many layouts as I can think of in my survey, but if you have an obscure keyboard you want coverage for please reply here (soonish) so I can add it to the poll. Right now the only details that are really locked down are black, lavender, 9009 style modifiers, novelties for accel world (though the specific novelties and count could change).

Otherwise itís all up in the air, 1 big kit, a few kits, weeb or English alphas (I personally think unless the support is overwhelmingly for weeb alphas, that English as the base still makes more sense), alternating or single color frow, sublegends on numpad, etc... so letís here opinions. What do you want? What do you care about?

I will try to post the survey and start a mailing list by Sunday tho.

PS, my rendering capabilities are limited currently, but I plan to buy a full keyshot license on Black Friday so after that expect to see a lot more renders :p.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Champalan on Fri, 14 September 2018, 20:21:34
Wow thank you so much for this update! I completely agree with you regarding the delay, for there are so many things coming out in the next couple of months. I'm personally buying a base set plus novelties for an m60. I might buy two sets since I really love it. I'll be looking forward to the survey. Again, thank you very much and best of luck!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: dimo on Fri, 14 September 2018, 20:24:09
Damn, so a shipping date of like mid-2019.

Might just get anther set for now in that case, and wait around
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: euphxenos on Fri, 14 September 2018, 20:54:53
The one thing missing in the current kit that I'd like to see is an R3 PgUp and R4 PgDn (for use on a Tada68 65%).  GMK has been adding that into a lot of sets that didn't include it to support their Uniqey C70, but if they're going to throw it in even if you don't spec it, it would be nice to know that when orders are open (instead of finding out when the kits come in that I should've ordered it after all).
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: otanishock on Fri, 14 September 2018, 22:59:29
How about replacing the normal alpha with a nishi kit like samurai? I'm particularly not a big fan of weeb legends, but for some particular keysets, they just pair together so nice and clean. I would vote for a black set with purple legend like the render you posted a while back with the Kyu 65. I think that just looked so slick.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: glubazoid on Fri, 14 September 2018, 23:56:40
Actually glad this is put on hold, as there are so many GB's right now (and coming up), it'd be wise to pick a set date. I'd be in if this set were to look like the mono black render
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: mavrc on Thu, 20 September 2018, 10:41:28
I agree. So many other irons in the fire right now.  Still looking forward to this set, though.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: otanishock on Thu, 20 September 2018, 11:28:26
Lol can't believe I ever say this but I'm actually not even mad this gets delayed. With Chocolatier, Symbiosis and Carbon coming up in the next 3 months, a break to recover is always appreciated :))
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: megaforce on Sat, 22 September 2018, 03:08:47
cmon BREH
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: amnesia0287 on Sat, 22 September 2018, 14:13:14
cmon BREH

bruh I swear to god,
megaforce eats the best...
I swear to god bruh.


Anyway, life came up, but I have lots of time today so Iím gonna make survey today. Iím not sure what I wanna use to send newsletters out, so I may just use a google form signup thing for that for now and then I can just add them all myself to whatever I use.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: jackedhardwarejunkie on Sat, 22 September 2018, 14:18:31
cmon BREH

bruh I swear to god,
megaforce eats the best...
I swear to god bruh.


Anyway, life came up, but I have lots of time today so Iím gonna make survey today. Iím not sure what I wanna use to send newsletters out, so I may just use a google form signup thing for that for now and then I can just add them all myself to whatever I use.

Oh boye, leggggggo BRA
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: regionfree on Fri, 05 October 2018, 20:36:16
Just got a KIRA EXS that perfectly goes with this. IN.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: WilySouser on Wed, 17 October 2018, 14:34:42
so many people waiting to not interfere with other gmk sets.  Lotta these boys becoming deer in headlights
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: lazyfart on Thu, 18 October 2018, 14:47:01
I need this in my life

Sent from my SM-N920I using Tapatalk

Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: otanishock on Thu, 25 October 2018, 08:16:00
Any update?

Weíve been talking it over and are going to delay until late Jan/early Feb.  I got my exact bonus numbers now and I canít manage as many sets as would like to yet, and there are an insane number of GMK buys right now (especially Tokyo nights cause there is a degree of overlap there), too many coming, and holiday shopping season is upon us.

Iíd rather wait until I can buy at least 50 sets as originally planned to keep the moq to 200 for the buy itself.

I also talked it over with potatobot and he is open to doing the hiragana alphas in the base and considering monochrome to keep the prices down (all black or lavender, no 3rd color). Im putting together a poll now to actually lock down kits and colors and stuff.

I also am looking for an artist to do some box art and stuff.

Anyway, I wanna lock down kits within the next month or so so we can get prices and I can try and setup proxies and such. Iíd like to try and pick and announce a specific date by around November so people have 3 months to plan their spending.

I know this might not be the timeline people want to hear, but I rather wait and run it when success is more likely than run it now and fail and then try and justify another attempt.

Oh, and if anyone knows any good artists lemme know, I want some box art and some stuff for a website :P

I am 100% committed to running this buy tho, I need it lol. I just donít think running it in Nov/Dec makes sense and Oct already looks nutty :O.


Oh also, Iím gonna try and cover as many layouts as I can think of in my survey, but if you have an obscure keyboard you want coverage for please reply here (soonish) so I can add it to the poll. Right now the only details that are really locked down are black, lavender, 9009 style modifiers, novelties for accel world (though the specific novelties and count could change).

Otherwise itís all up in the air, 1 big kit, a few kits, weeb or English alphas (I personally think unless the support is overwhelmingly for weeb alphas, that English as the base still makes more sense), alternating or single color frow, sublegends on numpad, etc... so letís here opinions. What do you want? What do you care about?

I will try to post the survey and start a mailing list by Sunday tho.

PS, my rendering capabilities are limited currently, but I plan to buy a full keyshot license on Black Friday so after that expect to see a lot more renders :p.
Any update? With all the hype I'm sure this set will blow it through easily. There's nothing to be worried about :p. I'd suggest leaving both the 3rd color options on the table and an extra weeb monochrome alphas as a separate kit. That would look dope!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: amnesia0287 on Thu, 25 October 2018, 09:06:10
Any update?

Weíve been talking it over and are going to delay until late Jan/early Feb.  I got my exact bonus numbers now and I canít manage as many sets as would like to yet, and there are an insane number of GMK buys right now (especially Tokyo nights cause there is a degree of overlap there), too many coming, and holiday shopping season is upon us.

Iíd rather wait until I can buy at least 50 sets as originally planned to keep the moq to 200 for the buy itself.

I also talked it over with potatobot and he is open to doing the hiragana alphas in the base and considering monochrome to keep the prices down (all black or lavender, no 3rd color). Im putting together a poll now to actually lock down kits and colors and stuff.

I also am looking for an artist to do some box art and stuff.

Anyway, I wanna lock down kits within the next month or so so we can get prices and I can try and setup proxies and such. Iíd like to try and pick and announce a specific date by around November so people have 3 months to plan their spending.

I know this might not be the timeline people want to hear, but I rather wait and run it when success is more likely than run it now and fail and then try and justify another attempt.

Oh, and if anyone knows any good artists lemme know, I want some box art and some stuff for a website :P

I am 100% committed to running this buy tho, I need it lol. I just donít think running it in Nov/Dec makes sense and Oct already looks nutty :O.


Oh also, Iím gonna try and cover as many layouts as I can think of in my survey, but if you have an obscure keyboard you want coverage for please reply here (soonish) so I can add it to the poll. Right now the only details that are really locked down are black, lavender, 9009 style modifiers, novelties for accel world (though the specific novelties and count could change).

Otherwise itís all up in the air, 1 big kit, a few kits, weeb or English alphas (I personally think unless the support is overwhelmingly for weeb alphas, that English as the base still makes more sense), alternating or single color frow, sublegends on numpad, etc... so letís here opinions. What do you want? What do you care about?

I will try to post the survey and start a mailing list by Sunday tho.

PS, my rendering capabilities are limited currently, but I plan to buy a full keyshot license on Black Friday so after that expect to see a lot more renders :p.
Any update? With all the hype I'm sure this set will blow it through easily. There's nothing to be worried about :p. I'd suggest leaving both the 3rd color options on the table and an extra weeb monochrome alphas as a separate kit. That would look dope!

Just waiting until I have more firm info. Been bugging artisans and vendors about various things. Pretty sure it will be launching 2/15. I have next week off work so should have a much easier time really focusing on this. Work been crazy.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: otanishock on Thu, 25 October 2018, 09:26:00
Just waiting until I have more firm info. Been bugging artisans and vendors about various things. Pretty sure it will be launching 2/15. I have next week off work so should have a much easier time really focusing on this. Work been crazy.
Thanks a lot for your hard work. I deliberately skipped phantom just for this because I dig the black/dark purple color theme a whole lot more Can't wait!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: portbaron on Thu, 25 October 2018, 18:59:50
1800 ready for this buy.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Grindbox on Thu, 25 October 2018, 20:01:50
Any chance of ortho and/or ergo support?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: PikaJoyce on Mon, 29 October 2018, 05:20:06
YES YES!!!!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: potatobot on Mon, 29 October 2018, 09:26:27
The wait is killing me softly haha!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: bdkrzy on Mon, 29 October 2018, 11:31:53
Vendor decided yet? Is it gonna be through MD or proxy vendor?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: amnesia0287 on Mon, 29 October 2018, 17:44:00
Vendor decided yet? Is it gonna be through MD or proxy vendor?

I might run US myself, but the other regions should have proxies. Probably zfrontier and then somewhere for Europe. I gotta research those ones more.

Iíve also discussed the possibility of novelkeys running the buy itself cause I donít really care about that part, I just wanna make sure it exists.

If nothing else mike has agreed to make desk mats for us :P.

Anyway, Iím off work this week, so hopefully Iím a few days Iíll have more info.

Iím assuming no one has issues with the 2/15 date other than not wanting to wait tho? Seems far enough from Christmas that wallets can recover, and I figure itís enough notice that even if itís crazy like now it will be okay.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: amnesia0287 on Mon, 29 October 2018, 17:45:02
Any chance of ortho and/or ergo support?

I plan to cover these in surveys to see what the real interest is. I also need to figure out the most minimal AND correct ways to get such coverage. As I imagine itís possible to do them cheaper with like blanks or wrong legends in places.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: megaforce on Mon, 29 October 2018, 18:38:14
ortho omegalul
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: phatty on Mon, 29 October 2018, 18:53:28
I'm keen for a set of this. Love myself some dark colourways.

If you want help with Australian distribution, I can offer the services of Daily Clack  :D
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Kurisu666 on Mon, 29 October 2018, 19:40:01
2/15 seems like a perfect time. I don't mind the wait as long as someone reminds me a couple weeks before so I can put away the funds for a set (or two). Was there any talk of a hiragana sublegend alpha kit? I would definitely throw money at that as well now that the tooling is already there.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: ra7c7er on Tue, 13 November 2018, 20:24:12
I'm nearly 100% down for the novelty caps if not the whole set.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: amnesia0287 on Tue, 13 November 2018, 21:16:53
2/15 seems like a perfect time. I don't mind the wait as long as someone reminds me a couple weeks before so I can put away the funds for a set (or two). Was there any talk of a hiragana sublegend alpha kit? I would definitely throw money at that as well now that the tooling is already there.

I definitely wanna try to do a hiragana kit, but would prefer to keep it out of base unless there is an overwhelming majority who want hybrid base.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: bdkrzy on Tue, 13 November 2018, 23:55:19
Deleted.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: otanishock on Tue, 13 November 2018, 23:56:45

Iím assuming no one has issues with the 2/15 date other than not wanting to wait tho? Seems far enough from Christmas that wallets can recover, and I figure itís enough notice that even if itís crazy like now it will be okay.

Oh yes let's get it kicking! Been waiting for so long already.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: jackedhardwarejunkie on Mon, 03 December 2018, 21:05:15
Will there be a black space bar included in the kit?

ps. This needs to happen even more now after that illegible VT fiasco, need a legible purple/black gmk in my life por favor
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: megaforce on Tue, 04 December 2018, 10:17:54
lets yeet the yeast
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Thocktacular on Wed, 26 December 2018, 00:40:05
Hopefully the set drops a little later in Q1, (late Feb/March) so I'll be able to get it and Bento.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: amnesia0287 on Thu, 27 December 2018, 02:22:19
Should have some updates soon. Iím on vacation next 2 weeks and I did burn all that money on Black Friday buying keyshot. Thereís a few more caps I need to model and then Iím gonna render out a couple variants and see what people think.

Schedule is tight the next day or two but then I have nothing for the next like 10 days.

One thing Iím torn about is whether or not the novelties should go in the base kit. To whoever was asking above, there will probably be a black spacebar in the kit just to help keep quakemz sane.

The big decision is just how big a base kit to do and how many child kits we can manage without totally ruining all of their chances.

Anyway, Iíll mock up a few different kit variants and versions of the color way (2 color vs 3 color) etc. and then we can see what people think. Hopefully the majority all lean the same way.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Tom_Kazansky on Thu, 27 December 2018, 02:59:02

One thing Iím torn about is whether or not the novelties should go in the base kit. To whoever was asking above, there will probably be a black spacebar in the kit just to help keep quakemz sane.

The big decision is just how big a base kit to do and how many child kits we can manage without totally ruining all of their chances.

Anyway, Iíll mock up a few different kit variants and versions of the color way (2 color vs 3 color) etc. and then we can see what people think. Hopefully the majority all lean the same way.

do you think base kit without numpad is viable? (like Jamůn)

the price of the base kit would go down significantly (is it?), I presume, and we will more likely to reach MOQ. But the (separated) numpad would not make it.

with numpad separated, probably you can put a few novelties in the base kit (ehh... would this defeats the purpose of separating the numpad?)

another child kit is the spacebar kit, which would include:  2.75u, 2.25u, 1.75u (both black and lavender)
(since you would put black (long) spacebar in the base kit, I only list the small spacebars)

to conclude my rambling, I suggest these kits:
- Base kit (without numpad, similar to Jamůn)
- Numpad kit
- Novelty kit
- Spacebar kit
 ;D
---
looking forward to your update!!!  :thumb:

Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: crysilica on Sat, 26 January 2019, 09:13:59
Are there any updates on this?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: jackedhardwarejunkie on Sun, 27 January 2019, 20:25:27
Hopefully some movement on this set soon... This is a definite need.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: lakeboredom on Mon, 28 January 2019, 03:22:50
I have a feeling its gonna line up with some **** I also want and I'll have to get a credit card ><
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: rk74051 on Wed, 30 January 2019, 08:29:17
Waiting for update..... :-[
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Cloudnine25 on Thu, 31 January 2019, 02:44:19
Any updates? ;)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: oh_chesteroni on Thu, 31 January 2019, 22:51:05
Guys, I'm gonna do some big brain reverse psychology here in an effort to get this set made... You won't do it, ****.

Edit: pu$$y
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: thearctican on Thu, 31 January 2019, 23:52:08
So the aftermarket price of this will go way up, right? Think Beckett will grade sets for us?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: jackedhardwarejunkie on Tue, 05 February 2019, 15:25:42
Should have some updates soon. Iím on vacation next 2 weeks and I did burn all that money on Black Friday buying keyshot. Thereís a few more caps I need to model and then Iím gonna render out a couple variants and see what people think.

Schedule is tight the next day or two but then I have nothing for the next like 10 days.

One thing Iím torn about is whether or not the novelties should go in the base kit. To whoever was asking above, there will probably be a black spacebar in the kit just to help keep quakemz sane.

The big decision is just how big a base kit to do and how many child kits we can manage without totally ruining all of their chances.

Anyway, Iíll mock up a few different kit variants and versions of the color way (2 color vs 3 color) etc. and then we can see what people think. Hopefully the majority all lean the same way.
Any updates avail?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: amnesia0287 on Thu, 14 February 2019, 10:29:20
Should have some updates soon. Iím on vacation next 2 weeks and I did burn all that money on Black Friday buying keyshot. Thereís a few more caps I need to model and then Iím gonna render out a couple variants and see what people think.

Schedule is tight the next day or two but then I have nothing for the next like 10 days.

One thing Iím torn about is whether or not the novelties should go in the base kit. To whoever was asking above, there will probably be a black spacebar in the kit just to help keep quakemz sane.

The big decision is just how big a base kit to do and how many child kits we can manage without totally ruining all of their chances.

Anyway, Iíll mock up a few different kit variants and versions of the color way (2 color vs 3 color) etc. and then we can see what people think. Hopefully the majority all lean the same way.
Any updates avail?

Had some family **** come up over the holidays so itís delayed a few months, the upside is Iíve been able to save even more money :P.

Iíve been working on getting a business registered so I can get tax ids and open business shipping accounts and bank account and such.

Also didnít expect deep space right now.

Anyway, I mainly just had to take a step away from keyboards for the last month or two so Iíve been inactive. Iíll try and update soon with something more meaningful.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: jackedhardwarejunkie on Thu, 14 February 2019, 16:19:08


Should have some updates soon. Iím on vacation next 2 weeks and I did burn all that money on Black Friday buying keyshot. Thereís a few more caps I need to model and then Iím gonna render out a couple variants and see what people think.

Schedule is tight the next day or two but then I have nothing for the next like 10 days.

One thing Iím torn about is whether or not the novelties should go in the base kit. To whoever was asking above, there will probably be a black spacebar in the kit just to help keep quakemz sane.

The big decision is just how big a base kit to do and how many child kits we can manage without totally ruining all of their chances.

Anyway, Iíll mock up a few different kit variants and versions of the color way (2 color vs 3 color) etc. and then we can see what people think. Hopefully the majority all lean the same way.
Any updates avail?

Had some family **** come up over the holidays so itís delayed a few months, the upside is Iíve been able to save even more money :P.

Iíve been working on getting a business registered so I can get tax ids and open business shipping accounts and bank account and such.

Also didnít expect deep space right now.

Anyway, I mainly just had to take a step away from keyboards for the last month or two so Iíve been inactive. Iíll try and update soon with something more meaningful.

Awesome! Glad to hear you're still here an that this is still going to roll! I was having massive issues deciding colour on my next keeb due to the small lul there... Looking forward to some new updates and will stick with my original plan!

Deep Space is a weird combo of colours, that's for sure, haha.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: rk74051 on Tue, 19 February 2019, 07:00:26
Should have some updates soon. Iím on vacation next 2 weeks and I did burn all that money on Black Friday buying keyshot. Thereís a few more caps I need to model and then Iím gonna render out a couple variants and see what people think.

Schedule is tight the next day or two but then I have nothing for the next like 10 days.

One thing Iím torn about is whether or not the novelties should go in the base kit. To whoever was asking above, there will probably be a black spacebar in the kit just to help keep quakemz sane.

The big decision is just how big a base kit to do and how many child kits we can manage without totally ruining all of their chances.

Anyway, Iíll mock up a few different kit variants and versions of the color way (2 color vs 3 color) etc. and then we can see what people think. Hopefully the majority all lean the same way.
Any updates avail?

Had some family **** come up over the holidays so itís delayed a few months, the upside is Iíve been able to save even more money :P.

Iíve been working on getting a business registered so I can get tax ids and open business shipping accounts and bank account and such.

Also didnít expect deep space right now.

Anyway, I mainly just had to take a step away from keyboards for the last month or two so Iíve been inactive. Iíll try and update soon with something more meaningful.
It has passed almost a week, so any update avail now?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: vicissitude on Wed, 20 February 2019, 00:35:04
Hope to join this GB someday.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: jnlybean on Fri, 01 March 2019, 12:31:53
Is there any chance of adding ortholinear/ergodox support for this? I love this set so much and it'd be great on my boardwalk :D 🙏
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Champalan on Tue, 26 March 2019, 23:23:22
One day this set will be made...
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Sintpinty on Wed, 27 March 2019, 09:07:06
Personally when i think of the name " black lotus", i think of sa keycaps that are dark purple and the windows modifier keys have a black lotus on them and are white.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: megaforce on Wed, 27 March 2019, 11:30:11
ne black pink avial?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Weekend Clock on Wed, 27 March 2019, 14:05:30
Will this have a colemak set?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: jackedhardwarejunkie on Wed, 27 March 2019, 14:12:40
Hope to join this GB someday.
Someday....
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: rk74051 on Wed, 27 March 2019, 15:26:32
No Update, Still?
Same situation happens as last year?
Plz.....
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Vadurr on Thu, 28 March 2019, 01:48:10
Damn... Just realized that this set has been in IC since 2016  :))
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: rk74051 on Thu, 28 March 2019, 13:46:34
Damn... Just realized that this set has been in IC since 2016  :))
So sad.....
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: otanishock on Thu, 28 March 2019, 14:10:53
I'm thinking of dropping potatobot a pm and ask if I could pick this up and run it. The original designer seems likely to already abandon the project.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: WilySouser on Thu, 28 March 2019, 16:08:59
I'm thinking of dropping potatobot a pm and ask if I could pick this up and run it. The original designer seems likely to already abandon the project.

I'll support whatever gets this thing to GB
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Vadurr on Thu, 28 March 2019, 17:57:25
I'm thinking of dropping potatobot a pm and ask if I could pick this up and run it. The original designer seems likely to already abandon the project.

3rd times a charm! Monochrome options pls!  :p
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: otanishock on Thu, 28 March 2019, 18:14:01

3rd times a charm! Monochrome options pls!  :p
Haha. This set was one of the reason that got me into the hobby and monochrome black/purple was also one of the hook, so I am passionate about picking it up. My assumption is that I won't be hearing anything back from the original designer. If I pick up this set, my plan is to have everything custom colored. Most likely will order an Accel Word Black Lotus action figure from Japan and have it color matched to the RAL/Pantone booklet. All the novelties will get redesigned as well, as they all look very outdated to me.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Vigrith on Thu, 28 March 2019, 18:33:18
Haha. This set was one of the reason that got me into the hobby and monochrome black/purple was also one of the hook, so I am passionate about picking it up. My assumption is that I won't be hearing anything back from the original designer. If I pick up this set, my plan is to have everything custom colored. Most likely will order an Accel Word Black Lotus action figure from Japan and have it color matched to the RAL/Pantone booklet. All the novelties will get redesigned as well, as they all look very outdated to me.

So long as you hone the original intent and both themes of the set, I'm all for you (and/or anyone else) taking it over - much easier to get some backers far as vendors etc go nowadays, it's a given that this set will do well.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: jobicoppola on Thu, 28 March 2019, 18:41:49
i think everyone following this would be stoked to hear about any actual progress - if that means an update from potatobot then great, or if it ends up being better for someone else / otani to pick it up, so be it - just want to see this set become a reality :)))
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Vadurr on Fri, 29 March 2019, 01:26:23

3rd times a charm! Monochrome options pls!  :p
Haha. This set was one of the reason that got me into the hobby and monochrome black/purple was also one of the hook, so I am passionate about picking it up. My assumption is that I won't be hearing anything back from the original designer. If I pick up this set, my plan is to have everything custom colored. Most likely will order an Accel Word Black Lotus action figure from Japan and have it color matched to the RAL/Pantone booklet. All the novelties will get redesigned as well, as they all look very outdated to me.

Lets get this train going guys!!!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Namkhanhv on Fri, 29 March 2019, 02:23:03
I did a quick render just to see the hiragana legends in the colors. Ignore the monochrome/mod type etc. itís only for alphas. Iíll do better ones later. This is just what was setup.

Show Image
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/447638344680341505/454325950444994587/123321123.png)


I am here to express my great interest for the mono theme and the hiragana sub-legend. I don't know I want a purple set that much until seeing the new render. Looks stunning!  :eek:
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Yonben on Fri, 29 March 2019, 05:42:36
I did a quick render just to see the hiragana legends in the colors. Ignore the monochrome/mod type etc. itís only for alphas. Iíll do better ones later. This is just what was setup.

Show Image
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/447638344680341505/454325950444994587/123321123.png)


Wow loving that! Def interested!!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: vicissitude on Fri, 29 March 2019, 06:59:39
Buy this for sure.
When will the GB start @@
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Furikurichemy on Fri, 29 March 2019, 08:26:06
So glad this is getting attention again. Really want that monochrome set!!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: SleepIsAllINeed on Fri, 29 March 2019, 19:01:09
+1 for monochrome

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Vadurr on Fri, 29 March 2019, 22:06:50
I'm gonna be that annoying guy and throw the idea of a kobe kit as well  :-X flameon.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: rk74051 on Sat, 30 March 2019, 14:08:13

3rd times a charm! Monochrome options pls!  :p
Haha. This set was one of the reason that got me into the hobby and monochrome black/purple was also one of the hook, so I am passionate about picking it up. My assumption is that I won't be hearing anything back from the original designer. If I pick up this set, my plan is to have everything custom colored. Most likely will order an Accel Word Black Lotus action figure from Japan and have it color matched to the RAL/Pantone booklet. All the novelties will get redesigned as well, as they all look very outdated to me.

Good to hear that, I will support with buying on GB  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: otanishock on Sat, 30 March 2019, 14:50:23
Haven't heard anything back, so I will just go ahead and start working on a reboot of this set starting next week. Some other respected members of our community will be working alongside with me on this project as well. A separate IC will go up once I got most of everything down the paper. Looking good!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: portbaron on Sat, 30 March 2019, 15:06:08
Let's do this thing.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: jobicoppola on Sat, 30 March 2019, 15:07:14
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Furikurichemy on Sat, 30 March 2019, 18:50:44
 :thumb: :thumb:  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: jackedhardwarejunkie on Sat, 30 March 2019, 19:15:31
Very nice to see this getting some traction, my black on black xeno is actually going to get it's set!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: amnesia0287 on Sat, 30 March 2019, 19:27:43
Haven't heard anything back, so I will just go ahead and start working on a reboot of this set starting next week. Some other respected members of our community will be working alongside with me on this project as well. A separate IC will go up once I got most of everything down the paper. Looking good!

You should be able to reach potatobot on discord. Iím fine with someone else running it personally as my life has just been way more busy than I expected lately. Iím also just super worried about moq so I keep pushing to save more money. Iíd actually considered contacting gmk to see if I could like prebuy a slot and start color matching in advanced. Anyway, I spent like 2k buying keyshot last year and have been so busy that I still havenít had time to really even use it. If no one else does it, eventually Iíll just save up enough for 250 sets and then run it, but I get some people arenít as patient as me.

Anyway, I have lots of sets I want to make real, so if someone else is going to drive Iím totally happy to just buy a couple sets myself and work on getting some of the other sets I want to see made when I have time.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Capsy on Sat, 30 March 2019, 22:30:22
Make this happen please !!

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: FinalEleven on Tue, 02 April 2019, 15:10:31
I literally just joined to support this and to see it happen. Purple and Black are my favorite colorways and I want this concept to come to life!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: NimbleTortoise on Wed, 03 April 2019, 00:20:15
Hmm I feel it would look better if the mods were a bit more muted. The contrast between the purple and the pink is a little weird imo. Just my 2 cents, it still looks nice.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: nui_e on Thu, 04 April 2019, 12:35:51
Hmm I feel it would look better if the mods were a bit more muted. The contrast between the purple and the pink is a little weird imo. Just my 2 cents, it still looks nice.

agree
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: a_ak57 on Sat, 06 April 2019, 17:43:24
This set is one of the few I'm still hoping to put money toward (not buying much these days as I'm pretty happy with my collection), but regarding the reworking of novelties I hope that involves keeping the Magic part of the inspiration and not going full weeb since we need as much of an audience for this as possible.  Heck, I'd even throw around the idea of not investing too heavily in the idea of novelties and maybe just put the flower and some Accel World key in the main set and call it a day.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Weekend Clock on Sun, 07 April 2019, 01:25:02
Don't see why we couldn't keep the novelties half Accel World, half MTG. I'm really digging the hiragana sublegends though.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: NICHUY01 on Sun, 07 April 2019, 14:22:45
would like to join the gb for this!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Vigrith on Sun, 07 April 2019, 14:51:07
Nay to weeb legends, yay to monochrome mod/alphas (as in Terminal/Skidata/etc style).
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: potatobot on Sun, 21 April 2019, 06:20:36
Nay to weeb legends, yay to monochrome mod/alphas (as in Terminal/Skidata/etc style).

or we can have both right?

I want to run this so bad!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Furikurichemy on Sun, 21 April 2019, 06:23:27
Nay to weeb legends, yay to monochrome mod/alphas (as in Terminal/Skidata/etc style).

or we can have both right?

I want to run this so bad!

Yeah, both. This set will sell enough kits and half of the theme is Japanese.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Vigrith on Sun, 21 April 2019, 18:40:28
Nay to weeb legends, yay to monochrome mod/alphas (as in Terminal/Skidata/etc style).

or we can have both right?

I want to run this so bad!

I'd rather the weeb legends have their own kit, I believe the set has enough pull to make it work that way (prices are really not bad considering GMK already owns the moulds thanks to Laser) without imposing the alternative alphabet on base but this is your set, I'll understand and respect the decision either way. Glad to see you active!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: potatobot on Mon, 22 April 2019, 09:22:00
Nay to weeb legends, yay to monochrome mod/alphas (as in Terminal/Skidata/etc style).

or we can have both right?

I want to run this so bad!

I'd rather the weeb legends have their own kit, I believe the set has enough pull to make it work that way (prices are really not bad considering GMK already owns the moulds thanks to Laser) without imposing the alternative alphabet on base but this is your set, I'll understand and respect the decision either way. Glad to see you active!

I cant say i own the set coz everyone has been contributing to make it better. The more kits for everyone the better, but lets stay realistic on that note.

Ive been reaching out to several vendors lately, hope we could get a good slot.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: jackedhardwarejunkie on Mon, 22 April 2019, 09:24:44
Nay to weeb legends, yay to monochrome mod/alphas (as in Terminal/Skidata/etc style).

or we can have both right?

I want to run this so bad!

I'd rather the weeb legends have their own kit, I believe the set has enough pull to make it work that way (prices are really not bad considering GMK already owns the moulds thanks to Laser) without imposing the alternative alphabet on base but this is your set, I'll understand and respect the decision either way. Glad to see you active!

I cant say i own the set coz everyone has been contributing to make it better. The more kits for everyone the better, but lets stay realistic on that note.

Ive been reaching out to several vendors lately, hope we could get a good slot.  :thumb:
Hyyyyyyyyyyyyype!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Weekend Clock on Mon, 22 April 2019, 16:49:55
Oh shoot, is it actually going to happen?

Been lurking for a year waiting
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: audax989 on Tue, 23 April 2019, 01:10:48
oh fk. this is happening!!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Acereconkeys on Tue, 23 April 2019, 02:03:31
oh my looooooooord
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: vicissitude on Tue, 23 April 2019, 07:51:19
thanks.
ready to join the GB.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Slash Emperor on Tue, 23 April 2019, 08:20:02
Very happy to see this is still going, can't wait for the GB!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: OracleKev on Tue, 23 April 2019, 08:50:48
So when?  Will join
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: zekkin on Tue, 23 April 2019, 12:39:40
I'll definitely be picking up a set as long as the Accel World novelties are available.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: crysilica on Thu, 25 April 2019, 15:09:07
Finally! Do we have an approx date on when this will happen?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: FinalEleven on Fri, 26 April 2019, 00:20:51
I am so excited now! I can't wait to throw all the money for this
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Vadurr on Fri, 26 April 2019, 13:35:11
Kobe + Icon + Monochrome = HEAVEN
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: potatobot on Fri, 26 April 2019, 19:58:38
Hi everyone!

We have successfully secured a spot on TKC for a group buy.


Confirmed kits as of this posting:
Monochrome base
Hiragana alphas
Purple modifiers
Novelties
40% kit
Spacebar

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Capsy on Fri, 26 April 2019, 20:04:10
Woah. This is awesome.

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: neojonathan on Fri, 26 April 2019, 20:06:37
Hi everyone!

We have successfully secured a spot on TKC for a group buy.


Confirmed kits as of this posting:
Monochrome base
Hiragana alphas
Purple modifiers
Novelties
40% kit
Spacebar

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Do you know where we can look at the updated kits and updated renders?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Furikurichemy on Fri, 26 April 2019, 20:09:12
it's Happening! With a monochrome base as well  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: jackedhardwarejunkie on Fri, 26 April 2019, 20:10:41
Hi everyone!

We have successfully secured a spot on TKC for a group buy.


Confirmed kits as of this posting:
Monochrome base
Hiragana alphas
Purple modifiers
Novelties
40% kit
Spacebar

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ILY
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: potatobot on Fri, 26 April 2019, 20:10:58
Hi everyone!

We have successfully secured a spot on TKC for a group buy.


Confirmed kits as of this posting:
Monochrome base
Hiragana alphas
Purple modifiers
Novelties
40% kit
Spacebar

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Do you know where we can look at the updated kits and updated renders?
We are still in the process of finalizing the kits for renders.

Will post them as soon as they are ready.

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Vigrith on Fri, 26 April 2019, 20:25:32
Hi everyone!

We have successfully secured a spot on TKC for a group buy.


Confirmed kits as of this posting:
Monochrome base
Hiragana alphas
Purple modifiers
Novelties
40% kit
Spacebar

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God's work. Well done, very happy to see this on track.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: portbaron on Fri, 26 April 2019, 22:15:24
My body is ready
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: SleepIsAllINeed on Fri, 26 April 2019, 22:16:00
Can't wait for this set to come out :D

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: cynnoh on Sat, 27 April 2019, 12:07:27
I've been watching this IC on and off the past few years, and I'm very glad to see this moving!  Always need more purple keysets.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: LevelSteam on Sat, 27 April 2019, 15:18:03
I've been interested in this set since I first saw it, and will definitely be in for the buy.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: WithoutWeakness on Mon, 29 April 2019, 12:22:01
I've been VERY interested in this set for a while now and thrilled to see it's continuing to make progress toward a GB. I was super excited at the original prospect of DSA profile from SP (especially with the palette of SP colors) but still excited for a GMK production run.

Since the current plan seems to be a GB through TheKeyCompany is there any chance of adding a R2 2U backspace to support the CandyBar keyboard from TKC? I know it's a super niche key but I'm hoping a partnership with TKC might make it a tad more possible.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: TheKeyCompany on Tue, 30 April 2019, 10:03:16
Hi Everyone! Jason here, chiming in. We are pleased to announce we will be heading off the group buy on GMK Black Lotus. Tentative date for launch is August 2019 due to many projects in our pipeline! Thank you for all of your interest and feedback!

Get the word out on this set, looks like another guy is trying to launch a set that looks almost exactly like this one!

Lastly, those that were wondering, we will of course be including keys to accommodate the CandyBar (https://thekey.company/collections/candybar)!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: neojonathan on Tue, 30 April 2019, 10:42:43
Hi Everyone! Jason here, chiming in. We are pleased to announce we will be heading off the group buy on GMK Black Lotus. Tentative date for launch is August 2019 due to many projects in our pipeline! Thank you for all of your interest and feedback!

Get the word out on this set, looks like another guy is trying to launch a set that looks almost exactly like this one!

Lastly, those that were wondering, we will of course be including keys to accommodate the CandyBar (https://thekey.company/collections/candybar)!

Can't wait !! Hoping to see updated renders soon : ) !!!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: TheKeyCompany on Tue, 30 April 2019, 10:49:25
Hi Everyone! Jason here, chiming in. We are pleased to announce we will be heading off the group buy on GMK Black Lotus. Tentative date for launch is August 2019 due to many projects in our pipeline! Thank you for all of your interest and feedback!

Get the word out on this set, looks like another guy is trying to launch a set that looks almost exactly like this one!

Lastly, those that were wondering, we will of course be including keys to accommodate the CandyBar (https://thekey.company/collections/candybar)!

Can't wait !! Hoping to see updated renders soon : ) !!!

Im going on vacation with the whole family end of this week. Hope to get some headway on the kit finalization and get some renders in progress by then. At worst, third week of may.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: jackedhardwarejunkie on Tue, 30 April 2019, 12:23:57
Hi Everyone! Jason here, chiming in. We are pleased to announce we will be heading off the group buy on GMK Black Lotus. Tentative date for launch is August 2019 due to many projects in our pipeline! Thank you for all of your interest and feedback!

Get the word out on this set, looks like another guy is trying to launch a set that looks almost exactly like this one!

Lastly, those that were wondering, we will of course be including keys to accommodate the CandyBar (https://thekey.company/collections/candybar)!

Can't wait !! Hoping to see updated renders soon : ) !!!

Im going on vacation with the whole family end of this week. Hope to get some headway on the kit finalization and get some renders in progress by then. At worst, third week of may.
So damn stoked!

Finally!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: vicissitude on Tue, 30 April 2019, 18:00:42
Hi Everyone! Jason here, chiming in. We are pleased to announce we will be heading off the group buy on GMK Black Lotus. Tentative date for launch is August 2019 due to many projects in our pipeline! Thank you for all of your interest and feedback!

Get the word out on this set, looks like another guy is trying to launch a set that looks almost exactly like this one!

Lastly, those that were wondering, we will of course be including keys to accommodate the CandyBar (https://thekey.company/collections/candybar)!

Love the keysets that TheKeyCompany prepares for us.
Just push them forward quickly.
First,Sanctuary Rebirth.
Then,GMK Black Lotus.
Make them quick.
Don't just seduce us and hang us there.  :p
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: FinalEleven on Wed, 01 May 2019, 13:40:09
Hi Everyone! Jason here, chiming in. We are pleased to announce we will be heading off the group buy on GMK Black Lotus. Tentative date for launch is August 2019 due to many projects in our pipeline! Thank you for all of your interest and feedback!

Get the word out on this set, looks like another guy is trying to launch a set that looks almost exactly like this one!

Lastly, those that were wondering, we will of course be including keys to accommodate the CandyBar (https://thekey.company/collections/candybar)!

Yaaaaaay! Thank you so much TKC!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: a_ak57 on Wed, 01 May 2019, 20:21:46
Really excited at the news, though I will riot if the purple mods don't reach MOQ.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: potatobot on Wed, 01 May 2019, 20:27:25
Really excited at the news, though I will riot if the purple mods don't reach MOQ.
You and me both my man!

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: WithoutWeakness on Mon, 06 May 2019, 08:41:14
Really excited at the news, though I will riot if the purple mods don't reach MOQ.
Black alphas and purple mods is the only reason I am interested in this. If they fail to reach MOQ it would be a sad day for sure.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: lakeboredom on Tue, 07 May 2019, 19:32:50
Really excited at the news, though I will riot if the purple mods don't reach MOQ.

Really excited at the news, though I will riot if the purple mods don't reach MOQ.
Black alphas and purple mods is the only reason I am interested in this. If they fail to reach MOQ it would be a sad day for sure.

Really excited at the news, though I will riot if the purple mods don't reach MOQ.
You and me both my man!

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Seriously, purple mods should be the base kit, thats literally the reason we are here (the original renders/concept) 
Feels like the set was strong armed by a vocal minority into a monochrome base.. w.e
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: comdata55 on Tue, 07 May 2019, 19:47:25
I agree, monochrome base kit makes absolutely no sense and basically ignores 2.5 years of the interest check. May just skip and go for GMK First Love.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: jackedhardwarejunkie on Tue, 07 May 2019, 19:49:03
X3 on the purple black being base... makes me real sad as a addon an I think that kind of ruins the set
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: portbaron on Tue, 07 May 2019, 20:02:06
Purple mods base. That's what has been the plan for years. Mono can be an add on
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Tom_Kazansky on Tue, 07 May 2019, 20:47:47
Hi Everyone! Jason here, chiming in. We are pleased to announce we will be heading off the group buy on GMK Black Lotus. Tentative date for launch is August 2019 due to many projects in our pipeline! Thank you for all of your interest and feedback!

Get the word out on this set, looks like another guy is trying to launch a set that looks almost exactly like this one!

Lastly, those that were wondering, we will of course be including keys to accommodate the CandyBar (https://thekey.company/collections/candybar)!

I myself am glad to hear this, as I also want Sanctuary Rebirth, if these two sets run too close to each other, I have to give up one :(

and, yes, purple mods base please!!! ;D
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: FinalEleven on Wed, 08 May 2019, 06:46:12
Agreed on the purple mods being part of the base set...that's what caught my eye initially.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: cynnoh on Wed, 08 May 2019, 09:33:25
Yeah, +1 on the purple mods base. Iíd say at least run a poll to see what the majority favors.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Owl- on Wed, 08 May 2019, 09:55:56
If the purple mods are in the base kit, I still want to see the monochrome option being offered, whether that be in the base or the as a separate kit.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Vigrith on Wed, 08 May 2019, 10:02:20
To be perfectly honest, I think the base kit will do a lot better if it's offered as monochrome rather than with the OG purple mods. People in this thread will be very vocal in favour of the original version, for obvious reasons, plenty of us are very invested in this set from the very beginning and drastic changes like that are not very well received generally speaking.

That said, and as aforementioned, I truly do think that overall the reception will be better if the base is monochrome factoring in the amount of people I believe will be purchasing the set compared to the amount of people that are being vocal on here. I could be wrong though, and it's always going to be Potato's (and TKC's at this point I assume) decision in the end.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Owl- on Wed, 08 May 2019, 10:24:30
I believe monochrome has only appeared due to recent trends as late, so going for the original planned purple mods is more appropriate in my view, unless everyone's emotions have changed for this set by wanting mono instead. Mono was mentioned further down in this IC too. I personally want both so will be joining regardless if it becomes purple mods as the base or vice versa.

Its still not quite clear to me if this set is going for icon mods or text or both even though the title says icon.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: vicissitude on Wed, 08 May 2019, 10:34:30
any update?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: WilySouser on Wed, 08 May 2019, 13:19:26
I agree, monochrome base kit makes absolutely no sense and basically ignores 2.5 years of the interest check. May just skip and go for GMK First Love.

ditto.  I'll just get the purple mods and throw the monochrome mods away.  New owner can do what they want, but it sounds like more people are unhappy about the monochrome mods than are happy about it.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: fractl on Wed, 08 May 2019, 14:10:35
Changing the original intentions in regard to the base set doesn't seem fair to those people, like me, that have been faithfully keeping tabs on this for over two years.  Also, claiming that such comments belong to a vocal minority without having any facts about the percentage of people that feel that way sounds simply like someone who wants to get their way.  I won't buy this keyset if the base set isn't as originally planned, and I, obviously, would like to get my own way, but wouldn't pretend to know what is or isn't the popular opinion, without a poll or something.  Not that I consider a change fair to those that have remained loyal all this time, but life isn't always fair, and such a change would at least be based on something more than speculation or self-interest.

Hah hah, I'm typing this on a purple keyboard that I stayed up during the night to finish building.  I've wanted a purple keyboard since I first saw this interest check, and finally have one.  So, it would be really easy for me to claim that I know what the popular sentiment is, even if I don't.  But I will, at the very least, case a vote for purple mods in the bases kit.  And I will say that this is binary for me.  If that doesn't happen, I unnotify and am done.  I'm not being petulant.  There are much more important things in life to worry about.  Just stating what's right for me or not, that's all.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Vigrith on Wed, 08 May 2019, 14:33:46
Also, claiming that such comments belong to a vocal minority without having any facts about the percentage of people that feel that way sounds simply like someone who wants to get their way.  I won't buy this keyset if the base set isn't as originally planned, and I, obviously, would like to get my own way, but wouldn't pretend to know what is or isn't the popular opinion, without a poll or something(...)
 
(...)So, it would be really easy for me to claim that I know what the popular sentiment is, even if I don't.  But I will, at the very least, case a vote for purple mods in the bases kit.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guesstimate

Assuming this the statement above is (mostly) aimed at me and my previous post, it has nothing to do with "having it my way" or pretending to know something I don't know, seems pretty defensive to assume it does - it has to do with an approximate estimation based off of extraneous experience with buying/following however many sets for the past however many years, which I never claimed had any value to anyone other than myself; I also never claimed the people in this thread are the vocal minority, I implied it might be so due to the clear bias of people that have been following this for literal years (12 pages worth).

I was just sharing that I personally believe that despite me preferring the OG mods myself overall, the monochrome look will likely push out higher base set numbers than vice versa. Pretty disappointing that one could misunderstand what I said to this extent.

TKC is a very competent vendor and Potato has been around for a long time, I'm sure the situation will be evaluated (be it via poll or just judging the best outcome themselves) and they'll come to what they view as the correct decision.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: jackedhardwarejunkie on Wed, 08 May 2019, 16:08:59
First things first, is the monochrome render even released yet?

Everyone saying it will make MOQ with the MC but we dont even really know what to expect yet...

So saying that it will sell more as MC is pure speculation.

Stick with the original idea because as MC it's not really Black Lotus anyways, and should probably have a different name vs piggy backing off a IC that had alot of popularity.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Vigrith on Wed, 08 May 2019, 16:21:01
First things first, is the monochrome render even released yet?

Everyone saying it will make MOQ with the MC but we dont even really know what to expect yet...

I'm literally the only person that's said that I think. I appreciate the consideration but I don't think that qualifies as "everyone".

There's a render of monochrome + dual legends a few pages back, not made nor sourced by the OP/TKC however (which is what we should wait for and go off of).

So saying that it will sell more as MC is pure speculation.

Yes.

Bear in mind TKC is fairly known for/knowledgeable in the MC base + coloured mods area - they ran Terminal and SkIIdata, both of which were very successful with that same formula. This might be part of why OP's latest post hinted at a MC base + coloured mod pack rather than the other way around, but again, this is conjecture/speculation (which I thought went without saying in my previous posts) and a guesstimate based off it as well as a few other factors.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Furikurichemy on Wed, 08 May 2019, 16:25:31
First things first, is the monochrome render even released yet?

Everyone saying it will make MOQ with the MC but we dont even really know what to expect yet...

So saying that it will sell more as MC is pure speculation.

Stick with the original idea because as MC it's not really Black Lotus anyways, and should probably have a different name vs piggy backing off a IC that had alot of popularity.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/447638344680341505/454325950444994587/123321123.png)

It was made a little while back, I think this is what started the monochrome requests. While I will be picking up both sets of modifiers for this set, I don't know how smart it is to go the purple mod in base route just because First Love exists (whether you agree with that or not). It seems like that one is going to run and it would be nice to have a differentiation that will allow this set to succeed without having to directly compete. Either way, this set has my full support.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: lakeboredom on Wed, 08 May 2019, 18:05:08
>You want hiragana legends
>You want monochrome
>So you destroy the original base, add an option for the original mods and another option for hiragana alphas?
>Literally who would do this...

You sell the original base kit! And you sell a hiragana monochrome kit on the side. How hard do you need to make things lol FACEPALM

edited my ****etry
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: megaforce on Wed, 08 May 2019, 20:23:40
monochome or tri colour, just buy all the sets u pleb.

such a nice colourway ne ways
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: OracleKev on Wed, 08 May 2019, 20:34:22
IMO, monochrome no longer has panache due to many monochrome sets recently.
Needing to buy base + colored mod would push down this set in my priority list.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: potatobot on Thu, 09 May 2019, 08:01:33
Hi everyone,

It was decided by myself and TKC (the official vendor) to run this set with the monochrome base. We believe it has the most probability of hitting MOQ for this to run smoothly. Ideally, we want to run the base set as cheap as possible while retaining the basic essence of the keyset design.

I was very hesitant at first because this set has been my baby for the past two years and ive seen the idea copied not only once but several times, but i am very thankful for the ones who have followed this set from the very beginning. I will ensure that purple on the renders would definately match the final mods and anyone who would buy the purple modifer kit would be very satisfied.

As for the modifiers, icon mods it is.

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


Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: megaforce on Thu, 09 May 2019, 10:01:04
ne black pink avial
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: sagadoi on Thu, 09 May 2019, 10:56:32
GMK black lotus go go go
Definitely in
I want to know when will the gb open?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Vadurr on Thu, 09 May 2019, 14:14:28
HYP3
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: potatobot on Thu, 09 May 2019, 20:04:41
GMK black lotus go go go
Definitely in
I want to know when will the gb open?
Tkc slot availability is going to be on august :)

If were lucky we could bump it a few weeks earlier.

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: digid3ar on Thu, 09 May 2019, 20:35:12
can we get one purple novelty for R1, now that the base kit is monochrome?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Furikurichemy on Thu, 09 May 2019, 20:35:51
GMK black lotus go go go
Definitely in
I want to know when will the gb open?
Tkc slot availability is going to be on august :)

If were lucky we could bump it a few weeks earlier.

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Do we have any info on potential proxies yet?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: hillmu on Thu, 09 May 2019, 20:40:19
Waiting this for years, please go ahead, must buy
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: vicissitude on Fri, 10 May 2019, 21:28:08
Nice to hear that.
Dream of coming soon.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Yeoh on Sat, 11 May 2019, 23:41:53
Wow, no purple mods?

Im probably out in that case. (See you over at GMK First Love.)

gl with the gb.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: potatobot on Sun, 12 May 2019, 21:12:56
Wow, no purple mods?

Im probably out in that case. (See you over at GMK First Love.)

gl with the gb.

There would still be purple modifiers in the child kits.

GMK black lotus go go go
Definitely in
I want to know when will the gb open?
Tkc slot availability is going to be on august :)

If were lucky we could bump it a few weeks earlier.

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Do we have any info on potential proxies yet?

TKC will be the one to announce the official proxies, if you are interested to become one, please contact him directly :)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Yeoh on Mon, 13 May 2019, 23:32:01
There would still be purple modifiers in the child kits.

Oof, I didnt realize my previous post came off as rudely as it did when I originally wrote it, my apologies.

That being said having to purchase a child kit, in addition to the base, simply to realize the original aesthetic of this set after all these years is less than ideal to say the least.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: portbaron on Tue, 14 May 2019, 01:15:21
What would the MOQ be on purple mods? If those can't hit MOQ that defeats the purpose IMO.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Vadurr on Tue, 14 May 2019, 19:25:53
I'm gonna assume they're running colored mods cause First Love would be too similar as a base kit.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: voxkey on Wed, 15 May 2019, 08:12:18
I really do hope the base kit stays close to the renders in the first post. I'm not sure the set fits the theme otherwise.

With that said, I might still be in with the original purple mods in a child kit provided the base + kit isn't too expensive.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Owl- on Wed, 15 May 2019, 15:40:54
Curious to know what keys are in each kit.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: lakeboredom on Thu, 16 May 2019, 05:28:25
So.. monochrome base. Purple mods child kit. Are we getting hiragana sublegends in a child kit too? 
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: potatobot on Thu, 16 May 2019, 08:36:53
Thank you for expressing your thoughts on the new base kit and child kits. I have to discuss with TKC on whether we should rethink our original plans.

Regardless, it is our best interest to run the kit in the most successful manner that we can. Knowing another kit is on IC and has very similar colorway, it is also a concern on our part since we do not want push something that would only waste our time.

I will assure you that the colors in the renders done by thesiscamper are final and color matching will be our top priority


So.. monochrome base. Purple mods child kit. Are we getting hiragana sublegends in a child kit too?

Yes, hiragana would also be available. :D
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: comdata55 on Thu, 16 May 2019, 09:00:51
Let me preface this by saying I love the set. What I don't like is that it sounds like I'm going to have to drop between $250 and $300 to get the kit as portrayed in the 3 year interest check, based on recent TKC GBs. I'm not sure if I like it THAT much.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: potatobot on Thu, 16 May 2019, 09:27:23
Let me preface this by saying I love the set. What I don't like is that it sounds like I'm going to have to drop between $250 and $300 to get the kit as portrayed in the 3 year interest check, based on recent TKC GBs. I'm not sure if I like it THAT much.

Do note that both the modifier and legend colors on the base kits are going to be custom GMK colors.

We are still waiting the cost from GMK, but thats one of the main reasons we want to break the original base into child kits.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: lakeboredom on Thu, 16 May 2019, 13:17:52
So.. monochrome base. Purple mods child kit. Are we getting hiragana sublegends in a child kit too?

Yes, hiragana would also be available. :D

Sounds like you guys need to unshuffle things... Original base kit with purple mods. And a monochrome hiragana sublegened child kit eg. SA Pulse and Mitolet. Don't make me buy 4 kits to have everything.



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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: jackedhardwarejunkie on Thu, 16 May 2019, 13:49:56
I just feel like its p lame that this has been in IC for a long time an now switching the original plan to cater to a new set...
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: lakeboredom on Thu, 16 May 2019, 14:07:56
I just feel like its p lame that this has been in IC for a long time an now switching the original plan to cater to a new set...
I know right.. people will always say "ooh pretty renders" when new ones are posted. They put up that hiragana render and 1 page of reactions later they change the entire project.

Original base + mono/Hira childkit would be more successful than the shuffled mess they're considering.

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: potatobot on Fri, 17 May 2019, 08:59:51
So.. monochrome base. Purple mods child kit. Are we getting hiragana sublegends in a child kit too?

Yes, hiragana would also be available. :D

Sounds like you guys need to unshuffle things... Original base kit with purple mods. And a monochrome hiragana sublegened child kit eg. SA Pulse and Mitolet. Don't make me buy 4 kits to have everything.



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Do note that both the modifier and legend colors on the base kits are going to be custom GMK colors.

We are still waiting the cost from GMK, but thats one of the main reasons we want to break the original base into child kits.

I am just posting this to remind you of my thoughts on that topic.

On the other hand, the kits have not been finalized. Basically the goal is to maximize the keycaps that can be included in the base kit while keeping it affordable enough to hit moq for most people.

But after reading all this inputs on our initial plans, it will be a very difficult decision to make.






Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: jobicoppola on Fri, 17 May 2019, 09:25:41
for me the proposed monochrome version is not particularly interesting and would be easy to pass on with no regrets.  the original renders with the purple mods, however, those are the reason for following this thread for so long - much more compelling and basically a must-buy. 
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: voxkey on Fri, 17 May 2019, 09:40:26
Might be a good idea to update the original post, if possible, with renders not including the purple mods. At first glance its hard to find this info without digging.

Also the yellow text in the OP is almost unreadable on Geekhack light theme.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: potatobot on Fri, 17 May 2019, 10:01:44
Might be a good idea to update the original post, if possible, with renders not including the purple mods. At first glance its hard to find this info without digging.

Also the yellow text in the OP is almost unreadable on Geekhack light theme.

Updated the colors to purple to make it easier for both themes. It was actually beige and white, im sorry about that.

I will post the final renders for the kits once we are have more concrete details on that matter. As for now, i hope the renders by thesiscamper and the initial base kit is enough reference to the colorway and the look we are aiming for.

for me the proposed monochrome version is not particularly interesting and would be easy to pass on with no regrets.  the original renders with the purple mods, however, those are the reason for following this thread for so long - much more compelling and basically a must-buy. 

Our black queen is delighted to hear that.

(https://i.imgur.com/haxYvDB.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: potatobot on Fri, 17 May 2019, 10:02:54
Just minor updates on the OP
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - LAUNCHING ON TKC SOON!
Post by: sagadoi on Fri, 17 May 2019, 10:29:27
Can not wait for GMK black lotus.
Really nice!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Yeoh on Fri, 17 May 2019, 13:45:16
for me the proposed monochrome version is not particularly interesting and would be easy to pass on with no regrets.  the original renders with the purple mods, however, those are the reason for following this thread for so long - much more compelling and basically a must-buy.

Couldnt have said it better myself. Agreed 100%.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - LAUNCHING ON TKC SOON!
Post by: Vadurr on Fri, 17 May 2019, 15:21:55
I'll be supporting this set either way it goes. Mono Mods + Hiragana lezgoo!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - LAUNCHING ON TKC SOON!
Post by: FinalEleven on Fri, 17 May 2019, 19:27:54
I'll be supporting this set either way it goes. Mono Mods + Hiragana lezgoo!

Same here! Gonna buy all of the things for this set.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - LAUNCHING ON TKC SOON!
Post by: lakeboredom on Sun, 19 May 2019, 01:29:53
Are those new renders on the front page? They look nice.
Glad to see one page of reactions to a single monochrome render arent enough to derail everything. It would obviously be updated on the front page if that was the case. No ****ing way we'd be insane enough to change things that drastically after 2+ years of IC..  Glad to see its going back on track.

Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: jortzii on Mon, 20 May 2019, 01:45:27
Hi everyone,

It was decided by myself and TKC (the official vendor) to run this set with the monochrome base. We believe it has the most probability of hitting MOQ for this to run smoothly. Ideally, we want to run the base set as cheap as possible while retaining the basic essence of the keyset design.

I was very hesitant at first because this set has been my baby for the past two years and ive seen the idea copied not only once but several times, but i am very thankful for the ones who have followed this set from the very beginning. I will ensure that purple on the renders would definately match the final mods and anyone who would buy the purple modifer kit would be very satisfied.

As for the modifiers, icon mods it is.

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

Icon mods are great!

Mono mods are...boring though. I prefer colored mods way more as they add a nice accent to the kit and make the keyset pop. Look at striker, it was close to not meeting MOQ up until the end. Then look at all of the sets that have been extremely successful that run with colored mods. Bento, Space Cadet, Nautilus, Olivia, Taro, and many others that have been super successful. It's a bummer that you'll need to buy mods separately if you want colored ones.

Will keep watching this but the separate color mods makes it harder to pick it up. I'd recommend changing the photos, too, as right now when you come to the IC page it seems like it's still colored mods.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Vigrith on Mon, 20 May 2019, 08:32:35
Mono mods are...boring though. I prefer colored mods way more as they add a nice accent to the kit and make the keyset pop. Look at striker, it was close to not meeting MOQ up until the end. Then look at all of the sets that have been extremely successful that run with colored mods. Bento, Space Cadet, Nautilus, Olivia, Taro, and many others that have been super successful. It's a bummer that you'll need to buy mods separately if you want colored ones.

Whilst it is a bummer to some that coloured mods will be made available separately, and I agree hitting MOQ could end up being a bit of a struggle, there is absolutely no correlation between mono mods and a set's success. What you're likely experiencing and referring to is a sense of correlation because of confirmation bias, as 80%+ of sets are ran with "coloured mods" because that's just the way sets are generally designed in this hobby and as such it's statistically going to be the case that more of those sets will do well. Even your cherry picked examples aren't very good.

The same flawed argument could be made for the other side - Minimal, at the time of being ran, was the set that had pulled the biggest amount of numbers outside of Massdrop and it's monochrome. Before that, Terminal was the most successful non-MD set for a long time after its first round; with its second round it still pulled a ton of buyers and the huge coloured mod kit in that as well as the one SkIIdata (which also had a mono base kit that sold very well) met MOQ despite the extremely high price tag. Both MD and Originative White on Black sets sold a gigantic amount of units too very recently.

That said, do I think monochrome base bodes well for the coloured mods? No. Do I think it bodes well for the base set? Yes, which I believe outweighs the former concern. I'm personally very confident that this set's merit coupled with the huge influx of buyers in the hobby of late and basically every set/keyboard out there getting to MOQ with ease, selling ridiculous numbers by the same standards we had just 6 months ago, there should be no issue getting all the latest proposed kits to be made.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - LAUNCHING ON TKC SOON!
Post by: voxkey on Mon, 20 May 2019, 08:41:07
I think at this point we just need a response from the keyset runner about which direction the set is going in and updated renders in the OP to reflect what the set is actually going to look like at GB time.

With so many sets running, some inevitably get skipped by potential buyers even if they are good sets. I think the ambiguity around this set, regardless of the direction it takes, will only hurt its numbers.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: Macmutant on Mon, 20 May 2019, 10:35:40
Hi everyone,

It was decided by myself and TKC (the official vendor) to run this set with the monochrome base. We believe it has the most probability of hitting MOQ for this to run smoothly. Ideally, we want to run the base set as cheap as possible while retaining the basic essence of the keyset design.

I was very hesitant at first because this set has been my baby for the past two years and ive seen the idea copied not only once but several times, but i am very thankful for the ones who have followed this set from the very beginning. I will ensure that purple on the renders would definately match the final mods and anyone who would buy the purple modifer kit would be very satisfied.

As for the modifiers, icon mods it is.

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

Icon mods are great!

Mono mods are...boring though. I prefer colored mods way more as they add a nice accent to the kit and make the keyset pop. Look at striker, it was close to not meeting MOQ up until the end. Then look at all of the sets that have been extremely successful that run with colored mods. Bento, Space Cadet, Nautilus, Olivia, Taro, and many others that have been super successful. It's a bummer that you'll need to buy mods separately if you want colored ones.

Will keep watching this but the separate color mods makes it harder to pick it up. I'd recommend changing the photos, too, as right now when you come to the IC page it seems like it's still colored mods.

Agreed. Assuming the decision to run the base kit with mono-mods stands, I will most likely skip this one.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - LAUNCHING ON TKC SOON!
Post by: dsw_408 on Mon, 20 May 2019, 13:20:40
To the people complaining about mono mods: do you know that GMK First Love exists?

Why canít the people who want mono, purchase Black Lotus, and the people who want colored mods, purchase First Love? If you must have the shade of purple in Black Lotus, then the colored mod kit is for you for an extra fee. Itís not that complicated people.


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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - LAUNCHING ON TKC SOON!
Post by: WilySouser on Mon, 20 May 2019, 14:20:45
To the people complaining about mono mods: do you know that GMK First Love exists?

Why canít the people who want mono, purchase Black Lotus, and the people who want colored mods, purchase First Love? If you must have the shade of purple in Black Lotus, then the colored mod kit is for you for an extra fee. Itís not that complicated people.


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A pretty simple we were here first.  There are many of us who have been waiting on the original(non-monochrome) version for years.  First Love was late April '19.  It feels a lot like a bait-and-switch for the ones that have tried to keep this alive with interest.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: WilySouser on Mon, 20 May 2019, 14:23:10
Hi everyone,

It was decided by myself and TKC (the official vendor) to run this set with the monochrome base. We believe it has the most probability of hitting MOQ for this to run smoothly. Ideally, we want to run the base set as cheap as possible while retaining the basic essence of the keyset design.

I was very hesitant at first because this set has been my baby for the past two years and ive seen the idea copied not only once but several times, but i am very thankful for the ones who have followed this set from the very beginning. I will ensure that purple on the renders would definately match the final mods and anyone who would buy the purple modifer kit would be very satisfied.

As for the modifiers, icon mods it is.

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

Icon mods are great!

Mono mods are...boring though. I prefer colored mods way more as they add a nice accent to the kit and make the keyset pop. Look at striker, it was close to not meeting MOQ up until the end. Then look at all of the sets that have been extremely successful that run with colored mods. Bento, Space Cadet, Nautilus, Olivia, Taro, and many others that have been super successful. It's a bummer that you'll need to buy mods separately if you want colored ones.

Will keep watching this but the separate color mods makes it harder to pick it up. I'd recommend changing the photos, too, as right now when you come to the IC page it seems like it's still colored mods.

Agreed. Assuming the decision to run the base kit with mono-mods stands, I will most likely skip this one.

If base kit makes MOQ and colored mods does not, definitely pulling TF out
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - LAUNCHING ON TKC SOON!
Post by: dsw_408 on Mon, 20 May 2019, 14:28:42
To the people complaining about mono mods: do you know that GMK First Love exists?

Why canít the people who want mono, purchase Black Lotus, and the people who want colored mods, purchase First Love? If you must have the shade of purple in Black Lotus, then the colored mod kit is for you for an extra fee. Itís not that complicated people.


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A pretty simple we were here first.  There are many of us who have been waiting on the original(non-monochrome) version for years.  First Love was late April '19.  It feels a lot like a bait-and-switch for the ones that have tried to keep this alive with interest.

No


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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - LAUNCHING ON TKC SOON!
Post by: Jkush463 on Mon, 20 May 2019, 17:22:43
im so very ready for this.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - LAUNCHING ON TKC SOON!
Post by: vicissitude on Mon, 20 May 2019, 17:40:45
Quote:

Tentative launch date: AUGUST 2019

==============
Happy to hear this.
Also hard to know there is still a while.  ;)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - LAUNCHING ON TKC SOON!
Post by: OracleKev on Mon, 20 May 2019, 19:23:40
Is mono mods still default?  That doesn't sounds right - don't see much enthusiasm for it - meh, will buy everything, MoQ won't be at risk, yada....
Ultimately it's designer/vendor decision, but why not give people what they want?  :p
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - LAUNCHING ON TKC SOON!
Post by: Macmutant on Mon, 20 May 2019, 19:29:01
To the people complaining about mono mods: do you know that GMK First Love exists?

Why canít the people who want mono, purchase Black Lotus, and the people who want colored mods, purchase First Love? If you must have the shade of purple in Black Lotus, then the colored mod kit is for you for an extra fee. Itís not that complicated people.


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Youíre right. It isnít complicated at all. I wonít buy this set if itís made with mono mods. Iím not buying a child kit to get the purple ones, and Iím not buying GMK First Love.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - LAUNCHING ON TKC SOON!
Post by: Vigrith on Mon, 20 May 2019, 19:54:09
This is the thing, obviously people in this thread are going to be biased for the most part - we're all super invested into the original look, it's what we've been waiting for for the past like 2 years.

Clearly that's not the only factor to take into account; and this does not only have to do with First Love potentially being a thing, it has to do with the fact the majority of prospect buyers for this set aren't actually here to voice their opinion, GH ICs are a great way to gauge interest but there are tons of buyers who do not provide input and that has to be taken into consideration. This is not to say everyone outside of us here wants monochrome mods, but this is something TKC has a ton of experience with and I believe he wants what's best for the set (if for no other reason than for his own monetary gain) and will decide accordingly.

Most of my latest posts may appear monochrome biased, and whilst I really do think it's the better move all around, my reasoning is just that it seems like people are being a little too vehement with the whole one versus the other debate - voicing your opinion is one thing, consistently saying "x mods are the correct decision here and you're making a big mistake if you decide to go with y, you should feel bad" comes off wrong in my opinion and may potentially negatively influence the runner into doing something that he otherwise wouldn't which can have real implications for everybody.

TLDR: feedback good, pushing bad.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - LAUNCHING ON TKC SOON!
Post by: OracleKev on Mon, 20 May 2019, 21:24:09
Dissenting feedback [to mono mod] have been gentle so far.  They are not pushy at all.

If it has been decided for good, update the OP accordingly (currently gross misrepresentation) and throw something more than it's been decided, this is best...

Constructively, respectively offering up feedback here
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - LAUNCHING ON TKC SOON!
Post by: voxkey on Wed, 22 May 2019, 09:26:39
Well said, Virgrith.

I'm less concerned with what direction the mods will go and more concerned with a decision being made and the thread updated accordingly.

With so many GMK sets coming out, it's important to plan which to go for, and which way these mods go will influence my buying decisions. Not just on this set, but others.

In short, I feel like the indecision is hurting this set's potential the most and I very much want it to succeed in whatever form it takes regardless if I will personally join the GB or not.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: ICON MODIFIERS
Post by: diorite on Thu, 23 May 2019, 01:34:16
First things first, is the monochrome render even released yet?

Everyone saying it will make MOQ with the MC but we dont even really know what to expect yet...

So saying that it will sell more as MC is pure speculation.

Stick with the original idea because as MC it's not really Black Lotus anyways, and should probably have a different name vs piggy backing off a IC that had alot of popularity.

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(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/447638344680341505/454325950444994587/123321123.png)


It was made a little while back, I think this is what started the monochrome requests. While I will be picking up both sets of modifiers for this set, I don't know how smart it is to go the purple mod in base route just because First Love exists (whether you agree with that or not). It seems like that one is going to run and it would be nice to have a differentiation that will allow this set to succeed without having to directly compete. Either way, this set has my full support.

Is this set actually going to be available? It looks really nice. Way better than purple mods IMHO.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - LAUNCHING ON TKC SOON!
Post by: a_ak57 on Mon, 27 May 2019, 06:26:11
Honestly, I think you guys should do a strawpoll on reddit or something about the monochrome vs purple mods to gauge the actual level of interest for each.  I say reddit because this site has users with a bias toward purple mods given the age of this thread, whereas most reddit-only users probably forgot this exists.

WilySouser also brings up something to consider IMO:  there is a chance the base kit itself could fail MOQ from people pulling out if the purple mods don't make MOQ.  I certainly don't mean this as a threat but I can confirm I would be another to pull out of the drop if the purple mods won't make it, and I would not be surprised if others feel the same.  And I know everyone here fully believes in this set, but it's a bit disingenuous to say "well if you like the purple mods just buy the mod kit" because there is a very real chance they won't make it.  Even Skiidata's orange mods failed and that's a more popular colorway.  Honestly, even the main kit itself could be a challenge to reach MOQ since it needs 250, purple mods or no - not even Massdrop's influence makes a 250 MOQ a given these days.
 
All that said, I completely respect the right of the GB runners to do what they need to make the set a success/better in the eyes of the majority, even if it's not something I'll be interested in.  For instance if that supposed poll comes back 90-10 in favor of monochrome mods then so be it, those of us in favor or purple mods would either need to change our view or move on.   


BTW what is the plan for the accent keys with monochrome mods?  Traditionally with a 2-color set you just invert them for the accent, but the original idea here was the light purple.  Which will be used?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - LAUNCHING ON TKC SOON!
Post by: jackedhardwarejunkie on Mon, 27 May 2019, 07:04:50
Honestly, I think you guys should do a strawpoll on reddit or something about the monochrome vs purple mods to gauge the actual level of interest for each.  I say reddit because this site has users with a bias toward purple mods given the age of this thread, whereas most reddit-only users probably forgot this exists.

WilySouser also brings up something to consider IMO:  there is a chance the base kit itself could fail MOQ from people pulling out if the purple mods don't make MOQ.  I certainly don't mean this as a threat but I can confirm I would be another to pull out of the drop if the purple mods won't make it, and I would not be surprised if others feel the same.  And I know everyone here fully believes in this set, but it's a bit disingenuous to say "well if you like the purple mods just buy the mod kit" because there is a very real chance they won't make it.  Even Skiidata's orange mods failed and that's a more popular colorway.  Honestly, even the main kit itself could be a challenge to reach MOQ since it needs 250, purple mods or no - not even Massdrop's influence makes a 250 MOQ a given these days.
 
All that said, I completely respect the right of the GB runners to do what they need to make the set a success/better in the eyes of the majority, even if it's not something I'll be interested in.  For instance if that supposed poll comes back 90-10 in favor of monochrome mods then so be it, those of us in favor or purple mods would either need to change our view or move on.   


BTW what is the plan for the accent keys with monochrome mods?  Traditionally with a 2-color set you just invert them for the accent, but the original idea here was the light purple.  Which will be used?
This, exactly.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - LAUNCHING ON TKC SOON!
Post by: WithoutWeakness on Wed, 29 May 2019, 10:27:05
There was a poll for icon vs text mods and a decision was made pretty quickly based on the result. Why not just create a poll for mono vs colored mods to be included and offer the "losing" option as a child kit? This should not be this difficult.

Colored mods are the correct answer, BTW
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - LAUNCHING ON TKC SOON!
Post by: Wongstongs on Fri, 31 May 2019, 13:22:31
I'm in for the mono set  :cool:
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - LAUNCHING ON TKC SOON!
Post by: potatobot on Mon, 03 June 2019, 06:22:25
I am making adjustments on the final kits, will be posting the final renders once they have been made.

Thank you for all your inputs, all of them were taken into account. Hopefully you will continue to support this keyset until the very end.

Trust me, this is worth the wait :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - LAUNCHING ON TKC SOON!
Post by: FinalEleven on Tue, 04 June 2019, 22:42:08
I can't wait!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Mon, 10 June 2019, 07:32:10
Check out the OP for updates!


Answer this poll afterwards: https://linkto.run/p/TZ5PZ3DN  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: jackedhardwarejunkie on Mon, 10 June 2019, 07:35:38
Check out the OP for updates!


Answer this poll afterwards: https://linkto.run/p/TZ5PZ3DN  :thumb:
Ooooooh yes that is the base I've been dreaming of!

Great kits too....

Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: SleepIsAllINeed on Mon, 10 June 2019, 07:49:14
Will there be an option for a monochrome add-on?

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: WithoutWeakness on Mon, 10 June 2019, 07:50:53
Check out the OP for updates!


Answer this poll afterwards: https://linkto.run/p/TZ5PZ3DN  :thumb:
No R2 2U keys for compatibility with the Candy Bar? Was really hoping to see compatibility keys for TheKeyClub keyboards since the GB was running through them.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: steazy on Mon, 10 June 2019, 08:01:03
Looking good, any chance of adding NorDe/International key kit?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Mon, 10 June 2019, 08:02:17
Check out the OP for updates!


Answer this poll afterwards: https://linkto.run/p/TZ5PZ3DN  :thumb:
No R2 2U keys for compatibility with the Candy Bar? Was really hoping to see compatibility keys for TheKeyClub keyboards since the GB was running through them.

you mean the 1.75U for the enter key? if its only 1 key, we could add it onto the base and not change the pricing so much. Ill have to confirm with TKC first.

Will there be an option for a monochrome add-on?

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If the poll will show good results on the monochrome kit, we will add it to the final list :D
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: WithoutWeakness on Mon, 10 June 2019, 08:10:52
Check out the OP for updates!


Answer this poll afterwards: https://linkto.run/p/TZ5PZ3DN  :thumb:
No R2 2U keys for compatibility with the Candy Bar? Was really hoping to see compatibility keys for TheKeyClub keyboards since the GB was running through them.

you mean the 1.75U for the enter key? if its only 1 key, we could add it onto the base and not change the pricing so much. Ill have to confirm with TKC first.
The CandyBar top row is R2 and has the option for a 2U backspace or 2x 1U. Some newer sets like SA Laser and others have started including R2 2U backspace keys in child/compatibility kits. I know it's tough because you're trying to include as much as possible in the base kit but I was hoping since TKC was running this set they would include all the caps to support their layouts
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: 8six753o9 on Mon, 10 June 2019, 08:13:33
I thought this changed to a monochrome set. I guess it reverted back :(. I love the monochrome version a lot more.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Mon, 10 June 2019, 08:15:14
Check out the OP for updates!


Answer this poll afterwards: https://linkto.run/p/TZ5PZ3DN  :thumb:
No R2 2U keys for compatibility with the Candy Bar? Was really hoping to see compatibility keys for TheKeyClub keyboards since the GB was running through them.

you mean the 1.75U for the enter key? if its only 1 key, we could add it onto the base and not change the pricing so much. Ill have to confirm with TKC first.
The CandyBar top row is R2 and has the option for a 2U backspace or 2x 1U. Some newer sets like SA Laser and others have started including R2 2U backspace keys in child/compatibility kits. I know it's tough because you're trying to include as much as possible in the base kit but I was hoping since TKC was running this set they would include all the caps to support their layouts

If TKC would agree to this, then i wouldnt mind having more on the base  :thumb:

I thought this changed to a monochrome set. I guess it reverted back :(. I love the monochrome version a lot more.

Answer the poll, tell us what you think :)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Vigrith on Mon, 10 June 2019, 08:30:08
Regarding the spacebar kit - GMK now has the moulds for convex 2.75 and 2.25 r4, only one that's left that would still be concave will be the 1.75.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Mon, 10 June 2019, 08:49:45
Regarding the spacebar kit - GMK now has the moulds for convex 2.75 and 2.25 r4, only one that's left that would still be concave will be the 1.75.
Are they working on that tho?



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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Vigrith on Mon, 10 June 2019, 09:28:26
Are they working on that tho?

The 2.75 and 2.25 have been ready and good to go since Carbon R2, so a while now, the 1.75 I'm not sure when it'll be handled - I'd heard that some sets may try and get convex done for that and 1.25u but it hasn't happened yet.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: dsw_408 on Mon, 10 June 2019, 10:47:15
Iíll skip on this if it has the purple mods. Filled out the form.

I still donít get the fuss over this set having purple mods when you can just get in on First Love


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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: WithoutWeakness on Mon, 10 June 2019, 11:13:13
Iíll skip on this if it has the purple mods. Filled out the form.

I still donít get the fuss over this set having purple mods when you can just get in on First Love


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Because we prefer the modifier colors on this set over the colors on First Love. And this set is actually entering a GB after a 3-year wait since the original post and First Love isn't. Why not go ask for a monochrome set in the First Love thread while they're still in IC?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: dsw_408 on Mon, 10 June 2019, 11:20:08
Iíll skip on this if it has the purple mods. Filled out the form.

I still donít get the fuss over this set having purple mods when you can just get in on First Love


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Because we prefer the modifier colors on this set over the colors on First Love. And this set is actually entering a GB after a 3-year wait since the original post and First Love isn't. Why not go ask for a monochrome set in the First Love thread while they're still in IC?

Thatís fair, but during those 3 years you were ďwaitingĒ, this set changed to mono mods. If this set doesnít have mono mods, I will be asking on First Love. However, it seems a little nonsensical to do that since First Love already has purple mods and this was supposed to have mono mods. Not to mention, thereís an objectively higher chance of both sets succeeding if one set does mono and one set does purple mods


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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: LightningXI on Mon, 10 June 2019, 11:40:26
Have always been interested in this set -- the only gripe I have right now is a SINGLE key... would it be much to request a change?

Can we change the 1.5u R2 Backspace for HHKB icon from the [X] to a regular backspace left arrow? So basically...

From

(https://i.imgur.com/hex6Xcc.png)

To

(https://i.imgur.com/J3SNezO.png)

For Icon Mods, the centered [X] icon does not fit, in my opinion, and it is also a deprecated icon.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Yeoh on Mon, 10 June 2019, 12:04:38
Yes! Purple mods are the way to go for sure.

Only suggestion at this point would be to move ISO, and possibly Numpad, to separate kits.

If this set doesnít have mono mods, I will be asking on First Love.

See you over there, ill be getting both (provided they stick with purple mods). They are very different shades of purple, and more than unique enough for each to do well.

Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: euphxenos on Mon, 10 June 2019, 13:00:19
Would it be possible to add an R3 PgUp and R4 PgDn (to support the Tada68, Whitefox, Massdrop Alt, Uniqey C70, and any other 65% that uses it in the far right column)?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Vigrith on Mon, 10 June 2019, 13:39:34
Have always been interested in this set -- the only gripe I have right now is a SINGLE key... would it be much to request a change?

Can we change the 1.5u R2 Backspace for HHKB icon from the [X] to a regular backspace left arrow? So basically...

From

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/hex6Xcc.png)


To

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/J3SNezO.png)


For Icon Mods, the centered [X] icon does not fit, in my opinion, and it is also a deprecated icon.

+1

I don't personally really mind the box backspace but the other one is just categorically better.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Mon, 10 June 2019, 17:27:47
Iíll skip on this if it has the purple mods. Filled out the form.

I still donít get the fuss over this set having purple mods when you can just get in on First Love


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It has purple mods coz that was the original concept of this keyset. It was here in this thread that everyone else agreed this combination of colors was going to make a really good GMK keyset.

We still open to having monochrome, we want to add more kits if possible but this has to be based on the right amount of demand. I dont get why you have to be to negative about it tho.

Finally, GMK first love is not GMK black lotus, it wasnt even mentioned as an inspiration even tho they look very similar compared to the other sets mentioned. Dont get me wrong, i love all purple keysets, but these two are not the similar shades of purple. This colorway was consistently based on the theme from the start, you may check it on the op.

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Mon, 10 June 2019, 17:29:36
Have always been interested in this set -- the only gripe I have right now is a SINGLE key... would it be much to request a change?

Can we change the 1.5u R2 Backspace for HHKB icon from the [X] to a regular backspace left arrow? So basically...

From

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/hex6Xcc.png)


To

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/J3SNezO.png)


For Icon Mods, the centered [X] icon does not fit, in my opinion, and it is also a deprecated icon.

+1

I don't personally really mind the box backspace but the other one is just categorically better.
Thanks for that input, i wasnt sure myself so I used the box one initially.


I totally agree and i will be changing it.

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Mon, 10 June 2019, 17:29:57
Would it be possible to add an R3 PgUp and R4 PgDn (to support the Tada68, Whitefox, Massdrop Alt, Uniqey C70, and any other 65% that uses it in the far right column)?
I have included those in the base :)

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: jackedhardwarejunkie on Mon, 10 June 2019, 17:34:12
Iíll skip on this if it has the purple mods. Filled out the form.

I still donít get the fuss over this set having purple mods when you can just get in on First Love


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It has purple mods coz that was the original concept of this keyset. It was here in this thread that everyone else agreed this combination of colors was going to make a really good GMK keyset.

We still open to having monochrome, we want to add more kits if possible but this has to be based on the right amount of demand. I dont get why you have to be to negative about it tho.

Finally, GMK first love is not GMK black lotus, it wasnt even mentioned as an inspiration even tho they look very similar compared to the other sets mentioned. Dont get me wrong, i love all purple keysets, but these two are not the similar shades of purple. This colorway was consistently based on the theme from the start, you may check it on the op.

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This combination of purples with black looks WAY better together than first love to me, that's why I was upset when it started to cater to changing its original set for the other set.. I'm glad the run with the original mods looks like it will be happening, add the monochrome kits as they still do look nice an it's a win win, but the set def needs what the original render has, it's just too
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: vicissitude on Mon, 10 June 2019, 19:34:18
any info about the possible GB date?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Mon, 10 June 2019, 19:35:23
any info about the possible GB date?
We have the august slot on TKC :)

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: euphxenos on Mon, 10 June 2019, 20:33:01
Would it be possible to add an R3 PgUp and R4 PgDn (to support the Tada68, Whitefox, Massdrop Alt, Uniqey C70, and any other 65% that uses it in the far right column)?
I have included those in the base :)

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: slxdegrees on Mon, 10 June 2019, 21:13:40
I would be in for the monochrome mods as well. My interest in this set was piqued when the mods were changed to the purp on black as the colors seemed perfectly matched for a black board.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: ArchDill on Mon, 10 June 2019, 21:30:09
This IC came up like two weeks after I joined GH... Glad to see it happening!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Furikurichemy on Mon, 10 June 2019, 21:53:07
I would be in for the monochrome mods as well. My interest in this set was piqued when the mods were changed to the purp on black as the colors seemed perfectly matched for a black board.

+1 for a monochrome kit.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Vadurr on Tue, 11 June 2019, 02:16:10
I would be in for the monochrome mods as well. My interest in this set was piqued when the mods were changed to the purp on black as the colors seemed perfectly matched for a black board.

+1 for a monochrome kit.

+1
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: diorite on Tue, 11 June 2019, 02:26:25
Iíll skip on this if it has the purple mods. Filled out the form.

I still donít get the fuss over this set having purple mods when you can just get in on First Love


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It has purple mods coz that was the original concept of this keyset. It was here in this thread that everyone else agreed this combination of colors was going to make a really good GMK keyset.

We still open to having monochrome, we want to add more kits if possible but this has to be based on the right amount of demand. I dont get why you have to be to negative about it tho.

Finally, GMK first love is not GMK black lotus, it wasnt even mentioned as an inspiration even tho they look very similar compared to the other sets mentioned. Dont get me wrong, i love all purple keysets, but these two are not the similar shades of purple. This colorway was consistently based on the theme from the start, you may check it on the op.

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Not trying to beat a dead horse, but I'd be super down for the weeb kit + black mod kit. Best of luck with the GB.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Tue, 11 June 2019, 08:25:03
Monochrome modifiers + extension?  :-\

Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: ptiede on Tue, 11 June 2019, 09:10:15
I remember when I first saw this set when I was just getting into the hobby in 2016, loved it then and love it now. Those purple modifiers look fantastic and hopefully, the majority of people agree. Personally, I much prefer the purple in this set compared to first love.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: poolside on Tue, 11 June 2019, 09:37:54
The JPY symbol in the Weebo kit is money.

Comparing the JP legends to those of Striker/Serika, the less than/comma keycap seems to be missing some kind of backtick legend. Is that because the R1 tilde keycap already has the usual backtick one? Are those backticks actually different symbols?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: WilySouser on Tue, 11 June 2019, 18:43:15
Super psyched again.  Has the idea of having purple spacebars come up?  Not talking about lilac.  No biggy, but I'd buy whatever 2-3u convex bar kit that would come in.

Glad to have "waited" on this
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Yeoh on Wed, 12 June 2019, 20:42:47
we want to add more kits if possible

Any chance for moving ISO and/or Numpad to a seperate kit(s)?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Thu, 13 June 2019, 08:04:43
we want to add more kits if possible

Any chance for moving ISO and/or Numpad to a seperate kit(s)?

We want to consolidate as much keys in each keys to maximize order quantity.

The JPY symbol in the Weebo kit is money.

Comparing the JP legends to those of Striker/Serika, the less than/comma keycap seems to be missing some kind of backtick legend. Is that because the R1 tilde keycap already has the usual backtick one? Are those backticks actually different symbols?

That might only be an error on my part, but we will be using the standard hiragana molds from gmk.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Thu, 13 June 2019, 08:46:34
Results of the poll have been very positive.

Monochrome is pulling good numbers too!

Here is a mockup of the monochrome kit that we want to include.
(https://i.imgur.com/tuIKlXy.png)

What else would you like to buy with this monochrome kit? share your response in this link: http://www.strawpoll.me/18159507 (http://www.strawpoll.me/18159507)

Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Vigrith on Thu, 13 June 2019, 10:01:28
Results of the poll have been very positive.

Monochrome is pulling good numbers too!

What else would you like to buy with this monochrome kit? share your response in this link: http://www.strawpoll.me/18159507 (http://www.strawpoll.me/18159507)

I think keeping the amount of keys to a smaller amount is a good idea, however there are some things that are key of course - stepped caps, WKL/HHKB/etc bottom row support (4x 1.5u, at least 2x 1u), split backspace and split r-shift (1.75 + 1u, maybe another 2.25).

I'm sure there's something important missing but that's what came to mind right away.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Thu, 13 June 2019, 10:04:51
Results of the poll have been very positive.

Monochrome is pulling good numbers too!

What else would you like to buy with this monochrome kit? share your response in this link: http://www.strawpoll.me/18159507 (http://www.strawpoll.me/18159507)

I think keeping the amount of keys to a smaller amount is a good idea, however there are some things that are key of course - stepped caps, WKL/HHKB/etc bottom row support (4x 1.5u, at least 2x 1u), split backspace and split r-shift (1.75 + 1u, maybe another 2.25).

I'm sure there's something important missing but that's what came to mind right away.
Hmm this is basically a combination of tkl + extensions.. this has been implemented with gmk laser's blocknet iirc.

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: slxdegrees on Thu, 13 June 2019, 10:07:33
Results of the poll have been very positive.

Monochrome is pulling good numbers too!

Here is a mockup of the monochrome kit that we want to include.
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/tuIKlXy.png)


What else would you like to buy with this monochrome kit? share your response in this link: http://www.strawpoll.me/18159507 (http://www.strawpoll.me/18159507)
Oh, is it supposed to be limited to only 1 option?

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Vigrith on Thu, 13 June 2019, 11:25:48
Hmm this is basically a combination of tkl + extensions.. this has been implemented with gmk laser's blocknet iirc.

It'd basically just be a smaller version of TKC's kit for SkIIdata that ran a couple months back - that kit was way larger and very expensive but if you work with them to keep compatibility usable whilst cutting down on certain keys that really aren't necessary, I think you could come up with something at a reasonable price (say $60-80) that covers 95%+ of staggered layouts at TKL or under.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Blank on Thu, 13 June 2019, 13:56:16
which pantone is used for the dark color?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Thu, 13 June 2019, 19:13:51
which pantone is used for the dark color?
GMK advised me to use the Ral chart instead. Its close to RAL 4007, but i have to confirm once i get actual samples that are being GMK.

Ill update you guys when it arrives :)



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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Blank on Fri, 14 June 2019, 05:49:20
which pantone is used for the dark color?
GMK advised me to use the Ral chart instead. Its close to RAL 4007, but i have to confirm once i get actual samples that are being GMK.

Ill update you guys when it arrives :)



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thanks! what is the color code for the black/grey color
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Fri, 14 June 2019, 06:57:12
which pantone is used for the dark color?
GMK advised me to use the Ral chart instead. Its close to RAL 4007, but i have to confirm once i get actual samples that are being GMK.

Ill update you guys when it arrives :)



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thanks! what is the color code for the black/grey color
Its just GMK CR black or the regular black in their colorwheel.

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Yeoh on Fri, 14 June 2019, 13:24:50
which pantone is used for the dark color?
GMK advised me to use the Ral chart instead. Its close to RAL 4007, but i have to confirm once i get actual samples that are being GMK.

Ill update you guys when it arrives :)



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thanks! what is the color code for the black/grey color
Its just GMK CR black or the regular black in their colorwheel.

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Thats good to know, considering the renders in the OP are a grey-black - and even though I like them, it might be worth updating the renders to reflect how the set will actually look. Coincidentally this is basically the opposite change GMK First Love made, going from black to a grey-black (as seen in the first post of that thread.)

For example, here is the op render:
(https://i.imgur.com/2qfWB9E.png)

VS. a possibly more accurate GOK render from his 7v thread:
(https://i.imgur.com/KTwI5wF.png)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Fri, 14 June 2019, 19:55:57


which pantone is used for the dark color?
GMK advised me to use the Ral chart instead. Its close to RAL 4007, but i have to confirm once i get actual samples that are being GMK.

Ill update you guys when it arrives :)



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thanks! what is the color code for the black/grey color
Its just GMK CR black or the regular black in their colorwheel.

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Thats good to know, considering the renders in the OP are a grey-black - and even though I like them, it might be worth updating the renders to reflect how the set will actually look. Coincidentally this is basically the opposite change GMK First Love made, going from black to a grey-black (as seen in the first post of that thread.)

For example, here is the op render:
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/2qfWB9E.png)


VS. a possibly more accurate GOK render from his 7v thread:
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/KTwI5wF.png)


Yes, we will be updating the renders to match the actual colors being sent by GMK.
 
but i must say that gok's render is pretty close to what i plan to implement :)

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: rk74051 on Fri, 14 June 2019, 20:12:31
Imgur image links was broken which are on first post - check please
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Sat, 15 June 2019, 08:20:35
Imgur image links was broken which are on first post - check please

I wasnt able to update the link when I made corrections to the source.

They should work now  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: diorite on Sat, 15 June 2019, 14:42:43
At first I was only really interested in the weeb kit and some monochrome mods, but the more I keep checking back for updates the more the base set grows on me. Sadly I think I may be in for every kit at this point, maybe not the novelties, not a big novelty guy. That deathtouch, though. My wallet is weeping. I was more interested in first love because I'm a big blue guy and not so much a red fan. These shades of purple have really grown on me, though. Great job with this set and I'm super excited to see it coming in August. Can't wait!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: kidpid on Sun, 16 June 2019, 00:43:15
7u space on the weeb alphas kit would be nice. HHKB layout support on monochrome kit would also be sweet.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Furikurichemy on Sun, 16 June 2019, 01:41:26
7u space on the weeb alphas kit would be nice. HHKB layout support on monochrome kit would also be sweet.
+1
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: diorite on Sun, 16 June 2019, 03:48:51
7u space on the weeb alphas kit would be nice. HHKB layout support on monochrome kit would also be sweet.

The monochrome mod kit just needs to be fleshed out a bit in general. I think it should have about the same coverage as the extra mods in the base kit minus the numpad and iso related keys, tbh. You should be able to cover the typical layouts between 60% and 75% with the monochrome + weeb kits just like you could with the base kit. There seems to be a large amount of interest in the monochrome variation of this set and I think it's coverage should be supported a little better to give it a good chance just like the base kit has. I don't think anyone interested in the monochrome and weeb kits would mind paying extra for more well rounded coverage because they will likely be used essentially as their own separate base kit. At least, that is how I see it as someone who is interested in all the kits.

For reference, I'm mostly talking about the keys I surrounded in red + a 1.75u shift and I could take or leave the stepped caps to be honest. I know I tend to ramble, but please consider expanding the coverage offered by the monochrome kit. It would match nicely with the weeb kit, as a whole new feel from the base set. Maybe even with a few lavender highlights. I just think it could use a little more support.

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Sun, 16 June 2019, 07:22:23
7u space on the weeb alphas kit would be nice. HHKB layout support on monochrome kit would also be sweet.

The monochrome mod kit just needs to be fleshed out a bit in general. I think it should have about the same coverage as the extra mods in the base kit minus the numpad and iso related keys, tbh. You should be able to cover the typical layouts between 60% and 75% with the monochrome + weeb kits just like you could with the base kit. There seems to be a large amount of interest in the monochrome variation of this set and I think it's coverage should be supported a little better to give it a good chance just like the base kit has. I don't think anyone interested in the monochrome and weeb kits would mind paying extra for more well rounded coverage because they will likely be used essentially as their own separate base kit. At least, that is how I see it as someone who is interested in all the kits.

For reference, I'm mostly talking about the keys I surrounded in red + a 1.75u shift and I could take or leave the stepped caps to be honest. I know I tend to ramble, but please consider expanding the coverage offered by the monochrome kit. It would match nicely with the weeb kit, as a whole new feel from the base set. Maybe even with a few lavender highlights. I just think it could use a little more support.

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While I agree that the monochrome kit is very lacking, I am leaning towards following the keys offered in blocknet from gmk laser. I have these keys and while they couldnt cover an entire 75% keyboard, i am confident it can cover atleast 65%. I will be making a mockup for you guys to check out when i am able to. Just need to review some layouts to ensure compatibility to 65%.

Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Vigrith on Sun, 16 June 2019, 09:16:24
While I agree that the monochrome kit is very lacking, I am leaning towards following the keys offered in blocknet from gmk laser. I have these keys and while they couldnt cover an entire 75% keyboard, i am confident it can cover atleast 65%. I will be making a mockup for you guys to check out when i am able to. Just need to review some layouts to ensure compatibility to 65%.

I would say that is the best way to go about it as mentioned in my previous reply - it covers basically anything up to and including 65% as you said which is a big portion of the market, excluding ergo and weird 40% stuff obviously, whilst keeping the price fairly accessible.

Of course you could also include the necessary keys for 75%/TKL as you had in your initial mockup last page, that'd be important for many people I'm sure, but it really depends on the quote you get - coloured modifier kits like the ones for SkIIdata and Terminal R2 were about the same size as that would end up being and cost 120 and 100 dollars respectively. Laser's Blocknet cost $45, albeit at a ridiculously high number of 900~ sets sold, but it was still only $55 at 100 which is very good.

As long as you're confident in the base kit's ability to pull good numbers, trying to make the weeb alphas + monochrome kit as appealing as you can as a possible, actual alternative rather than just add-ons is really important.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: goku12 on Mon, 17 June 2019, 12:14:54
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what do you think?

The MTG novelties could use a lot of help. The mockups for the mana symbols don't seem to be vector, and it gives them a very sloppy appearance. The lines are all squiggly, like they were drawn on a napkin. The Tap symbol isn't oriented correctly, the Sun symbol is unbalanced, and the Skull seems to be drooping or tilting to one side. I'd love to see brand new, cleaner designs for these. The Black Lotus symbol is great though, if the mana symbols could be that clean and tight I think it would look much, much better.

The classic font Death Touch is fantastic, and the Black Lotus symbol itself is perfect.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: Yeoh on Wed, 19 June 2019, 22:15:35
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what do you think?

The MTG novelties could use a lot of help. The mockups for the mana symbols don't seem to be vector, and it gives them a very sloppy appearance. The lines are all squiggly, like they were drawn on a napkin. The Tap symbol isn't oriented correctly, the Sun symbol is unbalanced, and the Skull seems to be drooping or tilting to one side. I'd love to see brand new, cleaner designs for these. The Black Lotus symbol is great though, if the mana symbols could be that clean and tight I think it would look much, much better.

The classic font Death Touch is fantastic, and the Black Lotus symbol itself is perfect.

Good feedback!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset Update: Novelties Posted
Post by: potatobot on Thu, 20 June 2019, 08:08:24
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what do you think?

The MTG novelties could use a lot of help. The mockups for the mana symbols don't seem to be vector, and it gives them a very sloppy appearance. The lines are all squiggly, like they were drawn on a napkin. The Tap symbol isn't oriented correctly, the Sun symbol is unbalanced, and the Skull seems to be drooping or tilting to one side. I'd love to see brand new, cleaner designs for these. The Black Lotus symbol is great though, if the mana symbols could be that clean and tight I think it would look much, much better.

The classic font Death Touch is fantastic, and the Black Lotus symbol itself is perfect.

thank you for the constructive feedback.

im mainly to blame for the horrible looking designs because I am no graphics expert, but rest assured it is being worked on by a proper graphics/render guy who would clean the lines.

as for the tap symbol, it shall be corrected along with removing the space between the "deathtouch" enter key. For the sun, ill see what we can think of to balance it, but it was mainly done in that manner as it is my own version of the MTG symbols. Regardless, I will be discussing this with the graphics/render guy and update this thread :)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: WithoutWeakness on Mon, 24 June 2019, 22:16:41
Just took an look at the updated kits and the colors look great. Unfortunately it looks like there are still quite a few missing keys that break compatibility with 40s and I'm not sure if it's too late to add them. Things like R3 1.25 Tab, R3 1.75 Enter, R2 1.75 and 2U Backspaces.

Hoping these can be included somehow to work with 40s (especially TheKeyCompany's CandyBar). I'm planning to buy the Base, Spacebars, and Novelties for my CandyBar but without the right caps it won't work. I don't know if it's feasible to add them to the base kit or split some things out into a 40s/compatibility kit but I'm hopeful TKC can help make this happen like they have for other sets they have sold.

You've been doing great work on this and I'm excited to see what the final MTG Novelties look like! Keep the momentum going and this set will sell well.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: euphxenos on Mon, 24 June 2019, 22:53:41
I don't think he's posted final renders yet.  The old ones are still missing some keys he said he'd add (R3 PgUp and R4 PgDn are the ones I'm keeping an eye on).
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Tue, 25 June 2019, 06:57:45
Just took an look at the updated kits and the colors look great. Unfortunately it looks like there are still quite a few missing keys that break compatibility with 40s and I'm not sure if it's too late to add them. Things like R3 1.25 Tab, R3 1.75 Enter, R2 1.75 and 2U Backspaces.

Hoping these can be included somehow to work with 40s (especially TheKeyCompany's CandyBar). I'm planning to buy the Base, Spacebars, and Novelties for my CandyBar but without the right caps it won't work. I don't know if it's feasible to add them to the base kit or split some things out into a 40s/compatibility kit but I'm hopeful TKC can help make this happen like they have for other sets they have sold.

You've been doing great work on this and I'm excited to see what the final MTG Novelties look like! Keep the momentum going and this set will sell well.

Thanks! Will keep you posted on that candy bar support. :)

I don't think he's posted final renders yet.  The old ones are still missing some keys he said he'd add (R3 PgUp and R4 PgDn are the ones I'm keeping an eye on).

I think I already replied that it is already supported but its an r2 PgUp and r3 PgDn for 65-75% keyboards, please correct me if im wrong tho.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: WithoutWeakness on Tue, 25 June 2019, 10:19:38
Thanks! Will keep you posted on that candy bar support. :)
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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: euphxenos on Tue, 25 June 2019, 12:08:33
Would it be possible to add an R3 PgUp and R4 PgDn (to support the Tada68, Whitefox, Massdrop Alt, Uniqey C70, and any other 65% that uses it in the far right column)?
I have included those in the base :)

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I don't think he's posted final renders yet.  The old ones are still missing some keys he said he'd add (R3 PgUp and R4 PgDn are the ones I'm keeping an eye on).

I think I already replied that it is already supported but its an r2 PgUp and r3 PgDn for 65-75% keyboards, please correct me if im wrong tho.


Okay.  That's not what you said a couple of weeks ago.  Quoted here for your reference.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Wed, 26 June 2019, 09:30:02
Would it be possible to add an R3 PgUp and R4 PgDn (to support the Tada68, Whitefox, Massdrop Alt, Uniqey C70, and any other 65% that uses it in the far right column)?
I have included those in the base :)

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I don't think he's posted final renders yet.  The old ones are still missing some keys he said he'd add (R3 PgUp and R4 PgDn are the ones I'm keeping an eye on).

I think I already replied that it is already supported but its an r2 PgUp and r3 PgDn for 65-75% keyboards, please correct me if im wrong tho.


Okay.  That's not what you said a couple of weeks ago.  Quoted here for your reference.
Im sorry about not being specific.


But did i answer your question regarding the 65-75% support on our base kit? :)

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Blank on Tue, 02 July 2019, 13:31:57
Will there be any eu proxies/vendors?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Asbrodeus on Tue, 02 July 2019, 15:31:12
is that the final layout for the monochrome mods? :confused:
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: diorite on Tue, 02 July 2019, 16:59:24
is that the final layout for the monochrome mods? :confused:

He said he's thinking about doing a set like blocknet. I'm really hoping he extends the coverage to something more encompassing so the mono kit has a fighting chance.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Vadurr on Tue, 02 July 2019, 17:20:25
crossing fingers for a blocknet esq mono mods kit!!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: diorite on Tue, 02 July 2019, 18:03:29
crossing fingers for a blocknet esq mono mods kit!!

Yeah, me too. It looks like that would be a way better solution than the current iteration and have most of the coverage you would want/need. I'm excited for him to post the next update.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: ecbob on Tue, 02 July 2019, 22:24:32
Hi, would you consider your base kit spacebar to have that light violet color, the same as your enter and esc key?


Thanks
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Vadurr on Wed, 03 July 2019, 02:47:06
Any chance to add a black 7u to the monochrome kit like GMK Pulse? :)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: jackedhardwarejunkie on Wed, 03 July 2019, 03:02:08
Hi, would you consider your base kit spacebar to have that light violet color, the same as your enter and esc key?


Thanks
Theres a spacebar kit for that
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: slxdegrees on Wed, 03 July 2019, 20:11:44
Any chance to add a black 7u to the monochrome kit like GMK Pulse? :)
Hey, the 7u spacebar is in the base kit.

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: diorite on Wed, 03 July 2019, 22:13:40
Any chance to add a black 7u to the monochrome kit like GMK Pulse? :)
Hey, the 7u spacebar is in the base kit.

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I assume he's asking for people who are only considering getting a mono/web setup and not buying a base kit
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Vadurr on Thu, 04 July 2019, 03:12:21
Any chance to add a black 7u to the monochrome kit like GMK Pulse? :)
Hey, the 7u spacebar is in the base kit.

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I assume he's asking for people who are only considering getting a mono/web setup and not buying a base kit

precisely
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Fri, 05 July 2019, 08:42:50
I know I wouldnt be able to please everyone, but we will try our best. I hope everyone would understand that we would like to prioritize the base kit as much as possible :)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: ecbob on Sat, 06 July 2019, 01:39:29
Are there any renders yet?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Yeoh on Mon, 08 July 2019, 17:05:10
Are there any renders yet?

Good question, we're getting closer to gb.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Tue, 09 July 2019, 09:08:19
Look what i got today! :)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190709/93134bd5bb74c2b2af790df4061300d4.jpg)


Sorry i wasnt able to release the final renders sooner. We were waiting for the samples from gmk to arrive.

My camera doesnt do it justice, we will release the renders once gmk has confirmed everything :)
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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Wongstongs on Tue, 09 July 2019, 09:40:46
Which part of the kit is this dark purple supposed to be? I don't see anything like it in the kits (I could just be blind  :p)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Tue, 09 July 2019, 10:03:21
Which part of the kit is this dark purple supposed to be? I don't see anything like it in the kits (I could just be blind  :p)
Its the mods. Uhm actually not very accurate with my photos coz im not taking it with natural light.


We also have another option thats a tad bit lighter, but i prefer the contrast of this purple to the legend colors.

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: comdata55 on Tue, 09 July 2019, 10:17:52
Please don't let this turn into another GMK Phantom by choosing a purple that's too dark...
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: jackedhardwarejunkie on Tue, 09 July 2019, 13:43:40
Which part of the kit is this dark purple supposed to be? I don't see anything like it in the kits (I could just be blind  :p)
Its the mods. Uhm actually not very accurate with my photos coz im not taking it with natural light.


We also have another option thats a tad bit lighter, but i prefer the contrast of this purple to the legend colors.

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I must be blind, where does that purple come in to play?

My understanding it was only black, lavender an the purple that was similar to deep space... Sorry if I'm super confused, lol
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Tue, 09 July 2019, 17:22:52
Hey guys. Let me compare both shades of purple mods and tell me which one is closer to Deep space coz i have seen the actual keys yet.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190709/4d0aa5f8183c4424828b6ecb1d4f2a82.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190709/06886c4bb281096e4ab9862c16cd196f.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190709/224da6697fd984c5339ec04626a5e1e3.jpg)

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: jackedhardwarejunkie on Tue, 09 July 2019, 18:59:30
Hey guys. Let me compare both shades of purple mods and tell me which one is closer to Deep space coz i have seen the actual keys yet.

Show Image
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Is that darker one the same as the one you posted earlier? This is definitely where my confusion came from if so, btw the darker one looks like it would sit with the lavender very very nicely
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Tue, 09 July 2019, 19:15:26
Hey guys. Let me compare both shades of purple mods and tell me which one is closer to Deep space coz i have seen the actual keys yet.

Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190709/4d0aa5f8183c4424828b6ecb1d4f2a82.jpg)
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(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190709/06886c4bb281096e4ab9862c16cd196f.jpg)
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Is that darker one the same as the one you posted earlier? This is definitely where my confusion came from if so, btw the darker one looks like it would sit with the lavender very very nicely
Yes it is the very same one. I was taking it in the evening and there was no natural light. Sorry my bad for confusing you guys.



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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: ecbob on Tue, 09 July 2019, 21:03:11
Would you consider the novelty enter key to be color swapped? Like the lilac as the main color and the purple as the legend. It's like how GMK First Love is with it's novelty enter key.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Tue, 09 July 2019, 21:25:50
Would you consider the novelty enter key to be color swapped? Like the lilac as the main color and the purple as the legend. It's like how GMK First Love is with it's novelty enter key.
Sorry, it has already been set this way because its the original color combination which makes it unique also :)

Lilac keys - black legends
Purple keys - lilac legends
Black keys - lilac legends


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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: a_ak57 on Tue, 09 July 2019, 22:21:58
If you're taking those pictures with your phone, you should put the keys on a piece of white paper since phones will automatically try to correct the white balance based on the closet thing to white in the picture.  What I mean is that if you take a picture of GMK Carbon with nothing else in frame, it'll colorize the picture so that the alphas look white since it thinks they're supposed to be.  But if you throw in a piece of paper, the alphas will look pretty accurate.  Some pics showing the difference:

(https://i.imgur.com/sd0xRe5.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/fBESGQy.jpg)

Obviously the general lighting still makes a difference as to what it will look like in a given person's home, but that second picture is actually pretty accurate to what I see looking at my keyboard.


BTW that darker purple is closer to what I expected the mods to look like.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Tue, 09 July 2019, 22:31:13
If you're taking those pictures with your phone, you should put the keys on a piece of white paper since phones will automatically try to correct the white balance based on the closet thing to white in the picture.  What I mean is that if you take a picture of GMK Carbon with nothing else in frame, it'll colorize the picture so that the alphas look white since it thinks they're supposed to be.  But if you throw in a piece of paper, the alphas will look pretty accurate.  Some pics showing the difference:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/sd0xRe5.jpg)

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


Obviously the general lighting still makes a difference as to what it will look like in a given person's home, but that second picture is actually pretty accurate to what I see looking at my keyboard.


BTW that darker purple is closer to what I expected the mods to look like.
Yeah, i took that photo at night time and the lighting inside my room sucks.


But im glad everyone agrees the darker purple is better. Im seeing them on actual and the contrast between the legend and cap colors is an eye candy! :)

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: ecbob on Wed, 10 July 2019, 02:19:27
Would you consider the novelty enter key to be color swapped? Like the lilac as the main color and the purple as the legend. It's like how GMK First Love is with it's novelty enter key.
Sorry, it has already been set this way because its the original color combination which makes it unique also :)

Lilac keys - black legends
Purple keys - lilac legends
Black keys - lilac legends


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Ah my bad, I meant Lilac keys - black legends for the enter key instead of Purple keys - lilac legends! Just like the base kit enter key
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Wed, 10 July 2019, 02:24:38
Would you consider the novelty enter key to be color swapped? Like the lilac as the main color and the purple as the legend. It's like how GMK First Love is with it's novelty enter key.
Sorry, it has already been set this way because its the original color combination which makes it unique also :)

Lilac keys - black legends
Purple keys - lilac legends
Black keys - lilac legends


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Ah my bad, I meant Lilac keys - black legends for the enter key instead of Purple keys - lilac legends! Just like the base kit enter key
Clearly i wasnt reading this properly. I was replying on the go.


Anyways, scratch my previous answer.

I wouldnt consider changing but rather adding it to the set as a whole.

If that doesnt work out well with the pricing. We work it out with a poll.

Ill make mockups of both options aswell.

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: ecbob on Wed, 10 July 2019, 02:34:38
Would you consider the novelty enter key to be color swapped? Like the lilac as the main color and the purple as the legend. It's like how GMK First Love is with it's novelty enter key.
Sorry, it has already been set this way because its the original color combination which makes it unique also :)

Lilac keys - black legends
Purple keys - lilac legends
Black keys - lilac legends


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Ah my bad, I meant Lilac keys - black legends for the enter key instead of Purple keys - lilac legends! Just like the base kit enter key
Clearly i wasnt reading this properly. I was replying on the go.


Anyways, scratch my previous answer.

I wouldnt consider changing but rather adding it to the set as a whole.

If that doesnt work out well with the pricing. We work it out with a poll.

Ill make mockups of both options aswell.

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Lovely! Hopefully adding another enter key won't add too much to the cost. I just love that lilac color and hopefully I can see it on the novelty enter key! Thanks a ton and let's hope for the best.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Fri, 12 July 2019, 11:20:05
Hey everyone, just wanted to share where we started off with the novelties.

Gen1: GMK tooling wasnt considered when making the design

(https://i.imgur.com/soD3pPx.jpg)

Gen (I lost count): Simplified version (im testing out the ral color which are converted to hex)

(https://i.imgur.com/G2porn1.png)


also sharing the first banderole draft :)
(https://i.imgur.com/QqzpKCD.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: ecbob on Fri, 12 July 2019, 13:42:41
Hey everyone, just wanted to share where we started off with the novelties.

Gen1: GMK tooling wasnt considered when making the design

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/soD3pPx.jpg)


Gen (I lost count): Simplified version (im testing out the ral color which are converted to hex)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/G2porn1.png)



also sharing the first banderole draft :)
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/QqzpKCD.jpg)


I think you meant for the enter key to be black legends, since lilac background + black legends
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: rk74051 on Tue, 16 July 2019, 22:34:37
When does it start and how long will this GB be opened?

Due to military service, i can buy it after August 27th.... so sad
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: WithoutWeakness on Wed, 17 July 2019, 08:25:57
Hey everyone, just wanted to share where we started off with the novelties.

Gen1: GMK tooling wasnt considered when making the design

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/soD3pPx.jpg)


Gen (I lost count): Simplified version (im testing out the ral color which are converted to hex)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/G2porn1.png)



also sharing the first banderole draft :)
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/QqzpKCD.jpg)


Are the MTG novelties locked in at this point or are they still undergoing design changes? I know it was discussed earlier but the 5 mana symbols are really just not very clean designs (especially compared to the cleaned up/simplified Accel World novelties) and the tap symbols are the wrong orientation. I'm not sure if it's too late to try to recruit some artistic folks to help out but I think the mana novelties could use some work.

Even if they don't get touched I still plan on buying the novelties kit just for the Black Lotus caps. That design is perfect as-is IMO
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Yeoh on Wed, 17 July 2019, 19:42:49
ne renders avail?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Sun, 21 July 2019, 07:57:06
Made minor changes to the novelties:
(https://i.imgur.com/Y6GLeBU.png)

Update on the Monochrome Kit:
(https://i.imgur.com/yh9MFOk.png)

Update on the banderole:

(https://i.imgur.com/4k5aYZ2.jpg)

Further updates:

Really getting frustrated with the MTG novelties, I cant seem to get fresh ideas.

I propose to run a contest and whoever submits the best novelty designs will be chosen to be part of the kit.

Rules (tentative):
1. Designs must be referenced from Magic The Gathering without actually copying any symbols/logos/art that is licensed by the franchise.
2. They should be a 5 symbols/icons/text R1 set of novelty caps.
3. Key and symbol/icon/text color would be black and lilac respectively. (please see novelties for reference)
3. They must pass GMK tooling requirements.
4. Most votes win

is 1 week enough?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: slxdegrees on Sun, 21 July 2019, 08:37:09
Hmm, any chance for a 1.5u r2 backspace in the monochrome kit? Was planning on running the base with monochrome mods in a hhkb layout...

Edit: An example of good coverage would be the Midnight mods from GMK Metropolis (https://i.imgur.com/3XWCrPv.png) sans the numpad bits.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: the pokemon kid on Sun, 21 July 2019, 08:44:17
In the monochrome kit, is there any chance of adding in a black ISO enter?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Vadurr on Sun, 21 July 2019, 20:11:48
any chance for a 1.5u r2 backspace in the monochrome kit? was planning on running the base with monochrome mods in a hhkb layout...

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+1 for this pls!

Also the bottom R3 row is supposed to be R4 right?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Mon, 22 July 2019, 04:30:10
any chance for a 1.5u r2 backspace in the monochrome kit? was planning on running the base with monochrome mods in a hhkb layout...

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+1 for this pls!

Also the bottom R3 row is supposed to be R4 right?

Added and fixed :)
(https://i.imgur.com/yh9MFOk.png)

In the monochrome kit, is there any chance of adding in a black ISO enter?

hmm, ill have to review this one.



My Take on this is that, the more extensive the monochrome KIT, the higher the price. It will get to a point where it would be more viable to have another extension monochrome kit to be more affordable.

Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Owl- on Mon, 22 July 2019, 04:33:59
Hmm, any chance for a 1.5u r2 backspace in the monochrome kit? Was planning on running the base with monochrome mods in a hhkb layout...

Edit: An example of good coverage would be the Midnight mods from GMK Metropolis (https://i.imgur.com/3XWCrPv.png) sans the numpad bits.


+1
1.5u R2 Backspace is a must-have alongside R3 1.75u Control, please.

Can we also change Win to Sys/System? Thought it would suit more to the Accel World systems


Edit:
There's two R3 caps lock in the monochrome kit...is this a mistake?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: slxdegrees on Mon, 22 July 2019, 04:46:37
Hmm, any chance for a 1.5u r2 backspace in the monochrome kit? Was planning on running the base with monochrome mods in a hhkb layout...

Edit: An example of good coverage would be the Midnight mods from GMK Metropolis (https://i.imgur.com/3XWCrPv.png) sans the numpad bits.


+1
1.5u R2 Backspace is a must-have alongside R3 1.75u Control, please.

Can we also change Win to Sys/System? Thought it would suit more to the Accel World systems


Edit:
There's two R3 caps lock in the monochrome kit...is this a mistake?
One is stepped the other is not.

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: the pokemon kid on Mon, 22 July 2019, 05:28:41
any chance for a 1.5u r2 backspace in the monochrome kit? was planning on running the base with monochrome mods in a hhkb layout...

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+1 for this pls!

Also the bottom R3 row is supposed to be R4 right?

Added and fixed :)
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/yh9MFOk.png)


In the monochrome kit, is there any chance of adding in a black ISO enter?

hmm, ill have to review this one.



My Take on this is that, the more extensive the monochrome KIT, the higher the price. It will get to a point where it would be more viable to have another extension monochrome kit to be more affordable.

There is already a 7u spacebar in the Base kit. Why do you need it again in the monochrome kit?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Mon, 22 July 2019, 06:05:16
any chance for a 1.5u r2 backspace in the monochrome kit? was planning on running the base with monochrome mods in a hhkb layout...

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+1 for this pls!

Also the bottom R3 row is supposed to be R4 right?

Added and fixed :)
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/yh9MFOk.png)


In the monochrome kit, is there any chance of adding in a black ISO enter?

hmm, ill have to review this one.



My Take on this is that, the more extensive the monochrome KIT, the higher the price. It will get to a point where it would be more viable to have another extension monochrome kit to be more affordable.

There is already a 7u spacebar in the Base kit. Why do you need it again in the monochrome kit?

Its just something to consider, also some other GMK monochrome kits have them.

Hmm, any chance for a 1.5u r2 backspace in the monochrome kit? Was planning on running the base with monochrome mods in a hhkb layout...

Edit: An example of good coverage would be the Midnight mods from GMK Metropolis (https://i.imgur.com/3XWCrPv.png) sans the numpad bits.


+1
1.5u R2 Backspace is a must-have alongside R3 1.75u Control, please.

Can we also change Win to Sys/System? Thought it would suit more to the Accel World systems


Edit:
There's two R3 caps lock in the monochrome kit...is this a mistake?
One is stepped the other is not.

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Im weighing the importance of a stepped capslock (symbol) vs a dedicated "control" 1.75 key. I personally think the current setup is workable even for HHKB users.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: slxdegrees on Mon, 22 July 2019, 06:16:38
any chance for a 1.5u r2 backspace in the monochrome kit? was planning on running the base with monochrome mods in a hhkb layout...

Sent from my LYA-L29 using Tapatalk

+1 for this pls!

Also the bottom R3 row is supposed to be R4 right?

Added and fixed :)
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/yh9MFOk.png)


In the monochrome kit, is there any chance of adding in a black ISO enter?

hmm, ill have to review this one.



My Take on this is that, the more extensive the monochrome KIT, the higher the price. It will get to a point where it would be more viable to have another extension monochrome kit to be more affordable.

There is already a 7u spacebar in the Base kit. Why do you need it again in the monochrome kit?

Its just something to consider, also some other GMK monochrome kits have them.

Hmm, any chance for a 1.5u r2 backspace in the monochrome kit? Was planning on running the base with monochrome mods in a hhkb layout...

Edit: An example of good coverage would be the Midnight mods from GMK Metropolis (https://i.imgur.com/3XWCrPv.png) sans the numpad bits.


+1
1.5u R2 Backspace is a must-have alongside R3 1.75u Control, please.

Can we also change Win to Sys/System? Thought it would suit more to the Accel World systems


Edit:
There's two R3 caps lock in the monochrome kit...is this a mistake?
One is stepped the other is not.

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Im weighing the importance of a stepped capslock (symbol) vs a dedicated "control" 1.5 key. I personally think the current setup is workable even for HHKB users.
Seconded. I'm normally an advocate for a 1.75u control but imo it just looks weird with icon mods. A stepped and normal caps would work just fine.

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Mon, 22 July 2019, 06:20:16
shoot double post
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Blank on Mon, 22 July 2019, 12:33:40
any rama artisans? and were there any eu proxies?  :eek:
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: zekkin on Mon, 22 July 2019, 13:01:01
Black Lotus (AW) engraving w/ purple infill on matte black alu RAMA cap...oh man that'd be really awesome.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Vadurr on Mon, 22 July 2019, 15:25:25
Black Lotus (AW) engraving w/ purple infill on matte black alu RAMA cap...oh man that'd be really awesome.

(http://i.imgur.com/jtdKJlq.jpg)

I would 100% buy a rama cap with this flower engraved with purple infill  :)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: the pokemon kid on Wed, 24 July 2019, 09:21:17
any chance for a 1.5u r2 backspace in the monochrome kit? was planning on running the base with monochrome mods in a hhkb layout...

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+1 for this pls!

Also the bottom R3 row is supposed to be R4 right?

Added and fixed :)
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/yh9MFOk.png)


In the monochrome kit, is there any chance of adding in a black ISO enter?

hmm, ill have to review this one.



My Take on this is that, the more extensive the monochrome KIT, the higher the price. It will get to a point where it would be more viable to have another extension monochrome kit to be more affordable.

Im not sure that adding a single key would make it that much more expensive.

We did a test recently with a full GMK set. With ISO UK (145 keys total) and without (136 keys total). GMK Came back with a 4 euro difference. That was at an MOQ of 150...
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: a_ak57 on Wed, 24 July 2019, 19:43:12
So how expensive is that novelty kit expected to be? I feel like 20 keys is gonna be a huge amount of money; maybe just going with the R4 keys and Enters might be best.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Thu, 25 July 2019, 09:17:30
any chance for a 1.5u r2 backspace in the monochrome kit? was planning on running the base with monochrome mods in a hhkb layout...

Sent from my LYA-L29 using Tapatalk

+1 for this pls!

Also the bottom R3 row is supposed to be R4 right?

Added and fixed :)
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/yh9MFOk.png)


In the monochrome kit, is there any chance of adding in a black ISO enter?

hmm, ill have to review this one.



My Take on this is that, the more extensive the monochrome KIT, the higher the price. It will get to a point where it would be more viable to have another extension monochrome kit to be more affordable.

Im not sure that adding a single key would make it that much more expensive.

We did a test recently with a full GMK set. With ISO UK (145 keys total) and without (136 keys total). GMK Came back with a 4 euro difference. That was at an MOQ of 150...

Im not killing the idea, im just saying the monochrome kit I have presented is already quite extensive. I dont have actual figures from GMK but I do have target prices on the kits.

As much as possible I dont want them to compete with the base kit coz we want to prioritize that :)

So how expensive is that novelty kit expected to be? I feel like 20 keys is gonna be a huge amount of money; maybe just going with the R4 keys and Enters might be best.

I still dont have the actual figures, but the kit being "cheaper" or "expensive'" for its coverage would all boil down to your own preference.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: OracleKev on Thu, 25 July 2019, 10:08:26
How many keys are we at?  Bit concerned about bloat and price.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Thu, 25 July 2019, 10:51:49
How many keys are we at?  Bit concerned about bloat and price.

54 on the monochrome.kit
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Thu, 25 July 2019, 10:52:32
I am accepting novelty design proposals til the end of the month :)

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: a_ak57 on Sat, 27 July 2019, 11:37:04
I'm not asking about novelty cost from a personal perspective, I'm just hoping that they'll reach MOQ given some people will already be putting extra money toward the mono mods.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Yeoh on Sat, 27 July 2019, 19:37:25
Doesnt sound like we are on track for an August gb.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Sat, 27 July 2019, 21:10:24
Doesnt sound like we are on track for an August gb.

Its still on track :D Im also fine tuning the novelties as we speak. But if there are suggestions that are better, we can still accommodate til the end of the month.

If you have suggestions for the novelties, feel free to discuss them over this tread or via pm.

I'm not asking about novelty cost from a personal perspective, I'm just hoping that they'll reach MOQ given some people will already be putting extra money toward the mono mods.

Thats why i mentioned that we may make a monochrome extension kit for people with very specific needs. This would mean all kits would be priced lower than the base :)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Sissy on Sat, 27 July 2019, 21:57:53
Really really glad to see this set finally getting a release.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Grumpz on Mon, 29 July 2019, 15:03:20
Any chance we get some artisans? That would be amazing!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Thu, 01 August 2019, 08:06:04
Will be giving away this one of a kind lotus novelty keycap made by my friend to support this keyset :)

(http://i.imgur.com/558M9Wn.jpg)

1 lucky buyer of the base set will be chosen to get this artisan keycap  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: iammeuru on Thu, 01 August 2019, 22:35:12
So, I see GMK Night Runner is up on TKC, and I don't see Black Lotus in the Upcoming Releases section... are they going to run two sets this month? Are there any new developments or some glitch on the site?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: voxkey on Sat, 03 August 2019, 08:57:29
Is this still planned for August? Any plans for renders before it goes live?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Sat, 03 August 2019, 11:01:17
So, I see GMK Night Runner is up on TKC, and I don't see Black Lotus in the Upcoming Releases section... are they going to run two sets this month? Are there any new developments or some glitch on the site?

Is this still planned for August? Any plans for renders before it goes live?

Just got word from TKC that nightrunner got a bit delayed which will also affect the schedule of Black lotus by a few weeks(TBD).

Renders are still on the works but we will ensure they are done properly before we post them in the website :D

Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: SleepIsAllINeed on Sat, 03 August 2019, 11:03:41
So we are not going to see the set by august?

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Vigrith on Sat, 03 August 2019, 12:00:31
People be thirsty, this better reflect on the amount of kits sold once it does go into GB. I understand it's been a long time coming, I've been here from the start, but the constant "so it's august?" "not august?" "when launch?" "maybe not august" "looks delayed" "when is august" posts are clogging up the thread in a manner that I personally find not only unnecessary but also pretty distasteful.

Might just be me.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: iammeuru on Sat, 03 August 2019, 12:31:24
People be thirsty, this better reflect on the amount of kits sold once it does go into GB. I understand it's been a long time coming, I've been here from the start, but the constant "so it's august?" "not august?" "when launch?" "maybe not august" "looks delayed" "when is august" posts are clogging up the thread in a manner that I personally find not only unnecessary but also pretty distasteful.

Might just be me.

I think it's just folks trying to prioritize their keeb funds with all the GBs running... August is the new April in terms of tons of GBs running. For me, it's absolutely the case that I can't afford every run of every keyset and every board, but Black Lotus is absolutely on the list of sets I want to pick up.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: voxkey on Sat, 03 August 2019, 13:54:33
People be thirsty, this better reflect on the amount of kits sold once it does go into GB. I understand it's been a long time coming, I've been here from the start, but the constant "so it's august?" "not august?" "when launch?" "maybe not august" "looks delayed" "when is august" posts are clogging up the thread in a manner that I personally find not only unnecessary but also pretty distasteful.

Might just be me.

It is just you. I find posts like this unnecessary and distasteful.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Capsy on Sat, 03 August 2019, 13:58:07
People be thirsty, this better reflect on the amount of kits sold once it does go into GB. I understand it's been a long time coming, I've been here from the start, but the constant "so it's august?" "not august?" "when launch?" "maybe not august" "looks delayed" "when is august" posts are clogging up the thread in a manner that I personally find not only unnecessary but also pretty distasteful.

Might just be me.
Definitely just you.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Vigrith on Sat, 03 August 2019, 15:27:21
I think it's just folks trying to prioritize their keeb funds with all the GBs running... August is the new April in terms of tons of GBs running. For me, it's absolutely the case that I can't afford every run of every keyset and every board, but Black Lotus is absolutely on the list of sets I want to pick up.

Fair of course, my issue wasn't with the concern itself.

It is just you. I find posts like this unnecessary and distasteful.

True.

I'll just try keep an eye out for actual updates amidst the nagging and palpable distress.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: ecbob on Sun, 11 August 2019, 23:29:39
Any update? It's almost mid Aug
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: crysilica on Tue, 20 August 2019, 14:12:25
Hmm, any updates on this?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: megaforce on Tue, 20 August 2019, 23:49:15
Hmm, any updates on this?

Night Runner ends august 30, so I assume a few weeks after that.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Yeoh on Fri, 23 August 2019, 11:32:37
Well, hopefully its not running at the same time as First Love now...
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: CF73 on Tue, 27 August 2019, 02:55:16
Don't mind the wait but need updates like renders and finalized kits.
Also, what happened to the novelty kit contest?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: jackedhardwarejunkie on Sun, 01 September 2019, 08:36:00
So, I see GMK Night Runner is up on TKC, and I don't see Black Lotus in the Upcoming Releases section... are they going to run two sets this month? Are there any new developments or some glitch on the site?

Is this still planned for August? Any plans for renders before it goes live?

Just got word from TKC that nightrunner got a bit delayed which will also affect the schedule of Black lotus by a few weeks(TBD).

Renders are still on the works but we will ensure they are done properly before we post them in the website :D
Now that Night Runner is done on TKC... Will we see some movement for BL?

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: vicissitude on Sun, 01 September 2019, 09:09:55
Will SANCTUARY REBIRTH PBT come earlier than this on TKC?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Mon, 02 September 2019, 08:19:31
This set is not running the same time as first love.

Delays with the prior set on TKC moved the timeline for this keyset.

For all those who remained passionate about this keyset design, we promise to offer the best deals & kits you've been waiting for.

Next update will be with the final renders and launch date :)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: rk74051 on Tue, 03 September 2019, 09:22:41
This set is not running the same time as first love.

Delays with the prior set on TKC moved the timeline for this keyset.

For all those who remained passionate about this keyset design, we promise to offer the best deals & kits you've been waiting for.

Next update will be with the final renders and launch date :)

Waiting this set with plenty of bullets. but the image of main thread is broken again as my heart :<
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: jackedhardwarejunkie on Tue, 03 September 2019, 18:07:58
This set is not running the same time as first love.

Delays with the prior set on TKC moved the timeline for this keyset.

For all those who remained passionate about this keyset design, we promise to offer the best deals & kits you've been waiting for.

Next update will be with the final renders and launch date :)
Sounds good, please don't let this die, I an many will be very very sad.

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: FinalEleven on Wed, 04 September 2019, 03:17:13
This set is not running the same time as first love.

Delays with the prior set on TKC moved the timeline for this keyset.

For all those who remained passionate about this keyset design, we promise to offer the best deals & kits you've been waiting for.

Next update will be with the final renders and launch date :)

Thanks for the update! I was patiently waiting for any news especially after First Love's GB dropped. I'm still definitely in for all the kits.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: rk74051 on Wed, 18 September 2019, 04:20:02
aaaaaannnnnyyyyyy updates avail?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Yeoh on Sat, 21 September 2019, 07:09:27
aaaaaannnnnyyyyyy updates avail?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: megaforce on Sat, 21 September 2019, 15:11:27
Not trying to beef or flame, but 3 years in IC and god awfully slow updates has been a huge knock against this set. Look on the IC page -- the purple/black GMK void is now being filled and this set keeps getting delayed. I fear for this set hitting MOQ at this point (and this is the best black/purple set imo).
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Mon, 23 September 2019, 09:44:07
Not trying to beef or flame, but 3 years in IC and god awfully slow updates has been a huge knock against this set. Look on the IC page -- the purple/black GMK void is now being filled and this set keeps getting delayed. I fear for this set hitting MOQ at this point (and this is the best black/purple set imo).

I truly understand your sentiments. I share the same frustrations aswell. But timing has always been against this set, its also pretty difficult to coordinate with individuals who live on the other side of the world to make this work.

Thank you for praising this design/keyset colorway. Eventhough there are GMK sets left and right, I would still push this colorway/design to be made. If GMK wont hit MOQ, Ill try with another manufacturer and another.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: jackedhardwarejunkie on Mon, 23 September 2019, 09:54:39
Not trying to beef or flame, but 3 years in IC and god awfully slow updates has been a huge knock against this set. Look on the IC page -- the purple/black GMK void is now being filled and this set keeps getting delayed. I fear for this set hitting MOQ at this point (and this is the best black/purple set imo).

I truly understand your sentiments. I share the same frustrations aswell. But timing has always been against this set, its also pretty difficult to coordinate with individuals who live on the other side of the world to make this work.

Thank you for praising this design/keyset colorway. Eventhough there are GMK sets left and right, I would still push this colorway/design to be made. If GMK wont hit MOQ, Ill try with another manufacturer and another.
I dont think this will have an issue hitting moq with the right marketing in the right places

This is black lotus an I'm very sure that there are alot that arent vocal here that are lurking an waiting for this to drop, our only other option shouldnt be first love.

Heres to hoping that it runs sometime soon

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Auxo on Mon, 23 September 2019, 11:35:44
Not trying to beef or flame, but 3 years in IC and god awfully slow updates has been a huge knock against this set. Look on the IC page -- the purple/black GMK void is now being filled and this set keeps getting delayed. I fear for this set hitting MOQ at this point (and this is the best black/purple set imo).

I truly understand your sentiments. I share the same frustrations aswell. But timing has always been against this set, its also pretty difficult to coordinate with individuals who live on the other side of the world to make this work.

Thank you for praising this design/keyset colorway. Eventhough there are GMK sets left and right, I would still push this colorway/design to be made. If GMK wont hit MOQ, Ill try with another manufacturer and another.
I dont think this will have an issue hitting moq with the right marketing in the right places

This is black lotus an I'm very sure that there are alot that arent vocal here that are lurking an waiting for this to drop, our only other option shouldnt be first love.

Heres to hoping that it runs sometime soon

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+1
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: voxkey on Wed, 25 September 2019, 18:48:07
It might help to update the original post to reflect any current changes in timeline. We have renders of this set on our new board and I get asked almost daily whether Black Lotus ran in August or not. People see that and think they missed the GB.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Fri, 27 September 2019, 06:53:10
It might help to update the original post to reflect any current changes in timeline. We have renders of this set on our new board and I get asked almost daily whether Black Lotus ran in August or not. People see that and think they missed the GB.

Thanks for the heads up :)

Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: EvaoftheIvy on Fri, 11 October 2019, 21:33:31
It might help to update the original post to reflect any current changes in timeline. We have renders of this set on our new board and I get asked almost daily whether Black Lotus ran in August or not. People see that and think they missed the GB.

Thanks for the heads up :)



Yeah I think it would help since initially glancing at it I would assume the same.
Fingers crossed all it works out!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: WilySouser on Wed, 16 October 2019, 13:36:07
I did find this on thekey.company's site:
https://thekey.company/collections/upcoming-releases/products/gmk-black-lotus

In the upcoming releases section...https://thekey.company/collections/upcoming-releases

So we're getting closer, at least tkc acknowledges it
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: FinalEleven on Wed, 16 October 2019, 19:33:52
Oh god. Seeing it on TKC Reignites my excitement for this.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: jackedhardwarejunkie on Wed, 16 October 2019, 19:37:47
Hype!

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: liangalv on Thu, 17 October 2019, 19:33:22
OMG I knew this day would come, thanks a ton for running this set!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Scoobsheister on Mon, 21 October 2019, 14:02:01
Too late for uk iso support?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: rk74051 on Sun, 27 October 2019, 09:44:51
Finally going to be happened?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: lakeboredom on Thu, 07 November 2019, 01:20:49
Any eta? This will be very popular whenever its run, just gonna remind whoever is in charge of that. If youre worried about something, dont be. The is the best purple set ever.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: 002 DC on Wed, 13 November 2019, 00:21:45
any chance the mod keys would be black and purple like this?
https://www.google.com/search?biw=1468&bih=950&tbm=isch&sxsrf=ACYBGNTr4K1X_8PyeYzLr9C7uJDiSl5Whg%3A1573626035388&sa=1&ei=s6DLXfG2F9imwgPXsrfgDA&q=kyuu+sakura+edition&oq=kyuu+sakura+&gs_l=img.3.0.35i39.8649.10919..11470...0.0..2.590.2017.0j7j1j5-1......0....1..gws-wiz-img.......0i67j0j0i8i30j0i24j0i10i24.cBz0CeXgudU#imgrc=iMKfYkitrajzpM:
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Wed, 13 November 2019, 07:44:09
any chance the mod keys would be black and purple like this?
https://www.google.com/search?biw=1468&bih=950&tbm=isch&sxsrf=ACYBGNTr4K1X_8PyeYzLr9C7uJDiSl5Whg%3A1573626035388&sa=1&ei=s6DLXfG2F9imwgPXsrfgDA&q=kyuu+sakura+edition&oq=kyuu+sakura+&gs_l=img.3.0.35i39.8649.10919..11470...0.0..2.590.2017.0j7j1j5-1......0....1..gws-wiz-img.......0i67j0j0i8i30j0i24j0i10i24.cBz0CeXgudU#imgrc=iMKfYkitrajzpM:
Please see WIP on OP :)

Any eta? This will be very popular whenever its run, just gonna remind whoever is in charge of that. If youre worried about something, dont be. The is the best purple set ever.

Thanks for your kind words :D
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Yeoh on Sat, 16 November 2019, 02:32:11
(https://i.redd.it/3dkvg88vzq131.gif)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: rk74051 on Tue, 19 November 2019, 01:01:20
Still upcoming in TKC, any plans?
My money wants to go to in your wallet :D
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: PikaJoyce on Tue, 19 November 2019, 01:30:22
Still upcoming in TKC, any plans?
My money wants to go to in your wallet :D
+1
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: lakeboredom on Tue, 19 November 2019, 02:04:01
Hey what's the ral/hex for the light purple?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: xchangmanx on Tue, 19 November 2019, 15:06:19
Yupz would love to see this set progress into GB for Iron165.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Cap10Keys on Sun, 01 December 2019, 22:45:39
Love this set. when is ETA to launch?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: SleepIsAllINeed on Mon, 16 December 2019, 18:18:44
Any updates  :)?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: jackedhardwarejunkie on Mon, 16 December 2019, 18:19:34
Maybe one day?







In 2037.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: rk74051 on Sat, 21 December 2019, 13:14:28
lol, It seems to be a vaporware :<
Maybe will it come with Half-Life 3?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Sat, 21 December 2019, 13:28:43
To me this is dead till the key company says otherwise
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: msting on Sun, 22 December 2019, 08:39:59
I like this colorway but it might be wise to remove "going LIVE on The Key Company!" from the thread title until it goes live on The Key Company.
It's misleading.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Tue, 24 December 2019, 06:32:25
Hi everyone,

TKC will be making an announcement within the month, if they dont you know where to reach them aswell, so for now please enjoy this holiday season with your families and friends :D

Best wishes,

-Potatobot
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: zekkin on Tue, 24 December 2019, 08:25:09
Hi everyone,

TKC will be making an announcement within the month, if they dont you know where to reach them aswell, so for now please enjoy this holiday season with your families and friends :D

Best wishes,

-Potatobot

I just hope you realize how terribly run this IC was. In three years, nothing has happened with this set aside from you and TKC gas-lighting the people interested in this set with continuous "more info coming soon" posts. And once again, we get another "more info coming within the month." If you're not going to run this set, and if TKC can't actually step up and say one ****ing thing about it, then please release the colors and novelties to someone who actually cares.

For the sake of the set, I urge YOU, potatobot, and the VENDOR, TKC, to please actually ****ing ENGAGE with the community.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: slxdegrees on Tue, 24 December 2019, 08:34:25
Hi everyone,

TKC will be making an announcement within the month, if they dont you know where to reach them aswell, so for now please enjoy this holiday season with your families and friends :D

Best wishes,

-Potatobot

I just hope you realize how terribly run this IC was. In three years, nothing has happened with this set aside from you and TKC gas-lighting the people interested in this set with continuous "more info coming soon" posts. And once again, we get another "more info coming within the month." If you're not going to run this set, and if TKC can't actually step up and say one ****ing thing about it, then please release the colors and novelties to someone who actually cares.

For the sake of the set, I urge YOU, potatobot, and the VENDOR, TKC, to please actually ****ing ENGAGE with the community.
Lol based on those words, it seems like a major announcement is coming up on tkc, most likely related to when it will finally be run. Take a chill pill dude...

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: LXVRGS on Tue, 24 December 2019, 09:10:33
Hi everyone,

TKC will be making an announcement within the month, if they dont you know where to reach them aswell, so for now please enjoy this holiday season with your families and friends :D

Best wishes,

-Potatobot

I just hope you realize how terribly run this IC was. In three years, nothing has happened with this set aside from you and TKC gas-lighting the people interested in this set with continuous "more info coming soon" posts. And once again, we get another "more info coming within the month." If you're not going to run this set, and if TKC can't actually step up and say one ****ing thing about it, then please release the colors and novelties to someone who actually cares.

For the sake of the set, I urge YOU, potatobot, and the VENDOR, TKC, to please actually ****ing ENGAGE with the community.
Lol based on those words, it seems like a major announcement is coming up on tkc, most likely related to when it will finally be run. Take a chill pill dude...

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(x) doubt
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Tue, 24 December 2019, 09:42:49
Hi everyone,

TKC will be making an announcement within the month, if they dont you know where to reach them aswell, so for now please enjoy this holiday season with your families and friends :D

Best wishes,

-Potatobot

I just hope you realize how terribly run this IC was. In three years, nothing has happened with this set aside from you and TKC gas-lighting the people interested in this set with continuous "more info coming soon" posts. And once again, we get another "more info coming within the month." If you're not going to run this set, and if TKC can't actually step up and say one ****ing thing about it, then please release the colors and novelties to someone who actually cares.

For the sake of the set, I urge YOU, potatobot, and the VENDOR, TKC, to please actually ****ing ENGAGE with the community.

I thank you for caring so much you had to say all of that, merry christmas to you too.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Tue, 24 December 2019, 12:19:49
I'm just glad this is going forward. I remember checking this out the first time I came to geekhack in 2017
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Rayndalf on Tue, 24 December 2019, 13:04:29
lol, It seems to be a vaporware :<
Maybe will it come with Half-Life 3?
Half-Life Alyx has a release date, so maybe there's hope for this set too.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: jackedhardwarejunkie on Tue, 24 December 2019, 13:05:15
I'm just glad this is going forward. I remember checking this out the first time I came to geekhack in 2017
Ditto, looks like there is hope!

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: WilySouser on Thu, 26 December 2019, 14:38:59
Hi everyone,

TKC will be making an announcement within the month, if they dont you know where to reach them aswell, so for now please enjoy this holiday season with your families and friends :D

Best wishes,

-Potatobot

It's a christmas miracle!

Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: rk74051 on Tue, 07 January 2020, 21:02:47
Sending the message from 2020 : There's no update, Still
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: LXVRGS on Tue, 07 January 2020, 23:21:41
dont worry it will happen within the month
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Yeoh on Mon, 13 January 2020, 21:25:49
(https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/001/373/328/b16.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Graysonneal14 on Wed, 15 January 2020, 01:12:19
TKC has taken it off of Upcoming but the individual product page is still up. Asked in the Discord to see if there's update on their end.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Capsy on Wed, 15 January 2020, 01:22:36
It's a myth.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: megaforce on Wed, 15 January 2020, 11:41:00
LMAOOO
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: LXVRGS on Wed, 15 January 2020, 11:42:57
Next month boys don't worry
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: FinalEleven on Wed, 15 January 2020, 23:11:40
Next month, every month
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: KuroTheCrazy on Thu, 16 January 2020, 07:37:45
This IC is already in preschool by now.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Gondolindrim on Thu, 16 January 2020, 10:45:40
This IC is already in preschool by now.

They grow so fast don't they

Also the Black Lotus cards I have here have waited 10+ years for this

What would be 10 more right
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: crysilica on Mon, 03 February 2020, 13:52:22
Any updates....?  :-X
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: norb on Mon, 03 February 2020, 14:17:06
this is even more meme than handarbeit.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: mustardgreens on Mon, 03 February 2020, 14:40:25
I took 3 years off mech keys, i remember this IC from back in the day. Saw first love and was sad I missed it. But then I saw this thread again? So, this is still in the IC stage?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: lakeboredom on Mon, 03 February 2020, 16:07:34
By the time this runs, everyone's taste will have changed and it will be the most re-sold set in history.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: LXVRGS on Mon, 03 February 2020, 19:16:53
Assuming this ever runs to begin with.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: SleepIsAllINeed on Mon, 03 February 2020, 19:18:08
See y'all in 2021

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Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Nk0 on Thu, 06 February 2020, 21:42:50
Has this set been released yet?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Thu, 06 February 2020, 21:53:05
Has this set been released yet?

No.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: njfrid on Tue, 11 February 2020, 05:42:37
Is this actually going to run anytime soon? I really like the theme and the colors probably one of my favorite sets
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Lovepig78 on Sat, 29 February 2020, 20:20:02
is it march yet?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: FinalEleven on Sat, 29 February 2020, 21:45:23
Next Month, Every Month!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: SleepIsAllINeed on Tue, 03 March 2020, 21:42:52
ne news?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: FinalEleven on Wed, 04 March 2020, 05:59:57
(https://i.imgur.com/jOA0J9O.png)

It says April 2020, but I'll believe it when I'll see it
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Jedi on Wed, 04 March 2020, 11:42:13
That
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/jOA0J9O.png)


It says April 2020, but I'll believe it when I'll see it

That looks hot.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Fri, 06 March 2020, 07:12:21
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/jOA0J9O.png)


It says April 2020, but I'll believe it when I'll see it

Ill let them do the updates from now on  :D
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Top Right Logo on Fri, 06 March 2020, 11:28:09
And today we mourn the passing of a meme.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Zytyx on Fri, 06 March 2020, 16:37:36
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/jOA0J9O.png)


It says April 2020, but I'll believe it when I'll see it
Looks like the modifiers were changed. I wonder what else might've been changed too.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: lakeboredom on Sat, 07 March 2020, 01:03:14
Is there a math equation that says time spent dawdling increases chance of what you love being bastardized? There's got to be. Wtf are those text mods yo.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: FinalEleven on Mon, 09 March 2020, 03:50:45
Not for nothing, that looks to be a really old render.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: TheKeyCompany on Tue, 10 March 2020, 12:00:42
Hi Guys!

Sorry I've taken so long on this, we just wanted everything together before we put a confirmed, set date on the table, the group buy for Black Lotus is FIRMLY set at April 10th, and I'm not letting it go back anymore. We're currently in the process of getting updated renders, kitting, and everything else put together so we can make this the best possible set for you guys since you've waited so long and patiently for it. thank you for your continued interest in Black Lotus.

TKC
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Zytyx on Tue, 10 March 2020, 13:14:05
****ing finally.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Tue, 10 March 2020, 13:16:53
No kidding
LFG
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: MacSurfy on Tue, 10 March 2020, 13:22:00
Dooe!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: jackedhardwarejunkie on Tue, 10 March 2020, 13:39:13
Am I dreaming?!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: LXVRGS on Tue, 10 March 2020, 14:28:30
Itís been 84 years
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: jerrolds on Tue, 10 March 2020, 17:42:12
Its happeningggg
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: FinalEleven on Wed, 11 March 2020, 05:39:14
Holy crap it's finally happening!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Ultimatum on Wed, 11 March 2020, 05:44:04
 ;) ;D :-* :)) :eek: :p
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: hyppialonso on Wed, 11 March 2020, 05:48:48
is the information like kit, renders the most updated on 1st post
Cannot really catch up with it since so many information
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: AuDiTH on Wed, 11 March 2020, 18:33:06
 :eek: :eek: LETS GOOOO
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Wed, 11 March 2020, 18:59:30
is the information like kit, renders the most updated on 1st post
Cannot really catch up with it since so many information

I wouldn't take much from those renders other than the colors. Those renders were there like a year ago, there may be some decent changes between then and what's gonna be run. TKC will let us know what's current and then we can all argue for our favorite profiles...
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: Yeoh on Sat, 14 March 2020, 23:54:55
Nice.

Here's to hoping its text+icon mod, haha!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: whalematrontron on Sun, 15 March 2020, 03:28:27
Text and icon mods please and thanks
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: CF73 on Sun, 15 March 2020, 11:23:28
ayy
i skipped gmk voc and first love for this on august, but it was worth it.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: potatobot on Thu, 19 March 2020, 06:43:12
updated the OP :D

(https://i.imgur.com/fq2xiCM.png)
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - Updated Kits - going LIVE on The Key Company!
Post by: LightningXI on Thu, 19 March 2020, 06:44:36
updated the OP :D

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/fq2xiCM.png)


40s kit image needs fixing
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - UPDATED OP - GB GOING LIVE ON TKC ON APRIL 2020
Post by: KuroTheCrazy on Thu, 19 March 2020, 08:00:37
40s kit seems odd... no ortho enter, and no non-accented esc keys?

Would also have been nice to have accent split space options in the spacebar kit.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - UPDATED OP - GB GOING LIVE ON TKC ON APRIL 2020
Post by: ttom on Thu, 19 March 2020, 08:15:42
ne eu vendor or am I blind
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - UPDATED OP - GB GOING LIVE ON TKC ON APRIL 2020
Post by: jackedhardwarejunkie on Thu, 19 March 2020, 09:17:37
Any chance of adding split space to the spacebar kit?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - UPDATED OP - GB GOING LIVE ON TKC ON APRIL 2020
Post by: FinalEleven on Thu, 19 March 2020, 14:50:56
Wow...real renders...the meme is dead guys.

Even though I have an issue with no split spacebar in the spacebar kit, I'm finally ready to purchase this day 1!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - UPDATED OP - GB GOING LIVE ON TKC ON APRIL 2020
Post by: ivu on Thu, 19 March 2020, 16:09:33
ne eu vendor or am I blind
Second this question..
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - UPDATED OP - GB GOING LIVE ON TKC ON APRIL 2020
Post by: sendpie on Fri, 20 March 2020, 11:59:00
looking forward to it
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - UPDATED OP - GB GOING LIVE ON TKC ON APRIL 2020
Post by: doubleyip on Fri, 20 March 2020, 12:12:05
Was there a Burst Link enter novelty key there before or am I crazy?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - UPDATED OP - GB GOING LIVE ON TKC ON APRIL 2020
Post by: WilySouser on Fri, 20 March 2020, 12:28:08
ne eu vendor or am I blind
Second this question..

At least for North America it's https://thekey.company ... https://thekey.company/collections/upcoming-releases/products/gmk-black-lotus

The thread title had it for a long time and now just says "TKC" and there are some mentions spread out through the comments, but that's literally 3 years to go through.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - UPDATED OP - GB GOING LIVE ON TKC ON APRIL 2020
Post by: keuhdall on Fri, 20 March 2020, 12:48:01
Wasn't there initially a "Burst link" enter keycap ?
As someone who really enjoyed AW, I was planning to just get the novelty pack, as I already have more keycap sets than keyboards...
I'm less of a MTG fan, so having a "Deathtouch" and a "Burst link" keycap would have been nice.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - UPDATED OP - GB GOING LIVE ON TKC ON APRIL 2020
Post by: Furikurichemy on Fri, 20 March 2020, 15:46:47
Yeah, would love to have the burst link cap back.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - UPDATED OP - GB GOING LIVE ON TKC ON APRIL 2020
Post by: audax989 on Fri, 20 March 2020, 20:06:46
Burst Link enter please.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - UPDATED OP - GB GOING LIVE ON TKC ON APRIL 2020
Post by: dantambok on Fri, 20 March 2020, 21:03:47
finally happening aye
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - UPDATED OP - GB GOING LIVE ON TKC ON APRIL 2020
Post by: potatobot on Sat, 21 March 2020, 00:07:44
There will be an EU vendor, TKC will be announcing this soon.  :thumb:

As for other concerns on the kit, we have already discussed most of it and it will up to their team to finalize which will be approved.

Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - UPDATED OP - GB GOING LIVE ON TKC ON APRIL 2020
Post by: Auxo on Sat, 21 March 2020, 00:14:47
There will be an EU vendor, TKC will be announcing this soon.  :thumb:

As for other concerns on the kit, we have already discussed most of it and it will up to their team to finalize which will be approved.

3.5 years of waiting, very happy to see this made it to the end :)

Congratulations on seeing this through!!
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - UPDATED OP - GB GOING LIVE ON TKC ON APRIL 2020
Post by: ryou965 on Sat, 21 March 2020, 05:08:09
looks nuts, definitely in
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - UPDATED OP - GB GOING LIVE ON TKC ON APRIL 2020
Post by: ttom on Sat, 21 March 2020, 06:56:45
There will be an EU vendor, TKC will be announcing this soon.  :thumb:

As for other concerns on the kit, we have already discussed most of it and it will up to their team to finalize which will be approved.

not sure if these have been brought up but:
- weabo alphas should have an extra tab, as this would mean you can cover 2 boards if you buy that and the base
- any reason as to why the shift and enter 1u's in 40s are text when the icon moulds exist?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - UPDATED OP - GB GOING LIVE ON TKC ON APRIL 2020
Post by: maybebabe on Sat, 21 March 2020, 09:31:46
Please, bring the burst link enter back.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - UPDATED OP - GB GOING LIVE ON TKC ON APRIL 2020
Post by: FinalEleven on Sat, 21 March 2020, 16:28:12
Wasn't there initially a "Burst link" enter keycap ?
As someone who really enjoyed AW, I was planning to just get the novelty pack, as I already have more keycap sets than keyboards...
I'm less of a MTG fan, so having a "Deathtouch" and a "Burst link" keycap would have been nice.

I'm assuming it could be a legal thing if it's not included, like how krelbit had to change out some of the novelties from metaverse r2...but who knows....i'd personally like the burst link novelty as well.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - UPDATED OP - GB GOING LIVE ON TKC ON APRIL 2020
Post by: slxdegrees on Sun, 22 March 2020, 21:22:33
There will be an EU vendor, TKC will be announcing this soon.  :thumb:

As for other concerns on the kit, we have already discussed most of it and it will up to their team to finalize which will be approved.
Will there be an Asia/Oceania vendor as well?

Sent from my LYA-L29 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - UPDATED OP - GB GOING LIVE ON TKC ON APRIL 2020
Post by: crysilica on Mon, 23 March 2020, 19:42:55
+1 for the burst link back
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - UPDATED OP - GB GOING LIVE ON TKC ON APRIL 2020
Post by: wil on Wed, 25 March 2020, 23:44:21
There will be an EU vendor, TKC will be announcing this soon.  :thumb:

As for other concerns on the kit, we have already discussed most of it and it will up to their team to finalize which will be approved.

not sure if these have been brought up but:
- weabo alphas should have an extra tab, as this would mean you can cover 2 boards if you buy that and the base
- any reason as to why the shift and enter 1u's in 40s are text when the icon moulds exist?

this
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - UPDATED OP - GB GOING LIVE ON TKC ON APRIL 2020
Post by: iammeuru on Thu, 26 March 2020, 21:19:46
What color is the black used is it CR? I would only get the 40s kit for the spacebars, and if it's CR, I already have Hiney's GMK OG Spacekeys set, and don't need those particular caps again.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - UPDATED OP - GB GOING LIVE ON TKC ON APRIL 2020
Post by: CF73 on Fri, 27 March 2020, 11:47:23
I'd like to know if the black used is GMK CR too.
iirc this IC page used to say it will be CR.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - UPDATED OP - GB GOING LIVE ON TKC ON APRIL 2020
Post by: dvorcol on Fri, 27 March 2020, 18:36:58
Are all blanks in the 40s kit convex?  In the render some don't look like they are.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - UPDATED OP - GB GOING LIVE ON TKC ON APRIL 2020
Post by: potatobot on Sat, 28 March 2020, 00:27:40
What color is the black used is it CR? I would only get the 40s kit for the spacebars, and if it's CR, I already have Hiney's GMK OG Spacekeys set, and don't need those particular caps again.

I'd like to know if the black used is GMK CR too.
iirc this IC page used to say it will be CR.

Yes it is CR black from GMK
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - UPDATED OP - GB GOING LIVE ON TKC ON APRIL 2020
Post by: lorphex on Sat, 28 March 2020, 06:13:26
Pretty excited to pick this one up! A lot of good stuff coming in April.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - UPDATED OP - GB GOING LIVE ON TKC ON APRIL 2020
Post by: Zytyx on Tue, 07 April 2020, 13:27:06
Awfully quiet for a set slated to launch in the next few days. Any updates on the kits?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - UPDATED OP - GB GOING LIVE ON TKC ON APRIL 2020
Post by: jackedhardwarejunkie on Tue, 07 April 2020, 14:22:53
Awfully quiet for a set slated to launch in the next few days. Any updates on the kits?
I think that's why its quiet, the kits seem to be final even though they dont really make sense =(
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - UPDATED OP - GB GOING LIVE ON TKC ON APRIL 2020
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Tue, 07 April 2020, 15:02:13
If they're trying to update kits and get quotes from GMK, GMK's response time delays are going to cause complications.

Mito has things show up to drop with a week's notice. Other places usually dont. Sorta think we're more than 2 weeks out here.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - UPDATED OP - GB GOING LIVE ON TKC ON APRIL 2020
Post by: potatobot on Tue, 07 April 2020, 21:31:49
Awfully quiet for a set slated to launch in the next few days. Any updates on the kits?
I think that's why its quiet, the kits seem to be final even though they dont really make sense =(

Awfully quiet for a set slated to launch in the next few days. Any updates on the kits?

Yes the kits are mostly fixed already with just minor changes that we have already sent request for GMK to approve/quote on. GB post will be posted by tomorrow or friday.

If they're trying to update kits and get quotes from GMK, GMK's response time delays are going to cause complications.

Mito has things show up to drop with a week's notice. Other places usually dont. Sorta think we're more than 2 weeks out here.

Yes, there seems to be some delay on GMK's responses lately, maybe due to the issues today. Even without their confirmation we can push through since the changes on the kits are minor, we already have estimated the cost implication more or less.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - UPDATED OP - GB GOING LIVE ON TKC ON APRIL 2020
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Tue, 07 April 2020, 22:23:40
Hey thatís great news. Itís not the easiest time for coordination and logistics...
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - UPDATED OP - GB GOING LIVE ON TKC ON APRIL 2020
Post by: Yeoh on Wed, 08 April 2020, 14:57:41
Hopefully r2 'Out' and r3 'Read' have been changed to something most people would actually end up using? pg up and pg down, for instance

Was there even a discussion about adding those keys to the kit in the first place, or is it a thekeycompany pandering arbitrarily to their specific boards type of thing?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - UPDATED OP - GB GOING LIVE ON TKC ON APRIL 2020
Post by: a_ak57 on Wed, 08 April 2020, 19:12:20
Hopefully r2 'Out' and r3 'Read' have been changed to something most people would actually end up using? pg up and pg down, for instance

Was there even a discussion about adding those keys to the kit in the first place, or is it a thekeycompany pandering arbitrarily to their specific boards type of thing?

Didn't notice that before, and I'm pretty disappointed.  Something like that should be an addition, not a replacement.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - UPDATED OP - GB GOING LIVE ON TKC ON APRIL 2020
Post by: potatobot on Wed, 08 April 2020, 22:21:12
Hopefully r2 'Out' and r3 'Read' have been changed to something most people would actually end up using? pg up and pg down, for instance

Was there even a discussion about adding those keys to the kit in the first place, or is it a thekeycompany pandering arbitrarily to their specific boards type of thing?

That will stay as is. Because I did not see it as something that would greatly affect the theme/design of the set, which is my main focus on this project.
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - UPDATED OP - GB GOING LIVE ON TKC ON APRIL 2020
Post by: iammeuru on Thu, 09 April 2020, 14:38:12
So, is this still going live sometime this month?
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - UPDATED OP - GB GOING LIVE ON TKC ON APRIL 2020
Post by: crysilica on Thu, 09 April 2020, 15:07:49
Page says Apr 10 https://thekey.company/collections/upcoming-releases/products/gmk-black-lotus
Title: Re: [IC] Black Lotus Keyset - UPDATED OP - GB GOING LIVE ON TKC ON APRIL 2020
Post by: dvorcol on Thu, 09 April 2020, 18:41:46
GB thread is live: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=105639