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Title: [IC] GMK Necro | GB Open Now!!
Post by: jessica on Sat, 08 July 2017, 13:37:49
Hi guys, Jessica here again with a keyset that feels very undead, zombie like to me.

I call it GMK Necro, short for necropolis.

(https://i.imgur.com/eEDVym7.jpg)
(Render curtiousy of Oblotzky)

Orders can be placed HERE https://dmkeys.com/collections/all (https://dmkeys.com/collections/all)

GMK Render
(https://i.imgur.com/P4zkABo.png)
Spacebar kit
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2398/1203/products/GMK_Necro_Spacebars_1024x1024@2x.png?v=1507829602)

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Title: Re: GMK Necro
Post by: jessica on Sat, 08 July 2017, 13:38:22
Reserved
Title: Re: GMK Necro
Post by: Cocopah on Sat, 08 July 2017, 13:38:44
Looking great, count me in!
Title: Re: GMK Necro
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Sat, 08 July 2017, 13:41:44
damn. nice work, braz.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: megaforce93 on Sat, 08 July 2017, 13:46:26
Icon mods option kit? :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: jessica on Sat, 08 July 2017, 13:49:41
Icon mods option kit? :D

Certainly not out of the question
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: TalkingTree on Sat, 08 July 2017, 13:52:35
Adding some pale red would portray livor mortis better.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: T0mb3ry on Sat, 08 July 2017, 14:00:10
Awesome theme!  :thumb: As i said in slack i get the mood of Darksiders 2 "Kingdom of the Dead" directly by looking at the colors.
(http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/assets/uploads/gallery/darksiders-2-deathinitive-edition-comparison-photos/before.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: jessica on Sat, 08 July 2017, 14:00:57
Adding some pale red would portray livor mortis better.
Not interested in adding red to this set, regardless of how well it reflects some medical term I'm unfamiliar with. :P
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Vigrith on Sat, 08 July 2017, 14:04:29
Yea this is an instant buy. Amazing theme and extremely well achieved. Great job Jessica!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: theillumedpanda on Sat, 08 July 2017, 14:19:08
Good work, I like it a lot!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: krisst on Sat, 08 July 2017, 15:06:48
Have some Lich King vibz to this keyset. I like it.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Sat, 08 July 2017, 15:40:33
Icon mods option kit? :D

Certainly not out of the question

i'm up for icon legends if that is an option. if we are taking requests, i will throw my hat in the ring for some windowed led lock keys, tyvm
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: poolside on Sat, 08 July 2017, 15:56:38
Maybe too much green for me right now, but this looks nice :thumb:
With a green powder-coated Norbauer R2 case, you get GMK Necro Refrigerator.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: kekstee on Sat, 08 July 2017, 16:27:32
Wait a second, what's more accurate? The muted GMK renders or the greenish fancy one :D?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Vigrith on Sat, 08 July 2017, 16:39:11
Wait a second, what's more accurate? The muted GMK renders or the greenish fancy one :D?

GMK renders are (in)famously known for being inaccurate - won't lie though, I think the alphas might benefit from a slight tweak so that they're not as minty; the paler colour may help give a further sense of "decay" but to be honest, both Thesis' render as well as GMK are great in my opinion so can't go wrong either way.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Rob27shred on Sat, 08 July 2017, 16:54:16
I think I'd be in for a set of this, I dig the pale muted feel of the colors. I get your naming of it & like the whole ideal on many levels TBH. I prefer the look of the alphas in the GMK render vs thesiscamper's though. I don't think that minty of a color suits the ideal well, although it is a great render of how it could look.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: a_ak57 on Sat, 08 July 2017, 16:55:48
Are my eyes bad or are the mod legends/accent keys a distinct blue in the thesis render but a sea-ish green in the gmk render?   I know gmk renders can differ but they seem like entirely different colors to me.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: chaseyeh0721 on Sat, 08 July 2017, 17:04:26
Please add 1U Alt, 1U Ctrl, 1.25U FN at least...hehe
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: zurikade on Sat, 08 July 2017, 18:10:01
Beautiful set, definitely in. <3
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: OneNightFriend on Sat, 08 July 2017, 18:20:42
Much excite! I'll definitely be in if you add a 13u row 8 stepped backspace. :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: I_need_a_bath on Sat, 08 July 2017, 18:49:16
Looks interesting, though I honestly can't tell what color the alphas are
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: xantiema on Sat, 08 July 2017, 19:00:14
Looks interesting indeed
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: jessica on Sat, 08 July 2017, 19:22:50
Are my eyes bad or are the mod legends/accent keys a distinct blue in the thesis render but a sea-ish green in the gmk render?   I know gmk renders can differ but they seem like entirely different colors to me.

I'm quite sure the GMK renders are out of date on colours, so the colours there are not representative. It's mostly just to show the keys included :)
Also, GMK renders are VERY VERY inaccurate and not to be trusted for well, anything except for what keys are included
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: amnesia0287 on Sat, 08 July 2017, 19:59:13
What color are the alphas intended to be? I actually love the idea of a super faded green. I wasn't sold at first since the alphas looked white in the one image. But with that green tint I'm sold.


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: jessica on Sat, 08 July 2017, 20:05:45
What color are the alphas intended to be? I actually love the idea of a super faded green. I wasn't sold at first since the alphas looked white in the one image. But with that green tint I'm sold.


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They're a very pale, weak green
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Vigrith on Sat, 08 July 2017, 20:20:49
They're a very pale, weak green

Would you say Angelo's render is a roughly 100% accurate depiction of your vision for the set? As said this is an instant buy and the theme is fantastic, my only potential qualm would be with the alphas being a little too minty (like that mint chocolate set that ran a few months ago) and not pale enough to emphasise the vibe of "zombified" flesh; I know GMK handle muted/weak colours very well as has been seen plenty a time before so I'm not worried, I'm just genuinely interested in the set.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: RELLIK on Sat, 08 July 2017, 21:55:22
So mixed on this. Really dig the alphas in top render, but cant stand mods. GMK render complete opposite.
Thesis Alphas+GMK Mods = :thumb:
Guess I'll Be keeping an eye out for samples.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: amnesia0287 on Sat, 08 July 2017, 22:04:00
Are the mods a standard color? Or something new? Looks kinda like the mods from Hyperfuse Redux, but I can't really tell.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: bkw1209 on Sat, 08 July 2017, 22:15:41
Reserved
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: jessica on Sat, 08 July 2017, 22:22:49
They're a very pale, weak green

Would you say Angelo's render is a roughly 100% accurate depiction of your vision for the set? As said this is an instant buy and the theme is fantastic, my only potential qualm would be with the alphas being a little too minty (like that mint chocolate set that ran a few months ago) and not pale enough to emphasise the vibe of "zombified" flesh; I know GMK handle muted/weak colours very well as has been seen plenty a time before so I'm not worried, I'm just genuinely interested in the set.
It's a first render, done completely on his own with no colour correction. This isn't the exact representation of the set I want to go with. All keys will be paler, the green especially because it looks too honeydew-ish. I'll get better renders eventually
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: jessica on Sat, 08 July 2017, 22:26:02
Are the mods a standard color? Or something new? Looks kinda like the mods from Hyperfuse Redux, but I can't really tell.
Custom
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Vigrith on Sat, 08 July 2017, 22:36:19
It's a first render, done completely on his own with no colour correction. This isn't the exact representation of the set I want to go with. All keys will be paler, the green especially because it looks too honeydew-ish. I'll get better renders eventually

Oh great, that's exactly what I wanted to know, wasn't sure whether he'd done coordinated colour correction with you or not etc since the render looks extremely professional (as does all of his stuff) - I'm glad it'll all be paler, I'm very excited to see this progress in its/your own time and as stated, I'm entirely behind it all.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: LDobler on Sat, 08 July 2017, 22:56:11
The set looks great!  :eek:

Where will this run, MD again?

I'd certainly appreciate an EU proxy  ;)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: a_ak57 on Sat, 08 July 2017, 23:03:38
Are my eyes bad or are the mod legends/accent keys a distinct blue in the thesis render but a sea-ish green in the gmk render?   I know gmk renders can differ but they seem like entirely different colors to me.

I'm quite sure the GMK renders are out of date on colours, so the colours there are not representative. It's mostly just to show the keys included :)
Also, GMK renders are VERY VERY inaccurate and not to be trusted for well, anything except for what keys are included

Sorry, I was pretty unclear with the point of my post; what I'd like to know is if your vision for the set is more blue like in the thesis render, or more greenish like the GMK render (I think either would look good, just curious).  Though I see in a later post you said we'll get more accurate renders later anyway.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: LiQuiDs on Sun, 09 July 2017, 02:57:54
look great!

but you not make novelties?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: HardcoreDesk on Sun, 09 July 2017, 03:38:48
One thing that might be an issue to people is the mix of icon-only and text-only modifiers on the bottom row.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: kekstee on Sun, 09 July 2017, 04:43:15
One thing that might be an issue to people is the mix of icon-only and text-only modifiers on the bottom row.

There are no icon only modifiers anywhere. Menu and super are just standard GMK.
Oh, by the way, I love the diamond keys and would take them over everything else :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: KHAANNN on Sun, 09 July 2017, 06:07:59
At first sight I thought this was a mash-up of GMK Sky Dolch + Mint Chocolate
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: graefeln on Sun, 09 July 2017, 07:19:03
Will this set have an ergodox counterpart like GMK Plum did?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: forevermadrigal on Sun, 09 July 2017, 08:11:37
Lookin good homie
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Sissy on Sun, 09 July 2017, 08:12:38
Hhmmmmm..
Yep I like it, would prefer the blue over thr grey though.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: robotsokk on Sun, 09 July 2017, 10:02:33
Very cool-looking set. IMO paler grey (closer to the GMK render) would look best.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: DarKou on Sun, 09 July 2017, 16:30:29
I like it!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: romevi on Sun, 09 July 2017, 16:36:55
I just saw this for the first time. Looks fantastic.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: jessica on Sun, 09 July 2017, 17:05:07
Will this set have an ergodox counterpart like GMK Plum did?
I mean I can definitely make one
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: graefeln on Sun, 09 July 2017, 17:34:33
Will this set have an ergodox counterpart like GMK Plum did?
I mean I can definitely make one

Now you have my interest. I'll reserve my final judgement until I see the color-accurate renders, but I am liking what I see so far! It really depends on when it is released, but I am almost certainly going to buy it if I can.

Edit: ...and thank you.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Petch on Sun, 09 July 2017, 17:54:08
1.25u fn please
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Puddsy on Sun, 09 July 2017, 18:10:23
Very nice. In favor as-is.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: robotsokk on Sun, 09 July 2017, 18:46:58
Quote
I'll be getting art done

Any thoughts/details to share on that? Inquiring minds would like to know  :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: jessica on Sun, 09 July 2017, 21:09:13
1.25u fn please
Yup yup
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: jessica on Sun, 09 July 2017, 21:09:23
Quote
I'll be getting art done

Any thoughts/details to share on that? Inquiring minds would like to know  :D
;)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Blurple33 on Sun, 09 July 2017, 21:18:46
Icon mods option kit? :D

Certainly not out of the question

i'm up for icon legends if that is an option. if we are taking requests, i will throw my hat in the ring for some windowed led lock keys, tyvm

+1 for an icons

The set's looking great!   :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: shower_king on Sun, 09 July 2017, 23:10:27
This light green colorway is the set I am always to look forward to.

Especially the creamy and vivid but pretty soft and pleasant to my eyes.

Sorry I could not find a more exact adjective to describe the green for alpha base color, however this is the one green that I want to get.

The light intensity poured out to the 3D render when rendering is a huge factor for us to determine which green in render is approximate to real keys.

If this green in the first render is the one with the decided light intensity you have set in stone already when rendering, I will join in this , definitely.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: StickyBlueJuice on Sun, 09 July 2017, 23:19:36
Diggin' it for sure.
Would be down for this.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: 112227 on Mon, 10 July 2017, 01:00:06
I'm probably in the minority, but I like the GMK renders a little better. A little dimmer and faded.
I'm in no matter what though.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: jessica on Mon, 10 July 2017, 16:38:30
I'm probably in the minority, but I like the GMK renders a little better. A little dimmer and faded.
I'm in no matter what though.
The render by thesis isn't colour accurate, it was just a first draft with no colour correction what-so-ever. I'm getting them redone with proper colours now though.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Unforgivable on Mon, 10 July 2017, 17:07:28
You've done it again, Jessica! I'm in!

Is this going to be ran on Massdrop?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Shados on Mon, 10 July 2017, 18:18:20
Are you going to get samples made for the custom colours before the production run goes ahead?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Petch on Tue, 11 July 2017, 07:15:48
You've done it again, Jessica! I'm in!

Is this going to be ran on Massdrop?

Please no

If this isn't run via MD, it would be nice to see European proxies (either Candykeys or mykeyboard.eu)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: chuckdee on Tue, 11 July 2017, 09:13:17
You've done it again, Jessica! I'm in!

Is this going to be ran on Massdrop?

Please no

If this isn't run via MD, it would be nice to see European proxies (either Candykeys or mykeyboard.eu)

People say that, not realizing how much MD does for the runner, and how bad running a GB of this size is.  I'd rather MD all truth be told.  Less stress on the runner, and assurances that it is going to run through.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: xantiema on Tue, 11 July 2017, 10:09:23

People say that, not realizing how much MD does for the runner, and how bad running a GB of this size is.  I'd rather MD all truth be told.  Less stress on the runner, and assurances that it is going to run through.

People are not looking past that fact at all, but Massdrop mostly caters to a single continent and the few enthusiasts around the globe. It is long past overdue, getting a European proxy warehouse. Especially for products that have to ship from Germany to the US and back to EU. It isn't even the Tax that is the real killer on most of these imports, it is the customs duty fee's that makes it obnoxious to import, e.g. paying 4 dollars tax for a given 2X dollar product, and another 27dollars in fee for their 'effort & time' checking the contents of the box in order to tax you.

This enthusiast scene could be so much bigger, and in my opinion, Massdrop is more of a hindrance now, as every major theme developer chooses to go with them over other vendors, and thus choose to exclude major parts of the world whom aren't die-hard enthusiast enough to pay these fees, duties etc.

They were not a hindrance beforehand, when they were developing the scene and growing alongside it, but being unwilling to adapt and expand, when you hold this much market share really is a killer, when much smaller companies are willing to cater to a broader audience. These vendors could use some love by major themed keysets too!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: TalkingTree on Tue, 11 July 2017, 12:01:12
Massdrop is not the option for a large group buy; Massdrop is the option to make the group buy large. Let's face it, we all hate to pay customs duties or import fees but the visibility that Massdrop gives is unmatched and their customer support is great.
The only thing that really bugs me is that I can't pay the custom duties in advance but only cash to the mailman when it's delivered, and I wouldn't know the exact amount until that very moment.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: xantiema on Tue, 11 July 2017, 12:41:59
Massdrop is not the option for a large group buy; Massdrop is the option to make the group buy large. Let's face it, we all hate to pay customs duties or import fees but the visibility that Massdrop gives is unmatched and their customer support is great.
The only thing that really bugs me is that I can't pay the custom duties in advance but only cash to the mailman when it's delivered, and I wouldn't know the exact amount until that very moment.

That happened to me once and it was dreadful - luckily cash is no longer how it works in Denmark  :p

I disagree with "making big". I've accepted the custom fees & wait times, but the average European consumer just wont. EU Proxy would be marketing big.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Petch on Tue, 11 July 2017, 12:52:08
MD aren't going to get proxies (anytime soon at least) and there are multiple established stores already proxying

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: xantiema on Tue, 11 July 2017, 12:55:32
MD aren't going to get proxies (anytime soon at least) and there are multiple established stores already proxying

They are not chosen given MD reach & popularity.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: chuckdee on Tue, 11 July 2017, 13:06:48
Massdrop is not the option for a large group buy; Massdrop is the option to make the group buy large. Let's face it, we all hate to pay customs duties or import fees but the visibility that Massdrop gives is unmatched and their customer support is great.
The only thing that really bugs me is that I can't pay the custom duties in advance but only cash to the mailman when it's delivered, and I wouldn't know the exact amount until that very moment.

Exactly.  Massdrop isn't stifling the community, they're giving it the opportunity to become larger.  Do you really think that SP and GMK would be looking at increasing their throughput without the guaranteed return because of massdrop?  There are major investments in increasing the manufacturing capabilities.  They wouldn't do that if they were looking at a possibly flighty revenue stream.  And the other manufacturers that are coming along as johnny come lately wouldn't be without the prospects shown by what MD has done.

Even looking at Whitefox and InputClub and Matt3o, the differences were philosophical and the production of the WF taught them things that they wouldn't have known other than through the experience with MD.

Looking at MD as the bad guy in this situation is only from a short sighted perspective. 

It would probably be better if there was someone with as much pull in other parts of the world.  Hopefully MD will get to the point where there is fulfillment overseas.  And even when they do, there will be hiccups, and they'll get excoriated for it.  But again, them scaling up will help the community if they do, or even if they don't as some tries to fill the gap.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: ghostjuggernaut on Tue, 11 July 2017, 13:07:20
Lesbihonest, runners use MD for the easy profit. There are much better options for GB participants, but with more work and less money in the "designers" pockets.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: chuckdee on Tue, 11 July 2017, 13:10:32
MD aren't going to get proxies (anytime soon at least) and there are multiple established stores already proxying

Again, economies of scale.  There's no reason not to do both- support MD to get the community larger and the manufacturing capability up, and support the smaller buys too.  But one doesn't have to fail for the other to succeed.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: chuckdee on Tue, 11 July 2017, 13:13:04
Lesbihonest, runners use MD for the easy profit. There are much better options for GB participants, but with more work and less money in the "designers" pockets.

Like?  That's guaranteed to deliver?  I use Keyclack and Originative and UK Keycaps even, but even with those, being honest, I know they're small operations with only a few people behind the name.  It won't take much to make a good buy go bad.  And even though I do support them, I go in with the expectations that things go wrong.  With MD, I don't have to have that risk factor.  I'll get my keys or my money, eventually.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: eksuen@Drop on Tue, 11 July 2017, 14:07:50
I have a hunch that the European market for products from MD's other communities isn't big enough to justify a European distribution center.  It would seem the majority of people asking for an MD presence in Europe is from the mech community.

Anyway, I like this set. I'll probably buy it if/when it runs.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: gutsack on Tue, 11 July 2017, 14:30:38
I like it!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: xantiema on Tue, 11 July 2017, 15:35:32
I have a hunch that the European market for products from MD's other communities isn't big enough to justify a European distribution center.  It would seem the majority of people asking for an MD presence in Europe is from the mech community.

Anyway, I like this set. I'll probably buy it if/when it runs.

Knives would be quite huge in EU for massdrop, considering how hard importing those are (rules & regulations, tax etc.)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: TheNamesTy45 on Tue, 11 July 2017, 17:14:47
*Receives GMK Plum set*
I should be all set for a while.

*Sees this*
Damnit...
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: badchad on Tue, 11 July 2017, 17:50:57
I like the green a lot.  ITs like pistachio
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: RevoTeam on Wed, 12 July 2017, 10:52:10
Great color!i will keep looking at this thread! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: jessica on Thu, 13 July 2017, 12:25:36
Asked thesis to try re-rendering the set to hopefully get a more accurate colour palette :)

Shouldn't be too long
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: baldgye on Fri, 14 July 2017, 10:33:02
Asked thesis to try re-rendering the set to hopefully get a more accurate colour palette :)

Shouldn't be too long

Which calibration tool do you recommend to calibrate my monitor properly with, when this new and representative render comes out?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Auk on Fri, 14 July 2017, 10:40:24
Which calibration tool...

X-Rite i1 Display Pro if you're willing to spend the money. Datacolor Spyder, or maybe X-Rite ColorMunki if you want to spend less.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: jessica on Mon, 17 July 2017, 18:19:55
Looking for artists to do some vector work for this set. Please send me an email (JessJimenez000@gmail.com) with your resume and we can get talking.

And of course, you will be compensated comfortably.

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: jessica on Mon, 17 July 2017, 18:21:14
Oh also, while I'm thinking about it, I need opinions again.

Where would you guys prefer this set be run through? Massdrop again, whom I have had a great experience with, or Originative who are a fantastic company with great people behind it?

Won't do a poll or anything, just comment what you prefer and I'll go off what I feel people want :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: TheNamesTy45 on Mon, 17 July 2017, 18:27:14
Oh also, while I'm thinking about it, I need opinions again.

Where would you guys prefer this set be run through? Massdrop again, whom I have had a great experience with, or Originative who are a fantastic company with great people behind it?

Won't do a poll or anything, just comment what you prefer and I'll go off what I feel people want :)

My preference leans more towards Originative because I really like the company, and I want to see them continue to have great items. I'd be fine with Massdrop too as it's always my second option, and hasn't done me dirty yet.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Jae-3soteric on Mon, 17 July 2017, 18:30:14
I've had orders not arrive from Originative, and they have been unwilling to support. Even PayPal sided with them in the disputes leaving me $200 out of pocket as they had a tracking number that proved delivery - no signature or confirmation or name, but the tracking showed complete. I've now had it a second time for a $50 order - tracking has been showing the item stuck in California since 28th June, but they refuse to investigate until 28 working days have passed.

With these experiences in mind I'd rather assflop right now.


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Vigrith on Mon, 17 July 2017, 18:48:25
Oh also, while I'm thinking about it, I need opinions again.

Where would you guys prefer this set be run through? Massdrop again, whom I have had a great experience with, or Originative who are a fantastic company with great people behind it?

Won't do a poll or anything, just comment what you prefer and I'll go off what I feel people want :)

I like both Massdrop and Originative and know many of their staff personally - either one is okay with me.

However, especially depending on how you run the set, Massdrop will always offer the better prices I'd imagine - If you do the same as you did with Plum and run little to no novelties thus negating the need for a separate kit for them and basically just have the main set and that's it then I'm sure you'll have no issue hitting MOQ.

However if you plan on doing ergoplanck/int. kits and potentially novelties I see it massively benefiting from being ran through MD - plus, as said, the cheaper prices attainable for the base.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: RELLIK on Mon, 17 July 2017, 21:51:58
Not sure if anybody else has had issues, but since 2/6 packages from MD have reached me, I'd lean towards Originative (though I've only received 1/1 ATM).
Edit: Gonna be watching though, not 100% on this set yet....
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: kmba on Mon, 17 July 2017, 22:34:51
pure gbs on oco do well and hit low enough. Honeywell was what, $130?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Sissy on Mon, 17 July 2017, 22:55:25
Oh also, while I'm thinking about it, I need opinions again.

Where would you guys prefer this set be run through? Massdrop again, whom I have had a great experience with, or Originative who are a fantastic company with great people behind it?

Won't do a poll or anything, just comment what you prefer and I'll go off what I feel people want :)
Massdrop more likely to get higher numbers, Ive had no problem at all with Originative or MD and dont mind either.
both have great communication in the past
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Vigrith on Mon, 17 July 2017, 22:58:45
pure gbs on oco do well and hit low enough. Honeywell was what, $130?

Yea like 130, good price but who knows if Honeywell wouldn't have hit like $110 or even $99 on MD? 30 bucks (even 20) is a big deal in the grand scheme of things, "low enough" doesn't mean optimal.

Mind I'm not arguing against Oco of course, I have nothing but respect for them and have supported them a bunch in the past, it's just that when it comes to sets that can be hugely successful being mindful of min-maxing when it comes to the business side of things is very relevant.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: shower_king on Mon, 17 July 2017, 23:49:51
As for me, MD and OCO are both OK.
MD is like a business platform and attracts more audience from other enthusiasm fields. This provides more orders for this set and of course more profit for you, the designer, and MD.
OCO is a more professional platform in GMK GBs and Mr sherrton could provide more  useful suggestion on colorway and layout, although I think plum and necro are rather good in colorway match collocation. I prefer to the tantalizingly light base color of alpha no matter the plum or necro.

To be selfishly speaking, I perfer to buy this on OCO.  less people to buy , much rarer this set and more valuable in aftermarket.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: chuckdee on Tue, 18 July 2017, 04:16:12
pure gbs on oco do well and hit low enough. Honeywell was what, $130?

Yea like 130, good price but who knows if Honeywell wouldn't have hit like $110 or even $99 on MD? 30 bucks (even 20) is a big deal in the grand scheme of things, "low enough" doesn't mean optimal.

Mind I'm not arguing against Oco of course, I have nothing but respect for them and have supported them a bunch in the past, it's just that when it comes to sets that can be hugely successful being mindful of min-maxing when it comes to the business side of things is very relevant.

This.  Especially looking at Nautilus which is running right now.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: jessica on Tue, 18 July 2017, 05:29:17
https://www.massdrop.com/vote/GMK-Necro

Got a poll up on MD, so that should I decide to go through them, the legwork is already done
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Petch on Tue, 18 July 2017, 05:53:28
If you go with Originative you should be able to run through CandyKeys for an EU proxy too, so +1 to not-massdrop
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Unforgivable on Tue, 18 July 2017, 08:00:35
I'd honestly prefer Massdrop since they'll reach the masses and will provide better prices.

OCo is a nice company, but at the moment I'm not having the best experience with them. Waiting almost a week for a reply to an email isn't idea after waiting almost a month (And still waiting) for replacements. :(

So, Massdrop please! :)

Edit: Plus I think we all know this will hit $99, since it's from Jessica, duh! :p
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: kmba on Tue, 18 July 2017, 10:17:29
Heh it's hard to hit $99. 1500 base sets. We can be realistic and expect maybe $119 on MD or $129 on oco. Nothing to shake a stick at.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Vigrith on Tue, 18 July 2017, 10:34:01
Heh it's hard to hit $99. 1500 base sets. We can be realistic and expect maybe $119 on MD or $129 on oco. Nothing to shake a stick at.

I think with how big the hobby has gotten 109 on MD is pretty realistic, I agree 99 would be hard since it's 1500 as said but still. Even a 10 dollar difference is a big deal.

Not to mention shipping prices are also colossally different for customers outside the US, back when I purchased Keyboard & Co through OCo I paid 32 dollars for standard international USPS delivery - I'm paying $13 for express DHL tracked ensured for Nautilus (week~ delivery), yet I would've had to pay around 30 bucks for DSA Hyperfuse (which I ended up proxying) last week; $25~ for USPS first class (7-14 business days) or 38 for DHL express (2-3 business days, admittedly very good value).

As said they've definitely improved but businesses like Keyclack, OCo, etc. can't really compete toe to toe with the prices Massdrop can provide.

That said, if OCo can set up a proxy for EU via Candykeys, then it'll definitely be cheaper for EU customers to buy it through them rather than Massdrop for obvious reasons - Solarized Dark was 125€ through MykeyboardEU and $135 through Keyclack, that's an almost 1:1 conversion, I'm gonna end up paying like 165€ for Nautilus (shipped) when all's said and done so a 40€ difference right there at the very least.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: KeLorean on Tue, 18 July 2017, 17:02:34
if there is some way to make those alphas glow in the dark i think this kit will be legendary. i am curious what was the influence here? was it a videogame or movie character?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Petch on Tue, 18 July 2017, 18:22:37
Heh it's hard to hit $99. 1500 base sets. We can be realistic and expect maybe $119 on MD or $129 on oco. Nothing to shake a stick at.

I think with how big the hobby has gotten 109 on MD is pretty realistic, I agree 99 would be hard since it's 1500 as said but still. Even a 10 dollar difference is a big deal.

Not to mention shipping prices are also colossally different for customers outside the US, back when I purchased Keyboard & Co through OCo I paid 32 dollars for standard international USPS delivery - I'm paying $13 for express DHL tracked ensured for Nautilus (week~ delivery), yet I would've had to pay around 30 bucks for DSA Hyperfuse (which I ended up proxying) last week; $25~ for USPS first class (7-14 business days) or 38 for DHL express (2-3 business days, admittedly very good value).

As said they've definitely improved but businesses like Keyclack, OCo, etc. can't really compete toe to toe with the prices Massdrop can provide.

That said, if OCo can set up a proxy for EU via Candykeys, then it'll definitely be cheaper for EU customers to buy it through them rather than Massdrop for obvious reasons - Solarized Dark was 125€ through MykeyboardEU and $135 through Keyclack, that's an almost 1:1 conversion, I'm gonna end up paying like 165€ for Nautilus (shipped) when all's said and done so a 40€ difference right there at the very least.

It's already cheaper for EU customers without a proxy if massdrop isn't used because oco will mark down the value if you ask them to. No customs.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Vigrith on Tue, 18 July 2017, 19:00:56
It's already cheaper for EU customers without a proxy if massdrop isn't used because oco will mark down the value if you ask them to. No customs.

Not as significant of an amount though as you'll still need to deal with handling/storage/etc fees depending on where you live and/or if they check packages all packages that come from outside the EU (which Portugal tends to do, at least).

Plus I'd rather avoid that sort of activity if I can for obvious reasons, not to mention that certain countries' customs (like mine) take weeks on weeks to release international packages so having it ship from within the EU would bypass all those frustrating and boring issues. Half the time I end up having to drive up to their HQ for 45 minutes and wait 3 hours in line to have my stuff released if I don't want to have to wait 2 weeks for them to process it.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: jessica on Tue, 18 July 2017, 19:50:18
if there is some way to make those alphas glow in the dark i think this kit will be legendary. i am curious what was the influence here? was it a videogame or movie character?

None of my sets have influence the same way others do. I don't design a set to have a vibe, it happens naturally.
This set specifically has a very "cemetary, zombie" vibe to it. Undead kinda feel.

IDK if GMK has glow in the dark compatability but I suppose I could see, as it wouldn't hurt to ask.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: KeLorean on Tue, 18 July 2017, 20:40:21
if there is some way to make those alphas glow in the dark i think this kit will be legendary. i am curious what was the influence here? was it a videogame or movie character?

None of my sets have influence the same way others do. I don't design a set to have a vibe, it happens naturally.
This set specifically has a very "cemetary, zombie" vibe to it. Undead kinda feel.

IDK if GMK has glow in the dark compatability but I suppose I could see, as it wouldn't hurt to ask.

well, if gmk doesn't have glow in the dark capability you should either put pressure on them to figure it out or start looking elsewhere.  i think "borealis" had glow in the dark capability.  (although i don't think they thought it through entirely and there was a technicality that made it a rather weak glow. and i have no idea if that was gmk or someone else.) nonetheless i'll buy it either way, but if it glows in the dark, this would set a whole new standard.  just saying
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Vigrith on Tue, 18 July 2017, 21:13:25
well, if gmk doesn't have glow in the dark capability you should either put pressure on them to figure it out or start looking elsewhere.  i think "borealis" had glow in the dark capability.  (although i don't think they thought it through entirely and there was a technicality that made it a rather weak glow. and i have no idea if that was gmk or someone else.) nonetheless i'll buy it either way, but if it glows in the dark, this would set a whole new standard.  just saying

Woah woah let's relax a second - firstly Borealis was a DSA set so made my Signature Plastics which has nothing to do with GMK, secondly if GMK can't/won't do glow in the dark then they won't do glow in the dark - you can't just "put pressure on them" or "start looking elsewhere", no one else offers the exact same product GMK does, there's nowhere else to look. Do you think one person with one set can successfully pressure a company the size of GMK who's working on 10 or 20 or 50 other sets between now and Necro becoming a reality?

Not to mention Jessica already has experience working with them, switching this over to SP (whose queue is mahoosive and who work with completely different profiles) DSA would piss a lot of people off for little to any return. The percentage of people that care about GID is infinitesimal compared to those who just love GMK and the work they do, it'd be shooting yourself in the foot.

That said, GID might be a cool novelty if GMK can accommodate the request - nothing wrong with asking, maybe they'd be willing to collaborate without the need to apply "pressure".
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: kmba on Tue, 18 July 2017, 21:52:52
Just Say No.




to GID.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Cotay on Wed, 19 July 2017, 11:23:30
well, if gmk doesn't have glow in the dark capability you should either put pressure on them to figure it out or start looking elsewhere.  i think "borealis" had glow in the dark capability.  (although i don't think they thought it through entirely and there was a technicality that made it a rather weak glow. and i have no idea if that was gmk or someone else.) nonetheless i'll buy it either way, but if it glows in the dark, this would set a whole new standard.  just saying

Woah woah let's relax a second - firstly Borealis was a DSA set so made my Signature Plastics which has nothing to do with GMK, secondly if GMK can't/won't do glow in the dark then they won't do glow in the dark - you can't just "put pressure on them" or "start looking elsewhere", no one else offers the exact same product GMK does, there's nowhere else to look. Do you think one person with one set can successfully pressure a company the size of GMK who's working on 10 or 20 or 50 other sets between now and Necro becoming a reality?

Not to mention Jessica already has experience working with them, switching this over to SP (whose queue is mahoosive and who work with completely different profiles) DSA would piss a lot of people off for little to any return. The percentage of people that care about GID is infinitesimal compared to those who just love GMK and the work they do, it'd be shooting yourself in the foot.

That said, GID might be a cool novelty if GMK can accommodate the request - nothing wrong with asking, maybe they'd be willing to collaborate without the need to apply "pressure".

Agreed. This needs to be GMK regardless of whether or not they could do GID.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Auk on Wed, 19 July 2017, 11:47:25
Glow in the Dark shouldn't be a problem, it just requires the raw material to be loaded with luminous material. Just search for phosphorescent ABS pellets to see examples.

I think the more important questions are: Can the color be controlled enough to satisfy the designer's vision? Without looking tacky? Would GID keycaps have the same longevity as regular ones? Will they feel the same?

This could work, but maybe the final article would be better suited to some novelties rather than a full keyset. If it works well and does not look tacky, then you will have something unique.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: kmba on Wed, 19 July 2017, 11:58:33
The more important question is why the hell you want glow in the dark keycaps
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Vigrith on Wed, 19 July 2017, 12:30:31
The more important question is why the hell you want glow in the dark keycaps

Not necessarily a bad thing in my opinion, I think if the alphas could be made GID it may give the board a cool effect; if it can be done properly without looking tacky as Auk said and not losing the feel/look/quality/etc then I don't think it's a terrible idea - thing is you can't just turn off GID like you would LEDs etc if you don't like the look, it'd be a tough call to make whether or not to include something like that as the designer.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: lecorsair on Wed, 19 July 2017, 12:37:09
Perhaps have a second novelties GID set with its own MOQ, for those that wants it. As Vig says, unlike LED it can't be turned off.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: chuckdee on Wed, 19 July 2017, 16:25:46
I've changed my vote- Just do what you like and what's easiest.  Everyone has their own biases, and it will do well, I'm sure, no matter where you run it.  So just reduce your stress and go with what feels best.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: badchad on Wed, 19 July 2017, 21:57:58
Man GID would be awesome. Either way i want this set


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: ns90 on Wed, 19 July 2017, 22:53:39
I was a bit uncertain when I first saw it, but the more I look at it, the more I like it.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: jessica on Fri, 21 July 2017, 03:20:43
I was a bit uncertain when I first saw it, but the more I look at it, the more I like it.
that's kinda my thing
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Sissy on Fri, 21 July 2017, 05:32:51
I was a bit uncertain when I first saw it, but the more I look at it, the more I like it.
that's kinda my thing
Plum sure had that affect on me, even now I have it in hand I'm amazed how it turned out
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Petch on Fri, 21 July 2017, 07:03:31
Is adding 1.25u fn possible?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: robotsokk on Fri, 21 July 2017, 11:05:27
Chiming in a bit late, but:

- Regarding GID, I think this set would still be great without it (without GID would be my pref). I don't see the harm in asking if it's not too much trouble (could be useful info to file away for future GBs). If this set were to offer GID, either doing it as the legends or a few novelties as someone suggested would be best IMO. Could look a bit weird just having glowing alphas and completely dark mods when typing in very low light.

- Regarding where to run the GB, I've had nothing but great experiences with both MD and Originative Co. So I'd be good with either. MD does have the bonus of a wider audience, and so lower potential price. But a $10-20 difference wouldn't deter me (admittedly, I'm in the US, so fewer import related fees/taxes on top of the sales price for me). All that said, I'd be completely on board with a smaller shop that makes it less burdensome for non-US folks to join (as long as it doesn't make the GB a lot more complex -- no fun for anyone if the GB runner gets burned out).

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: jessica on Fri, 21 July 2017, 13:03:18
Is adding 1.25u fn possible?
It will be included, yah :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: ns90 on Fri, 21 July 2017, 18:28:16
I was a bit uncertain when I first saw it, but the more I look at it, the more I like it.
that's kinda my thing

It's a good thing. :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: harlw on Sat, 22 July 2017, 22:44:24
Looks great!

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Title: Re: [IC] Jessica's GMK Necro
Post by: jessica on Mon, 24 July 2017, 20:33:44
Talked with my guy at MD very briefly the other day, he's travelling right now but once he gets back to the office him and I will discuss this set's potential on Massdrop.
Once that gets the go-ahead, I'm gonna talk with thesis about getting some new renders done to properly reflect the set's colours. As much as I love the pistachio renders, it's a bit vibrant for what I want this set to be like IRL. Again, take renders with a grain of salt because everyone's monitors are different, though I have had mine professionally calibrated so I have the best chance of making sure this set looks perfect :)

Let me know what you guys think.

P.S., I have not ruled out other options for running this set, but a lot of people do seem to support Massdrop, they have treated me well in the past, and deliver reliably. I'm just going about this right now because MD is a bit slower going than say, Originative, to get a buy established.

Title: Re: [IC] Jessica's GMK Necro
Post by: robotsokk on Mon, 24 July 2017, 21:26:43
Talked with my guy at MD very briefly the other day, he's travelling right now but once he gets back to the office him and I will discuss this set's potential on Massdrop.
Once that gets the go-ahead, I'm gonna talk with thesis about getting some new renders done to properly reflect the set's colours. As much as I love the pistachio renders, it's a bit vibrant for what I want this set to be like IRL. Again, take renders with a grain of salt because everyone's monitors are different, though I have had mine professionally calibrated so I have the best chance of making sure this set looks perfect :)

Let me know what you guys think.

P.S., I have no ruled out other options for running this set, but a lot of people do seem to support Massdrop, they have treated me well in the past, and deliver reliably. I'm just going about this right now because MD is a bit slower going than say, Originative, to get a buy established.

Cool beans. Thanks for the update!
Title: Re: [IC] Jessica's GMK Necro
Post by: bthezebra on Tue, 25 July 2017, 00:34:13
Looking forward to this Jessica and share the sentiment that the set has grown on me as well. Good luck!

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Title: Re: [IC] Jessica's GMK Necro
Post by: jessica on Tue, 25 July 2017, 11:36:39
Oops. My b
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: jessica on Sat, 19 August 2017, 03:39:26
Updated renders by the lovely Thesis.
Also, I'm heavily considering making this set be Icon-Only mods, so let me know what your thoughts are on it please!
So, opinions on Icon vs Standard mod legends, and thoughts on the revised colours :)

Old
(http://i.imgur.com/ADfn50T.png)

New
(http://i.imgur.com/7gQD1U7.png)

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Vigrith on Sat, 19 August 2017, 06:09:01
New render looks way better as expected! Full icon mods for me, think they'd fit the theme well.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: LDobler on Sat, 19 August 2017, 06:12:31
Icon mods plssss :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: TheDisappointingGatsby on Sat, 19 August 2017, 07:47:52
I'm all about icon mods!

I miss the pistachio though. The pistachio/green was what tied the whole theme together for me. Cyan/purple mods doesn't scream rotting flesh the way that green did and I liked the original darker mods a lot as well. Also, with the new mods it looks really similar to GMK Muted with the cyan/purple addon kit. I've gone from 100% in to a 60%-70% but it is your set and I'm just one guy so do as you see fit! :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: amnesia0287 on Sat, 19 August 2017, 08:22:14
I'm all about icon mods!

I miss the pistachio though. The pistachio/green was what tied the whole theme together for me. Cyan/purple mods doesn't scream rotting flesh the way that green did and I liked the original darker mods a lot as well. Also, with the new mods it looks really similar to GMK Muted with the cyan/purple addon kit. I've gone from 100% in to a 60%-70% but it is your set and I'm just one guy so do as you see fit! :)

I agree with a lot of this, though I like both versions of the modifiers. But I definitely prefer the original alphas with the green tint.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: graefeln on Sat, 19 August 2017, 08:43:59
I like the idea of icon mods, but it wouldn't really affect my decision either way. The new renders however, make me think I won't be buying. I really like the original render's alphas, the new ones not so much... mods could go either way.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: KeLorean on Sat, 19 August 2017, 09:12:26
old render looks better to me.


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: robotsokk on Sat, 19 August 2017, 09:46:30
Icon mods vs. text w/icons:
I'm usually not the biggest fan of icon mods, but I think they would look really good with this set. So, icon mods have my vote.

Regarding the colors:
I'm not yet 100% sure which I like more  :-\

I like how, in the second render, everything is a bit paler (the green is less saturated, the grey is paler/touch bluish), so it's more of a necro vibe for me. Almost like I could imagine a pruned, waterlogged undead creature with that whole color scheme going on  :p However, that green in the first render is lovely.

This is a really rough GIMP job, but I took a stab at mixing the old render's green with the new render's mods:
More
(http://i.imgur.com/Y90PHxc.png])


Hint: I did this for the numpad (I missed a small spot at the bottom-left of the 1-key, though).
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: LDobler on Sat, 19 August 2017, 09:48:45
Old render > new render
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: bthezebra on Sat, 19 August 2017, 11:05:45
Yeah old definitely looks better

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: pikku-allu on Sat, 19 August 2017, 11:40:55
New render looks much better, the shades go really well together. People who think the old one looks better must have bad taste.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: KeLorean on Sat, 19 August 2017, 12:36:14
i really think the new render is getting away from the original theme: undead/halloween/alien/nuclear slime.  the new render is fine for a "safe/crowd pleasing" keyset, but IMO the old render was something unique, classy, and fun all at the same time.  yes, i've given up on pushing the whole GID thing, but now it isn't even neon anymore. sorry but i'm calling this out: boring!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Sat, 19 August 2017, 12:38:21
i really liked that translucent/fluorescent yellow/green on the alphas. hope GMK can work out a nice sample for that. imo, without that base yellow/green i think the set looks a bit dull... jus my 2 cents
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: forevermadrigal on Sat, 19 August 2017, 13:34:06
i really think the new render is getting away from the original theme: undead/halloween/alien/nuclear slime.  the new render is fine for a "safe/crowd pleasing" keyset, but IMO the old render was something unique, classy, and fun all at the same time.  yes, i've given up on pushing the whole GID thing, but now it isn't even neon anymore. sorry but i'm calling this out: boring!

I don't understand how you get safe/crowd pleasing from a render.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: KeLorean on Sat, 19 August 2017, 13:46:41
i really think the new render is getting away from the original theme: undead/halloween/alien/nuclear slime.  the new render is fine for a "safe/crowd pleasing" keyset, but IMO the old render was something unique, classy, and fun all at the same time.  yes, i've given up on pushing the whole GID thing, but now it isn't even neon anymore. sorry but i'm calling this out: boring!

I don't understand how you get safe/crowd pleasing from a render.
well, the more vibrant the color the more u push away the "office space" keyboardist. if u listen to enthusiasts some are not into the vibrant colorways like skeletor, tai hoa miami, 1976, etc. they think it looks tacky and too much like toy keyboards. the subdued, blended, sophisticated look is what they are interested in, like MITO's canvas, chocolatier, dolch, etc


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: forevermadrigal on Sat, 19 August 2017, 13:52:10
i really think the new render is getting away from the original theme: undead/halloween/alien/nuclear slime.  the new render is fine for a "safe/crowd pleasing" keyset, but IMO the old render was something unique, classy, and fun all at the same time.  yes, i've given up on pushing the whole GID thing, but now it isn't even neon anymore. sorry but i'm calling this out: boring!

I don't understand how you get safe/crowd pleasing from a render.
well, the more vibrant the color the more u push away the "office space" keyboardist. if u listen to enthusiasts some are not into the vibrant colorways like skeletor, tai hoa miami, 1976, etc. they think it looks tacky and too much like toy keyboards. the subdued, blended, sophisticated look is what they are interested in, like MITO's canvas, chocolatier, dolch, etc


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Uh, I don't think that's why people make keysets. People will buy what they like. I think it's already clear that a lot of these makers don't care about what everyone thinks and do as they please.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: KeLorean on Sat, 19 August 2017, 13:58:27
i really think the new render is getting away from the original theme: undead/halloween/alien/nuclear slime.  the new render is fine for a "safe/crowd pleasing" keyset, but IMO the old render was something unique, classy, and fun all at the same time.  yes, i've given up on pushing the whole GID thing, but now it isn't even neon anymore. sorry but i'm calling this out: boring!

I don't understand how you get safe/crowd pleasing from a render.
well, the more vibrant the color the more u push away the "office space" keyboardist. if u listen to enthusiasts some are not into the vibrant colorways like skeletor, tai hoa miami, 1976, etc. they think it looks tacky and too much like toy keyboards. the subdued, blended, sophisticated look is what they are interested in, like MITO's canvas, chocolatier, dolch, etc


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Uh, I don't think that's why people make keysets. People will buy what they like. I think it's already clear that a lot of these makers don't care about what everyone thinks and do as they please.
i guess i can see how u think thats what i meant BUT i dont assume what is going on in jessica or any other designer's head. and sure there are designers who would much rather please their fans than make a crap set that they only like. i think ur the one generalizing. but who cares. that wasnt even my point.


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: forevermadrigal on Sat, 19 August 2017, 14:04:40
i really think the new render is getting away from the original theme: undead/halloween/alien/nuclear slime.  the new render is fine for a "safe/crowd pleasing" keyset, but IMO the old render was something unique, classy, and fun all at the same time.  yes, i've given up on pushing the whole GID thing, but now it isn't even neon anymore. sorry but i'm calling this out: boring!

I don't understand how you get safe/crowd pleasing from a render.
well, the more vibrant the color the more u push away the "office space" keyboardist. if u listen to enthusiasts some are not into the vibrant colorways like skeletor, tai hoa miami, 1976, etc. they think it looks tacky and too much like toy keyboards. the subdued, blended, sophisticated look is what they are interested in, like MITO's canvas, chocolatier, dolch, etc


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Uh, I don't think that's why people make keysets. People will buy what they like. I think it's already clear that a lot of these makers don't care about what everyone thinks and do as they please.
i guess i can see how u think thats what i meant BUT i dont assume what is going on in jessica or any other designer's head. and sure there are designers who would much rather please their fans than make a crap set that they only like. i think ur the one generalizing. but who cares. that wasnt even my point.


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Idk about that, it's pretty apparent that people make what they like in this hobby, but I guess it could be possible.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: KeLorean on Sat, 19 August 2017, 14:19:05
i really think the new render is getting away from the original theme: undead/halloween/alien/nuclear slime.  the new render is fine for a "safe/crowd pleasing" keyset, but IMO the old render was something unique, classy, and fun all at the same time.  yes, i've given up on pushing the whole GID thing, but now it isn't even neon anymore. sorry but i'm calling this out: boring!

I don't understand how you get safe/crowd pleasing from a render.
well, the more vibrant the color the more u push away the "office space" keyboardist. if u listen to enthusiasts some are not into the vibrant colorways like skeletor, tai hoa miami, 1976, etc. they think it looks tacky and too much like toy keyboards. the subdued, blended, sophisticated look is what they are interested in, like MITO's canvas, chocolatier, dolch, etc


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Uh, I don't think that's why people make keysets. People will buy what they like. I think it's already clear that a lot of these makers don't care about what everyone thinks and do as they please.
i guess i can see how u think thats what i meant BUT i dont assume what is going on in jessica or any other designer's head. and sure there are designers who would much rather please their fans than make a crap set that they only like. i think ur the one generalizing. but who cares. that wasnt even my point.


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Idk about that, it's pretty apparent that people make what they like in this hobby, but I guess it could be possible.

so...do u like the new render or the old render?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: a_ak57 on Sat, 19 August 2017, 15:09:21
New render is way better.  The old one looks like a set I'd expect to see, N9-mod set #4132 (this time with green mint alphas to complement the hyperfuse mods).  But the new look is actually unique; there really aren't many pale colorways that aren't just a variant of the standard "light grey with dark text" look.

i really think the new render is getting away from the original theme: undead/halloween/alien/nuclear slime.  the new render is fine for a "safe/crowd pleasing" keyset, but IMO the old render was something unique, classy, and fun all at the same time.  yes, i've given up on pushing the whole GID thing, but now it isn't even neon anymore. sorry but i'm calling this out: boring!

I completely, wholeheartedly disagree with that.  The new render is 1000x more zombie/undead looking.  And the old render is more like the type of eye-popping contrast set we see ICs for all the time.  The only time we don't get such sets they're either some light grey/dark grey combination or X-on-black. 
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: KeLorean on Sat, 19 August 2017, 15:19:22
New render is way better.  The old one looks like a set I'd expect to see, N9-mod set #4132 (this time with green mint alphas to complement the hyperfuse mods).  But the new look is actually unique; there really aren't many pale colorways that aren't just a variant of the standard "light grey with dark text" look.

i really think the new render is getting away from the original theme: undead/halloween/alien/nuclear slime.  the new render is fine for a "safe/crowd pleasing" keyset, but IMO the old render was something unique, classy, and fun all at the same time.  yes, i've given up on pushing the whole GID thing, but now it isn't even neon anymore. sorry but i'm calling this out: boring!

I completely, wholeheartedly disagree with that.  The new render is 1000x more zombie/undead looking.  And the old render is more like the type of eye-popping contrast set we see ICs for all the time.  The only time we don't get such sets they're either some light grey/dark grey combination or X-on-black.
thats cool, and i like the pale colorways too, BUT the neon green/yellow alpas in the old render look amazing. infact, i think it matches the theme image more


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: feraphic on Sat, 19 August 2017, 16:35:51
I prefer the new render much more and I'm not a fan of icon mods.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Arcsxum on Sat, 19 August 2017, 16:48:03
I need this set in my life  :-X :-X :-X
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: ygor on Sat, 19 August 2017, 16:55:49
Just chiming in to say the new render looks really good. Nice work, Brazzy! Very much undead, rotting stink flesh, etc....

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: MeloDet on Sat, 19 August 2017, 18:18:47
Absolute loving the new renders! And I'm definitely in for Icon mods too.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: chuckdee on Sat, 19 August 2017, 18:19:41
I like both, and would buy either.  That said, the name GMK Necro seems to go better with the old colorway.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: monkeysontoast on Sun, 20 August 2017, 01:43:17
I prefer the old render. Love the green, and the darker mods. The new render doesn't suit the theme, imo, and reminds me of another IC, GMK Graphite.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: johuu on Sun, 20 August 2017, 03:06:50
Count me in. I like both versions.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: polentA on Sun, 20 August 2017, 03:25:20
The old render is much more unique and compliments the name of the set imo.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Auk on Sun, 20 August 2017, 07:22:51
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I prefer the new render, the blue accent color is really good. Is the mint/green hue completely absent now? it looks like it but I can't be sure on my TV screen.

As always: I would like to see modifiers as text only or icon only (never was a fan of how GMK arrange the text+icon on a lot of keys.)

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: kmba on Sun, 20 August 2017, 10:36:52
Old render is unique. New render just looks like another gray on gray like we've seen countless times. I think old render with slightly less green alphas would be perfect.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: jessica on Sun, 20 August 2017, 12:17:00
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I prefer the new render, the blue accent color is really good. Is the mint/green hue completely absent now? it looks like it but I can't be sure on my TV screen.

As always: I would like to see modifiers as text only or icon only (never was a fan of how GMK arrange the text+icon on a lot of keys.)

The new render still has green, just less.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: MeloDet on Sun, 20 August 2017, 12:24:52
I'm wondering how much of the difference of opinion on the new render is based on different monitors etc. I'm clearly seeing a pale whitish-green on mine and cannot see the supposedly generic grey on grey that some people are seeing.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: jessica on Sun, 20 August 2017, 12:28:40
I'm wondering how much of the difference of opinion on the new render is based on different monitors etc. I'm clearly seeing a pale whitish-green on mine and cannot see the supposedly generic grey on grey that some people are seeing.

People have REALLY messed up monitors.

For reference, everyone, the alphas are still green. Just paler.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: a_ak57 on Sun, 20 August 2017, 12:31:21
Yeah, the comparison to Graphite makes me think people have really poorly calibrated monitors or something.  It's pretty obviously a pale green.  Based on these comments I wouldn't be surprised if people are seeing the old (more vibrant) render as what the new render actually looks like.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: TheDisappointingGatsby on Sun, 20 August 2017, 12:32:32
I can definitely still see the green tint to it and it looks good.  I just liked it when it was more pronounced. Also a big fan of the OG modifiers.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: a_ak57 on Sun, 20 August 2017, 12:38:03
Honestly though these types of differences are ultimately not gonna matter much anyway since the sets will look different in everyone's homes due to lighting.  I'm sure Terminal looks near black IRL for some, while it's firmly grey for me because my computer room is lit fairly brightly.  In my old place, my dark grey Realforces were unreadable due to lower lighting but now I don't have any issues.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: kmba on Sun, 20 August 2017, 13:09:48
I have a calibrated IPS monitor. I see the green in the new render alphas, but I think it's too subtle.  Somewhere in between the old and new I think would be perfect IMO; although new alphas would be alright.  I still prefer the old mods regardless.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: KeLorean on Sun, 20 August 2017, 13:33:49
I'm wondering how much of the difference of opinion on the new render is based on different monitors etc. I'm clearly seeing a pale whitish-green on mine and cannot see the supposedly generic grey on grey that some people are seeing.

People have REALLY messed up monitors.

For reference, everyone, the alphas are still green. Just paler.
what profile is ur monitor calibrated to?


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: KeLorean on Sun, 20 August 2017, 13:52:36
I'm wondering how much of the difference of opinion on the new render is based on different monitors etc. I'm clearly seeing a pale whitish-green on mine and cannot see the supposedly generic grey on grey that some people are seeing.

People have REALLY messed up monitors.

For reference, everyone, the alphas are still green. Just paler.
ehh, disregard that. it's been a while since i calibrated mine and realized that is only relavant when printing


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: monkeysontoast on Sun, 20 August 2017, 16:27:23
My monitors are calibrated. We have three completely different monitors in our home, all three calibrated (I'm a professional editor, my boyfriend is a professional editor and graphic designer), and the renders look the same on all three.

I can see that the alphas have a green tint in the new render, I simply prefer the greener alphas in the original. I also prefer the grey versus blue modifiers. I do not see the new render as "grey on grey." I DO, however, still see a similarity between the new render and Graphite...I didn't say they were identical, but I don't see how one could argue that they are not similar.

Anyway, the green is what attracted me to this set, and since it is very muted now, I'm not as fond of it. Both colorways are very lovely, though! :)

(eta: Just pulled the renders up on my Alienware laptop, which is definitely NOT calibrated, and they definitely look different there...the old render looks how the new render looks on my calibrated monitor, and the new one is SUPER muted, so I could see where someone would see 'grey on grey.)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: amnesia0287 on Sun, 20 August 2017, 21:30:09
I'm wondering how much of the difference of opinion on the new render is based on different monitors etc. I'm clearly seeing a pale whitish-green on mine and cannot see the supposedly generic grey on grey that some people are seeing.

People have REALLY messed up monitors.

For reference, everyone, the alphas are still green. Just paler.

It's NOT just a calibration thing, that is barely green. The values for Green and Blue are within 3 points on the face and 6 points in the shadows. In the real world the color temperature of the room lights would have more effect on the color.

Are you perhaps looking at a higher quality original image?

The faces may have the slightest of green hue, but I would still call that grey. The shadows are where you start to see the green:

http://i.imgur.com/hlvVllp.png

TBH though I think alot of it is also gonna be psychology in terms of if you focus on positive or negative space and highlights or lowlights, etc.

I imagine it would be easier to judge with multiple angles, lighting setups.


Edit: More detailed analysis:
(http://i.imgur.com/pTtHYwS.png)

Not sure how i quoted myself there lol
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: jebbra on Sun, 20 August 2017, 22:35:43
It obviously green, not gray. I use a calibrated monitor and see it in different iMac monitor in my studio and they all look green, pale green, with a pale gray legend which has the same color with the mods. And the pale blue accent, maybe as pale as 9009 accent.

Really love the color btw. Good job for finding this combination!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: amnesia0287 on Sun, 20 August 2017, 23:46:57
It obviously green, not gray. I use a calibrated monitor and see it in different iMac monitor in my studio and they all look green, pale green, with a pale gray legend which has the same color with the mods. And the pale blue accent, maybe as pale as 9009 accent.

Really love the color btw. Good job for finding this combination!

It is NOT "obviously green". It has the faintest of green hues on my calibrated 10bit oled display... Now you may like that, and it may even be what she is going for... but it is absolutely misleading to call that obvious by any measure. RGB color codes don't lie.

I believe the accurate word to describe the green would in fact be the opposite of obvious... it is subtly green.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: jebbra on Mon, 21 August 2017, 00:01:52
It obviously green, not gray. I use a calibrated monitor and see it in different iMac monitor in my studio and they all look green, pale green, with a pale gray legend which has the same color with the mods. And the pale blue accent, maybe as pale as 9009 accent.

Really love the color btw. Good job for finding this combination!

It is NOT "obviously green". It has the faintest of green hues on my calibrated 10bit oled display... Now you may like that, and it may even be what she is going for... but it is absolutely misleading to call that obvious by any measure. RGB color codes don't lie.

I believe the accurate word to describe the green would in fact be the opposite of obvious... it is subtly green.

Subtly green I agree, as I said, pale green, a very pale one. But it is obviously in green range not gray. Sorry if my way of saying it is confusing lol.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: bthezebra on Mon, 21 August 2017, 00:05:25
I trust Jessicas color taste, so I will get in on this as well :)

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: jebbra on Mon, 21 August 2017, 01:01:16
Just make sure it is pale enough Jess, Plum isn't as muted as in render imo.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: yuppie on Mon, 21 August 2017, 02:31:31
I want this.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: forevermadrigal on Mon, 21 August 2017, 03:00:19
It obviously green, not gray. I use a calibrated monitor and see it in different iMac monitor in my studio and they all look green, pale green, with a pale gray legend which has the same color with the mods. And the pale blue accent, maybe as pale as 9009 accent.

Really love the color btw. Good job for finding this combination!

It is NOT "obviously green". It has the faintest of green hues on my calibrated 10bit oled display... Now you may like that, and it may even be what she is going for... but it is absolutely misleading to call that obvious by any measure. RGB color codes don't lie.

I believe the accurate word to describe the green would in fact be the opposite of obvious... it is subtly green.

Even though it is subtle, it can still be obvious. That's what he meant.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: MeloDet on Mon, 21 August 2017, 09:01:40
I wonder if a more vibrant (but still dull, think first render) green somewhere else in the set could help bring out the green in the alphas. Like perhaps using that first green as the legend colour on the novelties or something.

I'm good with it as is personally; just figured I'd toss out the suggestion.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: mbsurfer on Mon, 21 August 2017, 09:06:46
The new Alphas look absolutely amazing, completely changed my opinion of the set. Count me in.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: gutsack on Mon, 21 August 2017, 13:50:58
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This looks terrific. Nice work!

Regarding icons vs text mods, I'm all for icons, but hoping you can do something like what T0mb3ry did with Yuri and include the Mac option and control icons? Definitely don't want Windows icons if I can avoid it.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Arcsxum on Mon, 21 August 2017, 18:01:12
Forgot to answer the question in my previous post, but:
New Renders  :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Icon Mods :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: mr scooty on Mon, 21 August 2017, 21:06:58
Would it be possible to add an R2 Esc and Backspace keys? I love your colorways and just those 2 keys would help with a lot of 40% kits imo. Great work btw, lovin the plum set.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Arcsxum on Mon, 11 September 2017, 17:20:44
Any updates or news regarding this set? ;D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: yuppie on Tue, 12 September 2017, 15:17:18
Any updates or news regarding this set? ;D

How long must I wait to give you my money?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: romevi on Tue, 12 September 2017, 15:32:42
Any updates or news regarding this set? ;D

How long must I wait to give you my money?

Why you going to give money to Arcsxum? They're not running the GB.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Arcsxum on Tue, 12 September 2017, 17:41:59
Any updates or news regarding this set? ;D

How long must I wait to give you my money?

Why you going to give money to Arcsxum? They're not running the GB.
If I got the money, I'll just throw it at Jessica til I get this keyset lol.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: KorbenDallas on Wed, 13 September 2017, 01:32:46
 Decided to revisit this post. The updated render colors for this set is definitely more attractive to me now, sign me up :thumb:!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: jessica on Wed, 13 September 2017, 02:08:09
Update:

Been working with Yanbo to see about booking a slot for this set. It's just been so slow going that I've really had nothing to announce.

I guess the most I know is that it'd be run some time in 2018. Beyond that is a big ol' ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Sissy on Wed, 13 September 2017, 02:39:13
Update:

Been working with Yanbo to see about booking a slot for this set. It's just been so slow going that I've really had nothing to announce.

I guess the most I know is that it'd be run some time in 2018. Beyond that is a big ol' ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
We grow closer and closer to GMK taking as long as SA.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: jessica on Wed, 13 September 2017, 02:42:48
Update:

Been working with Yanbo to see about booking a slot for this set. It's just been so slow going that I've really had nothing to announce.

I guess the most I know is that it'd be run some time in 2018. Beyond that is a big ol' ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
We grow closer and closer to GMK taking as long as SA.

Not even close in any sense. GMK lead times are still 4-5 months like always. It's just Massdrop has a ridiculously long queue.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Petch on Wed, 13 September 2017, 05:00:50
Massdrop has a ridiculously long queue.

I have a solution to that
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: jihadu on Wed, 13 September 2017, 09:08:30
Hi jess. Is a spacebar kit in the works? I so regret not picking up Yuri's
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Arcsxum on Wed, 13 September 2017, 18:27:51
Update:

Been working with Yanbo to see about booking a slot for this set. It's just been so slow going that I've really had nothing to announce.

I guess the most I know is that it'd be run some time in 2018. Beyond that is a big ol' ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Thanks for the update!
Guess I don't have to check this post everyday now :P
At least this gives me more time to plan out which board I'm gonna use this set on.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: RELLIK on Fri, 15 September 2017, 20:01:35
I'm all for a set that looks like the first render personally. Old alphas are brighter/more vibrant then the newer render, but the old render is still quite subdued IMO. Now the new mods however, those look better. The color is a nice addition.
As for legends/icons I'm english/indifferent.

Cant believe MD is booked till 2018! "Have I been missing out on tons of GMK sets???" :thinking:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: MeloDet on Fri, 15 September 2017, 20:11:04
Well they're probably going to continue doing one major set every month (and switching between GMK, SA etc.), so there'd only need to be maybe one more GMK set (other than Laser) and we'd be into 2018. We've got Oblivion in September and Laser in October, but after that I'm not so sure.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: jessica on Mon, 25 September 2017, 23:34:11
Hey guys,

I've got some news! Depending on your opinions, it is either good news or bad news, that's up to you. I see it as wholy good, personally.

With much consideration, I have decided to run this set myeslf! Let's list off the pros and cons:

Pros:
Will be produced sooner than going through Massdrop
International orders will have cheaper shipping
MUCH more frequent and direct updates than Massdrop
For my own conscience, I will feel better about this set than Plum because it'll feel like I am actually part of the process

Cons:
Moderately more expensive, to an extent
Shipping will take a little bit longer than Massdrop, due to smaller operation capabilities but at the same time, there will be fewer orders so those should be shipped out sooner. Basically should come out even on this one.

Let me know what all you guys think about this, and I hope my reputation as an established member of the community is enough to garner your trust.

P.S., I'm getting renders redone to see how this set looks with Icon-only modifiers, because I feel that will help with the weight of the set more. Stay tuned.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: robotsokk on Mon, 25 September 2017, 23:46:54
More
Hey guys,

I've got some news! Depending on your opinions, it is either good news or bad news, that's up to you. I see it as wholy good, personally.

With much consideration, I have decided to run this set myeslf! Let's list off the pros and cons:

Pros:
Will be produced sooner than going through Massdrop
International orders will have cheaper shipping
MUCH more frequent and direct updates than Massdrop
For my own conscience, I will feel better about this set than Plum because it'll feel like I am actually part of the process

Cons:
More expensive, to a certain extent
Shipping will take a little bit longer than Massdrop, due to smaller operation capabilities but at the same time, there will be fewer orders so those should be shipped out sooner. Basically should come out even on this one.

Let me know what all you guys think about this, and I hope my reputation as an established member of the community is enough to garner your trust.

P.S., I'm getting renders redone to see how this set looks with Icon-only modifiers, because I feel that will help with the weight of the set more. Stay tuned.

I'm on board!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: lovetree on Mon, 25 September 2017, 23:59:32
I'm in!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: bthezebra on Tue, 26 September 2017, 00:34:54
I rike it

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: TheDisappointingGatsby on Tue, 26 September 2017, 05:48:10
In!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Petch on Tue, 26 September 2017, 07:06:49
100% yes for no massdrop

Would you be able to set up an EU proxy? Mykeyboardeu and Candykeys have some experience
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: kmba on Tue, 26 September 2017, 07:08:12
Fine with me, just make sure you iron out the details with PayPal first to prevent any freezes.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: TalkingTree on Tue, 26 September 2017, 07:17:19
Would you be able to set up an EU proxy?
Pretty please.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: chuckdee on Tue, 26 September 2017, 07:28:53
it looks awesome, and I'll hate to miss it.  If you went through Originative or KeyClack or any established with logistics, I might be in.  But not just as a stand-alone.  Seen too many go off the rails, even with the best of intent.  GLWB!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Vigrith on Tue, 26 September 2017, 07:35:30
Let me know what all you guys think about this, and I hope my reputation as an established member of the community is enough to garner your trust.

Absolutely. I'm buying in regardless but if you were to set up some sort of European proxy then it'd be even better.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: klove4252 on Tue, 26 September 2017, 08:17:14
I'm in! The set looks great.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: braidn on Tue, 26 September 2017, 08:53:06
Love that you are doing this without the backing of a company. Should be stressful but, hopefully worth it
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: kmba on Tue, 26 September 2017, 09:56:27
it looks awesome, and I'll hate to miss it.  If you went through Originative or KeyClack or any established with logistics, I might be in.  But not just as a stand-alone.  Seen too many go off the rails, even with the best of intent.  GLWB!

Vendors don't provide much additional assurance. Keyclack is having serious issues with logistics for current buys.  No manpower, running out of boxes  every week. Massdrop doesn't handle communication well and pairs with supplies that don't deliver.  Hell, even originative hasn't been able to deliver keyboard and co caps for over a year. All you can ask for is a trustworthy individual that will work through the inevitable problems and delays and ultimately deliver what you pay for. 
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: johuu on Tue, 26 September 2017, 10:10:47
I'm in, whichever route you choose.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: TheDisappointingGatsby on Tue, 26 September 2017, 10:19:01
it looks awesome, and I'll hate to miss it.  If you went through Originative or KeyClack or any established with logistics, I might be in.  But not just as a stand-alone.  Seen too many go off the rails, even with the best of intent.  GLWB!

Vendors don't provide much additional assurance. Keyclack is having serious issues with logistics for current buys.  No manpower, running out of boxes  every week. Massdrop doesn't handle communication well and pairs with supplies that don't deliver.  Hell, even originative hasn't been able to deliver keyboard and co caps for over a year. All you can ask for is a trustworthy individual that will work through the inevitable problems and delays and ultimately deliver what you pay for.

I really like this line of thinking.  Kind of helps me resolve my feelings regarding the M65-A GB's current state.  Thanks, tameone!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: chuckdee on Tue, 26 September 2017, 11:01:01
it looks awesome, and I'll hate to miss it.  If you went through Originative or KeyClack or any established with logistics, I might be in.  But not just as a stand-alone.  Seen too many go off the rails, even with the best of intent.  GLWB!

Vendors don't provide much additional assurance. Keyclack is having serious issues with logistics for current buys.  No manpower, running out of boxes  every week. Massdrop doesn't handle communication well and pairs with supplies that don't deliver.  Hell, even originative hasn't been able to deliver keyboard and co caps for over a year. All you can ask for is a trustworthy individual that will work through the inevitable problems and delays and ultimately deliver what you pay for.

Depends on the vendor and the situation.  In my experience, MD has had delays, but they've been in general communicated (though perhaps not how people wanted) and you get product.  Same with Keyclack.  He's going through problems, sure.  But he's offered refunds for the delays- that's more than most GB runners can do.  OCo hasn't delivered keyboard and co caps because of unusual problems with GMK and their ability to deliver the colors.  And again, he's offered refunds or movement to other buys (which is what I've done).

If you haven't done logistics and don't have a logistics chain, it's more likely that things can experience problems.  And those problems can be more than the GB runner is even able to work through, easily, if at all.  And that's not a risk I'm personally willing to take, nor am I willing to leave the money on the table for this.  Others can decide how much of a risk they're willing to take.  And that was all I was trying to communicate.  And if more people were honest with themselves, then when the bumps happened, there would be less stress on the GB runner, rather than having people that said it didn't matter, but when the unforeseen happened they're making the GB runner's job harder, not easier.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: MeloDet on Tue, 26 September 2017, 14:39:36
Hell yeah! Definitely in!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: xondat on Tue, 26 September 2017, 15:06:12
+1 to doing it yourself. As long as you know what you're getting into, you'll be fine.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Arcsxum on Tue, 26 September 2017, 16:32:36
100% the greatest of news!
Can't wait to see the icon mod renders  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: online on Tue, 26 September 2017, 18:45:11
it looks awesome, and I'll hate to miss it.  If you went through Originative or KeyClack or any established with logistics, I might be in.  But not just as a stand-alone.  Seen too many go off the rails, even with the best of intent.  GLWB!

EU Proxy +1
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: BlackInk on Tue, 26 September 2017, 22:36:41
I'm so in that i'm in :p
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: jessica on Wed, 27 September 2017, 03:54:50
Decided to make a banner thing, if you wanna show your support of the set!

Info is in the main post but I'll copy it here
Code: [Select]
[url=https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=90468.0][img width=300 height=100]https://i.imgur.com/FjGqmPq.png[/img][/url]
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: jessica on Thu, 28 September 2017, 16:50:28
Getting the colours just right with Oblotzky, should have new, closer-to-proper colour renders tomorrow (Sept 29th in America)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Arcsxum on Thu, 28 September 2017, 17:28:08
Getting the colours just right with Oblotzky, should have new, closer-to-proper colour renders tomorrow (Sept 29th in America)
Can't wait to see it ;D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: MeloDet on Fri, 29 September 2017, 07:59:34
Sweet! Can't wait for this set
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: ReverbSlush on Fri, 29 September 2017, 12:10:14
I really like this set a lot.  I hope it happens.. I hope it fits my boring HHKB style layout  (I'll buy it even if it doesn't). 
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Vigrith on Fri, 29 September 2017, 12:34:18
I really like this set a lot.  I hope it happens.. I hope it fits my boring HHKB style layout  (I'll buy it even if it doesn't).

Far as I know Jessica's favourite layout is the HHKB one so I'm sure it'll fit it!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: jessica on Fri, 29 September 2017, 12:51:20
I really like this set a lot.  I hope it happens.. I hope it fits my boring HHKB style layout  (I'll buy it even if it doesn't).

HHKB is my 100% daily driver layout, so all of my sets, past present and future will support HHKB layout. :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: jessica on Fri, 29 September 2017, 13:14:24
New renders! Please take these with a grain of salt as everyone's monitors are calibrated differently, but you can get a good idea of the set from these!
The alphas are still pale green, the mods are still gray, the accents are still pale blue. We're mostly getting the fine-tuned stuff done now.

All courtesy of Oblotzky, his renders are absolutely stellar.

(https://i.imgur.com/eEDVym7.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/3kCOaEU.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/UsSYNaq.jpg)

I'd love to hear what you think :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: TheDisappointingGatsby on Fri, 29 September 2017, 13:23:42
New renders look great! Time to start planning a new board to put these on!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: TalkingTree on Fri, 29 September 2017, 14:00:52
It would be great if Oblotzky stopped being a threat for my wallet. I'll buy the set.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Vigrith on Fri, 29 September 2017, 14:23:39
It would be great if Oblotzky stopped being a threat for my wallet. I'll buy the set.

^

Buying.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: MeloDet on Fri, 29 September 2017, 15:41:03
Wow. That alpha colour is perfect!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: tvpeople on Fri, 29 September 2017, 19:33:36
As a 60% user I sometimes wonder how nice it would be to have an accented (~`) key on top left corner instead of escape key. I know this won't probably happen, but I'm a bit tired of always having escape key there.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: robotsokk on Fri, 29 September 2017, 20:13:17
Really digging the colors in the renders -- they all work so well together. Def in.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: donjoan666 on Fri, 29 September 2017, 20:20:58
Do you have any plan of adding LED lock keys?.. I'm really looking for those but it seems only few sets (like Muted) have that these days..

Thanks.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: vtachkov on Fri, 29 September 2017, 20:58:43
Welp, guess I'm buying another GMK set.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: AlexAtPanc on Fri, 29 September 2017, 21:21:09
Icon mods are good and nice.

Also having The Most Beautiful Key In The World™ is great! Thanks!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: a_ak57 on Fri, 29 September 2017, 22:18:26
Is that a custom grey you're going with for the mods or one they've made already?  The Honeywell grey would look nice I think (though if you haven't seen it in person you should get a sample since it looks so different in pics depending on the lighting).
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: BlackInk on Sat, 30 September 2017, 00:22:21
Any plan for novelties?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: jessica on Sat, 30 September 2017, 01:14:25
Any plan for novelties?
Tentatively yes. Going to talk with gmk and see how feasible it is.

Sent from my HTC6545LVW using Tapatalk

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: jessica on Sat, 30 September 2017, 01:15:14
Is that a custom grey you're going with for the mods or one they've made already?  The Honeywell grey would look nice I think (though if you haven't seen it in person you should get a sample since it looks so different in pics depending on the lighting).
All the colours are custom, yah. The gray is gonna be a tricky one to balance and get quite right cause it's ever so mildly blue

Sent from my HTC6545LVW using Tapatalk

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: kmba on Sat, 30 September 2017, 08:27:23
Any renders with a silver case?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: monkeysontoast on Sat, 30 September 2017, 16:21:30
Loving the new renders! Not sure I'm personally a fan of icon mods, but will keep my eye on this!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: ioioioio on Sun, 01 October 2017, 13:25:30
this gmk still in IC progress? cmon make it fast to drop dude hahahah
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: jessica on Sun, 01 October 2017, 13:29:23
this gmk still in IC progress? cmon make it fast to drop dude hahahah
It's coming very soon. This one has taken a lot of prep work to get right.

Sent from my HTC6545LVW using Tapatalk

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Arcsxum on Sun, 01 October 2017, 16:26:17
New renders! Please take these with a grain of salt as everyone's monitors are calibrated differently, but you can get a good idea of the set from these!
The alphas are still pale green, the mods are still gray, the accents are still pale blue. We're mostly getting the fine-tuned stuff done now.

All courtesy of Oblotzky, his renders are absolutely stellar.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/eEDVym7.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/3kCOaEU.jpg)

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


I'd love to hear what you think :)
I thought the mods were a pale purple this whole time  :(
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: jessica on Tue, 03 October 2017, 02:26:08
New renders! Please take these with a grain of salt as everyone's monitors are calibrated differently, but you can get a good idea of the set from these!
The alphas are still pale green, the mods are still gray, the accents are still pale blue. We're mostly getting the fine-tuned stuff done now.

All courtesy of Oblotzky, his renders are absolutely stellar.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/eEDVym7.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/3kCOaEU.jpg)

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


I'd love to hear what you think :)
I thought the mods were a pale purple this whole time  :(

I'm incredibly sorry, and mildly confused how that got misconveyed :P
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: jessica on Tue, 03 October 2017, 11:55:10
I can happily announce, CapsUnlocked will be the EU proxy for this set! They've run GMK GMK Mondrian, the ortho GMK kit, as well as the rest of their store, so I trust they will be more than capable of following through well!
More info to come soon, so be on the lookout.

Also an update that isn't really an update. We're still waiting to hear back from GMK about pricing. I believe Oktoberfest is still going on and putting a hold on everything for the time being. Sorry about the delay but there is unfortunately nothing I can do to speed this up.


CapsUnlocked's website
http://caps-unlocked.com/ (http://caps-unlocked.com/)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: xondat on Tue, 03 October 2017, 12:04:27
I can happily announce, CapsUnlocked will be the EU proxy for this set! They've run GMK GMK Mondrian, the ortho GMK kit, as well as the rest of their store, so I trust they will be more than capable of following through well!
More info to come soon, so be on the lookout.

Also an update that isn't really an update. We're still waiting to hear back from GMK about pricing. I believe Oktoberfest is still going on and putting a hold on everything for the time being. Sorry about the delay but there is unfortunately nothing I can do to speed this up.


CapsUnlocked's website
http://caps-unlocked.com/ (http://caps-unlocked.com/)

That's massively disappointing. I hope you can work with David @ Mechboards soon :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: TalkingTree on Tue, 03 October 2017, 14:05:59
I can happily announce, CapsUnlocked will be the EU proxy for this set!
I happily welcome this news.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: Oblotzky on Tue, 03 October 2017, 15:05:55
Also an update that isn't really an update. We're still waiting to hear back from GMK about pricing. I believe Oktoberfest is still going on and putting a hold on everything for the time being. Sorry about the delay but there is unfortunately nothing I can do to speed this up.

Today is Tag der Deutschen Einheit (The Day of German Unity), plus most people took off Monday too as a bridge day.  ;) operations should resume tomorrow
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: jessica on Tue, 03 October 2017, 15:53:26
Also an update that isn't really an update. We're still waiting to hear back from GMK about pricing. I believe Oktoberfest is still going on and putting a hold on everything for the time being. Sorry about the delay but there is unfortunately nothing I can do to speed this up.

Today is Tag der Deutschen Einheit (The Day of German Unity), plus most people took off Monday too as a bridge day.  ;) operations should resume tomorrow

Cool to know! Hope to hear good stuff soon
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: Vigrith on Tue, 03 October 2017, 16:02:24
I can happily announce, CapsUnlocked will be the EU proxy for this set!
I happily welcome this news.

As do I.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Arcsxum on Tue, 03 October 2017, 17:46:51
New renders! Please take these with a grain of salt as everyone's monitors are calibrated differently, but you can get a good idea of the set from these!
The alphas are still pale green, the mods are still gray, the accents are still pale blue. We're mostly getting the fine-tuned stuff done now.

All courtesy of Oblotzky, his renders are absolutely stellar.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/eEDVym7.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/3kCOaEU.jpg)

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


I'd love to hear what you think :)
I thought the mods were a pale purple this whole time  :(

I'm incredibly sorry, and mildly confused how that got misconveyed :P
I guess it must have been my monitor then :P
Will have to seriously reconsider joining now... sorry  :(
I've been looking for a purple mod set since I didn't really like skeletor.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: kmba on Tue, 03 October 2017, 23:01:44
New renders! Please take these with a grain of salt as everyone's monitors are calibrated differently, but you can get a good idea of the set from these!
The alphas are still pale green, the mods are still gray, the accents are still pale blue. We're mostly getting the fine-tuned stuff done now.

All courtesy of Oblotzky, his renders are absolutely stellar.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/eEDVym7.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/3kCOaEU.jpg)

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


I'd love to hear what you think :)
I thought the mods were a pale purple this whole time  :(

I'm incredibly sorry, and mildly confused how that got misconveyed :P
I guess it must have been my monitor then :P
Will have to seriously reconsider joining now... sorry  :(
I've been looking for a purple mod set since I didn't really like skeletor.

I have a nicely calibrated IPS monitor and I can see how you might think the second render provided had pale purple mods.  Now that you said something I see it as pale purple haha
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: ioioioio on Tue, 03 October 2017, 23:48:50
I can happily announce, CapsUnlocked will be the EU proxy for this set! They've run GMK GMK Mondrian, the ortho GMK kit, as well as the rest of their store, so I trust they will be more than capable of following through well!
More info to come soon, so be on the lookout.

Also an update that isn't really an update. We're still waiting to hear back from GMK about pricing. I believe Oktoberfest is still going on and putting a hold on everything for the time being. Sorry about the delay but there is unfortunately nothing I can do to speed this up.


CapsUnlocked's website
http://caps-unlocked.com/ (http://caps-unlocked.com/)

How about asian? is there any vendor handle this beauty? im in tho with laser,oktober is going to diggin my wallet so deep!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Arcsxum on Wed, 04 October 2017, 17:16:03
New renders! Please take these with a grain of salt as everyone's monitors are calibrated differently, but you can get a good idea of the set from these!
The alphas are still pale green, the mods are still gray, the accents are still pale blue. We're mostly getting the fine-tuned stuff done now.

All courtesy of Oblotzky, his renders are absolutely stellar.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/eEDVym7.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/3kCOaEU.jpg)

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


I'd love to hear what you think :)
I thought the mods were a pale purple this whole time  :(

I'm incredibly sorry, and mildly confused how that got misconveyed :P
I guess it must have been my monitor then :P
Will have to seriously reconsider joining now... sorry  :(
I've been looking for a purple mod set since I didn't really like skeletor.

I have a nicely calibrated IPS monitor and I can see how you might think the second render provided had pale purple mods.  Now that you said something I see it as pale purple haha
I've viewed on my laptop too and I also saw the pale purple :P
But man, I'm super bummed now  :(
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: DasGnome on Wed, 04 October 2017, 17:42:38
Any plans to do icon mods for the bottom row as well? Icon mod sets that don't do that drive me nuts.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: mr scooty on Wed, 04 October 2017, 19:13:41
Any plans to do icon mods for the bottom row as well? Icon mod sets that don't do that drive me nuts.

Curious about this as well
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: Owl- on Wed, 04 October 2017, 19:24:22
Any chance for an extra 1u Fn for dual Fn users?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: jessica on Thu, 05 October 2017, 02:07:41
Any plans to do icon mods for the bottom row as well? Icon mod sets that don't do that drive me nuts.

It will be either full icon bottom row or full text bottom row, no mix-match. I'll have final results in a couple days when I hear back from GMK!
(Right now it's looking like full text bottom row, simply because I like that aesthetic for this specific set)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: marre259 on Thu, 05 October 2017, 16:31:00
I'm not sure if this has been mentioned but will GMK try to match their renders or oblotzky's render?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: Arcsxum on Thu, 05 October 2017, 17:14:11
I'm not sure if this has been mentioned but will GMK try to match their renders or oblotzky's render?
I forgot that the renders were from different people. Maybe that's why I thought it was originally pale purple.
Jessica, if you don't mind, could you repost all the past renders? I wanna take a second look at them.

Thanks.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: txclack on Thu, 05 October 2017, 17:34:14
I'd purchase whether icon bottom row or text bottom row, this colorway is just too fantastic.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: monkeysontoast on Thu, 05 October 2017, 18:29:44
I'm not sure if this has been mentioned but will GMK try to match their renders or oblotzky's render?
I forgot that the renders were from different people. Maybe that's why I thought it was originally pale purple.
Jessica, if you don't mind, could you repost all the past renders? I wanna take a second look at them.

Thanks.

The render you're thinking of was done by thesiscamper, and is on page 3 of this topic. The mods definitely look pale purple in that render, so you're not wrong.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: CAPS UNLOCKED on Fri, 06 October 2017, 04:31:30
I can happily announce, CapsUnlocked will be the EU proxy for this set!
I happily welcome this news.

As do I.

Thank you for the support! :)

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: Arcsxum on Fri, 06 October 2017, 16:44:40
I'm not sure if this has been mentioned but will GMK try to match their renders or oblotzky's render?
I forgot that the renders were from different people. Maybe that's why I thought it was originally pale purple.
Jessica, if you don't mind, could you repost all the past renders? I wanna take a second look at them.

Thanks.

The render you're thinking of was done by thesiscamper, and is on page 3 of this topic. The mods definitely look pale purple in that render, so you're not wrong.
YEAH! That's the render I was talking about.
And yup, definitely pale purple... so I wasn't going crazy.
What I wouldn't give for those mods  :( :( :(
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: dvorcol on Sat, 07 October 2017, 00:15:06
With much consideration, I have decided to run this set myeslf!

So will you post your group buy on Geekhack?
Or are you going to have your own website?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: jessica on Sat, 07 October 2017, 00:20:49
With much consideration, I have decided to run this set myeslf!

So will you post your group buy on Geekhack?
Or are you going to have your own website?
I've got my own website I am going to be using.
Obviously, there will be an announcement made here as well, with a link. :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: dvorcol on Sat, 07 October 2017, 00:54:35
With much consideration, I have decided to run this set myself!
So will you post your group buy on Geekhack?
Or are you going to have your own website?
I've got my own website I am going to be using.
Obviously, there will be an announcement made here as well, with a link. :)
Excellent, looking forward to it.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: ioioioio on Sat, 07 October 2017, 02:32:24
With much consideration, I have decided to run this set myeslf!

So will you post your group buy on Geekhack?
Or are you going to have your own website?
I've got my own website I am going to be using.
Obviously, there will be an announcement made here as well, with a link. :)

when the GB will announce?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: jessica on Sat, 07 October 2017, 02:46:08
With much consideration, I have decided to run this set myeslf!

So will you post your group buy on Geekhack?
Or are you going to have your own website?
I've got my own website I am going to be using.
Obviously, there will be an announcement made here as well, with a link. :)

when the GB will announce?
Very soon :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: ioioioio on Sat, 07 October 2017, 10:06:11
With much consideration, I have decided to run this set myeslf!

So will you post your group buy on Geekhack?
Or are you going to have your own website?
I've got my own website I am going to be using.
Obviously, there will be an announcement made here as well, with a link. :)

when the GB will announce?
Very soon :)


dang man! make it quick! hahaha
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: Vigrith on Sat, 07 October 2017, 10:08:17
dang man! make it quick! hahaha

Let's relax here, not TOO quick, 9009 AND Eclipse both running right now LOL
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: MeloDet on Sat, 07 October 2017, 12:32:51
And who knows when laser is going to drop. Still, this is one of my must buys, so I'm in no matter what
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: johuu on Sat, 07 October 2017, 12:33:40
dang man! make it quick! hahaha

Let's relax here, not TOO quick, 9009 AND Eclipse both running right now LOL

Full ack. 3 parallel GMK GBs are not a good idea.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: marre259 on Sat, 07 October 2017, 13:47:45
Don't forget laser which is supposedly launching "soon"
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: xondat on Sat, 07 October 2017, 13:50:08
Don't forget laser which is supposedly launching "soon"

Can't wait forever. Mito should let people know when it's launching if he's considerate :rolleyes:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro
Post by: ioioioio on Sat, 07 October 2017, 14:20:03
dang man! make it quick! hahaha

Let's relax here, not TOO quick, 9009 AND Eclipse both running right now LOL

actually i only waiting this necro and laser tbh ... so i dont even care about 9009,pristine,and eclipse(but this eclipse is ruined my mind tho hahaha) that's why i keep asking it when this necro will drop hahahahahahah :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: amnesia0287 on Sat, 07 October 2017, 15:31:49
Don't forget laser which is supposedly launching "soon"

Can't wait forever. Mito should let people know when it's launching if he's considerate :rolleyes:

You assume he even knows or is allowed to say if he does. With lasers hype and massdrop though, it should be relatively affordable. A bit of space with 9009 would be nice though, and I’m sure some people just got in on led zep too. Oh and there is also GMK Pristine running right now.

The main reason I’d wait for eclipse is just because both sets are custom colors and thus 250 moq. Don’t wanna eat into each other too hard. Laser is gonna do fine regardless.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: jessica on Sat, 07 October 2017, 18:13:47
Hey guys, got an update for all my EU buddies.

The EU proxy has been changed from CapsUnlocked to MechBoardsUK. They have successfully handled proxying for GMK Coniferous and will be handling LedZep.

I have faith they will be able to follow through well and look forward to working with them!

http://mechboards.co.uk/ (http://mechboards.co.uk/)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: bkw1209 on Sat, 07 October 2017, 21:14:57
Hey guys, got an update for all my EU buddies.

The EU proxy has been changed from CapsUnlocked to MechBoardsUK. They have successfully handled proxying for GMK Coniferous and will be handling LedZep.

I have faith they will be able to follow through well and look forward to working with them!

http://mechboards.co.uk/ (http://mechboards.co.uk/)


What is a US proxy?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: Puddsy on Sat, 07 October 2017, 21:47:11
Hey guys, got an update for all my EU buddies.

The EU proxy has been changed from CapsUnlocked to MechBoardsUK. They have successfully handled proxying for GMK Coniferous and will be handling LedZep.

I have faith they will be able to follow through well and look forward to working with them!

http://mechboards.co.uk/ (http://mechboards.co.uk/)


What is a US proxy?

im pretty sure jessica is located in the US
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: jessica on Sat, 07 October 2017, 21:52:20
Hey guys, got an update for all my EU buddies.

The EU proxy has been changed from CapsUnlocked to MechBoardsUK. They have successfully handled proxying for GMK Coniferous and will be handling LedZep.

I have faith they will be able to follow through well and look forward to working with them!

http://mechboards.co.uk/ (http://mechboards.co.uk/)


What is a US proxy?

im pretty sure jessica is located in the US
SoCal based, yup
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: ioioioio on Sun, 08 October 2017, 04:02:59
Hey guys, got an update for all my EU buddies.

The EU proxy has been changed from CapsUnlocked to MechBoardsUK. They have successfully handled proxying for GMK Coniferous and will be handling LedZep.

I have faith they will be able to follow through well and look forward to working with them!

http://mechboards.co.uk/ (http://mechboards.co.uk/)


What is a US proxy?

im pretty sure jessica is located in the US
SoCal based, yup

how about asian buyer? any proxy? monokei? zF?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: jessica on Sun, 08 October 2017, 20:10:11
Hey guys, got an update for all my EU buddies.

The EU proxy has been changed from CapsUnlocked to MechBoardsUK. They have successfully handled proxying for GMK Coniferous and will be handling LedZep.

I have faith they will be able to follow through well and look forward to working with them!

http://mechboards.co.uk/ (http://mechboards.co.uk/)


What is a US proxy?

im pretty sure jessica is located in the US
SoCal based, yup

how about asian buyer? any proxy? monokei? zF?
Not as of now, but it's not entirely out of the question.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: Petch on Mon, 09 October 2017, 07:03:02
When do you expect this GB to happen? With so much on at the moment, I'd be happy if it were December or early next year.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: MeloDet on Mon, 09 October 2017, 08:09:09
Why wait that long? Aren't most of the current GBs ending mid-October to early November?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: Petch on Mon, 09 October 2017, 08:28:19
Why wait that long? Aren't most of the current GBs ending mid-October to early November?
December is after november, it's not that long - and the GBs ending in november come out of october's pay, so need november's pay for necro
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: Vigrith on Mon, 09 October 2017, 09:28:43
The issue with December buys, especially ones ran elsewhere than Massdrop, is that a lot of people will be saving up for Christmas - one of the downsides of growing up, instead of blowing money after Christmas you save up before it in order to get stuff for loved ones. This has been a problem before, even MD a couple years ago had sets not do well because of it (GMK SNES, most notably).

That said, Slate and Laser are both imminent, right after 9009, Pristine and Eclipse... This is going to be a rough time for GMK buys no matter what.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: MeloDet on Mon, 09 October 2017, 11:16:59
Why wait that long? Aren't most of the current GBs ending mid-October to early November?
December is after november, it's not that long - and the GBs ending in november come out of october's pay, so need november's pay for necro
Fair enough, though near as I can tell things never really slow down all that much in this hobby, and with multiple GMK buys happening every month the queue is only going to get longer.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: dvorcol on Mon, 09 October 2017, 21:17:31
...near as I can tell things never really slow down all that much in this hobby, and with multiple GMK buys happening every month the queue is only going to get longer.
I would expand my production capacity, if I were GMK.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: Puddsy on Mon, 09 October 2017, 23:12:54
...near as I can tell things never really slow down all that much in this hobby, and with multiple GMK buys happening every month the queue is only going to get longer.
I would expand my production capacity, if I were GMK.

Why do you think they just raised their prices?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: Landcaps on Tue, 10 October 2017, 01:44:49
very nice colorway. i get the ambiance of horror here. not sure if it just me or what.
i like Oblotzky's render than GMK's. it gives more spooky feeling.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: jessica on Tue, 10 October 2017, 02:26:15
very nice colorway. i get the ambiance of horror here. not sure if it just me or what.
i like Oblotzky's render than GMK's. it gives more spooky feeling.

GMK's render is literally just to show what keys are included, don't worry about the colours of it at all :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: dvorcol on Tue, 10 October 2017, 14:18:11
...near as I can tell things never really slow down all that much in this hobby, and with multiple GMK buys happening every month the queue is only going to get longer.
I would expand my production capacity, if I were GMK.
Why do you think they just raised their prices?
OK, that is either an alternative to expanding production or a method of raising the funds to expand production.  Regardless of GMK's reason, raising market pricing also encourages competitors to come into the market.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: Landcaps on Tue, 10 October 2017, 23:24:32
very nice colorway. i get the ambiance of horror here. not sure if it just me or what.
i like Oblotzky's render than GMK's. it gives more spooky feeling.

GMK's render is literally just to show what keys are included, don't worry about the colours of it at all :)

Nice to hear that.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: swimmingbird on Tue, 10 October 2017, 23:28:39
Very excited for this one
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: pomk on Wed, 11 October 2017, 03:06:53
very nice colorway. i get the ambiance of horror here. not sure if it just me or what.
i like Oblotzky's render than GMK's. it gives more spooky feeling.

GMK's render is literally just to show what keys are included, don't worry about the colours of it at all :)
What will the colours sent to GMK look like, and will you stick to them or keep the option of changing the colour scheme after the buy has started?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: Puddsy on Wed, 11 October 2017, 03:24:41
very nice colorway. i get the ambiance of horror here. not sure if it just me or what.
i like Oblotzky's render than GMK's. it gives more spooky feeling.

GMK's render is literally just to show what keys are included, don't worry about the colours of it at all :)
What will the colours sent to GMK look like, and will you stick to them or keep the option of changing the colour scheme after the buy has started?

gmk takes pantone colors
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: pomk on Wed, 11 October 2017, 03:31:13
very nice colorway. i get the ambiance of horror here. not sure if it just me or what.
i like Oblotzky's render than GMK's. it gives more spooky feeling.

GMK's render is literally just to show what keys are included, don't worry about the colours of it at all :)
What will the colours sent to GMK look like, and will you stick to them or keep the option of changing the colour scheme after the buy has started?

gmk takes pantone colors
I believe they will take any colours as long as you can send it to them in physical form. My question was about specific colours, not some swatch system name.

edit: I'm interested in this only because the renders in the previous buy by Brazzers were quite a bit off from the actual colours that were used in production.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: Mechboards on Wed, 11 October 2017, 03:34:48
Looking forward to this :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: TalkingTree on Wed, 11 October 2017, 04:07:15
Looking forward to this :)
Ah! That timer.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: jessica on Wed, 11 October 2017, 13:44:55
very nice colorway. i get the ambiance of horror here. not sure if it just me or what.
i like Oblotzky's render than GMK's. it gives more spooky feeling.

GMK's render is literally just to show what keys are included, don't worry about the colours of it at all :)
What will the colours sent to GMK look like, and will you stick to them or keep the option of changing the colour scheme after the buy has started?

There will be no change in colour scheme, just trying to get the colours right. Gonna do my bestest to match Oblotzky's renders.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: jessica on Wed, 11 October 2017, 14:08:44
So, this is actually very fortunate.
This year, we've got Friday the 13th in October. Nice n' spooky.

Since Necro is undead themed, it only feels fitting that the groupbuy start on Friday the 13th.

For north America, orders can be placed @ DMKeys.com (http://DMKeys.com)
For Europeans, orders can be placed @ mechboards.co.uk (http://mechboards.co.uk)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: TheDisappointingGatsby on Wed, 11 October 2017, 14:17:48
2spooky4me
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: Vigrith on Wed, 11 October 2017, 16:00:57
So, this is actually very fortunate.
This year, we've got Friday the 13th in October. Nice n' spooky.

Since Necro is undead themed, it only feels fitting that the groupbuy start on Friday the 13th.

For north America, orders can be placed @ DMKeys.com (http://DMKeys.com)
For Europeans, orders can be placed @ mechboards.co.uk (http://mechboards.co.uk)

Packed schedule for GMK but still good to hear!

Any word on EU proxy pricing? I'm assuming it won't be just 145 bucks converted to Euro (which would come out at 120~, incredible price).
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: pomk on Wed, 11 October 2017, 16:41:04
very nice colorway. i get the ambiance of horror here. not sure if it just me or what.
i like Oblotzky's render than GMK's. it gives more spooky feeling.

GMK's render is literally just to show what keys are included, don't worry about the colours of it at all :)
What will the colours sent to GMK look like, and will you stick to them or keep the option of changing the colour scheme after the buy has started?

There will be no change in colour scheme, just trying to get the colours right. Gonna do my bestest to match Oblotzky's renders.
If the colours are fixed, would it be possible to see them (The targeted plastic colours) ? I’m sure you can ask Oblotzky for the exact material colours used to produce the render.

If the request is not possible, would it be possible then to get one render in natural and even lighting, with colour temperature matching the picture’s colour space’s white point?

Edit: the render is already quite evenly lit, though a fully diffuse lighting would better show the colours of the materials.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: jessica on Wed, 11 October 2017, 16:53:26
very nice colorway. i get the ambiance of horror here. not sure if it just me or what.
i like Oblotzky's render than GMK's. it gives more spooky feeling.

GMK's render is literally just to show what keys are included, don't worry about the colours of it at all :)
What will the colours sent to GMK look like, and will you stick to them or keep the option of changing the colour scheme after the buy has started?

There will be no change in colour scheme, just trying to get the colours right. Gonna do my bestest to match Oblotzky's renders.
If the colours are fixed, would it be possible to see them (The targeted plastic colours) ? I’m sure you can ask Oblotzky for the exact material colours used to produce the render.

If the request is not possible, would it be possible then to get one render in natural and even lighting, with colour temperature matching the picture’s colour space’s white point?

Edit: the render is already quite evenly lit, though a fully diffuse lighting would better show the colours of the materials.

There are no targeted plastic colours, I will simply be giving GMK the colour values and going from there.
The renders are already accurate, lighting wise. However, your monitor is pretty much 100% guaranteed to be calibrated differently than mine so there is basically no point in trying to tell you what it'll look like beyond the alphas. Once I have colour samples I will be getting colour accurate pictures taken (professionally) as well as my own bad attempts to give you two hopefully realistic expectations of the set :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: BlackInk on Wed, 11 October 2017, 17:15:40
I haven’t seen any novelties yet  :'( and the GB is about to start
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: pomk on Wed, 11 October 2017, 17:19:43
There are no targeted plastic colours, I will simply be giving GMK the colour values and going from there.
The renders are already accurate, lighting wise. However, your monitor is pretty much 100% guaranteed to be calibrated differently than mine so there is basically no point in trying to tell you what it'll look like beyond the alphas. Once I have colour samples I will be getting colour accurate pictures taken (professionally) as well as my own bad attempts to give you two hopefully realistic expectations of the set :)
So the colour codes that will be given to GMK are not fixed, and thus the colour scheme is not fixed? Or will you be posting those colour accurate pictures of the samples before the GB launches (this would be awesome!  :D)

Luckily pretty much everyone has access to a well calibrated display nowadays. Just walk to the nearest apple outlet and pick up a demo phone. I hope that your display is calibrated to sRGB, otherwise with the matching method you describe the keyset is going to look drastically different than what the renders would indicate.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: jessica on Wed, 11 October 2017, 18:05:45
There are no targeted plastic colours, I will simply be giving GMK the colour values and going from there.
The renders are already accurate, lighting wise. However, your monitor is pretty much 100% guaranteed to be calibrated differently than mine so there is basically no point in trying to tell you what it'll look like beyond the alphas. Once I have colour samples I will be getting colour accurate pictures taken (professionally) as well as my own bad attempts to give you two hopefully realistic expectations of the set :)
So the colour codes that will be given to GMK are not fixed, and thus the colour scheme is not fixed? Or will you be posting those colour accurate pictures of the samples before the GB launches (this would be awesome!  :D)

Luckily pretty much everyone has access to a well calibrated display nowadays. Just walk to the nearest apple outlet and pick up a demo phone. I hope that your display is calibrated to sRGB, otherwise with the matching method you describe the keyset is going to look drastically different than what the renders would indicate.

The colour codes are not fixed as ABS plastic is tricky, but the colour scheme is fixed. How it looks in the renders is how it'll look IRL to the best of GMK's and my ability :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: Denisgsv on Thu, 12 October 2017, 05:22:10
very nice colorway. i get the ambiance of horror here. not sure if it just me or what.
i like Oblotzky's render than GMK's. it gives more spooky feeling.

GMK's render is literally just to show what keys are included, don't worry about the colours of it at all :)

But it's the only thing that matters :) i mean apart colors, everything else is just the same as any other gmk set  :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: Petch on Thu, 12 October 2017, 05:59:52
Is the set finalised? Would be nice to see a 1.25u fn
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: avid on Thu, 12 October 2017, 10:05:09
Mechboard price the set at 140 GBP which is $185 + shipping.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: Vigrith on Thu, 12 October 2017, 10:22:42
Mechboard price the set at 140 GBP which is $185 + shipping.

Decent price, 9009 is 125€ (I think?) at 250 MOQ, would have to cross-check compatibility and number of keys etc so see how this fares - 140 quid is like 155€ these days.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: Mechboards on Thu, 12 October 2017, 10:43:29
Remember we have to add 20% to any cost price. We didn't add anything besides rounding up total numbers.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: Vigrith on Thu, 12 October 2017, 10:46:19
Remember we have to add 20% to any cost price. We didn't add anything besides rounding up total numbers.

Of course - as does MyKeyboard with 9009. I wasn't implying you're adding anything, the 9009 buy originates and ships within EU for starters and then proxies off to US/Canada etc whilst yours is the other way around; your price is absolutely warranted.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: Mechboards on Thu, 12 October 2017, 10:47:08

Of course - as does MyKeyboard with 9009. I wasn't implying you're adding anything, the 9009 buy originates and ships within EU for starters and then proxies off to US/Canada etc whilst yours is the other way around; your price is absolutely warranted.

It was more at what avid said - just wanted to clarify :)

Thanks!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: jessica on Thu, 12 October 2017, 12:30:28
Since people are making a big deal out of something that should I never thought would be more than a minute detail, and I'm not a stubbourn idiot...


(https://i.imgur.com/yd6mJgC.png)
Enjoy your colour codes :)

Please note these are the exact codes I gave to Oblotzky for the 3D renders which created
(https://i.imgur.com/eEDVym7.jpg)
which is the target vision of this set. The actual colour codes themselves are the closest approximation to the colours of the set I can have, digitally.

It's very likely the colour values will have to be tweaked once real samples are in hand, but the actual vision of the set is not changing. Additionally, Oblotzky is very good at keeping the renders true-to-life (see GMK Eclipse for example) so hopefully it will be painless and successful the first try.

Edit: The accent colour diamonds in the GMK render will be replaced with accent colour Code keys, those just got missed in the revision that changed the legends from Standard to Icon :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: MeloDet on Thu, 12 October 2017, 13:31:46
Probably a good call tbh. Wasn't something I was particularly worried about, but there did seem to be quite a few people who were. Might be a good idea to post an update on /r/mk (though you may already be planning on doing so), since an edit or new reply to the existing post probably won't get as much traction.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: pomk on Thu, 12 October 2017, 13:48:15
Since people are making a big deal out of something that should I never thought would be more than a minute detail, and I'm not a stubbourn idiot...


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/yd6mJgC.png)

Enjoy your colour codes :)

Please note these are the exact codes I gave to Oblotzky for the 3D renders which created
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/eEDVym7.jpg)

which is the target vision of this set. The actual colour codes themselves are the closest approximation to the colours of the set I can have, digitally.

It's very likely the colour values will have to be tweaked once real samples are in hand, but the actual vision of the set is not changing. Additionally, Oblotzky is very good at keeping the renders true-to-life (see GMK Eclipse for example) so hopefully it will be painless and successful the first try.

Edit: The accent colour diamonds in the GMK render will be replaced with accent colour Code keys, those just got missed in the revision that changed the legends from Standard to Icon :)
Sorry for being such a pain in the ass, but can you confirm that the colour codes you posted are in the srgb colour space? I know that some graphic designers like adobe colour space instead and the posted codes would look quite a bit different if rendered in that.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: jessica on Thu, 12 October 2017, 17:55:32
Since people are making a big deal out of something that should I never thought would be more than a minute detail, and I'm not a stubbourn idiot...


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/yd6mJgC.png)

Enjoy your colour codes :)

Please note these are the exact codes I gave to Oblotzky for the 3D renders which created
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/eEDVym7.jpg)

which is the target vision of this set. The actual colour codes themselves are the closest approximation to the colours of the set I can have, digitally.

It's very likely the colour values will have to be tweaked once real samples are in hand, but the actual vision of the set is not changing. Additionally, Oblotzky is very good at keeping the renders true-to-life (see GMK Eclipse for example) so hopefully it will be painless and successful the first try.

Edit: The accent colour diamonds in the GMK render will be replaced with accent colour Code keys, those just got missed in the revision that changed the legends from Standard to Icon :)
Sorry for being such a pain in the ass, but can you confirm that the colour codes you posted are in the srgb colour space? I know that some graphic designers like adobe colour space instead and the posted codes would look quite a bit different if rendered in that.
sRGB yes :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: Sissy on Thu, 12 October 2017, 22:17:40
Plum turned out great so cant wait to see this set in person.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: GreyAmbience on Fri, 13 October 2017, 03:38:48
(https://media.tenor.com/images/cac6b23a4a8671566a2108cb47e20b31/tenor.gif) (http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/2012/06/gay_dance.gif) 
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: pomk on Fri, 13 October 2017, 07:08:04
Since people are making a big deal out of something that should I never thought would be more than a minute detail, and I'm not a stubbourn idiot...


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/yd6mJgC.png)

Enjoy your colour codes :)

Please note these are the exact codes I gave to Oblotzky for the 3D renders which created
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/eEDVym7.jpg)

which is the target vision of this set. The actual colour codes themselves are the closest approximation to the colours of the set I can have, digitally.

It's very likely the colour values will have to be tweaked once real samples are in hand, but the actual vision of the set is not changing. Additionally, Oblotzky is very good at keeping the renders true-to-life (see GMK Eclipse for example) so hopefully it will be painless and successful the first try.

Edit: The accent colour diamonds in the GMK render will be replaced with accent colour Code keys, those just got missed in the revision that changed the legends from Standard to Icon :)
Sorry for being such a pain in the ass, but can you confirm that the colour codes you posted are in the srgb colour space? I know that some graphic designers like adobe colour space instead and the posted codes would look quite a bit different if rendered in that.
sRGB yes :)
Awesome!
Based on how GMK have been lately with matching colours, the provided colour codes are going to produce caps that will look very similar to these:
[attach=1]
The grey matches well with the render, but especially the alphas are a lot lighter with the colour code provided compared to the render.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: MeloDet on Fri, 13 October 2017, 09:03:10
Since people are making a big deal out of something that should I never thought would be more than a minute detail, and I'm not a stubbourn idiot...


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/yd6mJgC.png)

Enjoy your colour codes :)

Please note these are the exact codes I gave to Oblotzky for the 3D renders which created
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/eEDVym7.jpg)

which is the target vision of this set. The actual colour codes themselves are the closest approximation to the colours of the set I can have, digitally.

It's very likely the colour values will have to be tweaked once real samples are in hand, but the actual vision of the set is not changing. Additionally, Oblotzky is very good at keeping the renders true-to-life (see GMK Eclipse for example) so hopefully it will be painless and successful the first try.

Edit: The accent colour diamonds in the GMK render will be replaced with accent colour Code keys, those just got missed in the revision that changed the legends from Standard to Icon :)
Sorry for being such a pain in the ass, but can you confirm that the colour codes you posted are in the srgb colour space? I know that some graphic designers like adobe colour space instead and the posted codes would look quite a bit different if rendered in that.
sRGB yes :)
Awesome!
Based on how GMK have been lately with matching colours, the provided colour codes are going to produce caps that will look very similar to these:
(Attachment Link)
The grey matches well with the render, but especially the alphas are a lot lighter with the colour code provided compared to the render.

Though iirc Jessica mentioned that the colour codes themselves were likely to change, since the goal would be to match the render not the codes.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: GreyAmbience on Fri, 13 October 2017, 12:23:57
Was just about to order, but why are the set on MechBoardsUK £140? That's $192,-
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: jessica on Fri, 13 October 2017, 12:27:08
Was just about to order, but why are the set on MechBoardsUK £140? That's $192,-
They have to charge 19 or 20% on all orders because of VAT, if I understand correctly. Shipping is still cheaper, thankfully.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: jessica on Fri, 13 October 2017, 12:27:16
Since people are making a big deal out of something that should I never thought would be more than a minute detail, and I'm not a stubbourn idiot...


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/yd6mJgC.png)

Enjoy your colour codes :)

Please note these are the exact codes I gave to Oblotzky for the 3D renders which created
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/eEDVym7.jpg)

which is the target vision of this set. The actual colour codes themselves are the closest approximation to the colours of the set I can have, digitally.

It's very likely the colour values will have to be tweaked once real samples are in hand, but the actual vision of the set is not changing. Additionally, Oblotzky is very good at keeping the renders true-to-life (see GMK Eclipse for example) so hopefully it will be painless and successful the first try.

Edit: The accent colour diamonds in the GMK render will be replaced with accent colour Code keys, those just got missed in the revision that changed the legends from Standard to Icon :)
Sorry for being such a pain in the ass, but can you confirm that the colour codes you posted are in the srgb colour space? I know that some graphic designers like adobe colour space instead and the posted codes would look quite a bit different if rendered in that.
sRGB yes :)
Awesome!
Based on how GMK have been lately with matching colours, the provided colour codes are going to produce caps that will look very similar to these:
(Attachment Link)
The grey matches well with the render, but especially the alphas are a lot lighter with the colour code provided compared to the render.

Though iirc Jessica mentioned that the colour codes themselves were likely to change, since the goal would be to match the render not the codes.

Correct! The current colour codes are more of a starting point and used to get the renders looking how I want them to. The actual caps may use a different hex value, but will look like the renders.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: jessica on Fri, 13 October 2017, 14:03:42
https://dmkeys.com/collections/frontpage/products/gmk-necro
 (https://dmkeys.com/collections/frontpage/products/gmk-necro)https://mechboards.co.uk/shop/all/gmk-necro/
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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: lee jeong woo on Fri, 13 October 2017, 14:45:38
necro have price discounts according to moq?

Why is it more expensive than plum?

It's a bit disappointing.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: Vigrith on Fri, 13 October 2017, 14:55:38
necro have price discounts according to moq?

Why is it more expensive than plum?

It's a bit disappointing.

Massdrop.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: MeloDet on Fri, 13 October 2017, 15:03:12
And an increase in the euro means GMK sets are more expensive too
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: ptiede on Fri, 13 October 2017, 15:12:15
Just bought my set! Great job with the colorway. Imo it's by far the best set being run right now.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: GreyAmbience on Fri, 13 October 2017, 16:29:43
Why are Europeans paying $192 (with out shipping) when there is a UK distributor?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: ioioioio on Fri, 13 October 2017, 16:30:10
hey jessice,there is no asian proxy yet?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: xondat on Fri, 13 October 2017, 16:44:40
Why are Europeans paying $192 (with out shipping) when there is a UK distributor?

$145 + 20% VAT (UK) is $174. Not sure about the other $18, I'd reasonably presume he isn't doing it for free?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: GreyAmbience on Fri, 13 October 2017, 17:01:32
Why are Europeans paying $192 (with out shipping) when there is a UK distributor?

$145 + 20% VAT (UK) is $174. Not sure about the other $18, I'd reasonably presume he isn't doing it for free?

Still makes it worth while to go with the US distrib. then. Only about half of my packages gets hit with the import fee when they arrive in Denmark, so I might get lucky and just pay the $145+shipping form the US instead of $192+shipping. Even with the 20% I might have to pay it's still cheaper to order from the US, so it just makes no sense to me really.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: Vigrith on Fri, 13 October 2017, 17:11:36
Still makes it worth while to go with the US distrib. then. Only about half of my packages gets hit with the import fee when they arrive in Denmark, so I might get lucky and just pay the $145+shipping form the US instead of $192+shipping. Even with the 20% I might have to pay it's still cheaper to order from the US, so it just makes no sense to me really.

I won't lie, if it weren't for the quality of life it provides me by not having to go through the trouble of providing customs with a bunch of info and waiting 4-8 weeks for them to process my stuff I'd buy directly from Jessica too. That's just Portugal being backwards, if I were to be located in a country with proper customs handling like you are then it absolutely would not be worth the 40% markup.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: MeloDet on Fri, 13 October 2017, 17:25:44
Why are Europeans paying $192 (with out shipping) when there is a UK distributor?

How are you getting $192? I thought it was 140 GBP which is giving me $186 on google. Either way, as I understand it it's because it has to be shipped to Jessica first and then to the UK, driving the costs up. And VAT obviously
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: ioioioio on Fri, 13 October 2017, 20:58:29
hey jessice,there is no asian proxy yet?


Hey jess,can you answer this? because the shipping price is pretty high
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: jessica on Sat, 14 October 2017, 02:24:46
necro have price discounts according to moq?

Why is it more expensive than plum?

It's a bit disappointing.

Necro will have price drops at higher MOQ.
Let's worry about hitting that first.

Why is it more expensive than Plum? Three words: Economy of scale.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: jessica on Sat, 14 October 2017, 02:26:33
hey jessice,there is no asian proxy yet?


Hey jess,can you answer this? because the shipping price is pretty high

There is no Asian proxy, and I can't guarantee there will be one but I'm definitely not sitting idle on it :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: robotsokk on Sat, 14 October 2017, 10:34:59
Bought my set last night  :thumb: Really excited to eventually see this set in person in a few months.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: ioioioio on Sat, 14 October 2017, 12:55:07
hey jessice,there is no asian proxy yet?


Hey jess,can you answer this? because the shipping price is pretty high

There is no Asian proxy, and I can't guarantee there will be one but I'm definitely not sitting idle on it :)


whether on your website can send the item to asia? Indonesia especially
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: darthzero on Sun, 15 October 2017, 12:09:37
@mechboards: Any chance i could participate in the spacebar kit without commiting to the whole set?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: GreyAmbience on Sun, 15 October 2017, 14:03:13
The EU proxy cleared up the pricing and it was actually a mistake. It's been adjusted to £125,- !
https://mechboards.co.uk/shop/all/gmk-necro/
Time to join in guys :)

Jess:
Also noticed the space bar kit is only available on Mechboards
And maybe you should put the GB links in OP?

Cheers!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: TalkingTree on Sun, 15 October 2017, 14:06:12
The EU proxy cleared up the pricing and it was actually a mistake. It's been adjusted to £125,- !
Guess we'll be getting a refund for the difference.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: GreyAmbience on Sun, 15 October 2017, 14:10:11
The EU proxy cleared up the pricing and it was actually a mistake. It's been adjusted to £125,- !
Guess we'll be getting a refund for the difference.

Yes people who already joined will be refunded they said.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: jessica on Sun, 15 October 2017, 15:02:53
The EU proxy cleared up the pricing and it was actually a mistake. It's been adjusted to £125,- !
https://mechboards.co.uk/shop/all/gmk-necro/
Time to join in guys :)

Jess:
Also noticed the space bar kit is only available on Mechboards
And maybe you should put the GB links in OP?

Cheers!

The spacebars are available on my site, but I didn't realize they weren't super visible. This has been corrected :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: TheDisappointingGatsby on Mon, 16 October 2017, 08:08:38
The EU proxy cleared up the pricing and it was actually a mistake. It's been adjusted to £125,- !
https://mechboards.co.uk/shop/all/gmk-necro/
Time to join in guys :)

Jess:
Also noticed the space bar kit is only available on Mechboards
And maybe you should put the GB links in OP?

Cheers!

The spacebars are available on my site, but I didn't realize they weren't super visible. This has been corrected :)

Is it possible to add the spacebar kit to the order I already placed?  I didn't see them on Friday :(
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | Coming Soon™
Post by: jessica on Mon, 16 October 2017, 12:54:04
The EU proxy cleared up the pricing and it was actually a mistake. It's been adjusted to £125,- !
https://mechboards.co.uk/shop/all/gmk-necro/
Time to join in guys :)

Jess:
Also noticed the space bar kit is only available on Mechboards
And maybe you should put the GB links in OP?

Cheers!

The spacebars are available on my site, but I didn't realize they weren't super visible. This has been corrected :)

Is it possible to add the spacebar kit to the order I already placed?  I didn't see them on Friday :(
They will be shipping together, no worries there.
If you go ahead and order them seperately, I will just refund you the second shipping costs.

If you have already ordered them seperately, you've been issued a refund already. Check your Paypal ;)

Sorry about this mix up!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | GB Open Now!!
Post by: amnesia0287 on Mon, 16 October 2017, 15:58:52
Is there somewhere we can see what the current status of the MOQ is? Are we anywhere near it?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | GB Open Now!!
Post by: xondat on Mon, 16 October 2017, 16:07:22
Is there somewhere we can see what the current status of the MOQ is? Are we anywhere near it?

Probably in the group buy thread ;)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | GB Open Now!!
Post by: amnesia0287 on Mon, 16 October 2017, 16:10:10
Is there somewhere we can see what the current status of the MOQ is? Are we anywhere near it?

Probably in the group buy thread ;)

But there is no GB thread yet. At least I can't find one.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | GB Open Now!!
Post by: xondat on Mon, 16 October 2017, 16:10:52
Is there somewhere we can see what the current status of the MOQ is? Are we anywhere near it?

Probably in the group buy thread ;)

But there is no GB thread yet. At least I can't find one.

Yeah was kidding. I'm guessing she's waiting for mods to give it a look over?

Not sure on the numbers though.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | GB Open Now!!
Post by: BlackInk on Mon, 16 October 2017, 17:51:48
just added the space bar kit, is there anyway to pay the shipping 1 time instead of 2
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | GB Open Now!!
Post by: jessica on Mon, 16 October 2017, 18:33:54
Is there somewhere we can see what the current status of the MOQ is? Are we anywhere near it?

Probably in the group buy thread ;)

But there is no GB thread yet. At least I can't find one.

Yeah was kidding. I'm guessing she's waiting for mods to give it a look over?

Not sure on the numbers though.

There's not GB thread yet yah, mods haven't approved it yet :/

Numbers currently are 30 base sets and ~10 spacebar sets so about 1/10 of the way there on both of these :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | GB Open Now!!
Post by: Sissy on Wed, 18 October 2017, 01:25:17
What website has the best shipping to Australia?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | GB Open Now!!
Post by: s3vv4 on Wed, 18 October 2017, 11:27:53
To me the GMK render colors look way better, considering the name, am I the only one?

The alpha background looks like dirty bone color (which I really like :p), but in the second render they look so green it reminds me of green tea.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Necro | GB Open Now!!
Post by: jessica on Thu, 19 October 2017, 16:25:04
I'm gonna go ahead and close this thread, and move all discussion over to

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=92023 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=92023)

Thanks for the support so far guys!