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Offline jooobe

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #100 on: Thu, 12 December 2019, 09:26:55 »
Maybe I do need to sell my kidney for 2020

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #101 on: Thu, 12 December 2019, 09:31:03 »
In for that ergo set!

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #102 on: Thu, 12 December 2019, 10:28:40 »
ne short backspace change avail?

Probably not, I'd need some fairly major convincing.

In other news, got a few things in the works to make this set even more exciting, hopefully I'll have more news soon.  ;)

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #103 on: Thu, 12 December 2019, 11:01:51 »
ne short backspace change avail?

Probably not, I'd need some fairly major convincing.

In other news, got a few things in the works to make this set even more exciting, hopefully I'll have more news soon.  ;)
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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #104 on: Thu, 12 December 2019, 11:39:08 »
I respect this move. Unlike other people who are very secretive about r2ís and letting their sets go for crazy prices. Thanks!

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #105 on: Thu, 12 December 2019, 13:26:40 »
I respect this move. Unlike other people who are very secretive about r2ís and letting their sets go for crazy prices. Thanks!

Like what?

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« Reply #106 on: Thu, 12 December 2019, 14:38:57 »
I respect this move. Unlike other people who are very secretive about r2ís and letting their sets go for crazy prices. Thanks!

Like what?

I appreciate the compliment, but let's try to not have any callouts okay guys?  :D

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #107 on: Thu, 12 December 2019, 14:44:55 »
I respect this move. Unlike other people who are very secretive about r2ís and letting their sets go for crazy prices. Thanks!

Like what?

I appreciate the compliment, but let's try to not have any callouts okay guys?  :D

Agreed! Let's all get excited about how awesome Taro R2 is going to be with all of its dope addon kits, and talk about our favorite way to eat jeans.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #108 on: Thu, 12 December 2019, 17:54:56 »
Will pricing be similar to r1?

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #109 on: Thu, 12 December 2019, 19:14:56 »
Will pricing be similar to r1?
Base should be a bit cheaper due to removal of some keys, other kits I can't really say yet.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #110 on: Thu, 12 December 2019, 19:22:02 »
I hope that ortho/ergo/40s kit is cheap enough that I can buy multiple, the compatibility it offers is insane (blank mods gang rise up).

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #111 on: Thu, 12 December 2019, 19:25:24 »
I hope that ortho/ergo/40s kit is cheap enough that I can buy multiple, the compatibility it offers is insane (blank mods gang rise up).
My goal is that it'll be better than the typical base+40s route.

Glad to hear more support for blanks though!

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #112 on: Thu, 12 December 2019, 21:31:41 »
I hope that ortho/ergo/40s kit is cheap enough that I can buy multiple, the compatibility it offers is insane (blank mods gang rise up).
My goal is that it'll be better than the typical base+40s route.

Glad to hear more support for blanks though!

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Please leave them blank :) Although I won't say no to an 1.5u novelty. This set will look fresh in a Boardwalk.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #113 on: Fri, 13 December 2019, 19:59:17 »
Just noticed that the Boba Alphas have a 2nd 'B' keycap for Alice-style keyboards, but the Base Set does not.  Wouldn't it make sense for the 2nd 'B' keycap to be available in the purple alpha color as well?  That what I would be thinking of using this keyset for.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #114 on: Fri, 13 December 2019, 20:13:42 »
Just noticed that the Boba Alphas have a 2nd 'B' keycap for Alice-style keyboards, but the Base Set does not.  Wouldn't it make sense for the 2nd 'B' keycap to be available in the purple alpha color as well?  That what I would be thinking of using this keyset for.
Hmm good point, my thinking was Alice users are gonna pick up the split spacebars anyway, but not every Alice user cares about the Boba Alphas.

But I'll evaluate this for sure, whether to move light b to base or the dark b to split bars as well.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #115 on: Sun, 15 December 2019, 15:22:40 »
I'm in for Round 2!  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #116 on: Tue, 17 December 2019, 09:25:46 »
Added to the OP, but happy to announce that Ritual Master is going to be making some Watchers for the GB!

Got a bunch of irons in the fire to help make this GB as awesome as possible for everyone who joins in, keep your eyes peeled.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #117 on: Tue, 17 December 2019, 10:05:27 »
What are watchers

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #119 on: Tue, 17 December 2019, 10:22:50 »
Numpad is missing an R1 equals.
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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #120 on: Tue, 17 December 2019, 10:34:44 »
Numpad is missing an R1 equals.

A what? What's the usecase for that one?

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #121 on: Tue, 17 December 2019, 11:03:01 »
Numpad is missing an R1 equals.

A what? What's the usecase for that one?

More details here:
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=103686.0

The basic gist is this: if a Numpad replaces its 2u plus key with R3/R2 plus/minus, then that means that the R1 minus key originally in the numpad kit is now redundant.  This is often replaced by a standalone equals key. 

It's fairly standard for Mac-oriented numpads, and it's handy to have for PC numpads that have an additional row of keys in the F-row (where an equals sign is often found as well).
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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #122 on: Tue, 17 December 2019, 20:58:05 »
Would you consider adding two 1.5u Code and two 1u Alt keys to the base for tsangan compat for mac users. similar to that of GMK minimal?

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #123 on: Wed, 18 December 2019, 00:11:47 »
Numpad is missing an R1 equals.

A what? What's the usecase for that one?

More details here:
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=103686.0

The basic gist is this: if a Numpad replaces its 2u plus key with R3/R2 plus/minus, then that means that the R1 minus key originally in the numpad kit is now redundant.  This is often replaced by a standalone equals key. 

It's fairly standard for Mac-oriented numpads, and it's handy to have for PC numpads that have an additional row of keys in the F-row (where an equals sign is often found as well).

I've always put Pause there since it's the 1800 standard, but an equals key is nice if you have a fullsize or standalone numpad I guess

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #124 on: Wed, 18 December 2019, 03:17:43 »
can't wait for r2!!

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #125 on: Wed, 18 December 2019, 09:32:20 »
While not all of the below examples are mechanicals, they are provided to show that a standalone equals in either Row 1 or Row 0 is commonplace.

Standard Mac Full-Size Keyboard (modern)


Apple Standard Keyboard (1987)


Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard


Standalone Numpads





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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #126 on: Wed, 18 December 2019, 09:44:18 »
While not all of the below examples are mechanicals, they are provided to show that a standalone equals in either Row 1 or Row 0 is commonplace.

Very interesting, I appreciate all the info. I'm not 100% sure if I'll be able to include it out the gate, but I'll keep it in mind when we get around to pricing the kits!

Would you consider adding two 1.5u Code and two 1u Alt keys to the base for tsangan compat for mac users. similar to that of GMK minimal?

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So it'd just be 1 more 1u alt, and the 2 1.5u Super keys, since I do have the single 1u alt, but similar to the above response, it's just gonna depend on where the pricing stands as it's already a fairly hefty base kit.

My initial thought is that perhaps if we hit an MOQ mark where adding keys is doable, we can add the above keys.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #127 on: Wed, 18 December 2019, 09:57:58 »
I second what Starston3 asked for.  Anybody who lays out their boards with the gui key next the spacebar would benefit from this.  Can't wait for this set, thanks pwade

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« Reply #128 on: Wed, 18 December 2019, 11:33:35 »
I second what Starston3 asked for.  Anybody who lays out their boards with the gui key next the spacebar would benefit from this.  Can't wait for this set, thanks pwade

+1 (although, it's not everyone who puts GUI next to spacebar, it's everyone who does that and has tsangan bottom row - still a lot I would think)

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #129 on: Tue, 07 January 2020, 06:55:33 »
I added to the OP a bit ago, boba novelties with definitely be returning rest assured!

Hoping to maybe expand on them a bit so I'm leaving that section as WIP for right now.

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Any updates on novelties yet? I'm super curious!

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #130 on: Tue, 07 January 2020, 07:10:49 »
I added to the OP a bit ago, boba novelties with definitely be returning rest assured!

Hoping to maybe expand on them a bit so I'm leaving that section as WIP for right now.

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Any updates on novelties yet? I'm super curious!

Not yet, been working on other aspects of the set recently, but I'm gonna see about getting that particular ball rolling.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #131 on: Tue, 07 January 2020, 07:16:03 »
1.5u novelties in that ergo set would be nice :)

And I agree 100% that git mods would look off on this set.
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« Reply #132 on: Fri, 10 January 2020, 07:40:30 »
Will any Gmk Taro orders qualify for the artisan sales? I won't have to buy a base kit as I own one from R1.
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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #133 on: Fri, 10 January 2020, 07:50:07 »
Will any Gmk Taro orders qualify for the artisan sales? I won't have to buy a base kit as I own one from R1.
Yeah, I don't plan to just restrict to just Base kit buyers or anything like that, just because of fine folks like yourself.

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« Reply #134 on: Fri, 10 January 2020, 07:51:14 »
Will any Gmk Taro orders qualify for the artisan sales? I won't have to buy a base kit as I own one from R1.
Yeah, I don't plan to just restrict to just Base kit buyers or anything like that, just because of fine folks like yourself.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #135 on: Fri, 17 January 2020, 06:09:31 »
Any chance of separating Ergo and Ortho/40s?   ;D

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #136 on: Fri, 17 January 2020, 06:22:21 »
Any chance of separating Ergo and Ortho/40s?   ;D

Maybe if the pricing isn't as good as I'm hoping for, but my ideal scenario is that the current kit will be more affordable than the traditional base+40s purchase that those users usually have to do.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #137 on: Fri, 17 January 2020, 07:35:50 »
I'd still prefer to pay more to have a separate 40s kit and buy the regular base, if that 40s kit has legends and not blanks, if it has usual good coverage (i.e. something like Mizu's).

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #138 on: Fri, 17 January 2020, 09:55:10 »
I'd still prefer to pay more to have a separate 40s kit and buy the regular base, if that 40s kit has legends and not blanks, if it has usual good coverage (i.e. something like Mizu's).

I appreciate keeping costs down, but I am of the same mind. I would be willing to pay more via separate kits if it meant the inclusion of legends on the 40s.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #139 on: Fri, 17 January 2020, 22:24:15 »
i wont buy 40s either way

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #140 on: Sat, 18 January 2020, 09:14:09 »
I'd still prefer to pay more to have a separate 40s kit and buy the regular base, if that 40s kit has legends and not blanks, if it has usual good coverage (i.e. something like Mizu's).

I appreciate keeping costs down, but I am of the same mind. I would be willing to pay more via separate kits if it meant the inclusion of legends on the 40s.

I would also agree on this statement, and would definitely want to pay a bit extra for a separate 40s kit with proper legends on them.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #141 on: Sat, 18 January 2020, 11:19:13 »
I'd still prefer to pay more to have a separate 40s kit and buy the regular base, if that 40s kit has legends and not blanks, if it has usual good coverage (i.e. something like Mizu's).

I appreciate keeping costs down, but I am of the same mind. I would be willing to pay more via separate kits if it meant the inclusion of legends on the 40s.

I would also agree on this statement, and would definitely want to pay a bit extra for a separate 40s kit with proper legends on them.

Ditto. Not a fan of blanks if I'm paying $100+

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #142 on: Sat, 18 January 2020, 12:24:36 »
Alright alright, let's collect us some data.

https://strawpoll.com/7c8g8gkg

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #143 on: Wed, 29 January 2020, 08:40:03 »
Definitely in, excited to see the novelties!

Would love to have a Canadian proxy, DeskHero has been running a lot of sets recently.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #144 on: Wed, 29 January 2020, 15:46:13 »
I'd love to get a Japanese sub legend kit (the way you did it with Analog Dreams as well)^^

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #145 on: Wed, 29 January 2020, 16:27:50 »
I'd love to get a Japanese sub legend kit (the way you did it with Analog Dreams as well)^^

But boba isn't Japanese...

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #146 on: Wed, 29 January 2020, 16:41:35 »
I'd love to get a Japanese sub legend kit (the way you did it with Analog Dreams as well)^^

But boba isn't Japanese...

Yep, which is why no subs.

Additionally, with where things are at, there are already a bunch of kits, 2 alpha sets is simply too much in my opinion.

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« Reply #147 on: Thu, 30 January 2020, 09:57:51 »
Ok, thanks a lot for your answer!

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #148 on: Tue, 04 February 2020, 10:06:49 »
Hope you'll consider ILUMKB for Asia/Southeast Asia Proxy!  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #149 on: Tue, 04 February 2020, 11:28:03 »
I finally got back my R1 set from my GF, she had "borrowed" it like... forever ago lol.
I think we're a 2-Taro household. Bring on the round 2!

Also: I would definitely buy a dedicated 40's kit with proper legends.