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Offline BlindAssassin111

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New purple alpha legends to be rendered soon, older renders will not reflect that change, kits also being edited atm.

226492-0

It is night, the wind blows through the leaves and howls in the distance, the air carries an unnatural chill. A small house sits among the trees, weathered by the centuries, unkempt as if nothing had lived there in years. Shattered windows draped in tattered cloth blowing in the wind. Inside, a black cauldron sits filled with a purple potion, papers strewn about on the floor. The room is dark, lit only by the moon light which enters through the windows and the glow of the potion colors the room a faint purple. The house is quiet, and tension fills the air.

The floor creaks and sways as the house closes in, darkness takes over. A faint murmur can be heard in the distance, growing ever closer. Soon they surround you, voices coming from all directions. Paralyzed, you watch as mist fills the air. In front of you a pair of eyes open up as the voices stop. Silence. It slowly smiles at you, a malicious grin made of purple flames dancing in the darkness. She has awakened. Slow footsteps can be heard from behind, something is coming but you can’t move, you can’t escape. You feel weak, your vision blurring as she gets closer, her presence draining you of energy.


Kits:

- Base, Spacebars, 40s:
240917-1


- Novelties:
238109-2
    Novelties drawn by OneCreativeMind


Boards:


240919-3
(poor edit as I wait for the updated renders)

Deskmats:


240139-4

240141-5
Deskmats drawn by OneCreativeMind




Colors:

- Legends and accent: Pantone 2366 C
- Mod base: Pantone 426 C
- Alpha base: Pantone 19-4023 TCX Blue Nights

Before you ask, no RAL colors match what I was wanting.


Accessories:

I will be getting a deskmat and novelties made once I have an idea of the interest level of this set. May do an artisan collab as well, but that is way down the line atm.



Vendors/Dates:

- Vendors:
    US: TheKey.Company
    Others: TBD

- Date: June, 2020


Timeline:

For now, I am just trying to put this set out there and get feedback on what is shown. Then move forward with getting the rest sorted out for a possible run date and all.



IC Form:

https://forms.gle/ZpBA5F3yDAcRoKf8A



Show support:

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Updates:

- March 8th
More
    Created a poll to see about possibly changing the alpha legend color to the same purple as mods/accents. Given I am on the fence I wanted to get feedback first rather than just making the decision on my own.

    Poll: https://forms.gle/ykDRjMVBY83L9jpy9

    - Gray alphas:
    238021-6

    - Purple alphas:
    238023-7


- March 17th
    Well after just over a week, I got 111 responses to the form (great number btw) and 65.8% of people voted for purple legends. And after talking with a few friends about the set and what they thought, they also said purple looks better. And honestly it was a very
    hard decision to make because I liked both options a lot, but I have come to a decision.

    PURPLE ALPHA LEGENDS ARE A GO!!!

    With that announcement made, OneCreativeMind and myself are trying to finish up the novelties and the deskmats to show off. Hopefully y'all love what we have come up with and are ready to support this set in a few months time (official date tba, but get
    ready).

    As well I have been working on updating the kits to be more of what I was wanting (more support).


- April 17th
    Added deskmat designs.
« Last Edit: Sun, 26 April 2020, 19:37:14 by BlindAssassin111 »

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 17:09:51 »
Coleverak?

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 17:11:38 »
I like it! If the Mod legends are more legible than Violet Tendencies I think I'll get a set.
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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 17:17:03 »
Love it

I'd buy even if I hated it as long as you run SP-111 tho

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 17:33:03 »
I kinda like this more than nightrunner 👀

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 17:35:26 »
I kinda like this more than nightrunner 👀

Honestly I feel the same. I love Night Runner but this... :eek:

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 17:44:30 »
Looks great! I love it and im not usually the biggest fan of purple. is there any chances of a NORDE kit being made for it?

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 18:15:22 »
Interested. Form filled.

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 18:37:26 »
Any chance for an F13 key?

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 19:12:30 »
Y’all got any of those text/icon mods?

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 19:21:34 »
Looks great! I love it and im not usually the biggest fan of purple. is there any chances of a NORDE kit being made for it?

Not sure honestly, will depend on interest.

Any chance for an F13 key?

I might add that in, so maybe.

Y’all got any of those text/icon mods?

Probably not, this is my favorite style of mods, so will most likely be keeping it as is.

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 19:30:11 »
EDGY but still pretty cool though
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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 22:00:29 »
I have a few things on my wishlist!

1. Possible to have R0/R5 keycaps?

2. Can we have varied more varied novelties in different colours covering the entire function row (similar to GMK Night Runner, GMK Laser and GMK Carbon).

Cheers!

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 18 September 2019, 00:10:04 »
I have a few things on my wishlist!

1. Possible to have R0/R5 keycaps?

2. Can we have varied more varied novelties in different colours covering the entire function row (similar to GMK Night Runner, GMK Laser and GMK Carbon).

Cheers!

I actually second this one on the R5 bottom row, it is underappreciated  :))

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 18 September 2019, 00:46:23 »
+1 to Colemak support

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 18 September 2019, 01:23:04 »
damn man. this is looking ****ing mint. not normally into purple sets but hot damn

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 18 September 2019, 02:19:42 »
Nice! Liking the subtle contrast change in the mods.


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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 18 September 2019, 02:34:56 »
Love it. Discord dark mode vibes

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 18 September 2019, 04:59:41 »
I love it. Quite a few spooky dark sets recently, but this is very cool.

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 18 September 2019, 11:42:22 »
I have a few things on my wishlist!

1. Possible to have R0/R5 keycaps?

2. Can we have varied more varied novelties in different colours covering the entire function row (similar to GMK Night Runner, GMK Laser and GMK Carbon).

Cheers!

1) Most likely not, it would require a lot of reworking of compatibility.
2) I will most likely do something similar to Night Runner but not set on what exactly yet.

Love it. Discord dark mode vibes

...I never realized how close that is lol.

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 19 September 2019, 03:51:42 »
Looks pretty good, kinda reminds me of dracula.
keyboards are kinda cool i guess

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 19 September 2019, 06:19:59 »
Love it. Discord dark mode vibes

Discord dark mode is best mode.

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 02:57:41 »
Generally dislike blue sets but this looks clean!
Btw, the first caption on the grid600 renders says "grid600 is black" instead of in.

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 03:06:47 »
The more I look at this, the more I like it...

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 03:18:09 »
I'm in the "Nightrunner was better" camp here, think this one is a bit bland, and has that "seen a bit too much" these times what with all the dark theme sets running these months.

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 23 September 2019, 15:01:16 »
registering interest  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 23 September 2019, 17:34:21 »
Update:


Working on getting novelties designed at the moment, will update when those are ready. Color samples should be in soon as well so will update with all the information I can when I get them (if I can get good pictures that is).

Thank you all for your interest so far!

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 24 September 2019, 02:39:08 »
so in, simple & clean

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 25 September 2019, 09:07:26 »
would LOVE to see this set rendered on chimera 65 grey/lilac
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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 25 September 2019, 19:01:17 »
Oof, I've been working on a set very very similar to this gradually over the course of a year. If you've met me on Discord I might have even teased it.

Best of luck for this one!
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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #30 on: Sat, 28 September 2019, 08:41:40 »
Update:


Working on getting novelties designed at the moment, will update when those are ready. Color samples should be in soon as well so will update with all the information I can when I get them (if I can get good pictures that is).

Thank you all for your interest so far!

I would empty my bank account for some sort of dagger/kunai/syringe with drips coming off of it for the novelties. maybe some small flowers too.
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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 02 October 2019, 15:11:46 »
Coleverak?

Seconding a request for Colevrak. Responded to the IC form saying as much. Are the two spacebars in the 40s kit (next to the +) 2u or 1.75u?
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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #32 on: Wed, 02 October 2019, 17:06:49 »
Seconding a request for Colevrak. Responded to the IC form saying as much. Are the two spacebars in the 40s kit (next to the +) 2u or 1.75u?

They are 1.75u spacebars.

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 03 October 2019, 13:29:24 »
Curses! Maybe I'm just overly into Keeb.io's split boards; those all use two 2u spacebars. Hmmmmm....

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #34 on: Sat, 05 October 2019, 17:54:37 »
Update:


Been quite busy recently so haven't had a chance to get as much done for this as I would have liked but do know that I am still slowly working towards novelties in the background.

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 15 October 2019, 09:31:46 »
Love the shade of purple.



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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 15 October 2019, 23:24:30 »
i'M HERE FOR THIS

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #37 on: Mon, 02 December 2019, 15:41:10 »
Update:


Been quite a while since my last update, and for that I apologize. I have been focusing on getting some other projects out and this was being done in the background for quite some time.

Novelties are basically done and working on the deskmat designs now, will hopefully have more info soonish about those when everything is finalized.

And we now have a GB timeline of May, so keep a look out for more info in 2020 when everything is closer.


Don't forget if you have any kit feedback let me know!

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #38 on: Mon, 02 December 2019, 19:51:28 »
Great looking set. Looking forward to what you and OCM bring to this for novelties!!

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 12 February 2020, 18:44:54 »
I'm definitely in. Can't wait for more updates.

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #40 on: Wed, 12 February 2020, 20:30:13 »
All the blanks are convex, right?

Just wanted to confirm, because it's not clear with the 1.75 below.

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #41 on: Wed, 12 February 2020, 21:22:06 »
my understanding is that the keys listed in the r4c "row" are the ones that are convex. The "c" in r4c standing for "convex".

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 12 February 2020, 21:39:00 »
my understanding is that the keys listed in the r4c "row" are the ones that are convex. The "c" in r4c standing for "convex".

Yes, that makes sense.  I’m wondering about the two blank 1.75u keycaps in the R4 row one up from the bottom.  GMK now has convex tooling for 1.75 (also 1.25), but it is unclear if these two are dished or convex.

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #43 on: Wed, 12 February 2020, 22:38:44 »
I think when I made the kits I was unsure if those could come in R4c or not, I can change that though as nothing is finalized.

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #44 on: Wed, 19 February 2020, 04:57:33 »
Similiar to dracula, but I would buy this cos I disliked the colorful mods on dracula. Nice work!


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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #45 on: Sat, 07 March 2020, 11:31:49 »
I hope this wasn't shelved.

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #46 on: Sun, 08 March 2020, 09:20:34 »
have you tried purple for the alpha characters also?

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #47 on: Sun, 08 March 2020, 18:14:49 »
have you tried purple for the alpha characters also?

I have tried it but I am not sure if I like that more or if it will be enough contrast (I think it will but worried nonetheless). Have to decide soon so there is a chance for purple alpha legends.

I hope this wasn't shelved.

Nope, Just decided to wait on updates until the GB date is closer.

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #48 on: Sun, 08 March 2020, 18:32:05 »
Update:


Created a poll to see about possibly changing the alpha legend color to the same purple as mods/accents. Given I am on the fence I wanted to get feedback first rather than just making the decision on my own.

Poll: https://forms.gle/ykDRjMVBY83L9jpy9


Gray legends:

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Purple legends:

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Poll up!!
« Reply #49 on: Sun, 08 March 2020, 18:58:03 »
I have a few potential improvements for the kits that I'd like to suggest:

- Base:
(Attachment Link)
  • The second R4 1u Fn key is redundant and should be removed.
  • R1 1u Backspace is a seldom used key and can be safely removed, especially since there's a R1 1u Delete that can be used in its place.
  • R4 2u Shift is also a key that's rarely used and can be removed, although one benefit of keeping it is that you get a mod colored 2u space replacement without buying the spacebars kit.
  • The R2 1u + and R3 1u = numpad setup is very odd and, I believe, very rare. I suggest replacing those two keys with a R1 1u =, as equals is commonly found next to Num Lock / Clear on standalone numpads and Mac keyboards.
  • The ISO support, as it stands, is partial and inconsistent. Either add the few R1 keys that are missing for ISO-UK support, or replace the current R3 '@, #~ and R4 \| keys with R3 \| and R4 <>.

- Spacebars:
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You should add a centered stem, alpha colored 6u spacebar to the spacebars kit.

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Poll up!!
« Reply #50 on: Sun, 08 March 2020, 20:04:14 »
I have a few potential improvements for the kits that I'd like to suggest:

  • The second R4 1u Fn key is redundant and should be removed.
  • R1 1u Backspace is a seldom used key and can be safely removed, especially since there's a R1 1u Delete that can be used in its place.
  • R4 2u Shift is also a key that's rarely used and can be removed, although one benefit of keeping it is that you get a mod colored 2u space replacement without buying the spacebars kit.
  • The R2 1u + and R3 1u = numpad setup is very odd and, I believe, very rare. I suggest replacing those two keys with a R1 1u =, as equals is commonly found next to Num Lock / Clear on standalone numpads and Mac keyboards.
  • The ISO support, as it stands, is partial and inconsistent. Either add the few R1 keys that are missing for ISO-UK support, or replace the current R3 '@, #~ and R4 \| keys with R3 \| and R4 <>.

You should add a centered stem, alpha colored 6u spacebar to the spacebars kit.

1) Was purposeful, keeping it most likely (might change)
2) In the kit because I want it, true split backspace support (not-hhkb moved backspace "split backspace").
3) It is seldom used but most likely keeping it in. May change down the road, who knows.
4) I put this in because it is my preferred numpad layout but very rarely supported sadly.
5) Probably keeping it as is, I know it may not be full UK-ISO legend support but it is what it is.

6) I originally copied my Night Runner kits and didn't have 6u in them because I really didn't think it would be needed, but after having a topre board and running into that issue myself with a set, I will most likely add this in.
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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Poll up!!
« Reply #51 on: Tue, 10 March 2020, 19:30:18 »
Don't forget to vote on which alpha color you prefer below so your voice is heard! I don't want to make a big change without a good chunk of people voting.

https://forms.gle/ykDRjMVBY83L9jpy9

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Poll up!!
« Reply #52 on: Thu, 12 March 2020, 17:34:29 »
Bump, voting has grown and starting to change what will win. So if you want to have purple/gray make sure to let me know!

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Poll up!!
« Reply #53 on: Fri, 13 March 2020, 18:22:42 »
Damn. Right. I think the grey looks tight tho.

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Poll up!!
« Reply #54 on: Sun, 15 March 2020, 11:53:26 »
Damn. Right. I think the grey looks tight tho.

Agreed. The gray looks so clean

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« Reply #55 on: Tue, 17 March 2020, 17:28:14 »
Update:


Well after just over a week, I got 111 responses to the form (great number btw) and 65.8% of people voted for purple legends. And after talking with a few friends about the set and what they thought, they also said purple looks better. And honestly it was a very hard decision to make because I liked both options a lot, but I have come to a decision.

PURPLE ALPHA LEGENDS ARE A GO!!!

With that announcement made, OneCreativeMind and myself are trying to finish up the novelties and the deskmats to show off. Hopefully y'all love what we have come up with and are ready to support this set in a few months time (official date tba, but get ready).

As well I have been working on updating the kits to be more of what I was wanting (more support).

Tried to make a quick edit for the alpha legends on one of the old renders just to see what it looked like and decided to share with y'all.

238042-0

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« Reply #56 on: Wed, 25 March 2020, 09:34:22 »
How's the mod color compared to N9 ?
I'm sure I'm not the only one who thought of mixing this with Violet tendencies.
« Last Edit: Thu, 07 May 2020, 15:52:48 by Tekilashot »

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« Reply #57 on: Wed, 25 March 2020, 11:33:26 »
How's the mod color compared to N9 ?
I'm sure I'm not the only one you thought of mixing this with Violet tendencies.

Much darker than N9, same color as Night Runner alphas. It is a black but not CR dark black, but not N9 gray either.

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« Reply #58 on: Wed, 08 April 2020, 02:20:26 »
Absolutely love the purple alphas. Can't wait to get this set on my hands. Tho probably a long wait sadly. Great work mate!

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« Reply #59 on: Wed, 08 April 2020, 15:47:34 »
Absolutely love the purple alphas. Can't wait to get this set on my hands. Tho probably a long wait sadly. Great work mate!

Thanks, Will have an update soon once I have the updated renders but excited myself.

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« Reply #60 on: Thu, 09 April 2020, 06:29:17 »
any discord server?

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« Reply #61 on: Thu, 09 April 2020, 12:04:28 »
any discord server?

You can join TheKey.Company server https://discord.gg/94NkQj

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« Reply #62 on: Thu, 16 April 2020, 16:30:12 »
So I don't know if this is going to affect future sets, but are you reconsidering going with full icon mods as there have been a few problems with some sets recently with GMK?

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« Reply #63 on: Fri, 17 April 2020, 13:37:11 »
PURPLE ALPHA LEGENDS! Really good choice :) Looking forward to the deskmats.

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« Reply #64 on: Fri, 17 April 2020, 15:55:18 »
Update:


While we wait for those updated renders I wanted to announce the designs for the deskmats and the novelties.

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« Reply #65 on: Fri, 17 April 2020, 23:31:46 »
Love that first Deskmat. Nice job! With novelties helping to cover a split ergo, I'm in!

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« Reply #66 on: Fri, 17 April 2020, 23:46:13 »
I love the purple too.  The grayish white was nice b/c it brought in the moonlight aspect of it.  But the all purple legends helps to unify the set.  We've got a lot of neutral alphas with colorful mods lately.  I think it helps set the colorway apart from the dracula, norde, umbra group even more.  I likes it!

This would look pretty badass on my black murder alice acrylic case with matching purple underglow
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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« Reply #67 on: Sat, 18 April 2020, 07:20:42 »
Love the first deskmat!

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« Reply #68 on: Sun, 19 April 2020, 09:04:37 »
I'm in for the desk mat

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« Reply #69 on: Mon, 20 April 2020, 19:02:23 »
Are the gray legends on the alphas gonna be a second kit? Would definitely be interested in that?
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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« Reply #70 on: Wed, 29 April 2020, 23:21:23 »
The deskmat and the novelties are *chef's kiss


Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« Reply #71 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 18:57:47 »
This still on for June?

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« Reply #72 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 19:31:23 »
This still on for June?

Still waiting in a quote from GMK (have been for like a month) so at this moment more than likely July.

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« Reply #73 on: Wed, 27 May 2020, 04:58:25 »
lookin' good. as a huge fan of purple, i've been watching this closely!

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« Reply #74 on: Wed, 27 May 2020, 07:37:36 »
just saw the deskmats, these look really nice :)

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« Reply #75 on: Mon, 15 June 2020, 07:18:01 »
atleast in for deskmat  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« Reply #76 on: Mon, 15 June 2020, 16:05:33 »
atleast in for deskmat  :thumb:

The moon deskmat is amazing. I absolutely love it.  :cool:

I wasn’t super into the spooky theme at first, but that deskmat is a must have for me. I think I have more deskmats than keysets at this point. But, that’s all we really do in this hobby anyways right? Collect deskmats.  ;D

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« Reply #77 on: Tue, 23 June 2020, 08:18:21 »
I really like the color combo you used - a bit too much black for my taste, but it is a spooky themed keyboard. I'm in for the base, novelties, and deskmat


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« Reply #78 on: Thu, 25 June 2020, 21:24:53 »
Love it!

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« Reply #79 on: Fri, 26 June 2020, 00:13:37 »
A purple pvd RAMA enter key would be pretty dope with this.

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« Reply #80 on: Sat, 27 June 2020, 13:06:03 »
Any updates?

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« Reply #81 on: Sun, 28 June 2020, 00:34:38 »
Any updates?

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Still waiting on GMK to send a quote over unfortunately. They are super slow at the moment and I have no idea when this will be able to run because of it...

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« Reply #82 on: Sat, 04 July 2020, 14:49:30 »
Love this! Novelties are really cool.

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« Reply #83 on: Mon, 06 July 2020, 11:38:57 »
Very excited for these :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« Reply #84 on: Mon, 06 July 2020, 16:11:44 »
Some comments on the updated kitting:
  • The Caps Lock keys are using Shift icons. I'm assuming this isn't intended, but it should be fixed anyway (change to either or ).
  • The R3 '@ key is unnecessary and can be removed. The ISO support would be useful for more people if it were R3 \|, R4 <> instead of R3 #~, R4 \|.
  • Consider changing Num↲Lock to Num for consistency with Scroll, and also because it's currently the one two-line legend in the set.
  • The second 1u Fn key can be removed as it isn't commonly used. Or maybe turn it into a generic key, e.g. Meta, to make it more useful.
  • Same goes for the numpad 00 key, which is very rarely seen outside of standalone numpads (which this set doesn't have full support for anyway).
  • At least one 6u spacebar (preferably alpha-colored, centered stem) should be added to the spacebars kit. Even better if both centered and off-centered stem are included, but I understand if that's too much to ask :)
  • A 1.25u space should be added to the spacebars kit for Alice support and for standard split spacebar configurations (2.25–1.25–2.75, 2.75–1.25–2.25). Maybe even two of them, one in each color, to match the 2.25u, 2.75u choices that are already present.
  • Two 2u spaces are a lot more common than two 1.75u spaces on 40s (Planck, Preonic, Boarwalk, Iris, Levinson...). In fact, only two boards (JD40/45) exist that use two 1.75u spaces, and they aren't even that common. I suggest changing the second one into a 2u space.
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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« Reply #85 on: Wed, 15 July 2020, 12:06:13 »
Any updates?

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« Reply #86 on: Thu, 16 July 2020, 12:11:17 »
Any updates?

Still waiting for a quote...

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« Reply #87 on: Sat, 18 July 2020, 00:34:58 »
Is there a 2u shift in one of the kits?

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« Reply #88 on: Sat, 18 July 2020, 02:19:12 »
Is there a 2u shift in one of the kits?

There is one in the base kit.

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« Reply #89 on: Sat, 18 July 2020, 23:44:37 »
Is there a 2u shift in one of the kits?

There is one in the base kit.

Thank you

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« Reply #90 on: Wed, 22 July 2020, 00:56:40 »
Really hope this pushes through!

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« Reply #91 on: Wed, 22 July 2020, 01:24:15 »
dear gmk nightshare plllllllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaassssssssssseeeeeeeeeeee still be happening
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« Reply #92 on: Wed, 22 July 2020, 18:32:42 »
The only set of keycaps I NEED...

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« Reply #93 on: Mon, 27 July 2020, 17:55:12 »
Kind of confused here, but has the GB even started on this? Or has it already ended? :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« Reply #94 on: Mon, 27 July 2020, 17:58:52 »
Kind of confused here, but has the GB even started on this? Or has it already ended? :)
It hasn't happened yet.

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« Reply #95 on: Mon, 27 July 2020, 19:29:16 »
I'm already going to be in on this but just wanted to thank you for putting in accent space bars I lub it

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« Reply #96 on: Wed, 29 July 2020, 02:17:29 »
Updates? Really wanted to get my hands on these as well as the mouse mats

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« Reply #97 on: Wed, 29 July 2020, 22:37:42 »
First time building a keyboard so I've been looking around. This is it. I'll be waiting patiently!

If suggestions are still being taken, I'd like to see some options for the darker color space bar as well.

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« Reply #98 on: Thu, 30 July 2020, 13:42:26 »
It's a buy for me! Just waiting for the GB! Everything looks awesome :thumb:

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« Reply #99 on: Sat, 01 August 2020, 02:15:33 »
This needs more love tbh. Bumping Bumping.

Can't wait for the GB  :-*

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« Reply #100 on: Sat, 01 August 2020, 18:50:23 »
Just pulled the trigger on my first custom by buying PCB, case and switches.

This couldn't have come at a better time. Looks absolutely fantastic - very interested, can't wait for group buy.

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« Reply #101 on: Sun, 02 August 2020, 20:36:57 »
This will absolutely be my first GMK set. Greatly look forward to group buy!

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« Reply #102 on: Sun, 02 August 2020, 23:00:08 »
Still no updates for the GB?  :(

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« Reply #103 on: Mon, 03 August 2020, 00:37:55 »
Still no updates for the GB?  :(

Not atm sadly. Hopefully not too much longer but it hasn't been fun on my end either. :(

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« Reply #104 on: Mon, 03 August 2020, 00:53:33 »
Still no updates for the GB?  :(

Not atm sadly. Hopefully not too much longer but it hasn't been fun on my end either. :(

I understand, i hope we all get the response we wanted to hear very soon.  ;D

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« Reply #105 on: Thu, 06 August 2020, 00:55:39 »
GMK straight up needs to expand operations to make keycaps faster! In the world we live in today, it's amazing how many people can buy and sit and wait patiently... :D

GMK needs more factories to increase production numbers! It's my Nightshade and I want it now!

Offline The.Ryan.Gamer

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« Reply #106 on: Thu, 06 August 2020, 03:13:33 »
GMK straight up needs to expand operations to make keycaps faster! In the world we live in today, it's amazing how many people can buy and sit and wait patiently... :D

GMK needs more factories to increase production numbers! It's my Nightshade and I want it now!

Very true! That's what i find annoying in this hobby tbh. However, it's unfortunate we don't have a choice. That's unless they increase their production team, which is very unlikely.

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« Reply #107 on: Thu, 06 August 2020, 10:57:49 »
GMK straight up needs to expand operations to make keycaps faster! In the world we live in today, it's amazing how many people can buy and sit and wait patiently... :D

GMK needs more factories to increase production numbers! It's my Nightshade and I want it now!

To be fair, the popularity of mechanical keyboards has exploded in the past couple years. It's probably difficult to keep up with it becoming mainstream.

Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« Reply #108 on: Thu, 06 August 2020, 11:23:14 »
GMK straight up needs to expand operations to make keycaps faster! In the world we live in today, it's amazing how many people can buy and sit and wait patiently... :D

GMK needs more factories to increase production numbers! It's my Nightshade and I want it now!

They bought a new machine to increase production rates, was to be online earlier this year. GMK Andy discussed this on geekhack. To my knowledge it was delayed by Covid. The production times being slow is compounded by the color matching being even slower (see Dracula), and that was limited by logistics for the different colors they needed to try.