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Offline BlindAssassin111

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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.

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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.
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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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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« 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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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« 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 wasnít 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, thatís 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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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« Reply #78 on: Thu, 25 June 2020, 21:24:53 »
Love it!

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« 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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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« 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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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« 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
love,
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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« 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

Offline Brittishcoal

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« 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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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« 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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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Alpha Legend color announced!!! GB Soonish
« Reply #99 on: Sat, 01 August 2020, 02:15:33 »
This needs more love tbh. Bumping Bumping.

Can't wait for the GB  :-*