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Offline dvorcol

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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis
« Reply #50 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 15:11:36 »
Got only the alphas because i'm broke. Although very nice set  ;)

What mods are you going to use with the alphas?

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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis
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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis
« Reply #52 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 16:44:48 »
Got only the alphas because i'm broke. Although very nice set  ;)

What mods are you going to use with the alphas?

Maybe he has a Pain27 ;)

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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis
« Reply #53 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 16:52:23 »
Got only the alphas because i'm broke. Although very nice set  ;)

What mods are you going to use with the alphas?

Maybe he has a Pain27 ;)
Or mix and match with another Kat set

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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis
« Reply #54 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 16:59:06 »
Got only the alphas because i'm broke. Although very nice set  ;)

What mods are you going to use with the alphas?

Maybe he has a Pain27 ;)

Then just missing a 2u spacebar.

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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis
« Reply #55 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 17:13:04 »
Got only the alphas because i'm broke. Although very nice set  ;)

What mods are you going to use with the alphas?

Maybe he has a Pain27 ;)

Then just missing a 2u spacebar.

You're thinking of the Alpha28, the Pain27 has a 6.25u space:

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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis
« Reply #56 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 22:03:05 »
Got only the alphas because i'm broke. Although very nice set  ;)

What mods are you going to use with the alphas?

Maybe he has a Pain27 ;)

Then just missing a 2u spacebar.

You're thinking of the Alpha28, the Pain27 has a 6.25u space:
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You're right, my mistake.  I was confused by Alpha28 links in Pain27's OP.  27 or 28, either way I cannot imagine being productive on something so small.

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[GB] KAT Atlantis
« Reply #57 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 02:52:46 »
Don't say it... Fight it... Don't say it....

THAT'SWHATSHESAID!

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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis
« Reply #58 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 13:16:59 »
Today is the last day to join KATlantis! Here is some art of an Atlantean girl to celebrate success!

We're currently at 230,000 units!

Thank you all so much for the support  ;D



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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis
« Reply #59 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 15:31:39 »
We're currently at 230,000 units!

Astounding number, indeed (and I'm betting on it reaching 250.000).

... which begs the post-mortem analysis of kitting: for KAT sets that are known/expected to be as popular as this, with little trouble of far surpassing the MOQ, should we still be doing the "plain English alphas" + "group of foreign languages kit" thing?

I suspect that it'll be better, again, for KAT sets known/expected to far surpass their MOQs, to go with as many alpha sets as national layouts will be involved, so instead of the above, go with alpha kits like this: a) English (USA); b) English (UK); c) German; d) Spanish (Spain); e) Spanish (Latin America); f) Iberoamerican; g) Portuguese; h) Italian; i) Norwegian; .......

This would reduce the total amount of keys produced, the total amount of unused keys and, hopefully, the per kit price to pay.

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« Reply #60 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 16:26:18 »
The only downside I see to that is it could affect resale. I'm not talking about flipping, I'm talking about "eh, I need to get rid of some sets" and trying to sell them. I'm a Colemak user, so I typically get alphas+Colevrak+ during GBs.

With KATlantis, if I decide to get rid of it down the road, I can sell the alphas and will probably be stuck only with Colevrak. Not ideal, but not terrible.

With KAT Space Cadet, which has multiple full custom alpha sets, I'm getting the Colemak+ set of alphas, which I'll never be able to unload if I decide down the road to get rid of the Space Cadet set.

That ultimately didn't change my decision to get the set, but it came into consideration as I put that and Space Cadet's mono-legends into my cart. I'm basically banking that I'll never tire of the sets or that I can find another Colemak user/person with the same taste.
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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis
« Reply #61 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 17:42:53 »
... which begs the post-mortem analysis of kitting: for KAT sets that are known/expected to be as popular as this, with little trouble of far surpassing the MOQ ...

How easy is it to predict GB popularity?

Let's run a contest every month to guess the sales for the upcoming batch of GBs.  Entries close in the middle of each month, for example, covering all GBs known to start after entries close and prior to the next entry deadline.

I think it's been done before, and the results were all over the map.

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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis
« Reply #62 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 21:05:07 »
We're currently at 230,000 units!

Astounding number, indeed (and I'm betting on it reaching 250.000).

... which begs the post-mortem analysis of kitting: for KAT sets that are known/expected to be as popular as this, with little trouble of far surpassing the MOQ, should we still be doing the "plain English alphas" + "group of foreign languages kit" thing?

I suspect that it'll be better, again, for KAT sets known/expected to far surpass their MOQs, to go with as many alpha sets as national layouts will be involved, so instead of the above, go with alpha kits like this: a) English (USA); b) English (UK); c) German; d) Spanish (Spain); e) Spanish (Latin America); f) Iberoamerican; g) Portuguese; h) Italian; i) Norwegian; .......

This would reduce the total amount of keys produced, the total amount of unused keys and, hopefully, the per kit price to pay.

The problem with going to a ton of child kits is it makes sorting more difficult. At this point I think we are at a pretty fair compromise considering the price.

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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis (LAST DAY!)
« Reply #63 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 21:29:14 »
the enemy of good...

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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis (CLOSED)
« Reply #64 on: Thu, 02 April 2020, 11:56:55 »
I'm happy to announce the first of my artisan collabs is with Navacaps! We will be holding the raffle this weekend  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis (CLOSED)
« Reply #65 on: Fri, 03 April 2020, 17:01:00 »


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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis (CLOSED)
« Reply #66 on: Mon, 13 April 2020, 13:38:26 »
I know the GB is closed (and I joined it). If the order hasn't yet been made final to the printers, here are some recommendations for your Ergo kit:
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=105714.0

Given that you probably won't want to alter the legends or total key count at this stage, the most important takeaway is that all the 1u keys in the thumb clusters should be R2, not R1.  Likewise, all vertical 1.5u keys should be R2.

Otherwise, those lower keys are just going to be a series of sharp edges for an Ergodox user's thumbs.

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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis (CLOSED)
« Reply #67 on: Mon, 13 April 2020, 23:36:42 »
I’m so bummed I missed this.  :'(

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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis (CLOSED)
« Reply #68 on: Mon, 13 April 2020, 23:52:44 »
I’m so bummed I missed this.  :'(
I am sure there will be extras when this ships.

Offline RedBeardDog

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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis (CLOSED)
« Reply #69 on: Tue, 14 April 2020, 21:57:10 »
I hope that rama keycap will be aluminum:-)

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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis (CLOSED)
« Reply #70 on: Fri, 17 April 2020, 17:14:11 »

Offline In0cenT

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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis (CLOSED)
« Reply #71 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:29:16 »
Can't wait for my first GB order to arrive. Love the design and Katanas!

Offline asciisii

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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis (CLOSED)
« Reply #72 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 15:42:47 »
So excited!

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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis (CLOSED)
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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis (CLOSED)
« Reply #74 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 18:40:46 »
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661% over MOQ. Wow.

Offline LordOwen

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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis (In Production)
« Reply #75 on: Sat, 06 June 2020, 10:01:10 »
I'm kicking myself for getting into the hobby roughly two weeks after the GB closed. Hopefully, there'll be a R2 one day, or even extras once things start to ship.

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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis (In Production)
« Reply #76 on: Sat, 06 June 2020, 12:01:20 »
I'm kicking myself for getting into the hobby roughly two weeks after the GB closed. Hopefully, there'll be a R2 one day, or even extras once things start to ship.

A lot of people bought this set, you'll probably have decent luck finding it on the mechmarket a few weeks after it ships.

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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis (In Production)
« Reply #77 on: Sun, 07 June 2020, 03:48:56 »
A lot of people bought this set, you'll probably have decent luck finding it on the mechmarket a few weeks after it ships.

I just went to find my order confirmation for KAT Atlantis, and I can't find it anywhere. I have a "Welcome to My Keyboard" email on the day Denmark announced a general Corona-lockdown, and I must have not actually submitted the order.

This is frustrating, I'm really annoyed with myself, as I made some suggestions in the IC for changes to the Ergo kits, and the result was perfect for me.  Is it likely the 40s/Orth/Ergo/Dvorak kits will be resold, or available as extras after production?

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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis (In Production)
« Reply #78 on: Sun, 07 June 2020, 23:26:59 »
I believe I bought more kits than I actually plan to use, so ping me after this ships. I won’t have a 40s kit, but I should have Colevrak and a few others that might interest you.

A lot of people bought this set, you'll probably have decent luck finding it on the mechmarket a few weeks after it ships.

I just went to find my order confirmation for KAT Atlantis, and I can't find it anywhere. I have a "Welcome to My Keyboard" email on the day Denmark announced a general Corona-lockdown, and I must have not actually submitted the order.

This is frustrating, I'm really annoyed with myself, as I made some suggestions in the IC for changes to the Ergo kits, and the result was perfect for me.  Is it likely the 40s/Orth/Ergo/Dvorak kits will be resold, or available as extras after production?

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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis (In Production)
« Reply #79 on: Thu, 09 July 2020, 19:33:36 »
Here are some pics of the color samples for you guys to eyeball  :D

We are very happy with these and will be the colors used.






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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis (In Production)
« Reply #80 on: Thu, 09 July 2020, 21:01:47 »
Main color much darker then on alpha’s kit picture in store....
i have been thinking that it would be like rama keycap color
 :(

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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis (In Production)
« Reply #81 on: Thu, 09 July 2020, 21:54:36 »
Are there any extra kraken deskmats fs?

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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis (In Production)
« Reply #82 on: Thu, 09 July 2020, 22:52:44 »
Main color much darker then on alpha’s kit picture in store....
i have been thinking that it would be like rama keycap color
 :(
I think you might be mistaking surface reflection for lightness. The RAMA cap in the picture is made of a glossy material, while KAT key caps are matte. They look pretty dang close in that photo once you compare the parts of the RAMA that aren’t reflecting.

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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis (In Production)
« Reply #83 on: Thu, 09 July 2020, 23:05:23 »
They look fantastic!

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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis (In Production)
« Reply #84 on: Fri, 10 July 2020, 10:01:35 »
Those colors look unbelievably good. Just as I envisioned.  :cool:

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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis (In Production)
« Reply #85 on: Fri, 10 July 2020, 11:57:30 »
Now I'm sad that I didn't get the Rama cap.

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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis (In Production)
« Reply #86 on: Wed, 29 July 2020, 18:14:03 »
I ordered enough to cover my Minivan and now I wish I'd gotten Alt alphas and icon mods. Hoping the extras sale will come through for me...

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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis (In Production)
« Reply #87 on: Thu, 30 July 2020, 17:11:42 »
I would love to have one set of these, hope there will be some extras!?
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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis (In Production)
« Reply #88 on: Thu, 30 July 2020, 22:27:55 »
Looking great, excited to receive this set.

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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis (In Production)
« Reply #89 on: Tue, 18 August 2020, 09:44:56 »
Is the ETA still around October or has it been delayed for obvious reasons and some not obvious (milkshake issues)?

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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis (In Production)
« Reply #90 on: Mon, 24 August 2020, 13:33:16 »
If production isn't well under way by now, don't expect anything by October. Going by the pace of other KAT group buys I'll be surprised if we see this before end of year.

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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis (In Production)
« Reply #91 on: Tue, 01 September 2020, 23:46:56 »
According to CannonKeys: https://cannonkeys.com/pages/group-buy-status

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Current ETA: Q1 2021

2020-08-27: While we have not received any new updates from Keyreative directly, we now expect this to ship in Q1 2021
2020-05-18: We have received color samples for KAT Atlantis and have approved the colors.

Don't know if other sites have said anything about this, but I suppose delays are pretty bad given COVID and others factors.

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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis (In Production)
« Reply #92 on: Sun, 27 September 2020, 17:43:11 »
omg best Kat set i've ever seen!
When 2nd round?

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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis (In Production)
« Reply #93 on: Mon, 28 September 2020, 03:55:04 »
The spacebar looks insane!

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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis (In Production)
« Reply #94 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 09:20:35 »
The tentacle desk mat is SO cool! And i really love this unique colour combo. That teal is beautiful!

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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis (In Production)
« Reply #95 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 12:21:28 »
If production isn't well under way by now, don't expect anything by October. Going by the pace of other KAT group buys I'll be surprised if we see this before end of year.
Pretty poor form to have gone well past estimated delivery date and still no updates at all...

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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis (In Production)
« Reply #96 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 12:28:24 »
If production isn't well under way by now, don't expect anything by October. Going by the pace of other KAT group buys I'll be surprised if we see this before end of year.
Pretty poor form to have gone well past estimated delivery date and still no updates at all...

I've heard shipping is estimated to be some time in Q1 2021.

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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis (In Production)
« Reply #97 on: Sun, 15 November 2020, 07:48:02 »
If production isn't well under way by now, don't expect anything by October. Going by the pace of other KAT group buys I'll be surprised if we see this before end of year.
Pretty poor form to have gone well past estimated delivery date and still no updates at all...

I've heard shipping is estimated to be some time in Q1 2021.
The problem is that it seems that once a GB is over, Rensuya doesn't care about it anymore. It's not hard to write down a comment in the main thing in which GB updates should be provided.

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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis (In Production)
« Reply #98 on: Sun, 15 November 2020, 11:54:53 »
KAT Atlantis
Current ETA: Q1 2021

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Re: [GB] KAT Atlantis (In Production)
« Reply #99 on: Fri, 01 January 2021, 19:48:40 »
Since we're now in Q1 are there any updates on the GB? Like a estimated delivery date to the vendors/buyers?