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KAT Space Dust Feedback Thread
« on: Sun, 21 June 2020, 09:00:49 »
The Full IC is now out!

Thanks to everyone who supported the set from the beginning!

~ Pseudollama & Bobasweatandtears

IC:https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=107942.0
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Offline nathanchere

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Re: KAT Space Dust Feedback Thread
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 21 June 2020, 09:34:39 »
Non-Latin alphas and/or alphas in the same font as the mod keys would make this a done deal for me.

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Re: KAT Space Dust Feedback Thread
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 21 June 2020, 10:04:54 »
Alright, I'll make a version. The only issue is that the text mods are most likely going to be novelties, as not everyone likes them. So making the alphas in the marker font could be an issue.

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Re: KAT Space Dust Feedback Thread
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 21 June 2020, 18:36:58 »
Alright, I'll make a version. The only issue is that the text mods are most likely going to be novelties, as not everyone likes them. So making the alphas in the marker font could be an issue.
No matter what you do, not everyone will like it  ;D

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Re: KAT Space Dust Feedback Thread
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 26 June 2020, 01:57:12 »
I LOVE THIS
WHEN

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Re: KAT Space Dust Feedback Thread
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 26 June 2020, 02:00:19 »
Love it, the alt alphas have me sold

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Re: KAT Space Dust Feedback Thread
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 26 June 2020, 02:53:25 »
although i love the iso + alien i am unsure about how expensive that would make the thing, i can't say i'll buy it for sure. but it looks nice
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Offline Runningtarrens

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Re: KAT Space Dust Feedback Thread
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 29 June 2020, 06:56:03 »
i love the alien alpha. that would be ideal for me while using a different layout but also having the color in order, because the signs on the keycaps dont match anyway.
really awesome :thumb:

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Re: KAT Space Dust Feedback Thread
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 29 June 2020, 20:40:23 »
Alien alpha is  :thumb:
Makes it a done deal basically

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Re: KAT Space Dust Feedback Thread
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 30 June 2020, 04:39:19 »
loving the Alien alphas! suits this set's theme really well.

Offline outerspace

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Re: KAT Space Dust Feedback Thread
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 03 July 2020, 21:11:51 »
Like others have said, those alien alphas look fantastic!

Offline nathanchere

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Re: KAT Space Dust Feedback Thread
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 04 July 2020, 10:15:18 »
We now have an alien alphas and icon mods kit

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Holy ****! That is even better than I'd hoped. Great work!

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Re: KAT Space Dust Feedback Thread
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 19:50:22 »
WOWOWOWOWOWOW!

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Re: KAT Space Dust Feedback Thread
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 06 July 2020, 09:55:20 »
Very cool but I think there's a little too much going on with the colours? How about not having the colour transition on the alphas?

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Re: KAT Space Dust Feedback Thread
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 06 July 2020, 09:58:02 »
Would look much nicer without the little gradient thing in the top left, imho.

Cool colors though.

Offline Puhzuzu

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Re: KAT Space Dust Feedback Thread
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 06 July 2020, 11:05:48 »
I'm loving this as well, definitely interested!
Any chance you can add a "Don't Panic!" novelty?

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Re: KAT Space Dust Feedback Thread
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 08 July 2020, 16:17:43 »
First off, I want to say this keyset looks amazing. I have read most of the suggestions both on GH and Reddit; they're all great.

It seems as the keyset is still in the Pre-IC phase, so I wanted to add some ideas. Bare with me, I have a lot of ideas, and they might just be small nit-picky things but here are my ideas:

1. The gradient is stunning. I like the addition of the Purples, Pinks, and Blues. Please keep the gradient spacebar: BEAUTIFUL!
2. I think most of the novelty keys have too much going on. The images are really cool, but they take up too much of the key face and have too many colors. To combat this, you could make the images a little smaller to fit the key face. I think you could just make the image one color (Example: The Earth novelty that replaces the 'Home' key could just be pink on black)
3. I noticed the blank gradient keys for a 65% layout. It would be interesting to see all 8 colors but all Row 1 for the function row. You could even incorporate a design like a simple star on it
4. The numpad hasn't been mentioned much, but you were thinking to do a gradient numpad, right? If so, I think you should have an alternate numpad kit that is just a "Mono Numpad" and a "Gradient Numpad"
5. I think it would be a great idea to have lots of kit choices. It reminds me of KAT Iron; they really wanted to cater to everyone's taste. They had gradient alphas/mods/numpads and also had mono alphas/mods/numpads. This catered to both audiences: bold keebers and minimalists. My take on this would have the mono kits use the purple keycap with the light blue legends.
6. A "Don't Panic" key would be really cool, maybe on the enter key (props to the reply above)
7.  I like the clever words used to replace alt/ctrl/shift. Keep those ideas!
8. Keep the "F-12" or "E-12" function row legends. It's a clever but subtle take on the function row

Some points others have mentioned:
9. The ZSE4 keys (Purple on Gray) could be kind of hard to read
10. Modifier legends have an awkward font that doesn't really match the alpha keys. You could potentially try a more blocky font that follows a cyberpunk theme

I know that was a lot of ideas, so take them with a grain of salt. Other than that, I really want this set to happen, thanks for reading, and keeb on!




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Re: KAT Space Dust Feedback Thread
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 08 July 2020, 21:41:05 »
Big thanks to everyone that has commented on this set, whether negatively or positively, please know that I am working on compiling and considering all of your suggestions and critiques. I am currently working to compile a complete roster of all different mods, alphas, nav, f-row, numpad and alternate color combos/ kits. The process will take about a week to finish, I estimate, and once the Google form is done I will post it here. It would be great if everyone could fill out the form, even if you hate the set, all opinions are useful. I would like to address that some of the renders have bad lighting that has ended up harming how the set looks, and I am aware, I will be boosting the quality of my renders hopefully. I am quite new to this community and have been doing all of the renders myself so please bear with me as I gradually improve the renders. Thanks again, I hope the set pleases you and maybe, just maybe, will get you to have these keycaps on your own board.

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Re: KAT Space Dust Feedback Thread
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 09 July 2020, 10:48:32 »
LOVE this!

I know the purple is the main focus, but love the mix of teal/cyan in there, as my entire setup is teal and purple, and thatís what really sells me on this...that and I love space and itís beautiful!

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Re: KAT Space Dust Feedback Thread
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 09 July 2020, 10:52:22 »
Definitely caught me with that one. The alien alphas are just the icing on the cake, yet I surely won't miss out on these. Absolutely bonkers.

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Re: KAT Space Dust Feedback Thread
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 13 July 2020, 18:06:41 »
would be awesome to have the south eur kit with the spanish layout, I would definetly buy it if so.
By the way so nice design it looks awesome!  :thumb:

Offline AustinRH

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Re: KAT Space Dust Feedback Thread
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 21 July 2020, 15:20:25 »
Who doesnt love a good KAT set!

Offline savageastr0naut

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Re: KAT Space Dust Feedback Thread
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 24 July 2020, 12:00:16 »
Okay... I NEED this.

Everything looks great. I am ready, let's go.
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Re: KAT Space Dust Feedback Thread
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 24 July 2020, 13:42:18 »
I don't want this, I NEED this

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Re: KAT Space Dust Feedback Thread
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 27 July 2020, 09:24:47 »
I NEED THIS! SURE BUY!!!!

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Re: KAT Space Dust Feedback Thread
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 02:09:31 »
This looks so cool ! Space cat!

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Re: KAT Space Dust Feedback Thread
« Reply #26 on: Sun, 02 August 2020, 08:43:27 »
Those gradient alien alphas are a done deal for me. Sold.

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Re: KAT Space Dust Feedback Thread
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 02 August 2020, 22:20:28 »
space kat key? shut up and take my money.

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Re: KAT Space Dust Feedback Thread
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 03 August 2020, 02:10:37 »
Loving the alien alphas and the cat novelties, nothing goes better than cats and space! Also will there be a chance of glow in the dark/luminescent keys, which would remind me of the stars you would put on your ceiling as a kid and pretend you were a famous astronaut? Not sure if that is a technical possibility yet, but would definitely add an extra dimension to the set.

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Re: KAT Space Dust Feedback Thread
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 04 August 2020, 17:59:56 »
Loving the alien alphas and the cat novelties, nothing goes better than cats and space! Also will there be a chance of glow in the dark/luminescent keys, which would remind me of the stars you would put on your ceiling as a kid and pretend you were a famous astronaut? Not sure if that is a technical possibility yet, but would definitely add an extra dimension to the set.

This has been one of our greatest goals from the start, maybe after the IC, if the manufacturer would stop ignoring us, we could get on talks with them about it.

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Re: KAT Space Dust Feedback Thread
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 05 August 2020, 13:25:56 »
 :thumb: look's good love the colors.

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Re: KAT Space Dust Feedback Thread
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 05 August 2020, 17:18:26 »
love everything about this :)

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Re: KAT Space Dust Feedback Thread
« Reply #32 on: Thu, 06 August 2020, 16:24:50 »
I'm currently waiting for the melody 65, I'm specifically going for a purple case and think this would look great with it.

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Re: KAT Space Dust Feedback Thread
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 06:04:55 »
If the 'alien' mods were available with a black background and matching the colours of the alphas I would be in. As it stands they are too jarring, I would just be in for the alien alphas alone and mix with black icon mods from another set.

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Re: KAT Space Dust Feedback Thread
« Reply #34 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 06:14:08 »
Maybe let people in the old thread know if you've started a new one and close this thread so discussion is less fragmented :P

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=107942.0

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Re: KAT Space Dust Feedback Thread
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 11 August 2020, 21:48:45 »
the alien alphas are like my favorite thing about this set :3  :thumb:

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Re: KAT Space Dust Feedback Thread
« Reply #36 on: Fri, 28 August 2020, 13:04:40 »
When can you take my money!!!! I want this in my life. perfect replacement and upgrade for my GMK Deep Space.

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Re: KAT Space Dust Feedback Thread
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 06 September 2020, 22:42:09 »
it's not locked bruh

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Re: KAT Space Dust Feedback Thread
« Reply #38 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 20:51:51 »
Typing on Milkshake right now. I wish I had these.

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Re: KAT Space Dust Feedback Thread
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 17 September 2020, 07:43:42 »
The Alien Alphas are super cool! But also, super frustrating lmao. So many of the characters look like they could be English letters (C, P, L, M, W, E, V, A, Y, F, J) but they aren't in the place you'd expect that key to be.

I really wonder how this would look if the characters most similar to English were in the same place they'd be on a QWERTY, while the rest would be undecipherable. Might feel familiar...yet...Alien. 👀
« Last Edit: Thu, 17 September 2020, 07:49:42 by TheMegalodong »