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[IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Rama Cap! | GB December 1st
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- We are also waiting for some more collaborator product pictures, so we can provide you guys with that.
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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 12:48:54 »
Hey everyone! A discord has been made for updates regarding this and other projects I have.

I will still use this IC thread to keep you updated. But if you have any questions or similar, feel free to also ask in the discord!

Thanks!
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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 12:50:57 »
Looks nice.

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 12:56:35 »

This has to be the fastes Set to be ever made

Looks dope and GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 12:59:25 »
Nice work

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 13:03:27 »
nice gmk terminal

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 13:05:48 »
Nice work
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Hey! I'm aware GMK Wasabi is similar to my design but I've gone through color matching and found a different, more brighter, and neon ish color to fit my Aurora theme and to be different from wasabi. I do also not provide any sub-legends

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 13:07:46 »
Nice work
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Hey! I'm aware GMK Wasabi is similar to my design but I've gone through color matching and found a different, more brighter, and neon ish color to fit my Aurora theme and to be different from wasabi. I do also not provide any sub-legends
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So if I wanted to run Wasabi with no subs, I'd be ripping you off now?
Would have been proper of you to be like, hey doing this.. But who cares about being proper, right?

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 13:08:25 »
nice gmk terminal
Also color matched with gmk terminal to make it different.

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 13:10:58 »
Nice work
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Hey! I'm aware GMK Wasabi is similar to my design but I've gone through color matching and found a different, more brighter, and neon ish color to fit my Aurora theme and to be different from wasabi. I do also not provide any sub-legends
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After doing my matching with other sets I found big enough differences to not reach out to the other creators because I felt like that was not needed. If this is something you take to heart and do not like, feel free to send me a direct message and we can talk this through


So if I wanted to run Wasabi with no subs, I'd be ripping you off now?
Would have been proper of you to be like, hey doing this.. But who cares about being proper, right?

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 13:11:52 »
Lol didn't know wasabi or whatever was the owner of green on black. Nice set btw, love the novelties.

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 13:14:07 »
Lol didn't know wasabi or whatever was the owner of green on black. Nice set btw, love the novelties.

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I understand he can see similarities, but claiming a colorway is different. I appreciate your support!

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 13:18:17 »
God job! <3

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 13:22:04 »
Keyboard hobby speedrun  :eek:

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 13:30:05 »
My issue with you is more along the lines of the fact that you run a designer discord, and have written up a guide to IC's, yet you couldn't do a quick DM, and been like hey I'm running this. I do not claim colorway ownership, let's calm down. There is a proper way to conduct yourself though, considering the double-edged sword you are putting out into the hobby.

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 13:30:52 »
reserved

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 13:33:48 »
My issue with you is more along the lines of the fact that you run a designer discord, and have written up a guide to IC's, yet you couldn't do a quick DM, and been like hey I'm running this. I do not claim colorway ownership, let's calm down. There is a proper way to conduct yourself though, considering the double-edged sword you are putting out into the hobby.
Don't want any misunderstanding nor arguments going. But I do not own any sort of designer discord, but you are right. Contacting you is something I should've done beforehand!

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 13:36:25 »
Looks amazing!

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 13:39:28 »
My issue with you is more along the lines of the fact that you run a designer discord, and have written up a guide to IC's, yet you couldn't do a quick DM, and been like hey I'm running this. I do not claim colorway ownership, let's calm down. There is a proper way to conduct yourself though, considering the double-edged sword you are putting out into the hobby.
Small correction I own the designer discord and run it and I wrote the guide.

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 14:10:33 »
Looks great.  I think you did right not asking for permission, there is absolutely 0 reason its needed.

Color nazi's seriously need to go f off.

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 14:20:48 »
I like the concept and I like the way the set looks, but I don't feel like the set reflects the theme. Given the name "Aurora Borealis" I honestly was expecting shades of green, blue, and purple.



You may also want to fix your form, currently you can only select one additional kit you'd like to see added

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 14:21:42 »
I won't be joining as I don't like GMK caps, but I think the green you've chosen is super nice.

I'd like to see Sour's patent for the concept of green on black, especially since as pointed out, sets such as GMK Terminal and DCS Midnight existed first.

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 14:23:19 »
I won't be joining as I don't like GMK caps, but I think the green you've chosen is super nice.

I'd like to see Sour's patent for the concept of green on black, especially since as pointed out, Terminal existed first.
Terminal was green on dark grey, bro.

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 14:25:05 »
Blowing this way out of proportion. When I ran a set that looked like other sets, I reached out to let them know. Not see the IC, be surprised by it, and screw other designers. Terminal was green on grey. These are both green on black. So slightly more similar. Would have been nice and respectful to get a little DM. Not a big ask.

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 14:25:11 »
I won't be joining as I don't like GMK caps, but I think the green you've chosen is super nice.

I'd like to see Sour's patent for the concept of green on black, especially since as pointed out, Terminal existed first.
Terminal was green on dark grey, bro.
N9 is just light black and I will stand by that opinion

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 14:26:22 »
I like the concept and I like the way the set looks, but I don't feel like the set reflects the theme. Given the name "Aurora Borealis" I honestly was expecting shades of green, blue, and purple.

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You may also want to fix your form, currently you can only select one additional kit you'd like to see added

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Hey! The set is self will be fairly basic, but with the additional deskmats (working on an illustrated one) where the assents will bring the theme even further. But thanks for the heads up on the sheets, will fix!
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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 14:32:09 »
Blowing this way out of proportion. When I ran a set that looked like other sets, I reached out to let them know. Not see the IC, be surprised by it, and screw other designers. Terminal was green on grey. These are both green on black. So slightly more similar. Would have been nice and respectful to get a little DM. Not a big ask.

With all due respect, you also could have sent a little DM instead of calling out someone on a public forum.

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 14:34:51 »
Blowing this way out of proportion. When I ran a set that looked like other sets, I reached out to let them know. Not see the IC, be surprised by it, and screw other designers. Terminal was green on grey. These are both green on black. So slightly more similar. Would have been nice and respectful to get a little DM. Not a big ask.

With all due respect, you also could have sent a little DM instead of calling out someone on a public forum.
Me and Sour have talked in DM's and we've fixed the situation. No difficulties and I'll keep on with the set  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 14:43:39 »
I agree with dklein, there are not enough colors in this set to portray auroras. Even a blue or purple accent kit will fix that tho, so gl with the run :)

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 15:08:06 »
Mykeyboard.eu is now our official EU vendor!

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 15:14:23 »
Well first off, while I am not really a buyer because GMK, but great work once again S3LQ.

While I agree with dklein, I also feel like the real deal for the theme would be a gradient set :)

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 15:15:13 »
I agree with dklein, there are not enough colors in this set to portray auroras. Even a blue or purple accent kit will fix that tho, so gl with the run :)
Thanks for the feedback. I've gotten some requests to bring in more colors. So will be looking into adding an accent kit with fitting colors!

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #32 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 15:16:20 »
amazing colors and design, I'm all in

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« Reply #33 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 19:49:05 »
Very very excited for this set.

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #34 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 20:00:33 »
Why are all the nice minimal-looking sets all dark-color based :(

Love the color choice. But don't love the black base.

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #35 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 21:53:40 »
Kinda of reminds me of dcs midnight.

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[IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #36 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 23:08:14 »
Not gonna happen with GMK's MOQ, but some funky alphas (Icelandic?) would be a fun addition.

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 01 October 2020, 00:13:50 »
I won't be joining as I don't like GMK caps, but I think the green you've chosen is super nice.

I'd like to see Sour's patent for the concept of green on black, especially since as pointed out, Terminal existed first.
Terminal was green on dark grey, bro.
N9 is just light black and I will stand by that opinion

Everyone relax.

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 01 October 2020, 00:31:04 »
Aka GMK Hammerhead

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 01 October 2020, 00:36:56 »
Aka GMK Hammerhead
fairly big difference

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 01 October 2020, 01:06:28 »
I like the concept and I like the way the set looks, but I don't feel like the set reflects the theme. Given the name "Aurora Borealis" I honestly was expecting shades of green, blue, and purple.

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You may also want to fix your form, currently you can only select one additional kit you'd like to see added

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Well first off, while I am not really a buyer because GMK, but great work once again S3LQ.

While I agree with dklein, I also feel like the real deal for the theme would be a gradient set :)

I feel like this set is just asking for gradient legends, even just different shades of green if you were particularly attached to the color. As it stands right now, there just isn't enough color for it to be based on auroras in my opinion

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #41 on: Thu, 01 October 2020, 01:11:39 »
I like the concept and I like the way the set looks, but I don't feel like the set reflects the theme. Given the name "Aurora Borealis" I honestly was expecting shades of green, blue, and purple.

Show Image


You may also want to fix your form, currently you can only select one additional kit you'd like to see added

Show Image


Well first off, while I am not really a buyer because GMK, but great work once again S3LQ.

While I agree with dklein, I also feel like the real deal for the theme would be a gradient set :)

I feel like this set is just asking for gradient legends, even just different shades of green if you were particularly attached to the color. As it stands right now, there just isn't enough color for it to be based on auroras in my opinion
Working on an accent kit, got some renders ready but need to work a bit more on the colors!

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #42 on: Thu, 01 October 2020, 01:13:45 »
Working on an accent kit, got some renders ready but need to work a bit more on the colors!

That's awesome; the deskmat is amazing by the way

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #43 on: Thu, 01 October 2020, 01:21:58 »
Depending on the finances at the time of the groupbuy would buy a base kit with iso and deskmat, nice color way, i like that green much better than wasabi
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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #44 on: Thu, 01 October 2020, 01:56:59 »
v nice

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #45 on: Thu, 01 October 2020, 02:10:30 »
I like the concept and I like the way the set looks, but I don't feel like the set reflects the theme. Given the name "Aurora Borealis" I honestly was expecting shades of green, blue, and purple.

Show Image


You may also want to fix your form, currently you can only select one additional kit you'd like to see added

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I agree with dkline, I'd like to see maybe purple or blue colours, I'm not sure how though. Either way this set looks great!

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #46 on: Thu, 01 October 2020, 05:07:11 »
which board is that in the first render?

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #47 on: Thu, 01 October 2020, 05:52:49 »
I like the concept and I like the way the set looks, but I don't feel like the set reflects the theme. Given the name "Aurora Borealis" I honestly was expecting shades of green, blue, and purple.

Show Image


You may also want to fix your form, currently you can only select one additional kit you'd like to see added

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Working on adding a purple/pink ish color and maybe a blue ish color to an additional accent kit!

I agree with dkline, I'd like to see maybe purple or blue colours, I'm not sure how though. Either way this set looks great!

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #48 on: Thu, 01 October 2020, 05:56:05 »
My issue with you is more along the lines of the fact that you run a designer discord, and have written up a guide to IC's, yet you couldn't do a quick DM, and been like hey I'm running this. I do not claim colorway ownership, let's calm down. There is a proper way to conduct yourself though, considering the double-edged sword you are putting out into the hobby.

Calm your tits, its not the same set, and he is not stealing from you. Whats this turning to, "oh youre running a gmk set so you are copying gmk wasabi".

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #49 on: Thu, 01 October 2020, 06:06:19 »
Pretty sure GMK's CR is owned exclusively by drop for their WoB sets. Have you cleared this with the designer of that set?

/s

Set looks nice! I like the colour and think it fits the theme well (not every set needs loads of colours) but personally I think the novelties need a little work.