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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #50 on: Thu, 01 October 2020, 08:43:35 »
Kinda of reminds me of dcs midnight.

This is what it reminded me of right away - not a bad thing, I love DCS Midnight.

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #51 on: Thu, 01 October 2020, 10:41:07 »
Why are all the nice minimal-looking sets all dark-color based :(

Love the color choice. But don't love the black base.
Make sure to fill out the form with the request of a light base. Going through all feedback and taking everything into consideration!

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #52 on: Thu, 01 October 2020, 10:46:51 »
great looking set + deskmat

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« Reply #53 on: Thu, 01 October 2020, 12:11:15 »
quite interesting. Honestly, I'd like to see more in the novelties kit, whether it be more caps or more designs, and perhaps the deskmat isn't as great as it could be. The colors are quite nice, but I'd definitely like to see a little more in these two areas.

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #54 on: Thu, 01 October 2020, 12:13:54 »
Loving the desk mat but I agree with the rest on adding more colours! I also find the novelties a little strangle, the minimalism comes off as vaguely tech-y when it should be very nature themed imo. Of course it must be hard trying to stick to the theme... but Id do away with the minimal wave/dot stuff and try for some, idk, trees to match the mountains? Maybe moon and stars, or an owl/wolf? Just throwing out some ideas (:

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #55 on: Thu, 01 October 2020, 12:55:15 »
Beautiful colour for the green; fantastic set! I definitely agree with the folks that think a little splash more colour like purple and/or blue text options for the enter/spacebar/esc keys would really bring it together! Following!

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Accent Kit Added!
« Reply #56 on: Thu, 01 October 2020, 15:02:24 »
Hey everyone! After some feedback about missing colors to fulfill the Aurora theme, I've added an accent kit with matching colors. Done some color matching to see what would look good together with the Pantone 339 Green. Thanks to Bachoo and Snurrebassen for fast and great renders!





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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Accent Kit Added!
« Reply #57 on: Thu, 01 October 2020, 15:21:47 »
I feel like a deep navy similar to GMK Deep navy's color would have been a much better color choice than black.

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Accent Kit Added!
« Reply #58 on: Thu, 01 October 2020, 15:29:43 »
I feel like a deep navy similar to GMK Deep navy's color would have been a much better color choice than black.
Would have been too similar to GMK Hammerhead, that's deep navy alphas with similar green/teal legends

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Accent Kit Added!
« Reply #59 on: Thu, 01 October 2020, 16:40:06 »
How about the deep green for mods in base kit, I think the base kit does not represent enough the aurora vide, still need some color-transitions?  :D Also, lighter color accents would be better imo, lighter purple for example would suit aurora more.

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Accent Kit Added!
« Reply #60 on: Thu, 01 October 2020, 23:07:26 »
absolute must have set for me, great work!

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Accent Kit Added!
« Reply #61 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 00:48:42 »
How about the deep green for mods in base kit, I think the base kit does not represent enough the aurora vide, still need some color-transitions?  :D Also, lighter color accents would be better imo, lighter purple for example would suit aurora more.
i do agree than in their current state the accents do not look interesting to me, with lighter colors they would be although to me the green look perfect, just that the purple and blue are not vivid enough to match it.
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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Accent Kit Added!
« Reply #62 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 11:52:02 »
How about the deep green for mods in base kit, I think the base kit does not represent enough the aurora vide, still need some color-transitions?  :D Also, lighter color accents would be better imo, lighter purple for example would suit aurora more.
i do agree than in their current state the accents do not look interesting to me, with lighter colors they would be although to me the green look perfect, just that the purple and blue are not vivid enough to match it.
Working on adding a gradient colorway, will replace the current accent kit!

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« Reply #63 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 12:53:38 »
How about the deep green for mods in base kit, I think the base kit does not represent enough the aurora vide, still need some color-transitions?  :D Also, lighter color accents would be better imo, lighter purple for example would suit aurora more.
i do agree than in their current state the accents do not look interesting to me, with lighter colors they would be although to me the green look perfect, just that the purple and blue are not vivid enough to match it.
Working on adding a gradient colorway, will replace the current accent kit!

Awesome! I think gradient is the way to go for this set too, like the numrow legends being deep blue instead of green and the f-row being deep purple if gmk can do that! Also kudos for taking the feedback and making changes so fast!

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Gradient Mod Kit Update!
« Reply #64 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 12:43:55 »
Update

With help from snurrebassen and bachoo with rendering and help from Vitrual with the idea behind this kit, I represent a gradient mod kit. Featuring only GMK stock colors, colors that symbolize the Aurora theme better then the previous accent kit.










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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Gradient Mod Kit Update!
« Reply #65 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 13:11:13 »
A mod kit with 5 colors, even stock, is still gonna be...105 USD or up? More?

I own DSA borealis and love it. Why not lean in, do a whole gradient base kit?

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« Reply #66 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 13:12:05 »
Love the updated mods kit! Any chance it could be a second base kit instead? I think both are strong choices and making a full base kit out of the alt mods would definitely hit MOQ

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« Reply #67 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 13:12:58 »
Double post, sorry
« Last Edit: Sat, 03 October 2020, 21:24:27 by IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES »

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Gradient Mod Kit Update!
« Reply #68 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 13:22:49 »
A mod kit with 5 colors, even stock, is still gonna be...105 USD or up? More?

I own DSA borealis and love it. Why not lean in, do a whole gradient base kit?
This is mainly a consept to show the gradient, an additional gradient base kit instead of the mod kit is for sure something that will be taken into considoration. Aware of the cost with the amount of colors in the kit, so need to figure something out!

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Gradient Mod Kit Update!
« Reply #69 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 19:00:28 »
That gradient is nice! Great job

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Gradient Mod Kit Update!
« Reply #70 on: Sun, 04 October 2020, 01:52:25 »
Oh wow I really love the new mod colours!

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Gradient Mod Kit Update!
« Reply #71 on: Sun, 04 October 2020, 10:37:29 »
That gradient is nice! Great job
Cheers, checking the interest around the kit before we make any final decision!

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Gradient Mod Kit Update!
« Reply #72 on: Sun, 04 October 2020, 11:38:55 »
That gradient is nice! Great job
Cheers, checking the interest around the kit before we make any final decision!
I see a second ~` key and also a second |\ key in the base kit with the same color of those already in the main layout. I propose changing the color of those second keys to the accent color. It may create some new impression for the vibe. Also, a single-color mods with the color different than black-lightgreen, maybe a color of transition from black to light green would be good as well imo. Anyway, thanks for making good keyset, I bought your evil dolch, I will definitely buy this too  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Gradient Mod Kit Update!
« Reply #73 on: Sun, 04 October 2020, 16:58:18 »
That gradient is nice! Great job
Cheers, checking the interest around the kit before we make any final decision!
I see a second ~` key and also a second |\ key in the base kit with the same color of those already in the main layout. I propose changing the color of those second keys to the accent color. It may create some new impression for the vibe. Also, a single-color mods with the color different than black-lightgreen, maybe a color of transition from black to light green would be good as well imo. Anyway, thanks for making good keyset, I bought your evil dolch, I will definitely buy this too  :thumb:

It would be better to have 2 of the same keys, if you want to mix different GMK kits like GMK bow alphas and GMK Aurora Polaris. Price would be a different story though.

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Gradient Mod Kit Update!
« Reply #74 on: Sun, 04 October 2020, 21:05:23 »
will this come with a 2.0u left shift? I don't see one

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Gradient Mod Kit Update!
« Reply #75 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 03:13:15 »
I am in love with the deskmats, the stars and aurora will be amazing to just stare at. Love the updates to the set!
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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Gradient Mod Kit Update!
« Reply #76 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 03:35:23 »
nice new colors

and there seem to be a 2u shift, just next to the right one...
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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Gradient Mod Kit Update!
« Reply #77 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 03:41:43 »
nice new colors

and there seem to be a 2u shift, just next to the right one...
Yes! There is a 2u shift, the colors seem to work better. But we are still working on it. With the number of colors used, the price will be fairly high. So still working on this!

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Gradient Mod Kit Update!
« Reply #78 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 04:42:56 »
Sort of reminds me of DCS midnight. I dig it!

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Gradient Mod Kit Update!
« Reply #79 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 07:24:36 »
The gradient mods kit will need an extra R4 1u Fn key in the bottom row color.

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - Gradient Mod Kit Update!
« Reply #80 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 07:53:54 »
The gradient mods kit will need an extra R4 1u Fn key in the bottom row color.
That will be fixed, need to do a few adjustments to the gradient kit!

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - GB December 1st
« Reply #81 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 07:58:25 »
The new accent kit is gorgeous! Fantastic work!

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« Reply #82 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 10:51:36 »
Possible to get ilumkb or monokei as a vendor as well? This set looks so good, but the shipping fee from kbdfans is quite unfortunate.

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - GB December 1st
« Reply #83 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 14:47:39 »
Just make the gradient mods the base.

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - GB December 1st
« Reply #84 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 15:06:57 »
Hi there, very cool set ya got there! I wanted to take a moment and offer a few feedback notes.

There are a few experimental changes some ortholinear users are throwing around to make base GMK kits a bit more ortho friendly (and ultimately cut back on the number of total keys).

  • Change R2 PgUp to R2 Out
  • Change R3 PgDn/PgUp to R3 Read or Data
  • Change R4 End/PgDn to R4 Read or Data

Currently, you have 14 navigation keys in the base kit. Providing a few "generic" options will allow you to cut back the total number of keys, creating a smaller, leaner base kit. Further, these changes support richer ortholinear coverage (Planck, Preonic) without sacrificing much. In fact, you can cut two keys!

I understand that these alterations to existing keys may prove controversial for many 65% users who depend on correctly labelled keycaps for navigation purposes. However, be the change you want to see. I think this is worth brining up in an IC, even if the answer is a resounding no.

Thanks for your time and consideration. GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - GB December 1st
« Reply #85 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 15:09:26 »
Hi there, very cool set ya got there! I wanted to take a moment and offer a few feedback notes.

There are a few experimental changes some ortholinear users are throwing around to make base GMK kits a bit more ortho friendly (and ultimately cut back on the number of total keys).

  • Change R2 PgUp to R2 Out
  • Change R3 PgDn/PgUp to R3 Read or Data
  • Change R4 End/PgDn to R4 Read or Data

Currently, you have 14 navigation keys in the base kit. Providing a few "generic" options will allow you to cut back the total number of keys, creating a smaller, leaner base kit. Further, these changes support richer ortholinear coverage (Planck, Preonic) without sacrificing much. In fact, you can cut two keys!

I understand that these alterations to existing keys may prove controversial for many 65% users who depend on correctly labelled keycaps for navigation purposes. However, be the change you want to see. I think this is worth brining up in an IC, even if the answer is a resounding no.

Thanks for your time and consideration. GLWIC!
Thanks for taking your time to to some investigation and bring out some feedback! This feedback will be taken into consideration!

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - GB December 1st
« Reply #86 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 15:50:14 »
The special mods look awesome . I bet this would look so cool with Wob
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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - GB December 1st
« Reply #87 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 19:38:21 »
The special mods look great.  I wish they were just the base mods.  I feel like they fit the theme much better than just the two tone you have going in the base.

Looking at those Alice renders has me wishing the extra B was in the base kit but most people don't kit that way so no big deal there.

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« Reply #88 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 20:47:42 »
The special mods look great.  I wish they were just the base mods.  I feel like they fit the theme much better than just the two tone you have going in the base.

Looking at those Alice renders has me wishing the extra B was in the base kit but most people don't kit that way so no big deal there.

I agree completely. The kit mods look great, and make it more than another green/teal on gray/black set. (I don't want to say it's too similar to any one set, but there are a lot with a similar feel.)

It's times like this that I'm reminded of how great the KAT kitting system is compared to all the cherry profile manufacturers like GMK. It would be awesome if we could just buy the alphas and the mods separately. And the runner could do the novelties as both the green and the multi-colored as seperate kits without worrying too much about MOQ.

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - GB December 1st
« Reply #89 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 21:33:20 »
This reminds me of Wasabi, without hirigana
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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - GB December 1st
« Reply #90 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 21:33:48 »
ok i have a genuine question





how are these two things different
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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - GB December 1st
« Reply #91 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 21:34:17 »
I love the inspired by foot note.

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - GB December 1st
« Reply #92 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 21:34:23 »
yikes

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« Reply #93 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 21:43:40 »
really like this im definitely gonna join this

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - GB December 1st
« Reply #94 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 22:17:32 »
ok i have a genuine question

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how are these two things different
Read the thread, this exact question was answered/discussed several times. Additionally, we can ask the same question of keysets like gmk terminal, dcs midnight, etc. Nobody has a patent on green on black.
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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #95 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 22:23:04 »
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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« Reply #96 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 23:13:03 »
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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idk man it's close
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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - GB December 1st
« Reply #97 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 23:17:01 »
looks cool, gl with the set

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris
« Reply #98 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 04:06:36 »
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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idk man it's close
There is differences and we've gone through this. I've also been in talk with the designer behind GMK Wasabi and I'm fully allowed to run this set. No need to take it further, thanks!

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Re: [IC] GMK | Aurora Polaris - GB December 1st
« Reply #99 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 04:35:58 »
set looks nice, filled out a form. would like a 2nd base kit that includes those gradient mods!