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Offline 7h3of7

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[IC] GMK Spark Knight
« on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 12:13:27 »
GMK Spark Knight
Inspired by the Spark Knight of Mondstadt!







Colors


This set is based off of the character Klee, from Genshin Impact made by Mihoyo.
Here's what she looks like:





Kitting!

Base Kit

Katakana Sub Kit

Spacebar Kit





Case Renders

Nemui by Bachoo
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Jane by TGR
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Alice by TGR
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To-Do

Finish Novelties and Deskmat
Establish Collabs
Establish Vendors
Establish GB Date





Thank You to the Following:

Bachoo for being an amazing mentor to me through this process and also for all the beautiful renders in this IC.
PRJKT for encouraging me to start designing my own set.
Frostey for always being the first to give honest feedback whenever I show him something.
Thank you to MiTo for the lovely katakana molds.
For my friends who pester me to make sure I'm working on my designs rather than just lounging watching Youtube.
And thank you for reading all the way to the end!

« Last Edit: Wed, 06 January 2021, 13:27:30 by 7h3of7 »

Offline 7h3of7

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Re: [IC] GMK Spark Knight
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 12:16:06 »
Images are broken, give me a second.

Offline 7h3of7

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Re: [IC] GMK Spark Knight
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 12:21:20 »
Fixed.

Offline hkiri

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Re: [IC] GMK Spark Knight
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 12:23:24 »
classic red but weeb?

Offline wil

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Re: [IC] GMK Spark Knight
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 12:29:56 »
this is a chinese made game so it doesn't make sense to me to use katakana/hiragana. without novelties too this just feels like classic red. hope to see some improvements since klee has a fantastic design

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Re: [IC] GMK Spark Knight
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 12:30:00 »
All in for this

Offline sirieous

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Re: [IC] GMK Spark Knight
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 12:30:32 »
reminds me a lot of classic red

Offline Bachoo

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Re: [IC] GMK Spark Knight
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 12:31:10 »
Waiting for this set to drop is like getting slammed into solitary confinement for blowing up too many hilicurls.  :thumb: glwic

Offline kt1928

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Re: [IC] GMK Spark Knight
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 12:31:36 »
Excited about this. Great work man

Offline Grog

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Re: [IC] GMK Spark Knight
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 12:33:51 »
Looking very nice my man!

Offline Zanhana

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Re: [IC] GMK Spark Knight
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 12:37:15 »
agree with the comment that Japanese sublegends are out of place since the game is Chinese

as for kitting, the base kit should also include a R1 equals sign (for the numpad), at least one 1.5u R4 Code key, and at least one 1.5u R4 Function key

other than that the colors look nice even if quite similar to classic red
« Last Edit: Wed, 06 January 2021, 13:24:00 by Zanhana »

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Re: [IC] GMK Spark Knight
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 12:44:41 »

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Offline 7h3of7

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Re: [IC] GMK Spark Knight
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 12:50:05 »
this is a chinese made game so it doesn't make sense to me to use katakana/hiragana. without novelties too this just feels like classic red. hope to see some improvements since klee has a fantastic design

agree with the comment that Japanese sublegends are out of place since the game is Chinese

as for kitting, the base kit should also include a R4 equals sign (for the numpad), at least one 1.5u R4 Code key, and at least one 1.5u R4 Function key

other than that the colors look nice even if quite similar to classic red

Thank you for checking out the IC!
I came to the decision to use Katakana sublegends as while it is a Chinese game, I felt like the majority of people that I had met and talked to played with Japanese voice acting. I felt like going with Katakana sublegends would be the more accurate to my, and many other's, experience as the game as Katakana in Japanese is used for foreign terms (and sound effects). This way, I could still honor that this game is not a Japanese game, but would reflect my experience of it better.

However, this is not final and if there is enough support for it I would be glad to change it to something people find more appropriate!

Offline CardinalityTV

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Re: [IC] GMK Spark Knight
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 12:57:41 »
Definitely echo the sentiments of others re: miHoYo being a Chinese company and the Japanese sublegends.

Although I've only played a little Genshin Impact, from taking a look at some more references of the character it seems like their primary colour is more of a burnt orange/red/brown mix rather than the Ruby Red RAL colour chosen. Your choice of primary colour might be a conscious decision (which is fair enough) but I do also think the comparison to Classic Red is reasonable. This could maybe be a solution to the Classic Red comparison, but is ultimately your decision for what you set out for this design to be. I'd like to see some more distinguishing features when novelties and deskmats are designed, maybe even incorporating your primary red colour into other areas of the kitting to make it more unique.

Best of luck with your interest check!

Offline PRJKT_

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Re: [IC] GMK Spark Knight
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 13:03:02 »
Good Luck with IC!!!

Offline scrps

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Re: [IC] GMK Spark Knight
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 13:03:34 »
pog. can't wait to see collabs, deskmat(s), and novelties although i probably won't be able to join gb

Offline BapoDonu

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Re: [IC] GMK Spark Knight
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 13:11:24 »
Its classic red but all of the colors are different
« Last Edit: Wed, 06 January 2021, 13:27:54 by BapoDonu »

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Re: [IC] GMK Spark Knight
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 13:23:37 »
Classic red
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Offline CrazyAssMonkey

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Re: [IC] GMK Spark Knight
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 18:09:17 »
Ahhh the degen classic red? Count me in amigo. Im down for this.


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Offline soloplayer

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Re: [IC] GMK Spark Knight
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 18:20:10 »
please make add-on kit, to support extra column on the left side, like rama zenith. thank you!

Offline dkFAKE

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Re: [IC] GMK Spark Knight
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 18:21:58 »
WEEBS.. Usually in, but in this case..

GACHA OUT.

In all seriousness, I like the colors, GLWIC!

Offline crestia

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Re: [IC] GMK Spark Knight
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 20:26:08 »
Perhaps you might want to consider Zhuyin sublegends if they are available?

(I know China doesn't use zhuyin etc, but will be nice to see other sublegends that isn't hiragana/katakana).

Offline misswaffle

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Re: [IC] GMK Spark Knight
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 21:42:32 »
This set is looking great so far! Looking forward to seeing the novelties, definitely will help set it apart.

Offline Allkchi

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Re: [IC] GMK Spark Knight
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 07 January 2021, 08:20:17 »
Alternate mod icons would be nice, but looking forward to novelties as well. GLWIC!

Offline CookieFlow

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Re: [IC] GMK Spark Knight
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 07 January 2021, 08:31:50 »
Nice colors.

But I would have made the Katakana sublegends the base kit considering the "weeb" origins.

I see many weeb sets lately with base latin Alphas which doesn't make much sense to me, except if it's to upsell the weebs on a separate hiragana/katakana alphas set.

Would also like to see some Novelities.
       

Offline vsrnth

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Re: [IC] GMK Spark Knight
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 07 January 2021, 12:03:15 »
Nice colors.

But I would have made the Katakana sublegends the base kit considering the "weeb" origins.

I see many weeb sets lately with base latin Alphas which doesn't make much sense to me, except if it's to upsell the weebs on a separate hiragana/katakana alphas set.

Would also like to see some Novelities.
+1 on the katakana sublegends in the base kit

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Re: [IC] GMK Spark Knight
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 07 January 2021, 12:23:18 »
Nice colors.

But I would have made the Katakana sublegends the base kit considering the "weeb" origins.

I see many weeb sets lately with base latin Alphas which doesn't make much sense to me, except if it's to upsell the weebs on a separate hiragana/katakana alphas set.

Would also like to see some Novelities.
I agree with everything said here as well

Offline veelut

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Re: [IC] GMK Spark Knight
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 07 January 2021, 13:35:27 »
Nice colors.

But I would have made the Katakana sublegends the base kit considering the "weeb" origins.

I see many weeb sets lately with base latin Alphas which doesn't make much sense to me, except if it's to upsell the weebs on a separate hiragana/katakana alphas set.

Would also like to see some Novelities.

the set looks great but i also agree--i think the two need to be swapped.

Offline Allkchi

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Re: [IC] GMK Spark Knight
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 07 January 2021, 15:05:21 »
Can't believe I didn't realize the subs weren't in the base kit. Was entranced by the render being at the top. Definitely wack to not have subs in base since this is easily for the weebs.

Offline Schmack

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Re: [IC] GMK Spark Knight
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 11 January 2021, 16:34:10 »
Love the ivory look a lot! Hope this set makes it GB because I really dig it

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Re: [IC] GMK Spark Knight
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 14 January 2021, 01:25:56 »
I'm seeing a lot not liking the use of a Japanese written language on this set due to the origin of the game being Chinese. Genshin Impact is another gacha game with its' primary base being aimed for a "weeby" audience, and not specifically a Chinese audience. With one example I could think off the type of my head was GMK Demon Sword. Based off of Azur Lane another gacha game that originated from a Chinese company, but only one comment was made about it having Hiragana. Most mobile/gacha games are catered to "weebs" and most would associate weeb culture with Japanese culture. I didn't look for more examples but I think this is all based off of preference, and designer like it more "weeby." Additionally, there are quite a few popular Chinese titles like Girls Frontline, Arknights, and Honkai Impact.

But I would have made the Katakana sublegends the base kit considering the "weeb" origins.

I see many weeb sets lately with base latin Alphas which doesn't make much sense to me, except if it's to upsell the weebs on a separate hiragana/katakana alphas set.

Not sure their reasoning to why they didn't decide to have Katakana in base, but I see enough that non-weebs will comment on IC's with remarks like "another weeb set" or "love the color but wish it wasn't a weeb set" or other similar remarks. I had thoughts overall, those interested would pay for the feature versus having people who aren't interested having to buy an additional kit to "fix" the set without  sublegends. But this is for times when running a base and an alt alpha versus running two base kits.

Not everyone will be happy with each design choice made, but I like it and the inspiration. I would be fine with either sublegends, but I would like it to be in the base kit. Will be watching and hoping for some nice novelties. GLWIC