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Offline nephlock

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[GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« on: Thu, 01 April 2021, 23:15:30 »


Return to Metropolis with the highly anticipated second run of this iconic keyset. Featuring additional icon novelties, re-imagined kits, extended coverage, and some excellent collaborations from our friends at RAMA WORKS.

KITS!

BASE


For those following the IC, the adjustments include
+ F13
+ 2.00 and extra 2.25 Shift
+ Slight adjustment to ISO, changing R4 |\ for ><

BLOCKS


SIGNS


COMPACT


For those that didn't follow the IC closely, this kit was completely revamped with the help of the 40% discord to maximize compatibility

TURNPIKE


MIDNIGHT


For those following the IC, the adjustments include
+ F13
+ 2.00 and extra 2.25 Shift
+ Slight adjustment to ISO, changing R4 |\ for ><



DESKMATS

STANDARD


MIDNIGHT






RAMA WORKS

Surprise! This round we've been able to work with our friends at RAMA WORKS to produce some excellent collaborations for Metropolis

GMK Metropolis x RAMA M6-C


RAMA Enter


RAMA Novelty






RENDERS


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GROUP BUY DETAILS

Vendors
please note that at the time of posting some vendors may not have it listed quite yet due to time-zone differences.

NA - NovelKeys
CA - Desk Hero
UK - proto[Typist]
EU - Oblotzky Industries
AUS - Daily Clack
Asia - zFrontier
Sea - Monokei.co

Dates
April 2Ė30, 2021

« Last Edit: Fri, 02 April 2021, 00:43:12 by nephlock »

Offline ZyBeR

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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 02 April 2021, 06:17:39 »
Been waiting for this - I'm 100% in!

Offline andreiborisov

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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 02 April 2021, 06:21:23 »
Is RAMA novelty R1?

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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 02 April 2021, 06:22:33 »

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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 02 April 2021, 06:36:37 »
Will there be a matching detachable custom cable for it?

Offline mgsickler

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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 02 April 2021, 06:52:08 »
Its go time!

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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 02 April 2021, 06:54:30 »
I am going to pick up the RAMAs and another deskmat to compliment R1 sets.  It is a real shame there is no UK ISO or Nordre/UK kits this time.
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Offline nephlock

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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 02 April 2021, 07:06:36 »

Offline suixt

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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 02 April 2021, 07:07:58 »
Will there be a matching detachable custom cable for it?

that would be rad!

Offline XiXora

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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 02 April 2021, 07:56:25 »
Bit disappointed at the ISO support.

Offline Whale_algorithm

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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 02 April 2021, 09:26:45 »
In for base + signs let's gooooo

Offline EmperorStorky

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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 02 April 2021, 09:53:34 »
Me too plus the blocks kit and got the desk mat

Offline prognostics

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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 02 April 2021, 09:53:58 »
Really enjoying the M6-Cs that are matching the recent GMK sets. Trying to figure out how much I want to buy but.. I will order soon!

Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 02 April 2021, 10:01:50 »
April will be a cheaper month

April:

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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 02 April 2021, 11:02:40 »
Happy Birthday to me - now I know what I want for my birthday lol

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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 02 April 2021, 12:22:57 »
Not saying that M6-C would also look really nice on a desk with KAM Superuser, but I'm not *not* saying it.

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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 02 April 2021, 12:23:05 »
this is it!!!!


Offline jiwidi

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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 02 April 2021, 13:39:41 »
Hi! Very interested in this set, does anyone have build pics with a full midnight set from r1? Really thinking on joining the group by with the base midnight but want to check how it would look in a black id80

Offline L4ll1g470r

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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 02 April 2021, 15:19:26 »
Unfortunately due to the restrictive language support I wonít be participating in the set, but I might grab the macro pad, as I donít have one.

Offline Eoen

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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 03 April 2021, 01:14:09 »
April will be a cheaper month

April:

This. Just picked almost all of the kits and spent more this month than I did in Jan / Feb combined.

Offline bluziff

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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 03 April 2021, 01:29:34 »
Beautiful but I canít justify spending this much without UK iso.:(

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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 03 April 2021, 04:10:38 »
Very cool! didn't expect to see Rama M6-C. What color is it in? bit difficult to tell if it's black or deep navy. Thanks

Offline nephlock

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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #22 on: Sat, 03 April 2021, 07:46:41 »
Very cool! didn't expect to see Rama M6-C. What color is it in? bit difficult to tell if it's black or deep navy. Thanks
The color is Pantone matched to the deep navy of the keycap base.

Offline Jackorias

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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #23 on: Sat, 03 April 2021, 09:16:07 »
Beautiful but I canít justify spending this much without UK iso.:(

Same sadly. Shame because the midnight kit is gorgeous.

Offline dudewth

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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #24 on: Sat, 03 April 2021, 18:56:20 »
Awesome - nice additions from R1

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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #25 on: Sat, 03 April 2021, 20:33:29 »
Beautiful but I canít justify spending this much without UK iso.:(

Same sadly. Shame because the midnight kit is gorgeous.
Am new to customs so slightly confused- it looks as if the base set has the necessary caps for the L return etc. Thatís on a U.K. keyboard. Whatís missing?

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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #26 on: Sun, 04 April 2021, 04:05:45 »
Beautiful but I canít justify spending this much without UK iso.:(

Same sadly. Shame because the midnight kit is gorgeous.
Am new to customs so slightly confused- it looks as if the base set has the necessary caps for the L return etc. Thatís on a U.K. keyboard. Whatís missing?

Sadly just a few additional keys are required to make a useful UK ISO board.  Most if not all sets come with an ISO return key and split left shift which deals with the physical differences.  After that you need Row1 - 2", Row1 3£, Row3 @', Row3 #~ and Row4 \|.  That is it.
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Offline Adqam64

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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 04 April 2021, 04:23:40 »
Beautiful but I canít justify spending this much without UK iso.:(

Same sadly. Shame because the midnight kit is gorgeous.
Am new to customs so slightly confused- it looks as if the base set has the necessary caps for the L return etc. Thatís on a U.K. keyboard. Whatís missing?

Sadly just a few additional keys are required to make a useful UK ISO board.  Most if not all sets come with an ISO return key and split left shift which deals with the physical differences.  After that you need Row1 - 2", Row1 3£, Row3 @', Row3 #~ and Row4 \|.  That is it.

Also a different R1 ` key (the far left one).  There are six keys at a minimum for ISO-UK.  Sometimes you get an extra 4 key with the Ä symbol on it in addition.

Offline AVM

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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 05 April 2021, 02:51:12 »
Beautiful but I canít justify spending this much without UK iso.:(

Same sadly. Shame because the midnight kit is gorgeous.
Am new to customs so slightly confused- it looks as if the base set has the necessary caps for the L return etc. Thatís on a U.K. keyboard. Whatís missing?

Sadly just a few additional keys are required to make a useful UK ISO board.  Most if not all sets come with an ISO return key and split left shift which deals with the physical differences.  After that you need Row1 - 2", Row1 3£, Row3 @', Row3 #~ and Row4 \|.  That is it.
Ah okay- Iím a Mac user so I looking at the layouts their U.K. keyboard is a mix between international and U.K. iso which is where my confusion came from!


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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 05 April 2021, 16:32:48 »

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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 09 April 2021, 15:46:01 »

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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #31 on: Tue, 13 April 2021, 11:21:56 »

Edit: all kits will be made

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damn that's a high MOQ for midnight, I really hope it makes it there (or gets venders to buy the extras) as it's my fav colorway in the set

Everything will get made. And Midnight is on track to hit MOQ with ease from past sales projections. :)
« Last Edit: Tue, 13 April 2021, 16:33:56 by dvorcol »

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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 13 April 2021, 11:50:52 »
damn that's a high MOQ for midnight, I really hope it makes it there (or gets venders to buy the extras) as it's my fav colorway in the set

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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 13 April 2021, 13:52:57 »
damn that's a high MOQ for midnight, I really hope it makes it there (or gets venders to buy the extras) as it's my fav colorway in the set

Everything will get made. And Midnight is on track to hit MOQ with ease from past sales projections. :)

Offline Shozzking

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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #34 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 22:27:18 »
Are any vendors doing a matching cable?

Also, whats the keyboard w/ the numpad in the renders?

Offline nephlock

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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 15 April 2021, 00:46:48 »
Are any vendors doing a matching cable?

Also, whats the keyboard w/ the numpad in the renders?

That keyboard is the Sar by Zambumon!

As far as cables go, Spaztik Cables who ran the cables for R1 is working on an update for R2 cables that will be on his site shortly

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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #36 on: Thu, 15 April 2021, 10:22:50 »
Grabbed midnight, turnpike, signs and blocks. I still want to ask why the enter in signs kit is blue and not yellow tho.

Offline Neely_12

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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 15 April 2021, 15:08:27 »
Grabbed midnight, turnpike, signs and blocks. I still want to ask why the enter in signs kit is blue and not yellow tho.

I think that is because the blue fits with both the normal base and midnight base. Also there is already a bunch of yellow in r1 and r2.

Offline nephlock

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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 15 April 2021, 18:27:46 »
Grabbed midnight, turnpike, signs and blocks. I still want to ask why the enter in signs kit is blue and not yellow tho.
This is something I decided on aesthetically. It allows an accent of every color to be used outside of a spacebar. Yes technically the enter falls as a yellow modifier, but using a red R4 accent, yellow enter and yellow esc always felt weird to me, so I broke my own rules

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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #39 on: Fri, 16 April 2021, 09:20:23 »
This is something I decided on aesthetically. It allows an accent of every color to be used outside of a spacebar. Yes technically the enter falls as a yellow modifier, but using a red R4 accent, yellow enter and yellow esc always felt weird to me, so I broke my own rules

RULE BREAKER!

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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #40 on: Fri, 16 April 2021, 14:21:25 »
Planning on snagging a Midnight kit, will definitely be a good set for my NK65 EE Watermelon ;)

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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #41 on: Fri, 16 April 2021, 18:12:35 »
Grabbed midnight, turnpike, signs and blocks. I still want to ask why the enter in signs kit is blue and not yellow tho.
This is something I decided on aesthetically. It allows an accent of every color to be used outside of a spacebar. Yes technically the enter falls as a yellow modifier, but using a red R4 accent, yellow enter and yellow esc always felt weird to me, so I broke my own rules
I was also asking for a design for ISO enter, the Signs and Turnpike kit would be much better with it.

Offline Sonikbotnik

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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #42 on: Fri, 16 April 2021, 20:00:15 »
Hey Nephlock, just want to say thanks for running round 2. I always thought this was a great looking set and reading through your posts shows the care you put into it.
Glad to support someone taking so much feedback from the crowd.

Congrats on becoming the most I've spent collectively on a keyset to date.

Offline nephlock

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Re: [GB] GMK METROPOLIS R2 - April 02 - 30
« Reply #43 on: Fri, 16 April 2021, 20:38:04 »
Hey Nephlock, just want to say thanks for running round 2. I always thought this was a great looking set and reading through your posts shows the care you put into it.
Glad to support someone taking so much feedback from the crowd.

Congrats on becoming the most I've spent collectively on a keyset to date.
Thank you for the support! I hope you enjoy the set!