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Offline kekaiyo

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[GB] GMK Mercury | Collaborations now Available
« on: Sat, 01 January 2022, 13:03:27 »


I. LIVE VENDORS
CN: KBDFans

1. KBDFans will be running from now until March 27th 2022, other vendors will start on February 25th, 2022.
2. Fulfillment dates should also be consistent with all vendors, meaning they will all ship out at the same time probably q3 2023.
3. Thank you for your support and patience with this set!

II. VENDORS

NA: Mechs & Co.
CA: Deskhero
EU: Mykeyboardeu
UK: Prototypist
OCE: Switchkeys
CN: KBDFans


III. GB DATES
KBDFans: December 22nd 2021 - March 22nd 2022
Other Vendors: February 22nd 2022 - March 22nd 2022

III. KITS

Compatibility for full size, 1800, TKL, 75%, 65%, and 60%
3 keys for 40%, an extra "B" for Alice layouts and support for F13 boards.



Spacebar kit includes support for Alice layouts and
accents and a 6u centered stem for HHKB.



R1 Periodic Symbol | Biohazard Symbol | Skull & Crossbones
R2 Conical Flask | Altimeter
R3 Alchemical Symbol | Thermometer Scale
R4 Periodic Symbol | Rhombohedron



***All novelties should be to GMK standards (0.38 fine line width)***



Novelties Explained

More
Periodic Symbol : This is the symbol that can be found on the periodic table that represents the element Mercury, its molar mass, and atomic mass.
Conical / Erlenmeyer  Flask : A common flask used in chemistry for experiments that can be used to heat or boil liquids, it is also used in titration.
Rhombohedron : This is the symbol used to represent the crystal structure of the element Mercury.
Altimeter : Although modern altimeters use what is known as an aneroid, Mercury was used in the basis and invention of barometers to sense pressure changes in the environment.
At higher altitude pressure decreases, and thus a change in the environment causes the aneroid to sense the altitude.
Alchemical Symbol : This was the symbol used to represent Hydrargyrum (Mercury) in alchemy. It is also the astrological symbol for the planet Mercury.
Thermometer Scale : Mercury is used in thermometers, however thermometers that contain a red liquid is alcohol to which red coloring has been added.


US PRICING

*Varies per Region

Base Kit | $125.00
Spacebars | $30.00
Novelties | $45.00
NordeUk | $64.00

EXTRAS

Hibi | $28.00
Deskmats | $22.00

IV. COLLABORATIONS

From Scratch Bag and Space Cables now Available

Salvun
Hibi.mx
Space Cables
From Scratch



V. RENDERS

*DISCLAIMER: Renders may NOT be 100% accurate and indicative of the final product*

SP 111 by BlindAssassin 111

U80 by Rama Works

Charlotte by Kraize

Iron 165 by Smith + Rune

Iron 165 by Smith + Rune


Thank you for your understanding and patience.

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Offline of_sam

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Re: [GB] GMK Mercury - KBDFans
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 01 January 2022, 14:17:11 »
I believe there is a mistake in your kitting renders. It looks like in both the base kit render and spacebar kit renders that there is accent only colored bars. Shouldn't the alpha colored bars be included in the base kit instead of accents?
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Re: [GB] GMK Mercury - KBDFans
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 01 January 2022, 16:04:53 »
I believe there is a mistake in your kitting renders. It looks like in both the base kit render and spacebar kit renders that there is accent only colored bars. Shouldn't the alpha colored bars be included in the base kit instead of accents?

this could be correct as is not uncommon, but i agree with you
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Offline kekaiyo

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Re: [GB] GMK Mercury - KBDFans
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 01 January 2022, 18:47:55 »
Ah yes should be updated soon, I fixed the spaces but it messed up the base, will reupload soon.

Offline kipawazi

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Re: [GB] GMK Mercury - KBDFans
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 04 January 2022, 06:56:23 »
Please, why no ortho kit? Or at least 2 1u spacekeys... I'm too sad to see all the kits that I like don't fit perfectly on my keyboards because of that...

Offline adigaforever

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Re: [GB] GMK Mercury - KBDFans
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 04 January 2022, 07:44:41 »
It blows my mind how long the GBs take to produce, q2 2023? So absurd
I mean a human baby is burn after 9 months even worse it's almost as long as an elephant pregnancy time

Offline kekaiyo

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Re: [GB] GMK Mercury - KBDFans
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 11 January 2022, 19:05:58 »
It blows my mind how long the GBs take to produce, q2 2023? So absurd
I mean a human baby is burn after 9 months even worse it's almost as long as an elephant pregnancy time

yeah I'm not sure how long it will take exactly but from what I assume it usually takes about a year from the group buy, even for sets with stock colors.

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Re: [GB] GMK Mercury - KBDFans - Feb 18th Other Vendors
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 11 January 2022, 19:21:59 »
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The R3 '@ and #~ keys in the base kit should be alpha-colored, not mod-colored. They're the correct color in this render, but you should make sure they're also fixed in the base kit before this set goes into production.

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Re: [GB] GMK Mercury - KBDFans - Feb 18th Other Vendors
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 14 January 2022, 08:27:00 »
I don't really get why the alice B is in the basekit while the alice bars have a standalone kit, either move the alice bars in the basekit and leave the spacebar kit as accent only or move the B to the spacebar kit... other than that the set is good.
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Offline SdoRy

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Re: [GB] GMK Mercury - KBDFans - Feb 18th Other Vendors
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 22 February 2022, 16:13:41 »
So what's going on exactly? It's sold out on KBDfans even though the GB should continue till the 21st/22nd of March and it should have started for the other vendors on 18th or 22nd of February (conflicting dates given by the OP), but it's nowhere to be seen.

Offline Sumikkopooh

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Re: [GB] GMK Mercury - KBDFans - Feb 18th Other Vendors
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 24 February 2022, 04:07:18 »
So what's going on exactly? It's sold out on KBDfans even though the GB should continue till the 21st/22nd of March and it should have started for the other vendors on 18th or 22nd of February (conflicting dates given by the OP), but it's nowhere to be seen.
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I also wonder why vendors other than KBDfans are not available for the group buy? How can I join the group buy now?

Offline Helskor

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Re: [GB] GMK Mercury - KBDFans - Feb 18th Other Vendors
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 24 February 2022, 06:43:08 »
The discord had an announcement on the 17th that vendors were going to have this set up on the 25th of February, guess we will see tomorrow

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Re: [GB] GMK Mercury - KBDFans - Feb 18th Other Vendors
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 24 February 2022, 10:46:53 »
Your link to mechsandco is broken.  Shows to have an extra https:// (might be missing a colon in the original https)

Offline joeyhokusai

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Re: [GB] GMK Mercury - KBDFans - Feb 18th Other Vendors
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 26 February 2022, 01:10:49 »
Your link to mechsandco is broken.  Shows to have an extra https:// (might be missing a colon in the original https)

KBDFans link still show 404 not found. Any news on this set?

Offline IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES

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Re: [GB] GMK Mercury - KBDFans - Feb 18th Other Vendors
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 26 February 2022, 01:52:39 »
Hopefully the Hibiís get made even if the set dies. Presumably some community member will update the thread because itís not like the designer will.

Offline Curin Derwin

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Re: [GB] GMK Mercury - KBDFans - Feb 18th Other Vendors
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 26 February 2022, 08:43:43 »
How confident are we on this set being made?

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Re: [GB] GMK Mercury LIVE Feb-25
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 28 February 2022, 09:23:52 »
so? kbdfans closed the GB early. no words from the other vendors. is this going to be a thing?
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Offline andtar2

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Re: [GB] GMK Mercury LIVE Feb-25
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 28 February 2022, 09:31:15 »
There is an error in NordeUk-kit, R4-": ;" should be "; ," instead.


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Re: [GB] GMK Mercury LIVE Feb-25
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 28 February 2022, 15:52:14 »
so? kbdfans closed the GB early. no words from the other vendors. is this going to be a thing?

We're live!

Offline Al3417

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Re: [GB] GMK Mercury LIVE Feb-25
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 28 February 2022, 17:42:56 »

We're live!

I think changing the vendor link to the exact GB page will be better? those links really confused me and I thought the GB was delayed again.

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Re: [GB] GMK Mercury LIVE Feb-25
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 01 March 2022, 03:52:39 »
so? kbdfans closed the GB early. no words from the other vendors. is this going to be a thing?

We're live!

great! good to know and thanks for the response
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Offline Rpmorrison10

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Re: [GB] GMK Mercury - KBDFans - Feb 18th Other Vendors
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 02 March 2022, 23:04:30 »
Hopefully the Hibiís get made even if the set dies. Presumably some community member will update the thread because itís not like the designer will.

Did something happen with the designer that we should know about? Iím interested in this set but not if shady things are going on

Offline IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES

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Re: [GB] GMK Mercury - KBDFans - Feb 18th Other Vendors
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 02 March 2022, 23:42:43 »
Hopefully the Hibiís get made even if the set dies. Presumably some community member will update the thread because itís not like the designer will.

Did something happen with the designer that we should know about? Iím interested in this set but not if shady things are going on

Nothing shady if you dont count the lack of communication about why kbdfans ran over a month early, closed early, and the delays in all other vendors. Usually youíd want a designer or a lead vendor doing that here.

Offline juniper37559

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Re: [GB] GMK Mercury LIVE Feb-25
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 03 March 2022, 23:44:34 »
I was waiting for salvun before getting this set, and there's no vendor in Asia selling this set now. I wonder why everything is not prepared and you still ran this set?

Offline IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES

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Re: [GB] GMK Mercury LIVE Feb-25
« Reply #24 on: Sat, 05 March 2022, 04:23:45 »
The designer hasnít been on here in a week, they donít care

Offline ThatDudeDeven

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Re: [GB] GMK Mercury LIVE Feb-25
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 09 March 2022, 01:25:18 »
Man...I was really wanting to get this, but between the designer disappearing, KBDfans getting first dibs/closing early and other vendors starting late - idk wtf is going on lol.

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Re: [GB] GMK Mercury LIVE Feb-25
« Reply #26 on: Sat, 12 March 2022, 12:15:11 »
Sad to see the set is having issues, I love the element-inspired GMK sets

Offline kekaiyo

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Re: [GB] GMK Mercury UPDATE
« Reply #27 on: Sat, 12 March 2022, 19:03:07 »
Hey everyone sorry for the super late and much needed update for GMK Mercury.

In the beginning it was a set I was and still am very passionate about. After getting the group buy date and waiting till then I wanted to have a lot of collaborators and people working on this. Many people did approach me and wanted to work with me and collaborate on this awesome set. Later during the year due to miscommunication and lack of updates I think due to the long wait time until the group buy I and other collaborators had issues and some forgot on both ends. Due to a lot of issues like this kind of fell on the back burner and I felt discouraged about the set. I am not trying to make an excuse for why I wasnít consistent or made updates, but after the year things changed and many things in real life changed living situation and all those kinds of things as well.

Currently the set is doing well and I can post a graph later today or tomorrow.

Also I will be trying to be giving more consistent updates and post on Instagram and reddit as well.

I totally understand those who currently bo longer want support this set due to communication issues and I apologize for not being more transparent and communicative about the project.

Again thank you to those who continue to support this set and I will try to be more active and transparent, as always thank you for your patience and support with this project.
I think that another reason why things ended up the way they are is because I felt a little let down by those I was working with. There were a lot of things I wanted to deliver to the community that I couldnít and therefore was more self critical on myself and ended up not really putting much effort into the project afterwards because I didnít think there was much I could provide.

For the remainder of the group buy and for future projects I will again try to be more consistent and communicative about the process the good the bad and the short comings that canít be helped or things that should be fixed or adjusted.

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Re: [GB] GMK Mercury UPDATE
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 17 March 2022, 10:55:09 »

...

Currently the set is doing well and I can post a graph later today or tomorrow.

For the remainder of the group buy and for future projects I will again try to be more consistent and communicative about the process the good the bad and the short comings that canít be helped or things that should be fixed or adjusted.

Yeah, you show again how little we can trust what you say. I'm sad because I like this set but don't feel safe spending on it. Hope people in it get what they want/paid for. GL with remainder of GB.

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Re: [GB] GMK Mercury UPDATE
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 17 March 2022, 18:27:01 »
For a set about quicksilver, the communication is molasses. Post the numbers.

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Re: [GB] GMK Mercury UPDATE
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 18 March 2022, 06:10:29 »
For a set about quicksilver, the communication is molasses. Post the numbers.
100%. I decided to wait since they said they were going to post the charts...now a week later, still no chart and only a couple of days left. Super bummed. Was a great set.

Offline kekaiyo

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Re: [GB] GMK Mercury UPDATE
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 21 March 2022, 12:31:45 »
For a set about quicksilver, the communication is molasses. Post the numbers.
100%. I decided to wait since they said they were going to post the charts...now a week later, still no chart and only a couple of days left. Super bummed. Was a great set.
I have since responded but was still waiting on one vendor for the info, thanks for checking in, I should have the numbers soon.

Offline IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES

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Re: [GB] GMK Mercury | Collaborations now Available
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 22 March 2022, 02:30:43 »
Having all vendors update at the same time is often difficult. If you see some of the others live now, theyíll have something where it says "some vendors outdated". If the buyer sees reassuring numbers for MOQ despite the outdated vendors itíll help assuage concerns that it wonít make moq. List the ones youíve heard from if you want.

Here, Iíll make it easy. Post the numbers by the end of the 23rdÖIíll buy a set. Vendors are outdated? I donít care.

Offline IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES

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Re: [GB] GMK Mercury | Collaborations now Available
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 27 March 2022, 09:59:29 »
Purportedly the last day in GB for this set.

Offline Miroki200

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Re: [GB] GMK Mercury | Collaborations now Available
« Reply #34 on: Mon, 28 March 2022, 17:18:33 »
I'm honestly curios if this set is being made, as the runner only gave a response midway threw the group buy and then one more to "defend" his actions. 

Offline IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES

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Re: [GB] GMK Mercury | Collaborations now Available
« Reply #35 on: Mon, 28 March 2022, 17:41:01 »
I'm honestly curios if this set is being made, as the runner only gave a response midway threw the group buy and then one more to "defend" his actions.

I can help here, although that shouldnít be a huge surprise since I post here more than the designer. Mechs and Company on their Instagram posted it was Mercuryís last day yesterday, I asked about numbers under the same username as here, Mechs and Co confirmed it was being made. Sadly that was hours before GB close.

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Re: [GB] GMK Mercury | Collaborations now Available
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 29 March 2022, 08:47:57 »
I'm honestly curios if this set is being made, as the runner only gave a response midway threw the group buy and then one more to "defend" his actions.

I honestly think you should be commissioned by the designer for providing us with updates