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Offline LifeLine

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« on: Thu, 30 April 2020, 23:39:58 »
Deleted. I did not know what i was doing. Sorry for wasting any ones time.
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Offline IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES

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Re: [IC] GMK LHC
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 30 April 2020, 23:55:32 »
go here: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=106038.0
And read what Krelbit wrote. (edit-Tyson's pasted it for you below). You've spent some time on the inspiration and design, more than what was in that particular thread, but many of his points are valid

then go here: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=103028.0
And see another set based on an instrument panel. Click old the "old version" boxes and you'll have a very good sense of what morid1n's first post looked like.

Interest check isn't for checking interest in colors and theme. Interest check is for showing off your colors and theme, set design, and renders. Some designers don't draw their own novelties. Many pay for their renders. It doesn't have to be done yourself.

I like the theme and would like to see more. Use of GMK stock colors is wise if they suit your theme, which i think they do.
« Last Edit: Fri, 01 May 2020, 00:09:49 by IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES »

Offline Tyson

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Re: [IC] GMK LHC
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 30 April 2020, 23:56:52 »
Here's a really good response for IC's that was similar to this one in that it was just a simple KLE that Krelbit wrote, I removed the specific stuff that was talked about in the other IC that this was posted on:

I appreciate the hustle and desire to capitalize on zeitgeist while you can.

That being said, early ICs are simply not the way to go about publishing a set concept. A bad early IC is way worse than a late, fleshed out IC. ICs are all about impressions and the impression this IC leaves upon me is very poor. You're looking for positive reception as confirmation for renders? You're not going to find it with this low quality of an IC.

It's clear that you're fairly new to the community. You made a GH account to post this thread. This is a 104 key base kit. That's something you majorly flesh out before you even have colors in a lot of cases. Be a little more active. Find out what works, what's good, why it works, why it's good, and talk with more types of folks to engage in that exchange. That's what it's really about.

Renders went from being a nice to have in ICs to nearly a need to have. It shows you have some level of personal commitment to the set that you would even pay for mockups our of your own pocket before anything is official. To not have renders and to just show off a set of KLEs, is definitely not a good look, and the KLEs do a very poor job of showing the colors that you want to show, or maybe they do a really good job, but to me they look like blanks. I'm not trying to bog you down or take shots at an easy target, rarely anything ever deserves that. If you're truly invested in making this set happen beyond a text-post and a barely visible KLE render, you need to make a very good impression, so that vendors who see your IC will want to work with ya.

Many people will not buy into the concept if the IC is not good from the get-go. You can sell any concept to anyone as long as the beginning impressions are good enough.

If you're intent on making this happen (and this would have to be very soon, before more eyes can see this and get their first impressions, which, in their current state would result in the set being written off extremely quickly) then you can:

1. Flesh out those layouts.
2. Get some renders.
3. Goals, MOQs, prior contact to GMK show vendors that you're willing to do work beyond "hur dur look at color now shoulder it all for me," which, even if a vendor wouldn't take you up on, they would like to see.
4. Give more of a ****. Going into a project half-assed (you could be fully on board, but this post does certainly not show that) only makes me believe in the project less. If you don't believe in your project enough to give a detailed, commited sales pitch, why should any vendor, or even why should the community believe in it? Dipping your toes into the pool is simply not an option when everyone else who's making successful sets is hopping in headfirst.


cmon guy.
« Last Edit: Fri, 01 May 2020, 00:06:44 by Tyson »