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mirth23
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Jan 4, 2016
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Not to beat a dead horse, but part of why this failed is because the offering was too limited. People who buy keycaps are doing so because they want aesthetically mod their keyboard, and some of us aren't going to do it if we can't go all the way with the set. This drop failed to support many common configurations that are available in the majority of other keycap drops on here (including all of matt3o's drops that I can recall).
1) No swappable CTRL/CAPSLOCK. This is an extremely common option on most keycap set drops, a lot of people like this setup, and they want to be able to have the keys marked properly.
2) No FC660C / HHKB options. Yes, there are more Topre Realforce keyboards worldwide in the wild, but Leopold and HHKB are quite prevalent in the mkb enthusiast community that shops on MD and cares about aesthetically modding their keyboard.
3) No blank modifiers or interesting alternative modifiers. This set is Skull Squadron, but there aren't cool mods like we've seen in similarly themed keycap sets? Also, alternate/blank modifiers can be used to fill in gaps when support for a specific kb is lacking.
4) No love for the TKL or 60% community by making the number pad optional.
Speaking personally, lack of HHKB support was a show-stopper. I am not going to pay over $100 for a set of matched keycaps that doesn't work with a few of my keys. Participating, like some suggested, "for the good of getting more Topre keycap sets out there" would have just sent Topre the wrong message that it's ok to limit our options like this.
Jan 4, 2016
TuxKey
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Jan 27, 2016
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110% agree with you . typing on my FC660C i would love this set but the right shift ant ctrl won't fit.. But my problem seems easily solved by adding two caps ;-) strange that they don't do that ..But when you buy a RealForce 87U you get 3 pbt spacebars!!
Jan 27, 2016
sureshot
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Feb 2, 2016
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Can't agree enough. I have two Topre boards and an HHKB and, while I love my Realforces, I just couldn't justify the splurge for the exact reasons you listed. Hopefully we start to see some Topre stem key cap sets in the future, but given their smaller market, I think we're stuck filling our precious boards with 100% artisans. Only kidding... I think.
Feb 2, 2016
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