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What is 'endgame'?

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In many places in the MK community, whether it be on Reddit, GeekHack, Deskthority, or here on MD, you hear this term 'endgame'.
I saw what seems to be to me a fitting meme- the scene from the matrix with the statement that has entered the consciousness 'there is no spoon' being replaced with 'there is no endgame'. (I can't find the GIF right now, unfortunately)
For me, personally, I just like to experiment and create and collect- so I don't even know what an 'endgame' keyboard would look like that would squash that desire for the process, rather than a physical item.
So I guess my questions is- what is endgame to you? Or is it just something that you'll know when you see it? And why is it your endgame?
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KyleBovet
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May 1, 2021
When I get bored of building keyboards
LevelSteam
Aug 16, 2018
I think Ive come to the conclusion that "end game" is when I run out of money.
Or space. Space is what is getting me...
LevelSteam
Aug 17, 2018
Ugh, yeah, I'm getting there too lol.
BlueCrowned
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Aug 16, 2018
I am THIS close to having my current endgame.. just gotta pick up the keeb from my mom's
BlueCrowned
5302
Aug 17, 2018
it's real tempting to go there right now but it's nearly an hour from my place and I have to go there Monday anyway... sdfhsgsetgfesg
BlueCrowned
5302
Aug 18, 2018
Update: I'm now going Sunday instead. Hyped!
udller
297
Jul 15, 2018
Endgame is when you stop buying or looking. If you keep looking you will never be complacent
matskat
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Mar 19, 2019
True words of wisdom here. Looking is the mind killer.
udller
297
Feb 15, 2021
fear is the mind killer
TheNest
679
Mar 24, 2018
This is mine.
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TheNest
679
Aug 16, 2018
SA Carbon
Nster101
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Aug 16, 2018
Thanks, had no idea that the rolling bones set existed
nuclear_wizard
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Feb 22, 2018
Tastes change, but atm my endgame is a Topre Realforce 87u with BKE heavy domes and KBDFans sliders in the Norbaforce housing with galaxy console powder coat with Amazing Chocolatier caps. I've gotten ahold of everything, just waiting on the Norbaforce. Endgame+ will be a matching Realforce 23u.
XiK
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Feb 20, 2018
Glad you posted something regarding end game! I do have similar questions for all the MK lovers out there.
Agree with @LatrFlex and I do think end game will take some time to "complete" if it ever will :p I tend to get pretty greedy myself :p Layout - probably the most important - I love 60% but sometimes I crave those arrow keys - so a keyboard 64-71 keys layout would be it. Switches - probably really important - really digging the BOX Thick Clicks right now. BOX Navy in particular. Aesthetics + Quality - keycaps, case (material, weight, etc), artisans, cable, LEDs - Huge artisan fan here, don't know if I will ever have an end game for Artisans. Would definitely want a cohesive theme for these.
Never ending criteria for an end-game keyboard for me, perhaps it will change, perhaps it won't.
yanfali
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Feb 21, 2018
If their anything like the Jade they are pretty loud, but much deeper sounding than a blue.
DandyTandy
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Feb 22, 2018
@XiK ever looked at and/or considered a DZ64 build? 60% size with the option to include arrow keys, provided you can sacrifice right Shift and a few keys right of the Space bar
LatrFlex
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Jan 20, 2018
End-game shoud be every single thing you wanted accomplished: - Favorite switch - Favorite layout, either by size, programability or typing layout - Favorite Case, by Color, material or inclination - Favorite lighting or no lighting at all!) - Favorite keycap, by material, color or profileyou want - Favorite cable, color, lenght, coil - Favorite artisan
All these little things make your board your own.
TrumanKim
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Oct 28, 2021
I have like a 900$ dollar budget and just got gmk modern dolch, so I’m good on keycaps. I also have my mat and coil. I know I am a disgrace to keyboard enthusiasts, but I don’t like thock. It’s ok I guess. I luv those smooth clacks like alpacas. However I still don’t know which linear should I get; linear gang btw. Also, I have a variety of keyboards to choose from like the mode 65, Vega, and Keycult No. 1/65. (Yes, I also prefer 65% most) But, I hope people in this discussion have more experience on what I want. I know it’s based on opinion, but I don’t knowwww. Can anybody please help me decide.
LatrFlex
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Nov 14, 2021
Tbh my favorite board would be de KBDFANS KBD67 hotswap (got it in red) with ZEALPC Orange Healios (Silent Linears) and these babies are really fun and quick to type on.
MaxwellDemonic
833
Jan 19, 2018
Once my daily driver keyset is complete, I'll probably back off of buying keys for a while.
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Currently the top row is going to be replaced completely with the Sweet Tooth set. I also need to find some red and blue keys for the bottom row (either custom prints from WASD or something equivalent).
I do intend to eventually pick up another GMMK-TKL and one of the full keysets as my work keyboard.
MadroxPrime
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Dec 29, 2017
My keyboards are pretty much the way I like them. I collect keycaps because I like how folks take the time to make something other wise invisibly utilitarian worth paying attention to. So I don't think I'm going to see endgame on my collection so long as folks keep making sets I think are worth keeping.
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