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Massdrop x Oblotzky SA Oblivion Custom Keycap Set

Massdrop x Oblotzky SA Oblivion Custom Keycap Set

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Stickied
Hi everyone,
We’re excited to announce the Massdrop x Oblotzky SA Oblivion Custom Keycap Set has arrived at the warehouse, and the team is wrapping up quality control checks.
We’re on track to meet our estimated ship date, and we’re looking forward to you receiving the Oblivion Keycap Set!
You'll also find a link to photos taken by Oblotzky with his QC samples. We hope you enjoy the set! https://imgur.com/a/UwHuVZ8
YanboWu
omg, it looks amazing. can't want to have mine!!!
YanboWu
So exciting! My 7bit red modifiers have shipped as well. If only my CoolerMaster drop wasn't delayed. :/ I need a keyboard to put these caps on lol.
Stickied
UPDATE 04/05/2018 (aka 05.04.2018) We have production pictures! I've not spotted any errors in these, so I am confident in sharing them with you. It looks to be around 30% finished, and I'll get another update towards the end. Everything appears to be on track for the scheduled delivery by June 19th!
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UPDATE 09/22/2017 (aka 22.09.2017) Drop concluded! Thanks so much to everyone that participated in this group buy! Seeing all these numbers roll in after so many hours spent on creating this set is a wonderful sight. I'm so happy that we had this much success! Now begins the last part of this epic journey, the long wait. Hang in tight :)
UPDATE 09/18/2017 (aka 18.09.2017) Bossman has given green light that all kits (yes, all!) are being made as long as people don't jump ship! So keep your orders in, or join if you haven't and our dream will be made true! https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdrop-x-oblotzky-sa-oblivion-custom-keycap-set/talk/1817455


Hello and welcome fellow enthusiast!
I am here to guide you through what has been my pet project for the last 11 months. Back in October of last year, I started designing this keycap set as I wanted something on my keyboard that reflected my trade: Programming. You will find many influences of that profession in this set, but for those of you unfamiliar with it, I'd like to give you a short introduction to it.
First of all, lets talk colors. To make code more readable for humans, key words in it are highlighted with different colors. Just like in school when you were tasked to write nouns, verbs, adjectives and so on in different colors so you could better understand how sentences are constructed (at least we did that here in Germany). These colors are often carefully selected by designers and make up a 'color theme', one of which is called Oblivion. I've translated these colors over to this keyset in the same manner as it was done for the Penumbra keyset before. A solid dark shade of gray serves as the background for these beautiful colors, a visually stunning combination.
To expand on that theme, I created a second set of Modifiers called 'Git'. Git, developed by Linus Torvalds who also created the Linux operating system, is known among all modern programmers. It is a version control software that is used to keep track of code changes and also to back up code and other files on servers and the cloud. This software has many commands for various purposes, and simply acts as novelty text in this keyset.
Furthermore, there are some kits in this set that contain seemingly strange text such as XOR, RET, JMP, MOV and so on. These are instructions for Assembly, a very low level programming language. It is basically one level above punching ones and zeros into a computer, very fancy stuff. They serve as abstract legends, as they are used on keyboards where almost every user is using a different layout. Providing regular legends such as Shift and Tab for them would often lead to incorrect labeling, but with Assembly instructions, it remains neutral.
The Monochrome keys have very little to do with programming. I added those as an alternative for people that don't like colors on their sets as much, but still appreciate the selection of gray tones of this set. With a few accent keys, they allow you to build some nice vintage looking keyboards.
I hope this shines some light on the background of this keycap set.
Lastly, here is a handy sheet where you can check what kits are required to cover your layout, please feel free to suggest which I could add to the list!
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If you have any question, please don't hesitate to ask! I am here from start to finish and beyond to answer anything that might be on your mind :)
I hope you will enjoy the ride as much as I!
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Yes!
YanboWu
Glad to hear it!
If anyone has a set of alphas and assembly, I'll pay a premium; give me a number you're comfortable with and we'll see where it goes from there. :) /u/porkchopsandwiches
When was the last time this dropped?
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If I were to ask my magic 8-ball if this set will eventually return, what would it say?

cca310
I aim for 2020, but I might explore the option of another tall sculpted profile for that. We are running an updated version for the Cherry profile through GMK later in Q2 of this year, more info here: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=99174.0
Looking for Oblivion Alphas, Oblivion Modifiers, and Monochrome Modifiers, message me here or /u/type93rara on reddit
If anyone here is looking to get rid of a 40bit kit and the hagaromo alphas, let me know!
Anyone looking to sell their SA Oblivion kits? I'm trying to get my hands on the following kits:
  • Oblivion alphas
  • Hagoromo alphas
  • Oblivion modifiers
  • Git modifiers
  • Oblivion extension
  • Git extension
  • Assembly
You can reach me on reddit at u/codykala. Thanks!
Unless I'm wrong there not a "blanck alphas keycaps" set, like the one here https://www.massdrop.com/buy/carbon? I dont get that! Blanck alphas keycaps = less work to do and 100% international!
Does anyone know if this set is the one being showcased as the background for the keyboard community section? If not, mind telling me which set it is? Thx.
steve.v
It is :) Monochrome Modifiers + Hagoromo Alphas, using the blue accents from the modifiers. Board is Tokyo60
Oblotzky
Thanks!
This is a long shot, but I've been trying on the aftermarket for a while with no luck. If anyone wants to part ways with a 40bit kit and/or hagaromo alphas, let me know.
Anyone with a GD/WFK Spacekeys kit interested in GMK Laser Novelties, GMK Terminal R2 40s kit, XDA Canvas R1 Dieter Rams, or Ortho Icons? I'm looking to buy or trade for a few caps from this Oblivion kit. Happy to cover the cost (you name the price) + paypal fee + shipping for the full kit or just the following: R3 SA 1.75u WFK x 2 (GD/WFK Spacekeys)
Bummed that I couldn't grab the git modifiers during the keycap recap but I am stoked that I was able to get a set of these regardless.
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On a side note, can someone with some pull at Massdrop maybe urge SP to start shipping their sets via trays? It really sucks to spend $100+ on a keycap set and have it arrive scuffed up. Heck, even Maxkey and JTK ship in trays and some of those sets are only $70.
Sad, that I only learned about this keyset today. Hope I can get one in the future. Cheers.
I was looking for Oblivion Alphas, Oblivion Modifiers, Git Modifiers, Oblivion LED; and optionally some others (Oblivion Numpad, Oblivion Extensions, Git Extension, Assembly, 40bit, ...).
I missed the drop and the recap sold out too quickly, so I'm still looking for the Git Modifiers (and Extension). It's unlikely, but if you have either of them and are willing to sell them, message u/crykn on Reddit.
4700 Requests! Can we not have an other drop in 2019?
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That's strange. I see 4,734 requests at the moment....
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jack836
Odd, just checked on mobile as well, 2392 requests here.
Quick question: if I wanted to cover a Vortex Core, is the 40bit all I need?
roenyl
You will also need a set of alphas.
Looking for alphas/extension/numpad. Willing to pay premium. Hit me up! Reddit u/petamva
Finally added to a new board tonight and I'm short 3 1u modifier keys. If anyone has extras to sell please send me a message. Missing alt, fn, ctrl, but would take any meta that fits into the bottom row.
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Just curious: I think the color code for Hagoromo alpha is WFK, but it seems much more like WA, which actually make my board more neat. Is it because SP color varies batch by batch? Or just because the shape of keycaps that creates the ambient lighting?
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I missed this. If anyone wants to sell their set - hit me up.
unicornsocks
email me at lucas@lucasho.org
Once again, my order is ripped off.
I joined this GB via KP, a proxy in China, about one year ago. Till several days ago, KP notified me that my order had arrived, and half of my order kits were missing because MD didn't send them at the first place, and MD refused to resend them to correct this mistake.
As a result, half of my ordered kits are gone, including those kits I must have, those that're impossible to get if you miss at the first place. Like Hagoromo Colevrak kit, only 33 were made all over the world. I don't think there is a chance I could get them any more. Really disappointed with this situation. How could this happen? I placed my order one year ago with full charge on money. And then one year later my order is ripped off. What shitty user experience!
And this is the second time my order is ripped off. Similar thing happened in the GB of SA Godspeed, as you might have seen at
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/godspeed-custom-sa-keycap-set/talk/1884124
It's kind of heart breaking being through this again. I don't know who I should blame for this. KP kept saying sorry. I don't think KP would cut these kits I ordered if they have the kits now, sacrificing their reputation on business to do such thing.
Here are my questions for MD: Why you guys in MD refuse to resend my kits? Is there anything wrong about what KP said? Who's responsible for this situation?
hhkbp2
I don't know the full details of what happened in this specific case, but I've been in the game for a while and heard my fair share of horror stories from KP. They lost 80 or so sets of GMK Oblivion, those never arrived in China because they didn't pay their proxy or something. The same for other SA and GMK sets, like Plum and Grand Budapest. Also they oversold orders and tried to increase their orders with MD even after the drop closed. From my knowledge that is why for some orders, like Godspeed and possibly now this, they were not able to fulfill all orders on their end since they simply sold more to their users (like you) than they ordered from MD before the drop closed. Like a month or so after this drop was closed, I was even asked to talk with Yanbo to add more kits to their order, which of course was not possible.
Again, I don't know if the same happened here, but to me KP has lost all reputation and trust, and I regret having added them in the Community kit. I wouldn't pull the trigger too quick and blame MD for this one.
Oblotzky
As I said, I don't know who I should blame for this. I don't know whether KP lied to me and many other buyers in this GB. The reason why I raised this post is to try to find the truth, asking questions and getting info from MD.
Clearly it's MD's fault in the Godspeed GB, we know it because KP exposed their email conversation between KP and MD. But KP didn't show it this time, but just insisted it was MD's fault like what happened in Godspeed GB.
Before the GB closes, anyone could place more orders into the GB. KP is able to do that as well. It doesn't make sense to oversell before the GB closes. And I don't think overselling is the case for SA Oblivion GB, since these ripped off orders were placed way before the GB closes as usual.
It happened that KP didn't deliver SA and GMK sets, but KP didn't shirk the responsibility to MD for these sets. KP is bad because they lost packages, they don't have good client service, etc, losing their reputation. But it doesn't mean if anything goes wrong it must be KP's fault. For this GB currently we only know what's said by KP. What's the truth indeed?
So let's get more info and know more details. If MD didn't do anything wrong in this case, they could easily stand up and show us these info.
Hi everyone,
unfortunately I was too late to the party. However if anyone would like to sell his SA Oblivion Set I would be interested in buying it. :) I am looking for the Oblivion Alphas and the Ergodox Kit.
Thanks
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It's hot summer!
I'm busy these days and the heat makes me crazy. I wish everyone a great summer.
Here's a link of my late review, if anyone wants to read.
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdrop-x-oblotzky-sa-oblivion-custom-keycap-set/reviews/2146865
and thank you very much, Oblotzky.
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VinS
Dang, nice novelty cap!
I got a few extra keys... like an "F" and an "Up" etc. LOL
Also I got two "Page Down" keys, one of which was irregularly taller than all the other keys ;-;
Regardless, I still got everything I ordered and they look amazing; quality and texture of the keys are really satisfying as well.
dummgrumm
The second Page Down key was intentional, check the kit image. It's for 1800 layout support for example. The extra "Up" key is for people that don't want a R4 key in that position and prefer flat profile for all arrow keys. The extra "F" key is homing or non-homing version, whichever you prefer. Same for "J"
I am so sad I missed this. Will there be any chance of another group buy...
gssd
I don't see a reason why not, but it will be quite some time still. Probably not before 2020 :/
The most disappointing thing when getting new caps, especially after waiting a year. I had no T but instead got 2 x H. I've contacted support, really hoping I can get a replacement. A refund would be useless, I can't even build a board without that cap.
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Missed these at the time and kicking myself! If anyone is interested in selling, I’m looking for the following:
-Oblivion Alphas / Modifiers / Extension -Hagoromo Alphas / Monochrome Modifiers / Monochrome Extension
On Reddit at bcbishop! Thanks!
bcbishop
pm'ed u on reddit! :)
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Thanks dude
Mine finally arrived yesterday - they look amazing, way more retro than I'd imagined from the renders, but that's a good thing!
Haven't managed to put them on a board yet, just made sure all the caps were present and accounted for and ogled at all the gorgeous colours 😍