This post is to discuss and request feedback and ideas in regard to the future of NAK Tac. Everything in this post is open for discussion, NAK Tac is run by NAK Squad for, you, the players. This topic is open for everyone to discuss not just NAK Tac members.
Before I continue, I would like to thank the members of NAK Tac who make an effort and attend the NAK Tac missions. We have 10 - 12 players that attend on a very regular basis.
If the current mission attendance does not change NAK Squad would have to disband NAK Tac to focus the manpower into other areas. What we need are ideas and suggestions on how to increase attendance so we are not forced to disband NAK Tac.
NAK Tac was originally created for players who wanted to play in a more organized, squad-based environment, were your score (total kills) was not relevant and one man armies were discouraged. So the first thing we should do is decide if this is still the objective of NAK Tac. Feedback and opinions on this point are requested.
Next, below, I have a couple of recommendations that may help increase attendance. The first two changes recommended below could be implemented quickly and easily based on your feedback. I would propose is that we implement any ideas and suggestion in phases, so we can measure the effectiveness of any change and we can decide whether or not to implement some of the more extreme changes.
The first idea to improve attendance is to make all events open. Only NAK Tac members will receive awards/medals for the mission and only NAK Tac members will be eligible for any ‘special’ roles (Squad Lead, Fireteam Leader, Pilots, etc) otherwise anyone that meets our standard server rules/restrictions would be able to play.
The second idea is to change the start time of the mission. We chose 5 pm ET for a few reasons but maybe making it a little earlier would help with European attendance. If we change the start time to 3 pm ET, the start time for the major regions would be:
Raleigh (East Coast USA) 3:00:00 pm EDT UTC-4 hours
Dallas (USA - Texas) 2:00:00 pm CDT UTC-5 hours
San Jose (West Coast USA) 12:00 noon PDT UTC-7 hours
London (United Kingdom) 8:00:00 pm BST UTC+1 hour
Copenhagen (Denmark) 9:00:00 pm CEST UTC+2 hours
I really would like to see NAK Tac continue so any feedback you have on these ideas to improve attendance would be apprecioated. If you have a suggestion on how we might improve attendance please post a reply.
The ideas below are a little more ‘extreme’ and would greatly affect NAK Tac, therefore they need a lot of consideration and feedback from the members of NAK Tac. I am not suggesting that we implement the change below immediately, but they are options to be considered if the above changes do not help. I also listed them here to help springboard any ideas that you, the players, would like to see for NAK Tac.
- Remove mod requirements missions would be played on standard Arma maps using standard Arma weapons.
- Remove mod requirements and allow standard NAK Squad Allowed mods. Missions would be played on standard Arma maps but players would be allowed to use any mod that is allowed on NAK Squad Invade and Annex servers. - The negative is we would most likely not continue to stream missions, as we would have players without uniforms and players shooting invisible silent guns. Does not make for a very good stream.
- Remove more complex mods such as Task Force Radio and ACE