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The Meaning of NAK.

We had a lot of good suggestions so we are having a poll to select the winner for the new meaning of NAK, visit the forum post for your chance to vote –

What is the origin of the name NAK, and what does it mean today?

Through the years, people have been perplexed over a simple, yet unanswered question to many. A question that keeps players awake at night. To celebrate NAK’s 5th Anniversary we decided to finally put to rest one of the biggest mysteries that has spread throughout the NAK community. No… it’s not if Claws & Vile are the same person, we are talking about “What does NAK stand for?”

The origin of NAK’s name dates back to 2015 when Claws01 started the community with several other players. According to Claws, the acronym N.A.K. stands for “Nasty Art Killers”. When he came up with the name Claws was trying to describe the difference between a bad shooter and a good shooter. Anyone can play Arma but it takes skill, practice, and finesse to become a good shooter, and that makes being a good shooter an art. So players in the NAK community are Nasty Art Killers, skilled in the art of killing, at least in Arma 3.

Across the years the meaning got lost & confused, so much that a lot of people thought NAK stood for “Nasty Ark Killers” because Ark came out in 2015 and was a competitor in the gaming community vying for the same player base. Now that the NAK Community has been around for 5 years, we thought it was time for a change. We decided to ask you the NAK Squad community “What do you think NAK means today?” Go ahead and post in the comments a new meaning for the acronym NAK.

  • October 21, 2020

    Nobody Actually Knows
    Notorious Allied Killings
    Never Ask Klaws

    • October 22, 2020

      “Nobody Actually Knows”
      I about rolled out of my chair laughing.

      “Never Ask Klaws”
      I did roll out of my chair laughing.

  • October 19, 2020

    No Abstention from Killing
    Not Adorned in Khaki
    Need Another Keg
    Never-ending Arma Kinship

      • October 22, 2020

        I’m down with that.

        I think “kinship” is too good a word to strike, and it’s easy to replace “Arma” with “Armed” if the plan is to host specifically shooters. Trying on some other N-words:

        Noble Armed Kinship
        Noteworthy Armed Kinship
        Numerous Armed Kin

        Or, taking the “kinship” concept and sticking it on the N, we could get things like:

        Neighborly Armed Killers

        Or for rule 12:

        Needs Adulthood, Kids

        • October 22, 2020

          … I’ve got it:

          Network of Armed Kin

  • October 19, 2020


    • October 22, 2020

      “Naughty Ass Karma”
      Obligatory xkcd:

      In all seriousness, though, I’m digging the “Assembled Killers” line of thinking.

  • October 19, 2020

    New ArmA Kings!

    • October 18, 2020

      Not All Killers

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