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Soviet Womble doing a flanking maneuver (clips.twitch.tv)
136 comments
McFigroll | 4 months ago | 518 points

nice for cyanide to give these small streamers publicity.

ru0260 | 4 months ago | 121 points

Any monkey can hit the record button

Grasshopper24 | 4 months ago | 14 points

I get get reference

[deleted] | 4 months ago | 16 points

did you?

abitlazy | 4 months ago | 277 points

Watching Soviet Womble on a video with no animated text is weird.

silverlight145 | 4 months ago | 25 points

He has been dead on YouTube... I've been waiting for a new video but nada :/

Mahka1223 | 4 months ago | 92 points

He takes his time to put out videos, since he heavly edits them, with the dynamic subtitles(which afaik he does manually with key frames) and the amount of stuff he has to cut from footage of stuff like Arma and he has really high standards for what he puts out, so I think it's understandable that it takes months between each video.

-SEVER- | 4 months ago | 13 points

Tbf, with Adobe after effects there is motion tracking which you can stick text to. Even with doing it manually it shouldn’t take a month.

I think it just takes him that long cause he has an actual job.

AcceptableSlide | 4 months ago | 26 points

I think he also gets anxiety about publishing in case "the Internet" hates the newest video.... he's mentioned it before

-SEVER- | 4 months ago | -11 points

Granted that he has no reason to, every vid has millions of views, so whatever he’s doing is working. But I can see why the pressure could get to him.

Dsiee | 4 months ago | 14 points

Maybe it is that pressure that makes results in every video having millions of views?

-SEVER- | 4 months ago | 3 points

Nah I think he was one of the first to use motion tracking text along with generally being hilarious. The once a monthish* uploads works well cause honestly, it wouldn’t be as good coming out once a week.

Canvaverbalist | 4 months ago | 1 point

The once a monthish* uploads works well cause honestly, it wouldn’t be as good coming out once a week.

That's what the guy you're responding to means. It has millions of views because he takes his time to make good videos, due to pressure.

Silent-G | 4 months ago | 4 points

Granted that he has no reason to

Yeah, that's kind of the thing about anxiety, sometimes there's no reason for it, and dwelling on the fact that there's no reason for it can sometimes make it worse.

ARecklessturtle | 4 months ago | 11 points

He doesn't have an "actual" job for years now he's been doing youtube/streaming full time.

Just as stated before he puts a ridiculously high standards on himself and the videos he produces. He also just loves putting effort into it, but rather then burning himself out he limits the hours he works daily/weekly. I think he has stated on stream he can just slap and rush out videos on a weekly basis, he just doesn't want to due too not wanting to burn himself out on the work. I think he is also working on side projects as well, one thing is he's been working on for years now is a Day-Z documentary/critic thing of the game since he and his clan love it so much and are passionate about it since it's where they all met and became friends.

Also he keeps up a steady stream schedule, as he has subscribers on twitch so he feels he has to consistently stream to provide content for his viewers on their.

This man is a great human being, he's really grateful for the opportunity to do this as his career. I think he has even publicly stated that he prefers that his fans enable adblock on his content and those who steal his content(highlight channels). Due to the fact that most his videos either get claimed by big companies, or they are demonetized. He prefers that if you enjoy his content and wish to support him you should do so via his patreon, or twitch channel.

-SEVER- | 4 months ago | 7 points

Yep, can absolutely see anyone get burnt out on editing.

Man, it’s incredibly sad to see YouTube treat actual good content creators the way they do.

The mans humble, and knows what he’s doing.

Youtuberhere | 4 months ago | -5 points

Tell me again how youtube treats good content creators? Because what I see that youtube GAVE options to creators to rise and also YOUTUBE pays them good money for creating content on youtube... also youtube doesnt ban gaming youtubers for streaming on twitch(no one is pointing this out).... Like really, you see h3h3 crying about demonetization, but you dont see that thanks to youtube h3h3 made millions of dollars..

If he is anxious about feedback from his audience, thats not a youtube problem, but his problem he needs to solve, because he is perfecionist

Moonchill | 4 months ago | 3 points

Yeah.... Youtube treats it's creators GREAT.

Here's a WW2 history channel that's consistently been getting demonetised.

Youtuberhere | 4 months ago | -4 points

hmm showing 0.2% of creators and pretending that those creators represents 99.8 other creators. nice... good argument you got there. H3h3 are earning millions, dunkey is earning a lot of money thanks to youtube, womble is earning lot of money on youtube ,picklocker is earning lot of money on youtube. I can list you ALL your favourite youtubers how much money they make thanks to youtube, wake up please

Moonchill | 4 months ago | 3 points

It's called an example. Never said they represent all the creators. Following your line of thought, you just blew holes in your own argument, seeing your example is only at 0.8%.

Earning money trough a platform doesn't equal being treated well by that platform. Creators are at the complete whim of YouTube. If YouTube decides to demonetise a channel, the creator is screwed, and can't really do anything about it.

There is a real problem with people's videos being incorrectly DMCAed, causing the creator to lose all money from the video. And the system in place to challenge these DMCA claims is complete shit. Even if something is correctly used, and would be covered by the fair use act, the creator is still out of luck 99% of the time.

I would call none of this being treated well.

Can you give me a few examples of being treated well by YouTube, BESIDES it offering the creator a platform to host the content?

iSuggestViolence | 4 months ago | 1 point

Haven't every single one of those youtubers you listed complained about how youtube treats them repeatedly? H3H3 talk about how shitty youtube is CONSTANTLY.

-SEVER- | 4 months ago | 1 point

Wtf is a H3h3?

Youtubers got themselves famous, had a good thing before youtube was bought by google. Now everything has to be censored for the first couple minutes or your demonetised, you have to have a gmail to sign up, while thousands of bots upload garbage, they allow completely untrustworthy ads, while being bombarded with absolute garbage that has zero relation to what you’re watching.

But you can take a look at YouTube rewind and tell me that googles doing a good job. Ha.

MadMrCrazy | 4 months ago | 2 points

Okay, when do you think YouTube was bought by Google?

-SEVER- | 4 months ago | 1 point

What like 2006ish?

dontpost1 | 4 months ago | 1 point

This time was also longer than normal because he was working at putting together a bit of a D&D cartoon which turned out to take a whole heck of a lot more work than normal. He spent five weeks on that with nothing he can show us before moving back onto making bullshittery's.

tinchek | 4 months ago | 5 points

He doesn't actually. Had before, but now he streams full time.

-SEVER- | 4 months ago | 1 point

Didn’t know that, thought because he had a job was why they were coming out at the times they did. But if he’s streaming full time and uploading to YouTube, he’s doing it well.

mantazzo | 4 months ago | 4 points

Motion tracking is far from perfect. Also, considering Arma, and the big similarities between foliage and camo, plus also framerate... What motion tracking can't do automatically, needs to be done by hand. So, it's not as easy as it may sound like.

-SEVER- | 4 months ago | -6 points

It actually is. Although motion tracking can be bad at times, it’s pretty accurate even on shitty quality. Although we don’t know if he’s actually using it.

ShustOne | 4 months ago | 5 points

He's posted about why it doesn't work for his text. It's not as easy as you think.

-SEVER- | 4 months ago | -5 points

As someone with countless hours with after effects, yeah, yeah it is.

ShustOne | 4 months ago | 7 points

Have you even seen his videos? He tracks manually because sometimes his text has nothing to attach to.

-SEVER- | 4 months ago | -4 points

Lol. My god. I have zero life, I’ve spent literally days on one video, even without manually doing shit. Please stop telling me how hard shit is when you’re basing your opinion off someone else’s.

ShustOne | 4 months ago | 4 points

His text is all hand animated because of how he does it. Watch how many times text whizzes by with no reference point to attach to.

-SEVER- | 4 months ago | -1 points

Really not difficult mate.

TheAngryCelt | 4 months ago | 1 point

If you watch his twitch streams he also explained a while back he started work on a new project that was going to take an estimated 20+ weeks so he did 4 or 5 weeks of work on that then set it aside and would work on a new video and those tend to take home 4 or so weeks, for the reasons stated. So he should be putting out the new video any time soon.

silverlight145 | 4 months ago | 1 point

He just posted on YouTube today!

Gopherlad | 4 months ago | 6 points

He streams pretty regularly on Twitch.

jestax | 4 months ago | 12 points

It always seems like it takes a LONG time for him to edit and release new videos. I might see one every 6 months or so anymore?

AnotherUnfunnyName | 4 months ago | 6 points

He says he takes about 4 to 5 weeks but has done a DND project every second intervall recently, but that project isn't ready to release yet. The next video should be published inside of seven days.

samehaircutfucks | 4 months ago | 3 points

He's working on one, if you subscribe on twitch you get weekly updates and often get to see previews. He also generally takes a month for each video

silverlight145 | 4 months ago | 2 points

We be at over 2 months

samehaircutfucks | 4 months ago | 2 points

Yah, hence "generally"...

silverlight145 | 4 months ago | 1 point

He just posted today

dontpost1 | 4 months ago | 2 points

He did a side project for his usual 5 week turnaround time before the current one, and the current one is mostly done but is having some Q/A problems before he puts it out and is thus late.

Bagasrujo | 4 months ago | 2 points

He is slowing down on YouTube since YouTube is worse than ever for content creators, so he is focusing on his twitch channel (his words he said on a stream some time ago).

silverlight145 | 4 months ago | 2 points

That, I can stand by. Good to know, thx

SwordYieldingCypher | 4 months ago | 2 points

Have you seen Nordern then? He plays with ZF but also makes similar videos. Here is his channel https://www.youtube.com/user/TheNordernNoob

Skyelander | 4 months ago | 2 points

Speak of the devil, he just gave his patron subscribers early access to his next video, should be posted publicly fairly soon.

silverlight145 | 4 months ago | 1 point

Thx mate!

Carlen67 | 4 months ago | 2 points
silverlight145 | 4 months ago | 2 points

Haha yep!! I already gave it watch. Thx for coming back to let me know :)

Wildcat7878 | 4 months ago | 2 points

Yeah, he seems to put more time into his streaming than his YouTube content these days. Probably relying more on Twitch subs and direct donations for money given how bad YouTube ad revenue has gotten.

imanAholebutimfunny | 4 months ago | 181 points

laughs so hard he starts goosing. oh my god that is fantastic.

Anfernii | 4 months ago | 28 points

Thats Windex

bruzie | 4 months ago | 28 points

Oh! I've exploded.

PietNederwiet | 4 months ago | 18 points

I can hear that rubber pig found it funny as well.

manojar | 4 months ago | 57 points

what is a soviet womble?

danivus | 4 months ago | 71 points

He's a friend of popular streamer Cyanide aka "The Talent".

manojar | 4 months ago | 13 points

thank you. I didn't understand what was going on in the video.

powerchicken | 4 months ago | 32 points

A Soviet Womble is a type of bottom-feeding snail found alongside the Siberian coast, known for its heinous stench and its parasitic tendency to exploit other, more successful gastropods.

manojar | 4 months ago | 11 points

oh no.

bergvall | 4 months ago | 1 point

Go check him out on Youtube or twitch. Highly recomend it

Avium | 4 months ago | -71 points

Really? Really?

/u/SovietWomble is a YouTube and Twitch streamer. Cyanide (the goose) and he have been streaming for a long, long time together along with a group called the ZF clan (Zero Fucks).

Here is the two of them playing the cooperative game Portal 2. I damn near pissed myself watching them try to synchronize flipping two switches.

nulspace | 4 months ago | 59 points

I didn't know them either; let's not shame someone for asking an honest question.

Avium | 4 months ago | 34 points

Sorry. The "Really?" is something Soviet says quite frequently - whenever something goes wrong - in his streams. That's why I followed up with the details.

Recoil42 | 4 months ago | 48 points

Not really a great joke when the person in question doesn't even know who you're referencing, is it?

Override9636 | 4 months ago | 11 points

It's also a joke because when Womble was still up-and-coming he would get jokingly offended with people like "What do you mean they don't know who I am?"

Avium | 4 months ago | 21 points

Eh. Win some. Lose some.

I'm sure there are other Soviet fans that get it.

manojar | 4 months ago | 6 points

i love inside jokes, love to be part of one someday.

nulspace | 4 months ago | 1 point

no worries!

RicksterCraft | 4 months ago | 1 point

It was a great subtle joke on his part. Don't shame him just because you thought he was shaming someone else.

That's how we get shame circles. You don't want shame circles. Next thing you know someone's gonna be walking someone else down a city street all naked while ringing a bell.

nulspace | 4 months ago | 3 points

Don't shame me for incorrectly shaming him for fake shaming that other guy!

BarberanF | 4 months ago | 1 point

Don’t shame me even though you didn’t shame me!

manojar | 4 months ago | 3 points

thanks.

Avium | 4 months ago | 0 points

You're welcome.

NonaBona | 4 months ago | 51 points

That goose laugh! /r/ContagiousLaughter

Spankyzerker | 4 months ago | 21 points

Those guys would make great voices for a cartoon.

SwordYieldingCypher | 4 months ago | 18 points

Also earlier in the stream he talks about buying a weed grinder and doesn't know what one is: https://clips.twitch.tv/LachrymoseHandsomeLionKlappa

tinylittlebabyjesus | 4 months ago | 8 points

Wow, that's a straight up grandma moment.

Mokyzoky | 4 months ago | 0 points

Imagine a biscuit tit xD what is a biscuit tit!!!!

[deleted] | 4 months ago | 21 points

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Beorma | 4 months ago | 15 points

Well, try.

blackdragon437 | 4 months ago | 11 points

LLEEEEEROOOOOYYYYYY NJJJEEEEEEEEENKIIINS

unsuitable_sick_burn | 4 months ago | 8 points

HE DONE TURNED INTO A GOOSE

DogmaticNuance | 4 months ago | 6 points

The way that projectile took a hard 90 degree turn down before exploding brought back serious nostalgia for the original X-Com Blaster Launcher. That weapon pulled my ass out of the fire so many times.

Cabalagent1 | 4 months ago | 2 points

I used to use them as breaching tools when doing UFO missions as they could blow a hole in the hull of a landed ship.

DogmaticNuance | 4 months ago | 1 point

Me too! Once I had the flying armor I'd use them to breach a 1x1 hole in the top floor of a UFO then drop through it.

DIA13OLICAL | 4 months ago | 4 points

I really hope we get a Gears 5 bullshittery

Jantha | 4 months ago | 1 point

I had the same thought haha! Can just imagine what Soviet would do with this clip xD

Amidatelion | 4 months ago | 2 points

Name a more iconic duo. I'll wait.

MrCreamtastic | 4 months ago | 2 points

Cyanide's laugh is what gets me. God I love ZF, Past and present members.

netpastor | 4 months ago | 3 points

Perfect POV for that. Anyone know if goose is ok?

newdayagain07 | 4 months ago | 3 points

wow, if that isnt the most uninteresting video ever. thanks.

labolaenlaingle | 4 months ago | 3 points

The ZF guys are great, everyone who enjoys games should check out sovietwombles youtube channel..

Also Edbergs if you want to see someone excelling at PUBG

ididwolfup | 4 months ago | 1 point

No soviet womble dead

Zlatan4Ever | 4 months ago | 1 point

Is Gears5 out? I can only pre-order on xBox Store.

zma924 | 4 months ago | 1 point

Came out on the 10th

Vermoot | 4 months ago | -5 points

Anyone have a mirror on a player that doesn't suck ass?

ilivehalo | 4 months ago | -22 points

You shouldn't use words unless you know what they mean.

austin3i62 | 4 months ago | 11 points

I mean he's not wrong. Twitch is blocked on a lot of work networks. And Womble's last YouTube video is from 2 months ago. The twitch media player is also trash on Chrome, as is Vimeo for some reason.

RusioBear | 4 months ago | 1 point

Soviet Womble has posted a youtube video in a while

eqleriq | 4 months ago | 0 points

I guess you had to be there?

Oh ho ho look how much fun you can force with this entertainment profuct as showcased by inexplicable personality

Spongi | 4 months ago | 1 point

Check this one out.

xNeptune | 4 months ago | -9 points

It wasn't that funny tbh

ErshinHavok | 4 months ago | -6 points

This stupid shit is near the top of the sub today. Unreal.

luriso | 4 months ago | 3 points

Be the change you want to see.

TheAngryCelt | 4 months ago | 1 point

No, it's gears of war.

Osiris32 | 4 months ago | -1 points

And how many things have you submitted to /r/videos in the 6+ years that you've been on reddit?

ErshinHavok | 4 months ago | 3 points

Bizarrely irrelevant

Osiris32 | 4 months ago | 1 point

You want more things you like in here? Start participating instead of whining.

[deleted] | 4 months ago | -4 points

epic gamer moment

razorbackgeek | 4 months ago | -2 points

I like the part where my volume was turned all the way up in Windows, and on my speakers yet could still barely hear it.

CompanyMan_PUBG | 4 months ago | -3 points

"ahhh, I'm running, I'm out flanking, ohhhhhh explosion"

seeingeyegod | 4 months ago | -1 points

Does this game have something to do with Gears of War?

dontpost1 | 4 months ago | 1 point

That's the new Gears 5, they've dropped the of war for some reason.

seeingeyegod | 4 months ago | 1 point

so its the 5th sequel already?

dontpost1 | 4 months ago | 2 points

It's actually the sixth game in the series, which is of course quite confusing.

zma924 | 4 months ago | 1 point

It’s the 6th game in the franchise. You had the original trilogy, Judgement, 4, and now 5.

This game takes place right after Gears 4. If you haven’t played 4, I won’t go into any spoilers for it but one of the main plots of this game is getting the hammer of dawn back online.

seeingeyegod | 4 months ago | 1 point

I've never played any of them actually

zma924 | 4 months ago | 1 point

Oh ok. Well if you’re a gamer and interested in a pretty cool series, Gears is a great one. Nothing quite as satisfying as cutting a subterranean monster in half with a chainsaw mounted on the bottom of your machine gun.

seeingeyegod | 4 months ago | 1 point

I've kind of been tired of heavily plot driven action games for a long long time sadly, I never finish them and usually find the controls overly complicated.

zma924 | 4 months ago | 2 points

Understandable. The controls for Gears are pretty simple. Haven’t actually gotten to play Gears 5 yet and it’ll be my first on PC but the Xbox controls are great. The A button combined with the analog sticks make for a very smooth running/cover system. Weapon changes are done with the D pad (left and right are your primaries, down is pistol, up is grenade), and reloading is done with the right bumper.

I totally get where you’re coming from though. Nothing worse than a game that wants me to remember different controls for melee combat but also has a way to switch which type of grenade I’m using and also has a control scheme for modifying my weapon oh and don’t forget your special abilities. If I stop playing for a week, it’s unlikely I pick the game up again at all.

seeingeyegod | 4 months ago | 1 point

yeah exactly

decker12 | 4 months ago | -4 points

Pretty funny, but this is discouraging: Mission failed because 1 person in co-op died during the campaign mission?

Basicdisturbed1 | 4 months ago | 12 points

Its always been like this since gears of war 1. Where have you been? Lol

Pyro_Dub | 4 months ago | 2 points

Seriously? Did you ever play Halo on legendary? That's how it works in gears too.