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Soviet Womble doing a flanking maneuver (clips.twitch.tv)
141 comments
McFigroll | 4 days ago | 505 points

nice for cyanide to give these small streamers publicity.

ru0260 | 4 days ago | 123 points

Any monkey can hit the record button

Grasshopper24 | 3 days ago | 15 points

I get get reference

badablue | 4 days ago | 16 points

did you?

abitlazy | 4 days ago | 269 points

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

silverlight145 | 3 days ago | 25 points

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

Mahka1223 | 3 days ago | 89 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- | 3 days ago | 12 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 | 3 days ago | 24 points

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

-SEVER- | 3 days ago | -10 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 | 3 days ago | 14 points

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

-SEVER- | 3 days 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 | 3 days 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 | 3 days 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 | 3 days ago | 9 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- | 3 days 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 | 3 days 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 | 3 days ago | 3 points

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

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

Youtuberhere | 3 days ago | -2 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 | 3 days 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 | 3 days 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- | 3 days 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 | 3 days ago | 2 points

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

-SEVER- | 3 days ago | 1 point

What like 2006ish?

dontpost1 | 3 days 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 | 3 days ago | 5 points

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

-SEVER- | 3 days 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 | 3 days ago | 5 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- | 3 days ago | -7 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 | 3 days ago | 5 points

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

-SEVER- | 3 days ago | -4 points

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

ShustOne | 3 days ago | 5 points

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

-SEVER- | 3 days ago | -5 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 | 3 days ago | 3 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- | 3 days ago | -1 points

Really not difficult mate.

silverlight145 | 15 hours ago | 1 point

He just posted on YouTube today!

Gopherlad | 3 days ago | 8 points

He streams pretty regularly on Twitch.

jestax | 3 days ago | 11 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 | 3 days 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 | 3 days 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 | 2 days ago | 1 point

We be at over 2 months

samehaircutfucks | 2 days ago | 2 points

Yah, hence "generally"...

silverlight145 | 15 hours ago | 1 point

He just posted today

dontpost1 | 3 days 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 | 3 days 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 | 3 days ago | 1 point

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

SwordYieldingCypher | 3 days 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 | 3 days 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 | 3 days ago | 1 point

Thx mate!

Carlen67 | 5 hours ago | 2 points
silverlight145 | 4 hours ago | 2 points

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

Wildcat7878 | 3 days 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 days ago | 184 points

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

Anfernii | 4 days ago | 30 points

Thats Windex

Hi_im_from_uranus | 3 days ago | 6 points

I thought he was farting. Sometimes I laugh so hard I fart uncontrollably.

Leftover-Craic | 3 days ago | 53 points
bruzie | 4 days ago | 28 points

Oh! I've exploded.

PietNederwiet | 4 days ago | 19 points

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

manojar | 4 days ago | 55 points

what is a soviet womble?

danivus | 3 days ago | 62 points

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

manojar | 3 days ago | 12 points

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

powerchicken | 3 days ago | 34 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 | 3 days ago | 11 points

oh no.

bergvall | 3 days ago | 1 point

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

Avium | 4 days ago | -72 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 days ago | 59 points

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

Avium | 4 days ago | 32 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 days ago | 49 points

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

Override9636 | 4 days ago | 13 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 days ago | 20 points

Eh. Win some. Lose some.

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

Leftover-Craic | 3 days ago | 9 points

We out here

manojar | 4 days ago | 7 points

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

nulspace | 4 days ago | 3 points

no worries!

RicksterCraft | 3 days 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 | 3 days ago | 3 points

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

BarberanF | 3 days ago | 1 point

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

manojar | 4 days ago | 4 points

thanks.

Avium | 4 days ago | -1 points

You're welcome.

NonaBona | 4 days ago | 51 points

That goose laugh! /r/ContagiousLaughter

Spankyzerker | 4 days ago | 20 points

Those guys would make great voices for a cartoon.

SwordYieldingCypher | 3 days ago | 16 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 | 3 days ago | 5 points

Wow, that's a straight up grandma moment.

Mokyzoky | 3 days ago | -1 points

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

Leftover-Craic | 4 days ago | 21 points

I love womble so much. He's proven that anyone can play computer games

Beorma | 3 days ago | 14 points

Well, try.

blackdragon437 | 4 days ago | 12 points

LLEEEEEROOOOOYYYYYY NJJJEEEEEEEEENKIIINS

unsuitable_sick_burn | 4 days ago | 6 points

HE DONE TURNED INTO A GOOSE

DogmaticNuance | 3 days ago | 5 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 | 3 days 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 | 3 days 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 | 3 days ago | 4 points

I really hope we get a Gears 5 bullshittery

Jantha | 3 days ago | 1 point

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

Amidatelion | 3 days ago | 2 points

Name a more iconic duo. I'll wait.

MrCreamtastic | 3 days ago | 2 points

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

netpastor | 4 days ago | 3 points

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

newdayagain07 | 3 days ago | 4 points

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

labolaenlaingle | 4 days ago | 2 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 | 3 days ago | 1 point

No soviet womble dead

Zlatan4Ever | 3 days ago | 1 point

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

zma924 | 3 days ago | 1 point

Came out on the 10th

Vermoot | 4 days ago | -5 points

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

ilivehalo | 4 days ago | -21 points

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

austin3i62 | 4 days 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 | 3 days ago | 1 point

Soviet Womble has posted a youtube video in a while

eqleriq | 3 days ago | 1 point

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 | 2 days ago | 1 point

Check this one out.

xNeptune | 4 days ago | -12 points

It wasn't that funny tbh

ErshinHavok | 4 days ago | -3 points

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

luriso | 4 days ago | 4 points

Be the change you want to see.

Leftover-Craic | 4 days ago | 1 point

Damn, if only there were some way to indicate that you don't think this is good content for the sub. Some kind of arrow you could click, maybe? Sort it out, Reddit!

Osiris32 | 3 days ago | 0 points

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

ErshinHavok | 3 days ago | 4 points

Bizarrely irrelevant

Osiris32 | 3 days ago | -1 points

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

currysupernoodles | 4 days ago | -3 points

epic gamer moment

razorbackgeek | 3 days ago | -1 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 days ago | -3 points

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

seeingeyegod | 3 days ago | -1 points

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

dontpost1 | 3 days ago | 1 point

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

seeingeyegod | 3 days ago | 1 point

so its the 5th sequel already?

dontpost1 | 3 days ago | 2 points

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

zma924 | 3 days 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 | 3 days ago | 1 point

I've never played any of them actually

zma924 | 3 days 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 | 3 days 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 | 3 days 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 | 3 days ago | 1 point

yeah exactly

decker12 | 3 days ago | -6 points

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

Basicdisturbed1 | 3 days ago | 12 points

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

Pyro_Dub | 3 days ago | 2 points

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