Lord Tachanka

Lord Tachanka

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Added Sep 28, 2016 at 04:15PM EDT by Don.

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About

Lord Tachanka is an ironic nickname given to the playable Defending Operator character in the first-person tactical shooter game Rainbow Six Siege, who many fans considered to be poorly designed and under-powered upon release.

Origin

On December 1st, 2015, the video game Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege was released by Ubisoft. In the game, the character Tachanka is available. Upon its release, many players noted that Tachanka's ability would need to be improved in order to make him a viable character. [2][3][4]



Reasoning

The reasoning behind "Lord Tachanka" comes from the fact, that any player that plays as him is usually assured death. This is due to Tachanka's ability which is using a deployable mounted RP-46 Degtyaryov machine gun. Which many players found extremely lackluster and under-powered. Which using would cause a player to die frequently from enemy players.

Another reason is due to how other operators, other than Tachanka get buffs. Which has led to an outcry in the community of why Tachanka isn't getting reworked first due to how tremendously under-powered he is, which has led to Tachanka having the lowest pick rate of any character in the entire game.[6]

Spread

On April 6th, 2016, YouTuber GavinAcity uploaded a video titled "Why You Should Use Tachanka in Rainbow Six Siege," which provided an overview of the character's abilities.



On August 6th, Redditor SikorskyUH60 submitted a post asking about the "Lord Tachanka" meme to /r/OutOfTheLoop,[1] where Redditor Your401kplan noted he was a popular ironic "circlejerking" subject in Rainbow Six online communities. On September 1st, YouTuber Matimi0 uploaded a Rainbow Six gameplay video titled "Lord Tachanka – Rainbow Six Siege," featuring a montage of impressive kills executed with the character (shown below, left). On September 10th, YouTuber The Chanka posted an edited scene from the film Kick Ass in which Tachanka is shown shooting a room full of enemies while flying on a jetpack (shown below, right).



On September 25th, Redditor capt_GreenSparks posted a Tachanka-themed mobile phone wallpaper to /r/Rainbow6,[5] captioned with the phrase "How Do You Buff A God?" (shown below). Within 72 hours, the post garnered more than 1,100 votes (89% upvoted) and 50 comments.


HOw De YOu BUFF A GOD?

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Dallas  Steel
Dallas Steel

For anyone knowing, it's because Tachanka's "ability" is using a stationary old school Russian LMG. Which is horrible in almost every single gamemode, as it requires him to be stationary which, makes him prone to "peeking" a term for when someone quickly rapidly moves in and out of cover and takes advantage of ping/lag which makes him prone to getting headshotted.

Lord Tachanka came to be because, players whom used him knew he was just a crummy operator, and staying alive with the guy is hard in it's own right due to his ability not contributing to anything the team, and subpar weapons for him.

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deathisabishi
deathisabishi

+1 CONFIRM! OUR LORD AND SAVIOR HAS ARRIVED! BLESSED BE HE WHO TAKES THE HEADSHOTS IN OUR STEAD! ALMIGHTY BE HE WHO SITS IN THE CORNER ATTRACTING ALL THE FIRE! GREAT BE HE WHO AS A POCKET CHARACTER CAN ALSO BE QUITE DEVASTATING!

No seriously, I was playing with some dude a few days back who got 10/15 of the kills (House/Secure Area) with that DP-28. He did pretty well in the other matches we played too.

This is a pretty niche meme but it is one nonetheless. The only ones I can think of that are as prevalent is Pawn Stars (You never know what's going to breach through that wall) and that Smash Mouth SNL skit.

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