Originally Posted by Zileas
I'd like to do this at some point, but there are a lot of edge cases, so we've simplified it for now to "you dealt some damage" = assist. Knowing this, you can usually get assists as a support character if you make sure you get in one autoattack or whatever. Plus, all of our support characters have offensive abilities available.
I assume you mean if you change it to "If someone just walks up and does nothing" they'll get XP/Gold out of it. Which isn't really a problem, as someone can walk up autoattack once for 60 damage and get that.
I admit my assists on Janna specifically are a lot less then on say, Soraka. A big part of this I think is her ult is channeled. Grant it, while I'm channeling a ton of HPS into my team it helps. And it has turned near-wipes into us wiping THEM. But it doesn't give credits. Well maybe if you hit with the knockback, but I only use that to try to knock people into towers midgame, lategame I try to not knock people back since unless the other team is stupid, I just gave them a full retreat as we just took the advantage and they (should) be running now.