Originally Posted by onguàrd
It's like this:
If me and an enemy are out by ourselves and I'm clearly going to kill him, then one of my team swoops in and lays out their abilities and gets the kill that's kill stealing. This is also the only time anyone should get upset because beyond reasonable doubt that person just wanted the kill, had no intention of saving you, etc. Still, don't bother raging because it will just cause whatever noob who relies on feeding off your work to probably insult you then go AFK.
Pretty much any other time, the person is just inexperianced and dosen't know what KSing really means. Either way, it's kill and assist gold for your team--which is always better than the enemy recieving something. So take the good with the bad and hope you don't queue with people who are self centered and ignorant next time.
Incorrect. About them swooping in and taking the kill, the only time you really have right to be mad is when you get robbed of assist gold when you weren't able to land a hit in too long cause they ran. Why is them stealing the kill so blantantly good? Well think about this, now he has kill gold you have assist gold, thats more gold for your team, then would have been if he just let you take the kill.
Now i get pissed when it happens to me, but I got realize Its over all a gold advantage to my team. Only time when you have a real grievance is when you do 90% of their hp, they run, you're about to catch up, and finish them, some one else swoops in takes the kill, and you don't get your assist gold you rightfully deserved. Or if they were sitting in a bush, waiting to last hit them.
As long as you get gold from the kill with the person you were involved in fighting against, then its good.
When i support/ tank, I'll try to let my carry kill them, but i'm not going to not attack and let them get away. And infact if i was near a fight, i'll try to do anything i can do heal/ buff or deal at least 1 hit on the enemy even if that means i end up ksing the guy, simply for the fact its more gold for me and my team.