Originally Posted by WarMammoth
This is the main reason the most valuable member of any random team is an initiating force (ie Malphite, Alistar, Blitzcrank, etc) who can make it clear that "it's go-time" to the whole team in a dominating fashion.
And yet I cannot count how many times with the above heroes I made it abundantly clear that "it's go-time" only to see my entire team running in the opposite direction because an enemy looked at them funny.
Nothing is better than totally getting the drop on some people w/ Alistar, setting up perfect kills, only to have your own team run away for no reason, leaving you to die.
Actually, even better is when there IS a tank on your team that is in the aforementioned 'scurrying' category. Last week, I was in a game where our tank Amumu was always at least 20 feet behind me as Fiddlesticks the entire game. It was physically impossible for me to ever get behind him. I tried the entire game, but to no avail. I ended up being the tank and initiator every fight. I don't think Amumu ever dropped below 90% life the entire game. Needless to say, it didn't take long for the enemy team to catch on to this and take full advantage. It was seriously one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. Everyone kept telling him to get up front and take a few hits, or heaven forbid use his ult, but he was too scared to take any damage.
Yeah, we lost that one.
But yes, I totally agree with the OP. You can't ever get kills if you never commit to a fight.