Currently Being ModeratedJul 8, 2012 2:50 PM (in response to THEDentisT)Re: Who Deserves Credit for "Shared" Kills
You'd still get an assisted suicide. And, in the long run it would be more beneficial for them to stay alive and earn kills than to prevent yours.
Either that, or to make sure everything is consistent, the first person to damage someone gets the kill even if a teammate finishes them off.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 8, 2012 5:30 PM (in response to SuspectOnFoot)Re: Who Deserves Credit for "Shared" Kills
I think if a player deals at least 75% of the damage to someone, that person should get the kill regardless of who deals the last bit of damage. Anything less and the kill should be up for grabs IMO.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 8, 2012 6:11 PM (in response to SuspectOnFoot)Re: Who Deserves Credit for "Shared" Kills
Assisted Suicide is a special case that exists in order to prevent people from killing themselves in order to deny the other team points.
CoD doesn't use a point penalty for suicide. Regenerating health reduces the chance that someone will intentionally kill themselves to deny someone else points, but it doesn't eliminate it. (Particularly actions like jumping off a ledge while under fire. If you aren't hit, you survive the fall. If you are hit but survive the bullets, then you suicide.) Or that people might take more intentionally dangerous acts if they think they'll get themselves killed before an enemy can get a kill on them.
If Assisted Suicide didn't exist, then it wouldn't take long for people to start complaining that they were being robbed of their kills.
You could also argue that self-inflicted wounds are the real special case, not Assisted Suicide itself. (HC also has a special case for team inflicted kills, with ricochet, and a 3 kill kick rule is also such a special case.)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 8, 2012 7:42 PM (in response to SuspectOnFoot)Re: Who Deserves Credit for "Shared" Kills
First of all the OP is talking about HC where there is no health regen, and I really don't understand his point. If you wound someone in HC, but fail to kill him, and he goes and kills a bunch of people, and one of your teammates finish him off, you get an assist. And thats all you should get, because you didn't kill the guy, your teammate did. And thats what the OP is saying...so what exactly is your point here OP?