I have seen on this forum many times, threads talking about either dying by cheap tactics or getting legit kills using a certain weapon. So i will pose a rhetorical question:
What is the difference between a *cheap* kill and a *legit* kill?........Answer: NOTHING
The reason i say there is no difference between the two is because the way i see it, a kill is a kill. People are attacking the kill when its not the actual kill they are talking about, its the way in which they get the kill that makes it *legit* or *cheap*. When people say *cheap* kill, they imply that it was an easy kill and no one should be able to get kills that easily and most people think of that kill as not being fair. In fact, a lot of people actually make it sound like its borderline cheating in most cases. When people say *legit* kill, they imply that everything was straight up and nothing fishy was going on and it was a clean kill.
The thing is, there is no difference between a *cheap* kill and a *legit* kill. As i said before, a kill is a kill. The ONLY way that a kill would NOT be *legit* is if someone were cheating.
The most popular *cheap* kill is the grenade launcher kill. what is cheap about it? its just an explosive, like C4 and grenades. but since MW2, people have been acting like its taboo. as opposed to say the AK47, where people shoot bullets and kill their opponent. Yet they say getting a kill with the GL takes little to no skill and is therefore cheap, whereas getting a kill with the AK47 takes skill and is therefore legit. The only difference between these two weapons is that 1 is an explosive and can get multiple kills at once and the other uses bullets and cant get multikills except in rare circumstances. So why say the GL is cheap? just because it can get multiple kills at once and can shoot it across the map to get a kill? You can do the same thing with an RPG but no one ever complains about that. And i dont want people who read this to think this thread is about me defending the GL or anything, its not. Its just that the GL is the most popular *cheap* kill topic. I dont know much about the FMG9 thing so i am not saying anything about it.
The point is, there is no difference between a *cheap* kill and a *legit* kill (unless someone is actually cheating). Players only started saying that because they were getting mad at how they die and how often they die by whatever it is they were getting killed by. Stop creating all this drama over something that doesnt matter. This is part of the reason why the community is torn in so many ways.
So many groups of players have their own idea of what is *cheap* and what it *legit*. So with all these conflicting views and the mentality that there IS a difference, one could pose a question such as "If the whole community is torn apart with each group having its own opinion on what is *cheap* and what is *legit*, then what is the REAL difference between *cheap* and *legit*?"