Have you ever been in situations where you're the only person defending a base against a couple really low BR players (and it's obvious they're new because of how they're playing) and you kill them over and over and over? A few times now, I've been in the situation where I've been the higher skilled player preventing a cap at a very small base... and the enemy just hasn't managed to kill me. From there, if they are persistent... and more even... if they are friendly about the rivalry... I find myself eventually setting myself up in a position where I'll let them get that kill against me... just so they'll get the satisfaction of the kill, vent that frustration, and more obviously... gain motivation to keep playing... because let's face it, sometimes PS2 can be hella frustrating. Myself, I know what it feels like to come across those highly-skilled and difficult to kill players. And then, when you finally manage to kill them, you get a sense of immense satisfaction and fulfilment and the "Yes, I can carry on as a soldier in this perpetual war!!!" feeling. Of course, I don't tell them in any way, not even subtly, that it was a gift kill... but if it was a friendly rivalry, I will usually send them a message something along the lines of, "Congrats, soldierI think you're getting better! Soon you'll be killing me all the time! Keep it up!" Have you ever been in the position where you've intentionally, but not too obviously, let other players kill you?