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kiting

zero derivation noun
Videogame term. The strategy of attacking an enemy while moving away from the enemy, trying to minimize the ability of the enemy to attack you while slowly damaging the enemy.
 
"You can just kite the boss, easy peasy."
Etymology : From kite, loosely based zero-derivation using the qualities of a kite, attached only loosely by a string, to metaphorically describe a videogame technique.
Source : Giantbomb podcast
Last modified: 9 December 2010


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