People seem to love exaggerating things to prove their point here at boards. It get's crazier the worse the point is to begin with.
The most recent example being a post on Lucian W nerfs on PBE.
The OP conveniently left out the nerf of it's mana cost and only included the minus 10 damage part to rant about how stupid of a nerf it is.
A comment got downvoted like hell for saying that the OP left out the mana part and the "cuz the mana part doesn't matter" comment got upvoted.
Literally the next day I watched Griffin Viper take Dorans Ring on Lucian to beat a Cassio botlane against SKT.
It is a well known fact that Cassio runs over any ADC in the botlane and due to her flexibility she has a 95+% ban rate in the LCK even after her nerfs. (funny how no one in boards talked about Q max Comet Cassio when she had the highest win rate in BOTLANE before nerfs)
Anyways, Griffin Viper's Lucian maxed W (2 points on it and 1 point on dash level 3) to get a "solo" (no jg) kill. He then continues to win a lane spamming W and only spamming W.
> What boards refuses to understand is:
> - To play Lucian effectively (that is to be a lane bully), **you use a lot of mana**. To the point where I know sneaky takes mana flow band, doublelift takes a faerie charm after his first back in their streams.
> - His W is pretty much impossible to dodge and it deals magic damage. Most ADCs and Supports take extra armor runes and have low MR to begin with. Which means the W poke is meaningful damage.
> - **So a nerf to the mana cost of his W is a significant nerf**. Minus 10 damage as well? sure I'll take it too. While the mana part is the most important, if you actually think minus 10 damage is stupid when a lucian all in level 2 or 3 with a support with nerfed ignite often times barely kills you, you might want to think again.
I don't want to say "THIS IS WHY RIOT DOESN'T TAKE US SERIOUSLY" but, let us at least be aware when a post is so ridiculously biased and exaggerated. The downvotes on the comment saying the OP left out the mana part of the W nerf and the overwhelming upvotes on the reply comment that "the W mana cost increase doesn't matter at all" speaks to how the state of boards is atm.
> It's other things like these:
> An anecdotal complaint on a champions strength or weakness (**while completely ignoring the fact that different champs have different situations and points in the game where or when they are strong or weak**)
> A nexus blitz/aram addict that hasn't played ranked a game of summoners rift since 6 months ago making a bold claim on the CURRENT state of the game.
> A jungle main suggesting nerfs on ADC champions or making blind points on how ADCs are supposed to be played.
> Or simply making false statements like
> "Mana cost increase on Lucian W is meaningless" - Even with said reasons above
> "Caitlyn is a god early game but useless late game" - Have you seen a six item caitlyn? FR?
> "Vayne is weak af early, but unbeatable late game" - Vayne's level 6 all in is really strong. Level 3 all in with an engage support is really strong.
> "Irelia takes no skill to play well, fiora is so broken you can't beat her" - Yikes. Have you ever seen a bad Irelia? Fiora's win condition is to win her lane, split push, and have your team take objectives while the enemy team deals with you. A Fiora that is behind is so fking useless cuz she is by default a split pusher not a team fighter.
It's so painful to read sometimes.