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Directional Combos and Dialing

Since pawn just released and has as little combos as skarlet, two of his big combos have to be buffered. Like shangs b3 u4 34 where the rest won't come in unless you dual it in. Really annoyed that we don't have control over half the combos in mk11. Why do we have press up/down/left/right during the second move of combos? It's not that it's too difficult, just seems a little over the top "we want to be different."

My question would be, why can't Shangs Deadly Truth be b3 4 3 4 without the up.His "sorcerer sweep" is a good example of a good directional combo "b3 d4" which is fine

Spawns "For Wanda" 1 3 has to be dialed together after f4 to finish the combo. Why not give us the individual control so we could do F4 1, special cancel into whatever? I know you can sneak out a special after f4 1 but only AFTER you dual the full combo and interrupt with a special.

My guess is they had these animations built for specials, but was rushed or unfinished and incorporated into combos, like Sonya's leg sweep.

Yet if you look at Kitana, it seems to be her thing. So why the dials, why the directional arrows for moves?
 
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DDustiNN

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I agree with both points. While they’re not necessarily hard, they are certainly awkward and unnatural to input.
 

ChatterBox

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its so you can't stagger at certain points of the string, you can still special cancel but unlike in mkx and mk9 where some of the strings had like 5 ways to stagger it, in mk11 you have to commit to the whole string or cancel it but not stagger

edit -- I don't like inputting them that way either but it is what it is
 

DragonofDadashov24

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So is Erron’s b2u4222 combo lol. Actually I don’t like the other thing: why did they give Geras, Baraka and Spawn a comand grab with 3 buttons and refused to do the same with Liu and Kano? Like, it is kinda tough to do db4 dbf2 in an instant. NinjaKilla nails it but I can’t do that shit once
 

DDustiNN

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So is Erron’s b2u4222 combo lol. Actually I don’t like the other thing: why did they give Geras, Baraka and Spawn a comand grab with 3 buttons and refused to do the same with Liu and Kano? Like, it is kinda tough to do db4 dbf2 in an instant. NinjaKilla nails it but I can’t do that shit once
Kano’s command grab is dbf though...?