D'Vorah, Kotal Khan, Shao Khan, Johnny Cage, Kano, Frost, and a few others; you're saying these characters aren't out of reach by Jacqui, Geras, and Erron Black. This is the most ridiculous statement I've ever heard pertaining to this game. I really don't know what to say to someone who thinks any of the listed characters above stand a chance right now. It really comes off as fanboying to be honest.Mortal Kombat 11 is a nod to the old classic 2D MK's. in MK1,2,UMK3 Uppercuts and jump kicks were really strong. What a coincidence, they are strong in MK11 as well. It mostly gets its influence from MK2. In MK2 Uppercuts took away 25% hp, throws did hella damage, and there were sweep and crouching kick frame traps. Which you will find in MK11. Welll uppercuts dont take away 25% unless its a KB, but you get the point. Also there were no real combos in MK2 as in there wasn't txt showing you how many kits your combo did or the damage amount. Also they weren't these insane 25 hit combos with crazy execution. They were fairly simple to do and did hella damage. Which you also see in MK11. While you might see this as casual. If you have been a long time MK fan you will notice how similar this game is to MK2. Which is regarded by many to be the best MK in the series, only being rivaled by UMK3.
I personally love how MK11 has taken that old style and mixed it with the new. While it might not be as flashy or fast paced as MKXL, There is more strategy involved. In this game i feel like when you lose you're truly losing to the other player. Rather than just some stuff thats insanely hard to react to. Even as strong as Geras/Jacqui, and Erron Black are right now, they aren't completely out of reach by the rest of the roster.
Most of the people here probably didn't start with MK3 either. I noticed a lot of them started with the series with MK9. MK11 enforces the stereotype that MK is the most casual fighting game, and the people that play it don't play other fighters.
MKX almost had it right. The bad players had their characters, the hypocrites had grandmaster Sub Zero (people who hated fighting), and the good players had reptile, Swarm Queen D'Vorah, etc.
You and others claim that MK11 isn't "as flashy". What exactly do you all mean? I've yet to play a ranked set where somebody doesn't attempt a fatal blow, forcing me to sit through an animation I've seen literally hundreds of times. The fatalities are longer than ever, and people still don't understand that it wastes so much time during sets. Just get on with the matches. Hearts aren't a good enough excuse. There's an endless Klassic Tower to farm hearts. Set it to Easy and you're good to go.
Serious changes need to happen, and there's nothing traditional or great about a randomized, monetized Krypt.