Frank here again,
I’ve been practicing on my TE stick for a couple of weeks now (never even owned a stick before now!) and after what seemed like an eternity of not being able to perform specials consistently I’m finally starting to notice improvements; beating some of my pad using mates. I play Ryu and since my only reliable Ultra set ups at present are lp.srk -> Ultra and ex Tatsu -> Ultra in the corner I’ve been trying to perform the elusive SRK -> FADC -> Ultra combo - which I actually did successfully today for the first time ever:woot:. I’ve been using the shory shortcut of :df::d::df::p: but before I go on to eventually master the combo I’m wondering if it’s best practice as a stick noobie to get in the habit of using the shortcut. At this early stage for me I dont have the discipline to switch between both methods on the fly so I wanna know from the jump whether combos in SF4 are going to be more difficult without the shortcuts or whether it’s worth learning full inputs since I’m guessing they dont work with games such as MvC2?! Admittedly the full shory input with a stick doesn’t feel as intuitive as the above shortcut but that’s when I go for the zig-zag motion. If I click forward, let the stick spring back to neutral and then quickly roll it down and then to down-forward and hit punch this feels a little better.
Any comments/suggestions will be greatly appreciated.