You do have a point there... in a way that Slitherine could use for the sequel (I guess implementing it into PC now is out of the question): You have to play the attacker side first before being able to play the defender.Gwaylare wrote: We do have mirror games here, so there is no start player. Once the challenge is accepted both players have a turn as the attacker.
For me it is a question of honour to play the turns in sequel. To play the first turn as defender first and then the first turn as an attacker second, I would consider as dishonourable and it obvious, because you release the sequel of turns your opponent.
I always just answer the games in the list - top one first, since I played the first turn. As I see it (correct me if I'm mistaken), the game lists them with the one first answered at the top... and that's the one I click then, simply because I don't see what side it is.
There's also room for improvement by the way - showing round & side in the challenge list at least.
A code of honour is a nice luxury I personally respect and treat myself to. Unfortunately when it comes to sport or any competitve spirit honour as a common basis does you no favours... It only lasts as long as everybody respects it; after that there's only frustration. "This is war" in some sense. So if there is a better way to even out chances just for fairness' sake, I would at least consider it... I direct this comment more to the future of this game than this tournament, because it's just a minor thing. At least I learned by now that there are far worse things that can happen than your opponent seeing your start.