Just to extract into full sentence...
"highest sum of (yellow) stars"
Are you saying:
First person to CHOOSE a card during a battle is the person with the highest sum of yellow stars in their playing hand.
I previously assumed that it was the challenger who selects first, I stand corrected.
Starting second (as ashigaru ability give you), is considered strategically better.
That's why the higher powered player is selected first.
...writes it down on a piece of paper...
I already suspected something like that. When I'm evoing a bunch of level 2 card I always went second to pick a card.
Huh...really? I thought it is lower leveled player starts first...at least I always had it that way...
Im EVOing all my 5star cards (some are 3, some are 4) But ive had the first play, with 3 star cards and ashigaru at a 4 star... agaisnt players with a total of less than 17!
How does that happen?
Maybe i missed something, in which case i apologise, but I dont get it?