Okay, having extra clicks and so on is wrong and normally people avoid this if possible. More and more people use click trackers these days and it’s good practice. I don’t mind if an opponent does my clicks for me as it keeps me straight, but it’s both player’s responsibility. I’ll check out the video you mentioned, because now I’m curious!
Theoretically… I can tell you from my community point of view, if people get a reputation for not being able to keep track of their clicks or credits, word gets round and player pay more attention to what their opponent is doing in those games.
There are a lot of advocate for doing the double elimination on a different day than the Swiss rounds. In smaller tournaments or due to other constraints, this isn’t always possible. Personally I don’t mind being Iron Man about it, but I understand the other view. In large tourneys, more breaks aren’t feasible as the length of time for the Swiss runs to 10+ hours on its own.
Agreed, mandatory effects are the responsibility of both players to enforce. Mistakes do happen though and fatigue is definitely a thing. Very few tables have judges watching them.
Introducing good practice can solve a lot of the potential problems. Turn Kate sideways when you’ve used her ability, make sure recurring credits are flipped, use click trackers, etc.
I agree with your sentiment, and I think most players to try to get things right. Balancing all the factors (time pressures, length of game day, etc.) means that sometimes mistakes happen.
Maybe egregious to someone sat at home in the comfort of their own home looking with a critical eye, and not as obvious to two tired guys eight hours into a tournament, hundreds of decisions into a game?