Right now, you submit a challenge with ship types, a deployment plan, and a map.
The opponent responds with his own ship types and deployment plan on the same map, but gets an extreme advantage because he can vary his ships and deployments without the challenge ever changing.
I would like to propose the option of uploading variant deployments with a challenge. That is, the ships and map remain constant, but the challenge can be packaged with 2 or 3 (or more?) alternate deployments. When the challenger plays, one of the deployments are chosen randomly.
When you choose your deployment, its not enough to perfectly counter the enemy’s maneuver… you must prepare to counter at least 2 or 3 different maneuvers. I think this will add a little more strategy, competitiveness, and replay value to the game.
Of course, people don’t have to send more than one deployment, but I think it would be cool if the option was there.