So i played about 5 games and in every game we let the first player move, attack and have an encounter before letting the next player move.
I only just found out that every player moves first and then encounters should happen. But with already a lot to think about i can see myself and my fellow players forgetting to have an encounter.
So can we continue playing as we previously did or would the game be unbalanced because of it?
It throws off things because you may have someone getting carried away to the Other Worlds in Phase 2 and potentially coming back and getting things a bit tangled. There could be other potential timing conflicts that come up.
You should go in turn order for each Phase. if you are doing it correctly, Player 1 has an encounter, then Player 2, then Player 3 etc. It shouldn't be difficult at all to keep track of who has gone and not skip over everyone. It might mean someone taking on a game-master role (even if they are also playing) to walk through the phases and cal out each player to act. So much is dependent on "following the phases" that you should just play it as designed.