Reverend Uncle Bastard
Thanks, I didn't know if top, bottom, left, and right of board is relative to which side of table you sit on or if it remains fixed. This way it would put some factions at advantage and some at disadvantage vs automa cause automa always defaults towards same corner of board.
In practice there is no real location disadvantage. Reading order is only the final tiebreaker in a long chain of requirements for the automa. It will ultimately head in different directions every game.