The carousel does start with the first slide but probably it’s too late to notice it unless you scroll down to the carousel area quickly upon page load. Let me see if I can help you on this one. Pls locate the file miscellaneous-shortcodes.php in the
function mo_responsive_carousel_shortcode($atts, $content = null)
and try to insert the line
$output .= 'slideshow: false,'; somewhere in the first paragraph where I construct the attributes of the slider in the initial few lines. Let me know if you have issues. Thanks.