To actually rely on auto-Advancements to clear a level, you either have to:
(A) Have put a HELL of a lot AP into the auto-conquer, auto-upgrade army upgrades, auto-smelt and maybe whatever is in phase 3 to make this even remotely viable - and if someone has, then 100% let them reap the rewards of actually being able to "auto-pilot" a level and get the benefits. What's the point of having such options if we're just going to make it so the benefit of doing so is reduced?
And this way of playing will even still likely take 10x the duration of normal playing, still having minimally check back in to keep the game running and not exhausting your Idle time. So they're not actually getting any benefit beyond what others are getting short of a semi-automated play experience, while still earning less than someone who plays actively (b/c being Active will clear the level 10x quicker).
(B) Keep coming back frequently to adjust smelting, crafting, army/hospital/mine upgrades, techs, etc. In which case, you're actually playing and being Active, so this isn't a concern.
This discussion has inspired me to post another thread and expand this topic.https://www.warzone.com/Forum/489322-power-farming