You buy your first farm:
1 click / hour generates 50 000 farm money (considering you have planted all crops)
Gg there goes your server's economy.
WRONG. WRONG. WRONG.
You buy the farm, and that's the easy part. Next is all the work to get it upgraded. Most people won't grind on a farm, so when some do, it's fine - they get payout in proportion to their work. In all my time spent at Tobacco Farm, i rarely saw any bots, and the ones i did see were highly inefficient. But so what? Even if they do well, let them - those players chose how to spend their time, and it takes a while, so they get payout.
I don't think you will understand. Debating topics like this will go on until finally some day communism is defeated and wiped off the face of the worldmap. Then when people start thinking right, "work for reward" and "reward in proportion to work" will make sense to all, and not just to some of us.
So fine, go ahead and discard yet another awesome feature based on some lunacy like an "economic imbalance" lol good golly it's so stupid - it's like we're in the movie Idiocracy. I would say only discard it if you replace it with tons more explorable content, but i know you wont relate the two, so never mind.
Farms have been working just fine, as intended, with a few bugs. People who use them, appreciate the feature. The rest are jealous (or don't care). Sorry if you think auto-clickers ruin anything, but they just don't. Nor are they related in any way to Farms, yet somehow some of you have the two tied together in your heads.
You know, in USA for years people are trying to ban guns. Their stupid argument is guns kill people. They are wrong. The problem lies elsewhere, in the minds and hearts of the people who want to kill people. When you weed a garden, you don't tear off the tops and call it done. You gotta go for the root [cause]. Change the minds and hearts of the people, and you solve the problem. Get rid of guns, and you solve nothing.
Same here. Farms are fine - an excellent enhancement to this game. They are optional, and only as abuseable as all the other features here. So lay off man. Go pick on a crappy feature - this one is good.