I have so far swapped to experimenting on last hour before the cycle ticks on and then back to what I wish to actually research.
Do I actually need to do this micro to reap the extra buff I gain from level X experimenting or would I gain the experimenting buff anyways? Have I just diverted one tick of research from my main focus?
More importantly, if it is not automatical, why it is so? It cannot be because people who micro would prosper and those who don’t wouldn’t.