So with both these things said, how can you possibly, in any way, justify anyone spending sigils on seasonal rider gear if it is now equivalent to max common gear? There is absolutely no incentive to waste sigils on seasonal gear unless you plan on never getting Atlas
Plus, with the reduction in scrolls needed for the initial crafting, you can now get twice the number of attempts at getting a better piece for the same scroll cost. And once you have something decent, upgrading it does not cost scrolls.
And finally, one of the quest prizes for new Atlas players is a full set of max common gear in their choice of element. That is the equivalent of the gear I can get on the second page of Oksana’s seasonal line, and I can choose the element I want. Why would I spend 18,800 sigils for something that PG considers a freeebie once I get Atlas?