As a player who has spent the majority of my last couple of years in Sapphire (all levels) and very recently joined a D2 team (3 months) I wanted to offer a compromise to the double glory conversation.
I have defended
access castles ad nauseum and defended non-access castles due to bubbles. Neither is fun.
I am also a player who has just recently been able to complete mythic gear (once per season) as opposed to folks who complete an entire season in weeks, let alone the entire duration.
I can semi-confidently as a very active yet very average atlas player that the majority of the player-base does not have the opportunity to finish an atlas line (or season) in a shortened time period.
Having said that and also understanding the concerns of folks who either have access castles and/or finish a season super quickly I’d like to propose a compromise.
PG: Would it be feasible to “turn on” double glory only during pvp? This would alleviate many of the concerns listed above as well as appeal to the larger player-base regarding the ability to make tangible progression during a shortened season.