What I don't understand is this...
double = 5000 ticks = ~3 months
single = 3500 ticks = ~5 months
why not make both server types the same 4 months long?
With larger amounts of players in worlds and more competition it makes it harder for 1 alliance to come out on top.
Are you on the same server as us?
On all eras all servers all #1 alliances have been able to come out on top very early in the round with practically double the score of 2nd place.
Yes some #1's fall somewhere in the round but not all and not all the time.
Making the rounds last longer will only put the #1 alliances that much further ahead than 2nd place.
In either case I think 4 months is more than enough for a #1 alliance to come out on top. Or is it a fact that a lot of players/alliances request the round to be extended?