"directly" is a bit of a stretch. You collect for each one you personally helped capture.
Exactly; I feel like it could be a bit wonky. Like a large team of griefers solo capturing points to deny others rewards. Or a "leecher" who pops into half or more of the points, kill one thing, and get credit for "help".
The last time I was excited for a season update, I was left disappointed.
Same thing Season 7 and 6. What disappointed me the most was how sloppy each release was, and it took Cryptic the entire time frame of that season to polish things out. And just when things seem to be on track, we get another update that manages to break everything again. And each season update seems to introduce issues that never get resolved, or gets resolved a year or so later.
While I look forward to new updates, I can't say that Cryptic will ever excite me about seasonal updates again until they can figure out a way to do it that doesn't break the entire game or looks like a sloppy half-finished mess.