I knew they'd have to give console users 2+ troops a week to slightly catch up to the PC crowd, so that's why I was super careful with my glory and only splashed it out on super important traitstone packs. Even then, I've still got 6 5 star kingdoms and will have more when this new update arrives while my glory currently sits just under 20,500.
I was just super cautious with what I spent, did a lot planning and it's payed off massively. I do play a lot, however, I can't control what troops I get from keys and that's a massive factor to what team you use obviously.
I'm sorry, but there's no way they'll ever sell glory for real money since it's arguably the most important end game currency and certainly won't sit well with a LOT of people.
Once you get Divion Fields, Pan's Vale, Pridelands, Wild Plains and Whitehelm to 3 stars, you'll get a super decent supply of glory and, providing you've got a decent team, can pvp for added glory, too.
It just takes a bit of dedication, planning and playing to see your efforts pay off in this game. At least in my opinion.