If a group is buying all aether offers, how long before saturation is reached (ie they no longer have a viable use for new aethers). Purely a rhetorical question, unless someone wants to project offers + omega quests on a timeline to 30+ 5*s.
I recruit, and I’ve seen alliances that require 30+ 5* heroes with full emblems. I considered aethers was the next path following emblem saturation. So, what is the next path sgg will follow once aether saturation is reached. Maybe 2nd limit break (followed by 3rd, etc), but that could impact summoning revenue for chasing the newest heroes if people believe the cost is too high to multiple LB newer and ever replaceable newer heroes while abandoning old projects.
If multiple limit break levels is the path forward, tournaments/raids/wars/etc will be dominated by those that have stockpiled aethers. So, based on what looks to be the most likely path forward (ie 2nd/3rd/etc LB), more aethers will be required to stay competitive.