How does inno measure this?

Will they look at progress each week and see if there is a downward slope to a plateau? (Result)

or

Will they monitor stockpiles by measuring #of squads and resources to see what's sustainable (Cause)

Either should work, (with both being obviously better) I'm more just curious about how much data mining they do and how deep it goes.

Obviously I don't expect this level of data to be shared with us, but how great would it be to see :

*"In the first week on EN1 players had 7.2b resources and 2.5m squads. This dropped by 7%&11% after 7 days, and another 6%&9% the following 7 days... After 28 days the numbers started to rise by 0.2% again as expected with an ever-expanding/advancing population indicating we've reached sustainable levels.*

This has also coincided with a 31% drop in total tournament scores across the server, but with a 13% increase in the number of FS reaching the 10th tournament chest"