Does it require running as root


I’m trying to run Dev.6 on Ubuntu 18.10. I had quite a bit of problems but after following How do you install Aether on Ubuntu? and doing sudo snap refresh core --beta the installation seemed to have worked.

However now when I do snap run aether or run /snap/bin/aether nothing happens. When I did strace /snap/bin/aether I see that it prints need to run as root or suid. Is it true? If so why is this required?