new event ideas
There has to be other sorts of events we can have that don't require large groups of people for an all day event in one spot.
How about something that borrows from shards - but incorporates the drones in some way. Maybe in areas of the globe where things are locked down, drones could be used to shuttle shards to specific portals, and in other areas links between portals would be used.
And as a special part of the event, there'd be some sort of contest before it in which one agent - designated the winner - would be sharded. The entire event might be 'rescue X-agent from the portal network'