Absolutely great points. Contrast to popular opinions of AR games, I don’t believe that the team is trying to force anybody to go outside. They did implement a drone feature for those who want to play the game from the comfort of their own homes. This drone feature will carry through to the full version as well, and it looks like players will be able to do more than harvest with them.
Like @RaNar mentioned, I feel that players should have to be present for some features, but not all. For instance, PvP battles should be done in-person. There’s no getting around that. However, to defend a POI that has an enemy drone harvesting it, then I think that a Drone-vs-Drone battle would be another great feature in the game!
This way, all players can specialize in something that they enjoy. It can be anything from being the best fighter, best supporter, best defender, best drone operator, best equipment specialist, etc. There’s a lot of potential for this game and the developers are doing a great job “fitting a lot into a little.”