I dunno, I mean I know it's RNG....but starting sometime last week I started getting significantly worse shard drops. Not just one day, but now going on a solid week with dozens of multi-sims.
I typically sim a cantina node in sets of 5 and get 1-3 shards. This has been pretty reliable for months now. However, the past week I am consistently getting 0-1 shards. I even had an 0-15 which in MONTHS of simming never had....occassionally had some 2 or 3 out of 15.
Is it possible that there was a stealth change to drop rates?