It does depend what you like at the big Empire events.
If you really like the peril of the battles there have been player events with lots of fighting and danger.
If you like the politics, and want to spend hours hashing something out with like minded people - which is difficult with everyone so busy in a field there have been quite a few events with that as a theme.
if you really enjoyed dealing with traumatic injuries in the hospital there has even been an event with 36 hours of casualties.
There have also been several events which would be difficult to phys rep in a field.
Masked balls with everyone in their finest (not best done with mud)
Lecture events and symposia to discuss the latest ideas in magic or medicine.
Plenty of events where you have a time limit and a problem to solve and you can’t get extra help going through the gate or calling more people over, and have to rely on the people with you, which leads to bonds across nations:
- Cursed castles with 24 hr time in, things jumping out at you in the middle of the night and real urgency to fix the problems with what you have with you only.
- Cursed underground tunnels ditto.
- Infestations of new and terrible diseases
- Crimes to solve
Do read the flavour text, check the accommodation / accessibility but if it sounds like something you would enjoy most events can find a reason why your character might be there and would be delighted to have you.