Battledawn is not almost gone.
Certain times of the day there are less players but at the moment it easily gets up to 200+ players in the peak of the day and this is the count of players that are logged at that time. Those that log once a day are only counted for that short time they log on (it resets with the ticks.)
The numbers have steadily increased over the last year even with the massive blackout that lost a tremendous amount back in September. The numbers back in 2016 were as low as 40 at some points in the day and we steadily increased from there due to the updates Alex has introduced.
And the updates haven’t stopped. They are still being worked on.
However the forum is a little quiet, I would advise muting the SM section and you’ll see a few active BD topics.