I am a very old player here but as a teen I might speak what I saw in every eras. First, players are decreasing every era that I played. Second when it almost 12-20 days I saw some players are not playing BD anymore and sometimes the players are like 100 below.
Third the online players is decreasing I estimated it the last time I saw it was 70+ something and its seems its too low. This is my currently screenshot in BD Global Players chat box!
I hope more updates too come and return the old BD. When there is more players and extreme events that like now even that they are some events they are not playin it. This is only my opinion I hope Battledawn wont fall this year