As other's have stated, BattleDawn is simply a very different monster. Though it's tough on individuals, we also have extremely dedicated and loyal players who have stuck around for close to a decade. But it's hard not to be passionate about a game that often takes over your life
As stated, activity is important. Without being able to commit in some way (being call-able and check in on your own throughout the day) you simply won't get very far. It revolves around being available. It kinda feels like an on-call job. BUT, with it, you often form strong bonds with those you play with as you end up spending a LOT of time with them. Weeks on weeks of chatting with your teammates about strategy and coordination (and of course, when you're all delirious from staying awake too much, you'll chat about weird crap too).
It can be considered pay to win by some, but really, they can be outplayed. But still tough no doubt as they can rebuild quicker even when you defeat them.
Essentially, if you are looking for a map based strategy that you're willing to put a bit of dedication into, it's a fantastic game. You'll make close friends (in fact, I met up with one of our old admins, Simen just last week) and you'll have some fun. Just gotta get that balance.