PbP gaming is different from table top. Due to it's slow pace it has many advantages. Those of us that are truly enjoying it are proud of our writing and the stories we will help develop with our character interactions.
Often the rolling of dice is just an extension of that.
If you can put together a decent application and role-play in the IC threads, you have an equal chance getting in.
If you are a Computer RPG player at heart and do not enjoy writing, you might find this is not for you. The 3 weeks of IC action can help you decide if you like it or not.