what lesson? this games pvp is far from gear dependent with bolster and how quick you can get conq sets.
never known any mmo a new commer can jump into pvp have a very big chance of doing well b4 they get gear.
Looking forward to the space pvp very much cant wait
As I understand it, GW2 has completely horizontal gear progression.
And yes, SWTOR is highly gear dependent. The difference between full augmented obroan gear with stims/grenades and conquerer gear is pretty significant(well over 10%). Now that's not as ridiculous as we had things at launch with something like an 100% gap between people queueing on lowbies and people in battlemaster gear, but its still very significant.