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I mean in WOW (Pre WOTLK) there was a point to it all, you had loads of wold pvp going on, you could attack the enemy cities and towns, they would attack yours. You had good crafting so going out gathering mats was risky as you were sure to end up in a fight as everyone else was also out gathering. Then there was the dueling outside the capital city and wintergrasp.
But in SWTOR there is nothing at all to do with your nice top of the range gear, you simply do not need it as there is no large scale pvp going on anywhere, even the warzones are only 8 v 8, there is literally no point in having it. You can't attack enemy cities as the guards even at lowbie zones are champion elites with 200k HP. It just seems like a game without purpose.