I've played a few hundred hours of PvP in SWTOR and thought that could be broken at times, but ESO so far takes the cake.
So basically I decided to try ESO out with a friend I used to PvP in SWTOR with and we got to around lv 42 and decided to try out Cyrodiil. We joined the non-vet instance for cyrodiil and in about an hour of joining skirmishes noticed we couldn't do any damage to virtually every one, especially when compared to the damage we'd take. So the question, is there some kind of PvP skill or PvP gear you need to purchase to be on par with everyone?
I tried again today on my lv 31 Stamina Nightblade with a proper build for PvP and simply used my bow from the top of a keep that was being seiged. My heavy attacks would only crit for 1,500 damage and my abilities like poison arrow would only crit for around 950. On the other hand when someone would focus me using the same abilities it would do 3,500-6,000 damage every time despite their level.
I really feel like there's something I'm missing. I know you can buy gear with AP from shops, but can't find any info on whether or not that gear boosts your PvP damage/resistances. It's literally impossible to kill anyone solo. Even if I open on them with the most efficient burst rotations I can find, but whenever I get ganked I die in 3-4 hits literally.