I don't know why no one has told you this yet, but PvP on Whitesands and in Underhalls has been disabled on Fury. A long time ago.
If you want world PvP prior to lvl 20, Rage is the only place you will find this. Unless you leave Tortage at lvl 16, which I wouldn't recommend if this is your first time playing.
Ah this explains everything. I thought I was going mad for sec there. I tried mini games but apparently my gear was so bad I got mostly one-shotted ;P
So my following question is: should I start worrying about specific PVP gear pre 80 or is PVE gear ok for now? Google found articles about this mostly from 2008 which must be out-of-date. Those articles mentioned only gear for level 80.
Just get the best blues out there or roll a char (rogues especially) that can actually be played with shitty gear.
I have greens on my barb while leveling and most of it is 10 level beneath my level and it works like a charm.
I suggest you roll Rage instead, more world pvp equals more fun imo, and then transfer your char to fury which will be more populated as soon as the players understand that Rage is just Fury in new clothes.
as soon you hit 80 its just as geardepedent and the same content or lack there of.