Frozen and remote, Hoth seems an unlikely location as a political hotspot. But it's precisely these factors that make this ice-covered planet a point of contention between the Republic and the Empire. Its remoteness makes it an ideal staging point from which to launch surprise attacks, and its harsh climate makes it more difficult for the enemy to interfere with carefully-laid plans. It's also a prime spot for pirates to hide out, using the wreckage of crashed capital ships as bases of operation and "borrowing" resources from both the Empire and the Republic.
In a turn that left PVE’ers enraged and PVP’ers overjoyed, SWATOR will be bringing PVP Arenas to the Old Republic in update 2.4! To shed some light on the subject, Alex Modny, Assistant Designer for the Combat and PvP team took to the blog to fill us in on some of PVP details.