Heroic gear ilvl: 463
Pre-heroic gear ilvl for JP gear obtainable from Klaxxi at Honored rep: 450
Given the above, it's unexpected that the Shadow Pan also stock ilvl 450 gear, requiring Honored rep, but we seem to fall a few hundred short of obtaining Honored rep from leveling/questing.
As far as I can tell, we need to start dailies to gain Revered with Golden Lotus, in order to regain access to Shadow Pan rep gain questing, to achieve Honored rep with the Shadow Pan.
Wondering if this was intended.
(I know it's common practise to use pvp gear to fudge ilvls to meet entry level reqs for heroic queues. It just surprises me that this "legit" pve gear doesn't seem to be obtainable in a time frame that makes it obtainable for heroic dungeon gearing. I - and others - may have missed leveling quests though.)