10/11/2012 09:44 AMIt's not really long, though. In terms of hours committed per faction, it's pretty short. 14 or so days worth of dailies is what most people are seeing, which is probably something like 12 hrs per faction.
Posted by Mescyn
Golden Lotus gives 110 rep for most quest turn ins, and 220 for your last daily of the day's chain. Klaxxi gives 143 rep per turn in. Both of those numbers include the guild perk. All factions prior to Pandaria gave 250 rep per turn in for quests, including daily quests, with end of chain quests sometimes rewarding you with 350 rep and "go talk to X guy" quests giving about 60 rep.
By design these reputations are giving you far less rep than normal in an effort to make you grind longer to obtain the rewards they offer. To make you grind twice as long to even be able to spend VP at their vendors.
Golden Lotus not only gives you less that half the reputation past factions gave they also gate two other factions which require you to be at revered with them to spend your VP with them.
This is a really, really long grind dragged out for grind's sake just to have access to VP vendors, never mind mounts, pets and recipes.
This is a nightmare for people who do not enjoy taking out the garbage, making their beds, sorting the recyclables and killing the high shaman in order to spend the currency they are getting from other activities they actually enjoy.
Edit: and both developers and defenders of this system says that this is acceptable and totally not an effort to drag out reputation grinds because they are not mandatory. AT THE SAME TIME we have been told we're getting some kind of weird convoluted changes to reputation grinds where mains will get double the rep gains once they hit revered. That change would not be needed if they had not made the choice to make factions like the Golden Lotus only give 110 rep per quest turn in. By the way, 220 is still less than the 250 other factions happily give you all the way from neutral to exalted.