The changes to reputation gains are intended for Patch 5.1, but please do keep in mind that the patch is still in development. If there are any further changes, we'll let you know.
So, maybe that is a month off ?
If we want to access (edit) equipment that will be aided by rep items in the next couple weeks we need to take the slow way with our alts.
I guess that is clear now.
I suppose it may be difficult to implement technically.
It does mean that for a person with two "mains" they're trying to do all this content with before the patch, that the help will only be good for our 3rd and 4th alts maybe....but the items we'll be able to buy that are 489 might not be much and advantage then if new heroics are dropping the same after the patch.