Good news everyone, I was on 499 ilvl this morning and lucked out, I got my legs off Durumu LFR. Also got enough VP to buy the VP ring because it'll be my BiS til Ra'den which I will definitely not be seeing. Up to 504 now and I can upgrade some gear later when I earn the rest of my VP. Unfortunately, Spark and the belt off Jinrohk won't drop for me Neither will the chest token off DA or Primo ring. Will plough on.
Also, my OT on Horridon was not great and I tanked a few adds whilst taking the boss full time. Did 165k dps without any trouble, got a 970k SHOTR crit Looking at how my vengeance would increase in a "real raid" (ooo, controversial) I can't wait to see high numbers. Although I'd do that sorta thing on all the bosses I guess... But that 504 ilvl means I can finally join pugs that put that as an arbitrary boundary. So stupid but hey, needs must, and I didn't sacrifice anything to get it.