I leveled my main to 90 pretty damn quick. Leveled 2 other guys to 90 pretty damn fast also. For the most part I've seen a lot of people bitching about having to do dailies to get optimal gear and for the most part I just kind of shrugged it off. They always seemed optional to me, and to an extent they still are, but upon getting my other toons to 90, i noticed something. To get into the first 2 raids, you need an item level of 460. This ain't so bad. You can get full 463 gear through heroics so that's not a big issue. But you need to get an item level of 470 to get into the next few raids, and that's where my problem is. How the hell am I supposed to get to IL 470 without doing the dailies? I already got damn near all the best gear I can get from heroics. And I can only raid 6 bosses a week and nothing I can use ever seems to drop for me.
So...my plan was to wait until the double rep patch to do any dailies on my alts, which I'm still dreading. But...if you want to get into these last few raids, how the hell are you spos'ed to do that without the dailies? I just did all 6 bosses I can do on both my alts and not ONE piece of loot dropped for me. Am I really just supposed to do these same bosses over and over again until I have a high enough item level to get in? That could take months! I still need between 5 or 6 item level points to get to 470 on both these toons. The only other half reasonable options I see are getting the conquest pvp gear which i don't pvp on these toons, or pay an extraordinary amount of gold to pick up the leatherworking/blacksmithing pieces that could boost my IL high enough to get me into the last raids. And in a way, I'm one of the lucky ones. I got both of the IL 470 Headless Horseman rings on both of my toons, which actually boosted my IL a few points.
Am I missing something? Is there another option? I had several problems with the Item Level system but this is just too much. They really DO make you do dailies if you want to see the last few raids.