Originally Posted by (O'.')-o
What's the first thing you should do, gear-wise when you ding 85? Build rep right?
Go back and finish up all the quests you missed that give you rep with people you need gear from, get there tabards. Then do normals till you are almost full 333 ilvl gear, then queue heroics.
Unless you are a dps with a guild run, then you can get away with a just high enough gear level to queue heroics, other wise your group will hate you and you will get kicked whenever they can.