What about scarce normal 5m dungeon at level 85?
BTW, ZA is the same friggin instance with different last boss. And he has same abilities as zul'jin...
Why no normal mode for ZA and ZG awarding ilvl 346?
We thought about different ways to fit in a normal tier of these dungeons, but in the end it just didn't feel right. We wouldn't want to make normal versions of these dungeons award current Heroic level loot, but there aren't really any good places in between to stick a normal dungeon tier.
We feel the best solution for patch 4.1 progression is: level-85 normal dungeons, Heroic dungeons, ZA/ZG Heroics, raids.
ZA and ZG will drop gear for just about every slot as well, but we're really trying to focus on dropping items for slots that have been hard to fill in the current Heroics.
Please don't be surprised when people start coming back to the forums to complain about heroics. The biggest complaint about the dungeon process of this expansion has been the lack of 85 normal modes. And now you're releasing even more heroic modes without having a normal mode in return.
You have always released new 5 man content with normal modes. You did it with the SWP patch, the TOC patch, and the ICC patch. This is the first time you are releasing new 5 mans without a heroic and normal mode, since you have been doing 2 versions.
When the masses who are not on the PTR try these new heroics, they are going to quickly learn that Blizzard has let them down once again in this expansion. When people do start coming back to these forums with their complaints, do me a favor and don't reuse your tired phrase of "You can go do normals". This patch, and pretty much this entire expansion, has failed the crowd who would rather do normal versions over heroic versions.