12/03/2012 11:16 PMSo can you access the map room after already picking new game+ mode?
Posted by Buhta
No, unfortunately not. Once activated, New Game+ re-rolls the world for your character while advancing it up to the New Game+ stature. You can't un-New Game+ your character, so you're stuck with no access to the Map Room until you've completed the game again.
As a Developer on Runic's Forums said, the difficulty levels are in-place on top of New Game+ to ensure each player has the experience they want.
Playing on Elite, the game is !@#$ing brutal. Seriously tough, all the way through. It only normals out once you get solid gear, levels and skills for your Character.
So, I farmed the Map Room until I had Gear, Sockets and Enchants I felt were incredibly powerful, then activated New Game+. The extra umph I got from farming out Gear for a few days made the transition much smoother, as New Game+ ramps up the difficulty quite a lot. Even on Elite.