I want to fight the Four Kings on NG+ at SL 112 but I'm not willing to replay all these levels again to get to the Abyss. Yes, if folks want to level up and farm shards, let them do it. But all the keys and shortcuts should remain (including Lordvessel and large embers). I don't want to fight all the weak enemies again just to get to the boss. I'm playing Kingdoms of Amalur now instead.