IGN.com: Zana, Master Cartographer Reveal and Developer Walkthrough

IGN has posted two videos: A Forsaken Masters Developer Walkthrough and the Zana, Master Cartographer Teaser Trailer. Check them out here! This news post contains an explanation of how Zana's missions and crafting work!

Unlike other Masters, Zana is not encountered until you reach end-game Maps. When you find her in a Map, she's standing next to her own Map Device and gives you a mission to complete a sub-Map with a specific objective (examples of which are shown in the IGN Zana video). Once you've helped her once, she appears in the Eternal Laboratory for you to talk to.

As a vendor, she sells Maps of various types. She's a great vendor to check periodically for deals on Maps. Like other vendors, at high levels she can sell Unique maps.

Her hideout is themed around the Solaris Temple and due to her high level and relatively difficult reputation curve, it has some of the most impressive decorations to unlock (which can be used in other Hideouts, of course).

Her crafting object is your own personal Map Device. This device lets you run Maps from your hideout with your friends without having to travel to the Eternal Laboratory. Your own hideout is often more convenient because you can put your stash and master vendors nearby.

The Map Device that Zana provides allows you to either run a map with a free bonus to item quantity proportional to her level (from 2% to 8%), which is a strict advantage over using the Eternal Laboratory. You're also able to run a map with an amped up version of one of the previous challenge league mods on it. These vary in price but can be extremely powerful. For example, the version of Nemesis that we're testing currently has an additional rare monster (with Nemesis mod) in every pack. It should be noted that the personal Map Device opens the Map in your hideout with the additional mod, rather than crafting the mod into the Map for later use.

Helping Zana means a lot of additional access to Maps! Her missions involve sub-Maps, her Daily Missions are essentially a free Map and her vendor inventory is well stocked. The bonuses she provides for mappers stack on top of the existing properties of Maps and let you massively increase the risk and reward of Maps that you run.

Check out IGN's introduction video of Zana (and a developer walkthrough) here!
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Last edited by Chris on Aug 18, 2014 5:41:09 PM
Was waiting for IGN to fix the videos, currently enjoying them at the moment.

EDIT: Wow, I suddenly got a different feel from the game during the developer walkthrough and I LOVE IT! and it also looks like me and Vagan is gonna have some fun times. Can't wait GGG!
Exhale the warm air, wipe the mirror to the soul
As I tossed all my "sorry" to the sky.
Last edited by reitaaaxD on Aug 18, 2014 5:50:53 PM
Zana is a beauty.
Sometimes you can take the game out of the garage but you can't take the garage out of the game.
- raics, 06.08.2016

Oh, thanks mom, thanks dad. I'm on a first page.

Chris, y u no give me patchnotes :( 618px-Y-u-no-exploitable
Last edited by nyash on Aug 18, 2014 5:43:10 PM
If I craft an Onslaught map, will it only have the Onslaught mod or will Onslaught only uniques be able to drop?
Completed 8/8 Challenges Ons/Ana
8/8 Challenges Nem/Dom #1 Templar Nem/Dom
6/8 Challenges Invasion/Ambush #1 Templar 2 Week Race
8/8 Challenges Beyond/Rampage & Bloodlines/Torment #1 Templar BL (lvl100)
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Last edited by alfims on Aug 18, 2014 5:43:40 PM
HYPUUUUU
wow. Looking forward to that. HYPE.
Geeeezzzz

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Completed 36 ChallengesreitaaaxD wrote:
Was waiting for IGN to fix the videos, currently enjoying them at the moment.

Yes, it's really hard to watch them, I had to restart a few times each...
English is not my first language.
Last edited by digdigo on Aug 18, 2014 5:43:18 PM
IT HAS COME!!!
1st Page (FAIL)


HYPE
Last edited by Sorando on Aug 18, 2014 5:42:30 PM

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