Artifact Upgrades - Imperian Online Help

19.10.10 Artifact Upgrades

(see also HELP ARTIFACTS and HELP TRADEINS)

Artifacts may be upgraded, by the owner only, to a higher level artifact -of
the same type- for only the difference in the cost of the artifact. Artifacts
that can be upgraded are only those artifacts which have varying levels of
effectiveness. For example, you can upgrade the Pixie's Boots (level 1
dexterity) to Ethereal Boots (level 3 dexterity) for the different in price
between the two (2000 credits). You cannot upgrade a level 1 longsword to a
level 2 scimitar, even if the price difference would be the same. This upgrade
process allows you to avoid any loss due to the 2/3rds tradein value of all
artifacts.


ASP ON WEAPONS WILL TRANSFER
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If you've purchased the asp ability on a weapon, the asp ability will also be
transferred over to your new, upgraded weapon.


Commands:
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The upgrade process is mostly automatic. If you encounter any problems, please
send a message to Jeremy in Imperian.

ARTIFACT UPGRADE <item> TO <new artifact type> [CONFIRM]

- This will wipe your existing artifact and create a new one of the
  specified type. While the new artifact may have the same number as
  the previous artifact, -it is an entirely new item-. The item will
  not actually upgrade the artifact unless you append the CONFIRM to
  the end of the command. By leaving the CONFIRM off, you can verify
  the proper price for upgrading your artifact.

Examples:
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Janus really wants a Whip of Nemesis' fury. Unfortunately, such a puissant item
is unavailable to him right now, as he only has 400 credits. So, Janus sadly
purchases a Bladed whip for 300 credits, leaving him with 100 credits. But,
hope is on the horizon, for Janus knows that his rich grandmother will be
sending him some money for his birthday. Once grandma's money comes in, Janus
purchases another 1000 credits, leaving him with 1100 credits. Janus then
enters this command in Imperian:

ARTIFACT UPGRADE WHIP123456 TO 45

Whip123456 is the unique identifier of his whip, while 45 is the entry in the
artifact system for the Whip of Nemesis' Fury. After entering that command,
Janus sees:

You are about to trade in artifact #123456 (a bladed whip) to upgrade to 
artifact type #45 (a Whip of Nemesis' Fury) for 1100 credits.
To complete this upgrade, enter: ARTIFACT UPGRADE WHIP123456 TO 45 CONFIRM.

Then, he enters:

ARTIFACT UPGRADE WHIP123456 TO 45 CONFIRM

This command takes his 1100 credits, and gives him a brand new level 3 artifact
whip.