This thread is to discuss the new artifact shop! A number of us have been working throughout today to enhance and improve the system together, and it will only get better with more involvement.
To begin with: Here is the announcement discussing it.
ANNOUNCE NEWS #2710
Date: 3/3/2017 at 6:08
From: Ianir the Anomaly
To : Everyone
Subj: Artifact shop!
We have, at this time, released two sets of interlinked features for
your perusal. As it will be a couple days until we have a helpfile up, I
will be covering as much as I can in this newspost for now.
First, we have released the ASHOP/ARTISHOP syntax.
ASHOP LIST [SALE] [CATEGORY <category>] [KEYWORD <keyword>] [<text>]
ASHOP <id> [INFO]
ASHOP <id> BUY [AS GIFT FOR <person>] [WITH
ASHOP <id> TRANSFORM <artifact> [CONFIRM]
Within this is every artifact for sale, including credits, dingbats, and
aethergoop. A list of existing categories and keywords exists within the
first two syntaxes. The third syntax, however, is an interesting one. We
allow several filters, including finding artifacts currently on sale
(which we have built into the system now), limiting by category or
keyword, or even doing a search of the artifact names or text. You will
be given ids, which you can purchase using the info syntax (as you would
with goop normally). If you wish to buy an artifact, you can now do it
from anywhere rather than having to hunt down a shop. Finally, we have
the transform syntax, which works like changing an artifact into a goop
variant, and works with the listed 'skins' in the info, and brings us to
our next section.
ASHOP SKIN LIST
ASHOP SKIN <id> [INFO]
ASHOP SKIN <id> RESHAPE (costs 100 goop)
Artifacts are now skinnable. Every goop transformation you buy, as well
as customisation to a skinnable artifact made with the CUSTOMISE syntax,
will be added to your skin list. If you have a skin, you may switch to
it for 100 goop, and you will now always own it. Sadly, we are unable to
make this change retroactively, but it is active for future
Now, you will probably notice many things are randomly categorised into
miscellaneous, and we lack many keywords. Due to time constraints, we
are actually asking for your help in this. If you have a suggestion for
a category or keyword change or addition, we would ask you to suggest
SUGGEST ARTIFACT <KEYWORD|CATEGORY> <artifact#> <keyword>
This will carry your suggestion straight to us, and we will review and
approve as appropriate. We are not opposed to fine-tuning keywords, so
you can suggest specific ones and not just broad ones.
We hope you enjoy this feature and that it helps alleviate some of the
frustration we have all felt in buying artifacts in the past.
Ianir the Anomaly.