Artifact names

From what little time I had, overall, I like the changes in the game–though my look at it was cursory. Two questions, though: what does “locking” an item do, under Artifacts? And would it be possible to change those endless series of identically named “Heavy Shield Level 1” and “Necklace Level 1” into user-named selections?

My understanding is that locking an item prevents it from appearing on the salvage screen at the blacksmith, so you don’t accidentally scrap it.

Artifacts are much rarer now, so you won’t have to wade through endless screens of similar artifacts anymore. I salvaged or discarded most of my old artifacts after the update, and just saved a few of my best. Artifacts work a lot differently now, so I prefer using “new” artifacts, as my older ones have too many slots and are imbalanced.

Thanks.

Artifacts are much rarer now, so you won't have to wade through endless screens of similar artifacts anymore. I salvaged or discarded most of my old artifacts after the update, and just saved a few of my best. Artifacts work a lot differently now, so I prefer using "new" artifacts, as my older ones have too many slots and are imbalanced.

Personally, I liked the old artifact system, though I’m willing to live with this one. But I still would like the ability to rename artifacts, and wonder if we can get that option.

I would enjoy it if we could equip our avatar with an artifact and enchant it with perks similar to the character point system.

I’m not sure what crumple is speaking of (but am interested to know more of what you mean!)
However, I’m am thoroughly in love with the thought of being able to name my artifacts. I like to name things, I admit, a bit excessively. However, I also feel that it would add enjoyment for the players in general. Who doesn’t like recalling a story about you and your fearless Blood Queen nether beast slaying swaths of foes with her trusty Broach of the Red Ocean? I know I like those stories… I like them a lot. Haha

Crazy idea.

Nether. Artifacts.