The website is now online again. We changed the basic structure and improved the code, especially in terms of responsive webdesign. The forum will follow soon. Keep in mind there are still alot of things to do but i thought better make the website public again as fast as possible.
I understand your worries but keep in mind its optional to upgrade your items to the highest possible level if you dont want to take this risk just dont do it since it grants just a small stat bonus. This way a +9 item becomes much more valueable than it is now. In Addition to that we had the idea to add a special item which prevents the item from being destroyed while upgrading. And as Jalau said a higher smithlevel reduces the chance of destruction aswell. Thanks for your thoughts regarding this topic we will discuss this.