For the enhanced attributes, do they modify the karma cost for increasing the physical attributes? (thus if you have strength 3 and have +2 for physical attributes: strength do you then increase with karma as if you had strength 3 or strength 5?)
[RPG] Do adept enhanced physical attribute modify karma cost
The short answer: No. Skills that increase attributes when activated/installed are considered as Augmentation Bonuses whereas that base number of the attribute is considered to be the Natural Rating.
Now, book quotes. (All emphasis mine)
First, let's talk about Augmentation Bonuses.
As outlined about, attributes have a natural rating (and maximum limit), and a maximum augmentation rating. This means that anything that increases your attributes artificially does not count toward your natural attribute level. You also have to note augmentation bonuses:
Now, some examples of where this augmentation is noted.
This tells us that, at least for 'ware, their bonuses don't affect the Rating calculations, just the Augmented amount. While this example isn't an Attribute, they function relatively the same. Furthermore, they go on to explain how it should be noted:
Specifically for Adepts, we have:
For Improved Attribute.