Maven artifact output directory

Hi all,
in recent builds you cannot change maven output directory anymore (personally I am only worried about artifact output directory), see:

I am wondering if anyone has an advice how to deal with this? My wrokflow till  now was:

* deploy several artifacts at once to a remote (tomcat) instance
* point output directory (exploded war) of a web artifact I am working on,  directly to remote directory (webapps/artifactdir)

One option would be to change pom.xml and add some profiles, unfortunatelly, I am not allowed to do this. I could of course have a local pom.xml but this is not ideal option.

Any advice appreciated.