I'm curious if there has been any thought about letting players add items to their ship/personal replicators.
This would be a fun addition to allow players to add found food items or other things to our replicator's menu. I wouldn't even be upset if it consumed the item since it would then be available for purchase.
Of course I would expect this couldn't be available for big things like ship parts, weapons, etc. as that would kill the game economy.
aye my thoughts exactly, you should be able to train your replicator to generate different types of food and so on, perhaps limiting the number of rare ones should you allow rare foodstuff's, but yes its a logical step, then you can generate your own favourite consumables.