Continuing the discussion from PROPOSAL - New Building: Alchemy Lab:
This is a great idea that can also work as a non peer-to-peer trading post. Trading between players can create unfair advantages, but trading in items at a post will keep the game calculations in check as every player gets the same advantage for thier efforts. We all have items that other players need, and the “lab” can controle that inventory through trading/alchemy. Maybe the items in inventory each player trades in with the lab can be used by another player to either trade to take as is or trade to alchemy into another item.