regarding to the donation/patron-idea. I have an idea for the patron-option: Maybe patrons get the possibility to vote, what will be implement in one of next updates. So you can give the some different options (e.g.: a)clothes for players, b) more enemys, c)crope and windmill) and the patrons can vote for it.
Alright, so you said player inventory. If I want to dedicate a storage container to contain these modded items I do hope I'm able to do that as well