On a clans server, I was traveling across the nether to get to another clan's base, and I kept having to cross or go around lava lakes. Crossing/going around them took painstakingly long, and I started thinking of easier ways to cross them.
I couldn't decide on a recipe for the lava boat, so it would be made of either:
It would greatly help crossing the nether, and would be another way to use either iron blocks of obsidian.
The boat would move slower than normal boats, and if placed in water, would sink to the bottom.
If shot by blazes or ghasts, the boat would take no damage, but you would. If you died in the boat, your items would fall into lava.
The only possible problem I saw with this was getting out of the boat and retrieving it. The only way I saw this being avoided would be by being able to make some sort of dock to block off the lava once you get in it, or just to leave the boat there for later travels.
This would be helpful for long trips across the nether, or even in ravines in the overworld.
Feel free to post your opinion on whether this should be added or not, the idea obviously needs revisions.
The Nether is supposed to be exceedingly hard to travel, not to mention this would be impossible to use without a fire resist potion. Also, why would a boat that sinks in any other liquid float in lava?
why would a boat that sinks in any other liquid float in lava?
Because: well ...If we're getting technical, Lava isn't like every other Liquid, it's allot more denser (which is why it flows so slow), meaning heavier material can float on it (if it was as heat resistant).