I'll admit, Minecraft is beginning to bore me. Even with the new update, so what? Anyone with a decent PC and some money can go play a version that runs better(sometimes), has more features, and is more multiplayer based with servers. So what differentiates the console version from the PC? Nothing. There's two ways to make it, well, different. Either it branches off from the PC, which I don't see happening, or it becomes more challenging for both versions. And that's why I want a water meter. A water meter would be somewhat like a food bar, except with water. This would force us to always be near a water source or carry water bottles/buckets with us. This would create a more challenging aspect to the game, and I think thats exactly what this game needs. Please reply to this thread with your opinions/other ways to make the game more challenging.
PS: I know this is a brief suggestion, I really just want to start some ideas on how to make this game more challenging.
Some people don't know the difference between "challenging" and "FRUSTRATING". This would be frustrating, and you would have to build ALL of your buildings, farms, etc near water or else you would get thirsty.
If you had some way of drinking water via a bucket or easily being able to craft bottles more easily or cups to drink water out of, maybe this would work, but I don't think it would work if it depletes incredibly fast. At least the infinite water wells or whatever they're called can be used for drinking water if it does get implemented.