In my early days of playing (admittedly 'early days' was 3-4 weeks ago), before I discovered all the awesome mods, I compiled a list of things I'd like to see in game. Mods took care of most of that list, but of course not all of them, so I'm posting here the few ideas that remain (until I come up with more, of course!) in hopes that someone more skilled in java/texturing than I (my skill=0) might take interest and try one out.
a low-tech 'scuba gear' sort of idea where a leather bladder contains air, to allow for slightly longer (maybe 3-4 bubbles) periods under water.
Useful as fence gates and, as mentioned in the 'title', window shutters.
I know we have beds, but a hammock could give another option for thematic purposes!
I realize there is a Trapdoors mod (I use it, but havn't made any yet) but I wanted to add a few: dirt/grass covered, glass.
I think the name speaks for itself. Wood, stone, iron, heck even gold or diamond if you want to get extravagant. I would of course include methods of opening/closing it, such as through levers or pressure plates, but also redstone. Basically the same as a door.
Iron (or whatever resource) bars that move up and down to open and close.. probably shoot-through-able.
Again, I realize there are lamps out there, and I seem to vaguely recall reading that they might even make it into the main game itself, but I had a different idea for them (that yes, does use a new type of resource). Oil!
Either or both would be an interesting harvestable resource that could be useful in more than just Oil Lamps: how about greek fire, or as an alternate fuel supply? Maybe oil'd up minecarts have a slight speed increase? The potential is.. well, not limitless, but pretty wide. If it were up to me, I'd probably put this at about the same rarity as Redstone... you might not come across it often, but when you do its generally in large clumps. Oilsands could be surface-found in some areas, and of course would have to be processed more than just raw oil.
Addition to Cows/Pigs
Give cows a chance to drop STeak/ribs/rump roast/some sort of meat, and give pigs a chance to drop leather
And of course, some Nether-realm suggestions
Hellhound mobs (based on the wolf from Mo'Creatures), retextured wolf thats kinda fiery.. perhaps leaves fire trail when it walks or somesuch.
Netherrack Elemental that looks like a collection of crumbled netherrack
Soul Ghoul, a soul sand textured undead that slows a target when it hits it
Oil, mentioned above
Rubies (useful as decoration, but perhaps craftable into fire-resistant armor or weapons that can ignite enemies)
Pyrebloom - fiery flower that can be processed for dye or perhaps in large quantities, oil
NetherIce - Found deep in the ground (like obsidian), mined with ruby pick, and useful as an interesting (and fire-resistant) building material. I had thought that it could also be used (like obsidian) to craft a portal to an ice-themed world, but that would be an expansion all by itself!
Alright, hopefully y'all won't be too bored reading this. I think my ideas are decent and reasonable, not really overbalanced. If anyone decides to do one of these, could you post here? That way I can salivate in anticipation :biggrin.gif: