Instead of having a single type of sword in minecraft change it to 3. The typical sword would now be called a broadsword which would have the same abilities and reach as per usual. 2 a new sword called a long sword in which the reach of the weapon is increased by 1 1/2 blocks and the radius is also increased. 3 a new sword called a rapier in which this sword is the fastest in the game and has the same reach as a normal sword and has the ability when enchanted with a new enchant called piercing It can break through shields. When a normal sword is crafted it can be put through an anvil with a lava bucket to randomly create a long sword or rapier. When a sword is selected in the hot bar and its name appears it will say the material then long sword and vise versa. long swords and rapiers can only be made out of, stone, iron, and diamond.
Dye-able enderpearls when 2 enderpearls are dyed the same color and one is kept in the inventory and the other is kept in a item frame when the enderpearl of color is right-clicked it will teleport you to the enderpearl in the item frame. This allows for a type of fast travel that is needed in an infinite world such as minecraft.