I was thinking that it would be cool how in single player when your building you can have NPC people come up to you and ask to join your city. you can say yes or no,if you say yes you should be asked to build a home for them person. the home should include a bed and a chest. when you build the home you talk to the person and select "set home" which puts you in a "area select mode" where you high light blocks on the ground, when done that is the persons home and will return there every night to sleep.
next you can assign a job to them. the jobs can include Blacksmith, which you can create a workshop with a furnice, workbench and a chest, then you "set work area" and the person will work as a blacksmith by when you bring him ore he will smelt it and make what you tell him to make.
Another job can be Solder, you can seet them as foot solder who has a steel sword and armor, an archer who has a bow and leather armor or a officer who has gold armor and sword. Also you need to have one officer to control the solders, with the oficer you can "set parade ground". the parade ground can be use by talking to the oficer and ordering him to "Asemble army" which will take a day and all workers set as solders will collect in formation at the parade ground. when assembled you can order the oficer to "have army follow me" where they will follow you to where ever you go, or to "Train army" where the solders will start training. Also when you have the army with you you can oder the officer to "attack..." which will bring up a cross hair and you aim at something and click and the army will attack it. Also if you are attacked while the army is with you they protect you.
Another job is wood worker, he has an axe and goes around collecting wood and planting trees in the place of the one he cut down. his workarea should have a chest and a workbench. he can also make any wood product you want.
Also there can be bandits that you can attack with your army and that can attack you so it would be important to have a strong army.
There can be alot more jobs but i thought that this would make single player more fun because right now its no fun being alone in the single player world.
Also it doesnt have to be just NPC men, you can have NPC families come to you. and the NPC men and women can create NPC childeren that will grow up to work for you.
Also the NPC women can begiven the job "Farmer" where you "set work area" as a farm area and a chest where they will go around collecting the fully grown food and planting seeds when they collect it and put what they collect in the chest.
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Erm...Slavery in minecraft? Bad? Teaching small children to force others to work for you is probably not the best thing Notch could do for minecraft's popularity... Agree? if so please bump my reputation :biggrin.gif: