I have an idea for Minecraft that could well suit the most recent updates and snapshots:
I was watching my friend play today (only because i can't get it for myself ) only to find that when he cut down a tree in a swamp biome he got an oak sapling and wood.
I was thinking that maybe they could develop a Swamp Tree, with like Swamp tree saplings, leaf blocks, and planks(Half blocks, stairs, etc) in their own unique colour. Possibly a greenish-brown colour.
And while i'm on the topic of Swamps, you could make it that using bonemeal in Swamp area's will cause mushrooms and grass to pop up instead of grass and flowers. And increase fog on swamped area's to give it a more swampy feel.
Just thinking through posts
EDIT: Posted it properly in the SUGGESTIONS section
I like all these suggestions except the Swamp trees having they're on specific block. I think there is already to many wood block choices. It gets annoying for me when Im making a wooden house and theres like 3 different shades of brown. I really like the fog idea though, and the bone meal! That needs to happen. The fog would make it a lot scarier. Not being able to see creepers coming and stuff.
yeah, but maybe the swamp tree saplings? i played a little when he went, i'm kind of a "neat" guy, i like things looking as natural as possible, but once i cut down a swamp tree i can't get it back. And i think the swamp fog would like you said, give it a bit of a creepier feel. When i see swamps, they're normally dark and scary. Would make gameplay more..interesting
Yeah, I get what you mean. It'd also be cool if there were different generated villages. Like creepier darker wood with vines crawling up the sides of the walls. Different skin for the Villagers too, maybe they could also be hostile. Like the crazy swamp people in movies. Who knows, it would make that Biome much more interesting.
I really like these ideas for the swamp biomes. It would definitely add something to the game. I think it'd be cool if the testificates there could also be a paler skin than their brethren in other villages. Add more to the creep factor