They would be rare, I mean really really rare mobs that could be evil or nice.
Evil ones would be total jerks, and would try to push you into lava, scare you, or even throw whole blocks at you if you attack them. They would also be able to go transparent when they want to, so you could be mining and it would pop up in your face, or watch you from a dark shaft to scare you. They could also take control of objects, like if you mine a diamond ore, they could take the diamond and start flying away with it and you would have to chase them down.
Nice ones could lead you to deposits of ore, and if they're close enough and you're falling, they could try to save you by catching you and putting you down on the ground. They could fight monsters for you too probably by throwing objects at them, like torches or ore.
We all know wood is plentiful, but how about the option to make iron rods? It would be the same design as sticks, but iron ingots instead of planks. It would create 8 iron rods, which could be used in tools and crafting recipes and wouldn't differ from sticks aside from beind unable to be used as fuel and looking like iron.
Iron bars(Probably needs a better name to avoid confusion)
Iron bars would be created with a 2x2 box of iron sticks and you would get 4 iron bars, which would basically be another type of windows, but could be reclaimed upon destruction. They would be useful for people who like to make dungeons and the like.
They could also be added to creative once Notch starts work on it again, if the
/solid command is active, placing a glass block would place the iron ones instead.
Like an admin glass for spawn jails or something.
Iron bars could also let water through, but not players. So you could have drains. Not so useful with the current infdev water, but yeah.
The iron bars one is pretty much a repost an older suggestion of mine, which was favored by a lot of people, and when I linked Notch in IRC he said it was pretty cool. :biggrin.gif: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6683
Right clicking with a sword or any of the tools would have you move it diagonally across your screen, like you're blocking with it. If you're attacked while blocking, there's a certain chance it will asorb the damage, if it does succeed in blocking the attack, the weapon or tool will take the damage instead. The better materials the weapon or tool is made out of, the higher chance of blocking.
Blocking could also have a chance of stunning the enemy for a bit, which would make them have little circling birds over their head or something.
Okay I know wood burns, but this would be a certain block of wood made of a 2x2 or even 3x3 of tree trunk and would burn for like 10-25 minutes or so, so you can make fireplaces, light them, go mining a bit and come back to it still lit. The sprite/model would look like a tent design made of sticks/logs.
I am aware that the firewood are iron bars are probably repeats, but I thought I might as well post them, so there's really no point in crapping up the thread and telling me I'm late.