This is just some ideas for minecraft updates, I wish some of these would be in minecraft tho.
they are boat/minecart/pig/cart/chariot
On a crafting table take two boats and put them next to each other, and it makes a canoe.
to use proply make oar which is an upsidedown spade on the crafting table, or just use a shovel the better the shovel the faster the canoe will go, also can hold other mobs and if online another player
with two boats next to each other on the crafting table, you could make variations such as
UU, makes a coal powered canoe with a faster speed but not so much turing ablity, prehaps smoke too
UU, makes a canoe with a chest not as fast but good turning, great to take your stuff around fast, also can
craft with a ender chest
UU, makes a boat with a dispener, however the dispener is in front therefore when spacebar is pressed
items inside are ejected, best to use are arrows and fire charges, not great in speed and turning but is
more like a mini battleship, would be fun for online PvP
UU makes a canoe with a sail, hardly moves in a river but out in the open water it moves like greased lighting
fast and agile but only in open water, can hold two people
same as canoe crafting if person wants to make a double minecart (can hold two people), can use chest in crafting recipe, and to make it easer for a minecart line, have minecart couplings to hold them together, can connect upto 12, to disconnect right click on the coupling,
to make a train first craft a furnace on top of dispener or vice,verca this makes a fuel injecter, which is 1 blok, now how the fuel injecter works is the fuel space is now the size of a dispener, therefore the fuel space is tripled, it is also more efficent and prehaps have a storage area for smelted items, three spaces only,
to equal this the smelting space is also three, to craft the train simply do the same as the other minecart recipes but with the fuel injecter, and it makes a double minecart with the fuel injecter in front of you.
now the "train" can pull carts for long distances and mabye people too, and it could have a smokestack out the top, this would greatly expand your transport capacity,
Pigs now would be fully controlable and carts and chariots would be avalible.
carts recipe would be a boat in the middle with a wheel either side, and a fence down the middle,
wheel recipe would be stick in the shape of a chest with a plank in the middle
chariot would be a minecart and steel wheels with an iron ingot down the middle
steel wheels (hey catchy phrase) recipes would be iron ingots in the shape of a chest with a iron blok in the middle expensive but should be worth it, use pigs to pull them, to simply hook-up the pigs lead over with wheat and the clip in like a minecart, but you will need two pigs to pull the chariot, the cart can also carry a chest it will be behind you somehow (duh you ride it :P) chariot moves faster than cart, would be great for races, cart great for trading on servers,
IF now if any of these ideas are going to be used in a mod or even better the actual Minecraft (but this is highly unlikely) please tell me on the post and I will do my best to help, i have no idea how to mod but i can texture stuff really well (i think)
please post on what you think and some more ideas on this subject, thanks!