I know the developer team is currently working on making the environment more dangerous to players so that PvP will not be the only thing you need to worry about. Perhaps this is a bit of a nod to Nether but I think the idea of making nights more dangerous would bring one more dimension to the game. Currently even if you can’t see anything at night, players can wonder freely without being too worried (except for agro’ing the random wolf or falling of a cliff). What if we were to add some sort of monster/ghost that comes out during the night. These can be extremely stealthy and powerful predators that are difficult for a single player to handle. Perhaps they would also have awesome loots.
I think this may promote a bit more team work as people would have to band together if they want to go out hunting at night. This would also make players think twice before wondering into the night.
That’s my two cents, wanted to see what the community thinks. Maybe someone already thought of this.