Look closer to the Exploration Enhancement Mod
The Exploration Enhancement Mod ( http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=531659576 ) is a really great mod that adds tons of stuff. For me it lately became a reason to play the game. It brings immersion and new ways to interact with the world and other players. Moreover with the latest updates bringing optimization it became quite stable on DS, which means it can be implemented in vanila gameplay.