So there's these villagers (called TESTIFICATE?!) inhabiting my villages. Can I interact with them? What happens if I kill them?

  • What does "Post is related to a rapidly changing event" mean? – Joe the Person Sep 23 '11 at 1:01
  • @fireDude67 I would assume it's because the version of Minecraft that the OP is talking about is 1.9 PreRelease. It's basically a beta of a beta, if that makes sense. Even though the villagers don't have a purpose yet, they most likely will in the near future. – Kredns Sep 23 '11 at 5:13
  • Where is the Murder tag when you need it? – Rapida Feb 22 '12 at 5:28

Villagers were introduced in the beta 1.9 pre-release, and, for the most part, act like passive mobs: they'll get up in your grill and walk around without a care in the world. When you kill them, they don't drop anything.

In addition, 1.2 brought a number of changes to mob AI such as villagers:

  • entering houses at night and leave them in the morning
  • breeding to populate all the houses in a village
  • enabling the automatic creation of iron golems that protect them

The first new behavior—entering houses at night and leaving them in the morning—allows you to use villagers as a poor man's daylight detector.

Finally, as of snapshot 12w21a, villagers power Minecraft's economy by trading items with players.

  • The villagers themselves don't really do anything to defend themselves, do they? The iron golems do the work. – John the Green Apr 28 '12 at 0:02
  • @JohntheGreen You are correct: villagers don't defend themselves. Updated answer based on what was finally released (realized my previous comment was a bit unclear as to what I was denying). – user3389 Apr 28 '12 at 0:28

They also pick up food, but different ones like or dislike different kinds of food.

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    Can you elaborate on this? – fredley Jan 14 '12 at 0:05

I have Played Minecraft for a few now, but ever since i started, i spawned a Villager Egg. To me it seems they:

At night, they go in any possible Home Nearby, They are capable of climbing ladders, and walking up stairs They run away from zombies,enderman, and spiders Soon, when a new version comes out, they will be able to breed and have kids, that YOU can name. They mainly eat Cake,but some are different.

  • They run away from only zombies, and do not eat cake. Get your facts right. – user28379 Oct 20 '12 at 19:33

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