Currently in recent-version Any% Random Seed Glitchless Minecraft Java Edition speedruns, the prevailing strategy for getting ender pearls is to unlock them through villager trading.
I was wondering if trading with villagers in an MC 1.7.2 speedrun for ender eyes would be viable. I am already pretty sure that there is no fast way to farm emeralds to trade with pre-1.8 Villagers for ender eyes (at least fast enough for an RSG speedrun). However, the fact that trading for ender eyes eliminates the necessity to visit the nether is an appealing time-save. Therefore, I just was wondering if the strategy is for sure not viable in a 1.7.2 RSG speedrun.