I feel as if snow golems should be buffed in some way.
As a "utility" mob, they tend to be somewhat useless in any situation, except rarely when one brings 50+ of them into the nether. Usually they try to pull a fast one on something hostile, but end up getting slaughtered in the process.
However, snow golems are extremely cheap and renewable. Adding even a little bit of value to them could mess with the balance of Minecraft mobs.
After reading the new snapshot notes about the new blocks/biomes, I feel like one could "equip" a snow golem with some kind of weapon, a "packed snowball." Two could be made from 2 Packed ice, 2 Flint, and a snowball.
Yes, I know I used ice in the picture. Packed ice isn't out on Minecraft recipe designer.
The recipe can (should?) be tweaked depending on balance issues.
Snow golems' snowballs now deal x damage.
x being anywhere from half a heart to 1.5 hearts. (Numbers may be changed.)
Packed snowballs count as "weapons" for the snow golem and have 80 uses. (8 skeletons or 10 spiders)
Uses can vary.
I hope you like this suggestion!
This is my first post in the suggestions forum. I've read the guidelines and I hope I'm not messing up any rules! D:
I also am not a fan on the fancy new editor, (BBcode for life) so sorry if the formatting's off
Moved from "small suggestions" thread.