Minecraft Live AKA MineCon returns in a week alongside a brand new mob vote! The livestream will begin on October 15th at noon, 12 EDT time. Mob overview below.
From the official website: Minecraft Live | Minecraft
“Tune in to our epic livestream for the newest news, deep dives, and the reveal of the mob vote winner! This year, you can vote for a new mob on Minecraft.net, in the launcher, or by playing our special carnival map for Bedrock Edition. “
Mob vote – Tuff Golem
- Mini golem textured like a stone statue wearing pants
- Likely inspired by the 2021 mob vote loser Copper Golem (see here MINECON MOB VOTES – A look at Minecraft’s Lost Mobs – Premium Minecraft Blog )
- “A statue with a twist – it comes alive! When the tuff golem awakens, it will walk around, pick up, and hold any item it comes across.”
- Possible pros: fun pet to keep around, portable storage, useful for storage or farming systems
- Possible cons: seems similar in function to the allay
- Minecraft Live 2022: Vote for the Tuff Golem! – YouTube
Mob vote – Rascal
- A hunchback pale-green minion carrying a backpack
- “The rascal lurks in underground mines, waiting to be found. If you spot the same rascal three times, it will reward you with a prize so keep your eyes open!”
- Possible pros: finally a friendly cave mob, possibility of rare/useful-while-mining item drops
- Possible cons: we don’t know how its spawning/loot tables would be balanced
- Minecraft Live 2022: Vote for the Rascal! – YouTube
Mob vote – Sniffer
- A red and green turtle-like or camel-like creature
- Possibly inspired by the 2017 mob vote loser The Great Hunger (see here MINECON MOB VOTES – A look at Minecraft’s Lost Mobs – Premium Minecraft Blog )
- “You can bring back the sniffer if you can find its egg! Hatch new mobs, breed them, and figure out how to make the sniffer thrive once more. There are seeds out there that only the sniffer can find!”
- Possible pros: new flora and fauna in the world, might sniff out mobs/items?
- Possible cons: are we breeding Pokemons in vanilla Minecraft now?
- Minecraft Live 2022: Vote for the Sniffer! – YouTube