OK so I made a hunting lodge world that's always night with Mystcraft and I've managed to work up Tier 5 Enderman, Skellie and Zombie Soul Shards which will be very handy. Somewhere along the line though, the random chance upon zombie spawning gave me a Zombie Villager Soul Shard with 1 kill in it.
Now I can use an anvil with other shards and xp to make a higher level Zombie Villager shard, but is there any use for that? The wikis seem to imply that Zombie Villagers drop the same as Zombies.
One use might be if you didn't have any Villagers/Villages around (I have one that's all disjointed up the steep side of a mountain that was abandoned all but 2 villagers which I have sequestered away in a safe place) but you could use the shard to spawn zombie villagers then cure them, to refresh a villager supply. But that sounds like a lot of work. I can, I suppose, put the two villagers to breeding in a "house o' doors" but I'm still miffed that during the update, the one that was a Bee merchant went generic.
So...Zombie Villager spawner? Useful or frivolous?
(side question, do villagers who produce offspring ever produce a Bee guy?)
I'm also confused about the whole village thing, I've seen it defined as a biome, but can you put villagers in a village that you make and have them accept it? (assuming building codes are followed as detailed in the official MC wiki)