Quote from SolEiji
Eiji approves of this. Here's a question... should one's equipment not be disabled while polymorphed? This both prevents issues of "why is the cow holding a pickaxe with its face" as well as acting as a limitation to what the creature would normally be able to do. That is, its an even trade... lose the ability to use items, gain movement modes and stealth.
You could have them make their typical cry with left click, and cancel the potion prematurely with right-click. Then, have fun stalking people as a creeper, hissing, and watching them run for their lives.
How about still having the ability to use items, but they don't show for other people? It shouldn't be an even trade... the potions are not cheap.
Quote from doctorseaweed2
Problem is this would only be useful in Multiplayer.
Not completely; you could use it in singleplayer to avoid being attacked (disguise yourself as a pig to not get attacked by a creeper).
But I would also argue that the whole game is only fun in multiplayer. Many items are only useful in multiplayer, and singleplayer gets boring after a couple of days.