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Because The End wasn't empty enough.


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I woke up today in a mood to do science. Distracted from my recent findings regarding the secrets of antimatter production, I glanced at the Ender Explosives with intrigue. Setting one off with not so much as a hypothesis as to it's effects, I found myself in The End. While not describing The End as alien would do it an injustice, It was a familiar place to me, as it should be to most others. I then found myself wondering what the explosives would do here. The results of this explosion were more interesting. Rather than doing nothing, or sending me elsewhere, The End ceased to exist.

To elaborate, the explosion shunted me off about 100 meters away, all blocks vanished and all entities were frozen in place, though still animating. Strangely however, the nonexistant blocks seem to still repel, though attempting to stand where they should be does not end flight. Also worth noting, the minimap has become fixated, moving causes the mark to jitter but not move, while the coordinates work as normal.

The results are fully reproducible and nonpermanent. Exiting and reentering the world restores the the end around you, and setting off the explosive puts you back into the nothingness that was once...only slightly less empty.

Images provided for scientific posterity:


Note the emotional distress of the Endermen to my 3rd use of the explosive

2013-01-03_050049_zps76bdcfa1.png silhouette of the vanished land


silhouette and land vanishing as I approach


Crystals and Enderdragon suspended in the nothingness


the natives confused about their sudden loss of land

Note: This is not a bug report. I am not requesting help or a patch, I just felt like sharing the results of my experiment. It does not seem to cause harm to the game and there is no reason or benefit to reproduce it. The devastation this may cause in multiplayer has yet to be researched however, more testing required. My findings shall be reported here.

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This is not a full scientific enquiry. There should be rules about this!

State your hypothesis, method, and results or I'll report you to a moderator for wanton genocide.

No genocide resulted, as you can see they are all just frozen at the bottom of the nothingness that was once their home, possibly out of fear and shock. Exiting and reentering the game restores The End as it was prior to entering the blast radius.

My results have been displayed sufficiently I believe.


1. Place one Ender Explosive in The End (Details concerning acquisition of the explosive and method of travel to The End is irrelevant)

2. Apply red stone signal to ignite the explosive

3. Enter explosion's blast radius

4. Fly to prevent falling into the void below

5. Explore the featureless area

Optional 6. Exit game (preferably near a crystal or above known solid ground) and reenter, this will place you back in The End as normal.


What happens if I blow this up here?

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