End Poem

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The "End Poem" is a text-based message written by Julian Gough[1] that appears after the player travels to the End and kills the Ender Dragon. Notch has stated that Gough's short story The iHole convinced him that Gough was the right person to write the End Poem.[2]

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Upon the killing the Ender Dragon, the portal to your spawn point is lit, allowing the player to travel back to the Overworld without dying. Every time the end portal is used, the poem is shown, but it can be skipped by pressing the Esc key.

Contents[edit | edit source]

The poem itself takes the form of a dialog between two unidentified speakers (which, in the original poem that never ended up in the game, Notch and a friend of his voiced a self wrote poem before they hired Julian Gough to write the currant poem.) who are discussing the player's accomplishments, and lasts 9 minutes 28 seconds. After the poem is finished, the credits play. During the poem and the credits, the track credits.ogg plays.

Technical details[edit | edit source]

The text of the End Poem is located in assets/minecraft/texts/end.txt, while the credits are stored in assets/minecraft/texts/credits.txt. They both can be edited with a Resource Pack. The first speaker's dialog uses the formatting code §3 (or dark aqua), and the second speaker's uses §2 (or dark green). The player's name is inserted with PLAYERNAME, and the scrambled text is stored as §f§k§a§b.

Poem[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Ending an endless game: an interview with Julian Gough, author of Minecraft's epic finale Boingboing.net
  2. https://twitter.com/notch/status/222246755603988480