So I decided to pick this one back up again and play it in "I'm a masochist" mode with the -10 HP helm. Still kept the inventory on because still a wuss.
I found a few new secrets, including the prismarine blade and whatever that shield is that gives +4 HP and 6 armor. I recalled some traps, found some new ones, and called some of them...while still being killed by them because everything that explodes must be total overkill. I also figured out that dang under-lava sphere, which basically requires you to drop off of a platform, block yourself in, and then spend ages breaking obsidian to break the ghast spawner. I didn't use peaceful that time, though, so there was that.
The map seems...less gray than I remember. There's...black concrete powder now. Was that there before? I can't remember. Seems the final area is a lot darker now because of that, though my initial review did say that it wasn't as grey, so I have no idea.
My one issue that I had that I have no idea what was causing was about halfway through the map, whenever I took damage after dying, I'd get the death screen again, despite still having health. This resulted in me dying multiple times because getting off of a death screen while sinking into lava doesn't work well. I have no idea what caused that or even if something in the map was to blame.
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Well, the forums aren't dying, and neither is my map series on Java.