I love the new block, the Magma Block. I gathered a stack of them, hoping to surround my desert temple with them. It'll damage any mobs on it, plus it produces light. It's (in my opinion) more efficient than cacti, because the cacti can't be placed right next to each other and have to grow with water. I wound up getting lost in the nether and had to build a new portal back. On the way back, I did see two villages with no loot and one desert temple with some saddles, a golden apple, five emeralds, and some ingots. The seed is really quite a nice seed, with a desert temple, a village, an ocean monument, and a mushroom biome all relatively close to spawn. Although the mushroom biome is out at sea, it's quite close.
My map, which I filled out a bit, I brought with me into the nether, but when I came back, the map glitched out and now doesn't work. I nevertheless, I shall forge on and craft a new map and continue on exploring. Until next time.