Although the ETA is still unknown, 1.8 is coming out pretty soon! I know a lot of you are excited for this because we'll be getting some slight changes that will bring big gameplay differences. The map will also be resetting which is going to help a lot of you out. Below is a list of what I plan on adding to the server in 1.8 and it will be updated whenever needed.
ObsidianDestroyers Plugin- Break obsidian blocks with TnT! Obsidian is still the strongest usable block, but this keeps bases from becoming unraidable. About 6 hits from TnT will break 1 piece of obsidian, so you may want to build up some layers to protect yourselves when making your new base.
PortalGun Plugin- Although this isn't definite, I may add in a portal gun plugin just to mess around with and add some fun in. I'll make sure it can't be used to PvP log or exploit any other glitches if this is added :)
Map reset- At first I wasn't going to do this, but it makes a lot more since now because of the new mobs, blocks, generation, and more. But this will also clean up the map a bit which can help some of you out in getting a good base going without being raided. (Yes inventories will be cleared too as well as enderchests. SkyBlock and Creative will not be reset)
Secondary Spawn- Some staff and I will put together a secondary spawn that you can easily switch to if you have a slower computer that lags in the main spawn. Many people have reported that their FPS drops when entering spawn and they can't do as much as they'd like to do, so this should help a lot!
Donor Rank Changes- The ranks in the shop will be changed to fit to the new EULA updates so there aren't going to be many things left that are that good. Not trying to talk the server down (I hate this change so much to be honest) but it's a rule by Mojang themselves and every server has to apply to it. I'd prefer not to be sued :)
Remember to check back here once every 2 days if you want to see the latest updates on what will be added! If you have any suggestions, then make sure to post them down in the comments! This can be plugins, changes, or whatever you think might be a good idea.
Also, I'd like to mention that until I can get a steady income to pay for the server and the website, the server might be down for a bit because my PayPal is almost empty! By a little bit, I mean a week or two or unfortunately maybe even permanently if my plan doesn't work. (That is a bit extreme though. I do think that I will be able to keep the server up given some time to get some things setup) This post was going to come sooner or later so I thought I might as well put it up sooner to warn everyone.