[A] Hedgehogs4Me posted Sep 9, 14
Alright guys, I know you've been waiting a long time to be able to connect with 1.8, but I'm afraid you'll have to wait a little longer. For now, you can edit your profile to connect to us via 1.7.10 while maintaining your brave excursions into 1.8, or even make a new profile for each version.
Anyway, here's the scoop on why this is happening:
As you may know, Bukkit is in a legal battle right now, which means it's not downloadable. We do have a Spigot jar from before it was taken down that supports 1.8, but it has serious issues (for example, in 1.8, disguised mobs seem to only appear once you change chunks, and we don't want people to be killed by invisible monsters. Come on, right?).
For this reason, we're going to concentrate on improving the existing 1.7.10-only game features, rather than upgrade to 1.8 for now. If/when Bukkit emerges from this little slump with a new update, we'll work on supporting it as fast as possible, but until then, it just isn't worth having a headache about.
Thanks for your patience, guys, and enjoy the game!