To stop the misinformation going around, it's time to drop some knowledge ('cause knowledge is power!)!
No, we're still not 1.8 on survival. It's not because we're lazy, and we're not just holding out to be jerks. We're waiting for the very essential plugins to be updated. Spaz has posted about this before, and even explained in depth to those who have asked. We're waiting on developers to update/create plugins we need before we can update to 1.8. We're just guessing around the holidays or slightly after. When we have news, so will you. It's also best to play with a 1.7.10 client since enchanting is quite buggy in the 1.8 client.
We're still on Pixelmon version 3.2.9, and we will not switch to a newer version until we're confident it will be playable, and with fewer issues. We will be checking things out on our test server. Spaz stays up to date on all things, so don't worry. :) We are doing what we can.
And speaking of Pixelmon, I'd like to remind folks that you can't keep players out of a any biome, or area at all. Do not block people or shoo them away. Certain pokemon only spawn in certain biomes and everyone should have access.
The Halloween build contest on Survival is still going, and will end on Halloween 10/31 @ 11:59pm EST. Head to the contest warps on Survival and click on Halloween4.0 to get started! More info here.
Mod applications are not open. We will announce when they are.
And now I return you to your regular scheduled play time. Be good nuggets!
<3 <3 Kai