Whats happening on the server right now? There are lots of changes that need to be made in preparation for the 1.8 update. One major things is becoming complaint with Mojangs new EULA, and attempting to fix a few of the not so great things about the server. Heroes, and McMMo. As you all know we have been running McMMo for a while. I require Heroes to implement the features that will allow me to be complaint with Mojangs new EULA and still allow current donors to keep their existing perks. I was planning on running both heroes and McMMo, but they conflict with each other and create performance issues. So we have to choose one over the other. Heroes offers much of the same things that McMMo offers, but much more customizable. For now, I only have a basic setup, enough to allow me to test the things I need to test in order to move towards the 1.8 update. Currently I am just testing server performance with heroes installed, and the speed at which players level up with the current exp setup. Many of the skills available from heroes I do not have enabled, and will slowly enable them as the test goes on. Once heroes is all set up it will allow players to level up, gain skills that also gain in power as you level, increase power with weapons and items thru leveling, permissions, perks, rank upgrades and more. The Economy. I am not going to be making immediate changes to the economy, but expect to see changes after or just before the 1.8 update. I do not have great details on the changes I will be making, but do expect changes. The current economy does not work and needs massive changes to fix. I already have an idea I am working on, but do not want to get into detail until I have it all figured out. I just want you to know that I am aware of the current state of the economy, and this is something we are working to change for the 1.8 update. Here is an insider tip to prepare for the new economy. Save all your unwanted socket gems if they are slimeballs. New Map? Yes there will be a new map for the 1.8 update. No we are not getting rid of the old map. You will still have full access to all of your stuff. There are going to be new ores, and generated structures so we will have a new map for the update. Minecraft EULA changes and Donation perks. I have lots of changes to make to be compliant with Mojangs new EULA. This includes changes to donor packages, and how perks on the server are obtained. As of August 1st I will only be able to sell cosmetic upgrades, server wide perks, or fund the server thru pure donation for donations sake. Such is the will of Mojang. I will not have to take away perks players have already purchased, so if you see perks you want, make sure you get them before August 1st. Please leave feedback on your Heroes leveling experience so I can fine tune it. Remember also that not all skills are available, and I will be slowly adding them as the test goes on.