We are excited about the new update and would love to be one of the first to make the change to 1.9. Many of our players, however, have recently expressed concerns about the changes this update will bring. Well, we heard your concerns. For that reason we are going to open up a special test server this weekend. This will give our players a chance to actually see how these changes will impact their game play on our network. Even if you don’t love the update, once you’ve played on it you will have a better idea of things that might need to be tweaked. We think though that once you see the changes you will actually want to update to 1.9. Of course if our players still don’t want 1.9, even after giving it a fair chance, we will stick with 1.8, for now. At this time there is no pressing need to update so we can put it off for a little while. We think there is a lot of value in being one of the first to update to 1.9 but our loyal players are even more important to us. We appreciate your continued support and all the effort you put into letting us know how you feel.