Since 1.8 was released there has not been a stable version of a Bukkit server to run Octopia on. I wasn't prepared to use any dodgy mods and builds on the server as all it would result in would be crashes and errors. Now that there is a stable build, we are in the position to upgrade to a 1.8 server build and to make 1.8 items available to use on the server. We have a few options on how to proceed here. We start on a fresh new 1.8 world. We upgrade to 1.8 but do not have a new world. We upgrade to 1.8, we do not reset the main world. But we will add an additional world for 1.8 resource collection, which would get regenerated regularly. After having discussions with some staff and players, the third option seems the most popular and that is what I would ideally like to go ahead with. So I can ascertain what other players think, there is a poll attached to this post and I would be grateful if you could vote on an option.