Recent Changes: Several plugin updates to help support 1.8 clients. This should reduce or eliminate crashes some players were experiencing when trying to connect with 1.8 clients. Several 1.8 blocks are now available for use on the Semi-Vanilla, Creative, and Easy servers. You must now be running a 1.8 client to connect to these servers. (More information below) Several updates to help support name changes - when they are able to be supported (more information below) 1.8 Block Compatibility: Many, if not most, 1.8 blocks are now available on the Semi-Vanilla, Creative, and Easy Survival servers. The following features/blocks are currently NOT available and will not work: 1.8 Enchanting/Anvil mechanics Armor stands Banners Natural spawning of new mobs New potions New potion brewing recipes New structures Slime blocks will not move other blocks In the Creative world, all of the new blocks (other than armor stands) are available in the 1.8 creative inventory, and can be placed just like any other block! In the survival worlds (Semi-Vanilla and Easy Survival), the new blocks that are craftable can be crafted and placed. There's currently no way to find the uncraftable blocks, however. This will possibly be addressed in the future. Note that it IS possible to craft diorite, granite, etc using currently available blocks. For example: http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Diorite?version=e1ea3a8dc134087c8ff1b62a0c96ce59 shows how to craft diorite from cobblestone and nether quartz. Upcoming Name Changes Mojang has announced that they will be enabling name changes "very soon" (https://twitter.com/Dinnerbone/status/521968228781006848) Unfortunately, several of our plugins do not have updates available to support them. For instance, if you changed your name right now, you would be unable to access any of your land claims, locked chests, etc., and would appear basically as a brand new player when you first logged in. This obviously isn't acceptable. Because of this, The Sandlot will not be supporting name changes for the foreseeable future. This will likely not change until Sponge is completed and we have updated. When name changing functionality becomes available on the Mojang website, you can go ahead and change your name there, but your new name will not be reflected when you join The Sandlot. You will continue to be represented as your original name. I understand this may frustrate many of you, but the current state of affairs does not allow us to support name changes at this time.