Hello everyone, This is a frequently asked question, and there are several reasons why this server is 1.8 only. 1.7 players have an advantage over 1.8 players. We believe everyone should have an equal chance in beating another player. We use a lot of 1.8 blocks, like barrier block. 1.8 blocks are so nice. The best way to make it compatible with 1.8 means 1.7 premium need to login as if they are cracked. That's just a pain to all staff because the login server only allows 1 account per cracked. We have alerted the dev but he hasn't responded. The alternative way to allow 1.7 requires redoing a lot of stuff because it literally means making the 1.8 servers 1.7. This way is less stable, is very buggy, including a LOT of duplication glitches. It also breaks every 1.8 feature. And for all of you that hate 1.9: It is possible to make 1.9 very much like 1.7 in some ways- Like combos and stuff. We will likely have that for the OP PVP and stuff. We will do our best to make 1.9 PVP far better than 1.7 PVP.