1.9 has finally been released:
1.9, the first release of the Combat Update, is a major update to Minecraft, which was released on February 29, 2016.
We have created a temporary map, but the 1.8 world will also remain accessible until further notice:Version 1.9 – smp.specialattack.netVersion 1.8 – smp.specialattack.net:25566
We are planning on switching to Sponge
, which will provide us with a new set of challenges and a learning curve, but I'm certain we will be able to overcome those challenges and provide you – our players – with the best Minecrafting experience to date. And we will certainly not stop there.
We are also making some upper-level changes, which means your voice will most likely be heard, and we will be providing the new setup with new plugins and features as they update.