Hey guys!I am the magnificent (and sexy) SkyDragonv8 and I want to talk about 1.8 and my thoughts and feelings.But first, a public message, do not expect a "1.9 Thread" telling you all the features, as I am tired of those. Instead, expect these around what I estimate to be the final month or two of the update.I still do not know what the hell "Jive" is but looking through the update list, the "Jive" people can enjoy a new splash. "It swings, it jives!". I do not know if this is accurate, I am not going to Google it, I am scared of the results.The Difficulty is finally PER WORLD! I have been waiting for this for quite a while. This is great for the test worlds where all you want is Peaceful mode and your other world where you try to survive but then get bored. Locking it is very great too I guess. Meh, who knows.Some Shader stuff and new Achievement. Blah Blah Blah. (Aikar, fix the Achievement bug)Lots and lots of commands! And some NBT stuff most of us will never use, yeah!Spectator, things are getting a bit good I guess. This will allow us to look around the Empire without physically moving! If Aikar codes this correctly (not doubting Aikar's skills), you might be able to switch to spectator, look around the Empire at the amazing residences, and turn back into yourself and not move an inch!Depth Strider allows faster waking underwater. This would be great if clay still generated under water -_-The new beautiful blocks! We have the cracky colorful new block called Prismarine. (I pronounce it Priz-Marine). Go ahead, stare at it for an hour or 5!You will be finding this blocks and it's brothers (to the sides) at the new Ocean Monuments! (WHOOO OCEAN STUFF). Originally called the Ocean Temple until Jeb said it was a Monument, this structure will be found underwater guarded by Guardians! Once inside the guardian infested structure, you will encounter a maze. Somewhere in the maze are sponge rooms, gold blocks, and a fabulous Elder Guardian! I believe these respawn after a while.Back to the Ocean Blocks, the Prismarine's cousins are pretty fashionable! The Dark Prismarine looking pretty tiley and creepy and the Prismarine Bricks looking like dragon scales! (Somebody build a statue of liberty)The sea lantern is now the best lighting block! With it's mesmerizing block texture, it is great for futuristic or modern builds!Customizable worlds too, fun I guess. You can customize pretty much anything with this. Debug world is made primarily for Texture Pack makers or something.F3 looks sexier with an actual background so we are able to see it better. It comes complete with some XYZ axis mouse thing and it gives more information! I personally think this is in my top 10.The Ite brothers have been introduced. Diorite, Andesite, and Granite come with both rough and polished forms! These blocks can be used to craft sexy Stone Slabs and look pretty good! Although the Diorite looks extremely similar to it's counterpart. People have been begging for slabs and stair forms, I only agree with the slab partially. Just think about what it looks like in your head.Coarse dirt now replaces the dirt that never grows grass. The texture is a bit altered, looks great though! This can be used at the unused Empire Park for pathing. Sponges and Slime Blocks. The sponges are now less noisy and back in Minecraft, baby! The Sponge Block soaks up a radius of 5 water and turns into Wet Sponge! Yay? The Slime blocks on the other hand have a cube-in-cube look to them, with polka-dots! You can bounce on them, though they act as soul sand. You can create cars, plans, and stuff to travel the wild looking for a place to settle down in! (Now that I think of it, it is a good idea)Iron Trap doors now. Sheep drop yummy mutton!Bunnies, they come in different breeds and are very useful. These dastardly animals are able to multiply by 3 when spawned in with a spawn egg and hop around! They act as ocelots and are tamable. You cannot breed untamed bunnies! Also, watch out for that killer rabbit of cabbage or something. Bunny related items: Rabbit's Foot, Rabbit Soup, Potion of Leaping, Rabbit Hide, cooked/raw rabbit. These will dig up yer carrots!The Guardians are a pretty unique mob. Similar to the fish, they come with a tail. Leading up the tail you notice that it has nothing else. It is a big bock with an eye that moves! The moving eye is the only moving eye on Minecraft. However, these creatures have spikes that extend outward in inward to protect himself. If you hit him while the spikes are out, you will take damage.The new 3d block resource packs makes it possible to have 3d pickaxes, rails, beds, ladders, and much more!Move servers up and down with 3 nifty buttons! New block IDs!EXP, this is a big thing. Trading gives you EXP (better villager roles). Anvils are cheaper.I really love the EXP changes and enchanting changes. The villagers are better!Enchanting system, this will confuse people. Lapis is needed to enchant. To enchant something, it requires an EXP number, but the EXP that is used ranges from 1-3.The player list is improved! It shows your beautiful face and maybe health.Swamps are Swampier, Villages are Villagier, Caverns are more menacing, Desert temples use clay instead of wool. Oh and a visible world border.Stackable doors, Endstone is now the only finite block (not including dragon egg).Vine + Cobble = Mossy CobbleVine + Stone Brick = Mossy Stone Brick2 Stone Brick Slabs = Circle StoneCooking Stone Brick = Cracked Stone BrickItem frames are now better are turning. Better signs. Better Stone Slab blocks.Clicking a spawner with spawn eggs change what it spawns. Do not look forward to this, as it will be disabled on EMC!Minecraft Wiki is the Source and it's Trivia!This is the longest wait for a major update to Minecraft, since the last version was released on October 25, 2013, 269 days ago.1.3.1 had the previous longest development version, with a release on August 1, 2012, 153 days after the release of 1.2.1.This is also the longest development to a major update in the history of Minecraft, with the first snapshot coming out on January 9, 2014, 193 days ago.The previous longest was also 1.3, with 111 days from the first snapshot to the final release.This update has had the most development snapshots of any major update so far, at 37 snapshots.The update with the most snapshots previous to this was 1.6.1, with 18 snapshots.I typed this at 5 in the morning, it took me 30 minutes. I will add more tomorrow. I mean today.