Alright guys, I know you've been waiting a long time to be able to connect with 1.8, but I'm afraid you'll have to wait a little longer. For now, you can edit your profile to connect to us via 1.7.10 while maintaining your brave excursions into 1.8, or even make a new profile for each version.
Anyway, here's the scoop on why this is happening:
As you may know, Bukkit is in a legal battle right now, which means it's not downloadable. We do have a Spigot jar from before it was taken down that supports 1.8, but it has serious issues (for example, in 1.8, disguised mobs seem to only appear once you change chunks, and we don't want people to be killed by invisible monsters. Come on, right?).
For this reason, we're going to concentrate on improving the existing 1.7.10-only game features, rather than upgrade to 1.8 for now. If/when Bukkit emerges from this little slump with a new update, we'll work on supporting it as fast as possible, but until then, it just isn't worth having a headache about.
Thanks for your patience, guys, and enjoy the game!
So, uhh, some of you may have noticed that Minecraft 1.8 has come out.
Some of you with good memory may recall that we can't update the server until we get a Bukkit/Spigot update.
Some of you who are clever may have noticed that Spigot already miraculously supports the 1.8 protocol, and are asking why we aren't at least supporting people using the 1.8 client.
Unfortunately, anything packet-based seems to be broken in Spigot 1.7/1.8 compatibility releases because they use slightly different protocols or something. We'll be able to update our plugins manually once we get a full release, but until then, it looks like we might be stuck with this.
We will continue testing, though, and if anyone has the capability and necessary experience to run their own private Spigot servers and would like to contribute to testing, please private message me and ask what they can do to help (you may be eligible for a reward of some Dwarfscraft points).