Finally got in to play around on the server this morning. Yay!
Also, latest news from Notch's Twitter:
* Looks like Mojang and Bethesda are actually on their way to court. Sonovabitch. I hope they get a reasonable judge who kicks the whole case out.
* We're getting another 1.9 pre-release later this week.
* Notch is implimenting a tool repair system. Basically you'll combine all the uses left on two 2 tools into one.
* He also says that while there will be animal breeding, he doesn't have baby animals 'yet'.