1.8 is out! We were expecting to have to wait several weeks for an update but Spigot pushed a build that allows 1.8 clients to connect. Unfortunately this is not a full feature build so any of the new features will not be available until a full 1.8 release is out. This update to Spigot allows for both 1.7.10 and 1.8 clients to connect. We will let you know when the full 1.8 release is out.
In other news, the Pixelmon server is still being built and hopefully will be open in a few weeks, before the end of the month. If you want to see the website to check the progress or let me know how it looks so far, it's http://finding-pixelmon.enjin.com/.
Also, I'm very sorry the Skyblock server hasn't been open already; we will try to get the server open as soon as possible to begin the beta test on faction Skyblocks.
-BubblezwithaZ or bubly7