Just to recap release date for a moment, Notch said he's releasing 1.8 after PAX and after feedback is taken care of, I personally estimate its release in about 2 more weeks. Its coming right around the corner and I'm growing ever excited for its release, I can't wait to take a swing at all the new stuff coming out.
My first aim would be exploring the nearest Stronghold, clear it out, and make it my new base. Would make a nice defense against the dreaded Endermen. That being said, I want to know what YOU are going to do the first thing 1.8 comes out. Are you going to make a well fortified base with a wide lava moat to keep endermen at bay? Are you going to first see what the NPCs are all about and maybe raze their village to the ground?
I think the first thing i will REALLY do is scream and read the patch notes though. YAY for more farming i can finally be a REAL farmer on servers! Well i better be able to......Im watchin you Notch! :dry.gif: