As our first step towards updating MCC to 1.8 we have completely reset Survival Plots with a brand new spawn, plot plugin and much more. As we update to 1.8 we predict that lots of lag issues shall be fixed on the servers, and so far from what we have seen on Survival Plots the results seem promising.
Prison is the next server which we are updating to 1.8. Currently Prison 2 has already been updated and is online. As I am making this post, Prison 1 is currently converting 870,000 player files to 1.8 which is predicted to take a few hours, so sadly the server will be offline until then.
Along with the Prison update we have had to update to a new Plot plugin since the old plot plugin (PlotMe) is no longer supported in 1.8. We are able to convert ALL your plots over to the new plugin, so do not worry about losing your items HOWEVER as a result of converting the plots, you may find that your plot ID's have been mixed up for donators. By this I mean your /plot home may now be your /plot home:2.