PAX is coming up, and Mojang is going to be previewing 1.8 there, then using the feedback they get to fix it before they release it.
I am one of the lucky few (12 total) who got picked to volunteer at their booth at PAX. Specifically, I will be there ALL of Saturday helping out. This means I will get a lot of exposure to 1.8. As a service to the community, I will be gathering as much info as I can, and writing up a preview-review on my blog that I created just for this.
If you have questions you need answered (not by Notch, not gonna bother him all day) post them here or on the blog post (preferably there, easier for me to manage) and I will try and get as much info as I can.
I want specific questions, not just "Tell us all the new crafting recipes." More along the lines of "What do Endermen drop when you kill them?"
If you are gonna be there, come stop by and say hi!
Edit: I'll also be live tweeting pics (and streaming videos) of the booth, the people, and 1.8 (and the rest of PAX as well) you can follow me on Twitter if you care @Protato_
Edit: The current list is on the blog. Too many input sources to keep it updated here as well.
Do you know what they are doing in seattle this early? Setting up for Pax?
I'm sure not everyone is doing actual work, but I know MinecraftChick is in charge of much of it, so she is prolly doing lots of work. Notch and Jeb prolly don't have much to do but relax and wait. Not sure about the others.
Well if you're going to be asking questions then be sure to ask at least one for me:
When will sponges work again?
When will you add fish textures to the game?
Whats the deal with baby animals?
1: I doubt sponges will be back. They made sense back when water physics was different, but they don't seem needed anymore gameplay wise. Agreed that is annoying when you want to empty out part of the ocean, but it is possible.
2: Do you mean like fish swimming in water? I'll look for them for you.