I saw that 1.8 was released, went to school, came home, and decided to give it a try, since I've heard several times that it's supposed to run better on bad systems.
However, I have a really bad computer for gaming and such. Like, it's the kind of manufactured computer for office work and stuff.
I used to be able to get by, from when I bought it in Alpha to beta 1.7 off of the browser version, where I'd get the message telling me I have bad drivers. I had previously spent hours searching into trying to upgrade the drivers, but long story short, I spent hours into working on it, and all my attempts had failed, fortunately with no damage to my system.
So anyway, after lots of delay due to the site being down, I eventually went on, waited for it to load, and-
So yeah, unless there's by some chance something I'm doing wrong (which may be likely), 1.8 doesn't like computers like mine anymore.
It's not like I can't play forever and I'm like "OGM NOTCH I HAET YOU >:CCCC" or anything. I just have to wait an extended amount of time for my relatively new laptop to come back from being repaired. :S