Unless Jeb fixes the orb issue for 1.8, can the bukkit staff consider editing them out...or adding it as an option in server.properties. I'm not sure how its coded in, so I'm not sure how to get it out (and how hard it would be). I was able to copy/paste an edited class for the pre-1.8 server jar to get rid of the orbs. It has SOLVED the lag issue. The issue was primarily processor time. My CPU would max out on the thread that the server was on after a time and cause INSANE lag. The more orbs in the world, the worse the lag. So, making the server PVP obviously made this 10x worse. Just a query. I know that we have no idea when 1.8 will come out (tomorrow?) and even still when bukkit will have a build. Just a thought after having to deal with this thing for the evening.