I think it'd be nice to have 1.8 support back on kitpvp. A lot of people prefer playing on 1.8 whether if it's for pvp mod support or the combat system. The original reason for removing 1.8 support was because that was the dominant version hacked clients were built upon, as I've been told by Aws, but I don't think that's relevant anymore as almost all of these hacked clients have now been available for 1.9+ considering how long ago 1.9 was released. If there was a sudden influx of cheaters with the addition of 1.8 support, that'd be more so due to an increased player count and not percentage of hackers themselves. I do think forbidding 1.8 is negatively impacting the player count as I have seen players simply refusing to use 1.9+ because they either hate it, use 1.8 only pvp clients such as OCMC, or have 1.8 mod profiles which modders don't care enough about to update to versions most pvp servers don't use. If cheaters are such a big problem I think a more appropriate solution would be to introduce more active staff to kitpvp or introduce a better anticheat.