Are you searching for the Best Cataclysm Private Server? Lets face it.. there are many - both new and old servers which claim themselves of being the Best Cata Server. That makes it incredible hard to really choose what the best option is. Hopefully, this article will help you a little on your search towards a server. Before proceeding, I'd like to point out that project-nightfall.org is a server in progress and will also be explaining why you should consider us - project-nightfall.org.
Currently there are different options. There's hades-wow.com which is a popular choice, but has the pvp realm-type.
Then there's Atlantiss which is another popular choice that is also having the pvp realm-type. As an alternative, with boosted rates, monster-wow.com is a choice as well, which is having the pve Realm-type that is quite rare nowadays. They are however not blizzlike in terms of their leveling rate, and is known for having many bugs. Due to that, I think it's safe to claim that they are not necessarily The Best Cataclysm Server available in 2018 and 2019.
Currently, I would say these are the current "playable" choices out there right now - which is not very much when you think about it - only three servers.
You may have seen the list from Xtremetop100.com called "World of Warcraft top 100 - private servers, free servers" which is providing a big list of servers. Based on the votes it is showing how popular the particular servers are. This means that the top servers you may see on the list usually has a higher amount of population compared to the wow servers you see on the 2nd page.
If you go through the list, there really aren't many cataclysm servers there. Most are based on a lower or higher patch and some are so called funservers. It's however a good idea to go through the server list, in case you are open to alternatives of servers.
The votes reset once a month so it starts on a fresh.
But in case that you really want to stick to the cataclysm servers, you may be occuring situations where you are searching for a server that offers the pve realm type so you avoid being ganked but you also need it to be blizzlike and in that case, there are honestly no choices available - yet(!)
Project-nightfall will be a 4.3.4 pve realm-type based server, which will be running on 1x rates and motivated developers to fix the bugs that appears. We have however not forgotten the pvp and will be promoting it with battlegrounds and more. The only thing we want our players to avoid, is being camped by a high level player who is bored while you are many levels below and don't stand a chance.
It's easy to note that we are cataclysm lovers. We like the stories, we like the play style and the community. At project-nightfall we just really want to offer a server that you can call your "home" and that you enjoy. Due to that, we are working really hard to achieve that. We are searching for interested testers who can help discover bugs throughout the world so that our launch can become as smooth as possible. In case you are interested you can visit our forums or discord here to hear more or/and get in contact with the staff team.
Still... lets not forget the Best Cataclysm Private Server part that you're searching for. You may be wondering what else Project-nightfall has to bring to the table?
Between the very few servers out there, we've felt that there lacks one with an absolutely decent and friendly community. We plan to be just that one! In that case, we aim to be just the Best Cataclysm Server for you :)