Because they consider Pyrewood Village and Mirage Raceways as one realm, and since you can now create 50 chars on one realm, there is no need to offer more transfers as to one realm per cluster.
They offer FCT to every EU realm cluster (both PVP, the PVE) and Hydraxian Waterlords.
I expected the PVE Cluster and the Firemaw Cluster and maybe even Hydraxian Waterlords, Gehennas i didn´t expect to be honest.
They on top offer FCT to the biggest PVE Realm (Cluster) of each (previously available) language.
- Auberdine (French)
- Chromie (Russian)
- Everlook (German)
Mandokir is a bit of a special case because it´s the only spanish realm and this one is a PVP realm.
I actually like this a lot
That´s a shift in their previous approach, to just ignore those player, who prefer to gather on the bigggest realm (cluster) of their language.
It showes that they aknowledge and respect, that some player might prefer to gather on realms dedicated to their native language, and not moving to an EU realm.
It´s something i absolutely did not expect to happen
What is MISSING are the PVP Realms (the Venoxis and Lucifron cluster for german, Sulfuran Cluster for french).
They don´t offer transfers to each language specific option, just the biggest PVE ones.
Celebras is not a PVE realm, and it´s not an EU realm, therefore there is no transfer available.
We all know the WoW community - they can´t make an exception for just one realm
That means, they would have had to choose Celebras instead of HWL, and that wouldn´t have been a good option.
On the one hand HWL is bigger than Celebras (even if we don´t count the HC community on HWL), and on the other hand, it would neglect the fact that Celebras is a german realm.
And i don´t think that´s going to happen.
=> To NOT offer transfers to Cele was imho the most respectful thing they could do with the approach of transfers they chose (and, again: they offer transfers this time AT ALL for language specific communities. Yey!)
We are not many, but stubborn. And happy
But to be honest: i´m not that sad about the fact that we don´t get FCT at the moment.
With the queues and the first rush on the HC realms, it´s likely that we would get transfers of EU player who just picked a random realm.
Even those EU player who are already on Cele (and they are not many) do scare a bit some of our players
“Do we roleplay in english now?? I don´t speak english!!!”
We are slowly, but steadily growing with returnees and german player, but we are still pretty vulnerable.
I´m not sure if we would survive an influx of too many EU player who just picked something at the moment
I prefer to continue to fly under the radar as much as possible, at least for the time being.
We´re, as far as i know, the biggest RP community left (nevertheless) in WoW Classic in EU.
We´re an endangered species and need some protection.
And, i like the fact, that Cele is still - de facto- a german RP realm