Goblins are a straight copy of the Ferengi.
Goblins are a straight copy of the Ferengi.
Obviously Gallywix is the chosen one that will lead the Horde and Alliance against the Burning Legion and Thrall knows this.
I found it strange as well the first time I did the starting area. I did it again a few days ago. A few things I noticed in the goblin starting area this time around that is still fresh in my mind.
1) It is said early on that your character is after the Trade Prince's job. People love you, you have money and power it seems like. However, you do currently work for the Trade Prince still.
2) He takes you all as slaves on the boat.
2a) Alliance taking Thrall by force, shooting at the in theory "neutral" goblin ship to not have witnesses? -gasp- lol
3) Your first quest is to save people trapped in escape pods. One of them is Gallywix.
4) After you meet Thrall and there is a line up to use the rocket. Gallywix yells something like "screw you all I have a plan to get off this Island and settle in Azshara."
Azshara is viewed IMO as "Horde land". I don't think randomly settling there would go over well. (It isn't official Horde land but ORG is a stone throw away. IMO Thrall wouldn't want someone like Gallywix that close.
5) He forces people to work in mines, etc near the end of the start zone.
6) He tries to kill Thrall, then you and Thrall. When beaten Thrall is all "Hey man, it is cool. Go join the Horde. You do everything we don't do, but the Alliance thinsk we do but it is cool."
I personally think this is the reason why. In a SINGLE player game. YOU, the next line would have taken the position as Trade Prince. As much as goblins love money, your character is a well like, rich, resourceful, hero. BUT, you aren't the only "you" who is well liked hero to the goblin starting area. It is a MMO and thousands of goblins did the same things you did in that starting area. We can't all be the Trade Prince afterall.
They might as well let the fans have input on some of the story since they haven't been doing a bang up job with a lot of the lore.
I find it utterly laughable that people are having ZERO issues with android monks, cyborg dwarves, and shadow-warping gunplay assassins, but they throw absolute FITS if you suggest a timejumping tomboy might be gay or that a walking artillery-platform might self-identify as female.
Apparently, the superintelligent jetpack gorilla from the Moon makes perfect sense, but chrono-displaced lesbians and transgender automatons is just ridiculous!
Also, Thrall used to mete out murder and death all the time in WC3! AND in the Cycle of Hatred novel, why the bloody heck is everyone convinced he's all peace and love all the time? Or that this would even BE one of those times?!
How is THIS a needless kill?
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Alright humbugged you're seriously full of shit.
http://www.wowpedia.org/Quest:Goblin_Escape_PodsOh thank heavens that you survived, <name>! I thought for sure that you'd drowned when I saw you go over the side!
<Sassy's eyes fill up with tears as she hugs you.>
Look at all of these folks you saved!
http://www.wowpedia.org/Chelsea_RustflutterGus Rustflutter says: Chelsea, baby, sit up! I've got it! This is gonna cure you!
Chelsea Rustflutter says: Urgh. Gus, I ain't drinking that, I can smell it from here. Just lemme sleep the food poisoning off, okay?
Gus Rustflutter says: ...food poisoning? Wait, you mean those basilisk steaks? That's all it is?
Chelsea Rustflutter says: Blech! Don't even say it. Of course it was, those were so undercooked...what'd you think poisoned me?
Gus Rustflutter says: Nothing, honey. I'm just glad you're okay...
And those are just two off the top of my head :\
Also, it wasn't even up to the goblins, they'd asked Thrall to help them fight Gallywix but HE's the one who put the trade prince back in charge.
I really don't think Gallywix will be a boss in Siege of Orgrimmar, and if he is he'd be possessed by a Sha or something and have no control over himself. Sure he's a money-grubbing bastard who would sell his own grandmother to a zoo for meat if it meant he'd get a profit, but there's no profit in doing business with the losing side - especially if it's too sha-crazed to know that money is a thing anymore. His standing orders to the goblins indicate he trusts Garrosh about as far as he can throw him in any case.