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3-29-2012 @ 7:07PM
@Boobah'A "loyalty tax"? Seriously? And wondering what the orcs contribute?'Uh, yes. Seriously. What do the orcs contribute to the Horde's economy? The immediate answer is 'nothing.' We know they're so short on food that the military resorts to stealing rice from the trolls and goblins. Their livestock likewise go straight to the military's stomachs. To our knowledge, Orgrimmar produces nothing apart from war materiel.The implementation of a "loyalty tax" of some kind is the most reasonable explanation for the other cities of the Horde apparently being in debt to Orgrimmar, despite major plot points in the past about how the orcs' economy is in the crapper and they can't even produce drinkable water for their own population, importing it from Mulgore.The simplest explanation for all three of the other major Horde cities (remember, it's not one, or two, but all three) somehow owing Orgrimmar money is that Garrosh realized that with the orcish military mired in unending conflict in Ashenvale and elsewhere (rather than the quick, decisive victories he wanted), the only way to fill up a rapidly-depleting war chest was to begin demanding that the other members of the Horde begin propping him up financially, sacrificing the good of their economies for the sake of his own.Essentially, Garrosh Hellscream wants an Orgrimmar bailout.And the rest of the Horde doesn't seem to want to put up.
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