Mercenaries (or mercs and sellswords) are soldiers for hire who fight for money or other recompenses instead of doing it for ideological interests.
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After the defeat of the Horde during the Second War, the goblins realized their mistake and left the faction. They are now a neutral force, making money off every side. Goblin mercenaries could be hired at special laboratories found all over Azeroth.
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Some players also sell their services as mercenaries, asking other people for money before doing something for them like escorting them.
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Notes & trivia
- Commandojacks are similar to lumberjacks, only highly trained in the art of killing trees.
- During the The Burning Crusade beta the human was identified as a mercenary captain.