Skip to Content

WoW Insider has the latest on the Mists of Pandaria!

What animated emote should Blizzard add to WoW?

The always creative and adventurous members of my guild (pictured above: Bearchanges and Duellona of Spectacular Death) have identified an appalling hole in the long list of WoW's animated emotes: There is no /freakout!

"So many things in the game just seem to need the addition of an emote where you run around in a circle waving your arms frantically above your head," observes GM Gimmlette. "We see this as a way to blow off steam, get rid of those frustrations that sometimes build up when the game seems to be against you."

The inventors of the /freakout concept envision the animation as reminiscent of the animation that occurs during Hallow's End when the Horseman hits you with fire, only with your arms higher over your head. "We'd use it in LFRs where someone starts yelling at the rest of the raid members for being terrible," Gimmlette says. "Or instead of screaming at the other members of the LFR, have a /freakout and let off that frustration. Get asked for gold in a CRZ city? Have a /freakout. Accidentally wipe a 5-man, /freakout time. Can't find a quest giver? /Freakout. Frustrated over the lack of drops while doing a quest? Have a /freakout."

(Gimmlette goes on to detail one further example in which all members of a 10-man raid /freakout at once during one particular mechanic. "We might die, but it would be a truly spectacular death," she says. You can see where this guild gets its name.)

I have to agree that /freakout would provide some much-needed comic relief at certain moments during the game -- and there are probably quite a few other animations that could go a long way toward smoothing interpersonal relations and upping the fun factor. What animated emote would you recommend adding to the game? Tell us what the command would be and what the animation would look like. When would you use it most?

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion

WoW Insider Show 

Subscribe via  iTunes for our latest show.

Hot Topics


 

Upcoming Events

Event Date
WoW's 10th Anniversary 11/21 - 1/5
Pilgrim's Bounty 11/24 - 12/1
Darkmoon Faire 12/7 - 12/14
Feast of Winter Veil 12/16 - 1/2

Around Azeroth

Around Azeroth

Featured Galleries

It came from the Blog: Occupy Orgrimmar
Midsummer Flamefest 2013
Running of the Orphans 2013
World of Warcraft Tattoos
HearthStone Sample Cards
HearthStone Concept Art
Yaks
It came from the Blog: Lunar Lunacy 2013
Art of Blizzard Gallery Opening

 

Categories