1 month ago
Funny that you don't use emotes by telling us we don't :p
Anyway, I use them a lot when chatting (but rather the old "character-made" ones, although gamehag may convert them into emojis), and I think that's important because with text alone, you provide less information than when you're talking, and MUCH less information than when the other person sees you (IRL gives more info still than through a webcam). Anyway, emotes allow to provide some info that text can't. However, when arguing, or otherwise being serious, it's usually quite hard to add emotes, since they are (or at least that's how I feel about it) more for casual chatting x) I mean, even angry emotes, I'm not gonna use them if I'm actually angry, but rather to show (for example ?) that I "dislike" something you did (for instance, we're playing and you did something stupid), but using the emote in the end to actually make it feel paradoxically not aggressive (or at least not too aggressive. May depend on the exact situation) :)
Also, before I add an emote, I need to to feel it's sincere. So if it's not, like because I'm in a bad mood, I won't (I may force myslef a bit for some particular cases, but that's all).