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Blizzard removed multiple negative emotes in this week's Patch 9.1.5 build on the PTR. They also added some positive ones instead.

New Emotes

Four new emotes have been added in this week's 9.1.5 build: /wince, /huzzah, /impressed, and /magnificent.

WINCE

  • %s winces sympathetically at %s. That looked like it hurt!
  • %s winces sympathetically at you. That looked like it hurt!
  • You wince sympathetically at %s. That looked like it hurt!
  • %s winces sympathetically.
  • You wince sympathetically.

HUZZAH

  • %s cheers boisterously for %s! Huzzah!
  • %s cheers boisterously for you! Huzzah!
  • You cheer boisterously for %s! Huzzah!
  • %s cheers boisterously! Huzzah!
  • You cheer boisterously! Huzzah!

IMPRESSED

  • %s claps vigorously for %s, clearly impressed.
  • %s claps vigorously for you, clearly impressed.
  • You clap vigorously for %s, clearly impressed.
  • %s claps vigorously, clearly impressed.
  • You clap vigorously, clearly impressed.

MAGNIFICENT

  • %s nods approvingly at %s. Magnificent job!
  • %s nods approvingly at you. Magnificent job!
  • You nod approvingly at %s. Magnificent job!
  • %s nods approvingly. Magnificent job!
  • You nod approvingly. Magnificent job!

Removed Emotes

  • You can no longer /burp rudely in someone's face.
  • It's no longer possible to /cough at someone.
  • You can't look up at players and /drool.
  • The /fart emote has been removed.
  • The /moon emote no longer works.
  • The /rear emote does not work anymore.
  • You can no longer /whistle at other players.
  • You can no longer /smell players.
  • The /kick emote has also been removed.

Changed Emotes

  • %s looks at %s and groans in pain.
  • %s pounces on top of towards %s/you.

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58 minutes ago, Oxygen said:

Burp goes, belch remains. I wonder what the logic is here.

The logic gets weirder the longer this goes on. Alright, /moan was always a bit weird. Alright, yeah, people abused /spit to the ground. Nobody has ever abused /whistle but alright, Blizzard sucks and we all have to feel awkward for their sakes.

But if you can't /fart, why does /rude stay? That literally animates gently offensive gestures. The only reason people use that is to express discontent with people. 

Not terribly impressed with the new emotes, although normally I'd be very excited. 'Tis a rare thing to behold. But we already have /cheer, /clap and /nod along with /congratulate. These ones don't add anything and will be obscure enough few people will find them. 

They added voice acted emotes in... WoD? Legion? And nobody knows about those. Who'll reach for /magnificent? 

/Wince is great though. Spot on. 

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I cant believe they removed /whistle lol What? did some Karen get jealous that players found her in game character hotter then them or something?

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16 minutes ago, Halock said:

But if you can't /fart, why does /rude stay? That literally animates gently offensive gestures. The only reason people use that is to express discontent with people. 

They are overreacting, although decision most likely came from some higher ups. Just how far are they willing to go? Everything can be spammed or abused. They might as well remove all effects related to emotes.

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Wow the Blizzard employees are probably very likeable at parties.....

Can us players still have any kind of fun?.

Next remove toys, like Shado-Pan Geyser Gun, Fruit Basket, snowballs etc

Because those things are rude and disrespectful and might hurt someone's feelings

Maybe Blizzard should just make Wow a single player game so we won't have to hurt each other's feelings anymore

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This removing emotes is virtue signaling in the extreme. I can understand removing places and npc named after real life predators, but these emotes add flavor to the game. 

 

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4 hours ago, Stan said:

The /kick emote has also been removed.

Also new in 9.1.5 -- party and raid leaders can no longer remove anyone from the party.  Everyone must be accepted unconditionally once they join your group.   You are encouraged to collaborate and remind them how /magnificent they are.

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5 hours ago, Arcling said:

They are overreacting, although decision most likely came from some higher ups. Just how far are they willing to go? Everything can be spammed or abused. They might as well remove all effects related to emotes.

Yes, once you start on this panicked madness, it only stops when EVERYTHING is watered down and changed. And the games is still overripe with lots of stuff, that the snowflake minority (and only them) finds offending. 

For over 15 years this game had no problems at all. And now some random picture in some random dungeon must be changed into a fruit basket, so no snowflake looking at it might get traumatized for life and sues Blizzard for some trillions.

"Insert -This is Madness meme- here"

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Blizzard, this is getting stupid.....stop listening to the snowflakes.

Emotes and words do not hurt, they have as much power to hurt, as you give them.

Basically, grow up, grow a thicker skin, then no words or childish emotes will ever hurt you again.

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Ah yes, time to change the VIRTUAL ONLINE GAME into their *filtered* political and "right" agenda because.. idk..
They just felt like it would be a nice thing to do.. to project their *filtered* into game where it should not even be remotely close to reality.. but hey.. can't wait until they change the more "questionable" lore to some bunnies and flowers..

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they really are turning this game into a christian game as much as possible. i guess the 1990's are back again but this time they are taking the moral christians seriously instead of laughing at them calling them nuts.

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8 hours ago, Luname said:

Hey, at least we can still lick people.

SHHHHH....they may read that or someone will get offended and it's gone!

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You know this is lunacy, when they remove a bunch of emotes for I am sure are silly reasons.. But still allow the wholesale slaughter of in game NPC's, and player characters.. Yes I know that this is World of Warcraft, but at the rate this game is going it should be renamed to World of Hugs, Rainbows and Lollipops..

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16 hours ago, Hotulm said:

Just type "/e spit on %t"
I see no changes 🙂

Yes, no changes there. Custom emotes have always made it plain who never understood verb conjugation, and/or who can't think outside their own point of view.

They're also great at showcasing those players who never grasped that custom emotes don't translate to the opposite faction, other than displaying "strange gestures."

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From Wikipedia, emphasis mine:

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"Snowflake" is a 2010s derogatory slang term for a person, implying that he or she has an inflated sense of uniqueness, an unwarranted sense of entitlement, or are overly-emotional, easily offended, and unable to deal with opposing opinions.

This thread is a veritable snowstorm.

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Kotick: "Hey guys, the bad press isn't going away.    Even though we changed some paintings and removed vague references to former employees!"

The one non-*filtered* manager: "Should we actually sit down with the unhappy employees and talk about arbitration and contractor rules and stuff."

Kotick: "Haha, you're funny.    There's got to be some zero budget moves left.     Maybe take out some emotes that could be mildly annoying."

 

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edit: "A R S E" is filtered? Really?
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If, of all words of tongue and pen, the saddest are, "It might have been," More sad are these we daily see:
"It is, but hadn't ought to be."

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