I have a bad tendency to never use these emotes, but I feel like I need to get into the habit now. Thanks for bringing this up! I am a fan of how small gestures like this help influence a more engaging atmosphere in games.
For the love of everything, DONT.
Also emotes were awesome when I was 12. Now they're everywhere they can be and they're kinda gay. Makes me mad when people use them especially adults.
These aren't so much "Emotes" as they are "Voice Commands" to give players a cue to run, or that you wanna give them something, or quickly say thanks... etc.
I've used the RUN one many times when I'm the strongest person in the party and we've bitten off a lil more than we can chew.
I've used the "Take this" emote to get the attention of people I wish to give something to. Pressing that button before initiating a trade is a quick way to let someone know a trade is incoming, or that what you dropped is fair game to pick up. There are a lot of honorable people in DIII. In Diablo II if you dropped something, it was immediately scooped. In Diablo III if playing with just 1 person, when you drop something -- they are usually hesitant. I imagine the Free For All loot system of Diablo II bred people to quickly pick up drops, but the Private Loot of Diablo III lets people rely on their own judgement instead of reflex.
These are not like "/e dance" emotes. These are shorthand quick messages that are indeed quite helpful when used properly.
It's like trying to play Tribes without VSAF..... It's just a mess unless you are playing ONLY with people in your vent channel.
Adults generally use emotes correctly. Children use them to grief/have fun/think it's funny to spam them.
I don't think it's sad when adults use emotes that are call outs like this. It's like trying to play DoTa, if there was a voice command that pinged the user who used it for missing, it would be 1,000x better.
It doesn't matter when you roll premade 5's, but if you are playing in solo queue, it would make all the difference in the world in terms of coordination.