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Why can't I use emotes? I'm doing something wrong

SydneyGrey
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I've tried to use emotes, but they don't work for me. Maybe someone can tell me what I'm doing wrong. I opened my inventory because that's the only way I can type in the chat that I know about, and changed it from "say" (or "zone") to "emote." I then typed in the emote like I thought I was supposed to (with the backlash before the word), and nothing happens.
I'm on the PC.
Yes, I tried to find the answer with a search first. Thanks in advance for your answer.
  • Sigtric
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    Emotes look like this:

    /emote

    Just replace emote with sit or lute or whatever you're trying to do. Nothing else to it!

    Doesn't matter what chat channel you're in.
    Edited by Sigtric on June 30, 2017 9:26PM
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  • AcadianPaladin
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    I open my chat box using the enter key. You should not have to open your inventory to use it. As Sigtec said, you don't have to change from whatever chat mode you are in (say, zone, group, guild). Simply type in something like /flute and hit enter.
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  • SydneyGrey
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    Sigtric wrote: »
    Emotes look like this:
    /emote
    Just replace emote with sit or lute or whatever you're trying to do. Nothing else to it!
    Doesn't matter what chat channel you're in.
    That's what I tried, but it doesn't work for me. Thanks anyway. It might have something to do with me opening my inventory to type in chat, so I'll try just hitting enter to open the chat like Acadian suggested.
    Thanks anyway.

  • SydneyGrey
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    Update: I just tried it without opening my inventory first (I used "enter" instead as Acadian suggested), and I was able to get it to work for the first time ever. Thanks so much guys for answering. <3

    Edited by SydneyGrey on July 1, 2017 5:01AM
  • newtinmpls
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    Good! Glad it worked out for you!
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  • SydneyGrey
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    It was definitely the fact that I was opening my inventory first. Now I know. Thanks, peeps
  • Danikat
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    Annoyingly you can't use an emote at the same time as going through menus.

    Which is annoying because in other games I'll often have my character sit down (or sleep) somewhere while I sort stuff out, but in ESO I find a nice spot, sit down, open the inventory and they immediately stand up again.

    I know there are special emotes (digging through a bag, looking at a map etc.) that other people see when you're looking at the menu, but especially when I'm looking through quests and achievements I like the idea of my character just chilling, thinking about what they've done and where they're off to next.
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  • Elsonso
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    SydneyGrey wrote: »
    Update: I just tried it without opening my inventory first (I used "enter" instead as Acadian suggested), and I was able to get it to work for the first time ever. Thanks so much guys for answering. <3

    You don't even need to press Enter to open chat for an emote.

    If the "/" has not be reassigned ("Start Chat Slash" in Controls) then you can just press that and type the emote, or whatever other chat command you need.

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  • AcadianPaladin
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    @SydneyGrey - So glad you got it sorted out! Emotes are fun!

    @lordrichter -Oh, that is a great tip about simply using / to get into the chat window. Thanks for sharing!
    Edited by AcadianPaladin on July 2, 2017 12:41AM
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