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is it just me or is /giveup missing from the page??

I kinda miss having a /curtsy (or /curtsey) emote for the females to used instead of /bow :)

Grouped the emotes into different categories (character emote, information and misc) as believe that is more useful than just a simple alphabetical list. Also, hesitated whether to include details (or better yet links) about commands which have "special" purposes, ie, like /kneel (which is used to trigger various things), comments? --Wolfie 18:21, 20 February 2007 (PST)

I'd say linking to the page on resurrection shrines (under /kneel) is certainly worth doing, new players may not be aware of the benefits that can be obtained from kneeling at shrines... --BramStoker 20:07, 23 February 2007 (EST)

The last revision, by User:Drago brought copyvio text over from GWiki. To keep it from being accessible, we need to take the last revision, make it into a new page at /temp, and delete this whole page. QQ copyvio ftl Pepe talk 21:15, 2 March 2007 (EST)

Yeah, me = noob. I really should have read up on the licensing before I did it. My fault really, but I did write up an emote summary. - Drago 22:50, 2 March 2007 (EST)

Anyone know if there is a command to reset/clear a title we never going to finish? --Bob 22:42, 14 March 2007 (EDT)


  • This command will not work in towns.
    • /health Shows the amount of health and energy
This command actualy work in town --Bob 14:26, 21 March 2007 (EDT)
That was talking about the previous one, /roll. User Blastedt sig.jpgBLASTEDT 21:10, 22 March 2007 (EDT)

International versions[edit]

Is there a reason to include them for an English GWW? -Smurf User Smurf.png 20:36, 6 April 2007 (EDT)

Probably not, but as I was cleaning up the article I noticed that there were a lot of foreign-language emotes listed as English emotes (aide, encourage, incline, ok, pardon, reverence), and I thought rather than just deleting them I should explain their origin. --Mike O'Brien 21:59, 6 April 2007 (EDT)
As they work for you, no matter what language you use, I see no reason not to keep them myself. --Rainith 22:05, 6 April 2007 (EDT)
Then should we also include the Chinese, Japaneses, and Korean versions? -Smurf User Smurf.png 22:29, 6 April 2007 (EDT)
I wouldn't worry about adding them for the simple reason that they can't be typed by your keyboard if your language is set English. 90% of these international ones can (more if you could enter alt+123 type ascii characters into the game, but IIRC you can't do that). --Rainith 00:00, 7 April 2007 (EDT)

Synchronizing[edit]

I think we should add a section to here about how you can synchronize emotes with other people by using an asterisk i.e. /dance * and it will wait a few seconds, then synchronize you with anyone else who typed that same emote within the past few second. I'm not too sure how it actually works or anything, just that it's nice for screenshots, so could anyobdy add this? Morrock 16:42, 15 April 2007 (EDT) Uh... never mind, musta missed that.

This does actually work you know. On the halloween events, when you get these tonics that turn you into a halloween ghost thingy, me and my friends always gather in kamadan and start synchro dancing as these ghosts =) --84.69.43.167 14:03, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

Strange Emote[edit]

User Defx Peaches.jpg can someone explain this? --Defx 19:19, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

Maybe your chat-width is so small that it automatically wraps after a specific number of spaces. Example:
User Name: ke ke                                 Peaches is using Shoes on Heroes Ascent!
poke | talk 21:05, 30 June 2007 (UTC)
Nah there are spaces in it so that shouldnt happen. But thats still cool. --- Ressmonkey (talk) 02:29, 12 December 2007 (UTC)
There is a unique symbol that seems to be a space but it isn't ... remember the stars and geometic symbols ? its one of these, and if you enter enough, the rest is at the next line. the only way to prove this, is the fast language-switch (right ctrl). Mystic Gohan talk User MysticGohan paw sig.png 19:45, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

/balla emote[edit]

you can use /balla emote to /dance its kinda funny my guild mate found that out. --76.29.129.133 01:45, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

The reason you can use /balla is because it is italian for dance as you can find here: Localized commands and emotes#Emotes and any of the things that you find on that page will work ingame --The Great Tomato The Great Tomato 16:59, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

More Emotes?[edit]

I would love a few more emotes... I'm part of a roleplaying group and we use the current ones all the time. We could really use one for /cry. Also for /sleep, where the character lies down, or /fallover where you can trigger a knockdown.

Also, maybe it would be possible to have some emotes where characters interact with other characters? Like maybe one for /hug where you type in a different character's name afterwards (i.e. '/hug Albinorae') and your character will run over to hug the (not always appreciative!) other character.

~ Albinorae 15:11, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

They'd be awesome. Long have I been desperate for a /cry or /sob emote for those times when ":(" just doesn't cut it. — Hyperion // talk 00:25, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

the hug emote would be cool, but it would lead to lots of e-rape lol


Consider this an official request for an /eyeroll emote /eyeroll Charactername rolls his/her eyes. PLEASE... Drkvamp 01:50, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

/away?[edit]

I would love to see this, /away, /offline, /busy, and maybe things like /handstand or /kick
I would definetly like to see the first three though84.66.59.33 16:25, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

You can set "Away" "Offline" and "Do Not Disturb" in the friends window Player Status box. Then when another player messages you, they get the reply that: "<player> may not have heard you, as the player status is set to <current status>". An emote for those would not be effective for a whisper reply as a whisper can come from other zones, or other districts where that player can't see you. If there is a player anoying you in the same zone, you have /AFK which causes your player to sit, and /shoo which would be about the same a get away. LeFick 14:00, 13 October 2007 (UTC)
I think he/she means an emote to change the status in the friends list, so you don't have to open it and click the menu to change status. - anja talk 14:30, 13 October 2007 (UTC)

/petdance /minime[edit]

Here would be a couple of fun ones;

/petdance has you and your pet dance in sync

/minime has your pet wear armor that macthes yours--The preceding unsigned comment was added by User:Xavier Eledhwen .

Now that a complicated one ~ KurdUser Kurd sig.png 20:12, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
That would be cool, but yeah too complicated and a-net probably doesnt really care about emotes very much, unless theyre spammed in towns. --- Ressmonkey (talk) 02:27, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

You Got Served![edit]

(Please note, though, that no emote causes death or NPCs to attack, and any deaths induced by the Mad King do not count towards your death count/Survival title track).

Wait, doesn't using /dance in front of Abaddon kill you and your party (if they all do it)? And does the dance death from Abaddon count? --People of Antioch talk User People of Antioch sig.png 00:18, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

It does "kill" you and your party if every non-NPC does it on the bridge, but I'm not sure if a death is added to your death count. Calor (t) 19:48, 1 February 2008 (UTC)
Want me to test it? Dark Morphon(contribs) 13:37, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
Would be nice, Morphon. It may lead to the disapproval of false information or confirmation of validity. --People of Antioch talk User People of Antioch sig.png 00:14, 17 February 2008 (UTC)
That's why we do things like in politics. Quietly, without telling anyone. The rules of politics. Calor Talk 00:18, 17 February 2008 (UTC)
Tested it, doesn't count to deaths. Dark Morphon(contribs) 08:43, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

/ok[edit]

/ok does the same thing as /agree. Treesbyty 14:07, 24 April 2008 (UTC)


Alive but Dead[edit]

At first I have to mention that I'm running GuildWars on a high-end computer and with a very good internet connection while most of my friends have very slo ones. If the synchronization isn't perfect and the described situation is yours, the following may happen:

  • Type /resign before you zone
  • Hit Enter as soons as you hear sounds (you usually hear before you see)
  • You and your heroes (if taken with you) will begin to die as the second and maybe third fastest player will
  • The typical message shows up explaining that your group has failed
  • The third or forth fastest player arrives - alive.
  • The party leader will not be able to hit the "Return-to-outpost" button as it does not show up.
  • The group is not considered to have failed.
  • All active players may re-resign with no effect
  • The players that are still alive may try to resurrect the dead ones resulting in the resurrected ones' instant death (maybe they are not even considered alive by the game)

I wonder if the still alive players can re-zone (it happened not that often) and if all former members are still in the group. Noctarch 02:38, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Emotes[edit]

Some special things that could be used:


  • /shrink - Make your character shrink to mini size
  • /grow - Make your character grow from mini size to normal size
  • /goto (placenamehere)- Teleport to places without using the map


Some emotes things that could be used:

  • /drink - Make your character mime drinking a drink
  • /animal - Act like a random animal

Fox Cub 15:17, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

Well...whats so weird....is....That one time I did that with a team and something happened and I got solo Teleported to the Place I waz last in....I waz in Shezun. party wipe ceept for one near the exit. I said goto Xiang Skyway...and all of a suddent I'm in it all alone. no other party members or grayed out things. I belive that Goto thing works....70.121.168.43 21:44, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

/ya[edit]

It also does the same thing as /ready. --Xilarth The Wise User Xilarth The Wise SigNew.jpg (Talk) 03:19, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

/talk ?[edit]

Is there an emote to simulate "talking" ? (Like Aidan in Rata Sum for example)--Zoneg 17:58, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

/attention and heroes/henchies[edit]

Does anyone else see a buggy behavior with /attention in an explorable area with heroes and/or henchies? For me, they go to attention, snap out of it, maybe walk around, and then do attention again. it's kind of weird. 72.226.188.13 11:15, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

Dasha Vestibule?[edit]

AFAIK you don't need to /dance to enter it. Sjeng talk 13:30, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

danceing with abbadon?[edit]

im not a wiki master but shouldnt we include the easter egg that happense when dancing with abbadon the great evil head? :P just a suggestion Briar 00:44, 9 February 2009 (UTC)briar

Female ranger /violin[edit]

Use /violin on a female ranger. Look at the right Wrist >_> That does NOT look natural. 216.119.178.127 03:17, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

what does /roll do?[edit]

I would like to see a decent description of what the purpose of /roll is. Is it connected to any game mechanics? --89.247.242.55 10:35, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

If you type /roll you would add a number like 1,2,6,10,100 (eg. /roll 10) then it will say (enter name here) rolled a 10 die he got (number from 1-10 depending on which number you chose so it could be 1-100 or 1-6) i believe thats it but a might be a little off in how the words exactly go. - Giant Nuker 11:06, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

Yer its to simulate rollign a dice with many sides, or in another way, a random number generator. if you use the command /roll 100 you will get a return of a random number between 1 and 100 (including 1 and 100) so you can simulate certain outcomes... an egsample would be to /roll 2 which would give a result of 1 or 2... which would be the same outcome as flipping a coin... Some people use this to predetermine game results MrPaladin 12:24, 30 April 2009 (UTC)
Back before MMOs had auto-loot-assignment, e.g. early Everquest, /roll was used to determine who got loot fairly frequently, in PUGs and other situations that didn't call for DKP or w/e (I didn't even hear about DKP until after I left EQ, heh). It might have just made its way into this game because it was something MMO people were used to having. --Star Weaver 13:54, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

GM E-Motes[edit]

I have discovered some gm emotes including /.gm and /.fireworks, should these be included on this section?--98.15.161.181 19:22, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

Esc[edit]

While under the effects of a tonic or just being normal, when you type /sit and then hit Esc on your keyboard, you do an action. If your normal, you stand up. If your a bunny you fall over and die. If your a phantom, you make a taunting gesture. If your a rainbow pheionx you fall over and die. If you are a golem of some sort, you reshape yourself. Etc....

Maybe metion this.

your on the right track with this, currently each tonic makes mention of it... I will add some wording to the top near the dervish avatars to include the different emotes that changing form can give access too... MrPaladin talk 16:55, 15 May 2009 (UTC)
There we go, see how that edit suits... Made reference to the other non tonic disguises... was going to add seige devourer info also but it acts like a form... MrPaladin talk 17:12, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

Emotes with Weapons[edit]

This might seem kinda random, but I know that some emotes will not cause weapons to vanish when they are used. From what I have heard (hearsay, I know) this varies depending on the character proffession and gender. The most noticeable of these is the Male Necormancer /dance emote. I also heard somewhere that the dervish is rife with errors like these, though I have no idea if that's true or not. Is this worth mentioning anywhere or exploring? Or is it simply a bug? --User Timeoffire45 sig.jpg Timeoffire45 19:26, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

Well male sin's keep their weapons when they use the /roar emote i know that for a fact. -- Salome User salome sig2.png 01:19, 3 July 2009 (UTC)
You could mention some emotes don't cause weapons to disappear, sure. If it were me, I would take the time to test every single emote in the game and make a list of which ones keep weapons, but that's because I obsess over everything and thereby get nothing done. --Jette User Jette awesome.png 01:28, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

Male Monk Catchbreath emote changed[edit]

I'm pretty sure it changed...before he had his hand up--Bive 19:38, 6 July 2009 (UTC)

GM Commands[edit]

As well as /.gm and /.fireworks, I have found two others: /.teleport and /.die . Interestingly, /.teleport does not display the 'Command not available' message, I wonder if I can get it to work somehow? 86.139.146.235 16:04, 17 July 2009 (UTC) Reporting in with two more: /.item and /.dev 86.139.146.235 16:13, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

I wonder if /.teleport work with teleporters MrPaladin talk 16:42, 17 July 2009 (UTC)
Ok I did some more testing, here is the list so far:
/.gm
/.dev
/.fireworks
/.teleport
/.die
/.item
/.hint
/.event
/.worldevent
/.favor
/.time
/.win
/.gold
/.fame
/.inventory
And yes, I have too much free time. 86.139.146.235 17:02, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

Bug?[edit]

I don't seem to understand why I can't see myself doing the sit or jump emotes on my mesmer. Please explain if you have the answers. Thanks! Ninjas In The Sky 22:02, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

Anyone? Ninjas In The Sky 01:27, 13 August 2009 (UTC)
You mean that you can't see it in the chat window or you can't see yourself physically doing them? By the latter, I mean that your character avatar disappears when you do said emotes. Or is it something different? We need more information before we can try to give you an good answer. --User Timeoffire45 sig.jpg Timeoffire45 rawr 06:31, 13 August 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for replying, well I just type some emotes (such as /sit) and my screen moves down, but I see the character standing upright. Ninjas In The Sky 13:12, 13 August 2009 (UTC)
Are you in a form (ie, using a tonic) while doing this? Does this happen with only these emotes? Also, is this only happening in certain outposts, while wearing certain armors, in certain campaigns, or anything remarkable? Some campaigns (namely, eye of the north and nightfall, their armors, weapons, outposts, etc.) use a slightly different driver (dx9 instead of dx8) which can--with certain operating systems (Vista being the most noticable)--cause your graphics to glitch. Regardless, if you're not in a form, I would recommend sending a ticket to support. --User Timeoffire45 sig.jpg Timeoffire45 rawr 08:01, 15 August 2009 (UTC)
No, I'm not using a form, noticed this happen only with the mesmer and monk professions, the emotes that don't work are /sit , /roll , /jump (there may be more). Operating system is Windows XP Professional 2002. Thanks again. Ninjas In The Sky 20:08, 15 August 2009 (UTC)
/roll has no physical animation. Other that that, sounds like you've got an issue! --User Timeoffire45 sig.jpg Timeoffire45 rawr 04:01, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

Aion wings[edit]

Really its so in your face promoting it seems sad. And everything for a fake wings for a 1,5sec emote in game. Funny --217.153.126.66 15:26, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

the devine glow is no different... its all flair and vanity... but you'd be surprised how many sales will be made because of this... marketing FTW MrPaladin talk 15:33, 26 August 2009 (UTC)
Guild wars is dying. This is so bullshit. And they know its dying too. Thats why their trying advertise for a new game. Just so they can make more of a profit by transfering all the people who spent money on the game to a whole other game where they hope they'll spend just as much money or more. But I don't think its ArenaNet's fault. I think NCSoft is pushing this on them. This is like corruption of Guild Wars. Lol. Wow.
I joked about a year or two ago saying while we had the tonic circus complete with fireworks in every town 24/7 at least Guild Wars isn't one of those games where everyone is running around with angel wings or devil wings. I really didn't think they'd sink that low. How wrong I was. I think this is the official DEAD stamp for an online game. Tonics jumped the shark but this festering idea is what nailed the coffin shut. 58.110.141.77 15:38, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Aion emote is bs[edit]

i already got aion collectors edition and thot that the aion wings emote was going to be pretty cool. but i got it digitally and i cant get it...thats bs cus i actually buy it straight from the ncsoft store, the company that owns gw, and they say i can do the emote. f*** you anet --The preceding unsigned comment was added by User:Sane dude (talk).

You cannot use the wing emote until the retail launch on 22nd of september as stated in the FAQ on Guild wars : http://www.guildwars.com/aion/ --The preceding unsigned comment was added by User:Dusky (talk).

@Sane dude: See this.
@Dusky: I think you misunderstood what he meant, if you read the GuildWars.com webpage you provided, you'll notice it states: "Players who purchase an Aion Limited Collector's Edition or a first run SteelBook Edition at retail will be rewarded with an Aion wings emote code. This is the only way to receive the Aion wings emote for Guild Wars, as the emote is not available via digital download." --Silver Edge 04:11, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

If you contact ncsoft support, they will now give you your aion wings digitally... even before the regular box buyers. So if you see the wings they are defiantly digital buyers. To get the wings you need proof of your guild wars account, so have your serial prepared http://help.ncsoft.com/cgi-bin/ncsoft.cfg/php/enduser/ask.php?p_sid=Iow*KhIj&p_accessibility=0&p_redirect= . --99.2.138.209 01:05, 19 September 2009 (UTC)

/roll[edit]

well i did it 300 times...i didn't hit 10 numbers...are they all supposed to show up or are they missing a few lol

Just /roll will roll a 6 sides dice. /roll # will roll an x sided dice. So it sounds like you're not giving the dice more then 6 sides. Magic User Magic Icon.jpg Talk 02:14, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Against rules ?[edit]

Is emote spamming against rules does it count as an spam ? 89.166.101.7 14:05, 29 November 2009 (UTC)

I think you should ask your question at Feedback talk:Gaile Gray/Support Issues. --Silver Edge 11:39, 30 November 2009 (UTC)

/vale[edit]

^gives /agree emote 82.95.65.117 18:04, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

I've added it to the list. --Silver Edge 22:25, 10 September 2010 (UTC)
That's just the Spanish version of /agree. A lot of these emotes have Spanish translations that also work. --Irgendwer 01:07, 29 September 2010 (UTC)
I didn't know vale was Spanish for agree. If that's the case, I don't see the point in listing the Spanish versions on an English-language wiki. I've reverted my edit. --Silver Edge 19:38, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

using * out of dance[edit]

im not sure if its worth noting this, or if its just random trivia that doesnt matter, but using the * in the same way as syncing dance, but with use of any other of the emotes will cause the character to use emote without spamming chat, my guys do it lots to reduce chat spam. Spark-TBa 16:33, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

gallery project[edit]

am i the only one who things it would be good to make sub pages for each emote that has a gallery of how each profession dose each emote?-User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 02:07, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

That is an interesting idea, and I would contribute if I could. You also misspelled "does." --'Mai Yi' talk 02:14, 17 February 2011 (UTC)
I third this Idea, I would love to see how each profession and gender does /flex emote. --"Get crazy with the cheese wiz" -Beck 02:21, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

Summon the Envoys[edit]

using the emote(s) /guild = Courier Torivos, /guild 1 = Emissary Heleyne, /guild 2 = Herald Demrikov, /guild 3 = Messenger Vetaura. --Find And Seek User Find And Seek sig.png 01:09, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

did some testing with friends of mine yesterday, there from where some diverences. /guild = bit random (depending on guild rank i guess), /guild 1 = Emissary Heleyne, / guild 2 was Courier Torivos, /guild 3 was Messenger Vetaura, /guild 4 was (not sure) or Vetaura or Demrikov, /guild 5 was Herald Demrikov. When i used /guild Demrikov showed up (Guildranking = n/a), my friends /guild was Vetaura (Guildranking = much higher then n/a, not sure wich ranking precisly) --Mann 04:52, 5 June 2011 (UTC)
yea /guild seems to be random, /guild 1 = Emissary Heleyne, / guild 2 was Courier Torivos, /guild 3 was Messenger Vetaura, /guild 4 was Herald Demrikov...there are only 4 after that its back to random (my guess is it just registers it as /guild)AurenXneruA 21:43, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

envoy animation[edit]

In the water, the envoy's weapons, animations, (like when Emissary Heylene is summoned, a purple wave appears), and the purple glow when they dissapear is not visible. The envoys themselves and the black smoke when they dissapear is still visible underwater, though. Twisting Fangs.jpg Scar 13:58, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

Dance with the moa[edit]

What happens if one does so? --numma_cway 16:56, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

which moa? but i am rather sure it dose nothing.-User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 17:00, 11 June 2011 (UTC)
I think numma_cway is talking about "To dance with the Wintersday Moa" in the Advanced usage section of the article. --Silver Edge 20:51, 13 June 2011 (UTC)