My favorite emote and the best time to use it

This is entry #18 in theΒ 30 days of WarCraftΒ series of articles.

I typically don’t use emotes all that often, but there is one I quite enjoy to use on occasion…

Flag of Ownership

That is hands-down, my favorite emote.

Of course, the graphic is even better…

Flag of Ownership

No one wants to be on the receiving end of that…

This nice screenshot example is a few years old, back when the worm was one of my go-to PvP pets, so don’t get any funny ideas about using a worm in Cataclysm-era BGs. πŸ˜‰

For those of you unaware of this amusing little emote and in-game item, what I’m referring to is the Flag of Ownership. It’s a loot item obtainable through the WoW Trading Card Game.

A few years back, my wife had bought me a couple of packs to throw in my Christmas stocking. Lucky me… I happened to pull an Owned! loot card from one of the four packs. I didn’t really know what it was when I pulled it, but judging by the gold scratch-off strip on the back of the card, I knew it was probably some fun in-game item. ‘Fun’ is an understatement.

I could have sold this thing for around $80 on ebay, but I decided to keep it instead. I’m glad I did. The flag has come out many times in the past — helping me to humble and harass the many asshats I’ve encountered in BGs and arena over the years. It really gets under a player’s skin, because I’ve found that once I’ve planted it (always for good reason), the plantee usually makes repeated attempts at redemption. It is easily the most humiliating thing to do to another player in all of WoW. 😈

As far as the best time to use it… I usually reserve it for lessons in humility. If a player keeps trying to get the best of me and repeatedly fails, then I like to drive my flag into him so he’s fully aware who’s wearing the daddypants. These are usually Rogues and Ret Paladins. For some reason, they are a very stubborn lot — refusing to acknowledge defeat. They also seem to hate hunters with a passion… go figure. πŸ˜‰

Occasionally I like to look for the one horde guy in the BG who’s running around with a healbot – wrecking everything in his path – with zero deaths. Once they’ve fallen, I occasionally like to let them know that ‘Garwulf was here’. These are usually Warriors and Death Knights.

For a cheap laugh, it’s also fun to throw it down on a player who’s taking a dirt nap after being on the losing end of an 8 to 1. I don’t do this too often, but when someone has just been brutally ‘Owned!’, you have to recognize it. πŸ˜‰

What about you guys… what are some of your favorite emotes..? πŸ˜€

8 thoughts on “My favorite emote and the best time to use it”

  1. Although there is no visible sign of it, I love using /highfive. Its fun to do when someone is especially nice to me in-game or when a friend is showing off their newest tame. =)

    • Lately it has been /no when some Rogue or Warrior decides they are going to tunnel vision me and I wreck them instead. Since switching to BM, usually only the people decked out in full arena gear beats me one on one.
      I’ve also been known to use /golfclap on Horde allies when they are running their mouth about stuff like how great they are because they have top damage or honor kills.

  2. Haha that’s so epic! Never knew that trinket existed. I don’t really have a favourite though I do like, /taunt is nice πŸ™‚

    You taunt everyone around you. Bring it fools!
    You make a taunting gesture at Garwulf. Bring it!


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