Coded speech vs. speech in emote

Started by starsignal, November 27, 2014, 11:32:56 AM

I've gathered there's an unwritten rule regarding the appropriateness (or lack thereof) of using speech in emotes as opposed to restricting it solely to speech code. I'm curious about folks' feelings on this, so I poked around a little for related threads, but didn't come up with anything -- would someone point me in the right direction?

Generally it's unacceptable because of the language code. Emotes don't take language into effect, therefore if you're speaking sirihish, and someone around doesn't have that language, they shouldn't know what you're saying.

Also it doesn't look right(possibly because I'm so used to it), the code isn't really made for it.

Ah, the bit about other language speakers not being able to understand makes total sense.

I've played a number of other games where this is either acceptable or treated differently in code, hence the question.