In particular, I prefer emotes and dances through commands. I believe it is simpler, another point and that many times in games it is not clear which command you need to use to dance or perform another emote so, many times newbies end up interacting more with other players.
In guildwars 1 the emotes were pretty epic, they demonstrated what rank in PVP you were. It was extremely rare to see very high rank PVP (12-15) players, and they would show off with their cool emotes.
From what you've said though I think its more catered towards actual character emotes, but GW1 just popped into my head heh.
Emotes are a key part of existence, we need good emotes for sure!!
100% agree on emotes, they are super fun to use, and a must-have.
We will have emotes for sure, but can't tell which and how much, as we aren't discussed it in-depth, but when that time comes I will make sure to involve all of you in the discussion 😉