Emote refers to expressing a gesture via text. When you emote within the UO clients, your text will appear with an asterix (*) on either side. To use the emote game mechanic, start with a colon followed by a space. For example, if Warrior Joe types Colon - space - Smiles, the in-game message that results is *Smiles*. The text color for emotes is different for spoken text.

Other examples include: *Scratches his head*, *Looks Happy*, *Blinks Placidly*, etc.


  • It is proper role-play technique to speak in the third person. Most do not refer to themselves as 'he/she' in the emote.