I prefer to use "Wow" sarcastically when my opponent misplays, and "Oops" earnestly when I make a mistake.
The most popular usage of Well Played seems to be to boast that the game is about to end right before you deliver lethal, especially if you use it on your opponent's turn when it has become clear that they won't be able to do anything to stop you.
I'm a terrible person. Other than using it at the end of a fair match, tennis-like, I alternate it with "wow" to flame at opponents using top-tier decks in casual. I know it's childish but I couldn't care less. Oh, and I rope them too. :D
Overwhelmingly toxic. This is sad. It really sends a message about what the community is becoming when you have the kind of comments that immediately follow the post. The intention of the "Well Played" button is for two things...
1. To literally congratulate your opponent on the game, win or lose, for the competition/your appreciation of their game versus yours.
2. To highlight a specific play your opponent took in sequence during their turn that wow'd you for some unique interaction or high level interaction.
There is no other reason to drop that button, much less spam it. These are children that are appearing all over this post. Ignore them, you likely only play them once anyway. Just terrible that this game has basically no communication between opponents compared to other games, and yet posts like this show just how toxic the game is- even without a sophisticated communication system. Sad. Childish. Disappointing.
This is just a game, dude, and we are having fun. If someone is emoting you like crazy, you can squelch him or start emoting him too. You should start to enjoy this kind of things much more, after all, life is about having fun at the end of the day, nothing else.
That's the thing though, you might think it's fun and all because you're winning but your opponent might not think it's very funny.If you're enjoying making people's experience shit in a video game, so be it.
I personally only use well played if I win the game and my opponent gives me a well played. Or if he makes a terrible misplay (for example trading his 5/6 into my 9/1 instead of ping.
And where did I say I only spam emotes when winning? I do it all the time, Bee, and guess what? Most people start spamming emotes against me in response, making those games a hilarious experience only thanks to that! Believe me, this game wouldn't be the same without emotes, hehe. ;) Oh, I almost forgot, I still have the 80 gold quest, do you want still to play a match? :P
Yes I squelch. The moment they do anything other than greet me I squelch them. The vast majority of players are not doing it to "have fun", they are doing it to bm. Trust me the intent is easily understood based off the way the games tend to go. If you had a bad game or you are playing something less than meta and you get crushed you're going to get that well played the turn directly before lethal. They may even shout it again or say a threat or greet you if you concede on the inital well played. Unfortunately the emote system just doesn't do anything overall positive for the game because it is too limited in what it communicates. Squelching is definitely my answer, but shouldn't we all be thinking about "hey don't be toxic" versus "mute it if it bothers you"?
I maybe kind of "old-fashioned" in this regard, but I predominantly use the "Well Played" emote, if I think that my opponent actually did a clever move or played a good game.
If he does something stupid, I normally use "That was a mistake" (though some of the lines seem to rather refer to one's own errors).
If I like to taunt my opponent (which happens rarely these days), I tend to use the "WOW!"
The only time I was using a lot of emotes were the days of "Pirate Warrior". If I had the opponent pop out his Patches on Turn 1 I usually started with "WOW", from then on roping every turn and spamming him with emotes. (Just for those, who might think that was childish: You're right! And I actually DID NOT feel better. But I was so frustrated, I just couldn't help it...)
i only use it after a very long game where he actually played good and it was an enjoable experience or just to make fun of the guy after a horrendously bad play. other than that i dont emote in the game at all, it's just utterly pointless and a waste of time. having to deal with intentional ropers all the time is annoying enough to say the least
I am using "Thanks" after they say me "greetings" and if they greet me first i only emote "thanks" I am using "thanks" if they emote me as "well played" and "wow". and also using "thanks" again if they "threat" me.
I am using "well played" when i think the game will end. also using after i use "wow" always.
I am using "wow" when i really am surprised and liked the opponent's play.
I am using "oops" when i and my opponent made a mistake.
I am using "threaten" sometimes if they deal my face huge damage.
When they became afk or roping me I am using "greetings" first. if they still roping me or afk I am spamming "threaten" only bm which i use is this. but it is funny when you can say "You will pay for that, cur!" :D
it seems i am using them what they are creating for. I am a simple human-being after all.
1) Sarcastically warn your adversary that you are surely going to kill him this or next turn;
2) To make a real compliment to your adversary for being a real "worthy opponent" or making a really good play
3) Another use (feel free to name it).
I issue a "Greetings" at the start of the match, and I issue a Well-Played at the end of every match.
If they choose to engage in emote spam, I thank them after every emote the spam to let them know I haven't squelched them.
Also, nine times out of ten, if you choose to engage in spamming emotes, I almost always know what deck you are playing before we even get started.
Warlock emote spams? Cubelock.
Priest emote spams? Res priest.
The list goes on...
Most of the BM I've seen, however, is roping. Granted, I played cubehuter from 20 to 15 today so I expected to be roped. I rope one time and this usually stops the roping altogether.
I almost always send a friend request after every match as well. I'm hoping to fill my friends list and cash in on some Challenge a Friend Quests. I've heard of so many people refusing to accept friend requests but for me, it's about the gold.