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June 14, 2016

Emotes

Adding an option to mute, or delete, emotes is a highly requested change. However, we have no plans to implement this feature, and we want to explain why.

One of our core design principles is: Cards that evoke strong emotions are the best thing for Clash Royale. Cards such as Sparky, the Royal Giant and the X-Bow are great examples. They evoke strong positive and strong negative emotions from people. We don't want cards that are just "good" or "OK." We want cards that people will love - and inevitably when someone loves a card, someone else will hate it. These are the cards that create the most interesting conversations and will keep Clash Royale fun and fresh for years to come!

The same principle - evoking strong emotions - is at the heart of why we're not planning to implement a mute option. Emotes are loved by some and hated by others - even within the Clash Royale team! We believe these strong emotions are integral to the core of the game.

Clash Royale is not a single player game and shouldn't feel like one. Emotes are an important reminder that you're facing another human being - maybe they're a nice guy, maybe they're not - but there's a person at the other end of the Arena and not a robot. You can communicate with them and they can respond, regardless of language or cultural barriers.

We don't expect everyone to agree with us on this - we're sure many of you won't! We do want to be upfront about it and our reasoning behind it. If you have any feedback, please share it with us on the forums or reddit.

See you in the Arena,
The Clash Royale Team