To be fair - an emote should only ever show things that other PCs can see. Nobody cares if you emote "Quarra feels complete disdain for the elf". The elf can't see her emotion of disdain. "Quarra's face contorts into a mixture of hatred and disdain as she gazes upon the elf" is an obvious indicator of Quarra's emotions towards the elf - and allows others to roleplay around that physical representation of her emotions.I do have one thing to say:
I think it's important for Drow RPers to recognize the difference between character voice and narrator voice. When a character says someone is a lesser being etc., that's one thing. When a player uses narrator voice to say it, it comes off as passive aggressive, and is NOT conducive to good RP.
The Drow turned away from the dwarf as the small warrior growled at him, sweeping his cloak behind him. "I will not waste time speaking with lessers, dwarf. Go away."
The Drow ignores the inferior little creature.
The above is a bad example because the narrator's voice is NOT the character's voice, and it gives the impression you, as a player, are treating the other character - or player! - as inferior. It puts sour tastes in people's mouth. And yes, I've seen a couple people do it before. If you see another player do that, please OOCly remind them not to be an ass.
Emotes tell what is going on inside by showing what is outside.