Even if you are not an avid user of emoticons, it makes sense that we should strive for varying methods of expression and communication in a variety of different instances. Emoticons are a visual method that can communicate several different emotions and feelings without having to express yourself verbally. They should be included in DDO and other platforms.
Dungeons & Dragons Online should not have emoticons. There is a place for emoticons but Dungeons & Dragons should not be it. I say this because I hate having a decent conversation with someone and all they do is throw a emoticon back at me. I think if you put them in there, the amount of chatting would decrease.