"So many things in the game just seem to need the addition of an emote where you run around in a circle waving your arms frantically above your head," observes GM Gimmlette. "We see this as a way to blow off steam, get rid of those frustrations that sometimes build up when the game seems to be against you."
The inventors of the /freakout concept envision the animation as reminiscent of the animation that occurs during Hallow's End when the Horseman hits you with fire, only with your arms higher over your head. "We'd use it in LFRs where someone starts yelling at the rest of the raid members for being terrible," Gimmlette says. "Or instead of screaming at the other members of the LFR, have a /freakout and let off that frustration. Get asked for gold in a CRZ city? Have a /freakout. Accidentally wipe a 5-man, /freakout time. Can't find a quest giver? /Freakout. Frustrated over the lack of drops while doing a quest? Have a /freakout."