Update 17.2, (I don’t know the release date yet), finally has an update for the use of emotes.

There are other nice updates, but for me this is the one I like the most in 17.2.

The emotes will be added to Collections (Shift+C), and has all emotes listed. You can see which ones you have, a preview of the emote and how to get it.

And last but not least, you can drag the emote from the Collection panel to a quickslot.8hOP0EwClick image to enlarge

(Screenshot by Jillymala, as posted on the lotro forum)