Imho, it is. I am guilty of actively refusing to role-play with 2 people in SL.
When -I- speak fo avoiding, I should probably instead say: I will not actively seek them out, unless
1. they fullfill a role that I need and no one else does (the only blacksmith in town etc.) or
2. the people I rp with involve them.
However, I will rp with everyone who approaches me, no matter what I think of them OOC (or what they might think of me OOC) or if our styles mix. I will at least give it a shot.
The IC crossover of actively avoiding people in RP who you do not like OOC happens in many many cases.
Your character needs a weapon, and you have the finest blacksmith with the best prices in town. Yet, your character all of a sudden makes this completely dumb and irrational decision to go to some cheapass other blacksmith or just NPC it just because you do not like the player of said character. It obviously affected your rp. Now you gotta make up excuses as to why you didn't go to them.
Or: Your friends involve someone you do not like OOC. All of a sudden, you gotta twist your storylines in a way that might explain why out of the blue your character is never around when that one person is with them, or why they won't talk to them.
Last edited by Frevet
on Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:33 pm, edited 1 time in total.