The specific incident, without names, is that my character was told IC that the character Shevarra is an evil, horrible, Lyssan. Fine. Except that the character who reported this has demonstrated a complete lack of morals in front of my character. Meanwhile, Shevarra, (whom I do know OOC to be a Lyssan, or at least an ex-Lyssan) has denied it and demonstrated far, far better moral values that the accuser. So my character is not IC inclined to believe the accuser.
All fine so far. My character hasn't acted to save Shevarra from criminal pursuit, nor acted to assist in her capture. She remains undecided. However, this refusal to believe the accuser's accusations apparently was sufficient excuse for the accuser accuse my character of being a Lyssan as well and to threaten my character with arrest; something the accuser possibly has the influence to actually do. This without first checking with me whether I want or even have time for this sort of thing.
The accuser's general actions IC have always otherwise been rational, which made the whole thing seem like yet another case of "Ooooh… any excuse for conflict, cause all conflict is good even if it's silly" that has plagued this server for a long time. Even more OOC than that, the accuser discussed plans for my character's arrest openly in front of a known friend of my character.
I have neither the time nor the interest to pursue a plot in which my character struggles to clear her name. A plot that has been acted out over and over and over and over again on this server. The player of the accusing character should have checked with me first before escalating a minor difference of opinion into a threat of arrest. I was expecting some minor dislike and friction, and he instantly tried to escalate it into roping me into the tired old plot of "innocent person arrested, struggles to clear name" that this server has seen far too many times. I didn't appreciate it.
Moreover, if you look at those characters who have here reported that they like this sort of thing, you'll note that most of their characters seem to all be working together to try to force this sort of rp onto others rather than seeking conflict with each other. This seems to me to be rather detrimental to the server. It's a bit like if I took my iPod to an old folks home to blast heavy metal, when there was a biker bar down the street I could have gone to.