I think you’ll find that what you’re experiencing is surprisingly common. You’re absolutely not the only one.
‘Butting in’ to the conversations of other people who are role-playing has mixed results. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.
I think you have to imagine it as your would in real life. Imagine you were sitting in the park in your home town, and on the bench were two people chatting… if you went and sat next to them on that bench, would you be welcome if you just tried to gatecrash the conversation?Probably not.
But, now imagine going to the pub for a beer, and seeing a group of three-or-so people chatting about the weather … would you be making a gross social faux pas if you were sitting next to them and interjected your own opinion about the weather? Almost certainly not.
RP’s no different really, it’s contextual. You have to read the situation, and roll with it.
My advice is to find out where the places are that people like to RP. I have no clue myself, as I’m Alliance… and go there.
Walk, don’t run. Make it obvious that you’re in character.
Emote - even simple stuff is fine. “Tasl sits down and sighs”.
I guarantee that, at some point, you’ll get a response, as by doing this you’re demonstrating that your’re receptive to role-play.
The people around you are every bit as eager as you to engage with it, and very likely share your worries. It will work out… trust me…