Mad, you guys raid at 8 pm CST on Sundays? If that is the case, no worries. I really want to try to get as many people together as possible that need the gear and just use you others as subs if needed. So hopefully I will be able to get more people interested.
Baku, just as Mad said, if your gear is at least 48+ and blue or orange with mods you will be fine. I have run it in PvP gear as well and I was fine. The point of this group is to get you that better PvE gear and familiar with the basics of the operations. =P
Alaras, that is fine. I am sure we can find a replacement while you are on vacation, and if not no worries. It is the summer so I am sure we will have a week here and there where people are on vacation and what not. This will not be a hardcore raid group. We will have fun, down the bosses and get great gear!