I am one of the bad ones
. Due to nightly family obligations, I am in the 8:15-8:30 bracket. And friday nights are tough to get on by 8:30, but I try my hardest. My brother, who I am very close with, and his 3 little ones visit every Friday night from 6:00-8:00. After hustling them out the door, I need to get my little one tucked in and my puppy let out. My wife isn't thrilled to watch me hustle around like an idiot to get on the computer in time to sit in front of it for the next four hours, but she loves me and is tolerant. So basically, my time online doesn't start until 8:20ish. That's a fact of life. I certainly don't want to keep anyone waiting, so feel free to go as soon as you have enough. If I make it, then that's fantastic. If not, I can deal. The fact that i am a husband, father, master, brother, uncle and home owner all have to trump the fact that i love to play WOW with you guys, or I am not a good one of any of those titles. Maybe I should just commit to Saturday/Sunday night's events. Friday will be a treat if it happens.
As far as Kara, I was part of the group that downed curator, got Shade to 8% and did our best impersination of target dummies on Prince. I have only seen one opera event, that being Big Bad Wolf, but am pretty comfortable with most of the fights I have been a part of. While my damage there has been through the roof (for a ret. pally), my stamina is lacking a bit, so that's where my gear focus is at the moment. I will gladly take part in any guild run when it's offered.
On a side note, I have been quietly accumulating a very nice set of tanking gear for a possible respec to prot. The idea of pugging heroics for the nethers and badges I need is quite terrfying, but that mission will go a lot smoother if I am eliminating the need for CC. A healing respec hasn't been ruled out either. I have bags full of gear for either choice, but I want to have my sets complete and enchanted, so that when i do respec, I will be heroic-worthy in that spec. (uncrittable/uncrushable/11-12K HP in prot, 12-1400+ healing in holy) If we do end up getting two Kara runs together, i will probably let the needs of the guild sway my decision towards one or the other.