Inspired by CrimsonN7's ME 3 MP Thread.
And by "inspired," I mean blatantly stolen!
Traditionally, one is supposed to describe the PuG in one word, but over in the ME 3 MP forums, we were pretty bad about actually following that rule...
If you're not familiar with the expression:
PuG is Pick-up Game, originally. I believe it comes from street basketball/street hockey and other such gatherings. It basically means that you just grab all the nearest players and start the game.
In the world of online gaming, and in the world of ME 3 MP, in particular, PuG has also come to mean "Pick-up Gamer," or one of those nearest players that you just grab for the game, i.e. it basically means any random gamer that you just meet and immediately jump into a game with.
Of course, this won't be happening for at least a month (unless there's an early MP demo release, like with ME 3, but I have the impression that there are no plans for that.)
Personally, it's been a while since I played an MP game as a complete beginner. Even after a six-month break, I still have a solid handle on ME 3 MP's higher difficulties, but DAMP is going to be my first "fish out of water" MP experience in almost 2 years.
I'm sort of looking forward to being a newb carried by random strangers online, again.