Collecting super sticky tar in northern Un'Goro yesterday, I stumbled upon a random other guy. We both needed to kill dinosaurs for some quests, and he wanted some leather, so we grouped up. He said "lets head to the center of the volcano for some valuable fire stuff".
We spent 40 minutes or so farming the volcano, I got my 9 pieces of ash for a quest, 4 hearts of earth, a whole bunch of rich thorium veins (mining up to 282, thank you very much), and assorted other stuff. Mo Money!
I don't know if you consider it a PUG because it was just two of us and we weren't in an instance, just out farming/grinding. But it was pretty cool. Really quickly, we got into a rhythem and worked pretty well together. Ended up playing together for about 3 hours or so, grinding away and collecting gatherables and drops.
Plus, while we were out there, Teddy turned 50, so I taught him Growl 6. Very nice, I have a tough time stealing aggro from him now. I can do it if I lay pretty heavy on the arcane/multi shots, but for just plain autoshot, he mostly holds aggro. BRK's post for today is all about growl/claw/bite, so I might experiment tonight with turning claw off to see if it gives Teddy more focus for more growls, to hold more aggro so I can hit harder to make up for the lost DPS of the bites. Did I get that right? I'll have to try it out. When I turn into the Big Red Me, and really lay into the special shots with the discounted mana charge, I tend to steal aggro from Teddy, but then I just tank for a drop until I turn back into the Little Purple Me (keep your mind out of the gutter), and then stop attacking & hold still, and then Teddy regains aggro.
Of course, continuing on my quest for more structured 5-man instances before I turn 70, I asked the guy about his guild. He said they're pretty laid back, and run instances when people ask. Meh. Ok, so no scheduled events. He said there's about 4 of them in their 50's in the guild, so maybe I'll pst him tonight to see if they want to run ZF. I want my carrot on a stick.
Oh yeah, and I dinged 800g! Double Gatherer, FTW!