If im being completely honest here....
Ark is a decent enough game, but the developers seem fixated on making the game as much a chore as it could possibly be. Any dinos you want take hours (literal hours) to train, to the point you spend half the game babysitting unconscious Dinos praying that a random spawn won't pop up and ruin your day.
To actually build a base takes hours upon hours of resource gathering just to get a basic setup, even with dinos MADE for gathering the resources for it.
Pvp is a nightmare where 1 tribe generally rules, and destroys any other groups that get a decent amount of work in because they have 5 super trexes at max level.
Pve is pure tedium, because while thiers no alpha tribes....good luck actusally building, because the other people playing have the entire map blocked off with posts, and the game is only balanced around pvp.
Despite it coming close to release, the game is buggy as hell, and rather than fix it the devs just keep adding more and more dinos, each stronger and taking WAY longer to tame.
The breeding system is complete garbage, making you wait hours before the egg will hatch....but now the baby won't eat from a trough until its 7 hours old or so, meaning you have to constantly be farming for food for the little shit.
It had potential, but the entire thing it just steeped in pure tedium, and becomes incredibly unfun the longer you play.