I have enjoyed survival games since the day they came out but always relied on a good shooter or PvP MMO as my main.
I always stayed away from Ark because of the Dinosaurs. I thought it was a cheesy addition to throw into a game sine dinosaurs never existed when Humans did BUT this game is NOT set in prehistoric time , it is set in future times and there is a back story about how you ended up there.
Since I started playing there has never been a dull moment. In the day I cautiously do what I want and in the night I am afraid to stray too far from safety because the things out there can really wreck you without trying. The world is so harsh and so much a challenge that I see no real need for PvP!
I have played some EXTREMELY complex MMOs and hated them. This is a very complex survival game and I love it!
...... I must warn you it is VERY Addicting!