I always see people complaining about their experiences on Official Servers in ARK: Survival Evolved. Since the game is in Early Access, they don't have all of the protection needed to deal with griefers and trouble makers.
When any game is in Early Access, the best experiences are usually found behind the doors of Private or Unofficial Servers. However, there are many people who scoff at the idea of playing on anything labeled "Unofficial".
It's not the custom settings that make Unofficial Servers "better", but the server owners themselves. Rather than managing hundreds of servers over a huge network, private server owners run a handful at most and can spend a lot of their time making the overall experience better for their community.
That's not to say there aren't a few bad eggs out there, but that's why I shaved days off my life getting eaten by raptors on dozens of different servers. Everyone deserves a server experience they can enjoy.
I hunted down and hand-selected a few of my favorites, though there are so many servers out there it's impossible to call any of them the best. So stick around until the end and I'll teach you how to track down the perfect server for you and your Tribe!