Well, that's too bad that you didn't enjoy the server
Honestly, the food and water thing isn't that big a deal once you get past the very early stages and get a dino tamed. Because harvesting is boosted all of us have more raw meat than we know what to do with. I usually carry around a stack of like 300 cooked meat just so I can get rid of it and haven't even gone through that in a week or more. It also rains a lot on The Center map so you are almost always having your water refilled.
Anyhoo, hope you are having fun with it as it has come a long way. If you change your mind we'll be on and can invite y'all to the tribe. We took down the Gorilla and Spider bosses on easy last night but the got rofflestomped on medium difficulty.
It does have a lot of mods and that is kind of a pain to load but the mods are pretty fun with things like dragons, structures + that make building much easier, stacking mod so you can carry much bigger stacks of items, Auto Ark which has a lot of quality of life automation like a compost bin that automatically pulls dino poop to make fertilizer then combined with a fertilizer silo that will automatically put the fertilizer in your crop plots etc., Steampunk mod which has a lot of cool new Steampunk themed building, crafting and armor stuff etc