The way i go on metal runs is go to the desert with a quetz and an anky on its platform and i get the metal and put my anky back on the quetz and it barely weighs anything because of weight reduction note: i only do this on official servers if its unoficial and inf weight this wont matter and you can use cryo pods
If ur on mobile just go to the top of the volcano and there will be all the metal, obsidian, and crystal u will ever need with ZERO things that want to kill u.
P.S is it just me or does everything I type have a 12 second delay
A argie and a anky are good combos.just go to mountains with ur argie carrying the anky and if the argie has no things in it's inventory and you pick up a anky full with metal your argie can pick it up with weight left over!
On the island if you are starting off build a raft an head to herbivore (south east island) once you arrive knock out an anky and make a saddle use him to excavate some metal and load it onto your raft herbivore has no predators and lots of metal making it ideal for new tribes or tribes with low metal needs also if your lucky a basilo (a slender type of whale) will spawn in the bay these are good for the arctic and provide oil happy hunting!
Get a paracer, and put as big of a platform on top via foundations and add a ramp that goes down. This can be done with one person but the more the smoother. Get as MANY ankys on the paracers back as possible pump weight in all except one pump that anky with melee. Also keep an argy on top. Use the argy to move your one melee anky. Get metal, go back to paracer and load all of the ankys on its back with metal. Since ankys have weight reduction and don't add to the paracers weight you can carry much more metal at a time. This can be scaled up infinitely, only problem is sometimes the ankys can fall but keeping an argent will help load them back on the paracer