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    Hello everyone.
    I am looking for a challenging group based MMORPG. What I am looking for...
    -Nice variety of classes and nice skill system.
    -Non quest based MMORPG (not like rift/wow/ seems to be what every game is based off now though)
    -Challenging dungeons and other nice PvE content.
    The games I am thinking about trying are Final Fantasy 11 and Wizadry online. If someone who played Final Fantasy 11 can give some helpful information I would appreciate it. My main concern is if it is about just killing monsters or if it is about constantly doing quest. The class system looks nice. Red Mage, Blue Mage and Geomancer really interest me. If anyone played Wizardry I would like to hear your opinion.
    Right now I am playing Ragnarok online and am just wondering if there is anything out there.

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    Entropia Universe is an extremely challenging sandbox game.
    There are quests but non are required, the maps are huge and you can do what you want and go where you want, including going to other planets and exploring them as well.

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    I guess any action MMO are challenging...

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    Challenging MMOs don't really do well... Hmm. I would say that the only challenging MMOs out there are the ones where you have to compete with players for rankings or territory!

    Yes, Wizardry Online has permadeath (so does Realm of the Mad God and Path of Exile) so I would say they are hard - at least until you advance through most of the learning-curve. Any action or FPS game with a PvP leaderboard can be hard (Firefall..?) but that's the PvP aspect making it challenging because people are so adaptable to PvP and politics! I suppose I would recommend Path of Exile and Firefall
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    Firefall closed PvP for now, except for the small FFA section outside of Sunken Harbor. just an FYI
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    if you're not FULLY against wowish style. Vanguard and Asheron's call 2

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    well seems that there not not many hard mmos , path of exile i guess .

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    Pre-renewal Ragnarok Online.

    Wizardry Online works fine too but it's mostly hard due to dungeon PK rather than PVE.

    I'd say Dungeon and Dragons Online, but you need to unlock higher difficulties if you aren't subscribed. And it requires a good and versatile team to play with.

    Phantasy Star Online is also quite challenging, especially the boss battles.

    And the Kingdom Quests in Fiesta Online are also a nice challenge.

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    May not subscribe to FFXIV, but if you are looking for a group-challenge PVE contented game, then it is a winner. Finding the people who are competent enough and being able to find space for yourself will be hard. You can't just pug through the end-game.

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    RIFT has the most challenging dungeons i've ever seen. Bet there's no other game offering such intensive teamplay.

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