As far as grinding goes, AFK-grind relieves any big time grinding concerns.
Yes, it is a click-and-attack MMORPG, but the use of multiple characters at the same time kinda makes it a bit more challenging.
Welcome to Neopets!
you get to own pets and you can lvl them up!
no grinding included!
and its also not a generic click to attack/move game.
its also not text based.
i think this fit what you were asking for lol.