I can't even remember how many times I've needed help on a quest, but no one I can find is on that quest as well. There should be an in game newspaper, with a want ads section, so you can ask for help, or look for people who are on the same quest you are on. You can then port to them, or send them a message, and help them or get help on a quest. It could also be for someone who is looking for a trading card, or if you are trying to sell something. Just a thought.