I actually haven't left the game like I said I was going to, even though I knew I wouldn't be able to do anything in the game alone. I have found an amazing friend who always put aside his quests to help me with mine. I am now lvl 26 (I was about lvl 15 when I first met him) and just received Shadowdance last night. So anyway, I haven't left and I really don't plan on leaving anytime soon. And to think all of this changed just by asking a random player to help me with a few quests.
Glad you found a friend to experience the game with and glad you're having fun!
I know this is off topic but I was really freaking out about my quests. I am in Cool Ranch and my friend said I really should do some side quests to get stronger so I did. After finishing all the Skull Island quests I moved back to Cool Ranch to do all the high level side quests. I did one and it was something about silver bullets. I had to head to boot hill and do something. The quest gave me a weapon so thats why I wanted to do it so badly. But after I finished the side quest, it seemed to actually cross over into the main story trail. And this was all before I finished the white buffaloon quest which I knew was a main story quest. I was worried it may have messed up the order of my quests and could have affected my quests in a weird way but everything is good now.