The "niceFX" Discord is booming with over 300 members and an average of 5-15 people in voice more regularly.
You can rapidly advance in league with dozens of players to trade with in guild or help you conquer content until you're strong enough. If you never played with people before or joined a guild you should really give it a try. The voice communication and immediate coordination discord gives you while playing Path of Exile is amazing. Being able to instantly share your screen during crafting or while experiencing technical issues really changes the game.
With the COVID-19 situation still extremely serious we wish everyone's families stay healthy and safe. We are extremely sorry to hear of many instances of people close to us that have suffered much loss. Our thoughts and hearts are with you.