I don't plan on ever being alone, although it may happen from time to time. I almost always have a hireling when soloing.
For 99% of tactics relying on a hireling is pointless...their too unpredictable and unresponsive and relaying on other people (unless you know them) misses much more than it hits...not so much due to bad skill...but other people going to listen to you, they their own stragtegies to follow and your probably doesn't fit with theirs.
Originally Posted by Cordovan
There is little value in getting into an edition debate; as with anything, we create what we believe works best for DDO.