Since update 14, I have noticed that hirelings will drop my soulstone on the ground where they are currently standing if they ever have to teleport to me. Now, knowing many quests involve more than slightly complex terrain with a lot of holes and obstacles, that teleportation issue is happening a lot (well every time really) and I can't take myself to the shrine. I never found the answer to this question anywhere: was this change WAI? It is not in any patch notes and there aren't any forum posts about it (that I could find).
I like to use a bard hireling on my melee fvs when I solo, or a barbarian for extra tanking and sometimes enjoy a sorcerer when he has a decent selection of spells. I have no need for "healer" types of hirelings because they do nothing else other than heal that is really useful to me. However, I have to get them if only for the reason that if I happen to die once in a while, I cannot take myself to the shrine, and need their rez command. When I solo on my druid, my pet does the same thing.
I really hope this gets fixed soon. Any one have any real info on this issue?