Q u o t e: If there was some way to allow them to survive in Hell and keep it so that the best way to MF didn't involve playing by yourself with a follower, then sure that would be great. But really theres not, so its an unfortunate solution, but it still has a distinct purpose.
Easy. Any MF amount in Follower items do not stack with the amount of the Hero. Remove any MF skills Followers might have. Done.
Q u o t e: It's not just MF. It's about using the character sacrificing power/defense for MF and then using the merc to make up the difference. The merc offsets the power sacrifice of MF choices.
And again, MF shouldn't even be in the discussion of a power/MF trade off. It's a terrible can of worms that will be exploited, merc or no merc.
Balance the game difficulty to encompass the help of the Follower... impossible to make OPed trade-offs of your Hero's power for MF.
Last we heard, MF modifiers MAY only exist on helmets where the trade-off would only be with other utility modifiers as +gold find and such. Completely possible to not make it to release (or Beta for that matter, it was only a speculation by Bashiok).
And Followers do not even equip helmets... easy peasy.
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Q u o t e: On the wind a shout
The barbarian strikes down
Flesh renders from bone