Blah, great... well, I guess that means I'll either have an attempt at soloing the game or stop playing alltogether *sigh*. Wish I had done a little more research beforehand, if I knew this I wouldn't have bought the game. Well, thanks for replying.
Just to clarify, they become permanent members insofar as Patty's party list. They are NOT permanently forced into your party. You choose whether or not to take them with you, just like any party members that you create. --- "Some men see things as they are and say why. I dream things that never were and say why not." -Robert Kennedy