I've just ran through Black Mountain mines, I'm a summoner with high beauty, charisma, and persuasion. I have no idea whats going on with some of my followers, currently I have dog, Sogg and Virgil. Virgil's reaction is hanging on okay, dog is a bit below neutral and mugg's is steadily dropping and is currently down to suspicious 36. I read about bribes, and I've talked to Virgil, and gave wine to Sogg and neither of them are improving their reaction. Sogg is extremely useful and I'd feel bad losing him. Also I've never made any of them wait. As for my game, i have the most recent official arcanum patch, as well as the most recent Drog patch.