Got caught in a bad situation with my DH. MP10, cLevel 20, Act 2 Normal, random cave in the desolate sands...
Dropped 2x caltrops, trapped 3x blues, 1x golden elite and a bunch of jobbers (just my luck to encounter them together) ... Then I got vortexed into the mix... downed a potion and smoke screened it outta there, dropped more caltrops, ran, got walled... then vortexed into the mix. Luckily there were health globes when I got sucked in. Again, I smoked screened it outta there. Started shooting like crazy, until, you guessed it, 1 last vortex.
With the health potion on delay, I got healed by some additional health globes in the middle of the pack and hit escape, hit "exit diablo" and lived (albeit as a coward) to fight another day.
Anyone else try this strategy when caught in jam? Is it considered "cheap" or "non-hardcore?"
I figured if we can die from lag, rubber bands and d/c's, why not try something sheepish myself.