Doesn't sound familiar!
I had a very unsatisfactory session. I failed to deal with the skeletons/chariot (nice, a one mile jog followed by 20 things that can go wrong), and I aggro'ed an NPC (who was in exactly the pose of every ambusher I have seen so far). This development team seems to have turned into assholes over the last couple of years.
Also opened up a new area so still have 4 potential paths forward.