By using misty step I have now managed to lock myself into positions that I cannot continue twice in the game now, without even trying. That is frustrating as it is, but what makes those situations even more annoying is that the game doesn't auto save after area transition. So, for example, my latest lockout resulted me losing 30 minutes worth of playing, since the last auto save was after my last fight which was in another town entirely. Having the game auto save after each area transition (Iike most games do) would have helped a lot. From now on I will always press F5 before casting misty step, but those auto saves could benefit future generations.
Auto save on area transitions
1 month ago