So I just started hardmode and the Goblin army caught me completely by surprise. Summoners showed up that I have never faced before. My spawn is in the center of the map where my NPC's were. I am now constantly respawning now in the middle of the army and they kill me most every time. My items are not far but I can't move fast enough before the apparitions, summoners and wizards kill me.
I'm pretty sure the answer is "You're screwed" and I have to exit the game losing all my good loot (that is one the ground) that I just got from defeating the Wall of Flesh.
Is there something I can do to get out of this that won't risk my items? I took my hellavator and the army went away but when I died, since I could not survive the fall, the army returned.
My current play is I am hoping to walk enough away from my items that I can then attempt a dash, once I respawn, in the other direction to get most of my items and then quickly exit.
I am playing on medium core so just keep killing them is not a good option since copper short sword sucks on a good day.