We just played a game on 2v2 Lombardia where all three extra gold piles outside the base spawned on the opponent’s side of the map. This made us lose a game where we were ahead because we couldn’t keep up production while we were transitioning into trade and got overwhelmed by endless Paladin spam from our opponents who were swimming in gold. That’s 7200 extra gold for one team, or 100 Paladins.
This is extremely unfair and also very unnecessary, because it should be quite easy to change it. Have one gold pile always spawn on one side of the map, the second on the other, and the third in the center.