It's soul crushing to get nothing but gold drops while other players get 3 items from the 1st neutral round. I just played a game where I got no items from either the 1st or 2nd neutral rounds (4 neutral battles total). I surrendered immediately. This mechanic entirely wipes you out of the game regardless of what you do. The game is currently too RNG based, and this would be one step to reduce that. You still would have the RNG aspect of which items you get, but without having certain players get completely shafted.