The new's says "there will be 4 teams on the map and you will be randomly placed in 1 at tick 50" So it is referring to the Faction that you'll be placed in. Not your position. You will not be randomly "placed" per se, but randomly put into an alliance at tick 50. Sorry for the confusion!
Also, many have been asking about the mines and wells. They are off limits for the start of the era and will be coming available as the era progresses Be excited folks. The era will be chaotic and fun!