After playing alot of rounds now as Alien com I developed a good tactic for the Aliens in bigger games on PUB.
Before I start with it there are some infos that are important to know as Aliencomander. 1. Cysts cost Tres 2. Mist activated beside the Hive also affects the Hive 3. Gorges can build hives 4. You can place 1 Hive and 1 RT with starting res. 5. Mist speeds Maturing 6. 1 Hive has a very slow Eggrate especually on 8vs8 7. Gorge is your best friend
Considering all those important factors I started the folowing tactic. In the beginning you need to find out where Marines start, thats your job as commander. Then order 2 players to the hive location furthest away and tell em to go gorge. In the mean time you send 2 Drifters to that Hivespot and drop the Hive and the RT there (minicysts from gorge). The gorges will build the Hive (1.40min mark) and you Mist the starting Hive all the time. As soon as the 2. Hive is up use its energy to Mist the starting hive and also get a 3rd RT (if it is possible via mini-cysts from the gorges)and save 25 Res to upgrade your Mature hive.
From this point on you should focus on essential Crag upgrades or a shade, depending on situation, and a 4th RT.
This is just 1 option to start a Alien round but effective in costs regarding the 2. RT. pros and Cons:
â€¢ Faster Egg spawn rate â€¢ Fast Mature Hive â€¢ "Cheap" 2. RT â€¢ Gorge needed â€¢ More hive energy for Mist â€¢ 2 Hives for heal really early â€¢ Faster Alienmovement (Can choose between 2 starting Hives early in the game)
â€¢ Late Upgrades â€¢ Less pressure because of 2 Gorges â€¢ Slow Pres\Tres income the first 3 mins