After several hours of consideration...
Aliens get augmented hive in 6 minutes, bile-bomb marines, win game.
Marines rush alien hive within first 6 minutes, win game. If marines do not rush, they will lose 99% of games. The 1% of marine wins are the fault of the alien team.
Gorges are still useless, no incentive to go gorge.
In fact, gorges hurt the team because the resources are better spent on having more skulks or higher lifeforms.
There is no incentive to get weapon or armor upgrades anymore, because after 6 minutes the game is over for marines. Unless you like turtling.
I have no problem expanding as Alien comm even with the 7 second cyst build time.
If I did have a problem expanding, it doesn't matter because 6 minute bile bomb destroys everything unless the team is just plain bad.
I can also get a second hive in 3 minutes with gorges and still make the 6 minute bile bomb mark.
So in conclusion, gameplay is really bad right now.
EDIT: Also hydras are not really worth the resources unless you build a pretty garden.
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