Earlier this evening, I played as an alien for 3 games straight; each one was more embarassing than the last. The commander on the marine team, apparently, was not using their resources to build turrets, but immediately got an observatory (and a spawn pod or 2) and started scanning our hives. As soon as they found where it was, they immediately sent 7 marines towards it and crushed us utterly. Let me put it this way:
x 7 > x 1 to 3
Since we had no waypoints or quick way to mobilize, we were soon torn down by 7 long-distance-death-weilding marines, each thirsting for alien ichor. The gorges hadn't even got enough res to finish building an offense tower when they arrived at our hive, and promptly tore it down. The gorge who survived the hive being blown up -- unlike most of us, due to the 1.03 no-hive-kills-marines -- had escaped and since all resources went to him, had BARELY enough to start a 2nd hive, but the marines split up to different locations and murdered him. Accusations of the marines cheating were there on the lips of my teammates, but I joined the marines on the fourth rematch, and saw them do it again, even faster than the last time.
It was absurd. The commander used that 97 starting resource in a different way, and it ended the game faster than a skulk rush possibly could. I suppose this is a karmic backlash for all the Command Chairs I've destroyed, but still, does anyone have a solution to this problem? I don't want to be defenseless when the marines catch onto this.
(Edit -- it's not faster than a skulk rush, sorry -- that was an exaggeration. The rest is quite accurate, however.)