In 1.04 it seemed the games were longer, but at the sametime more fasted paced even though the new system is suppose to make the games shorter so that in tern is suppose to make the games more fast paced. It was a heated race to jps and 2nd hive. Now the aliens are expected to get a 2nd hive up with little problems and as comm I usually dont care if they get a 2nd hive. I just worry about early fade and hope its a noob and not an elite player. In 1.04 there were multiple ways to stop the 2nd hive. You could kill the gorg since there is only 1 this was important, you can lock down the hive which was worth it by the time they had the res to build hive, or you could kill their rts. You now can only lock down the hive and you dont have a lot of res to spare to do this by the time they can put up the hive in 3.0.