I like catalyze. It's a great power imo. However after playing a few games, it's clear to me it should NOT be allowed to be used on hives. I played both as marine and as alien comm for a few rounds. Managed to pull off one marine win (alien comm bugged), but all others it was marines lose because of how quickly fades roll out. I tried three different strategies: phase blitz, relocates, and upgrade craze. No strategy that I know of is working against a half decent alien comm with a decent team. By the time you notice a hive is going up, it is complete before you get there.
Mineshaft has less than 5 minute fades, and onos at 12 minutes.
tl;dr no catalyze on hives
Read on with topic. Might be fine as we figure out the mechanics a little more.