Hice is obviously too op you see they have power manipulator, pills manipulator, and even damage manipulator. Sadly they are oversupplied at the moment and such are very low in price. I could say raptors is there but if taken into account bluffing etc. Hive is the very difficult to deal with.
So now we put away ability and just look into the basic stats, let's find out why Hive is so imbalance.
As you can see most of the attack manips clans have low power ( lower than , due to their powerful bonus.
For example Uppers: Up till now, they just got exactly 4 cards that have 8 base power. Nega D Ld, Dorian Cr, Jackie Cr, Zatman Cr. Most of them are hard to collect, or expensive.
But Hive, they got one of the strongest attack manips (Equalizer max -15). Moreover, they got very great base power, Sight Ld, VeeXn, Alpha Dregn, Maana Cercei Cr, XIII, Strigoi. Who knows they will get more 8 power card in future ?
Alright, but many of their cards still have low power (6 power) right ?
However, they have not a powerful, but insane abilities to cover their weakness. Aegis, Fisty Cent, Raam, Kylorenne, Hydraereva.
As you can see, Equalizer is one of the strongest condition, easier to active than Courage, Revenge, Confidence. Don't need any card in the same team as Support, Brawl. They just need a card with high stars (5*). So if you want to beat Equalizer, use card with a lower star (1*,2*,3*) ? Not a great way to counter.
As HD_Smile said, they got so many kinds of ability: power, attack, life, pill manips, poison. They're like GHEIST but without taking your ability, they take away your beautiful day. How many of card in Uppers and Montana have pill manips ? Up till now is zero.
They're not unstoppable cause we still got Raptors, but they're BroKen
I feel that it might not be super good for a clan to determine what you play... Like, you either go Hive or use SoB/Raptors and low stars to counter Hive? Even if they can be beat, if the question is between running THEM or the exact counter...
I don't know if that is really an issue, as I don't play SV, but if that is the case as you guys seem to say it's not good.