In The Pipeline / Being Worked On

Issue / SuggestionDate UpdatedStatus / Battlehouse
Response
Walls/BarriersNovember 18th, 2019 (added to tracker)Yes, it’s in progress.
Cosmetic placeable sprites for player basesNovember 11th, 2019 (moved from “Need More Player Feedback” to “In the Pipeline / Being Worked On”)We have decided that we will do cosmetic TOC flags (clan, country, and more) at a future date. Other cosmetic items will need more consideration/time. No ETA at this time.
New Unit – MinesweeperNovember 11th, 2019 (moved from “Need More Player Feedback” to “In the Pipeline / Being Worked On”)Thanks to all the good player feedback on Discord, we have an idea for how to implement a “minesweeper” feature, but it’s currently lower on the priority stack with no ETA.
Expand the clan help system to also work for unit upgradesNovember 4th, 2019 (added to tracker)Helping on unit and weapon research is a good idea. We’ll look into this when we get a chance, but we can’t provide an ETA.
Further customize Discord links to point to their specific game channelsNovember 4th, 2019 (added to tracker)We’re in the process of hooking up Discord links all over BH.com, and in the footers of their respective games to take players directly to their proper game channels. Stay tuned!
TOC16 UpgradeOctober 17th, 2019 (added to tracker)No ETA at this time, but it’s on the drawing board.

In Developer Discussion

Issue / SuggestionDate UpdatedStatus / Battlehouse Response
Give players the “+1 / +10” controlled unit deployment like in TRNovember 18th, 2019 (added to tracker)Dev team is discussing the possibility of having deployments show the current way on mobile, and the “+1 / +10 way” on desktop.
Nuke Consumable (long range, regional map weapon, base to base)November 11th, 2019 (added to tracker)Currently discussing the details / putting ideas together.
Keep Clan HQ open for FS players (some players don’t like Discord)November 4th, 2019 (added to tracker)Our initial thinking is “no” as keeping Clan HQ operational takes development time that could be better spent on updates for the game, and Discord has better moderation tools than we’ve ever had in Clan HQ. Try to give Discord some time to get used to it, and the developers will keep this under close consideration.

Need More Player Feedback

Issue / SuggestionDate UpdatedStatus / Battlehouse Response
NEW: Re-balance resources in AI bases (Fuel 50% of Supply, and Hardware 20% of supply)December 9th, 2019 (added to tracker)The ratio of supply:fuel:hardware changes for each TOC tier. Upgrade/build costs and loot are balanced such that if you attack enemies at the same TOC tier, you should receive a “balanced diet” of looted resources that closely match your costs. If there’s an imbalance it’s probably because you are attacking enemies either below or above the tier of upgrades/units you are using. Are there more players that feel it’s necessary we deviate from this? Weigh in on Discord.
Open a separate Discord server for Firestrike playersDecember 1st, 2019 (added to tracker)We are open to doing this if there is enough player demand.
Spread out AI bases more on the regional mapNovember 18th, 2019 (added to tracker)The bases currently are spread out, but the ones closest to players tend to get destroyed first. Are there more players out there that feel this is a strong issue?
More statistics and Daily, Weekly, or Quarterly Leaderboard prizes for some of the categoriesNovember 18th, 2019 (added to tracker)One player suggested adding various leaderboard categories for clans like # of hits by a clan. What kinds of statistics are other players interested in seeing?
Revert 2-up 2-down attack level restrictions back to 3-up 3-downOctober 24th, 2019Our last round of requests was to tighten this up. We welcome more feedback from the players, but the end factor is going to be the number of players playing before and after the patch and the amount of time they spend playing. We’ll assess after two weeks of the current restrictions being in place. If there’s basically no change, we’re open to keeping or reverting based on the amount of feedback we receive.
Allow players the ability to deploy more battalions at onceOctober 17th, 2019Maybe, but we need more feedback: is the issue that you want more battalions to deploy for more total map coverage, or that you want more total army space for units? (for balance reasons, we’re favoring adding battalion slots but not increasing army size at this time)

Can’t Add To The Game Right Now

Issue / SuggestionDate UpdatedStatus / Battlehouse Response
Simultaneous PvPDecember 1st, 2019 (added to tracker)No. The engine just doesn’t support it. If we were to add this, we’d have to basically redo the server and game engine from the ground up.
Give players the ability to “recycle/re-train” dead units to bring them back to 50% of their HP at a reduced costDecember 1st, 2019 (added to tracker)No for now as this one of the key differences between FS and other Battlehouse games.
Intergame map war between FS, TR, and DV ClansDecember 1st, 2019 (added to tracker)Thunder Run and Days of Valor are basically the same, so it’d be theoretically possible (really difficult) to migrate players from one to the other. Firestrike is almost entirely incompatible with the other two in terms of unit balance and technologies. It’s a neat idea, but really not workable.
Fog of war mechanicsDecember 1st, 2019 (added to tracker)Nirgal experimented with adding some fog of war effects to the engine last year, but the engine doesn’t support it and his hack was “ugly as sin” (his own words), so he dropped the project. Adding a full day/night cycle and a non-ugly fog of war feature will be extremely labor intensive and isn’t in the foreseeable future.
Increase the number of quarriesNovember 18th, 2019 (added to tracker)No for now, but not necessarily no forever. Ask us again in a few months.
Increase army space from 200November 11th (added to tracker)No, it would make it too easy for players to stockpile healthy units and avoid repair times.
Give players the ability to carry event currency over to the next eventNovember 11th (added to tracker)No. The timed event structure is an essential piece of our event design balance.
Integrate Night/Day cycles that change the in-game lightingNovember 4th, 2019 (added to tracker)Nirgal experimented with adding some fog of war effects to the engine last year, but the engine doesn’t support it and his hack was “ugly as sin” (his own words), so he dropped the project. Adding a full day/night cycle and a non-ugly fog of war feature will be extremely labor intensive and isn’t in the foreseeable future.
Add either a special map or a Community channel to memorialize players who have passed away in real lifeOctober 24th, 2019While a very nice idea, the dev time to add a memorial map would be significant. No for now, but we will give this some thought and see if we can come up with a workable idea. Suggest this again in the future, or make similar suggestions
Get rid of 5 second battalion attack delayOctober 17th, 2019No, we are not going to do this. The five second delay was implemented in Firestrike with the intention of preventing certain kinds of unbalanced behavior in other games. Firestrike is not Thunder Run and is not meant to be.
Increase battalion travel speed on the regional mapOctober 17th, 2019We are not implementing this for now, but we may consider it in the future. Bring it up next quarter and we’ll discuss it then.

Already Implemented

Issue / SuggestionDate UpdatedStatus / Battlehouse Response
Let the turret emplacements in FS quarries be moved the same way that MG Towers, Mortars, and TOWs can be moved in TR/DV quarriesNovember 11th (added to tracker)Turrets can now be moved within quarries.
Tighten the attack level restrictionsOctober 17th, 2019Changed from 3up/3-down, to 2-up/2-down

Have feedback you’d like to see added to the tracker?
Let us know over on the “firestrike” channel within our Thunder Run Discord Server.

Status of all issues / suggestions are subject to change on a weekly basis.