In The Pipeline / Being Worked On

Issue / SuggestionDate UpdatedStatus / Battlehouse
Response
Buff the Elite OH-58’s air-to-air damageJanuary 3rd, 2020 (added to tracker)We’re okay with this. We’ll take a look at the balance of all air units soon.
Let players sell back all Security Teams, Security Network nodes, and Repair Kits for Hardware/ONPJanuary 3rd, 2020 (added to tracker)Yes for security nodes: they will be removed from the store soon. No for Security Teams as we patched all areas that were causing duplicate teams. An update for Repair Kits/FASCAMs will also be coming soon.
Revert space increase for Elite AH-64 (Or Increase Battalion Space)January 3rd, 2020 (added to tracker)We won’t be reverting the space increase, but will give you guys some more battalion space in the future.
More damage modifier icons in the unit stat menusDecember 16th, 2019 (added to tracker)We are in the process of working on some art for light-vehicle and turret icons.
Add ONP count display with the rest of the supplies during ONP weeksDecember 16th, 2019 (updated details within “In The Pipeline / Being Worked On”)Still no ETA on this, but this is part of the larger UI improvements project. The exact point in the improvements queue is subject to change, but it will definitely come some time after the changes to the player preferences section, screen shake, and chat vertical orientation
Create special Holiday themed events/activities (Halloween, Christmas, etc.)December 16th, 2019 (updated details within “In The Pipeline / Being Worked On”)Nirgal and Cameron are working on a special treat for future holiday events, but we’re unfortunately not going to have the whole thing ready in time for this Christmas. Keep your eyes peeled Halloween and Christmas 2020!
Add a volume slider to the settings menuDecember 9th, 2019 (added to tracker)There is a project coming soon in the queue to work more on the main settings menu, and we’ll look into the feasibility of adding a volume slider at that time.
Make some range and damage boosts for specific units more generic, e.g. boosts for the eT90 (or re-balance eT90 and eAbrams loot distribution)December 9th, 2019 (added to tracker)We’re going to adjust the loot tables on this soon.
Bring back “Hardware Quarries”December 9th, 2019 (moved from “In Developer Discussion” to “In The Pipeline / Being Worked On”)We will take a look at adding these back in soon, but no ETA at this time.
New Unit Idea – CH-47 ChinookDecember 1st, 2019 (added to tracker)Already in development and will be coming down the road.
High level barriers that nerf the attacking unit’s range and splash damageDecember 1st, 2019 (added to tracker)We already have a similar feature in production for this that will address this ability. We just need to finish the art for it, and it will be ready. No ETA at this time, but stay tuned!
Non-suicidal UH-60 Blackhawk / Elite BlackhawkNovember 22nd, 2019 (added to tracker)Several updates to the UH-60 are in the works, as well as an Elite version eventually.
Show expiring daily free missiles in a separate missile slot at the top of the list during battle so players know to use those firstNovember 22nd, 2019 (added to tracker)We’ll add this to the planned UI improvements, but no ETA at all. It won’t be soon.
Decrease building upgrade and research timesNovember 22nd, 2019 (added to tracker)This is already planned. We’re working our way through multiple changes. Keep an eye out for changes soon.
Buff the Elite OH-58 KiowaNovember 22nd, 2019 (added to tracker)Yes. Soon.
Make it more clear in the ONP store which leaders players already have, and which ones they still need to buy to complete their setsNovember 18th, 2019 (added to tracker)Yes, we are implementing changes when the new leader system comes out. We think you’ll like it. Stay tuned.
Enable in-game chats during battleNovember 18th, 2019 (added to tracker)Nirgal is currently working on a “chats patch” that addresses a few in-game chat updates. This has been added to the list.
Let battalions automatically return to base if you log off or change tabsNovember 18th, 2019 (added to tracker)This will be worked on in a future quality of life sweep, but it isn’t in progress yet.
Increase spawn amounts/spawn frequency for L38 Event basesNovember 18th, 2019 (added to tracker)The team is currently testing faster hive re-spawning for future deployment.
Create special Holiday themed events/activities (Halloween, Christmas, etc.)November 18th, 2019 (moved from “Needs More Player Feedback” to “In The Pipeline / Being Worked On”)Nirgal and Cameron are working on something extra special for the next “Candace’s Christmas”. Stay tuned!
TOC Weapons for lower level TOCsNovember 11th, 2019 (added to tracker)Yes, but not immediately. The armed TOC is meant to be exclusive to the highest level players for a while, but the requirements will be lowered later. Expect TOC11 to be able to deploy them in early 2020. Other lower TOC levels should expect to see it as well, but the timeline is not set.
Let players upgrade barriers while their builder is busy with another building upgradeNovember 11th, 2019 (added to tracker)This will be tackled in the next round of UI improvements, sometime after the L5 Sec Team release.
Give players an option in settings to turn off the “screen shake” effectsNovember 11th, 2019 (added to tracker)This will be tackled in the next round of UI improvements, sometime after the L5 Sec Team release.
Base Design / Layout Mode (and the ability to save/store unit patrol loadouts)November 11th, 2019 (updated details within “In the Pipeline / Being Worked On”)It’s planned, but we don’t have any ETA yet. It’s still in the concept phase at the time of this update.
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.
Show building unlock pre-requisites in the ONP store before a player buys a particular blueprintNovember 4th, 2019 (added to tracker)There are several store changes in the works. We should have an update by mid-December, unless it gets implemented before then. Watch for unit blueprints to change first, then the equipment section, but other sections will get some love.
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.
Change Discord links to point to the “general” channel instead of “suggestions”November 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!
Start re-enabling Legacy achievements (and other event related “Legacy” achievements that are still showing in the “Rivals” category)October 24th, 2019 (added to tracker)It’s in the works. Quick poll: Poacher first, or Virus first? Let us know over on Discord!
Add unit’s secondary weapon DPS, range, and splash damage to their respective “hover tool tips”October 24th, 2019 (added to tracker)Yes. The entire weapon/stat display system will be getting an overhaul, but this will not be soon.
Buff or re-purpose underpowered non-elite / non-blueprint units (IE, Bradley, Abrams)October 24th, 2019 (added to tracker)Yes, as part of the tier rebalancing project. No ETA, but there’s not too much ahead of it. It may not be exactly what you expect though!
UI Improvement – better display upgrade/research prerequisites for blueprints prior to players buying them in the ONP/Hardware storesOctober 24th, 2019 (added to tracker)UI improvements are in progress. Like the unit stats, this will take some grunt work. This has been added to the UI task list, but is behind a lot of other items and will take a while.
Let players buy turret blueprints beyond the next available upgrade levelOctober 24th, 2019 (added to tracker)We will either be implementing this, something similar to this, or testing more than one implementation in different games. Stay tuned.
New “airplane” unit types (IE, F-22 Raptor, Reaper Drone)October 17th, 2019 (added to tracker)Yes, we’re working on something like this.
The first version will
get a future dev blog
entry.
Security Team Leader upgrade catch-up mechanicsOctober 17th, 2019 (added to tracker)Yes, we’re working on it, ETA is January 2020.
Add a “Don’t show this again.” checkbox on the “Withdraw from battle” dialogue promptOctober 17th, 2019 (added to tracker)Yes, we’re working on it. No ETA, but it will be during a UI/QoL sweep after the tutorial overhaul is done.
Add a “Don’t show this again.” checkbox on the “Base Defenders Need Repair” dialogue promptOctober 17th, 2019 (added to tracker)Yes, we’re working on it. No ETA, but it will be during a UI/QoL sweep after the tutorial overhaul is done.
Enable build/research boost items the ability to also boost building upgrades that are already in progressOctober 17th, 2019 (added to tracker)Yes. This is going to take some work, so we have no ETA, but we do need to handle this and cases where we release a patch with shorter research or build times.
Slow down on releasing the new top tier contentOctober 17th, 2019 (added to tracker)Yes, after the TOC12 patch (and it’s sub-patches), we’ll be slowing down a bit to work on some UI and quality of life changes

In Developer Discussion

Issue / SuggestionDate UpdatedStatus / Battlehouse Response
NEW: Fuel Barrels – like supply crates/caches but for fuelJanuary 10th, 2020 (added to tracker)We’re looking into the feasibility of getting a barrel art asset that we’re happy with.
Let players send a specific base defender unit to reserves by clicking on it from the base viewJanuary 3rd, 2020 (added to tracker)We’re taking a look into how hard this would be to implement. If it’s not overly complicated, we may move forward.
Let players stockpile Promotion Orders if they choose to do so (store only lets you buy one at a time)January 3rd, 2020 (added to tracker)We’re wary of letting players stockpile as the average player has a tendency to accidentally purchase duplicates, but we’re discussing the possibility of a toggle option for this.
Give players the ability “call in” mercenary unit reinforcements using hardwareJanuary 3rd, 2020 (added to tracker)We like this idea and are discussing the specifics internally.
Give players the ability to sort and/or re-organize the order of their battalions in the battalions manager (drag and drop)January 3rd, 2020 (added to tracker)“Drag and drop” might not be possible due to engine limitations, but we can look into doing “up/down arrows”.
Nerf the Elite Cobra’s sidewinder missile (only take out one target at a time)December 23rd, 2019 (added to tracker)We are considering making changes to the Elite Cobra’s sidewinder weapon.
Craftable or purchasable ammo equips for turretsDecember 23rd, 2019 (added to tracker)This is definitely a route we’d eventually like to go since ammo types could be researchable and give upgrade routes.
Post the revolving Event schedule publicly, or go back to queueing up “Facebook Events” for each Live Ops EventDecember 23rd, 2019 (added to tracker)We are in talks about the best way to present this to you guys. Any ideas on preference? Let us know on Discord!
More Walls/Barriers again (not enough released with TOC12)December 23rd, 2019 (added to tracker)We are considering releasing more walls/barriers along with more base perimeter upgrades.
Buff the Elite MSTADecember 16th, 2019 (added to tracker)Nirgal will run the stats on the least-used Elite units again soon and pick one to buff from the results.
Spruce up the logistics depot / add more rewardsDecember 16th, 2019 (added to tracker)We will be working on item generation code in some upcoming projects, and may look into the feasibility of this at that time.
Sell more premium game content for hardware instead of ONP (to help newbies grow)December 9th, 2019 (adde to tracker)We’re considering possibly putting some time into improving the current Hardware store organization first, and then may move towards moving more blueprints in down the line. Stay tuned!
Improve regional map “base search” functionsDecember 1st, 2019 (added to tracker)The team will discuss this soon and look into improvements, but no ETA at this time.
Improve “auto-resolve” behavior/calculationsDecember 1st, 2019 (added to tracker)We are going to leave the auto-resolve system undisturbed for now, but eventually will discuss the feasibility of making improvements.
In-game translator for chatDecember 1st, 2019 (added to tracker)We already have a translator that we use internally for chat moderation tools, and will look into how feasible it would be to add a similar function during the next round of in-game chat improvements.
Improve Hit List Bases and Rewards & New Single Player EventsDecember 1st, 2019 (added to tracker)The team is actively discussing the best ways to go about efficiently producing new single player content, and adding more base variety to the content that’s already in rotation (including Hit Lists).
Give players more control regarding where they relocate on a map when using a relocator itemNovember 22nd, 2019 (added to tracker)The team is discussing the details for how to make this possible.
Make “supply caches” lootable for attacking playersNovember 22nd, 2019 (added to tracker)We added supply caches mainly as a retention boosting mechanic, to give players something nice for logging in from time to time similar to the daily login rewards. No for now, but maybe we will look into developing some kind of other randomized lootable structure in the future.
Chat notification buttons or tabs that light up when new messages are posted and the chat window is closed (region, global, clan)November 18th, 2019 (added to tracker)Nirgal is currently working on a “chats patch” that addresses a few in-game chat updates. He will look into the feasibility of this as the patch work progresses.
Decrease the help requirements needed for the clan help systemNovember 18th, 2019 (added to tracker)We’re currently running an analysis to see if the current “clan help” numbers warrant a decrease in help requirements.
Enable “onmousehover” scrolling for in-game chatsNovember 18th, 2019 (added to tracker)If the API supports it, yes. If not, no. We’re currently discussing the technical specifications.
Let players trade Hardware for ONPNovember 18th, 2019 (added to tracker)We’re open to this, but it would have to be only during events, and at an exchange rate that doesn’t make it more favorable than fighting for the ONP.
Special map for high level players only (TOC10+)November 18th, 2019 (added to tracker)We’re open to this, but don’t know yet when we’ll get around to experimenting with the idea. We’re currently discussing potentially trying something next season. Bug us again around that time if you don’t get another update sooner!
Decrease repair times on max lvl Transmitter/Reserves BayNovember 18th, 2019 (added to tracker)We’re open to this and are currently considering capping the repair times at 30 minutes (a 43% time reduction at it’s level cap), but it’s not set in stone yet.
New Unit – Elite M2 BradleyNovember 11th (added to tracker)We don’t see why we won’t do it eventually, but for now we’re mostly doing system improvements and quality of life patches while the TOC12 content unlocks. Dev team will discuss and revisit later.
Giftable base relocation itemsNovember 4th, 2019 (added to tracker)We’re looking into how difficult this would be to implement. We’ll update soon. Bug us if you don’t hear anything by December.
Buff the Elite T90November 4th, 2019 (added to tracker)We will be boosting another vehicle unit in late November. We’ll base our decision on usage statistics, but given the suggestion we’ll take a close look at this one.
Add another “base expansion” tierNovember 4th, 2019 (added to tracker)Regarding home base space, Nirgal has added (but not activated) another base size upgrade, but that just gives players more room to deploy defenses. For a full on base expansion: there are some technical limitations to this right now that the team is discussing work-arounds for internally.
Display stats in-game for units at all levels so players can make more educated upgrade choicesOctober 24th, 2019 (added to tracker)We are discussing this internally.
Increase the max stack limits on consumable itemsOctober 17th, 2019 (added to tracker)Maybe, we’re discussing it internally and/or working out
the details.
Official wiki that provides updated stats and specs for all buildings / units / durables / eventsOctober 17th, 2019 (added to tracker)Maybe, we’re discussing it internally and/or working out the details.
Enable a player’s battalions the ability to pass through their own battalionsOctober 17th, 2019 (added to tracker)Maybe, we’re discussing it internally and/or working out the details.
More variety in the different types of gold offers available to SuperfansOctober 17th, 2019 (added to tracker)Maybe, we’re discussing it internally and/or working out the details.
More ONP Store OrganizationOctober 17th, 2019 (added to tracker)We need to finish an analysis that we’re running on another game title first.
Improve Unit AI – Make units attack whatever is attacking them first before attacking anything elseOctober 17th, 2019 (added to tracker)Not soon, but there are several AI changes we need to make. We’ll have to revisit this later.
Buff the Elite BDRMOctober 17th, 2019 (added to tracker)We will be boosting another vehicle unit in late November. We’ll base our decision on usage statistics, but given the suggestion we’ll take a close look at this one.

Need More Player Feedback

Issue / SuggestionDate UpdatedStatus / Battlehouse Response
NEW: Require that all units be repaired to a certain percentage before they’re able to be on the regional mapJanuary 10th, 2020 (added to tracker)Is there a particular reason this change is necessary? What do other players think? Let us know on Discord!
Move Thunder Run to more platforms than just Facebook and KongregateDecember 23rd, 2019 (added to tracker)What other platforms do you guys think Thunder Run should be available on? Let us know on Discord!
Add a section in the “Player Info” window for a short player biography (similar to clan description)December 23rd, 2019 (added to tracker)Weigh in on Discord! Do more players think this is a necessary change?
Increase the amount of quarries that can be ownedDecember 23rd, 2019 (added to tracker)Weigh in on Discord! Do more players think this is a necessary change?
Increase the amount that a quarry can be upgradedDecember 23rd, 2019 (added to tracker)Weigh in on Discord! Do more players think this is a necessary change?
Adjust movement speed/range balance for helicopter unitsDecember 23rd, 2019 (added to tracker)Weigh in on Discord! Do more players think this is a necessary change?
Add more “crafting speed” levels for minesDecember 16th, 2019 (added to tracker)We need a bit more info: do you mean like a tech to speed up the production rate, higher levels that reduce the crafting time but don’t change the stats, or more levels to the minefields themselves to give crafting bonuses the way the various unit factories do?
Give players the ability to tag allied Clans with a color or marker, and let clan leaders organize Alliances in-gamesDecember 16th, 2019 (added to tracker)We’re open to eventually expanding more on Clan Alliance features, and implementing new “Clan-to-Clan” standings systems. What specifics would you guys like to see in such a feature set other than flagging allied clans with colors or tags?
Diplay building and turret levels via hover tooltip during spy and attack stages, and in battle logsDecember 9th, 2019 (added to tracker)Levels of enemy buildings aren’t revealed on purpose to serve as a sort of a “fog of war” effect. We’re not opposed to revealing them, but keep in mind this would also reveal your own levels to attackers. Are there more players that want it this way? Weigh in on Discord.
Sell damage/speed boosts for gold or hardwareDecember 9th, 2019 (added to tracker)Selling powerful buffs is risky to the game balance, but we might be open to doing some buffs for weaker unit types. What kind of boosts specifically woud you like to see? Weigh in on Discord.
Nerf “fire jailing” tacticsDecember 9th, 2019 (updated details within “Need More Player Feedback”)We have been considering setting aside the required development time to enforce a “one hex must always be open rule” surrounding player bases and battalions, but the community consensus right now seems to be that most of you want us to still allow “regular jailing”. Nerfing only fire jailing is difficult. If there are players fire jailing you with alts on an anti-alt map, please report them to us via player support. In the meantime, we will continue collecting feedback.
Give players the ability to replay a completed single player campaign one time per event cycleDecember 1st, 2019 (added to tracker)Weigh in on Discord! Do more players think this is a necessary change?
Let players trade ONP for Fuel/SupplyDecember 1st, 2019 (added to tracker)Weigh in on Discord! Do more players think this is a necessary change?
Give players the ability to train multiple security team leaders at onceDecember 1st, 2019 (added to tracker)Weigh in on Discord! Do more players think this is a necessary change?
Increase the clan help system help expiration timer (1hr to 8hrs)December 1st, 2019 (added to tracker)Weigh in on Discord! Do more players think this is a necessary change?
Match battalion size to DV (1710 to 2300)December 1st, 2019 (added to tracker)Weigh in on Discord! Do more players think this is a necessary change?
Put a tag icon on battles in the battle history to indicate battles fought with auto-resolveDecember 1st, 2019 (added to tracker)Weigh in on Discord! Do more players think this is a necessary change?
Add more Security Teams for more buildings (TOC, Maintenance Buildings, etc.)December 1st, 2019 (added to tracker)What kinds of security teams would you guys like to see, and what buildings would they be used for?
Open more mapsNovember 22nd, 2019 (added to tracker)The main feedback we’ve been hearing on this is that players feel the current map are too crowded, and feel clans should be given the ability to spread out a little more. What other reasons lead to the community wanting more maps?
Increase “Weekend Warrior” bonus to something higher than 10%November 22nd, 2019 (added to tracker)Weigh in on Discord! Do more players think this is a necessary change?
Bring back the old underground strongpoints with FASCAMsNovember 22nd, 2019 (added to tracker)These were initially removed some time ago because players were finding them way too difficult due to the FASCAM mechanics. We wouldn’t mind adding them back if more players seem to want them again. Weigh in on Discord!
Bring back the old “Thunderdome” mapNovember 22nd, 2019 (moved from “Can’t Add To The Game Right Now” to “Need More Player Feedback”)No, because Thunderdome was exploit central. But we do have another idea to discuss in a future blog post. Assuming we did a Thunderdome that had slightly tweaked rules, what kinds of rules or features would you guys like to see on the map? How about a special clan vs. clan competition map?
Adjust quantities on the unit deployment buttons (+5 for aircraft, armor, and elite infantry – keep +10 for regular infantry)November 18th, 2019 (added to tracker)Maybe. This is the first we’ve heard on this suggestion. Sound off players, does this sound like a good idea to you?”
More player control around intra-map base relocationsNovember 18th, 2019 (added to tracker)How would you guys feel about the possibility of a “precise base relocation” item that lets players choose where to go on the map? Weigh in, or provide us with more detail re: what you all would prefer.
Use Epidemic event “black box” building as a high level generator art assetNovember 18th, 2019 (added to tracker)What if we added some new “epic” levels to an event, and made the “black box” building asset a skin that you can earn for your generators? Let us know what you think!
Nerf the ability to protect PvP points by using single player “AI Attack” waves to keep base damaged upon log outNovember 18th, 2019 (added to tracker)In another game we implemented a feature to protect against this wherein players “leak” PvP points at certain rate anytime you’re logged out with >50% damage. Would the community be open to a feature like this? Weigh in!
More tournaments / player competitions other than the PvP TournamentsNovember 18th, 2019 (added to tracker)What kinds of tournaments / competitions specifically would you guys like us to consider for the future?
Increase the base resource value of all resource clan giftsNovember 11th (added to tracker)We’re open to this, but it’s not high priority right now. Are there others out there that feel there is a strong need for this? Weigh in on Discord and we may increase the priority down the road.
An in-game “notepad” where players can record and access notesNovember 11th (added to tracker)Weigh in: are there others out there that feel there is a strong need for this? Our feeling currently is that since it’s a browser game, it should be pretty easy just to tab over to Google Docs instead.
Add a scrambler AKA “Fear” weapon to the game (weapon that disrupts pathing waypoints for units)November 11th (added to tracker)How would you guys feel if we tested the waters with a new “sonic mine” that disrupts enemy pathing?
Randomize the ordering of buttons on the regional map battalion control pop-up (more auto-clicker nerfing)October 24th, 2019 (added to tracker)We’d like more feedback from the community on this. A lot of the complaints we receive are about the UI already being non-standard. We could do this, but would the nuisance be too much for the average player? Weigh in.
When the system detects alts in an anti-alt map, relocate both accounts instead of just oneOctober 24th, 2019 (added to tracker)What advantages to the game do you believe this will bring? Please share some reasons on Discord with us for why this is a good idea, and we’ll revisit it.
TR Mobile App Port
(or Companion App)
October 17th, 2019 (added to tracker)No for now, but we’re
not saying no forever. Bug us again in a few months.
Let players trade in more store items for ONP / HardwareOctober 17th, 2019 (added to tracker)No for now, but we’re
not saying no forever. Bug us again in a few months.

Add Splash Damage values to all units in Thunder Run Wiki
October 17th, 2019 (added to tracker)We don’t control the Gamepedia wiki, so we’re not going to devote a lot of dev time to this, but we have wiki-formatted text that includes splash damage if anyone wants to edit the wiki
Add more “unit research boost” items into the gameOctober 17th, 2019 (added to tracker)Maybe, but we want more player feedback. Let us know what you think, and maybe provide some more details.

Can’t Add To The Game Right Now

Issue / SuggestionDate UpdatedStatus / Battlehouse Response
NEW: Allow players to equip/unequip a leader while a building is upgradingJanuary 10th, 2020 (added to tracker)We’d like to allow this someday, but it’s going to take some extensive work on the internal building code which we won’t able to get to until some point after the completion of the current developer roadmap. No for now, but not no forever.
NEW: Re-open Clan HQ, or improve the current Discord login/registration flowJanuary 10th, 2020 (added to tracker)We do not plan to re-open Clan HQ, but we will continually improve on our link flows for Discord as Discord continues to further improve systems on their end.
Add medals and achievements for battalion fighting (x batts destroyed, etc.)January 3rd, 2020 (added to tracker)No, sorry. We’re not interested in adding in medals/achievements for batt fighting at this time, but may look into it down the road if/when we make some improvements to battalion PvP.
Mercenary Unit Backlash (stop rolling out mercenary unit variants)January 3rd, 2020 (added to tracker)No, we will continue to utilize Mercenary Units when necessary for event game balance. There is nothing special or extra powerful about them other than their color.
Add “Gold” QuarriesDecember 23rd, 2019 (added to tracker)No sorry, not at this time.
Customizable sliders for turrets that boost range at the expense of damage, or damage at the expense of rangeDecember 23rd, 2019 (added to tracker)We think this is a really cool idea, but we won’t have the resources to dig into this anytime soon. No for now, but not no forever! Bug us again late-2020.
Hide quarry battalions so that they serve as an ambush to quarry stealersDecember 23rd, 2019 (added to tracker)We do not feel this is a necessary change to the quarry system at this time.
New Unit Idea – Guard DogsDecember 23rd, 2019 (added to tracker)We would love this, but we’re probably going to slow down on releasing entirely new units. Equipment sets that change a unit’s role are more likely, and having such an ability set could be in the future.
New Unit Idea – SpiesDecember 23rd, 2019 (added to tracker)We’re probably going to slow down on releasing entirely new units. Equipment sets that change a unit’s role are more likely, and having such an ability set could be in the future. We also have some similar “spy”-like ideas in mind for the Elite Sniper coming down the road. Stay tuned!
New Unit – Elite HumveeDecember 16th, 2019 (added to tracker)We’re probably going to slow down on releasing entirely new units. Equipment sets that change a unit’s role are more likely, and having such an ability set could be in the future.
New Unit – Anti-Missile UnitDecember 16th, 2019 (updated details within “Can’t Add to the Game Right Now”)Down the road, we’relooking to add craftable missiles and change the way free missiles are rewarded. We don’t want to alter missile defense too much until these other changes are ready.
Let players carry over ONP to the next event (to help newbies grow)December 9th, 2019 (added to tracker)No, sorry. The timed event structure is an essential piece of our event design balance.
Spawn more Elite OH-58’s from L4 Bravo Security TeamsDecember 9th, 2019 (added to tracker)No sorry, not at this time. But keep an eye out for new L5 Leaders coming next month!
Add a 2nd “builder queue” so players can unlock the ability to upgrade/research 2 things at onceDecember 9th, 2019 (moved from “In Developer Discussion” to “Can’t Add To The Game Right Now”)A 2nd builder queue was never initially part of the game’s original balance plans, and effects on the current balance of the game would be too drastic. We have implemented things like the “Clan Building Help” system to help with building upgrade times, and are open to more suggestions that might further help in this area.
New Unit Idea – Stealth Infantry Unit (with weapon suppressor)December 1st, 2019 (added to tracker)We’re probably going to slow down on releasing entirely new units. Equipment sets that change a unit’s role are more likely, and having such an ability set could be in the future.
Fog of War game mechanicsDecember 1st, 2019 (added to tracker)Similar to the earlier note regarding why we can’t do Day/Night cycles: Nirgal ran some experiments with adding fog of war mechanics to the game using the current engine a while back. It didn’t work out, unfortunately. He would love to revisit it someday.
Give all mines the ability to stun a unitDecember 1st, 2019 (added to tracker)This would make mines too overpowered.
Missile Silo Building (Missile Crafting / Missile Buffs)November 22nd, 2019 (added to tracker)This would be a major investment of resources. We’re going to have to say no for now, but maybe at some point in the future we can readdress this. Ask again in a few months.
Increase Army Capacity in the Reserves BayNovember 22nd, 2019 (added to tracker)No for now. We can readdress this later, after other building balance issues are addressed. Ask us again when you see that patch hit the live servers.
Slow down an upgrading building when it’s damaged instead of stopping the upgradeNovember 22nd, 2019 (added to tracker)No, sorry. Gold spent on repairs is one of the things that pays the bills.
Interplayer marketplace / barter / trade systemNovember 22nd, 2019 (added to tracker)No, sorry. Our inventory system does not have any sort of interaction between players. We’d have to build something new from the ground up, and we can’t devote the resources to something that massive right now.
Impose “Child Who Cried Wolf” penalties to players who report unfounded Cheat Accusations just for the sake of reportingNovember 22nd, 2019 (added to tracker)In our opinion, it is a bad idea to assume intentions. We’ll keep investigating the reports, even if they keep turning out to be false. If a player making accusations in chat annoys you, you can use the mute feature to prevent seeing any more from them.
Give players the ability to gift multiple “clan gift” items at onceNovember 22nd, 2019 (added to tracker)No, sorry. Being able to increase the amount of clan gift items you can gift to a player at at time is unfortunately outside the limitations of what the engine can currently support.
Only stop a defender’s upgrades if the TOC is destroyedNovember 22nd, 2019 (added to tracker)No, a major part of the game is keeping your base maintained. However, we did notice players discussing scaling power output with the amount of damage. That seems reasonable. We’ll discuss this further when we get the time to work on this.
Make “supply caches” lootable for attacking playersNovember 22nd, 2019 (added to tracker)We added supply caches mainly as a retention boosting mechanic, to give players something nice for logging in from time to time similar to the daily login rewards. No for now, but maybe we will look into developing some kind of other randomized lootable structure in the future.
Bunker system that allows players to hide base defender units up to a given unit space valueNovember 22nd, 2019 (added to tracker)The code mechanics of a bunker aren’t simple. Nirgal worked out some possibilities, but hasn’t had a chance to test them yet. Maybe down the road!
“Copy” button when clicking on in-game chat message, so players can more easily use Google Translate (or paste links?)November 22nd, 2019 (added to tracker)No for now. We have some plans for improving communications tools going forward, so once you see major changes to the chat system implemented, it will be a good time to ask about things like this again.
Increase max stack limit on missiles (50 -> 100)November 18th, 2019 (added to tracker)The reason missile limits were implemented in the first place was to crack down on excessive stockpiling, so we probably won’t increase them again if ever. If you have multiple warehouse slots containing 50 of the same missile, you should start using those missiles.
“Newbie Map” system to help protect lower level playersNovember 18th, 2019 (added to tracker)Thought about it, yes. Came to an accord as a team, no. There are competing schools of thought on how to give newcomers the genuine Thunder Run experience or to keep them on a guided and safe path to learn the ropes. There are some other things around the tutorial and early game progression that we’ve been working to try to further help newbies. We may revisit this suggestion again down the road if other changes don’t work out like we’re hoping.
Put a limit on the number of known alts a player can haveNovember 18th, 2019 (added to tracker)The horse is out of the barn on this one for TR/DV. If you want an alt-free game, play Firestirke.
Make all turret “change weapon” actions instantNovember 18th, 2019 (added to tracker)No, we can’t do this, sorry. This is one of the things that pays the bills.
Let players upgrade mods on units while the unit is upgradingNovember 18th, 2019 (added to tracker)Probably not, since mods are a “tech”, the same as the unit upgrade. “Techs” determine the level of a lot of things. A unit’s level is based on its “production” tech, while its modified stats are based on its mod techs. Upgrading a mod is just researching the next level of mod tech, the same way as upgrading a unit is the same as researching the next level of production tech. We’d like to allow queuing up research eventually, but I don’t think it will be soon.
Enforce players to have to carry loot back to their bases in their battalions after an attackNovember 18th, 2019 (added to tracker)We would love this, but it would be too big of a departure from the current balance. Maybe we could have some special type of loot that has to be carried back by battalions.
Let players trap an infantry inside a small cluster of 4 walls (currently can only fit and stay in a 3×3 section)November 18th, 2019 (added to tracker)Cramming infantry into that small of a space doesn’t seem very realistic. We would be more likely to consider implementing actual bunker/foxhole buildings.
New Unit Idea – long range artilliery rocket similar to the V2 in C&CNovember 18th, 2019 (added to tracker)No. There are already many extremely long ranged attack systems. Without player-controlled units when attacking, a long-range bombarder that can just sit outside a base’s defenses makes it a foregone conclusion that the attacker will win.
New Unit Idea – infantry or air unit that stuns vehiclesNovember 18th, 2019 (added to tracker)We’re probably going to slow down on releasing entirely new units. Equipment sets that change a unit’s role are more likely, and having such an ability set could be in the future.
Simultaneous PvPNovember 18th, 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.
Let players relocate their base within their own map for free (maybe with a 10 minute cooldown?)November 18th, 2019 (added to tracker)We fear that this would just be abused as a means to harass innocent players.
Crack down on event base “Hardware Sniping”November 18th, 2019 (added to tracker)If the player base wants to enforce their own rules of battle, we suggest sending recon teams to watch the areas around hardware bases. It’s not breaking any game rules to destroy just the hardware buildings.
New Unit Idea – Scout (discerns and steals items from warehouses)November 18th, 2019 (added to tracker)No. The game design does not handle items being transferred between players, other than gift items.
Add 2x more ambush points / do-away with the “choose your strategy” mechanicsNovember 11th, 2019 (added to tracker)The current number of available Ambush Points is by design. We want you to make a choice on which to deploy. When we wrap up some other projects, security nodes and ambush points will both be getting a crafting system similar to landmines. The existing items will get refunded and you’ll be able to swap them out with crafting.
Mobile App Port or Companion AppNovember 11th, 2019 (added to tracker)Developing a mobile app would require that we decrease development time on weekly updates. Since the game was designed for and works best for desktop browsers, we’d rather put our development efforts into making the best player experience possible for those who already enjoy the game on it’s current platform. Assuming we made a bare bones companion app though, what features specifically would you guys find useful (resource collection, batt management, etc.)?
Only allow a player’s “Main” account to enter anti-alt mapsNovember 11th, 2019 (added to tracker)We do not decide which account is an alt and which account is a main. One account gets to go on the non-alt map. The player decides which account is their main account and can change main accounts any time they wish.
Make a player’s list of “known alts” publicly availableNovember 11th, 2019 (added to tracker)We do not share private information about players publicly. Aside from the ethical issues, it’s illegal in many countries if not all of them.
Decrease training time for Elite AH-64November 11th, 2019 (added to tracker)No, the Elite AH-64 is one of the most powerful and popular units in the game now, and it’s already unusually cheap ONP-wise for its power level. We’re going to leave the research and training time as it is for now.
Unit skins / color picker options for units (cosmetic only)November 11th, 2019 (added to tracker)Not at this time, and no likely long term due to the high impact on our art system. This would also further fuel a current issue of making some elite units harder to distinguish from the normal ones.
Add new landscapes to the perimeter of player bases that reflect the different regional map biomes (desert, grassland, mountain, ocean)November 4th, 2019 (added to tracker)While it’s a really cool idea, it unfortunately takes quite a bit of art finesse to knock one of these out, let alone 4 of them. We won’t have the art budget to spare anytime in the foreseeable future.
Deprecate old player “Player Manual” link on BH.com to the “Wiki”November 4th, 2019 (added to tracker)We can’t link to the wiki from BH.com as it’s not an official BH product, and anyone can make edits. However, we are discussing internally the possibility of transitioning to an official BH.com Wiki, but we don’t have an ETA.
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.
Increase cooldowns on 28 day shieldsNovember 4th, 2019 (added to tracker)No. This is one of the things that pays the bills. Sorry!
Add “Hardware Yard” buildingsNovember 4th, 2019 (added to tracker)We are not planning on implementing a hardware yard. Hardware is meant to be a semi-precious resource that can only be acquired through battle or (in some cases) quests. I have added Hardware as a prize for one daily quest and plan to expand that a bit. I also plan to add a daily Hardware Logistics Dispatch. Hardware prices are also going to be adjusted downwards for lower level content, but will probably stay high for the highest level content.
Create new unique map designs (more terrain, islands, land bridges, etc.)October 24th, 2019 (added to tracker)We want to this someday, but editing the format of a regional map is an extremely tedious and time consuming task that we just can’t justify right now. Maybe later!
Let players building a 2nd “underground” baseOctober 24th, 2019 (added to tracker)Cool idea, but this is not going to be viable any time soon.
Let players issue commands to their battalions while they’re in battleOctober 24th, 2019 (added to tracker)No, we will not be doing this. Players engaged in an attack already have a huge advantage over an AI-controlled defender. Letting them “batt fight” while also stomping on a batt they caught is not going to work out.
In-game private message systemOctober 24th, 2019 (added to tracker)We don’t feel there is a need to add this functionality in-game since Facebook Messenger and Discord already serve as viable methods for private messaging. We also don’t have the resources currently to reliably police another channel of in-game chat. Join us on Discord instead!
Separate “warehouse” building to store leaders (IE, store in Leader Barracks?)October 24th, 2019 (added to tracker)No, we will not be doing this. It would require a major overhaul of the way both the server and browser client track inventory. We have implemented tabs on the warehouse to make it easier to find things, and we have increased the number of inventory slots multiple times, and have made warehouse upgrades cheaper. We are also making alternative upgrade paths for the leaders.
Add either a special map or a Community channel to memorialize players who have passed away in real lifeOctober 24th, 2019 (added to tracker)While 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
Give players the x4 battle speed up ability for free in addition to the current x2October 17th, 2019 (added to tracker)No. This would break a lot of things. In fact, thanks for bringing it up, we’re removing a x4 speed-up boost item from the game and giving away Hardware to anyone who has it.
Bring back Range Boost once per weekOctober 17th, 2019 (added to tracker)We’re not going to do that because it is overpowered to give away to everyone every week, but we will make it a prize in an upcoming event. Stay tuned!
“Change Weapon” automatically after turret tech is upgradedOctober 17th, 2019 (added to tracker)No. We do this with mines because they are disposable and have to be replaced after a battle. We will be making many of the turret levels cheaper and faster to research though.
Improve UI – Switch menus from a horizontal to a vertical layout, and then enable “onmouseover” scrollingOctober 17th, 2019 (added to tracker)We are not currently positioned for a complete UI overhaul. We are internally discussing the long-term future plans for Gundar, and will probably discuss it further in a future dev blog.

Already Implemented

Issue / SuggestionDate UpdatedStatus / Battlehouse Response
Decrease size capacity for helicopter unitsDecember 16th, 2019 (added to tracker)This coming Thursday you’ll see a size decrease for the Cobra and Kiowa!
Revert recent Elite Stinger buffs and/or remove them from AI basesNovember 18th, 2019 (added to tracker)We have opted to remove the Elite Stinger Gunner from AI bases and replace them with non-elite versions.
Prevent debuff auras from counting towards buff aura limitsNovember 11th, 2019 (added to tracker)Done! Debuff auras no longer count towards buff aura limits.
Sort equipment by unit type in the ONP storeNovember 11th, 2019 (added to tracker)Done! As of the time of this update, equipment is now sorted by unit tye in the ONP store.
Allow players to build more walls/barriers with TOC12November 4th, 2019 (added to tracker)TOC12 increases the barrier limit, but only by a few.
Public Voice of the Fan TrackersOctober 17th, 2019 (added to tracker)Yep. Here it is! Enjoy! 🎉

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