Currently, I can build a fleet that beats the “normal” difficulty for 10,000 or so honor, save the deployment and then just pump the game for honor points. This isn’t very fun (so the simple idea is just not to do that).
But, I would like to know the maximum honor I’ve ever gotten for each battle, which leads to my suggestion:
Once I’ve done a battle and gotten, say, 10,000 honor, then I can only get more honor from that battle by beating it on a harder difficulty or by getting more than 10,000 (at which point I am awarded the difference). There are enough fights in the game to unlock everything this way and it would encourage playing on the harder difficulties. Also, it would give me something of an additional motive to keep tweaking my fleets in the single player game.
So my feature is already there! Yay! I posted this because whenever I would get a new update and find something locked, I could just redo the 80,000 point mission for enough honor to unlock everything again. This is apparently just a bug/feature of the beta and is not part of the released game.[/edit]