Comfirmed as a Fallen pennant not a Kahzra pennant(see below).Does it exsist on console?
# 1 May 5, 2016
# 43 May 17, 201605/16/2016 07:31 PMPosted by MissCheetahI am pretty sure Nevalistis will look in to it and let us know if it exists. In the interest of hunting fun, I don't expect to be told where it is
I was already on it! Sorry for the delay, folks. Testing drop rates is one of the more complicated and time consuming investigations we can perform, so it took us a little while to be sure of this one.
Yes, the pennant you are referring to is live and can drop. However, it's one of the more rare cosmetic items that have been added. As with other cosmetics, I'm hesitant to reveal the location because, as MissCheetah mentioned, the hunt is part of the excitement and it's great to see the community working together to track these things down!
What I will say is that folks are starting to get on the right track, but aren't quite there yet. For example, this is indeed a Fallen pennant rather than a Khazra one.
# 444 May 24, 2016Just wanted to pop in here real quick to say I've extended the cap of this thread so you sleuths can continue your investigations.
# 1,479 Jun 13, 2016The Fallen Pennant has been a really interesting beast, especially in terms of the community and how you've all come together to track it down. I really want everyone to know I admire your dedication, sleuthing skills, and perseverance, and I am so proud of the community that has built around these cosmetics!
Still, we agree that it's unusual we haven't seen anyone post about finding it or providing a guide by this point. We've run several investigations on this one, and while the pennant is meant to be on the rare side, right now it’s a little too rare. We plan on upping this rate to make the pennant easier to acquire; however, doing so requires a patch. In the meantime, I wouldn't blame you for suspending your search for the pennant until after the next patch, especially because there's still a puzzle to be solved here.
To reiterate; we won't be giving any hints on where or how to acquire this cosmetic item, though I'll be happy to confirm steps once they've been successfully discovered and the pennant has been found. Some things are meant to be a mystery, and the pennant is one of them.
I really appreciate folks bearing with me; testing aspects of the game that are heavily reliant on RNG in a reliable way is a time consuming process, so it can take a while when we look into these kinds of concerns. So thank you for keeping civil, organized, and friendly with one another!
# 2,117 Jul 8, 2016Hi all,
In Patch 2.4.1, we introduced a number of new cosmetic items to the game including a few extremely rare items such as the Cosmic Wings and Rainbow Portrait. Among the items intended to be extremely rare are Steffon’s Heavy Lance, Mace of the Crows, and the Harvest Pennant (also known as the Fallen Pennant). As 2.4.1 unfolded, we were surprised to learn that nobody appeared to have found these items. Weeks passed, we checked and double-checked the data, and ran some internal tests—these items were intended to be rare and hidden, but had we perhaps hidden them too well?
Unfortunately, it turns out we made a mistake. Instead of making the items extremely rare, they did not appear at all. The development team is sorry for this huge misstep on our part—we know that our mistake caused many players to spend hours trying to locate items which we now see in hindsight was a wild goose chase.
How did this happen? Testing something that is intentionally extremely rare means we need to use some dedicated testing techniques. Our team uses a combination of code reviews, simulation and cheat codes to verify functionality. Sometimes things can appear to work correctly in parts, but malfunction when they are put together. For example, in the case of the Pennant, we were able to verify that individual portions of the criteria to obtain the Pennant functioned correctly, but the end to end process resulted in the Pennant being unattainable once the patch went live.
The dev team messed up and we’re sorry. We erroneously told our community team (including Nevalistis) that the Harvest Pennant could drop. We can’t make it right overnight but we’d like to start with two changes:
1. We’ve certainly learned our lesson, and going forward when things are intentionally this rare, we’ll have new testing procedures to make sure a similar mistake doesn’t happen again.
2. Although we cannot provide direct restitution to the individuals affected, we’re going to have a 48-hour Double Blood Shard Community Buff for this weekend.
# 2,122 Jul 8, 201607/08/2016 11:00 AMPosted by VroOmM07/08/2016 10:50 AMPosted by Wyatt Cheng2. Although we cannot provide direct restitution to the individuals affected, we’re going to have a 48-hour Double Blood Shard Community Buff for this weekend.
but you said01/26/2016 06:31 PMPosted by Wyatt ChengHey guys – just wanted to pop in and say that we don’t have any community buffs planned for this season.
The main reason is the one highlighted by other members of the community - while 2x buffs are super exciting while they’re active, they have negative effects at other times. The biggest is how demoralizing it can feel if you miss out on the community buff. One of the strengths of Diablo is when players feel they can play on their own schedule, when they feel like it. The 2x buffs really detract from a sense that any time is a perfectly good time to play. It can also cause people to burn themselves out trying to get the most out of the buff.
please explain before i become demoralized.
We didn't have any planned, but this is a special circumstance where we felt a buff was appropriate.
# 2,141 Jul 8, 2016