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==Introduction==
 
==Introduction==
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[[File:Shooting_Star.png|thumb|right|A still-falling star viewed through a telescope.]]
 
[[File:Shooting_Star.png|thumb|right|A still-falling star viewed through a telescope.]]
 
Shooting stars fall from the sky every two hours or so. They generally fall across all members worlds within fifteen minutes of each other. If players reach the core of the star within two hours, a [[Star sprite]] appears and gives rewards.
 
Shooting stars fall from the sky every two hours or so. They generally fall across all members worlds within fifteen minutes of each other. If players reach the core of the star within two hours, a [[Star sprite]] appears and gives rewards.
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|[[:File:Star_taverley_mine.png|Click for in-game view.]]
 
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==== [[Crandor]] or [[Karamja]] ====
 
==== [[Crandor]] or [[Karamja]] ====
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|[[:File:rellekka_mine_star_activity.png|Click for in-game view.]]
 
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==== [[Kandarin]] ====
 
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* Western portal in the [[Wizards guild]]
 
* Western portal in the [[Wizards guild]]
 
|[[File:LegendsGuildStarMap_location.png|160px|Click for larger image.]]
 
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|[[Ardougne southern mine]]
 
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* [[Ring of Duelling]]
 
* [[Ring of Duelling]]
 
|[[File:KharidBankStarMap_location.png|160px|Click for larger image.]]
 
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|[[:File:Granite_quarry_star_activity.png|Click for in-game view.]]
 
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==== [[Misthalin]] ====
 
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==== [[Morytania]] or [[Mos Le'Harmless]] ====
 
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*[[Ectophial]]
 
*[[Ectophial]]
 
|[[File:Canifis Star.Png|160 px|Click for larger image.]]
 
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|[[Mos Le'Harmless|Mos Le'Harmless bank]]
 
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|[[:File:Fallen star at piscatoris.PNG|Click for in-game view.]]
 
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==== [[Wilderness]] ====
 
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* [[Games necklace]] to [[Wilderness volcano]]
 
* [[Games necklace]] to [[Wilderness volcano]]
 
|[[File:RuneRockStarMap_location.png|160px|Click for larger image.]]
 
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* [[Canoe]]
 
* [[Canoe]]
 
|[[File:SkeletonStarMap_location.png|160px|Click for larger image.]]
 
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|[[Wilderness Volcano|Wilderness Volcano bank]]
 
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===Mining===
 
===Mining===
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* Shooting stars come in sizes from 1 to 9. Players can find out how large the star is by examining it, and they can prospect it to check on the progress to the next level. (See below for a list of Mining level requirement for each star size.)
 
* Shooting stars come in sizes from 1 to 9. Players can find out how large the star is by examining it, and they can prospect it to check on the progress to the next level. (See below for a list of Mining level requirement for each star size.)
 
* Each layer of the star is mined from 0% to 100%, at which point the outermost layer sloughs off and the star's size is reduced by one. The amount left to mine can be determined by prospecting while mining. More people mining the star will get through these layers faster, while with just two or three people it can take up to ten minutes per level. If the sprite is not released by the end of the two hours between stars, the rock vanishes without the bonus.
 
* Each layer of the star is mined from 0% to 100%, at which point the outermost layer sloughs off and the star's size is reduced by one. The amount left to mine can be determined by prospecting while mining. More people mining the star will get through these layers faster, while with just two or three people it can take up to ten minutes per level. If the sprite is not released by the end of the two hours between stars, the rock vanishes without the bonus.
*Players can only carry a maximum of 200 stardust at a time.[[File:Size9star.png|thumb|A Size-9 Crashed Star.]]Stardust can be banked, but the 200 maximum counts stardust in your bank as well. You can continue to mine to gain xp even if your stardust is maxed out.
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*layers can only carry a maximum of 200 stardust at a time.[[File:Size9star.png|thumb|A Size-9 Crashed Star.]]Stardust can be banked, but the 200 maximum counts stardust in your bank as well. You can continue to mine to gain xp even if your stardust is maxed out.
   
 
====Star sizes====
 
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==Rewards==
 
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[[File:Recent_Shooting_Star_Noticeboard.PNG|thumb|The Shooting Star noticeboard.]]
 
[[File:Recent_Shooting_Star_Noticeboard.PNG|thumb|The Shooting Star noticeboard.]]
 
* For the first person who attempts to mine the star, 75 experience per Mining level and being named the discoverer of the star.
 
* For the first person who attempts to mine the star, 75 experience per Mining level and being named the discoverer of the star.
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{{Dnd}}
 
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==External Links==
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An extremely popular Star-finding clan, Star Find, or sometimes referred to as Star Directory, is a year-old clan designed to help newcomers with finding stars and encouraging others to help. More information can be found in [http://forum.runescape.com/p=kKmok3kJqOeN6D3mDdihco3oPeYN2KFy6W5--vZUbNA/forums.ws?75,76,66,58953983 this thread here].
 
[[Category:Distractions and Diversions]]
 
[[Category:Distractions and Diversions]]

Revision as of 07:42, 28 November 2009

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A group of players mining a crashed star.

Players mining 7 layers of a crashed star open (sped up).

Shooting Star is part of Distractions and Diversions, which was introduced during the 2 September 2008 gaming update. It is Pay-to-play only.

Introduction

A still-falling star viewed through a telescope.

Shooting stars fall from the sky every two hours or so. They generally fall across all members worlds within fifteen minutes of each other. If players reach the core of the star within two hours, a Star sprite appears and gives rewards.

Requirements

  • A pickaxe or an inferno adze.
  • No mining level is required to get the first-miner bonus.
  • Level 10 Mining is the minimum level to mine stardust from the smallest (size 1) stars.
  • The minimum mining level required is 10 x the current star size; e.g., a size 6 star requires level 60 mining. As the star grows smaller, lower level players can mine. The largest stars are size 9, so the highest required level to mine a star is 90.

Getting Started

Locating

  • Shooting stars land roughly once every two hours.
  • Stars may land in a different location in each world.

Star crash sites

Asgarnia

Nearby Bank/Mine Location Fastest way to get there World Map location In-game view
Crafting Guild Mine Inside the Crafting Guild by the gold rocks. (Brown apron and 40 Crafting required to enter) Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Falador east bank/Mining Guild East of Falador's eastern bank and the Mining Guild. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Rimmington mine In the centre of the big mine north of Rimmington. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Taverley mine In the mine north of the dark wizard tower, west from Falador. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.


Crandor or Karamja

Nearby Bank/Mine Location Fastest way to get there World Map location In-game view
Brimhaven north-western mine North west of Brimhaven, near the northern gold mines north of the summoning obelisk. Often called the "Horseshoe mine" due to its' shape. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Brimhaven south-western mine At the gold rocks south of the entrance to Brimhaven Dungeon. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Crandor mine The south-western mining area on Crandor. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Karamjan central jungle mine In the mine west of the Nature altar. Near the direct centre of the Karamja landmass. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Shilo Village surface gem mine Next to the gem rocks in Shilo Village north-west corner. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.


Fremennik lands or Lunar Isle

Nearby Bank/Mine Location Fastest way to get there World Map location In-game view
Fremennik Province mine In the mine located south of cave entrance to Keldagrim. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Jatizso Mine To the right of the mine's entrance on north-west Jatizso. Go through west gate to reach. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Lunar Isle Mine Aboveground at the ladder to the Rune essence mines on Lunar Isle. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Miscellania coal mine A few squares south of coal mine on Miscellania. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Neitiznot Runite Mine From Neitiznot, go across the first bridge to where the Ice troll runts are and it will still be green grass not white snow, then as far east as possible. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Rellekka mine The mining site in the fenced off area inside the town of Rellekka. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.


Kandarin

Nearby Bank/Mine Location Fastest way to get there World Map location In-game view
Ardougne eastern mine At the mine south-west of the Legends' Guild. Click for larger image. In-game view needed.
Ardougne southern mine At the iron rocks north of the monastery, south of East Ardougne. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Coal Trucks In the middle of the coal rocks that supply the Coal trucks. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Yanille Bank In Yanille, between bank and Magic Guild. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Yanille mine The mining spot north-east of Yanille, south-west of Port Khazard Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.


Kharidian Desert

Nearby Bank/Mine Location Fastest way to get there World Map location In-game view
Al Kharid bank Directly outside the doors to Al Kharid bank. Click for larger image. In-game view needed.
Al Kharid Mine In the mine north of Al Kharid and west of the Duel Arena. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Duel Arena bank chest At the Duel Arena west of the hospital area and south of the entrance to the Mage Training Arena. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Kharidian Desert clay mine At the clay mine north of Uzer. Directly north of of the Desert hunting area. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Kharidian Desert gold mine At the mine just west of the place on the world map labelled "Vultures". Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Nardah bank Just south-east of the bank in Nardah. Click for a larger image. Click for in-game view.
Granite and sandstone quarry In the centre of the Granite and sandstone quarry Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.


Misthalin

Nearby Bank/Mine Location Fastest way to get there World Map location In-game view
East Varrock Mine South of the mine south-east of Varrock, outside the fence. 160px Click for in-game view.
Lumbridge Swamp south-east mine In Lumbridge swamp, just north of the eastern mining area. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
West Varrock Mine Southern end of the mine south-west side of Varrock, west of the Champion's Guild. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Varrock east bank South-east of Varrock's eastern bank, between the bank and Aubury's Rune Shop. 160px Click for in-game view.


Morytania or Mos Le'Harmless

Nearby Bank/Mine Location Fastest way to get there World Map location In-game view
Burgh de Rott Bank About 10 squares north-east of the bank. File:Burg de star.PNG Click for in-game view.
Canifis Bank Right next to Canifis bank. North-west side of the bank. Click for larger image. In-game view needed.
Mos Le'Harmless bank North-east of the Mos Le'Harmless docks docks. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.


Piscatoris, Gnome Stronghold or Tirannwn

Nearby Bank/Mine Location Fastest way to get there World Map location In-game view
Gnome Stronghold Bank In the Gnome Stronghold, near the stairs to the bank in the middle of the stronghold. South-west of the Spirit tree. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Lletya bank Inside the city of Lletya, a bit south of the entrance. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Piscatoris mine A few squares south of the mining site just south of Piscatoris Fishing Colony. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.


Wilderness

Nearby Bank/Mine Location Fastest way to get there World Map location In-game view
Hobgoblin Mine Level 33 wild in the Hobgoblin mine. North of Dark Warriors' Fortress and Bandit camp Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Mage Arena bank Level 56 wild, north of the Mage arena entrance Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Pirates' Hideout mine Level 53 wild, south of the Pirates mine, west of the Mage arena. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Steel Mine Level 7 wild, north of the Zamorak wizard that teleports one to the abyss. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Wilderness rune mine Approximately level 47 wild, at the rune rocks north-east of the caged Greater demons, north-west of the Lava Maze. Click for larger image. In-game view needed.
Wilderness skeleton mine Level 10 wild, north-west of Edgeville Click for larger image. In-game view needed.
Wilderness Volcano bank At the Wilderness Volcano by the banker, a few steps north. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.


Mining

  • The first person to attempt to mine the star (even if they only have mining level 1) will be rewarded with Mining experience in the amount of 75 times your mining level. Their name will also be added to the Shooting Star Noticeboard in the house north of the Observatory.
  • Shooting stars come in sizes from 1 to 9. Players can find out how large the star is by examining it, and they can prospect it to check on the progress to the next level. (See below for a list of Mining level requirement for each star size.)
  • Each layer of the star is mined from 0% to 100%, at which point the outermost layer sloughs off and the star's size is reduced by one. The amount left to mine can be determined by prospecting while mining. More people mining the star will get through these layers faster, while with just two or three people it can take up to ten minutes per level. If the sprite is not released by the end of the two hours between stars, the rock vanishes without the bonus.
  • layers can only carry a maximum of 200 stardust at a time.

    A Size-9 Crashed Star.

    Stardust can be banked, but the 200 maximum counts stardust in your bank as well. You can continue to mine to gain xp even if your stardust is maxed out.

Star sizes

The following table lists the star sizes, with the Mining level required to mine it. The Mining experience is gained per stardust.

The number of stardusts per star size is indicated in the table below. The time it takes to lower a star size depends upon the number of miners mining it; the more miners, the faster the star gets to the star sprite level. For the same number of miners, a higher star size level goes down to the next level faster than a lower star size level because there are fewer stardusts at higher star size levels than at lower star size levels.

Star size Mining level XP/stardust XP/stardust with Sacred clay pickaxe Number of stardust/star size Total XP per size Cumulative XP
9 90 210 420 15 3150 80710
8 80 145 290 25 3625 77560
7 70 114 228 40 4560 73935
6 60 71 142 80 5680 69375
5 50 47 94 175 8225 63695
4 40 32 64 250 8000 55470
3 30 29 58 430 12470 47470
2 20 25 50 700 17500 35000
1 10 14 28 1250 17500 17500

Rewards

File:Recent Shooting Star Noticeboard.PNG

The Shooting Star noticeboard.

  • For the first person who attempts to mine the star, 75 experience per Mining level and being named the discoverer of the star.
  • If they reach the star core within two hours, players are rewarded according to how much dust they had with them, up to:

Notes

  • There is a chance that you mine gems (sapphire-diamond) from various layers of the star. Wearing a charged amulet of glory increases this chance.
  • If the star vanishes before the core is reached, the stardust may be kept and used for a later star.
  • Star sprites only offer a reward once per day; a day is the 24 hour period beginning at 0000 (UTC). To claim the reward, simply chat to the star sprite while it stands around in the remains of its star.
  • The extra ore bonus stacks with the Varrock armour, so it is possible to mine three ores in one rock.
    • The timer only runs while you are logged in.
    • Unlike the Varrock armour, even when you have only one inventory slot free, the boost allows you to receive an extra ore, which will fall on the ground.
    • The extra ore bonus also works on rune ore, unlike Varrock armour, which only gives its double ore boost for ores as high as adamantite. This makes the Mining boost extremely useful for mining runite.
  • Some players have created Clan chats dedicated to finding stars; these can easily be found by searching for 'star' on the RuneScape forums.

Scoreboard

In the Observatory professor's house is a noticeboard which lists the last five stars to be discovered, how long ago they were, and who discovered them.

Trivia

  • In the second before it lands, a player can examine the shadow moving from east side to the landing spot, reading: The shadow of a shooting star.
  • If a shooting star happens to land on top of the player, nothing will happen, the player will just be in the star, the player will still be able to mine it. This has been fixed by Jagex so you now walk out of the star, then begin mining.

References


External Links

An extremely popular Star-finding clan, Star Find, or sometimes referred to as Star Directory, is a year-old clan designed to help newcomers with finding stars and encouraging others to help. More information can be found in this thread here.