Getting shooting star Edit
Before crafting a rocket at 75 crafting, the only way to get a shooting star is to buy a Stardust Box in the game shop. It's also possible to get one from Stardust Potion with Hard Brewing perk. Additionally, shooting stars can be found in loot bags from Moon monsters. However, getting it from sending miners to the moon with 1/40 drop rate is more optimal, since the ROI (Return On Investment) of Stardust Crystal is not reliable.
If one chooses to use the shooting star for Stardust Crystal Potion instead of "stargemming" it, it would take 22 days to break even, assuming the chisel was upgraded to maximum and all crystals were unlocked. It would be 1 month without the 30% bonus.
|Source||Chance||Cost each chance||Average cost||Chance w/ Achievement perk||Average cost|
|Stardust Box 1||1/2,000||500,000||1,000,000,000||1/1,000||500,000,000|
|Stardust Box 2||1/500||2,000,000||1,000,000,000||1/250||500,000,000|
|Stardust Box 3||1/50||17,500,000||875,000,000||1/25||437,500,000|
|Stardust Potion||Extremely rare||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
*The chance of finding a shooting star on Mars is the same as the Moon, but you will find 2 instead of 1.