the meteors shower you may see in the sky don’t drop starmetal nods, the nods are spawned … or not inworld. What you see in the sky is a virtual effect, there is nothing falling from the sky then !
But i agree, that in singleplay, finding nods may be a pain. Like many things, some may have some nods, others will never see an only one.
But believe me, to founds the nods if on your game there are realy some, you needs scout the spots they spawn, not run after the visual effect in the sky. This are two different things.
For my part, since release, i have beautiful meteors showers in the sky (in singleplayer) but no nods on the ground. I had in early acces, but no more since release, and need to spawn my starmetal.
Singleplayer is mostly a testground for me, so i don’t realy care lot about. But it’s a bug more some may experiment, especially in singleplayer.