Sigh .. Star metal meteorites that refuse to crack open

This is really starting to tick me off… I’ve found four meteorites on todays search, and NONE of them will effing open. Used 2 explosive jars on them just to be sure.



Just noticed that players were talking about a bug in the chat … lol.

…this game…


Edit - Found one more, and that one actually opened.

Sigh …

This is just … ./facepalm


I use 6 gas orbs followed by an explosive orb. Usually cracks them right open.

Sometimes they get stubborn and you need to try another angle. I never bother with jars since they need foundations like you have there and sometimes it means you just can’t get the right angle. From what it looks like here, the explosion is happening too high.


Sounds like the hitboxes on meteors need to be tweaked.

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They could make part of it a 10ft thin invisible pole that goes straight up to ensure its always hit by explosions on top.

But you’d still run into a weird issue of terrain, the actual terrain blocking LoS occasionally. Star metal falls on random locations in the area. Sometimes it works well sometimes it doesn’t. Its so much the rock itself that is causing issues, but the terrain being weird around it.

The real fix is to make the falling meteors entirely cosmetic. But have set spawn locations that are thoroughly tested to ensure they can be blown open. That might be boring though.

You have no idea what the issue is how the game works. Why do you speak as if you do?

I haven’t had this issue at all, i even had an explosive accidentaly roll away about a meter from the meteor when i activated it but it still worked.

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You have foundations tucked in under the star metal meteorite husk. I would not recommend that. If you must gain a surface for your explosive jar or to stand by it to mine it, I would make sure that your foundation is not making contact with the star metal husk. I have seen where doing so either makes the husk immune to damage, or somehow causes the foundation to take the majority of the explosive damage.

I have had jars tip over on activation, and roll away. Sometimes not far enough away, and the explosion still broke the husk. Others rolling like mad, and being too far away when they explode. Ideally, you want to activate the jar with an arrow. Though, if the jar is placed too close to the husk, the arrow will register a hit on the jar (crosshairs mark lights up like you confirmed a hit), but will not actually detonate the jar.

In challenging, hard to reach locations, sometimes right-click throwing orbs is the best option.


I tested this and I can get into a meteor 100% of the time with demonfire and grease orbs, but bombs seem to be bugged on meteors and even using them seems to bug the meteor out. I’ve tested it quite a bit.

I’ve been using Demon-Fire Orb and nothing else and they have been cracking right open for me no problem. My experience has been to move around the node using right click and making sure I hit it on the sides. I can usually get it in 3 or 4 orbs. Let the orbs burn for a bit before you throw your next one as I’ve wasted a few and finding Volatile Gland is a pain to find unless you can admin some in (which I wound up doing)

Oh and once it cracks open give it about 20-30 seconds to let the Demon-Fire burn out completely… learned that the hard way and a hairy elephant had it’s way with me. If you can, build a small shack nearby to warm up and regen/resupply as needed.

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Yea it’s been happening since Frozen North released during EA.

Some meteorites won’t break even with 10 exp jars. And it’s not about other objects blocking dmg area at all.

The cheaper way is using orbs, and somehow it gives more chance to break the meteorites sometimes.

I have had this problem more often since they ‘fixed’ star metal from not spawning at all. I just check them first by throwing 1 grease 1 fire on it, then I check if there are blue cracks, if there are blue cracks it will work, if not do not waste any more orbs on it.

What do you want? Game’s still in beta… European work-ethic is… meh

The problem is someone may say the same about other places work ethics so it isn’t a good idea to start labeling things as meh.

“According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, in 2014 Americans averaged 1,789 working hours, while Germans, widely admired for their productivity and discipline, only averaged 1,371.”
How many times they gonna go on vacation while paying customers are regularly complaining about buying an unfinished game?

Don’t tell me, by the way, that Funcom is not German… I’ve known Funcom for a while and know they’re Norwegian

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:man_facepalming: You should really read their laws as to why that is and yes i know where the company is based in as it is in Norway.

I’m not interested in WHY their work ethic and general attitude towards work is the way it is, though.

I cracked open three smoking star metal meteors yesterday with no problems. I tossed on four gas orbs, then one demon fire orb. After the one big explosion, the metal cores were instantly exposed… No wait time.

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Join the orb users! I have never used jars and therefor never had those problems. Orbs might also be a little bit tricky but you’ll get a feeling for it. Some nodes need be thrown at from a certain angle… but yeah, FC could fix it at some point. Agree.