Celeste - Add shooting stars to Minecraft

Celeste is a simple Spigot plugin that adds shooting stars to your Minecraft server. Inspired by the shooting stars from Animal Crossing and the falling stars from Breath of the Wild, this plugin brings some celestial ambience to your Minecraft world. Used by hundreds of players around the globe, why not give it a shot yourself?

Download the server plugin on Spigot

Check out the source code on GitHub

Features

Shooting Stars

Shooting stars occur once every 10 seconds by default (6 times a minute), but due to how large the area around a player is, you would usually only see one every few minutes unless you were stargazing. They have no functional purpose and are only there to sparkle and look pretty. To more accurately emulate real world meteors, these virtual shooting stars vary in speed, length, and can even break up into multiple parts while burning up!

Falling Stars

Inspired by the star fragments from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, these rare stars are fall from the sky only once or twice a night! They are marked by a streak of light and resonating sound as they fall towards the earth, and once they land the stars spark and sizzle for 10 seconds by default to help players find them. They can be easy to miss, with players only knowing one has fallen by the distinctly resonating sound they make on impact. But if a player is lucky enough to find one, they may receive a rare treasure as well as some experience! This loot is completely customizable, and the documentation for that can be found further below.

In-Depth Functionality

Shooting stars and falling stars spawn on a per-world basis. This means that the number of players in a world does not affect the spawning rate. When either type of star is given a chance to spawn, the plugin will find a random player within that world and center the spawn in a large radius around said player, in order to avoid sending stars to unloaded chunks where they would never be found. Additionally, the worlds that shooting and falling stars can spawn in must meet the following conditions:

Configuration

Installation is as simple as copying the newest build jar to your plugins folder. A configuration file is created by default, but if the file was created previously it may not include default values that were added in later updates.

To see the default configuration values, check out the README on GitHub

Commands

/shootingstar [player] summons a shooting star in the sky directly above the player. If no player is given, spawns one above the summoner.
Permission: celeste.shootingstar

/fallingstar [player] summons a falling star directly above the player. If no player is given, spawns one above the summoner.
Permission: celeste.fallingstar

/celeste reload reloads the config file, recalculates the falling star loot, and checks for updates (if enabled)
Permission: celeste.reload

/celeste info displays if shooting stars, falling stars, and meteor showers are enabled
Permission: celeste.info

Interested in adding Celeste to your Minecraft server? Download the plugin for free from Spigot!


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