Talk:Crystal motherlode shard

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Question[edit source]

First of all does it matter what skill you're training? Are quick and tiny bits of experience better for farming these or would farming trees, where you get one massive exp drop, be better? Anyone found a really good way of getting them?

Second of all what if your inventory was full?  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 82.16.14.27 (talk).

Based on the information from the Jagex wiki, you get one motherlode shard approximately per hour of combat/skilling. As farming is more of a stop-and-go than constant skilling, I'd expect other activities would be more likely to provide one. Of course, this is just speculation. I've been getting plenty just chopping ivy and crystal trees these last few days. IP83.101.44.209 (talk) 11:07, May 30, 2014 (UTC)
If your inventory is full, it goes into your bank. Not sure what happens if your bank is full though... 95.151.87.141 17:25, May 31, 2014 (UTC)
It is possible, and this is speculation, that if both inv and your bank is full, it would just you know, drop on the ground. Nothins (talk) 22:47, May 31, 2014 (UTC)
In beta, I filled my bank and inventory completely, then proceed to chop crystal trees while wearing a crystal amulet. After 120k xp, still haven't gotten any message for a motherlode. :o --Jlun2 (talk) 21:26, June 7, 2014 (UTC)
A user Spineweilder noted that it appeared for him shortly after dropping 1 item when his bank and inventory was full. Also the message for when it appears in bank is "Your crystal amulet has produced a crystal motherlode shard. It has been teleported to your bank." --Jlun2 (talk) 14:16, June 27, 2014 (UTC)

Untitled[edit source]

The use could possibly be for the crystal flasks. As they do look like the stated crystal-flecked sandstone used to create them, as stated in the Elf City - Design Document 4. "Each crystal flecked sandstone mining rock produces crystal-flecked sandstone. Players can mine a maximum of 15 crystal-flecked mining spots per day, which resets daily. Any amount of crystal glass can be made in one day. The amount a player can mine will likely increase with the Elf Task Set reward.

Crystal glass is untradeable, but crystal flasks are tradeable. Crystal glass requires no Crafting level, but crystal flasks require level 89 Crafting. Crystal flasks are made by using a glassblowing pipe with crystal glass, yielding Crafting experience. 

Crystal flasks can be used to make combination potions."  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 75.170.180.217 (talk) on 19:04, June 5, 2014 (UTC).

Elf Design Documents[edit source]

The actual use for the motherlode shards are as followed:

confirmed here:https://cdn.runescape.com/assets/docs/external/elfcity/HefinAndMeilyr.pdf

"Outer Circle 

Dungeoneering Resource Dungeon - Level 115 

Activating this dungeon gives the player a large chunk of Dungeoneering XP. The resource dungeon will 

contain: 

 Additional crystal-flecked sandstone rocks 

 Frost dragons 

 Bank deposit box 

 Crystal motherlode rock - Can be mined once per player, per day, to gain at least one of the 

following: 

 A golden shattered heart rock that the player has not gained (common) 

 A shattered heart rock that the player has not gained (common) 

 Key token (common) 

 Crystal geode (common) 

 A crystal half key (uncommon) 

 Court case scrolls (uncommon) 

 Tokens towards chompy kills, castle wars tickets, etc (uncommon) 

 A crystal key (rare) 

 A crystal triskelion piece (rare) 

 Ancient Effigies (rare) 

 Clue scrolls (uncommon - rare) 

 Champion Scrolls (rare) 

 A complete crystal triskelion (very rare) 

 A crystal tree seed (very rare) 

 Other rare items, weapons and armour (very rare) 

 The intention of the crystal motherlode rock is to gently push a high-level player a step closer to the 

completionist cape and trimmed completionist cape, as well as offering good drops to those who 

don’t care about completion. If a player has ‘completed’ one of these drops and no longer needs it 

for trimmed or comp – having collected all of the court case scrolls, for example – then they will not 

have a chance of receiving that drop. 

 The crystal motherlode shards, gained from the summer promotion, will allow a player to have one 

free mine of this rock. "

75.170.180.217 15:07, June 11, 2014 (UTC)The truth

Protected[edit source]

Since the page is fully protected, could someone reword the last paragraph to (nowiki'd for copy-paste):
"They currently serve no purpose. Once the second batch of [[Prifddinas]] has been released, players with 115 [[Dungeoneering]] will be able to access a resource dungeon containing a crystal motherlode rock, which they can mine once a day. A crystal motherlode shard will allow players to mine the rock one extra time."
IP83.101.44.209 (talk) 15:25, June 11, 2014 (UTC)

Oh, nvm, looks like the protection level has been dropped. IP83.101.44.209 (talk) 15:27, June 11, 2014 (UTC)

Elf city update[edit source]

With the elf city update, it seems you can still get these. Anyone know if that applies to Elder tree seeds as well? --Jlun2 (talk) 12:36, September 22, 2014 (UTC)

Yes, just received my 6th as a matter of fact. But is this intended, or is today just the last day? The twitch stream was unclear on the matter. IP83.101.44.209 (talk) 12:43, September 22, 2014 (UTC)
Today, attempting to rub my crystal amulet gave the message "Your crystal amulet is no longer active." Does this affect crystal motherlodes or only the daily bxp? --Jlun2 (talk) 02:06, September 23, 2014 (UTC)
Same result here, and wondering the same thing. I'll keep wearing it today, and see if I get any crystal motherlode shards while I'm stuck in the Brimhaven agility arena still. IP83.101.44.209 (talk) 03:43, September 23, 2014 (UTC)
After 3.5 hours, still no crystal motherlode shard today, so I think that effect has ended too. Ah well. IP83.101.44.209 (talk) 18:29, September 23, 2014 (UTC)