Weekly Icebreaker Chat Room

set pos to x+50 y+50


you know, both move forward and set position are not irreplaceable [so long as you have the other]

set pos- check if x = a number, if not, move forward to it [repeat with y = & change y by]

move forward- repeat a number times, set pos x+1 y


precisely why move forward is useless, thank you for the explanation


probably check if else, i use it every once in a while but for some reason i just really don’t like using it.


The only reason they are hard to work with for me is because nesting too many inside one another creates a scenario where you can’t see any of the blocks inside after going deep into the nested blocks. If we have gotten switch statements (and yes, I know that’s too confusing for beginners), then yes, I would agree with you.

Right now, Check if else blocks are the only way to make multiple clones do something at the same time, without having to use multiple rules (which can be much more inefficient)…


Here is what I mean by that.

You can’t even edit many of the blocks inside at this point without taking them out first, at it gets worse the further you go (in terms of aesthetic). This is mainly because containers are constrained to the edges of the rule container. It would be nice if you could scroll the containers (excluding event containers) left or right so you didn’t have to take them out first. It would be much faster in terms of editing code, and a QoL (Quality of Life, or anything that makes the current experience better in some way) feature.

I just made a feature request for this:


I always copy-paste them into the Check If Else blocks.


Yeah, but wouldn’t it be better if you could just edit the code inside the containers without having to take them out first (and thus, code much faster)?



@Icebreakers If you could live on a different planet, would you and which planet would you want to live on?


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i agree, that’s why i’m not a fan of using them. Also, you don’t even need that much nesting to cut off the variable inside sometimes, so i often end up adding code to the wrong check if else.

that’s true.


most planets are a terrible place to live.

earth is the exception, as all the conditions are exactly right [or almost exactly] to support life, and really, why leave? earth’s great, and a lot of great stuff was invented there, like air conditioning, flushing toilets, and hopscotch. it’s clearly a great work environment. however, it’s not a different planet, so that’s sadly a no for earth. sorry, big guy!

venus, which is really just earth’s twin in size and nothing else, has a choking heavy atmosphere that supports an average temperature of 453°c [that’s 847°f for all you americans]. the atmosphere has a high concentration of sulfuric acid and constant category-5 hurricane level winds. as randall munroe put after sharing this: “venus is a terrible place.”

mercury, on the other hand, has no atmosphere to support the greenhouse effect so prominent on venus [and getting worse on earth], but still cooked to 179°c [354°f] on the daily, and, again, barely any atmosphere, so there’s no breathing either. despite its misleading name, there is no mercury on mercury, but that’s the least of your problems.

the sun is really close now, and what’s causing this whole mess on these two planets. the average surface temperature is 5,505°c [9,940°f] and regularly releases bursts of gas & plasma at thousands of degrees into its atmosphere. if a human were to be close enough to the sun to feel its gravitational pull at all, they would be vaporized in less than a second.

mars has higher hopes here, but not much higher-- its average temperature is -63°c [-81°f]. however, the temperature can get as high as 21°c [70°f] at the very peak of its 687 earth-day years, so it must be fine-- good luck breathing the atmosphere that’s 100 times thinner than earth’s! and water famously may be present there, but it sure is scarce. and so’s vitamin d.

jupiter, saturn, uranus, and neptune don’t get their own paragraph-- you’ll probably go the same way in all four of 'em. it doesn’t matter how many adorable flying dragons or immature puns live there, they’re all gas giants, which means, and i can’t stress this enough, they have no solid surface. they also all have crushing high gravity, so you’ll just plummet to the middle and then freeze from the cold, -145°c [-234°f], -178°c [-288°f], -195°c [320°f], and -214°c [-353°f], respectively.

pluto would likely get less respect from its inhabitants if it had them, and, personally, it doesn’t have mine, but everywhere else is a bust, so i’ll include it so people don’t get mad. the average temperature is the coldest thus far-- -232°c [-387°f], with almost no atmosphere and definitely no water. pluto is not a nice place to live. can we move on?

ganymede and callisto are both big enough to be considered planets, but they orbit jupiter, so we call them moons. how sad. ganymede is really lame and sucky, and is really cold, blah blah blah. just google search it. callisto is a better place-- it’s got plenty of water, but it’s also really cold as well.

titan is a moon of saturn that’s bigger than mercury, and it is pretty interesting-- it has a nice thick atmosphere, but it’s cold enough to condense methane into lakes on its surface. overall, if i absolutely had to leave earth, i’d go here. i don’t really feel like leaving the solar system in any case, and i’m too lazy to consider exoplanets or planet x. and no, i’m not going over the whole oort cloud, either. that’s my final answer.


i mean the sun isn’t a planet (but a fictional sun station would be a possibility if you’d like to get a bit sunburnt). but you could also consider planets in other star systems or fictional systems.

Personally I think it would be interesting to make a Bespin Cloud City style place on Neptune, and I’d live there. :3


yeah, but isn’t it funny to legitimately consider the sun as a vacation destination? /j

honestly, i went over the ups & and downs of enough planets that my post was already pretty long™, so i was too lazy to allow my consideration to leave the solar system or enter the rest of the oort cloud.


Go to the Sun for a good suntan. A really good suntan.

I suppose my icebreaker cuts out a lot of potential things that could be lived on like moons, asteroids, random space objects


yeah, i have been meaning to visit haumea lately


move forward works with angles and takes up a lot less space though


however you are unable to control how much you move each frame - the speed blocks takes a whole frame so if you use speed block to control how much you move youd move at 30fps instead of 60 which is pretty laggy

set pos does it perfectly and as long as you know how to code it its actually super easy and convenient and makes your project look super complicated and professional lol


Change x and y also works with angles if you use trigonometry (change x by the amount you want to move forward by diagonally times cosine of the angle, and change y by the amount you want to move forward by diagonally times sine of the angle).
Move forward does generally take up less space or at least is more straightforward, but change x and y is much quicker if you’re doing something like trail art.

At one point, wait second didn’t exist and we only had wait millisecond, and iirc, at that time, music blocks used milliseconds as well.

And for today, idk. Ik people talk about colonizing Mars, but that just seems too bleak for me.


Since it’s slightly harder to live on the surface of a gas giant, I would like to live on a massive space station orbiting Neptune :]
with lots of pillows of course