Regions

The whole world is divided into regions. Most regions are political. A region can have sub regions. The biggest regions are states (e.g. Germany). These are mostly divided into smaller regions, like federal states (e.g. Bavaria). The number of lower levels differs from country to country (it could be up to 7 or more sub levels).

To obtain this division tree we use OpenStreetmap data via Nominatim Services.

Each such region can generate up to two bonus badges.

  • one Ruler, for the player who has the most badge value in that region,
  • one Mapper, for the player who has visited the most quadrants in that region.

Note: The list of regions to score, i.e. generate such badges, is manually redacted based on play activity and depth in hierarchy among other criteria. A part of this decision process is visualized on these page: Region Badges Preview. Also see the corresponding part of our FAQ.

Note: There is a time delay for mapper badges. This is for a bit of data hiding and (some kind of) privacy, as a mapper badge actually indicates, you have played in that place, unlike ruler badges which might go to players who have never been in that particular region, but their badges have been dropped by other players.

Note: When a new player starts playing, their first two regions are “activated” even if there is less activity than would usually be required to award badges. This is to encourage new players and adapt the number of regions locally.

To determine to which region a quadrant belongs, Badgers actually uses OSM service Nominatim. Such a mapping can be non unique, i.e. some quadrants overlap two or more regions. To get a one to one correspondence, the region of the center of a quadrant in the sense of Nominatim is considered the region a quadrant belongs to. Ah, well, and sometimes, if it is feasible or way too bad, we manually improve Nominatim mappings in our database.

Latest Region transfers

#Mapper of Dautenheim to #FotografieStorch.
23.01.2021

Player FotografieStorch takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Harsum to #MasterFlo.
23.01.2021

Player MasterFlo takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Samtgemeinde Schwarmstedt to #Spes.
23.01.2021

Player Spes takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Göttingen to #drii.
23.01.2021

Player drii takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Eben im Pongau to #michixlol.
23.01.2021

Player michixlol takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Bad Dürrenberg to #kredrimi.
23.01.2021

Player kredrimi takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Schellerten to #MasterFlo.
23.01.2021

Player MasterFlo takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Frankenthal (Pfalz) to #wuffel.
22.01.2021

Player wuffel takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Himmelkron to #Barney.vk.
22.01.2021

Player Barney.vk takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Finkenschlag to #InI4.
22.01.2021

Player InI4 takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Potsdam West to #Megachip.
22.01.2021

Player Megachip takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Katrineholm to #Body242.
22.01.2021

Player Body242 takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Björnlunda to #Isengrim.
22.01.2021

Player Isengrim takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of gmina Debrzno to #Megachip.
22.01.2021

Player Megachip takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Chania Municipality to #kredrimi.
22.01.2021

Player kredrimi takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Alte Neustadt to #Uhu712.
22.01.2021

Player Uhu712 takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Mannhof to #Ratte.
22.01.2021

Player Ratte takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Flachau to #4N3G4ZPK.
22.01.2021

Player 4N3G4ZPK takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Höhenhaus to #Eule.
21.01.2021

Player Eule takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Mülheim to #_yak.
21.01.2021

Player _yak takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO