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

#Ruler of Lidingö to #Megachip.
20.01.2020

Player Megachip takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Malaga to #color_poisoning.
20.01.2020

Player color_poisoning takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis to #Ardik.
20.01.2020

Player Ardik takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Ober-Olm to #olifant.
20.01.2020

Player olifant takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Fulda to #InI4.
20.01.2020

Player InI4 takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Flieden to #Megachip.
20.01.2020

Player Megachip takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Lahn-Dill-Kreis to #olifant.
20.01.2020

Player olifant takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Bad Langenbrücken to #XLV1.
20.01.2020

Player XLV1 takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Nikolassee to #jellybelly.
20.01.2020

Player jellybelly takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Steglitz-Zehlendorf to #DasUmmi.
20.01.2020

Player DasUmmi takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Landkreis Oberspreewald-Lausitz to #asp_fan_cb.
20.01.2020

Player asp_fan_cb takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Landkreis Elbe-Elster to #Megachip.
20.01.2020

Player Megachip takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Rinkeby-Kista stadsdelsområde to #WalterBlue.
19.01.2020

Player WalterBlue takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Innere Neustadt to #Megachip.
19.01.2020

Player Megachip takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Rostock to #Ellikatz.
19.01.2020

Player Ellikatz takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern to #Ellikatz.
19.01.2020

Player Ellikatz takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Enskede-Årsta-Vantörs stadsdelsområde to #Isengrim.
19.01.2020

Player Isengrim takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Gozo Region to #TurboNeko.
19.01.2020

Player TurboNeko takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Ortsbeirat 1 : Diedrichshagen,Seebad Warnemünde to #Ellikatz.
19.01.2020

Player Ellikatz takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Rostock to #Ellikatz.
19.01.2020

Player Ellikatz takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO