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 Centre to #Ardik.
25.06.2019

Player Ardik takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Wakefield to #doodydaddy.
24.06.2019

Player doodydaddy takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Biebrich to #color_poisoning.
24.06.2019

Player color_poisoning takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Roth to #olifant.
24.06.2019

Player olifant takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Worzeldorf to #kredrimi.
24.06.2019

Player kredrimi takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Isani-Samgori Raion to #4N3G4ZPK.
24.06.2019

Player 4N3G4ZPK takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Kazbegi Municipality to #4N3G4ZPK.
24.06.2019

Player 4N3G4ZPK takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol to #Usco.
24.06.2019

Player Usco takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Giesen to #MasterFlo.
24.06.2019

Player MasterFlo takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Ruler of King County to #redgate.
23.06.2019

Player redgate takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol to #Usco.
23.06.2019

Player Usco takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Sprendlingen-Gensingen to #wuffel.
23.06.2019

Player wuffel takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Hörstel to #carlptr.
23.06.2019

Player carlptr takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Gosberg (VGem) to #InI4.
23.06.2019

Player InI4 takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Effeltrich (VGem) to #InI4.
23.06.2019

Player InI4 takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Upper Franconia to #InI4.
23.06.2019

Player InI4 takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Innenstadt to #DarkZen.
23.06.2019

Player DarkZen takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Washington to #redgate.
22.06.2019

Player redgate takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of United States of America to #redgate.
22.06.2019

Player redgate takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Süd to #lucy.
22.06.2019

Player lucy takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO