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rules:faq [2018/11/14 07:44]
Frank Nestel
rules:faq [2019/09/06 10:48] (current)
Frank Nestel [Q: When does My Ruler/Mapper Badge Appear?]
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 ====== FAQ ====== ====== FAQ ======
  
-===== Only GUEST? =====+===== Q: Only GUEST? =====
 By the time of writing, you need a passcode to upgrade your account from [[rules:​ranks#​guest|GUEST]] to [[rules:​ranks#​user|USER]]. However, by the time of writing, we automatically send an email with a valid passcode to the **email associated with your Google account**. Please check your [[https://​mail.google.com/​mail/​u/​0/#​inbox|Inbox]] including [[https://​mail.google.com/​mail/​u/​0/#​spam|Spam]]. By the time of writing, you need a passcode to upgrade your account from [[rules:​ranks#​guest|GUEST]] to [[rules:​ranks#​user|USER]]. However, by the time of writing, we automatically send an email with a valid passcode to the **email associated with your Google account**. Please check your [[https://​mail.google.com/​mail/​u/​0/#​inbox|Inbox]] including [[https://​mail.google.com/​mail/​u/​0/#​spam|Spam]].
  
 **Sorry for the inconvenience**,​ it is required, since the Google minimum users number for a Beta test is larger than our test infrastructur maximum capacitiy. ​ **Sorry for the inconvenience**,​ it is required, since the Google minimum users number for a Beta test is larger than our test infrastructur maximum capacitiy. ​
 +
 +===== Q: What is it All About? =====
 +**A:** I is about collecting and conquering, the actual ratio depends a bit on the player you are.
 +
 +For the beginning be sure, to collect as many **different** badges as you can (your own, ones, but also from system and potentially other players). Meanwhile share duplicates (own or foreign) by dropping them. Finer details later.
 +
 +===== Q: My Area is Empty. Shall I Start? =====
 +**A:** This is not Ingress where you need portals or PokemonGo where you need arenas or gyms. **You can just start!** ​
 +
 +Player to player interaction helps in the long run, but when you start playing, you get a **starter set of badges on the map** and afterward slowly (within days) **more things will appear in your surroundings**,​ for example [[rules:​regions|Regions]] and [[badge:​weekly|Weeklies]]. Just start in a place which you are likely to visit again, to take full advantage of the starter surroundings.
 +
 +===== Q: Is this starting slowly? =====
 +**A:** Well, yes, it is, at least when you start alone in a previously unplayed region.
 +
 +However it is more to do over time. If speed is your sole concern, be so to take every [[strategy:​skills|Production Speed Skill]] you can get!
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 +By the time of writing we are still in beta and we are currently thinking about some speedup of initial play, especially for the (still) isolated players. Some things have been implemented 11th August 2019, please, bear with us.
  
 ===== Q: Inventory Full? ===== ===== Q: Inventory Full? =====
  
-Despite having virtual unlimited capacity, you cannot keep all badges. Drop Badges, but be sure to **keep one badge of every type**, i.e. if you have 4 of your own L1 badges, drop 3 of them, keep the last one to maximize you [[rules:​inventory|Capacity]]. Some people put these "last ones" in their [[rules:​chest|Chest]],​ just to avoid accidentical ​drops.+Despite having virtual unlimited capacity, you cannot keep all badges. Drop Badges, but be sure to **keep one badge of every type**, i.e. if you have 4 of your own L1 badges, drop 3 of them, keep the last one to maximize you [[rules:​inventory|Capacity]]. Some people put these "last ones" in their [[rules:​chest|Chest]],​ just to avoid accidental ​drops.
  
 Some special cases: ​ Some special cases: ​
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   * Never ever drop the Extra Capacity skill, you might not even be able to immediately take it again.   * Never ever drop the Extra Capacity skill, you might not even be able to immediately take it again.
   * Advanced tactics: Yes, you can technically drop your own badges void, as you can be sure to produce them again later. ​   * Advanced tactics: Yes, you can technically drop your own badges void, as you can be sure to produce them again later. ​
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-===== Q: My Area is Empty. Shall I Start? ===== 
-**A:** This is not Ingress where you need portals or PokemonGo where you need arenas or gyms. **You can just start!** ​ 
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-Player to player interaction helps in the long run, but when you start playing, you get a **starter set of badges on the map** and slowly more things will appear in your surroundings,​ for example [[rules:​regions|Regions]] and [[badge:​weekly|Weeklies]]. 
  
 ===== Q: Points? Experience? XP? ===== ===== Q: Points? Experience? XP? =====
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 cf. [[rules:​regions]]:​ Creating such a badge is a hand redacted process. ​ cf. [[rules:​regions]]:​ Creating such a badge is a hand redacted process. ​
  
-We have automated selections, which guide us to candidate regions according to //number of players ​in region (++)//, //depth of region ​in hierarchy ​(-)//, //number of subregions(+)//, //badges/quadrants scored ​(+)//, some personalized criteria like a //bonus when winner and winner of parent region differ (+)// or //the winner is a new player (+)// and finally a //tiny fixed bonus for the top one nearly feasible region//. This automated ranking of say candidate regions is documented on the [[https://​www.badge-r-s.de/​suggestRegions2.php|Region Badge Preview Page]].+We have automated selections, which guide us to candidate regions according to  
 +  * //for ruler: badge sum in region (+)//, 
 +  * //for mapper: total quadrants scored ​in region ​(+)//,  
 +  * //number of players who contributed ​(++)//,  
 +  * //depth of region in hierarchy (-)//,  
 +  * //number of subregions ​(+)//, ​ 
 +some **personalized** criteria like a  
 +  * //bonus when winner and winner of parent region differ (+)// or  
 +  * //the winner is first or second region for a new player (+)//  
 +and finally a //tiny fixed bonus for the top one nearly feasible region//. This automated ranking of say candidate regions is documented on the [[https://​www.badge-r-s.de/​suggestRegions2.php|Region Badge Preview Page]].
  
 But every candidate then has to be **checked by hand**, if the corresponding [[http://​www.openstreetmap.org|Open Street Map]] structure is sound. OSM is a not only free, but also offers good data quality. Badgers however already contributed back by finding a few OSM errors (essentially via [[https://​www.badge-r-s.de/​playerPublic.php?​idPlayer=10000000034|MegaChip]] so far). If a region is sound, we need to prepare an image for that region, create database entries etc. Thus there will never be awarded all possible [[badge:​ruler|Ruler]] or [[badge:​mapper|Mapper Badges]], but only ones which are considered relevant according to both automated and manual criteria. ​ But every candidate then has to be **checked by hand**, if the corresponding [[http://​www.openstreetmap.org|Open Street Map]] structure is sound. OSM is a not only free, but also offers good data quality. Badgers however already contributed back by finding a few OSM errors (essentially via [[https://​www.badge-r-s.de/​playerPublic.php?​idPlayer=10000000034|MegaChip]] so far). If a region is sound, we need to prepare an image for that region, create database entries etc. Thus there will never be awarded all possible [[badge:​ruler|Ruler]] or [[badge:​mapper|Mapper Badges]], but only ones which are considered relevant according to both automated and manual criteria. ​