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 Slagsta to #Saturnglimmer.
01.12.2021

Player Saturnglimmer takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Zingst to #Kleiner.
30.11.2021

Player Kleiner takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Prerow to #Kleiner.
30.11.2021

Player Kleiner takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Darß/Fischland to #Kleiner.
30.11.2021

Player Kleiner takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Wendeburg to #Moggus.
30.11.2021

Player Moggus takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Ruler of TV to #TXL1.
29.11.2021

Player TXL1 takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Sankt Lorenz Nord to #BoF-GB.
29.11.2021

Player BoF-GB takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Lübeck to #Uhu712.
29.11.2021

Player Uhu712 takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Timmendorfer Strand to #Kleiner.
29.11.2021

Player Kleiner takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Ratekau to #Kleiner.
29.11.2021

Player Kleiner takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Sierksdorf to #jellybelly.
29.11.2021

Player jellybelly takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Göhl to #Kleiner.
29.11.2021

Player Kleiner takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Oldenburg in Holstein to #Kleiner.
29.11.2021

Player Kleiner takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Amt Lensahn to #Megachip.
29.11.2021

Player Megachip takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Gesundbrunnen to #Gaensebluemchen.
29.11.2021

Player Gaensebluemchen takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Nyköpings kommun to #Isengrim.
29.11.2021

Player Isengrim takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of United Kingdom to #Moggus.
29.11.2021

Player Moggus takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Scharbeutz to #Kleiner.
29.11.2021

Player Kleiner takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Oldenburg-Land to #Kleiner.
29.11.2021

Player Kleiner takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Ratzeburg to #Uschidibb.
29.11.2021

Player Uschidibb takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO