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 Leicestershire to #Moggus.
24.07.2021

Player Moggus takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Landkreis Limburg-Weilburg to #Bomo.
24.07.2021

Player Bomo takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Lorsch to #Bomo.
24.07.2021

Player Bomo takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Kreis Unna to #kredrimi.
23.07.2021

Player kredrimi takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Leverkusen to #Phii.
23.07.2021

Player Phii takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Lower Saxony to #MasterFlo.
23.07.2021

Player MasterFlo takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Landkreis Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm to #Plueschi.
23.07.2021

Player Plueschi takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Grad Cres to #QueenOfNowhere.
23.07.2021

Player QueenOfNowhere takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Erfurt to #Leckmuschel.
23.07.2021

Player Leckmuschel takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Laatzen to #MasterFlo.
23.07.2021

Player MasterFlo takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Lankwitz to #MegaAnt.
23.07.2021

Player MegaAnt takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Dielheim to #InI4.
23.07.2021

Player InI4 takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Hennepin County to #Tanuki.
22.07.2021

Player Tanuki takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Eisenach to #Leckmuschel.
22.07.2021

Player Leckmuschel takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Tempelhof to #Derholzspan.
22.07.2021

Player Derholzspan takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Bruges to #Bart23.
22.07.2021

Player Bart23 takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Nirvana to #Isengrim.
22.07.2021

Player Isengrim takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Wunstorf to #Matze.
22.07.2021

Player Matze takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Rhein-Neckar-Kreis to #XLV1.
22.07.2021

Player XLV1 takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Postojna to #michixlol.
21.07.2021

Player michixlol takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO