rules:regions

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.

#Ruler of Seevetal to #Uschidibb.
29.11.2022

Player Uschidibb takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Schöneberg to #drii.
29.11.2022

Player drii takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Geneva to #doinsk.
28.11.2022

Player doinsk takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Upper Savoy to #doinsk.
28.11.2022

Player doinsk takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Kendall County to #Xyval.
28.11.2022

Player Xyval takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Geneva to #doinsk.
28.11.2022

Player doinsk takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Magdeburg to #mc1r.
28.11.2022

Player mc1r takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Städteregion Aachen to #Moggus.
28.11.2022

Player Moggus takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Brunswick to #Ellikatz.
28.11.2022

Player Ellikatz takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Friedberg (Hesse) to #olifant.
28.11.2022

Player olifant takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Ansbach to #InI4.
28.11.2022

Player InI4 takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Potsdam Südost to #jellybelly.
28.11.2022

Player jellybelly takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Potsdam to #jellybelly.
28.11.2022

Player jellybelly takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Stahnsdorf to #jellybelly.
28.11.2022

Player jellybelly takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Landkreis Potsdam-Mittelmark to #jellybelly.
28.11.2022

Player jellybelly takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Neukölln to #drii.
28.11.2022

Player drii takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Friedrichshain to #drii.
28.11.2022

Player drii takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg to #drii.
28.11.2022

Player drii takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Verbandsgemeinde Langenlonsheim-Stromberg to #Jaxel.
27.11.2022

Player Jaxel takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Saarmund to #jellybelly.
27.11.2022

Player jellybelly takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

  • Last modified: 4 years ago
  • by Frank Nestel