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 Nördliche Innenstadt to #Megachip.
26.01.2020

Player Megachip takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Offenburg to #Rainbow.
26.01.2020

Player Rainbow takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Ruler of powiat gryfiński to #SzyMarek.
26.01.2020

Player SzyMarek takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Eisenberg to #carlptr.
26.01.2020

Player carlptr takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Waltershausen to #Blackcats.
26.01.2020

Player Blackcats takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Segeberg to #Kyrabor.
26.01.2020

Player Kyrabor takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Hartenberg-Münchfeld to #wuffel.
26.01.2020

Player wuffel takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Kelsterbach to #color_poisoning.
26.01.2020

Player color_poisoning takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Bischofsheim to #Megachip.
26.01.2020

Player Megachip takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Heinrichsmühle to #carlptr.
26.01.2020

Player carlptr takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Innenstadt to #Ellikatz.
26.01.2020

Player Ellikatz takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Babelsberg to #Megachip.
26.01.2020

Player Megachip takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Lankwitz to #Megachip.
26.01.2020

Player Megachip takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Hockenheim to #olifant.
26.01.2020

Player olifant takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Mapper of gmina Chojna to #SzyMarek.
25.01.2020

Player SzyMarek takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Eisenberg to #Barney.vk.
25.01.2020

Player Barney.vk takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Kelsterbach to #onlineflow.
25.01.2020

Player onlineflow takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Landkreis Uckermark to #SzyMarek.
25.01.2020

Player SzyMarek takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Ruler of South West England to #Horand.
25.01.2020

Player Horand takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Eksund to #Lingonberry.
25.01.2020

Player Lingonberry takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO