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

#Ruler of Nikolassee to #DasUmmi.
14.04.2021

Player DasUmmi takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Weißensee to #Loki.
14.04.2021

Player Loki takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Spiesheim to #wuffel.
14.04.2021

Player wuffel takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Bochum-Süd to #Bomo.
14.04.2021

Player Bomo takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Alt-Hohenschönhausen to #Barney.vk.
14.04.2021

Player Barney.vk takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of West Flanders to #Bart23.
14.04.2021

Player Bart23 takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Landkreis Mayen-Koblenz to #Bomo.
13.04.2021

Player Bomo takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Altstadt to #Uhu712.
13.04.2021

Player Uhu712 takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Weißensee to #Barney.vk.
13.04.2021

Player Barney.vk takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Delitzsch to #Krypton1984.
13.04.2021

Player Krypton1984 takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Kalk to #_yak.
13.04.2021

Player _yak takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Duderstadt to #Leckmuschel.
13.04.2021

Player Leckmuschel takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Pankow to #Barney.vk.
13.04.2021

Player Barney.vk takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Pankow to #Barney.vk.
13.04.2021

Player Barney.vk takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Overijssel to #DaanVZ.
13.04.2021

Player DaanVZ takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of gmina Człopa to #Megachip.
13.04.2021

Player Megachip takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Bochum to #Bomo.
13.04.2021

Player Bomo takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Babelsberg to #drii.
13.04.2021

Player drii takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Zehlendorf to #Pieper.
13.04.2021

Player Pieper takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Nikolassee to #drii.
13.04.2021

Player drii takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO