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.

#Mapper of Dominica to #4N3G4ZPK.
02.02.2023

Player 4N3G4ZPK takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Wallonia to #Trolske.
02.02.2023

Player Trolske takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Verbandsgemeinde Saale-Wipper to #Matze.
02.02.2023

Player Matze takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Salzlandkreis to #Matze.
02.02.2023

Player Matze takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Wettin-Löbejün to #Matze.
02.02.2023

Player Matze takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Landsberg to #Matze.
02.02.2023

Player Matze takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Kabelsketal to #Matze.
02.02.2023

Player Matze takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Saalekreis to #Matze.
02.02.2023

Player Matze takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Herrljunga kommun to #WalterBlue.
02.02.2023

Player WalterBlue takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of General Santos to #Kosmokrat.
02.02.2023

Player Kosmokrat takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Rosengarten to #Uschidibb.
02.02.2023

Player Uschidibb takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Babelsberg to #Pieper.
02.02.2023

Player Pieper takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Lankwitz to #Derholzspan.
02.02.2023

Player Derholzspan takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf to #Derholzspan.
02.02.2023

Player Derholzspan takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Bornheim to #jenzanos.
01.02.2023

Player jenzanos takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Mapper of Berg to #Ellikatz.
01.02.2023

Player Ellikatz takes. #Mapper #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Dominica to #4N3G4ZPK.
01.02.2023

Player 4N3G4ZPK takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Licking County to #Mace.
01.02.2023

Player Mace takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Handschuhsheim to #XLV1.
01.02.2023

Player XLV1 takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Heidelberg to #XLV1.
01.02.2023

Player XLV1 takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

  • Last modified: 4 years ago
  • by Frank Nestel