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 Brugge to #Moggus.
01.10.2022

Player Moggus takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of gmina Łagów to #toadie3k.
01.10.2022

Player toadie3k takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Urban agglomeration of Montreal to #Barney.vk.
01.10.2022

Player Barney.vk takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Longueuil (agglomeration) to #Isengrim.
01.10.2022

Player Isengrim takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Rethymno Regional Unit to #4N3G4ZPK.
01.10.2022

Player 4N3G4ZPK takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Heraklion Regional Unit to #4N3G4ZPK.
01.10.2022

Player 4N3G4ZPK takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Municipality of Platanias to #4N3G4ZPK.
01.10.2022

Player 4N3G4ZPK takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Chania Regional Unit to #4N3G4ZPK.
01.10.2022

Player 4N3G4ZPK takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Gemeinde Stockerau to #michixlol.
01.10.2022

Player michixlol takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Neustädter Feld to #michixlol.
01.10.2022

Player michixlol takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Minden to #T-Rex.
01.10.2022

Player T-Rex takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Northeim to #Ellikatz.
01.10.2022

Player Ellikatz takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Bovenden to #Ellikatz.
01.10.2022

Player Ellikatz takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Pfungstadt to #Ellikatz.
01.10.2022

Player Ellikatz takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Sachsenhausen Süd to #Ellikatz.
01.10.2022

Player Ellikatz takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Süd to #Ellikatz.
01.10.2022

Player Ellikatz takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Calau to #jenzanos.
01.10.2022

Player jenzanos takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Kleine Elster (Niederlausitz) to #jenzanos.
01.10.2022

Player jenzanos takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Werneuchen to #Loki.
01.10.2022

Player Loki takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

#Ruler of Heilbronn to #Ellikatz.
01.10.2022

Player Ellikatz takes. #Ruler #badgersMMO

  • Last modified: 4 years ago
  • by Frank Nestel