What exactly are the factors in scoring? Even with the difficulty put on max, and gigantic size galaxy, with all victory options turned off save conquest victory, ive managed to only get roughly 200k points as a max score. Im looking at the number 1 person, and he has 2 games at 1 million or more, and i dont see how its possible. In my games, i research the entire tech tree (this boosts score ~50k points), and build every galatic wonder/achievement that i can ( i usually miss out on building them early in the game due to the massive production bonuses the AI recieves), so im just down right confused as to how someone can get 5x the amount of points as I can, on the same difficulty/galaxy size settings.
What exactly influences scoring for each area (milityary/society/technology/etc)?? Also, what gives on the military scoring? One would think that my huge fleet with almost no losses would receive a large score, but the AIs smaller fleet with huge losses is usually double or tripple my score in this area- its the only area where i dont blow the AI out of the water in terms of points.
edit: in galciv 1, you received a large bonus by turning off tech/influence/alliance victories, so i assumed this was the case with GC2, and have only conquest victory allowed. Is this not the case anymore? Also, is there an ideal # of civs? I have been playing with 9, but is there some bonus for playing with only 3 or 4?