spacecadet13 wrote:sticking around in each sector to fight 309 ships is clearly a waste of time if you are looking to boost your score: you get 20 points for each ship, 10 points for each "previously unexplored" beacon (going back to a beacon or a beacon the rebels have captured doesn't add to your score) and 1 point for each point of scrap. Then the 1.25 multiplier comes in if you are playing on normal.
So, even on easy, 309 ships x 20 points would have been worth 6180 on its own, or 7725 on normal. As the total score was a bit over 6000, clearly it made no difference. Heck, coulda played 3 full games in the time this one game took!
Um, the score shown on that screenshot was for the session he just finished, the record of over 300 ships was from a different run where he got a much higher score.