Contracts strategy- You need to pick up contracts that are easy to complete that give a good return. This strategy involves a lot of luck because if the contracts aren’t good, you will spend so much money buying the goods that it costs and not have much of a return. If multiple people do this strategy, the market gets driven up very quickly and you will only be able to complete one contract each of the last 2 rounds. From what I have seen, a realistic score for this strategy is 150 with a good game, depending on the contracts it can be lower.
Econ strategy- the first 3 rounds of the game you place down a ton of units that give you a ton of pounds and manufactured goods. This will let you complete a bunch of contracts rds 4 and 5. From what I have seen it is much more effective than contract spamming all game long. You will get more settlements, more imports, more hops, more resources end game, overall you just score more points all around when going big econ than when you don’t. I use this strategy and most of the other top players use it as well. The average score with this strategy is about 180 when played properly. I would encourage everyone to give this a try. You will probably lose the first few games you try this because it takes some getting used to, but it will probably take your game to the next level. If you want to see this gameplay in action, I would recommend watching some of viper’s or logus30’s games or even my games.
I mentioned contracts earlier in the article, there is a huge amount of luck in contracts, the most in the game. Other than that there is not much luck. So with that being said, these average scores can be changed due to them and also due to ports, glory track, and clans in the game.
I hope everyone who reads this finds it helpful and if you have any questions, just post a reply and I will answer them as best I can.