Score in Might & Magic is measured as 1000 x Fame / Time, where time is the number of
days completed. With respect to score, a new day starts at 9:00 am. Since Fame is calculated as
the sum of the experience (kills and completed quests) of all four characters, which can be
influenced by other factors than merely good gameplay, a few groundrules are necessary to make
scores compatible. The following "cheats" are out.
 Respawning (Rockham, Silver Helm Outpost, The Hive)
 Reanimating (Dark spell)
 Repeated kills (by paralysis, or if there's no room for the body to drop down)
 The learning skill (another bug, it should affect experience but not fame)
 Hiring experience-boosting NPC's (same deal)
 Experience for money from one Enrothian well (especially when combined with:)
 Infinite money from the NWC dungeon
I do also rule out any other gains from the NWC dungeon, such as maximum stats and lots of potions,
all of which would save a lot of time.
Let's see, how high scores can become if the ground rules are followed.
The following table shows how much fame is involved with the quests in Might & Magic VI.
|Baa Membership||Almighty Head of Baa||200|
|Jeweled Egg||Emil Lime||200|
|Pearl of Putrescence||Ghost of Balthazar||20|
|Pearl of Purity||Ghost of Balthazar||40|
|Werewolf's Altar||Maria Trepan||80|
|Free Haven Temple (Priest)||Anthony Stone||60|
|Sacred Chalice (High Priest)||Anthony Stone||120|
|Dragon Tower Keys (Battle Mage)||Erik Von Stromgard||60|
|Dragon Towers (Warrior Mage)||Erik Von Stromgard||160|
|Prince of Thieves||Anthony Stone||120|
|Winter||Erik Von Stromgard||200|
|Sherell Ivanaveh||Carlo Tormini||40|
|Ethric's Skull||Gabriel Cartman||60|
|Nomination (Cavalier)||Osric Temper||60|
|Warlord (Champion)||Osric Temper||160|
|Devil's Outpost||Osric Temper||160|
|Memory Crystal Alpha||Oracle of Enroth||400|
|Memory Crystal Beta||Oracle of Enroth||400|
|Memory Crystal Delta||Oracle of Enroth||400|
|Memory Crystal Epsilon||Oracle of Enroth||400|
|Mire of the Damned
|Snergle's Axe||Avinryl Smythers||80|
|Book of Liches||Terry Ros||200|
|Sun Ceremony (Great Druid)||Loretta Fleise||(60)|
|Moon Ceremony (Arch Druid)||Loretta Fleise||(160)|
|Price Fixing||Loretta Fleise||100|
|Evil Crystal||Winston Schezar||40|
|Unward doors||Fire Lord||40|
|Sixth Letter to Wilbur Humphrey||Falagar||12|
|Damsel in distress (Crusader)||Wilbur Humphrey||60|
|Longfang Witherhide (Hero)||Wilbur Humphrey||120|
|Lord Kilburn||Wilbur Humphrey||160|
|Cure for Silvertongue||Wilbur Humphrey||-|
|Letter to Council||Wilbur Humphrey||-|
|Enemy List||Charles D'Sorpigal||60|
|Fountain of Magic (Wizard)||Albert Newton||60|
|Crystal of Terrax (Arch Mage)||Albert Newton||120|
|Hourglass of Time||Albert Newton||200|
|Letter to Andover Potbello||Falagar||1|
|Spider Queen||Buford T. Allman||12|
|Shadowguild Proof||Frank Fairchild||20|
|Sharry Carnegie||Frank Fairchild||40|
|Chime of Harmony||Janice||40|
|Total of all quests
Additional fame comes from killing foes, including any Arena fights, and even from killing
friends. There are a few special inhabitants of Enroth whose demise does not yield any experience points.
The level of the party influences the strength of the opposition, and there is also a random element involved.
In a fast game like Xena's party, all inhabitants of Enroth together bring in about 10,000 fame.
However, it is not necessary to kill all the monsters in order to complete the game.
The fastest time to finish is, as you can see from Seoman's log, only 5 days, which
leads to scores of over 1,000,000.
If the ground rules as stated above are not followed, there is almost
no limit to how high scores can become.