Thankyou so much for this, its made my day! OP, X3:TC is fantastic. When you get a mission, write down the basics of where you need to go as sometimes its not obvious when you look at the logs. I make notes of prices and available tech at each planet I visit on paper. It takes the mysticism out of where to go and where to get things cheap. To make this simpler, use lined paper or make your own layout to fill in on blank paper. There are websites that tell you anything about the game and you can cheat a little if you are having a hard time.