The X series is on sale today and being in the mood for another space sim like Freelancer I decided to pick up X3: Terran Conflict and Albion Prelude for $5. This game is pretty hefty. For others who've had it already, what are some good tips to keep in mind for the early game? I started as Terran Defender on my first run through and finished the first major mission (I would have loved a time compression back in Freelancer). I talked about it in IRC a bit but what are some good mods for improving the game in general, little tweaks here and there, things like that? How do I find missions and various things to do besides the main plot one? What are some good things to keep in mind for building up a fleet/station empire? Are there hidden caches of items and secret areas like in Freelancer, or anything like the anomalous areas in that game?