This is my personal journal, reserved to write about anything that takes my fancy or catches my whim. I am focussed on gaming, and although most posts concern EVE Online I am currently addicted to Splatoon on my Wii U.

If anything is spelt or typed badly, or is grammatically dubious, it's likely that my cat wrote the post. Like most cats, he's notoriously bad at spelling.

Every post is scheduled. If a comment goes unanswered or unmoderated it may be because I am unavailable, even if a new post is displayed in the meantime.

Access to tigerears is blocked from where I work. As such, a comment may be held in the moderation queue for up to eighteen hours without my being able to approve it.

Gushing fan mail can be sent to wpb<at>tigerears.org.

  1. 52 Responses to “About”

  2. Easy to read blog-journal. I enjoyed while reading it and actually got some ideas from your experiences. Keep writing please, I'll be reading.

    Paws and fly safe,
    Sidorph the Bald Minmatar

    By wavewizard on Jun 29, 2010

  3. I really enjoy your blog. You have a great writing style and the stories are very interesting and make me want to go check out some w-space.

    By SurealX on Aug 9, 2010

  4. Hi,

    Great blog. By far my favourite out of the EVE blogs, as you write well and always have an interesting story to tell.

    I've just taken my first steps into wormhole life recently, partly because your blogs made it sound so interesting. Maybe I'll see you out there in our C5 sometime.

    Keep up the good work.


    By Brad on Jan 3, 2011

  5. Just like to say thanks for your blog, it is written well and is a compelling read.

    Thanks to your hints and tips I have now tentatively stepped into the arena of stealthily hunting down other ships in wormholes, culminating in the explosion of a salvaging Buzzard I found in a Class 2 wormhole.

    Thanks again, and keep writing!

    By Camster on Jan 6, 2011

  6. I'm encouraging piracy? Too cool.

    Thanks for the comments!

    By pjharvey on Jan 10, 2011

  7. Heh... just read the blog entry about the Talocan Deserted Cruiser and I gotta say I can't wait to engage more seriously in wormhole expeditions ( I can't say I am into living there what with my determination to be a 1 toon guy but if need be it could become a longer voyage with the gang into unknown space). Either way drop me a line if ya want and tell me which toon is yours so if we ever bump into each other I'll know to keep my gang off ya ( cabin fever tends to make people stir crazy and imagine a couple of main toons stuck in wormholes for a few days... yeah, lucky I ain't to sane to being with ^^ )

    Keep up the cool blog posts and fly safe ^^.

    By CrimsonWolf on Jan 14, 2011

  8. Thanks, Mr Wolf. I tag each post with my character name, making me easy to track.

    Don't worry about shooting me, give it a go. I find being hunted makes w-space life more interesting.

    By pjharvey on Jan 18, 2011

  9. Just wanted to say that I admire your blog and it's a fantastic read. I need to try wormholes myself! Keep up the good posts!

    By tgl3 on Jan 31, 2011

  10. Hello :)

    I love your WH related blogs and finally came over to explore your blog more fully. What a wonderful nest of surprises, full of nooks and crannies with hidden gems to marvel at when found! And wonderfully written as well. Please tell me you have a book germinating - if so it would be a wonderful exercise in right use of free will to bring it to life ;)

    All the best and please continue writing.

    By El Dukio on Feb 16, 2011

  11. Excellent blog, the best one in CK's pack imo. Your blog has inspired me to venture out into wormholes, just as soon as real life gives me the time and money to start playing again. Until then, I'll continue reading your excellent posts and vicariously get my Eve fix. Thanks again :D

    By MrVitis on Mar 30, 2011

  12. Hello there

    I'll be blunt, ive been reading your blog alot. Mostly on my leaky capsule iphone app and it has gotten me through alot of boring work days lol. Anyway I would be interested in chatting to you in game and perhaps joining your corp for learning/fun etc.
    Any chance of an email and a quick discussion in game??


    By Kappa on Apr 24, 2011

  13. Oh and am totally comfortable chattin through a random rookie at if you like to prove am not just some pirate hunting you down just for some fame

    By Kappa on Apr 24, 2011

  14. Thanks, Kappa. Feel free to join the 'basket' channel, which is our corporation's open channel, where you can learn about the Wormhole Engineers and get a chance to chat with us all.

    By pjharvey on Apr 24, 2011

  15. Dear PJ,

    you are one of my favourite blogs and have wrote about you in my own blog.

    Well done and keep it up.

    By Handown on May 31, 2011

  16. Oh no! Where did the website go?

    Phew - your back! This carebear needs his daily fix of piratical prattling! Glad to see you back on line.

    By Watchadoin on Jun 27, 2011

  17. This is me commenting on a blog.

    I was surprised your twitter photo was not just a mirrored shot, are you in that place still?

    By Richard on Oct 15, 2011

  18. I am. And I am modelling thrilling headgear on Twitter, which I haven't got around to mirroring here.

    By pjharvey on Oct 16, 2011

  19. Stumbled across this blog and love it! I'm in a 0.0 alliance, but wormholes have always made me curious. My partner started playing but we've struggled to find something we can both do together, i now have dreams of settling down in a WH POS together!

    What sort of ships/skills are most useful in wormholes- they seem very T3-heavy?

    By Epoc on Jan 3, 2012

  20. Thanks, Epoc.

    Plenty of pilots use battlecruisers for the lower-class w-space systems, and they are certainly good enough for the task, as well as being cheap both in skill points and ISK. It's definitely worth aiming for strategic cruisers once moved in, as they are more flexible and powerful, and definitely worth the cost. They aren't too onerous to train for either, really.

    But it really depends on your goals as to what to fly. If you are going in as part of a mid-to-large corporation you may need battleship and logistic ship skills for Sleeper operations. If you are going in as a smaller group then battlecruisers are the best place to start, followed by strategic cruisers.

    PvP is another kettle of fish entirely and mostly down to personal preference.

    Of course, the most important skill is scanning. Train covert operations boats, cloaks, and scanning skills. You won't get anywhere without scanning. If you can't do it, or don't enjoy it, find someone who can and does and stick to them like glue. And buy them nice presents from time to time, so they don't feel like you're taking them for granted.

    By pjharvey on Jan 4, 2012

  21. I actualy first heard about your blog from a corpmate who is an ardent fan. I love wormhole space, and I love your approach. Also your writing is nice ... somewhere between in-character and informative. Reading your stuff I almost felt tempted to write about my in-game experience as well, but I am too paranoid about intel leaks, so I stick to fiction :)

    By Mme. Thalys on May 3, 2012

  22. Just wanted to say hi from one Wormholer to another...
    My corp had left our old C2 to try null (bad move) then recently moved into a C3 (GREAT move) but in the interim...
    I was sittin in Empire doin naught and, partly due to your bloggin, tried just scannin hole to hole for over a week... was a very interesting experience... =]

    Great blog, kudos.

    By TurAmarth on Jul 16, 2012

  23. You write so well, Jesters Trek put me onto your site.....its to my bookmark bar now, always update on my ipad before trips to read. Looking forward to trying wormholes my self soon.

    I am really curious though is whats your fit for your loki, covert scanning and null interdictioner hull i havent found a build I am happy with that can pvp with....i love my loki, but think. Will be heading towards a proteous for wormhole, seems more tank and abilty to do sites and pvp if engaged.


    By Leslie on Jul 31, 2012

  24. My covert Loki fit can be found on our killboard, sadly enough. Play around with it, and ignore what's in the cargo, I'd just looted a Myrmidon Fin and I caught.

    A Proteus may be a better choice, as you say.

    By pjharvey on Aug 1, 2012

  25. Flatterd I am at your kind words...

    Ahhh... shed a tear for th' old HDF "=Lochotic=", a good ship she was.

    My CEO was bringing in one of Mabrick's ships and was attacked on the Empire side of our stat lo and I "Leroy'ed" in to DIAF in a heroic, yet vain attempt to sve the day as 'twere. The fit is in the KM.

    Like most I have 3std Loki fits, PvE, PvP or Sneaky Pete, this is a poor attempt to make a cloaky/PvP Loki, and I lost the bet... =]

    By TurAmarth on Aug 20, 2012

  26. So I see, Tur. At least you went down fighting!

    By pjharvey on Aug 20, 2012

  27. On another subject, I often read your blog from a smartphone. Any chance of your blog resizing for mobile devices a la Jester?

    By Watchadoin on Nov 21, 2012

  28. I can have a look at that, Watchadoin, but I can't promise anything. This is really just a hobby for me.

    By pjharvey on Nov 22, 2012

  29. The most delightfully detailed and engaging blog I've read! If ever I needed a reason to get back into EVE exploration and WHs, this would be it. Overwhelming and consistent attention to all of those little things that most people just overlook, is what keep me coming back. Oh, and the fact that you write very well and the post frequently - which keeps me pleasantly distracted from daily tasks.

    Ok I'm done gushing!


    By beardynerd on Feb 10, 2013

  30. Eek! Horrific typos; feel free to delete my hastily typed fan mail!

    By beardynerd on Feb 10, 2013

  31. Your gushing comment looks fine to me. It's staying.

    By pjharvey on Feb 10, 2013

  32. ---> On another subject, I often read your blog from a smartphone. Any chance of your blog resizing for mobile devices a la Jester?
    ---> I can have a look at that, Watchadoin, but I can’t promise anything. This is really just a hobby for me.

    PJ, have a look at WPtouch plugin for Wordpress:

    By Gil Roland on Mar 12, 2013

  33. Okay, I've installed the plug-in. Please let me know if it works or, just as importantly, if it doesn't, or breaks anything, either on mobile devices or desktops.

    It looks okay to me, I suppose. Or, at least, it's working. I'm not sure if it helps, to be honest, and I also cannot see a way to log-in to an account. I'm already spending too long on this, and I'm so far not impressed. Let me know if you are.

    By pjharvey on Mar 24, 2013

  34. Thanks for the mobile version!

    By MalkoRM on Mar 25, 2013

  35. I'm glad it's working. I think I got a little frustrated when checking it on my too-old iPod Touch. Enjoy!

    By pjharvey on Mar 25, 2013

  36. Been playing Eve for a long time now. While back I switched to a big WH alliance and c6 w-space. It's been a pleasure reading your blog for a while now, it always reminds me why I choose to move to w-space and how much fun it can be. Keep up the good work, hope to be enjoying many more of your posts!

    By Kay on Mar 30, 2013

  37. Cheers and Salutations,

    My twelve you old daughter is an aspiring writer, who works hard and faithfully at her craft. I have been trying unsuccessfully to teach her the art of free writing to get past writers block.
    Your post on how you create your posts is the function behind the theory. You absolutely nail the process, to such effect that after reading your description she said to me, "Dad you could have just said that"
    You are an incredibly gifted writer, I thank you for helping my daughter be the same.

    By Panabas on Apr 24, 2013

  38. Thanks, Panabas. I find it helps to just write anything when trying to break writer's block. If I'm straining to think of how the first paragraph will begin, I'll ignore it completely and start on the second, or near the middle of the text, or the final paragraph; whatever I know I can write. If I don't feel like churning out words, I'll sketch an outline. In both cases, I'll start writing, and the words will begin to flow. I'll go back and know exactly what the first paragraph should be, and I'll be filling in more and more details of the outline until I'm writing it out in full.

    For me, the most important part is just to start.

    By pjharvey on Apr 24, 2013

  39. Just wanted to say: your blog is amazing. Stumbled across it by accident, and now I am busy training the few missing skills needed to take a short holiday from my lowsec pirate life and go wh hunting instead.

    I will let you know how it goes.

    Again: thanks! Well written, witty, funny ... everything that is needed.



    By Vhalasedai on Apr 26, 2013

  40. ---> Okay, I’ve installed the plug-in. Please let me know if it works...
    Hi PJ. Looks good to me, nothing broken. As for the login issue, here is the fix from the WP support page:
    (the last post in that page details the fix).

    By Gil Roland on May 14, 2013

  41. Thanks, Gil. I got it working in the end, thanks.

    By pjharvey on May 14, 2013

  42. Have a great Christmas Pen, thanks for all the reading material this year and I'm sure I speak for all your regulars when I say your hard work and diligence is appreciated :)

    By Mortlake on Dec 24, 2013

  43. Thanks, Mort! Here's to another good year ahead of us all.

    By pjharvey on Dec 26, 2013

  44. what happened to you? I hope all is ok. We miss your stories.



    By Krull on Nov 19, 2014

  45. @Krull, Read the last post again. You can see the part about "Parting gesture" and its explained a little more in the comments. Hope this helps. =)

    TLDR, Taking a break. May or may not return at some point.

    By jer3my on Nov 25, 2014

  46. Thanks for writing so many interesting and detailed posts over the years. I never gained the skills you had and barely explored outside a C1, but your adventures were always fascinating and sort of a goal - for me to do the stuff you did.

    But I fell out of EVE and well MMO's in general for a bit.

    I can understand the need to take a break and find the fun again. So... fly safe. ;)

    By mmojuggler on Jun 12, 2015

  47. Do you have any plans to come back to Eve Online? Really miss your stories.

    By Chaos Blackhawk on Mar 10, 2019

  48. I have toyed with the idea of returning to New Eden. I imagine so much has changed that I would struggle to find a place for myself. But I won't say never. Thanks for enjoying my tales!

    By pjharvey on Mar 10, 2019

  49. Hi, I always liked your stories, too. These even led to the fact that we changed the description of our entrances and exits to the wormhole. I also took a 3 year break now and still believe that it is one of the best games and I find my place in it. I would love to hear from you about EVE again.

    By Gore Neosilver on Jun 10, 2019

  50. Thanks, Gore! I have considered dipping my toe in to New Eden on occasion, but the time isn't right for me at the moment.

    By pjharvey on Jun 16, 2019

  51. Your tales of high adventure are missed, P.

    By Mortlake on Jul 19, 2019