Let me tell you about some pants. They’re a soft sort of charcoal, not really grey, not really black, straight cut, good with sneakers or dress shoes, relaxed but not too relaxed. They’re good pants; I know this because two people complimented them on the same day.
This makes me a style king, or at the very least a style duke. But in Destiny 2, a video game where you can shop for lots of pants by shooting aliens in the face, no one is complimenting me. Because I play a Warlock, and Warlock fashion kind of sucks right now.
It wasn’t always this way. When Destiny 2 launched in 2017, bringing a whole new slate of gear with it, things looked pretty cool. You know how every six months some style magazines say “this season we’re throwing out all the rules” for whatever hot new trend is hitting the runway? (It’s a thing, trust me.) It was like that. And then it got…really boring.
I am not the only one who thinks this. Destiny players regularly complain about how washed Warlocks look in this game, with unimaginative robes that also hide whatever fresh kicks you’re wearing and “bonds” that look like iPhone exercise bands.