Destiny Warlock Skin

With the release of Destiny still fresh in the hearts and minds of gamers everywhere, it is no wonder that fan skins of the game are starting to pop up.  This Warlock skin by Dguy was posted the day after Destiny’s launch date and is a great skin for anyone who plays both games!

 

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For starters, as always, let us take a look at a reference of the Warlock.  Despite this game only being out for a couple of days at the time of this post, it has been hyped up for quite some time, so chances are if you’re a fan you have seen this image before.  Nonetheless, here it is:

 

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In comparison, the skin is a bit more saturated than the original concept.  All of the colors are more vibrant, and the strap is not the same color.  I do not mind this – vibrancy is definitely something that fits with Minecraft’s visual style, and as always, I accept – nay, encourage – artistic license.

 

Points for this skin:

 

  • It is detailed – as any fan skin should be.

  • Destiny is awesome – if you love the game (and love the Warlock) this skin is for you.

  • It is accurate – instantly recognizable as the Warlock for those who have played.

  • It is dimensional – makes great use of layering to give the model more volume.

 

Points against this skin:

 

  • The shading is not very intricate or smooth.  Edges look a bit too jagged because of this.

  • Detail does get a little cluttered at some points, largely again due to the shading.

  • You can’t actually be a Warlock – you can only look like one.

 

My final verdict on this skin is that it is good, but could use some touching up.  Nonetheless, it is a great way to celebrate the launch of Destiny when you are not playing it.  I award Dguy seven out of ten highly anticipated on-schedule launch dates.

 

Installing the Skin

 

For online play, skins can be installed by simply uploading the file to your profile on Minecraft.net.  Skins posted on certain websites can be uploaded directly from their page, including this one; click on the button on the right-hand side labeled “change my skin” to be taken directly to the appropriate page.

 

For offline play only, the process is similar to installing mods:

 

  1. Download the skin’s .png file;

  2. Hold Windows key and press R to bring up the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.

  3. Type %appdata% and press enter, then navigate to roaming/.minecraft/versions.

  4. Open the folder containing the version you use for offline play and view the .jar file using WinRAR.

  5. Create a backup of the meta.inf file contained inside the .jar and store it in a separate folder.

  6. Navigate within the .jar file to assets/minecraft/textures/entity.

  7. Rename the image file titled “steve” to anything else (such as steve_backup).

  8. Change the name of your skin’s .png file to steve.png and insert it here.

 

Remember to keep your meta.inf and original steve texture backed up somewhere just in case.

 

Do you play Destiny?  If so, for what platform, and which class is your favorite?  Let us know in the comments below!

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