Several of you have have asked:
“Why the art change to the new slivers?”
In case you hadn’t heard, today the official Magic Twitter account @wizards_magic tweeted pictures of some new sliver cards from the upcoming set Magic 2014. Slivers have evolved a bit since you last saw them.
I’m not sure if I’m ready for how drastically slivers have changed, but some change is certainly needed given that the flavor is that they evolve and their previous forms have been pretty much exhausted artwisr. I just wish we weren’t st bipedal slivers just yet.
As for slivers granting abilities only to your slivers like New lords and not like old lords and old slivers, this makes sense flavorfully too as slivers could recognize when their species is being pitted against each other and could form a pack mentality for their mental transference of mutations. I still prefer slivers the old way, even though the new ones are easier on the gamestate, but I can’t hate R&Sd decision as it is the right call moving forward and, as I said, can be justified with the tribe.