"You think cutting some power-lines and tampering with traffic signals is going to send Atlas into desperation? They'll eventually find the source of the problem, whether it be a cut line or someone tapping into data streams, the second possibly easier than the first. Blow something up, then they might get desperate. I'm just offering up my honest opinions, nothing more."
"Onix, that's the point. We cause some blackouts and other disruptions, then get out of there. The OCP find the cause of it, with us long gone, then we go on to cause another distraction. This mission isn't to go on the offensive, it's to cause distractions for Atlas. Combat will be a last resort on this mission. Understood?"
"I'm just making suggestions. I do what I'm ordered to in the end. My definition of trouble just isn't as mild as the rest of you apparently. I do specialize in blowing things up after all. It's hardwired into my circuits."
Onix shrugged then crossed his arms
"I have a good question. What do we say if we get caught?"
Roadtrain nodded as he listened to Incendius. "Sounds good. We'll keep the blackouts though. If one of us can tap into the control system, we can keep flicking the power on and off in certain areas, should keep some members of the OCP busy. We will be going for the factories, but only after we've caused a diversion or two."
Incendius turned to Onix. He'd been listening the altercation between Latryx, Roadtrain and the demo expert, and he felt he could come up with a solution. "I hear what you're saying, Onix, but heading straight for the supply lines seems a bit... unwieldy. Doesn't it make sense to soften them up a bit before 'dropping the big one'?" He then returned his attention to Roadtrain. "My friend, don't get me wrong about blackouts. I'm a great fan of blackouts. But maybe we should think about the civilians in Omega City. Knocking out everything at once is likely to cause more than panic, it's likely to cause a system population wide meltdown, which could hinder our progress. A possible solution is to take out targets in waves, separating them into the Mouth, the Eye and the Foot. Communications, Surveillance, and Transport. Taking these targets out systematically and in unpredictable waves could prevent collateral intervention as we're trying to stir up trouble with guards and Atlas's goons."
Metalingus was with his team chatting to the newcomers and talking about the mission. He had a thought and mentioned it to the elders
"Sirs, I had a thought. If we are indeed going into the proverbial lion's den to see Atlas, he's probably gonna have top notch security, scanners and the like for intruders. Is there a way we could rig up something on our weapons to stop any scanners they have."
"I agree with screw-loose", pipped in Driveby, "Take out their systems one by one - Communications, Surveillance, and Transport. If Atlas has any shipments, supplies or de;liveries, he'll notice. Softly softly, catchy monkey - whatever that is."
"Go in there, make too much noise, too soon, you attract too much attention. You might not be able to control your destructive impulses Onix, but sometimes in situations like these you need a little finese. There's not exactly a need to get everything done within a first few astroseconds is there?"
"I never said not to do the small stuff to get us started and make it easier to hit something bigger. I'm just saying that we can't just stick to the small stuff the whole time. Eventually something big needs to happen, and it needs to happen in a well coordinated way so that it sends out just the right message to get what we are going for."