EMP Grenades have been in game for a while now, but were pretty useless, only taking out the SIC signal.
Now they effect a large variety of electronics, including security cameras, televisions, vehicles, weapons detectors, thermographic sensors, motion sensors, progias, radios (normal and WJF), thermographic goggles (normal and WJF), and a few other peices. I'm getting to the rest of the electronics but those are the most used so I started there.
What does this mean for you? Well, for Mixers.. let me pose a scenario. You want to sneak into the Hall of Justice with a gun, so you toss an emp grenade in first and walk in, the cameras inside can't see you cause they are knocked out, and the weapons detector can't sense your weapon because it's knocked out. None of the guards can call for help because the SIC is knocked out and the judges are in disarray because the SIC is down. The TAC-COMPs won't work so they can't scan you, there phones don't work so they can't call for backup on 911, and they can't see you with there thermographic googles because those are knocked out as well.
As for Judges and what it means for you: You've just pinpointed that a wanted criminal is on GOLD by tracking their SIC, and you figure they are updating their clone, so you head over to Sense/Net and see that their car is parked there. You call for backup and then drop an EMP before slipping into the shadows. When the criminal walks out they try to unlock their car but to no avail! Because vehicles use power locks and those are disabled! If they didn't lock their car, then they don't know anything is up yet, and they hop in, and try to lock the doors from the inside.. but guess what? EMP means no power inside the vehicle either! They try to start the car and NOTHING happens! You climb into the vehicle and point your EMP Sheilded WJF Enforcer II at the perp with a smile! And even if they left their car unlocked with the engine running (this is a stretch but it could happen) when they hit the gas NOTHING happens because the car is sitting in the midst of an EMP frenzy! The engine can't run because it's partially electrical! They can't call for help because the SIC is out, and their phones don't work.. they can't even try to bribe you because their credchip is down because the SIC is out! So you keep your gun pointed at them and wait for the backup to roll in.
Those are just two of many scenarios where this newly updated technology can be your best friend or your worst nightmare. Have fun.
P.S. Vehicles already in motion will not stall out if they are driving THROUGH a room with an EMP in it. But if they stop in the room, they will then stall.
P.P.S Ingrams (Mechs) are not effected by EMP.
(Edited by Slither at 12:32 am on Dec. 5, 2007)
(Edited by Slither at 12:34 am on Dec. 5, 2007)