The News Heist - Conversationalist
|Unlocked after:||Hello world! + Heist-style choice|
|Unlocks:||Sneak into Weazel Building undetected|
The News Heist - Conversationalist tasks Niko with persuading an IT specialist who already has access to give an extra ID to aid with the heist.
"Hey Gary, what do you need?"
"Alright, this is what I need. An ID obviously, since we're going the stealthy route. You'll have to convince an IT temp to give you over their ID, so, use your Yugoslavian speaking skills to do it. Since we're being stealthy, don't kill anyone, no bodies this time."
"You'll have to tail him to his house. He's usually seen exiting the Weazel News Building at around this time, every day, which is perfect considering what we're going up against. His plate number is E629G01H, so watch out for cars leaving with that plate number."
"Okay, I'll do it." Niko replies.
Gary and Niko hang up.
Niko heads to the Weazel News Building and waits nearby for any vehicles matching the description to leave.
"Fuck, just what I needed, more waiting." Niko thinks to himself.
One car passes, Niko checks the plate. "Nope, nothing, uh... V0G1L, nope."
Another car passes. "Hmm.... 9G24L8VI, nah."
Several seconds pass, and another vehicle leaves the building. "There's one. 3H3GG895. Fuck."
Niko slams his head against the steering wheel. "I'm really losing patience for this crap!"
Niko regains his vision after being disoriented for several seconds, and a car passed by just moments before. "Wait, fuck, a car left."
Niko quickly leaves the area and follows the car. "Goddamn, this car's moving too fast, can't see the fucking plate."
Niko continues to tail, narrowly passing through traffic. "This guy doesn't have a back plate? You've got to be shitting me," Niko thinks to himself.
The car makes a u-turn at an intersection, and Niko is just barely able to see the plate. "H1313379? FUCK!"
Niko quickly drives back to the Weazel News Building. "This is really fucking annoying, the car could've left by now!"
Niko quickly calls Gary. "Fuck, Gary, I need you to check security camera footage at this intersection, near the Weazel News Building. I don't care how, just do it, I think I fucking missed the car."
"Whoa, whoa, whoa, slow down, Slav. You missed the car? Are you fucked? What happened?"
"My vision became fucked for a few seconds and just as it went to normal, a fucking car left. I tailed him through what seemed like hundreds of fucking cars, and had no back plate. I got a view of the plate after he made a u-turn, and it doesn't match. Now I think the fucking IT guy left, so check that security footage."
Gary chuckles. "Alright, alright, I'll see what I can do." Gary pauses for a few seconds while keyboard clicking can be heard in the background.
Niko looks at the exit again while on the phone to Gary, and sees another
car pass. "E629G01H.....fuck that's it!" Niko thinks to himself.
"I'll have to call you back, Gary," Niko says, ending the call, happily tailing the correct car.
After numerous intersections, the car parks at an Up N' Atom. Niko walks into the restaurant several minutes after the IT specialist enters. Noticing the specialist has taken a seat, Niko walks up to his table and sits down.
"Uh... do I know you?" says the specialist.
"Probably not, but that's not important," Niko replies.
"So why are you here? Are you blackmailing me? Is this a robbery? What is it?"
"I'm not here to kill you, or blackmail you," Niko chuckles. "I'm the new guy in the department, you may have seen me scanning the computers. I lost my ID tag and I was wondering if you had an extra on hand. I haven't been able to get in the building since."
The specialist pauses for a few seconds, and retorts, "Well, you do know you can request one on the members-only section? Just send in a request and they'll send one to you."
"Well, I didn't know tha-"
"Don't worry about it. I just so happen to have a spare..."
The specialist gives Niko a spare ID.
"Just put in a picture of yourself here, and your name...here.", Pointing at the dotted line.
"Cool....thank you very much. Next vending machine purchase is on me."
The specialist smiles and waves back at Niko, as he leaves the restaurant.