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I agreed to do the Citadel: Inspirational Stories mission for a salarian who wants to make a documentary. However, I can't find any more locations that trigger for it. I've run around the entire docking area now, to no avail.

To note, I was able to do the following:

  • One area in the Memorial Wall that didn't count
  • A grieving couple in the Memorial wall that did count
  • A Turian standing around that didn't

After that, nothing else has popped up throughout the entire docks. Is the quest bugged? Did I miss my chance to finish it by clicking on incorrect things? It's not greyed out, so I'm assuming I'm still able to finish it somehow, but I can't find any more waypoints.

What can I do?

Updating with an image to show my view of the poker table. There's no other reticule other than speaking to James.

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I finished that a bit ago. Did you get a picture of someone on a stretcher in one of the cargo stack niches? –  Ben Brocka Mar 13 '12 at 21:50
    
No, I haven't had any other clickables pop up other than the ones I listed. –  FAE Mar 13 '12 at 21:51
    
Double check the refugee areas, amidst the cargo containers, there really should be a picture opprotunity in there. –  Ben Brocka Mar 13 '12 at 21:52
    
Clicking incorrect things doesn't count against you - I practically clicked on everything that showed up, and was still able to finish the quest. If I recall correctly, there should only be 3 or 4 shots. –  Kotsu Mar 13 '12 at 21:59
    
I think there's 4 shots counting the two he says don't count. I don't know if those are actually required or not. –  Ben Brocka Mar 13 '12 at 23:00

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I believe (from doing the quest completely myself) that you are missing the picture by the table where james vega is sitting and playing a card game with a few others. you have to practically jump on the table to get it.

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There's no reticule at the table for me. :/ –  FAE Mar 13 '12 at 22:05
    
hmm then i am stumped it is possible you may have gotten a bugged mission, idk where your at but maybe loading a previous save may fix it. although when i found it i did approach it from the other side of the table doubt it will make a difference, haha –  Paralytic Mar 13 '12 at 22:33
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After fruitlessly doublechecking some more, reloading my save and losing some playtime, having the same thing happen, and then doing some more googling, it seems that this is apparently a known bug.

There are several other people reporting this problem on the Bioware Social Network as well.

The solution that worked for me (after loading another save) is to go immediately to the areas that count as valid photo opportunities for the quest, skipping over the ones that do not count.

The following 4 locations are valid photo opportunities for this sidequest, though you only need 3 of them to count. You can click through images for larger versions:

The mourning woman being comforted by the salarian in the Memorial Wall:

first first-map view

The woman speaking with the man sitting on the crate between Bay E24 and Bay E26:

second second-map view

The doctors treating patients on makeshift stretchers made out of crates in Cargo Hold: B:

third third-map view

James playing poker with other refugees in the far end of the hall in what is technically Bay E28:

fourth fourth-map view

For reference, the following are the locations which do not count. Avoid clicking these if you want to avoid the bug!

The stack of crates in the left area of the Memorial Wall

wrong1

The Turian standing on guard between Bay E24 and Bay E26

wrong2

The monitors behind the counter that's closest to the poker table

wrong3

From what I can tell, if you save during this quest, it will remain bugged and you will not be able to complete it. Reloading a save after it has already started and you have already encountered the bug will not fix it. You need to load one prior to the mission bugging out.

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grr another bugged quest that hits me in this game... –  Holger Mar 14 '12 at 1:27
    
Nice answer! :D –  Ivo Flipse Mar 14 '12 at 14:28
    
Hmm, I've done this twice already, and haven't had it bug out on me (360). Both times, I clicked on the turian guard. –  MBraedley Apr 12 '12 at 17:48

I had the same problem of hearing James, but not seeing him. He just was not there. To fix it, I saved game and then reloaded it. Then he was there, but there's no proper conversation to have with him, anyway!

(I'm playing on PC)

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