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I found 800 platinum, even after restarting to look again. Is there a second container with another 1200 floating around somewhere?Llohr 20:01, February 10, 2010 (UTC)

ther are 1200 Platinum right next to the shuttle on the right sight ADM-Ntek 10:20, February 21, 2010 (UTC)

I uploaded the data to the Alliance and still recieved 4,125 credits, the official guide is wrong.

Acquisition bug? Edit

this assignment has the nasty habit of disappearing from my journal/galaxy map if i don't do it immediately. I can still do it, but I have to find the planet myself.Arbiter099 05:00, April 3, 2011 (UTC)

Never happened to me in any playthrough. Lancer1289 05:14, April 3, 2011 (UTC)
Seems we have something similar to that assassin/barla von situation with my games repeatedly having weird issues, nothing really big here but its done it consistently for 3 playthroughs in a row now.Arbiter099 05:29, April 3, 2011 (UTC)

I'd like to report that its happened again. It is in my journal, but not flagged on my galaxy map. I've considered something, I have a tendency of delaying this assignment and allowing a backlog of other missions/assignments to pile up along with this one. Is there a limit to what the map can display?Arbiter099 04:14, April 5, 2011 (UTC)

Oddly enough, the first time I played ME2, this worked as described here, i.e. I have the email and after reading that message, a journal entry is added, pretty much like it happens for a few other assignments. But on every subsequent new game (plus or not, importing ME1 character or not) the email is missing when I first get to the Normandy, and I have to scan the planet to get the assignment to show in the journal at all. The message never shows up at all, even if I play all the way to the IFF mission. Quite strange. 13:36, August 27, 2012 (UTC)

By the way, the IGN guide suggest a different trigger exists for the acquisition message, namely the completion of two of the four initial fully fledged dossier missions. 03:34, August 28, 2012 (UTC)

Actually, IGN was right about needing two missions, not just one after acquiring the new Normandy. I just checked the save game sequence from my first play-through again. The message wasn't there after completing just the Mordin dossier, but it showed up after completing Archangel. It's still an open question if these two can be just assignments or they need to be missions or even dossiers. 04:35, August 28, 2012 (UTC)

Last Door Locked Edit

The third door (after Morl is defeated) will not unlock. Is this a known bug? Have accessed security logs, unlocked holding cells, picked up medigel, platinum and hacked wall safe, killed all Eclipse mercs. Last door says "locked from other side", cannot get into tunnel to Operative.

If you are going through the door that is inside the base, the one that the mercs were defending, then it shouldn't be locked. If you aren't, then try that door. If that is the door you are trying, then I have no explanation as I've never heard of this before. Lancer1289 16:43, June 19, 2011 (UTC)

Distress beacon dialogue Edit

Is it "parcel point" or "parse point"? It sounds like it's transmitting an error code describing an automated function that can't complete it's programming. "Parsing" is a term used by programmers to describe the way a program follows a program direction by context (kind of like "If X = Y, GOTO 40"). predcon 03:04, January 29, 2012 (UTC)

Effect on ME3? Edit

Sorry if this is already known, but I was wondering if anyone can confirm whether your choice on what to do with the encrypted data has any effect on an imported Shepard in ME3. Rtl42 17:04, May 5, 2012 (UTC)

We've seen no effects. Lancer1289 17:05, May 5, 2012 (UTC)
That really blows. It seems like they wanted it to affect war assetts or something especially since EDI says it will take her a year to decrypt. 20:07, June 17, 2012 (UTC)

Yes, but the problem is the events of ME3 take place only 6 monthes after ME2... Then it would take 6 more monthes to decypher the data.--Croquignol (talk) 20:47, September 25, 2012 (UTC)

Credit summary bug Edit

I see Lancer1289 reverted this note as needing confirmation. This mission takes 3 minutes to complete and then you have subtract two numbers with a calculator. Also, the logic of the credit accounting bug is identical to the one from the LotSB mission. Granted, the credit difference is much less significant in this mission, which is probably why nobody noticed it in two+ years. 03:37, August 28, 2012 (UTC)

standard procedure for contested information is 3 separate user confirmations before mainspace addition. T̴̴͕̲̞̳̖̼̱͒͛̎͒ͫ̃ͧeͩ̈̽̈҉͓̝̰̼̦̫̤̀͠m̫̪̪̯̻͎̫̅̇̓̇͌̚p̸̙̝̓̓͌ͨ͆ͣͥ̂̕o͒̽͐̽͏̞̬̻͕͔͕͚̰͍͠͞ṙ̢̞͚͈̹̰ͨ̓ͭ̈́̌ạ̢̧̪̹̺̺̣̹̲͂͆̏ͪͨ͒ͭř̹͈͜͠y̷͍̻̜̹̼̾̽̈́e̵̹̼̟̦͚͐̈́͌͘d͉̲̣̻͉̱͗̅ḭ̷̻̆͋̆̓̔͝t̨͍̦̫̗͂̅̍̋̆ͩ͝ộ̫̟̬̳̝̲̾ͫ̒̿ͮ̑̚rͯ̎ͨͭ̄̿̽͛҉̠̫̱̠̘̘̲́ͅ7̩̻ͤͩͨ͝͡8̜̣̙͇̻ͨ͛͛̆͒̆̽̒͐͜͡ ͥ̍̉̃̇ͥ̓ͨ͏̕҉̥̹͓̗̤̠̖̤ (talk) 03:44, August 28, 2012 (UTC)
But is it actually contested information? As in someone came up with a different result, as opposed to didn't bother to check, just reverted? By the way, let me clarify the similarity with the LotSB bug: credits found during the mission but exceeding the Cerberus award are discarded, except for those coming from medigel/powercells (if any). 03:50, August 28, 2012 (UTC)
bugs usually fall under "contested info" - some bugs in one system may not be reproducible in another. people are just erring on the side of caution here. as to the point itself i can't personally test for its veracity yet due to circumstances more than you need to know, but you're at least welcome to wait for others to confirm this on their own (which may take a -very- long while). T̴̴͕̲̞̳̖̼̱͒͛̎͒ͫ̃ͧeͩ̈̽̈҉͓̝̰̼̦̫̤̀͠m̫̪̪̯̻͎̫̅̇̓̇͌̚p̸̙̝̓̓͌ͨ͆ͣͥ̂̕o͒̽͐̽͏̞̬̻͕͔͕͚̰͍͠͞ṙ̢̞͚͈̹̰ͨ̓ͭ̈́̌ạ̢̧̪̹̺̺̣̹̲͂͆̏ͪͨ͒ͭř̹͈͜͠y̷͍̻̜̹̼̾̽̈́e̵̹̼̟̦͚͐̈́͌͘d͉̲̣̻͉̱͗̅ḭ̷̻̆͋̆̓̔͝t̨͍̦̫̗͂̅̍̋̆ͩ͝ộ̫̟̬̳̝̲̾ͫ̒̿ͮ̑̚rͯ̎ͨͭ̄̿̽͛҉̠̫̱̠̘̘̲́ͅ7̩̻ͤͩͨ͝͡8̜̣̙͇̻ͨ͛͛̆͒̆̽̒͐͜͡ ͥ̍̉̃̇ͥ̓ͨ͏̕҉̥̹͓̗̤̠̖̤ (talk) 04:05, August 28, 2012 (UTC)
If the bug has never been noticed then I would say it is contested as the burden of proof falls on you (and anyone else who tests for your report). I don't mean this in a negative manner. If I get a chance I'll do a quick test for this myself, but as of right now you are the only one who has seen such a bug in action. And while the mission may take 3 minutes to finish, not everyone has a save before the mission has been completed. I would have to replay through the beginning of the game just so I can get to the mission.--Xaero Dumort (talk) 04:10, August 28, 2012 (UTC)
You should have noticed that the most missions have matching funds, that is the amount credits found in the field equals to the Cerberus (or sometimes Alliance) award. Discrepancies, such as the one in this mission, should be suspect and are often enough due to bugs. As for you guys not having save games or whatever other unspecified personal circumstances preventing you from even attempting to verify it, I find that a rather lame reason to revert. 04:52, August 28, 2012 (UTC)
The reason for the revert is lack of evidence and verification. And I shouldn't have noticed anything. I didn't write the guide, I had enough credits for everything I wanted with credits to spare, so had no reason to question the number. I was trying to be helpful in letting you know that I would try and get around to helping verify. I find you not recording your play of the mission of the bug and uploading the video a rather lame reason to question the revert.--Xaero Dumort (talk) 05:40, August 28, 2012 (UTC)
ok, just to pitch in to this alleged credit summary bug because i found the time to do so. PC-insanity run.
  • starting credits: 617189
    • starting platinum: 59344
  • picked up 1200 platinum
  • picked up a medkit (100): 617289
  • bypassed wallsafe (3750): 621039
  • bypassed outer holding cell (375): 621414
  • picked up 800 platinum
  • recovered data for myself
  • cerberus funding (3750) + credits found (4125 - medigel not counted) = 7825 according to summary screen
    • 2000 platinum found
  • ending credits: 624789
    • ending platinum: 61344
  • net gain? 7600. minus medigel, 7500.
  • loaded autosave twice, uploaded data to cerberus and alliance: no credit change

i don't expect anyone else to try and confirm this unless they had lllots of time on their hands. we were swimming in credits anyway and the payoff in this assignment is indisputably sh--. T̴̴͕̲̞̳̖̼̱͒͛̎͒ͫ̃ͧeͩ̈̽̈҉͓̝̰̼̦̫̤̀͠m̫̪̪̯̻͎̫̅̇̓̇͌̚p̸̙̝̓̓͌ͨ͆ͣͥ̂̕o͒̽͐̽͏̞̬̻͕͔͕͚̰͍͠͞ṙ̢̞͚͈̹̰ͨ̓ͭ̈́̌ạ̢̧̪̹̺̺̣̹̲͂͆̏ͪͨ͒ͭř̹͈͜͠y̷͍̻̜̹̼̾̽̈́e̵̹̼̟̦͚͐̈́͌͘d͉̲̣̻͉̱͗̅ḭ̷̻̆͋̆̓̔͝t̨͍̦̫̗͂̅̍̋̆ͩ͝ộ̫̟̬̳̝̲̾ͫ̒̿ͮ̑̚rͯ̎ͨͭ̄̿̽͛҉̠̫̱̠̘̘̲́ͅ7̩̻ͤͩͨ͝͡8̜̣̙͇̻ͨ͛͛̆͒̆̽̒͐͜͡ ͥ̍̉̃̇ͥ̓ͨ͏̕҉̥̹͓̗̤̠̖̤ (talk) 18:15, September 26, 2012 (UTC)

Also confirmed. Xbox360 Insanity Run, Sentinel. Same precise results except that I started at 249,793 and ended at 257,393. Since the difference between the summary and the result seem to be the 375 of the bypassing outer holding cell, just for fun I also did a run where I ignored the wall safe -- to see if it would still drop the 375. But in that case I received the 375+3750=4125; it really does seem "capped" at 7500 total payoff. Minus medigel. Restoring note since this makes 3 confirmations. Cattlesquat (talk) 19:38, May 30, 2013 (UTC)


Recently I edited this page in order to provide the real prerequisites for the e-mail to appear, however, it was edited out. I played Mass Effect more than enough times in more than enough ways to confirm that the e-mail appears only after completing both Dossier: Archangel and Dossier: The Professor. Two random missions and/or assignments will not do this. If this was removed due to need for confirmation, I ask everybody who can help to confirm it, so the page would be updated as it should. If not, then I would like to hear the explanation. Thanks. ArsenVitiuk (talk) 12:04, May 25, 2017 (UTC)

yeah false. the assignment is on my journal and i haven't even gotten mordin yet - only garrus and zaeed. T̴̴͕̲̞̳̖̼̱͒͛̎͒ͫ̃ͧeͩ̈̽̈҉͓̝̰̼̦̫̤̀͠m̫̪̪̯̻͎̫̅̇̓̇͌̚p̸̙̝̓̓͌ͨ͆ͣͥ̂̕o͒̽͐̽͏̞̬̻͕͔͕͚̰͍͠͞ṙ̢̞͚͈̹̰ͨ̓ͭ̈́̌ạ̢̧̪̹̺̺̣̹̲͂͆̏ͪͨ͒ͭř̹͈͜͠y̷͍̻̜̹̼̾̽̈́e̵̹̼̟̦͚͐̈́͌͘d͉̲̣̻͉̱͗̅ḭ̷̻̆͋̆̓̔͝t̨͍̦̫̗͂̅̍̋̆ͩ͝ộ̫̟̬̳̝̲̾ͫ̒̿ͮ̑̚rͯ̎ͨͭ̄̿̽͛҉̠̫̱̠̘̘̲́ͅ7̩̻ͤͩͨ͝͡8̜̣̙͇̻ͨ͛͛̆͒̆̽̒͐͜͡ ͥ̍̉̃̇ͥ̓ͨ͏̕҉̥̹͓̗̤̠̖̤ (talk) 12:12, May 25, 2017 (UTC)
That so? Interesting. It appears that the assignment's e-mail will appear after recruiting two team members. I will have to confirm that. Either that, or Dossier: Archangel is the one and only mission required (since I personally get the message after that one, and I always recruit Mordin earlier). ArsenVitiuk (talk) 12:15, May 25, 2017 (UTC)

Update Edit

I have successfully narrowed it down. The trigger for the e-mail is Dossier: Archangel alone. It doesn't matter what else have you done. Even if you do this mission straight after Freedom's Progress, you will get the e-mail.

Now, I guess, I need confirmation for that. And thanks to TemporaryEditor78 for making me check this out. ArsenVitiuk (talk) 19:45, May 25, 2017 (UTC)