Unbelievable, isn't it? On my first case of the day.
Here's what my contact screen said:
I wanted to talk to Shaiming Bao, the Fish Monger.
Shaiming was an important contact of mine, but I knew he couldn't give me any special help on this case.
I needed to check a suspect's alibi, and he clammed up. The usual options appeared, ie. Sweet talk, intimidate, judge his character, bribe.
I've reported this as a bug, but has anyone else faced this? Betrayal at the hands of the person who always promised to cooperate because you caught his friend's murderer?
Is he angry because I haven't bought fish for the past couple of days? Is there some townie against sleuth backstabbing rebellion on?
Gopher to the Sleuth Gods
I've had this happen when I check alibis before I check the crime scene for the trace evidence. After I checked the crime scene for the evidence my contact was ready to help me. Perhaps the 'bug' is the game doesn't like leftys like me doing things in reverse order.