You need to do it before you leave White Orchard with Yennifer.A simple save/reload did not work for me. I even went to Skellige, saved. Quit the game, loaded the save. Went back and still no ghouls.
Seems this didn't get fixed for 1.10, unfortunately: http://wpc.4d7d.edgecastcdn.net/004D7D/media/THE WITCHER 3/Pdf/patch_1_10_changelog_en.pdf
Oh, well. I'll restart from the beginning then, as I was trying to complete all points of interests.
Damn that really looks like a drama and I know that drama well,anyway very well written ma friend.Last time I was in the shrine the ghouls didn't even appeared,not a single one.I hope when I go back to White Orchard I may be blessed with the same luck as you did.Fixed on PS4 with patch 1.11. Finally! One less OCD to worry about!
When I approached the abandoned site, hope fueled my pumping heart when I saw (for the very first time since May) three ghouls chilling around the deserted altar. Then my blood froze -- where was the fourth one!? I quickly dispatched the bunch of peskies and, just to be sure, I walked away and meditated for a scant hour. When I came back, lo and behold! the fourth bugger was patiently waiting for his doom. Doomed he was, and a cutscene rewarded my patience along with 90 precious points of experience. After five long months of crying despair, the White Orchard was liberated.
It worked for me on PS4 with 1.11.On PS4, just started the game a few days ago after first downloading a 15GB patch, but this is bugged for me.
Pretty frustrating really