"Somewhere in the distance, you hear seagulls."
- Opened Can of Wellcheers' Entry
Opened Can of Wellcheers (F-05-52) is an Abnormality composed of a flashy grey vending machine that plays music and two orange, humanoid guards that resemble shrimp. They wear grey overalls and yellow boots. The vending machine dispenses a free grape soda branded "Wèllcheers" upon the emptying of the drink dock, effectively making a drink always available. The machine's soda packaging color changes with the Abnormalities mood. In a neutral mood, the soda will be either red or light blue. When it's in either a bad or good mood, the soda will be blue. It is notable for its position: Instead of being centered behind the cautionary line, it stands in the corner. It is one of a select few Abnormalities that differ from the standard position.
Its special ability is always triggered while finishing a work, the employee will go to get a soda from the machine and drink it afterwards. Depending on the type of work, the employee will recover:
- Health Points ( Instinct Work).
- Sanity Points ( Insight Work).
- both ( Attachment and Repression Work).
If the employee drinks the soda while in a Bad result, the agent will fall asleep. Shortly afterwards, a large wave of soda carrying a fishing boat will fill up the containment chamber, and according to the encyclopedia entries, the employee will be brought to a fishing boat. They will be considered Dead.
Most of Opened Can of Wellcheers' origin is unknown but it seems like their product was around the company previously for an unknown amount of time.
Like all Abnormalities, its energy output is determined by the number of PE Boxes (Positive Enkephalin boxes) at the end of the interaction.
Opened Can of Wellcheers' emotional state is divided into 3 sections: Bad, Normal, and Good. Completing 0-3 E Boxes will cause it to feel Distressed, completing 4-7 will cause it to feel Normal, and 8 will make its mood result Happy. Its usual waiting time after a task is around 10 seconds.
Unlockable Information/Upgrades Edit
Unlocks the percentage level list to the respective work.
- "Managerial Tips 1"
- "Upon completion of the work, the beverage can is discharged from the central vending machine. The type of beverage that is emitted seems to vary with the type of work."
- "Managerial Tips 2"
- "<Test result W-1>A red can drink is emitted. The person who ingests the beverage has a distinctive aroma and sweetness, and is expressed as a feeling of heightened energy.Afterwards, the fitness of the subject was confirmed.."
- "Managerial Tips 3"
- "<Test result W-2> The blue aluminum can contains an odorless liquid with strong carbonic acid. It has been shown to be effective in restoring mental strength."
- "Managerial Tips 4"
- "<Test result W-3, W-4> Appearance, composition and taste are exactly the same as grape flavored carbonated beverages of purple cans. We found that the physical strength and mental strength of the person ingesting the drink recovered together."
- "Managerial Tips 5"
- "<CAUTION> When the mood of the vending machine is not good, do not take any drink from the vending machine."
Information if the Abnormality can escape or not: "Non Escaped Object"
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Observation Level Edit
Unlocks the Armor 'Soda'.
Unlocks the Weapon 'Soda'.
- "Employee record_
Have you guys been to Lobotomy meetup?
I had to collect myself before bringing this up…
I once attended some kind of ping-pong group meetup but there were no girls so I just pulled out real quick lol.
Anyway, one day, I saw an announcement for some weird group on the board.
I got interested so I contacted the group leader and he introduced himself as OO from OO Sephira.
I asked if there are girls in the group and he told me they have tons of female employees.
Now it got me super interested so I signed up for the upcoming meetup.
So I was there, with a name tag like everyone else. I saw like three people from Hod and two from Netzach.
About 30 minutes later, the leader came in with dozens of cans of Wellcheers on a tray and gave one to each of us..
I should have realized something was wrong when the can was already opened..
But I'm sucker for soda so I just rammed it down to my throat the moment he gave me the can.."
- "Now, after that, the leader told us it’s time to move and he rented a van for that.
‘He's an awesome guy’, I thought. I hopped onto the van with two employees from horde and one from the same department as me.
The leader said it’s going to take about an hour so just take a nap. So we did.
The weird thing was, I went to sleep real fast.
Like, the moment I closed my eyes I became unconscious.
I had insomnia but for some reason I could sleep so fast.
It was my biggest mistake.
I don’t know how much time passed since I had fell asleep.
I heard a seagull from the distance.
At first I thought it was someone’s phone alarm.
But then I heard wave. It sounded too real to be coming out of a phone so I opened my eyes.
I was on a goddamn boat.
There was a shrimp hopping and struggling to go back to the sea on the deck.
It looked it escaped from the net.
The realization crushed me like a hammer, sending shivers down on my spine.
The group leader put me and other guys into sleep and sold us to fishing boats.
I thought this must be a dream but the shrimp hopping there was too real to be a dream.
I saw people on the deck. They must be crews.
Everyone was so bulky and muscular.
I don’t know why but I had an impression If I say something wrong, they would strangle me back to sleep."
- "Crews were about 10 people including the captain, the boatswain, and the cook.
They were looking at me and laughing.
The guy who looked like captain walked towards me and asked about my heights and weights.
I asked him when does this ship go to the port.
He told me it’s after a month and don’t I dare run away because they already made a deal with my people.
I had no idea what â€œmy peopleâ€ is but I was too scared to ask.
I was just staring at nowhere dumbfounded.
Then the crews called me for a lunch. They were making some kind of red spicy-looking soup with shrimps and clams and other seafood.
They told me don’t just stand there like I’m going to jump into the sea.
I told them I’m not planning to. Then they laughed, saying they didn’t put sleeping pill in this soup so just come here and have it.
I had no other choices so I just had it.
It was actually good though.
As soon as we finished the lunch, they told me they are going to teach me how to adjust the ropes.
I just gave up at that point. All I could see over the sea line were tiny islands on which no human being would survive.
I had to endure this for a month until I get to the port.
I learned how to adjust the ropes, how to pull fish trap up, and how to maintain fishing net while making coffee and seafood soup for the crews.
I kept getting better and better at making that seafood soup.
I swear I can open a restaurant with that.
Later on, we went through a couple of typhoons.
Me and them started forming some kind of bond. A companionship.
Two weeks later, just when I was starting to get bored to see whales, the captain told me I’m really good and asked me if I’m interested in officially working on the fishing boat.
Now, I was sure that I must had been fired from Lobotomy and worried about my life afterwards.
So the offer interested me.
What am I doing now?
Well, I am living well with solid position and pay.
On the boat. A shot of vodka after hardworking on the sea tastes like heaven.
I’m at the port now but I gotta take off soon to catch shrimps.
No one knows what your future holds, huh?
Sometimes I think about those other people at the meetup.
I wouldn’t want to know what happened to them, though.
I just try to keep positive mind, thinking they are doing good just like me.
Oh, it’s time to take off.
See you all later."
Flavour Text Edit
- "The vending machine emits upbeat music from the inside."
- "You’re missing half of all the enjoyment human being can have if you don’t like shrimp."
- "Rumor says people get abducted to fishing boats after drinking an opened can of grape-flavored soda."
- "Shrimps are delicious no matter how you cook them. Boiling, frying, poaching, whatever you want!"
- "The vending machine overwhelms employee <name> with shiny neon lights."
- "If someone offers you an opened can of grape-flavored soda, you must reject it."
- "Rumor says one of your organ might go missing after drinking an opened can of grape-flavored soda."
- The Abnormality is a reference to a Korean internet urban myth where people will allegedly go missing after drinking from a sleeping pill-laced opened can of Welch Grape Juice. They will then be abducted and held captives in fishing boats. It can be found in Korean here.
- At the moment, its final encyclopedia entry could be the longest in the game.
- Opened Can of Wellcheers appeared in the teaser trailer of Lobotomy Corporation. In the trailer, it looks different from its current in-game sprite. There's a table with a purple Wellcheers on it and 3 guards instead 2. They are surrounding a sleeping employee, and no vending machine was shown.
- This was most likely an indev version.
- "Wèllcheers" is most likely a play on the Welch brand of juice, and cheers being a toast.
- This is further proved by Welch being greatly known for their grape juice.