Patrolling the Mojave
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"Patrolling the Mojave Almost Makes You Wish For a Nuclear Winter" is a memorable quote from the 2010 role-playing video game Fallout: New Vegas. It is a stock line frequently said throughout the game by foot soldiers of the New California Republic Troops, similar to other well-known video game quotes attributed to non-playable characters (NPCs) like "I Took an Arrow to the Knee" in The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim and "Pass the Whiskey" in Fistful of Frags.
In Fallout: New Vegas, the sixth title in the post-apocalyptic role-playing video game series released on October 10th, 2010, the NCR soldiers and other NPCs have stock lines they will repeat when the player approaches. The repetition of this stock line throughout the game led the players to reference it in discussions of the game. as well as when discussing other frequently used speech by NPCs.
On November 2nd, 2010, a thread titled "Patrolling The Mojave Almost Makes You Wish For A Nuclear Winter" was posted on the escapist magazine forums  with the original post complaining "NPCs in New Vegas sure could use more than three lines of dialogue." On August 20th, 2012 Reddit user Chastain86 uploaded a work by DeviantArt user Saber Scorpion's of a New Vegas Diorama made out of LEGO to the r/fallout subreddit, with the title "Patrolling the Lego bricks of the Mojave almost makes you wish for a nuclear winter." This post gained 956 upvotes.
An Urban Dictionary entry submitted on October 26th defined the term "Patrolling the Mojave" as "The Fallout: New Vegas equivalent of the Arrow to the knee meme from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, originating from the generic dialog lines spoken by NCR troopers throughout the game." There are also 50 pages worth of Posts containing the phrase "Patrolling the Mojave" on Archive Moe
 Escapist Magazine – Patrolling The Mojave Almost Makes You Wish For A Nuclear Winter
 DeviantArt – LEGO Fallout Diorama
 Reddit – Patrolling the Lego bricks of the Mojave almost makes you wish for a nuclear winter.
 Urban Dictionary – Patrolling the Mojave
 Archive Moe – Search results for: Patrolling the Mojave
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