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Sim City Blues…

Yeah… Some how I didn’t read into this until today. But EA has been having issues with their Sim City servers…

Launching #SimCity is pretty sweet. Literally! Check out this cake from @charmcitycakesw sent by a generous fan. Aww! twitter.com/simcity/status…
— SimCity (@simcity) March 5, 2013

We’re making changes to prevent further issues, and are confident that Origin will be stable for international launches later this week.
— Origin (@OriginInsider) March 5, 2013

Due to the high demand for SimCity, Origin has experienced delays impacting a small percentage of users. We’re working non-stop to resolve.
— Origin (@OriginInsider) March 5, 2013

Some servers are seeing a lot of traffic. Good news: you can choose any of our servers to play on. If one is busy, hop on another to play.
— SimCity (@simcity) March 5, 2013

If your launcher is stuck checking for updates while selecting a #SimCity server, hit up this thread for a fix: bit.ly/XTLIkb
— SimCity (@simcity) March 7, 2013

We are working on the servers 24/7 – expect performance fluctuations. Our fans are our number one priority. Thank you for your patience.
— SimCity (@simcity) March 7, 2013

However… as much as EA appears to be trying to solve the problem, there are a lot of disgruntled American gamers wanting their money back.


@ea refusing refunds on simcity. develop-online.net/news/43465/EA-…
— Polytron (@Polytron) March 7, 2013

it’s like some kind of corporate suicide/cry for help or something. it’s fucking grisly.
— Polytron (@Polytron) March 7, 2013

it’s like some kind of corporate suicide/cry for help or something. it’s fucking grisly.
— Polytron (@Polytron) March 7, 2013

Holy crap. RT @matthewrex: Amazon has pulled the digital version of Sim City from their store until it’s fixed: amazon.com/Electronic-Art…
— Nicole Leffel (@devilherdue) March 7, 2013

So yeah, as much as I’m excited to play my copy of Sim City tonight at Midnight, I might be seeing a lot of server issues… Makes you wonder why they hyped up all this DRM, always online, social networking stuff when EA wasn’t prepared for it. Kinda Sucks. You’d think that EA would be prepared for it, but maybe not…

Cross my fingers and hope that I’ll get at least an hour of game time tonight!