All of the apprehension fans of the series have exhibited over the prospect of a SimCity game requiring an internet connection to play, justified in a single message in the top-left corner of my screen.
Earlier today I mentioned I have had no problems playing my copy of SimCity. It had much the same effect as a sad sack character in a comedy movie saying, "well, at least it's not raining." It rained. This afternoon I've struggled with connection issues, server down times, a bit of queuing and even that same "unable to load the city" error that plagued me during the press early start.