I am torn between two reactions to SimCity. On the one hand, my experience last night wasn’t really all that bad. I saw the US servers were slammed, waited 40 minutes to try and get into one while I caught up on emails, and then gave up on the US servers and played on a western European server. I played for about three hours, and while I did have two momentary connection glitches, I was able to get right back to my game without any trouble and no lost progress. On balance, SimCity was only slightly inconvenient and quite nice to play. But what rankles is that it still shouldn’t be anywhere near as inconvenient as it is.