If I was in the US and I picked up a copy of Sim City? I'd probably be more than a little irritated by the issues Origin seems to be having. Server queues, installation issues, locked games. It's far from ideal. Surely, you'd imagine, EA would have expected this. But, according to the official Origin twitter, EA expects to have all these issues sorted by the international launch date. Hopefully that means Australians won't have to deal with these issues on day one.
The latest tweet from the official Origin twitter account stated the following...
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
Of course, EA will absolutely be hard at work fixing Sim City's issues, but it's hard to feel much sympathy. EA had to expect this and, considering its 'always on' DRM strategy, it has to be prepared for the inevitable backlash.