I was excited to play SimCity tonight since it had launched. After hitting up the gym, I quickly downloaded the game through EA's website and stared at my monitor while it installed and patched the game. It was a major downer when the game failed to launch every time I double click the .exe file. I've been reading through the SimCity forums, and it seems that a lot of other people are experiencing problems that are keeping them from playing the game.
Good job, EA.
This is a bit similar to the problem that Blizzard had with the launch of Diablo 3. The major difference here is that I was at least able to create a character on Diablo during launch night. Nothing even pops up for SimCity.
SimCity would have been a perfect game for tonight. WoW servers went down just half an hour ago, and I was hoping to spend some time building my perfect virtual city during the downtime. I'm sure other WoW players would have liked to take some time playing SimCity as well. But now we can't.
Hopefully the problem is fixed sometime tonight. I know a lot of SimCity fans are very disappointed with tonight's launch, and would like nothing more than to play the game they have waited 10 years for.