A petition was set up by Urban Cartographer Toronto Canada to Maxis to create a 100% offline single mode in Simcity 2013 sign up here
Apologies are plastered all over Maxi’s blogs, Facebook and Twitter and still problems, after pre-ordering and paying $60.00 for the game fans are not happy to say the least:
Twitter: SimCity @simcity We are working on the servers 24/7 – expect performance fluctuations. Our fans are our number one priority. Thank you for your patience.
Facebook: We are aggressively undergoing maintenance on the servers and adding capacity to meet demand. Performance will fluctuate during this process. Our fans are important to us, and we thank you for your continued patience.