Deal, Mad_SawBones is the Origin ID.
Another preorder here, synapse720 on Origin. I preordered via amazon and received an email stating that the game is available to download as of 11:00 am on 3/1/13. I'm sure it won't be playable until the release day but I'm holding on to a small sliver of hope that this weekend will be erased by sweet, sweet city building.
@cbarnes86: Provided they are stable. If this launch doesn't have connectivity and stability issues, it will be the first launch of an online game that I've ever participated in that doesn't have those problems.
Also, none of you have added me. I'm a pretty nice guy ... D:
It'd be great if their servers ran as intended straight from the start. If they have issues it'll be a god sent gift for those who hate the always online aspect of this game, and it'll be slaughtered even if the gameplay is fun. :/ Maybe the beta tests have proved useful. Hopefully. It always seems like companies underestimate how many people show up at once especially around launch, MMOs are examples of this happening again and again.
@rowr: All I know is there are servers you can choose from the launcher. The region play that this thread is talking about is the multiplayer aspect (I have a city in a region and you run a city in that same region). I believe you can play a region completely by yourself (or at least hope so), but it is still online due to the Global Market (buying and selling of goods and materials).
Just downloaded Origin for this game so my friend list is completely void of friends, so I will have to get around to adding everyone else in this thread.
Not going to lie, getting kinda hyped up for the release.
Here is my ID in case anyone else wants to add me.
Origin ID: Thekeenan