The GF bought Simcity for me as a present. I was able to play through the tutorial about 6 hours ago, after that it dc'd from the servers and hasn't been able to connect since. Not expecting it to work for at least a week.
When will people stop expecting competent AI from NPC companions?
They make you follow the AI 90% of the time in modern shooters. The player is constantly directed to look at the AI, you often can't even open doors yourself. So it is kind of incredible that they still make such comically bad AI.