To be fair the 'always online' thing has been reasonably widely put about (the SimCity team did an AMA on reddit which basically became a 'wtf always online?' steam) and complained about for some months now and with this release it seems the complaints are justified somewhat...
I didn't know. In all the history of SimCity has it ever been online-always and mulitplayer? I mean sure it's a feature, but I'm surprised that the game itself is a MMO. WTH? It's always been a single-player experience. I don't think I'd rag on someone for assuming the thing.
That's my point pretty much. It think it was known since its announcement that it would require an always-on internet connection.
Couldn't they... not make a single-player game require a permanent connection to the internet in order to work? (Shocking idea, I know.)
Yeah, GOG thought the same XD (c'mon, guys!)