The Sims Social (already) suffering from connection problems
Why is this happening? A Sims rep tells us that the game has not officially launched and is still in "open beta." In the social games world, the term "open beta" means that the game is available for everyone to play, but still has bugs that need to be worked out. So steel yourself for more connection problems and other glitches as you play. And, fer chrissakes, resist the temptation to spend any real-life cash in the game until it's more stable.