Pay on Quest 1? To tell you the truth, I don't think reaching VIP level is possible unless Gamekit were to add the option to redeem it via a code... like you can purchase gold for use in Vikings or Throne - Kingdom at War.
Please MODS tell us what is going on!!! You have to pay up, yes. It's 4.99 USD (which makes a little more than 4.50 Euros, and goes for 49 Swedish Crowns rounded up). If you manage to get ahold of some prepaid Mastercards or PayPal gift cards, it's a win. It's not like Forge of Empires or Throne - Kingdom of War in that they can grant you premium currency.