Summary: You have to pay 9.95 to get 30gold each month for VIP status. Otherwise you bank and half the stuff in it is locked out. Their web site is a real fail on buying gold. But you can buy the game which was $9, then $14.99 and now $19.99 for the VIP code. You also need an individual email address for each character you create. And you have to buy the VIP for each of them once a month.