i still think the devs could do more with events. like having pre-events. especially when there's so little info in-game as compared to the forums.
pre-events could pre-empt players as well as be a bait for $$. could be focused for VIPs or something else.
They can be simple like a one-page banner with a countdown. Or more complex with VIP bonuses to entice people to up-VIP.
On that note, the VIP rewards could do with more scaling. Like the solaris tokens for Vip 10, there could be 10 tiers for each vip level so people from other levels could be encouraged to up-vip.