i started July 4th weekend in 17 and haven’t missed a day playing since. Been leader and carried club through all three versions I’ve played so far. I pass the torch to my assistants through the season to keep the club fresh. We try to stay informed and this seems to be the best way to find out issues that happening in game or just overall involvement to better the experience. I garnered VIP privileges in 17 version but lost them due to game design but love playing the game and getting better at it.
I’ve paid to play and I’ve played without paying, the game is very self sufficient either way you go, so sharing and reading ideas from others will only help.