I have roughly five months left before I will be billed again for my subscription. I have just pre-ordered Riders of Rohan, and was looking at the 12 month VIP special for $99. If I switch to that, will I get 12 months, in addition to the 5 months I still have? Or will I simply need to renew in 12 months and the 5 months be overlapped? Also, does purchasing Riders get you any sort of VIP status? I had heard that buying expansions would do that, but no one I know can say for certain.
if you choose the 12 month it will renew at that when your current is up. You do not get VIP with expansions, there was a bug with RoI that grants a day or so to some people but it was not intentional and not expected to happen again.