If you buy gold and you do end up getting points and events work for you. Would you mind answering to this post, so the rest of us can know if stuff works. Hopefully stuff works, but lately it seems like most people are having issues. So better to ask and see.
I actually found the problem, for not being able to do events. I didnt have flash installed and ontop of that google chrome is a bit tricky when it comes to activating flash, since they want to use it less. So installed Mozilla Firefox, where it was easier activating flash. After that i could participate in the events.