I decided after Friend said he made it through a few games of pirates with a VMK Pass to try it out for myself not caring wether I lost it or not. I got in line for Exploring Everest and played a game with Lady/Tink. (yeah we won not the point though.) When I came out sure enough, the VMK Pass was still there. I played two more games and still hazve my VMK Pass and am now 44th in the line. Lady and BFJen also tried this out after they heard I did it and said it's working for them too!! Have fun.