there is a star next to my name but im not VIP
I am no too sure on your situation ingame. If you play with the battlepass you can unlock a free 1 day VIP pack. This ofcourse included in the battlepass. (Refer to image below). If this is not the case, no need to worry. It could maybe be a bug indeed. I have informed the developers about this and they will take a look at it soon Thank you for reporting
I haven’t gotten that far in the battle pass though
I have forwarded it to the developers, they will take a look at the situation
Did you have xp boost/researchers before? They were converted to VIP days.