Nope. It helps obviously, with easier product drops, and the golden gun and new quests are much harder without placating shaman, but it's still possible.Honestly I'm not sure what is premium doing in this thread.
There is no quest that is not solvable unless you have premium. Anyone can solve any quest without premium.
I don't like including Beta for medals, because forget skills makes respeccing so much easier, but with placate shaman even that advantage is basically gone. The only really issue is that Beta had two extra quests (the bank quests), but I guess that's not a big deal. Adding you.
I'll put you on the fifth page and you'll like it! Adding you.Elmyr, get me up on that table on the first page!