When you start out on Clash of Clans, you’re awarded 500 Gems. You’re forced to spend 250 of them during the tutorial, leaving you with 250. Do not, under any circumstances, use these to speed up the build times of your village. Just wait out the timers, as you’ll want these Gems later.
It is not possible to skip the tutorial and save the 250 Gems, but you spend them on a Builder’s Hut which is essential to the game, so you’re not really losing anything.
The tutorial will suggest that you spend Gems to speed up production. This is the developer’s way of trying to get you to spend more real money on the game. Ignore these suggestions so that you can save the Gems instead.
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