1. Less building times
If you tell a Clash of Clans player that Boom Beach has only one builder, the first thing they"re likely to think is "Well, that means building and upgrading are going to take FOREVER!" However, that"s simply not the case.First, all"the build times are significantly shorter than in Clash of Clans."Currently, the longest building upgrade (HQ level 20) takestwo and a half days"rather than the weeks it takes to get some of the later upgrades in Clash of Clans. Building a new level 1 building takes mere seconds in most cases. This is nice for when you upgrade your HQ and unlock a new landing craft or defensive tower.Second,"diamonds (the premium currency) are currently best used to speed things up."In Clash of Clans, you generally had to stockpile gems to buy more builders. In Boom Beach, they can be used to bypass the resource requirements for upgrades, and they can also finish buildings immediately. The game is pretty generous about diamonds as well.
You mentioned that the gems are used to progress you through the game faster. In Clash of Clans Gems are not an easy resource to come by, as they are in Boom Beach. This allows easy access to better defences for people who pay for their gems. This gives they game the 'Pay to Win' aspect. The gems in Clash of Clans are quite expensive to purchase with real money so it means you cannot rush in progress as quickly which gives the game a more lengthy play-through. You mentioned how building times are quicker in Boom Beach, and yes they are. But, in Boom Beach the shorter the upgrades the faster they are done (duh). This makes you constantly go back to the game to build something else or do something else. With Clash of Clans the building times allows you do many other things for long periods of time without checking back on it.
In Clash of Clans, you"ve got to manage your Barracks, which produces units for your Army Camps. The Camps have a limit,each Barracks has a training limit as well. There"s training time to worry about, so keeping your camps properly balanced can be painful and time consuming unless you"ve got a particularly boring unit mix.In Boom Beach, each landing craft holds an amount of units. They"ve all got to be the same unit, as well. Replacing defeated units is quick and painless."It"s easy to manage your unit mix with this interface.In Clash of Clans, dropping a unit during an attack consumes it, whether it survives or not. It can be hard to decide how much of your forces to commit to an attack. You have to keep the training cost and the remaining resources in your mind at all times. This can lead to some raids where you"could"have won if you"d been bold at the start, but the game encourages you to be overly cautious instead.In Boom Beach, if a unit survives, you can use it agai