Easier? I mean, in CoC they fall from everywhere, literally.
Yes but in the early game getting the 500 gems for the gym is almost impossible, then in the late game you've got the best gear money can buy and maxed stats and still have 3k gems.
Here, at least, there's more point in getting the intermediate gear rather then just saving up and there's magic and
tech so there should always be something better to buy... if you're unwilling to fuck the goblin or the succubus sorcerer for it instead.
I foresee many such options ahead of us.