Following on the heels of the Christmas-themed Secure Rudolph Operation, which drops the trade-able Jackal ATV
Steal the Ball is an Easy operation, but don't be fooled. It's difficult to find this Operation, either to lead or join.
Jump in when you see this operation open.
The top Reward from Steal the Ball is an impressive Weapon: the New Years Resolution (69A/46D). You can trade, gift, or Wish List the New Years Resolution.
Get this item on your Wish List ASAP in the hopes that
The other Rare reward from Steal the Ball is less impressive: the New Years Party Bus (42A/52D). This is the stat level for an item you would expect to
The Uncommon and Common rewards from Steal the Ball are
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Only 1 of these 14 items is actually "great"
After searching and searching, I found an open spot in a Steal the Ball operation and won These Great Items:
Notice that you don't see a New Years Resolution there, though I enjoyed receiving Mugati Sport
As a recap, Mafia Wars now has SIX top-tier Operations Loot items that you can receive, gift, or trade:
Z17 Micro (69/45) (Transport Stolen Uranium)
Grim Reaper (67/51) (Transport Stolen Uranium)
Grip Gloves (41/66) (Truck Hijacking)
Coyote (37/64) (Truck Hijacking)
Jackal ATV (50/67) (Secure Rudolph)
New Year's Resolution (69/46) (Steal the Ball)
The governing trade ratios for Mafia Wars items value the Jackal ATV and New Year's Resolution nearly 1.5x higher than the Z17 Micro, Grim Reaper, and Grip Gloves. (The Coyote is much less valuable than the other 5).
Oddly, the New Year's Resolution and Z17 Micro are nearly identical in stats. The New Year's Resolution is probably more valuable in trade because the Steal the Ball Operation - like the Secure Rudolph Operation - is hard to come by.
By contrast, Transport Stolen Uranium (which drops the Z17 and the Grim Reaper) seems to constitute 50% of all Operations I get to join or lead.