Star Wars: The Old Republic Q&A

While it doesn't offer any sincere quotes from an actual developer, this new Q&A on the official Star Wars: The Old Republic website is noteworthy because it's the first time we've seen an interview between "Huttball host" Baron Deathmark and "chief correspondent" Lamalla Rann on "the future of gladiatorial entertainment" in BioWare Austin's sci-fi MMORPG.
LR: But why so much secrecy? What is Baron Deathmark planning could it be a return from retirement?

BD: Oh, no, Lamalla. I'm not heading back into the Pit I'm heading straight into my fans' homes with Baron Deathmark's Huttball for Health Workout. of Death! Just fifty credits will buy an inside look into my training center along with an specially-designed exercise routine guaranteed to transform anyone into Rotworm or Frog-Dog material practically overnight!

LR: An incredible opportunity for Huttball hopefuls, Baron! And speaking of new opportunities, there's been a lot of talk about Giradda the Hutt's newest venture.

BD: I'm not surprised! Giradda's arenas are going to be the next big thing in team-based athletic bloodsport, let me tell you.

LR: Give us the scoop! What separates these arenas from the Huttball we all know and love?

BD: Well, of course, the core element of Huttball is the Huttball. Take that away, and what do you have? Two teams, armed to the teeth, locked in a room until someone's a winner. And I think most people would agree, that can make for some great entertainment.

There's just one problem. Huttball teams are big it can take a while for that many people to really brutalize each other. So Giradda thought, make the teams smaller, and you get to the good stuff even faster!