QUOTE (Sparrowsmith @ Sep 27 2012, 07:05 AM)
I don't know about having those kind of traps. It's an ultra-modern facility, after all, the traps there will probably be more along the lines of electrified floorboards than boulders. Sound barriers instead of spikes... You get the idea.
I was thinking more along the lines of automated crushing walls/ceilings that extend spikes.
There should be some traps you have to wait out (laser traps), some you have to sneak past (sound barriers), some you have to rush past (elecrified panels), and some that require memory/problem solving.
Boulders I was thinking as triggered as part of a plate or something, just as a sort of deal where you have to backtrack since something's chasing you (dodging previous traps). And modern equivalent would do (launching titanium arrows or missiles for instance).
People build traps as a deterrant, brutality or civilization isn't such an issue as effectiveness in this regard. A good water trap would be nice, one where you have to drain water from a room before it becomes head deep.