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These can be interacted with, and sometimes booby-trapped, but:

they can also spontaneously disintegrate you, ending the game.

Since booby-trapping in general seems to have precious little use, is there any reason to touch these at all? Am I missing something or is there something else to do with these that I haven't discovered yet?

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Aren't they Interrogation bays? :p – Lyrion Mar 22 '13 at 7:13
No, there are interrogation pods disguised as med bays, but that's a different thing entirely. Disintegration bays look like a red disc with 3 arms. – Ingmar Mar 22 '13 at 10:56
Only thing i could do with them was to booby-trap them. And i have no idea what's the use of booby-trapping anything at all. – ChrisHateZ Mar 22 '13 at 11:06
Enemies sometimes use bays to heal themselves (e.g. the Manufacturing Bay heals robots nearby), so I figure if you booby-trap something and then lure an enemy to it, it'd backfire when they use it, although I've never actually managed to do that yet. – Ingmar Mar 22 '13 at 11:11
@Ingmar Hmm, the only things I came across that were plantable by explosives are the interrogation pods. What i did came across i think it was with something red aswell are things that gave you a random statboost. – Lyrion Mar 22 '13 at 12:00
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If successfully booby trapped, you can lead enemies past it and they will be disintegrated. It's not really worth doing that if you ask me though, as failing to booby-trap can/will disintegrate you (basically instantly kills you). And i think that if enemies get disintegrated by it you wont get any exp from them, which again doesn't make it worth a risk.

Source: Disintegration Bay

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