Ran BoxCanyon on a map test the other night with 32 players at instant respawn, Apart from red spawn getting stuck shut once it was well received, the main comments were about last being a bit boring and the lighting which would be great if there was a lot more, maybe a brighter skybox?
No actually, what I'm doing is more along the Astronomy. I'm still a student, but my major area of interests is planet habitability, exo-planetary hunting and astro-biology.
I've learned about Nikoli Tesla, he was a very crazy man, but very prolific in his field. The deathray concept would work in theory. but is very hard to do, since you are basically moving energy around (in simple terms), the rate of transfer would have to be EXTREMELY high for that to work.
... as for the elevators, talk to English mobster, he made a tutorial about making elevators, see if he will include your link in his tutorial.