@ People who play FPS games like TF2 with the arm/weapon viewmodels so zoomed out you can clearly see that they are detached arms floating in mid-air (usually with ugly polygons skewing about at the ends that are normally out of sight):
I don't know. You need to mess with config/console stuff to actually bring it out that far IIRC. Anyone who actually does that should probably just turn viewmodels off. Feels like you're missing a bit of the game's personality that way but still.
yeah that's the thing, I get the fov demands but if you're that desperate surely turning them off entirely is the best option and significantly less distracting than some small but bizarre arms floating in the middle of the screen rather than at the bottom edges.