So.. Mechwarrior Online. Here's the issue with 3PV:

So, just who in hell is Piranha Games really? Not too impressed so far with this company....

In 1PV, pick any building in River City that is a bit taller than you. Here's my experiment:


Now, same place, nothing touched except F4, to toggle 3PV:

Don't ask or wonder why your team got rolled. In competetive play, this is a deal breaker, and PGI is too dumb to realize.

The minor disadvantages of no mini map, and forced arm lock, doesn't even compare to the advantage of knowing where YOU are when it shouldn't be allowed at all. The dev's even agreed a long time ago.