This doesn't benefit anyone. All the active players are gonna get the same loot with or without the sleepers. So this option would just be more pointless and frustrating than anything else. Imagine that you were on a cannon for a run that's been going for 15 minutes or so and the captains friend joins the ship and no cannons are available. Next thing you know, you were kicked off the ship so that friend can have your cannon. Wouldn't you be mad that you spent all that time just for nothing? This is whats gonna happen if this is implemented. Don't just think of the reason why its being implemented, think of what else can be done.