I was really disappointed with the new changes made to sitters. The introduction of a 15 day limit per round on express server and 30 day limit on normal servers.
The reason i am told is to limit account misuse of someone creating an avatar and leaving the game and the sitter could then control the account through to end game. Now i understand this completely but this is limiting loyal players who have been playing since the start of the game and penalising them for having the audacity to work 12 hour shifts. tut
Now i also think that the new changes is encouraging account login sharing and will not stop cheaters. For example you could just get a friend to sign up who doesnt want to play and he gives you his login details and you take control of the account for the rest of the game thus bypassing the 15 limit anyway.
So my suggestion is to create a way to place something on the account that counts how many times you login in a week. You have to actually login with your account at least 4 times a week otherwise the account is locked and even sitters won't be able to sit until you have logged in and unlocked it. This will weed out any abandoned accounts and stop anyone misusing the sitter function.
Or another suggestion similar to the first would be to have the sitter function with password. When you set your sitter you set a password for that sitter to use. This password has to be changed at least once a week. If after a week the account holder hasn't logged in to set a new password for the sitter then the sitter function is disabled until the account holder logs in and if after 3 weeks still no login then the account is locked until next round unless the account holder contacts RN to unlock it.
This will in my opinion still help genuine players get the help that is needed and also stop misuse of abandoned accounts.
I'm sure others will have the same problems and have other suggestions so lets see if a solution can be found.