As this appears to be a request for a UI enhancement related to Carrier pets, I have moved your feedback to a more appropriate feedback forum.
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I would like to see the control range put back at 15 km. At the moment in KASE, the pets run away aiming to escape the warp core breach of the tactical cube, and it this process, they go beyond the 12km range - the result is that I need to go to the other side and herd them back. Sometimes they attack targets although they are in recall mode - and the core of this issue is that they don't always dock, but fly beside my ship. As stated, some kind of indication for docked pets would be an improvement.
I just today got the Monbosh cruiser and got a bit annoyed that i often cant see where my pets are if there are lots of stuff on the screen. If you're in a group, all players have grey names, so does my plasma torpedoes, and the pets. It can be pretty messy with text everywhere when they all have the same color.
Its no carrier, so there are no extra UI for them for me to have any control or mark them to easier spot them.
Here's my additional suggestion to this, and it could be expanded further to not just pets:
A way to change color of icons and names on screen, just like you can change colors for chatchannels. Pink for pets (carriers and others), blue for torpedoes, green for mines, as examples.
This is for MY stuff, all other players could have grey still, or maybe add colors to them too as a choice.