Tanks are completely useless in STO's endgame, PVE or PVP. There is literally no need for them, which makes ships MEANT for tanking, relatively useless. The Nebula's main thing is being a tank, support, and Healer, but the first one does not matter, healers are relegated to PVP (as useless in PVE, and support only plays a marginal (if useful) role in PVE.
I think if any ship deserves a complete scrap and reboot from the ground up, it's the Nebula. Simply because when it was created there were no such things as 3-pack bundles, tactical-engi-sci "versions" or different "modes." (Well I guess the Garumba had a mode switch, but I'm trying to remember if it was before or after the Nebula).
I'm prety sue the gurambe came out long after the nebula, wouldn't be surprised if it was more then a year later.
Still, mechanically, the galaxy r was the first ship with a mode switch (beeing the saucer separation).
I thing they should have reworked the nebula along with the galaxys, after all, it's 90% the same ship.
And those needed a closer look to (especially with the tech from the Dyson ships in mind)
It's a pity. After all those are iconic ships, I can't stand them (that means all canon ships) to beeing shafted in favor of cryptics awful self creations and left as "old ships".
They should get all of those toys like switching bos and universals and 5 weapon slots and all that kind if stuff new releases get.
Not until they finally come to their senses and give the galaxy-x the LtCmDr tac slot it deserves.
Back to the nebula.. only thing i would like to see is Subsystem targeting compatible with cannons and torpedoes.
Having a complete blast with SC/turret build or torpedo bomber build on the Nebula. Only thing that would make it even more fun is the above mentioned.
Someone mentioned to just slap on some DHC, but that would make it too similar to the vesta and dyson. Not even mentioning the inevitable hangar mention.
Just subsystem targeting with cannons and torpedoes and I'm a happy camper.
I really thing ppl should stop to bite on the bit with that lc tac slot.
I don't think the request is unreasonable, I also thing the ship needs more love, but with that kind of fixation on that and only that fix will not help your cause.
In fact, at this point, if I were cryptic I'd change it into an lc sci slot just to p*** those guys off...