Pretty much title. Back in the Homestead update, furnishing mats were left out of crafting surveys so ZOS had a way to limit the amount of mats that players could get from day 1. Well, it's been more than 2 years now, and there's no need to restrict mats from the players any more.
Edited by Carbonised on December 13, 2018 2:10AM
Surveys are already very time consuming and involves porting, load screens and running time, which is balanced by the material gains you get. Most surveys are worth the time and effort, except enchanting, which is arguably the worst surveys by far, seeing that everything you get from them has very low value and can easily be bought for gold for next to nothing.
So, I suggest we add furniture mats to the surveys, it's about time now. The added regulus, heartwood, bast, pelts and alchemy resin isn't worth a lot, but it's a nice little boon to add to the crafting surveys, for a dedicated crafter to use themselves, or sell on to others. The mundane runes can be worth quite a lot, and adding them to the surveys will make enchanting surveys so much more rewarding to get and to use, whereas now you're pretty much just wasting time to pick up a couple handful of runes worth 20 gold or less a piece.
As for decorative wax, since provisioning doesn't have any surveys, I suggest having a chance to receive an amount of them with your daily provisioning reward box. The chance and amount should of course match that of the surveys of the other crafting skills.
Provisioning also isn't the most rewarding daily quest, Ambrosia recipes are not that rare and cost very little, the mats you get from provisioning is also very cheap, and adding a chance to get some wax from the reward boxes is a nice addition as well.
Obviously ZOS would have to keep an eye out on the influx of mats so that there is no massive imbalance, but with the amount of new houses they release, I don't foresee that being a huge problem, as it does take an awful lot of mats to furnish a large house for just 1 person.