Officially took me about one month to miss playing WoW, and two months to miss raiding.
I don’t miss having to dedicate three evenings a week to raiding but I miss playing with my friends; a lot of feelings tied up in the nostalgia of raiding Wrath/Cata. Get bored and think I might hop on my hunter, only to remember I unsubbed in April. I quit my retail job to take a stab at making an equivalent living in photography (which I pretty much already do), but I need to minimize expenses now that I don’t have predictable income.
I miss exploring with Mokhu. I miss doing dailies with Justin. I miss PvPing with Eggs. I miss raid leading. I miss semi-drunken farm nights. I miss girl talk with Aixa.
But I don’t miss spending the money or choosing the game over other things that I should be doing. It was pretty efficient escapism for me.
Maybe I’ll come back when winter rolls around.