~ Added Soul Preserver to the Mana Trinket list.
~ Mammako asked over in my sidebar which ring I would prefer: Lady Maye's Sapphire Ring from normal Iron Council or Fire Orchid Signet from Hard-mode Freya. I would take Fire Orchid over Lady Maye. If you gem Luminous Monarch Topaz for the socket bonus Fire Orchid (with full raid buffs: Kings, ToL, Replenishment, 2% Int Meta Gem) gives you +4 spellpower and +11 MP5. If you don't need the mana and gem with a Runed Scarlet Ruby instead, Fire Orchid gives you +14 spellpower and +4 MP5. And just having that socket to give you that flexibility is a winning point for Fire Orchid in my book. Hope that helps Mammako!
~ Next, I wanted to comment on a comment/question Sunkist left on the Mana Trinket post. Sunkist has a somewhat new blog: Barkskining Up the Wrong Tree. There is not much I like more than new druid blogs, and isn't that the cutest name??? Their most recent post is about the controversial 72 hour ban. Well written, even if you don't agree with the point of view. So check it out.
But now I've gotten off topic. Sunkist asked: "One thing I was wondering is how much regen we would get by using Spark and one of the 100+ int trinkets since int and spirit work together to produce our mana regen." I skipped over this question at first because it is such a loaded question. Remember, when calculating mana regen you need to look at TOTAL spirit and int for passive regen and then add in any procs or 'special' things about the trinket. I made a spreadsheet to do this for 3.0 trinkets, but it was a lot of work making cells to compare every trinket combination so I wasn't planning on doing it again this time.
But maybe as a fast answer to your question... With no trinkets and only ToL and MotW as buffs my passive mana regen is 629/329. If I add only Spark of Hope is jumps +63/+31 from passive. If I add just Pandora's Plea it jumps +32/+16 (does not include replenishment). So if I add them together I should get +95/47, right? But insted I get +98/49. So I get a tiny bit more for adding both Int and Spirit. Again, this is all unbuffed and does not include replenishment which is a part of Pandora's mana return or Spark of Hope's reduction to spell costs which is its HUGE benefit.
Hope that answers your question! But the real answer may be, you are running with the two trinkets I would be using if I could get my hand on IDS! If you had any more specific questions feel free to e-mail me.
~ Finally, a quick "Why have a dropped off the face of the blogsphere?" - because even if I don't post, I normally comment on other people's posts. Some of the comments people were making on Keeva's post on hard-core raiders post got me really upset. I was, and am in some ways, still feeling a little embarrassed to be part of a blogging community who would treat another blogger like that. I don't mean the one's who respectfully disagreed with her, I mean the anonymous posters who just attacked and name called her. Wow, I'm actually crying right now. If it was my own blog I think I would be okay with it, just delete and move on. But its not like I can post "F*CK YOU GET YOUR OWN SOAP BOX" on Keeva's comments. Keeva is just one of the most mature, eloquent, selfless druid bloggers we have. How long has she spent working on her Grid/Heal-bot project to make it useful for the rest of us? How long does she spend answer questions about it? She hosted Azeroth day because she knew the community would miss it. She comments on every comment. "But Aert, you don't even KNOW her!" I know... but then why am I crying?