Wobin, you read my mind with the split-colored spade. It's simple and distinct with a known colortheme. I guess there needs to be a decision as to what the icon should symbolize; emphasis on the new version three (3) or the general Ace framework.
For the website logo and favicon, I would definately keep "general ace" as topic, since wowace is identified as such. For the in game, Ace3 for the Ace3 addons :)
I'm sorry. Blame it on pms. :) I just feel really short-fused today, I guess.
Here's some cookies :) And Chocolate, feel better, mmmk?
Also, embossed might look good. I would go blueish in hue of the emboss then though. It would be subtle, but enough to be shown. If it's too prominent, then it will be too "branding" (no, not going to the previous thread, but keeping it in mind as well), but too lowkey and it will fade into oblivion.
Seerah! No don't think that, what you did was awesome and I really like them. I do think I kinda like the flowery style of the one on the front page as well. Do you think you could incorporate the flowery old world style feel of the one of the front page into the one you did?
The flowery one would be awesome as site logo, but as favicon or game icon, the flowery look would evaporate due to the small size.
The wowace site - the colorscheme - does make up a part of its business identity, people learn to associate this particular color scheme with wow ace, same for the blue (yes, it is blue, the heart in the three cards - however is red) and the Ace of spades. There already is an identity. So unless you're willing to create a new wiki theme + smf theme, for psychology sake, best to keep it blue, ace of spades and a 3 somewhere. Though the 3 (hell, you could draw a tree with spades as leaves lol) should technically only be included into the GAME ICON logo. Not the site logo, unless no Ace or Ace2 will remain on the site.
Yes, I am coming across like I am lecturing and being a know-it-all, but I am very tired and wanted to take advantage of a fairly lucid moment of ideas to post them :) Please don't think I am snapping, just tired and rushing this post out there.
And Seerah, love ya. :) Don't feel bad, my comments weren't directed at anyone as I said on Yahoo :) *huggles*
While I like most suggestions to an extend, I have a small note here. The usual background of the Ace3 config, which is where said logo would most likely appear as well, is dark. So you shouldn't make a black (or very very very dark blue) logo, though I wouldn't go very contrasting either - that would make it too prominent. After some sleep, I'll see if I can cook something up.