@def: Yeah, I think higher overall user-points would be a better idea, although we might need to agree on a threshold. Maybe we could still keep the 'rewarding investment' system, but reduce it down for users who already have high wiki points overall.
The 1000+ Wiki points requirement seems too high for older games, since most older games don't need that much information. Is it possible to reduce the requirement for older games, maybe to around 500?
@belegorm: There's Steins Gate which was officially released in English earlier this year, though it hasn't got a Steam release yet. Also, there are plenty of VN-adventure hybrids on handhelds, though pure visual novels (that aren't eroge or otome) are uncommon in the English-speaking world.
I've been thinking about adding arcade system boards (Sega Model 1/2/3, Namco System 21/22/23, etc.) to the Wiki, but not sure how exactly to go about this. Should arcade system boards have their own platform listings? (Although only staff or mods can do that.) Or would it be better to add them as Concept pages? Or maybe as meta-franchises? Any suggestions?
I'd have to agree with some of the other users above that Visual Novel should have its own genre listing. While there is significant overlap with adventure, text adventure, and interactive fiction, there are enough distinguishing features for Visual Novel to stand on its own as a distinct genre.