The goal of some (or most?) Ingress players is to reach level 8. Honestly I am confused why.
What do you get or do when you hit level 8? Do you get a new role? What's new versus playing in lower levels?
What I have noticed is that some (or most?) L8 players drastically stop playing, the same way when one stops playing a video game title once he reaches the highest level and "beats" the game. Are you allowed to "start over" in Ingress?