i am just about to finish marleybone what lvl should i work up to before i enter aquila? i've done most side quests in mooshu
Level 60 is a good level for breezing through Aquila, but the last few quests will just throw XP down the drain. If you are level 57/58, you will likely be okay. It really also depends on your class. Privateers are best going in at Level 60. Buccaneers can probably get away with having 56 or 57. Anything else, it would be a good idea to be in-between those two. Hope this helped!
Cpt. Cruel Owen Quarrel, Level 65 Lord of the Minotaurs
no matter how many sidequests you do, you should be at a level more than sufficient to enter aquila simply by doing main storyline quests up to this point. that said... level 58 at least is what i would recommend.
I recommend level 65 for 2 reasons (the only way I've been able to survive is to be level 65 and have my fighting Companions at level 65 also). The first one is you should be able to go through the Tower of Moo Manchu and get good gear from there. The second is that any Companions you find (either Aquila or elsewhere) or buy from the Crown Shop should be about level 67 which makes them stronger than they would be at a lower level.