Hello, I'm experiencing similar issues, but after Googling around for a while, I deleted the aion classic kinah config.ini in your Aion/bin64 folder. It didn't fix the issue. I then changed the name of aion.bin in /bin32 folder to another name. It proved that, for whatever reason, the launcher tried to launch a 32 bit version instead of 64bit which did not run at all , and would give me the same black screen right after the initial logo.
Although, considering that you may have changed the name, but it was still not working (you did not say what you were doing, or were you renaming the wrong file? Perhaps you have a problem with another one. I don't know what it is. However, it fixed it for me.
From the netherlands I'm playing with about 100 ping with exitlag. It's pretty playable and I feel confident and competitive. Don't be concerned about it unless you intend to play continuously for 12+ hours. If that is your case, you'll probably not be competing against the elite.
It was also a fantastic example of community engagement. 105k AION used for the prize pool was funded via the Treasury. After learning of miner, staker and longtime community SavageMine's sudden death the community agreed to give 25 percent of the prize pool to SavageMine's family (plus 20k AION as a direct donation) to assist them during the difficult times.
You could call me a snowflake or whatever but the open world PVP frustrates me much more than when I played 10 years ago. This is probably due to me playing in esports competitions that offer an even playing field where skill is the main factor in who wins. I was once like, "Well, just take your licks" and deal with it. It is also important to mention that I do love the Aion pvp. I also liked higher-level pvp like in tiamaranta's eye or organized pvp like coliseum. It's simpler to ensure that everyone is in the same boat, and also more competitive.
But, the importance is such a way in pvp. Equipment > Class > Skill and getting killed for the hundredth time by a sin/ranger while I'm at 20% HP in farming mobs is increasingly frustrating. It's difficult to believe that one could get content taking out people who are weak, unadvantaged and insufficiently equipped. Yes, I know that I'm putting myself at risk when being within buy aion classic kinah eu a pvpve zone but it's as if so many people do not value competition.