Started off getting the login timeout error myself. Then it dawned on me that it may be due to a 3rd party cookie that can’t be set (I’ve set my browser to not accept 3rd party cookies). Added an exception to allow gamefuse.com and was able to finally create a char.
In Firefox, got to Options → Privacy. Set History to ‘Use custom settings for history’. Then either set Accept third-party cookies to something other than ‘Never’, or (even better) click on ‘Exceptions…’, type in ‘gamefuse.com’ without the quotes and click on Allow. Hope this helps those of you who haven’t been able to even start due to the login timeout error.