Once locked into that raid ID, we did not kill anything or do any damage to any NPC inside DS. Usually, after 30 minutes or so, the Raid Instance should reset itself and we should have been able to enter with no lockout.
After an hour and a half of chatting with Ixzal, he resolved the problem and reset my raid ID.
The rest of my raid have had to go through multiple GMs to get their lockouts reset, but on one instance, one of my fellow raiders received the GM named Gallordrynn, whom was hard pressed to not allow my friend the same customer service that we had all received.
Even after given all the character names and ticket numbers for all the raid IDs that were reset, he would not budge and took it even further to say that he was going to look into our other tickets and be sure to email his supervisor and make sure that those GM's would be "re-educated" in their policies on raid IDs. Then to top it all off, when they finish the chat they normally ask, "Is there anything else I can help you with today?". In this instance, the GM asked,"Do you have any other irrelevant questions to ask before I leave?"
Now even Ixzal had said that normal protocol is that they cannot touch raid IDs, but he was willing to give me a courtesy since it was not my fault that the lockout was auto-accepted.
This is what it means to be a customer service representative. To go a step beyond what the policies say and to appreciate the customer when they have a legitimate problem and take care of the issue.
So again, if the customer service gods of Blizzard are listening, Ixzal is the kind of employee you want working for you and your subscribers. Take care of his kind.
and as of writing this "short" thread, another GM has answered the call of duty for the 5th person of our raid.
All in all, appreciate the good ones, and well who knows what to say about the others
Happy days and see you all in Pandaria