As always I love that you sit and think about these things. It’s awesome!
We definitely intend to include AI in the game so that people can practice and hone their skills against them, but a story mode may be out of our reach. There’s so much left to do with Quasar to make it into the game we’ve dreamed of without even beginning to think about something like a story or co-op mode. I unfortunately don’t see it happening at this time, but who knows?
With that said I think some sort of back story is still important to the universe we’re creating here, and its something we’re slowly working away at.