I noticed that when the hounds are targeting me, they keep attacking me even when I’m viewing the map, and eventually they kill me and the map is still open. I even was resurrected once at a touchstone when this happened. Another time I left the game in map view and came to see myself dead in the middle of killer bee hives.
So I became concerned that viewing the map still makes the time go by and if the night comes, I might be killed by Charlie, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. I can’t figure out how it works still.
Does viewing Map pause the game? Or does it only pause the game under certain conditions?
Viewing the map does pause the game.
If, however, you are on the map screen and you load the console by accidentally hitting ` instead of Tab it will cause the game to un-pause while the map screen is still up.
The remedy for this: Hit Control-L to close the console. Then hit Tab to turn off the map. Hit Tab again to reload the map screen, and you will pause properly again.